Comedy Central to release album version of Mike Birbiglia’s “Sleepwalk with Me”
Comedian Mike Birbiglia is currently performing his one-man show My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend off-Broadway. But Birbigs-heads will know the stand-up earned his theater bona fides in 2009 when Nathan Lane teamed up with the comedian to produce Sle... [Read More]
 
Image of Watch The Book of Mormon’s Trey Parker and Matt Stone Discuss Just How to Find a Rhyme for ‘Scrotum’
Watch The Book of Mormon’s Trey Parker and Matt Stone Discuss Just How to Find a Rhyme for ‘Scrotum’
For Mormons, the age of miracles didn't end with the Bible. And considering that a new musical by Broadway novices featuring a song called "Fuck You, God" is now a critical smash, they may be onto something. The Book of Mormon, the work of South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and veteran composer/lyricist Robert Lopez (Avenue Q), has received raves from critics who cheer its perfect balance of musical comedy and religious satire: a brittle postmodern shell around a gooey Rodgers and Ha... [Read More]
 
Jim Gaffigan on Kiefer Sutherland: He sexually abuses me on an hourly basis
You may know that ultra popular comedian Jim Gaffigan is currently co-starring in the highly acclaimed Broadway revival of That Championship Season. What you may now know is that his co-star Kiefer Sutherland has been harassing the comedian during wo... [Read More]
 
Matt Stone and Trey Parker Discuss The Book of Mormon with Jimmy Fallon
The preview performances have now ended for The Book of Mormon, and not a single person accidentally fell 20 feet onto the stage, which I hear is pretty unprecedented on Broadway these days. And in advance of tonight's big opening night show, Ma... [Read More]
 
Image of 'The Book of Mormon' actors discuss the new Broadway musical
'The Book of Mormon' actors discuss the new Broadway musical
Nikki M. James: I didn't worry about being offensive to Mormons. I was more concerned with the picture of Africans. When I first read it, I was concerned with taking cheap shots at serious issues: baby rape, female circumcision, the AIDS epidemic. But some of the most interesting ways to deal with difficult subjects is by laughing at them. [Read More]
 
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]