Russ Mitchell of CBS News attempts stand-up comedy at Carolines; lives to report about it | the comic's comic
last night at Carolines, CBS News reporter (and national weekend anchor) Russ Mitchell took to the stage to tell some jokes. Talk about a fast turnaround: Mitchell's report on it aired this morning on The Early Show. [Read More]
Tracy Morgan Comically Previews His Own Death (video) | NY Times
On Tuesday night, Tracy Morgan was interviewed on CNN and said his book "may be around for 1,000 years" and declares that he's still in his "zest-for-show-business" phase; and at the end of the conversation, he happily remarked, "I want to die like Vito Corleone, in the tomato patch, chasing my great-grandson around." [Read More]
Movie Trailer - 'Bunny and the Bull' from the makers of The Mighty Boosh | /Film
the full trailer for Paul King's Bunny and the Bull has now been launched. This is the first film from the director of The Mighty Boosh and features several alumni of that show in the cast, including hipster heartthrobs Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding. It also looks rather like an episode of The Boosh, which isn't a bad thing. [Read More]
Why Louis CK is the best working comedian in the world | Too Far TV
Ricky Gervais has called him "The funniest comedian working in America" - and if you spend any time in the world of stand-up comedy, you'll find that's pretty much a unanimous assessment. Last night I saw Louis CK in Vancouver for the second time in less than a year, doing a completely different hour than the flawless performance he gave last November, when he was prepping for his next special "Hilarious." As always, the man was hysterical, and it was interesting to see him still working out the... [Read More]
Tina Fey Talks Sarah Palin, Tracy Morgan on The View (video) | Jezebel
Tina Fey continued her press tour today, appearing on the View, where she announced she might revive her Sarah Palin impersonation on SNL. She also addressed Tracy Morgan's new autobiography, which slams some of his (and her) former SNL castmates. [Read More]
Evan Shapiro, IFC/Sundance Channel president, talks about taking risks on new sitcoms | the comic's comic
The Comic's Comic interviewed Evan Shapiro, the president of IFC TV and the Sundance Channel, on the red carpet for the Monty Python reunion in New York City last night. [Read More]
Video - Beginner Comics - Using the Bar Scene to Network with Comics | STAGE TIME Magazine
Learn how to use the bar scene to network and learn from veteran comedians in this free video by renowned comedy coach Chris Murphy. [Read More]
Sarah Silverman to the Pope - 'Sell the Vatican, Feed the World' | NewsBusters
On Friday's "Real Time with Bill Maher," Silverman expounding on her anti-theism by introducing a new video wherein she offered a solution to solve world hunger: "Sell the Vatican, Feed the World." As she chided the Pope for preaching about living humbly despite residing in a "house that is a city," she advised him that such a noble deed would absolve him of any guilt he might have over his alleged connections to the Holocaust. [Read More]