Comedy Central's "Programming Guru" Laid Off
In Viacom's defense, it's not like we watch Comedy Central for the programming. [Read More]
Maria Bamford, John Mulaney, more added to Comedy Central Records roster
As 2008 winds down and Comedy Central Records enjoys the success of another strong year of record sales, we hear that 2009 is going to find the comedy giants releasing another crop of huge names and rising stars. We can report that Comedy Central’s tentative list of albums for next year includes CDs by John Mulaney, Bo Burnham as well as a digital album by Greg Warren. Christopher Titus and Jim Gaffigan will release new albums in February and March respectively and will be followed in Apr... [Read More]
Lewis Black's Flyaway Sweepstakes
if you enter and win Lewis Black's Flyaway Sweepstakes you'll be ringing in 2009 in Phoenix with Lewis Black: Celebrate the New Year with Lewis as he recaps the best and worst of 2008. The winner will also get to hang out with Lewis at the show! Enter now for your chance to win this incredible New Year's experience! Grand prize package includes: * Two (2) roundtrip tickets to Phoenix * Two (2) nights of hotel accommodations * Two (2) great seats to watch Lewis Black at the Dodge Theatre * $... [Read More]
Report: At a taping of Demetri Martin’s new Comedy Central show
Important Things has a format somewhat reminiscent of Chappelle’s Show, with the comedian hosting in front of a live audience and showing a series of pre-taped sketches. This show pushes the live aspect a bit further, with about half of the episode’s running time featuring Martin doing stand-up. Each episode focuses on a theme (or important thing). “Brains” and “safety” were the two things covered during this taping. At the end of the first episode it was brou... [Read More]
Aaron Karo's "Just Go Talk To Her" mp3 on Comedy Central
Those mystified by the success of Ruminations Aaron Karo have another thing to dislike about him. His album "Just Go Talk To Her" will be release as a mp3 download by Comedy Central next week. [Read More]
Comedy Central Updates Jokes.com
Comedy Central has relaunched its Jokes.com Web site, which now offers and cross-references 5,000 standup comedy clips and 12,000 text-based jokes. The new site is updated daily and features a joke of the day, a video of the day and updates on standup comedy tours. Users can search for video and jokes either by performer or by topic. The jokes are divided into 80 categoriesâ€"most popular is sexâ€"and 1,900 more specific tags. The site is designed to push users who search for one comic o... [Read More]
Review: David Alan Grier's "Chocolate News"
It doesn't entirely fill the void of Chappelle' Show for Comedy Central, but it's a welcome voice for the channel. [Read More]