John Oliver on Tea Party Rallies, His Comedy Central Stand-Up Series, and Being a Part of 'Community'
almost every comedian I've ever met likes when you see someone who's just starting off, and you can see how, if they're talented and raw, you instinctively want to help them, whether that's taking you out on the road with them, which every comedian does. "Oh, I like the look of you, I could maybe give him some work if they come out and open for me somewhere." So this is just a similar kind of thing with some of the newer acts, and the rest is a real privilege to be able to be on the same bill as... [Read More]
New season of John Oliver’s stand-up show promotes community in comedy world
Stand-up fans, get ready: the second season of John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show is almost here. Premiering March 24 on Comedy Central, the show features some returning stand-up favorites as well as some newer faces. And, to promote the sho... [Read More]
South By Southwest Comedy: Day 3
AUSTIN– Day three began with perhaps the most appropriately titled podcast for the SXSW crowd: Chris Hardwick’s Nerdist podcast. Before bringing out their special guest, Hardwick, Jonah Ray, and Matt Mira chided Austin residents’ penchants for ... [Read More]
Comedy Central Presents Speed Dating: Hari Kondabolu
Hari Kondabolu is either really good at promoting his stand-up, or really good at getting people to not promote his stand-up. There is no middle ground in this spectrum. He's gotten John Oliver, Todd Barry, Hannibal Buress, Kristen Schaal and m... [Read More]
John Oliver on the Cover of Time Out New York
Obviously, all of the major US landmarks are pretty sexy. The Washington Monument looks like a giant dong, the Lincoln Memorial's pants have a working zipper and the St. Louis Arch looks exactly like a boob if you squint and hold a picture of a ... [Read More]
Coming soon to Comedy Central: Season Two of John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show
John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show returns for a second season on March 24, 2011, but Oliver and his friends will tape their episodes over three nights this month -- Jan. 14-16 -- at NYU's Skirball Center. [Read More]
The Daily Show Sanity Bus: The Complete Saga
If you're to believe some in the press, everyone traveling to tomorrow's Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear is doing so on geothermal recumbent bikes made of hemp and recycled latte cups. And while that may be the case for many attendees, ... [Read More]
Comedy Central’s autism benefit airs Thursday, quirky items on auction now
What’s the secret to making Hot Pockets diarrhea proof? Well, what if those Hot Pockets were signed by Jim Gaffigan? Right, you’d still have the runs, but you’d have a swell conversation piece. Gaffigan’s autographed Hot Pocke... [Read More]