Stephen Colbert Is Giving $800,000 to South Carolina Public School Teachers
by Megh Wright As if you needed any more proof that Stephen Colbert is an awesome guy with a heart of gold, Daily Kos reports that Colbert has decided to fund every existing grant request made by public school teachers in his home state of South Carolina via DonorsChoose.org. Colbert made the announ... [Read More]
Amy Poehler Calls Gilda Radner "My Favorite, My Number One"
by Megh Wright On Monday night in New York, cancer charity Gilda's Club honored Amy Poehler as part of their first-ever annual comedy festival GildaFest, and Poehler certainly didn't disappoint in her acceptance speech praising legendary SNL cast member Gilda Radner. Here's an excerpt from Poehler's... [Read More]
Dispatches from the MSG Garden of Laughs with Dane Cook, Billy Gardell, Michael J. Fox, Will Arnett, Lewis Black and John Oliver
I consider myself lucky in that I get to cover some very special events. One of those was the recent sold-out Garden of Laughs event at The Theatre at Madison Square Garden Exec. Produced by my old friend Rory Rosegarten of The Conversation Company. He who handles Ray Romano, Robert Klein, Brian Reg... [Read More]
Adam Sandler and Bob Barker recreate their Happy Gilmore fight for Night Of Too Many Stars
Adam Sandler and Bob Barker have not seen each other since they got into a sparring match on Sandler’s film, Happy Gilmore. Turns out after all of these years the feud between the two hasn’t soured a bit. On Night of Too Many Stars, whose telethon airs this weekend, the pair settle some ... [Read More]
George Lopez goes undercover as a lowrider Lyft driver for charity
And now for something completely different, here's a video of George Lopez offering unsuspecting Angelenos mustache rides. Well, technically, they're the pink mustache rides of Lyft, and Lopez showed up in a lowrider to help raise money for the LA Unified School District. In addition, you can get fl... [Read More]
'Conan' Is Selling Nick Offerman's Wood Emojis for Charity
by Megh Wright Since airing a silly sketch about Nick Offerman's handcrafted wood emojis last month, the Conan crew got flooded with requests for the real thing and decided to sell 100 of them for charity. Since the first edition of wood emojis sold out in just 19 minutes, last night O'Brien announc... [Read More]
Donate gifts to Robert Kelly’s holiday gift drive benefiting children’s charities
It’s holiday season which hopefully brings us all good tidings and joy. Unfortunately there are those out there that don’t have as much to look forward to. Comedian Robert Kelly knows how this feels. As someone who spent time in the Foster system, Kelly is acutely aware about the feeling... [Read More]
Margaret Cho busking in the streets of San Francisco to #BeRobin, help the homeless
If you're walking the streets of San Francisco this month, you're likely to see an unfair number of homeless people and one busker singing and performing who should look familiar. Margaret Cho has gone Dancing With the Stars, but now she's dancing, singing and performing for the homeless. Cho began ... [Read More]
Bill Burr announces third annual Patrice O’Neal benefit show on February 11th at New York City Center
Bill Burr has announced the Third Annual Patrice O’Neal Benefit show for his late friend and comedian Patrice O’Neal. The show will take place on February 11, 2014 at the New York City Center at 7pm. It’s kinda nuts to think that we’re about a week away (November 29th) from t... [Read More]
Comedy festival and suicide prevention, Maui Comedy Festival partners with The American Federation for Suicide Prevention
Suicide is a serious condition that many struggle with. Things once again hit the comedy community all too close the recent death of Robin Williams. It’s in his honor that the Maui Comedy Festival has announced a partnership with American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. In addition to donat... [Read More]