Lorne Michaels, SNL Studios and the death of hope
For me, the current era of bad feelings began on October 13th, 2000. For that was the day the last film based on a Saturday Night Live sketch opened. I don't need to remind any of you that the film in question was Ladies Man. Has anything good happened since Ladies Man opened? I don't think so. [Read More]
Judd Apatow Officially Producing Ghostbusters 3?
Ever since it was announced last September that a third Ghostbusters film was in development and that The Office writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky had been hired to write the script, things kind of went quiet for a while. Then, just last week, Dan Aykroyd revealed that they were hoping to start shooting in the fall, and confirmed that Bill Murray and the rest of the original cast would be involved even though they were going with a "next generation" storyline. [Read More]
Greg Behrendt: A bookish comedian dude - Punchline Magazine Interview
Behrendt, who had little involvement with the film, is stunned at the avenue by which his break came. Stand-up remains his first love, and he's back on the road now for the Greg Behrendt Is Totally That Into You Tour, hitting Carolines in New York tonight through Sunday. In the middle of a headlining weekend in San Francisco, the town where he cut his comedy chops alongside some other future stars, Behrendt chatted with Punchline Magazine about adapting to his growing audience. [Read More]
Michael Cera Agrees To Arrested Development Movie
Michael Cera has finally quit pouting and agreed to get back behind the banana stand for an Arrested Development movie. Word was that Cera was the one holdout from the original cast of the television show, but eonline reports that he has at last given in and agreed to do it. [Read More]
'Whitest kids' screen "Miss March" at Penn State
Two of the Whitest Kids U' Know -- Trevor Moore and Zach Cregger -- dropped by Penn State Monday to promote their upcoming film, Miss March. The comedians, who have attained success through their comedy troupe's TV show, The Whitest Kids U' Know, wrote, directed and starred in Miss March. [Read More]
Comedy Documentary: Gaylord Dingler
Each year thousands of people from all around the world arrive in Los Angeles driven by dreams of fame and fortune. One such man was aspiring comic, Gaylord Dingler. [Read More]
Hey, Laaaady! Jerry Lewis, the King of Comedy, Finally Gets Recognition From Oscar
On Sunday the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will try to make up for decades of neglect by giving Mr. Lewis the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. Officially, this Oscar is doled out to those whose "humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry." Unofficially, this award, like the honorary Oscar, can sometimes be a consolation prize for fading heavyweights who have never won in the regular race. [Read More]
Judd Apatow's 'Funny People' Gets a Trailer!
The first trailer for Judd Apatow's Funny People has just gone up and it definitely looks to be his most dramatic effort yet ... even though it's hard to get too serious when you have a cast that includes Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Jason Schwartzman, Eric Bana (rockin' his Aussie accent) and Leslie Mann. [Read More]
review - When Comedy Went to School: Those Catskill Comics
When Comedy Went to School: Those Catskill Comics is a one-hour documentary that explores the environment that produced the comedy legends of the second half of the 20th century and their influence on contemporary comedians. [Read More]
Bill Maher's "Religulous" DVD GIVEAWAY!
Bill Maher's first documentary film, Religulous, showed up in cinemas during 2008 and came out on DVD on Tuesday. As he says on one of the extra commentaries on his DVD: "As a comedian, religion always interested me, because comedians are looking for what doesn't make sense. The gap between what somebody tells you and what you know to be true, that's where the jokes are." [Read More]