Initial slate of headliners unveiled for 2011 New York Comedy Festival
A lot of big names in comedy familiar to past editions of the New York Comedy Festival will be returning to headline the 2011 edition this coming November. Louis C.K., Tracy Morgan, Sarah Silverman, Ricky Gervais, Bill Maher, Wanda Sykes, Russell Pet... [Read More]
Keith Olbermann interviews “Book of Mormon” star Josh Gad for 30 minutes
Last night Book of Mormon star Josh Gad — that’s Elder Arnold Cunningham, to you — sat down with Keith Olbermann on the political pundit’s new show Countdown on Current TV. The fine folks at the network posted this 30-minute W... [Read More]
Watch comedians audition in NYC to be among “Comics to Watch”
Comedy Central is producing a "Comics to Watch" showcase for the second consecutive year this November as part of the New York Comedy Festival. Comedy Central probably already does have a short list, but it's not short enough just yet, so they're hol... [Read More]
Lisa Lampanelli developing reality show for Logo network, produced by Chelsea Handler
Comedian Lisa Lampanelli has been a busy gal. Not only has she been touring the country doing stand-up, but she’s also been working on her one-woman Broadway show, which was announced last week. Today, however, we get the news that the “Q... [Read More]
Stephen Colbert Talks to Terry Gross About Performing on Broadway
Stephen Colbert was on yesterday's Fresh Air with Terry Gross and discussed how he ended up working in this year's celebrity-filled New York Philharmonic production of the world-famous musical Company. It's a really interesting story. ... [Read More]
The Book of Mormon wins Best Musical | 2011 Tony Awards winners list
Surprising exactly no one, Matt Stone and Trey Parker’s The Book of Mormon took home Best Musical tonight at the Beacon Theatre, as well as eight other Tony Awards. [Read More]
“Book of Mormon” radio channel coming to Sirius XM
This weekend South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone will be launching a limited-run channel on SiriusXM satellite radio to support their critically acclaimed Broadway musical The Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon Radio channel will feature interviews with the show’s cast, creative team and of course, songs from the cast recording. It will air on channel 104. [Read More]
Matt Stone and Trey Parker React to The Book of Mormon's 14 Tony Nominations
I don't know about you, but I've never been nominated for 14 Tony Awards. I don't make a habit of mentioning it, but I've never even been nominated for 13 Tonys. But if I ever am, I hope I handle the honor with the same graciousness... [Read More]
'Hat,' With Chris Rock, Extends Its Broadway Run
“The ___________ With the Hat” is extending its run on Broadway. Press representatives for that Stephen Adly Guirgis play, about the intertwined lives of a former drug dealer struggling with sobriety, his girlfriend, his cousin, his sponsor and the sponsor’s wife, said that it will play at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theater through July 17; it was previously scheduled to end its run on June 25. [Read More]
A Book Of Mormon Movie Is Pretty Much Inevitable
Tickets for The Book of Mormon are both expensive and difficult to come by, with the Broadway show sold out well into the summer already. But it sounds like it'll get much easier to see Trey Parker and Matt Stone's super-popular musical, at least on a long enough timeline, as they've been discussing... [Read More]