Larry King Does Some Grandpa-Level Standup on The Tonight Show
Apparently, former CNN cryptkeeper Larry King is planning to embark on a new career as a standup comedian. Or so he claims, while also repeatedly stating that he doesn't tell jokes, he tells stories. So…not a standup comedian? In any case, on Monday's Tonight Show, he took the mic and did two jokes that your uncle might have told you when you were 8 years old. [Read More]
What's Your Calling? Adam McKay talks "Anchorman," "The Other Guys," and chasing the funny feeling
A new documentary debuting tonight on PBS isn't particularly meant to be funny. The Calling follows seven young Americans as they follow their religious faiths to serve humanity. But in a side project called What's Your Calling?, the filmmakers have expanded the idea to just about anyone and everyone to discuss their own callings in life. [Read More]
First Full Trailer for Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's "Paul" Looks Badass
Paul, the upcoming comedy from Simon Pegg and Nick Frost that tells the story of two sci-fi obsessed dorks who end up finding an alien voiced by Seth Rogan, has its first full trailer, and it looks great. What a cast! In addition to Pegg and Frost, you'll see Kristen Wigg, Bill Hader.. [Read More]
The Onion’s “SportsDome” coming to Comedy Central Jan. 11
Finally, a sports show I can get behind. If you are an Onion fan like me and you enjoy a sport once in a while, you will want to watch Onion SportsDome. Set to premiere Jan 11 on Comedy Central at 10:30 pm est, SportsDome promises to deliver “the most intense televised sports news program in recorded human history.” Sports enthusiasts will get a dose of game reports, insight from former players and “theme music heavy on bell tones and bendy guitar riffs.” [Read More]
Jon Lajoie: the Punchline Mag video interview
Jon Lajoie is one of a handful of talented performers who’s been able to harness their online success into something huge. Since 2007, the Canadian comedian has been uploading videos for his hilarious songs on YouTube, each one garnering millions of views. He segued that into a full-length album last year, live tour and his own half hour Comedy Central special. Perhaps, most importantly, his comic chops landed him an integral role on FX’s mostly-improvised hit show The League, wherein he stars a... [Read More]
Charlie Murphy wants the students of Grambling State to know he has moved on with his life and career
The point of some videos is clearer than others. Oh, look. It's puppies! In this video, Charlie Murphy wants everyone to know that for him, there is "Life after Grambling State University," which is good news for young people enrolling... [Read More]
Al Pacino regrets not playing Lenny Bruce
Here’s an interesting tidbit: in a recent interview with Larry King, Al Pacino revealed the one role he wishes he hadn’t turned down, and it’s that of a famous comedian. Check out the video below to see how Pacino wishes he had played Lenny Bruce in the movie Lenny – a role that eventually went to Dustin Hoffman and resulted in an Oscar-nominated performance from the actor. [Read More]
As his CNN reign comes to an end, what can we expect out of Larry King's stand-up comedy in 2011?
Larry King has enjoyed a career in radio and TV broadcasting for more than five decades, but after Friday night, the 77-year-old's reign on CNN with Larry King Live will come to a close. So what's next? Retirement? Not exactly. [Read More]
Get Into the Holiday Spirit with "Maria Bamford's One-Hour Homemade Christmas Stand-Up Special"
Maria chills out on her couch alongside her pugs Bert and Blossom to give fans one uncut hour of material, gracefully navigating through one-upping family members, telephone operator therapy sessions, living in gravy boats, and a host of other mental illness-related hilarity in her holiday gift to you, "Maria Bamford's One-Hour Homemade Christmas Stand-Up Special." [Read More]
Michael and Michael Have Issues (and a DVD) | Comedy Central Insider
Michael and Michael Have Issues has just been released on DVD, so you can buy your loved ones something truly thoughtful instead of the same old crappy ties, fruitcakes and laptops. [Read More]