Maya Rudolph’s tribute to a fallen hero: Princess performs Prince songs at the 2016 Moontower Comedy Festival
On TV last night, NBC broadcast a special tribute episode of Saturday Night Live for Prince -- who died unexpectedly Thursday at 57 -- including sketches of Fred Armisen impersonating Prince alongside Maya Rudolph as Beyonce. Over on HBO, Beyonce was dropping a surprise album of music... [Read More]
Review: Amy Schumer Presents Rachel Feinstein, “Only Whores Wear Purple” (Comedy Central)
When Amy Schumer presents Rachel Feinstein tonight to Comedy Central, she really presents. Schumer not only gives Feinstein advice backstage in a pre-taped green room bit, but also walks onstage first, introducing her to the New York City crowd last November (I was at the taping) by saying of Feinst... [Read More]
Pete Davidson’s First Hour Special, “PETE DAVIDSON: SMD” To Begin Filming
Pete Davidson is moving pretty quickly in the comedy ranks. With several major features on Comedy Central’s Roast of Justin Bieber to Saturday Night Live. Now for the first time ever in his growing career we will be able to see his first ever comedy special. It was revealed yesterday that Pet... [Read More]
Dave Chappelle Reacts To Prince’s Death: “This Is Black 9/11”, Does 4 Hour Tribute Show
It was a sad day to hear about the passing of music legend Prince. The 57 year old popular and influential musician died at his Minnesota home. The passing of Prince has touched many people including comedians. Prince became a star in the 80’s with songs like Purple Rain and many more. &... [Read More]
How Rachel Feinstein Went From Bombing Without Realizing It to a Comedy Central Hour
While listening to Rachel Feinstein talk about the creative process behind her new Comedy Central special airing this Saturday night at 11pm, Only Whores Wear Purple, I couldn’t help but hear echoes of The Beatles’ With a Little Help From My Friends, a song born of — and somewhat a... [Read More]
Enter to win Just For Laughs ComedyPRO passes
The Just For Laughs Festival is one of the largest comedy festivals the world has to offer. Throughout the month of July, comedians from every walk of life descends on Montreal to perform comedy. Then, as the festival draws to a close the comedy industry joins in on the party for the ComedyPRO porti... [Read More]
Enter to win Just For Laughs ComedyPRO passes
The Just For Laughs Festival is one of the largest comedy festivals the world has to offer. Throughout the month of July, comedians from every walk of life descends on Montreal to perform comedy. Then, as the festival draws to a close the comedy industry joins in on the party for the ComedyPRO porti... [Read More]
Enter to win Just For Laughs ComedyPRO passes
The Just For Laughs Festival is one of the largest comedy festivals the world has to offer. Throughout the month of July, comedians from every walk of life descends on Montreal to perform comedy. Then, as the festival draws to a close the comedy industry joins in on the party for the ComedyPRO porti... [Read More]
Rediscovering Eric Idle’s Post-Python Sketch Show, ‘Rutland Weekend Television’
The TV show you just worked on has ended. It did reasonably well, running a few seasons, but it was definitely a fringe success. You and your fellow writers/cast-mates have started to drift apart somewhat after working together for a very long time, but you’ve always been kind of the lone wolf... [Read More]
IFC’s “Comedy Crib” stays up late for new programming block
IFC announced at its upfront press event that the IFC Comedy Crib, the network’s online hub for smart, funny short-form comedy, is joining the on-air lineup starting in the fall. Airing weekly, the half hour late-night program will feature some of IFC’s favorite comedians and sketch grou... [Read More]