Will Ferrell promises surprises in Bush special
Will Ferrell says his upcoming Broadway show "You're Welcome America: A Final Night With George W. Bush" will show the departing president using this opportunity "to set the record straight" about his tenure. "Some people will think the show is too harsh, some will think it isn't harsh enough, but people should expect the unexpected," Ferrell says. "People will be surprised by some of the twists and turns." [Read More]
Celebrating Anchorman's Brick Tamland
If you're the lead in a comedy, you absolutely need to watch your back, as more and more it's the supporting characters, without the pressure of carrying the film, who appear to be having the most fun. But is there a finer supporting comedy character in recent times than weatherman Brick Tamland? [Read More]
Muslims heart ‘The Daily Show'
The Muslim Public Affairs Council has applauded a segment from a recent episode of "The Daily Show" saying, "The segment entitled ‘Strip Maul: Israel gets their bombing in before January 20th hope and change deadline' was superb." [Read More]
Hippie Church Doesn't Want Jurors to See The Daily Show
Attorneys for a western Pennsylvania church whose services consist of rock and jazz concerts don't want jurors to see a humorous report from The Daily Show when its religious freedom lawsuit goes to trial next month. Attorneys for the Church of Universal Love and Music say the four-minute bit featuring church founder William Pritts is edited to suit the comedy show's agenda and isn't "remotely relevant" to the serious religious issues in the case. [Read More]
Catholic Online: "Comedy Central Perpetuates War on Christmas"
Comedy Central has recently re-broadcast a 2005 Denis Leary special called, "Merry F#%$in' Christmas." It also plans to air this program on Christmas Day. The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights complained to Comedy Central about this show in 2005 and were rewarded with "Sacrilicious Sunday" in 2006 in which anti-Christian programs were aired all day on Christmas Eve. [Read More]
Will Ferrell site, Funny Or Die, raises $3 million
Internet comedy site Funny Or Die, supported by actor Will Ferrell and seeded by Sequoia Capital, has raised $3 million in cash from a single, undisclosed investor. The financing also includes an additional $3 million commitment for "in-kind contributions for marketing, publicity and promotional support for programing," according to a regulatory filing. [Read More]
Contest - Who's funnier: Christians or Jews?
Who's funnier: Christians or Jews? ZUG.com is offering $250 for the funniest Christmas or Hannukah holiday story submitted by 11:59 pm EST on December 20, 2008. [Read More]
Punches only in punch lines
Azhar Usman, co-founder of the Allah Made Me Funny comedy tour, and Rabbi Bob Alper, who bills himself as "the world's only practicing clergyman doing standup comedy - intentionally," will bring their "Laugh in Peace Tour" to Milwaukee on Wednesday. [Read More]
HBO to air Will Ferrell's 'Bush' Broadway show
HBO will air a live telecast in the spring of Will Ferrell's Broadway show "You're Welcome America. A Final Night With George W. Bush." [Read More]