Image of Tracy Morgan Apologizes for His Homophobic Rant
Tracy Morgan Apologizes for His Homophobic Rant
Hearing about Tracy Morgan's vile homophobic rant that he went on at a recent Nashville show sure was disappointing; he's always been sort of crazy, but in an endearing way. But it's tough to hear that someone who you've assumed was a decent guy as he's been entertaining you for the past decade or s... [Read More]
 
Image of Lesbian comedian uninvited from performance at Toronto Catholic high school's anti-bullying event for being gay?
Lesbian comedian uninvited from performance at Toronto Catholic high school's anti-bullying event for being gay?
A Toronto comedian says her invitation to perform at a Catholic high school was revoked after board officials learned she is a lesbian. Dawn Whitwell, who addresses homophobia in her material, said a teacher invited her in late May to be part of an anti-homophobia event that took place Tuesday at Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton Catholic Secondary School. Last Thursday, the teacher told her not to come. Whitwell said a school board member searched her name on the Internet and learned she is married... [Read More]
 
Image of FOX 5 / WNYW shames former Comix manager into repaying charity that had been stiffed after fund-raiser
FOX 5 / WNYW shames former Comix manager into repaying charity that had been stiffed after fund-raiser
A day after FOX 5 aired this "Shame, Shame, Shame" investigation that showed how former Comix manager Michael Palitz had stiffed a charity out of $7,400 it had raised at a fund-raiser at the now-closed comedy club, Palitz wanted to make amends. [Read More]
 
Image of Watch banned Royal Wedding comedy from The Chaser online
Watch banned Royal Wedding comedy from The Chaser online
Several scenes from the banned Australian comedy show about the Royal Wedding have been released online. Comedy troupe The Chaser were forced to pull a live commentary of this morning's events after Royal officials said BBC footage could not be used in a satirical or comedy programme. However national broadcaster ABC has put out several of the prerecorded sketches on YouTube. [Read More]
 
Image of Evan Emory Gets Two Months In Prison After Appearing To Sing Dirty Sex Song To Kids On YouTube
Evan Emory Gets Two Months In Prison After Appearing To Sing Dirty Sex Song To Kids On YouTube
21-year-old Evan Emory of Michigan has been sentenced to two months jail time after filming and posting a video featuring him singing a sexually explicit song to elementary school students. The only thing is, Emory never did that. He actually sang an appropriate (and apparently well-received) song to the kids and edited in the other song (which the kids never heard) later for a comedy video. [Read More]
 
Image of The MPAA doesn't want you to see The Hangover II trailer
The MPAA doesn't want you to see The Hangover II trailer
Warner Bros. issued a sternly worded order to theater owners to pull the recently debuted trailer for The Hangover II from all showings of Source Code (or any other films it was attached to), as well as delete digital copies from their servers. No reason for the removal was given—when contacted, Warner Bros. only offered a “no comment”—although the letter does mention the MPAA, suggesting that the ratings board decided after the fact that its green-band approval for the preview was inappropriate... [Read More]
 
Image of Extremist Zachary Adam Chesser jailed for 25 years for South Park 'Mohammed in a bear suit' threats
Extremist Zachary Adam Chesser jailed for 25 years for South Park 'Mohammed in a bear suit' threats
An extremist who made online threats against the South Park creators for depicting Mohammed in a bear suit has been jailed for 21 years. Zachary Adam Chesser, 21, admitted the charges in October and said in court: ‘I accept full responsibility for all of my actions, and I would like to take the opportunity to express remorse.’ He made inflammatory posts on several websites in April last year warning South Park writers Trey Parker and Matt Stone they risked violent retribution for their actions, ... [Read More]
 
Image of Joke video lands 21-year old comic/musician Evan Emory in prison
Joke video lands 21-year old comic/musician Evan Emory in prison
Comedian and musician, 21-year old Evan Emory, finds himself facing felony charges and 20 years in prison after producing a joke video. The video is of Emory performing children songs at a elementary school. No harm done right? Not until, he decided to later record a song with sexually explicit lyrics and edit the video making it seem as if he was singing that song to the kids. Although the explicit song was not actually sung in front of the kids, Emory faces felony charges for “manufacturing ch... [Read More]
 
Image of SXSW Defends Comedy Lineup Against Allegations Of Sexism
SXSW Defends Comedy Lineup Against Allegations Of Sexism
South By Southwest released its 2011 comedy lineup yesterday and it features an impressive list of professional as well as up-and-coming comedians, along with satellite editions of hit alternative shows such as Scott Aukerman's "Comedy Death Ray" and Marc Maron's "WTF Podcast." But according to some comedians and fans, the lineup was demonstrably light in one particular area, and, as usual, twitter was the place to air grievances. [Read More]
 
Image of NBC Had To Pull Misleading Promo For 'Outsourced' | Deadline
NBC Had To Pull Misleading Promo For 'Outsourced' | Deadline
The most recent promo for NBC's new comedy series Outsourced aired last night during the network's Sunday Night Football and featured an NBC press release's quote disguised as a critic's praise. It turns out this was a mistake by the NBC department that cut the promo and pulled the quote without verifying its source. Now the promo has been shelved and will not air again. [Read More]