Netflix snags Judd Apatow series starring Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust
Before he was producing genre-defining flicks like 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up and Anchorman, Judd Apatow helped steer groundbreaking smallscreen comedies like The Ben Stiller Show, The Larry Sanders Show and, of course, cult favorite Freaks and Geeks, which helped launch the careers of James Fra... [Read More]
 
Was Sofia Vergara’s Emmys bit sexist? (Video)
Last night’s airing of the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards hosted by Seth Meyers not only brought out nearly every television star in the country but also created some drama—mainly in the form of Modern Family star (and highest paid television actor) Sofia Vergara. In an attempt at hum... [Read More]
 
Robin Williams and the Joyful Subplot
In gaining insight into the darkness of Robin Williams, we shouldn’t explain away the light [Read More]
 
Joan Rivers backtracks after saying ‘idiot’ Palestinian civilians ‘deserved to die’
After emphatically stating that nearly 2,000 Palestinian civilians “deserved to die” during Israeli-led attacks in the Gaza Strip, Joan Rivers is backtracking and blaming the media for taking her words out of context. Rivers’ rant began when a TMZ reporter asked her opinion on the ... [Read More]
 
Joan Rivers backtracks after saying ‘idiot’ Palestinian civilians ‘deserved to die’
After emphatically stating that nearly 2,000 Palestinian civilians “deserved to die” during Israeli-led attacks in the Gaza Strip, Joan Rivers is backtracking and blaming the media for taking her words out of context. Rivers’ rant began when a TMZ reporter asked her opinion on the ... [Read More]
 
New Faces to Remember from JFL 2014
Just For Laugh’s Montreal’s New Faces showcases are some of the most closely watched events for comedy insiders. It’s a honor to be chosen and gives participants a chance to strut their stuff in front of a wide audience of industry execs, agents and managers.  Especially for c... [Read More]
 
Phil Anselmo, Dave Hill team up for Metal Grasshopper, Web series that spoofs Heavy Metal
As someone who grew up listening, playing and worshipping metal and who has since gone on to worship the art of comedy, the fact that ex-Pantera vocalist Phil Anselmo is teaming up with musically-inclined comedian Dave Hill gives me a great big music-comedy boner. Anselmo, who has gone on to front b... [Read More]
 
Image of Gilbert Gottfried: "THE APOLOGY EPIDEMIC"
Gilbert Gottfried: "THE APOLOGY EPIDEMIC"
"Let me begin by saying I’m sorry. I’m truly, deeply, unequivocally sorry. I apologize to the people I offend with this essay, and I apologize to the people who aren’t sure why they’re offended but are pretty sure they should be. I don’t know how I live with myself, and I hope you’ll find it in your heart to forgive me." [Read More]
 
Tim Heidecker, Jesse Alkire demand Bubba Gump Shrimp Co stop selling shellfish in light of Hobby Lobby controversy
On Monday, the United States Supreme Court made a ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby, the Oklahoma City-based arts and crafts retail chain, allowing the ultra-Christian company to refuse insurance coverage of birth control that is otherwise available under President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care ... [Read More]
 
An Extremely Indulgent Essay About My Process/Current Mindstate and a Shameless Promotion For My Upcoming Hour Special Taping
I’ve made the mistake of sleepwalking through my life. Who hasn’t? No, I don’t mean like Mike Birbiglia did. Or, does? What I mean is my focus had been fixed on the not-as-important things – career status, where I thought I’d be and might not be at this point, what othe... [Read More]