CBS Sunday Morning revisits the Catskills “Borscht Belt” era in comedy
In the 1950s and 1960s, the Catskills attracted the crowds and the comedians alike. Several decades later, it's a much different story. CBS Sunday Morning profiled the upstate New York conclave, and how "Borscht Belt" comedy has survived the changes ... [Read More]
Ana Gasteyer lied to Lorne Michaels about her age during Saturday Night Live interview
We’ve all lied on our resumes or job applications. But lying to Lorne Michaels during your Saturday Night Live interview takes some serious balls. But that’s what Ana Gasteyer did before she landed her spot on the iconic show in 1996. In a new interv... [Read More]
Music videos, political spoofs and a bar full of UCB/SNL sidekicks get the “Above Average” treatment
Lorne Michaels has several TV productions in addition to his mainstay, his bread and butter, his original creation, Saturday Night Live. 30 Rock. Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Up All Night. Portlandia. What's left? The Web. Broadway Video, Michaels' ... [Read More]
11 Things Even Jeff Dunham Fans Might Not Know About Jeff Dunham
Jeff Dunham's latest special, Minding the Monsters, debuted on Comedy Central on Sunday night, and became available for purchase as a DVD on Tuesday. You may have known that already. Dunham's fans almost certainly did. You also may have known that Du... [Read More]
New York Comedy Festival announces headliners for 2012
The annual New York Comedy Festival, aka headliners headliners headliners all week across Manhattan, has announced the lineup of headliners for its 2012 edition, happening Nov. 7-11, 2012. Many more shows will be added between now and November, with ... [Read More]
Lewis Black to Vent About Politics on Broadway
Just in time for the election this fall, Lewis Black is bringing his latest one-man show, Running on Empty, to Broadway. It'll run at the Richard Rodgers Theater from October 9th to the 14th. His last show, Black on Broadway, was also broadcast as a special on HBO, so there's a good chance that this... [Read More]
Bill Chott: An Award-Winning Improv Coach and Actor
Having worked with the likes of Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell, Bill Chott is making a fine name for himself in the world of comedy. From his role as Mr. Hershel Haritate on Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place to his awar... [Read More]
'Book of Mormon' Tops Broadway Box Office For First Time | NY Times
After 11 months of performances on Broadway, “The Book of Mormon” reached a milestone last week in its extraordinary box office success fueled by premium ticket pricing: The musical beat the long-running blockbusters “Wicked” and “The Lion King” to become the top-grossing show in a single week for the first time, even though “Mormon” had hundreds of fewer seats to sell to each performance than those two other commercial hits. [Read More]
Patton Oswalt, Louis CK and Book of Mormon Score Grammy Nominations
This year's Grammy nominations were announced today, and in addition to The Book of Mormon's no-brainer nod for Best Musical Theater Album, two Comedy Central Records releases were nominated in the Best Comedy Album category: Patton Oswalt:... [Read More]
Watch Josh Gad Get Interviewed in the Back of a Cab
In this new video, Daily Show correspondent and Book of Mormon star Josh Gad talks to Stuckey and Murray about working with Matt Stone and Trey Parker as one of the stars of the biggest show on Broadway. And he does it while riding in the back of a c... [Read More]