Matt Stone and Trey Parker on Good Morning America
Yesterday, Matt Stone and Trey Parker were on Good Morning America to talk about The Book of Mormon, which interviewer Jake Tapper called "brilliant." Has anything ever been as universally acclaimed as this show? Last I checked, The Book of... [Read More]
 
Dane Cook’s broadway debut pushed back a year
Stand-up comedy fans eager to check out mega-popular comic Dane Cook in his Broadway debut this Spring will have to wait another year. The Hollywood Reporter explains that a crucial financial backer of the show Neil LaBute’s Fat Pig has unexpec... [Read More]
 
Image of Jim Gaffigan on Transitioning From One-Man Band to Team Player in That Championship Season
Jim Gaffigan on Transitioning From One-Man Band to Team Player in That Championship Season
Gaffigan recently took a break from his busy Broadway schedule to share his thoughts on making the transition from stand-up artist to bona fide stage actor. [Read More]
 
Image of New 'Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway' promo video has footage from the special
New 'Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway' promo video has footage from the special
TV Promo: Pee Wee Herman on Broadway - Airing Saturday on HBO at 10 pm - Here’s the feature promo with actual footage from the special. Also HBO has launched a Facebook app where Pee Wee will make a personalized call to your friends.. [Read More]
 
Image of Chris Rock to Make Broadway Debut March 15
Chris Rock to Make Broadway Debut March 15
Now that he's conquered the standup comedy circuit and Hollywood, Chris Rock took steps this week on his way to tackling Broadway by beginning rehearsals for Stephen Adly Guirgis' The Motherf--ker With the Hat. Set to begin previews on March 15 before opening April 11 at the Gerald Shoenfeld Theatre, the blue-collar comedy has been described by Rock as "The Honeymooners with drugs." The show will feature the 46-year-old performer in his Broadway debut playing a goateed drug counselor. Veteran TV... [Read More]
 
Image of Colin Quinn Long Story Short Will Air on HBO in April
Colin Quinn Long Story Short Will Air on HBO in April
Colin Quinn Long Story Short, the former "SNL" cast member's solo comedy about the rise and fall of the world's greatest empires, will debut April 9 on HBO at 10 PM ET. Encore airings are scheduled for April 14 at 12:05 AM, April 18 at 10:05 PM, April 22 at midnight, April 23 at 4:30 PM and April 26 at 12:40 AM. The cable network filmed Long Story Short in front of a live audience this past February at Broadway's Helen Hayes Theatre. The 75-minute work, directed by Golden Globe Award-winning com... [Read More]
 
Image of Chris Rock in Stephen Adly Guirgis’s Play on Broadway | NY Times
Chris Rock in Stephen Adly Guirgis’s Play on Broadway | NY Times
“They were like: ‘You can’t play the lead. Not a lot of money. You have to read for it,’ ” Mr. Rock said, slathering his catfish fingers with hot sauce while discussing those who might have preferred that he not take such a sharp left career turn. “I’m like: ‘I don’t care. I hadn’t seen anything good in so long.’ ” [Read More]
 
Image of HBO to Air 'Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway' on March 19th
HBO to Air 'Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway' on March 19th
HBO will air "The Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway" on March 19, the network announced Monday. The special was filmed at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in New York in January, following the conclusion of the show's Broadway engagement. [Read More]
 
Image of From Charlie Chaplin to 'Where's Charley' on Broadway | NY Times
From Charlie Chaplin to 'Where's Charley' on Broadway | NY Times
Rob McClure, an actor who just played Charlie Chaplin in a world premiere musical but has comparatively few New York credits, has snagged the title role in “Where’s Charley?” — the part that won a Tony Award for Ray Bolger — in the final production in the 2010-11 Encores! season of underappreciated musicals. [Read More]
 
Image of HBO unveils their Pee-Wee Herman poster!  | PopBytes
HBO unveils their Pee-Wee Herman poster! | PopBytes
..Pee-Wee Herman was bringing his recent hit Broadway production, The Pee-Wee Herman Show to HBO next month (March 19th), now here’s a look at the poster, featuring two of my favorite Playhouse characters, Miss Yvonne and Cowboy Curtis! [Read More]