Image of Colin Quinn Long Story Short Premiers on HBO Saturday
Colin Quinn Long Story Short Premiers on HBO Saturday
Colin Quinn brings his smash one-man Broadway show to HBO when COLIN QUINN LONG STORY SHORT debuts this Saturday. Taped before a live audience at the Helen Hayes Theater in New York City in February, COLIN QUINN LONG STORY SHORT showcases the comedianʼs keen observations in an uproarious history of the world, juxtaposing modern-day human behavior with the rise and fall of empires. Quinn contrasts grocery shopping with territorial disputes, Platoʼs cave allegory with the World Economic Forum, ... [Read More]
 
Image of Chris Rock is ready to rock Broadway | CBS News profile
Chris Rock is ready to rock Broadway | CBS News profile
"When you're a comedian... people have an automatic opinion about you - especially if you use profanity in your work," said Rock. "Like, you don't curse at your kids, like 'Pass the MF cereal!' People think that's what you are sometimes." [Read More]
 
Image of Colin Quinn: Finding comfort in chaos
Colin Quinn: Finding comfort in chaos
There’s no hope for mankind. We’re all doomed and there’s nothing we can do about it. It’s time we just face that truth. And the truth is hilarious. At least it is in the hands of comedian Colin Quinn, who, with his Broadway s... [Read More]
 
Comedian Mike Birbiglia nominated for theater award
I love seeing comedians getting recognition in less stand-up-focused realms – it’s like the real world acknowledges there’s cool shit happening in the weird, wild world of comedy. So we have good news today from the Off-Broadway League: Mike Birbigli... [Read More]
 
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]