Eugene Mirman to open for Conchords | Indiana Daily Student
Eugene Mirman said that as a child, he wanted to be either a computer programmer, a pirate or a comedian. He attended Hampshire College, created his own major - comedy - and performed a one-hour standup as his thesis. [Read More]
Thomas Lennon acts, writes way to 'Reno 911!' and beyond | CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
Thomas Lennon wouldn't mind being 17 again. He mentally can go back to those heady days at Oak Park-River Forest High School where he was "Zac Efron without the dreamy looks." Lennon wasn't in "High School Musical." He simply starred in every high school musical, but that's not the only way he stood out among his fellow Huskies. "I was the guy wearing acid-washed jeans with a blazer and a bow tie," Lennon, 38, says. [Read More]
Charlie Chaplin: Never afraid to stand up |'s Scott Johnson celebrates the life of "The Little Tramp," Charlie Chaplin, on the anniversary of his birth 120 years ago. [Read More]
Inside With: Jerm Pollet of Raspberry Brothers | The Apiary
Part of the New York movie-watching experience is suffering the occasional heckler. Comedically speaking, the signal-to-noise ratio of your average heckler is low. But now imagine a show in which the heckler has put considerable time and energy into his or her material. That's the idea behind Raspberry Brothers, a comedy-in-a-movie-theater show transplanted all the way from Austin, Texas, by Jerm Pollet. The local comic and musician has conscripted some top-shelf comedy guys to join him in the f... [Read More]
Thea Montgomerie-Anderson: From IT sales to stand-up comedy | ZDNet
Gags about techies - the IT Crowd aside - aren't exactly common. But then again there aren't that many people in the IT industry that have swapped software and hardware for stand-up comedy, either. Enter stage right Thea Montgomerie-Anderson, a 32-year-old former BPM software saleswomen who sold risk management and quality management software packages to the financial and insurance sectors, and who, after being made redundant last year, has traded in her City smarts for the stand-up comic's micr... [Read More]
MC Chris crossing boundaries of rap, animation, comedy - Boston Herald
There's no simple answer to who MC Chris is. Yes, he is a 33-year-old rapper who rhymes about "Star Wars' " Boba Fett and girls who watch "Serenity," but he is also a gifted artist who wrote for the Cartoon Network's Adult Swim shows "Sealab 2021" and "The Brak Show." He was best known as the voice behind "Aqua Teen's" MC Pee Pants and Sir Loin, but quit working on Adult Swim full-time in 2004 to focus on hip-hop. He's since released six albums; the first installment of his latest, "Part Six Par... [Read More]
Jeff Dunham: More than a prop comedian - Contra Costa Times
"Even though people looked down on me — other comics looked down on me — and I was kind of chastised for being a 'prop' comic, I looked at it as an advantage because I could carry on dialogue, rather than monologue," Dunham says via e-mail. "It was a secret weapon." [Read More]
The other women of Saturday Night Live - The Calgary Herald
The Calgary Herald profiles Gilda Radner, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Sarah Silverman, Molly Shannon, Tina Fey and Kristen Wiig. [Read More]
A Night Out With Bob Saget: Going for the Flip Side - NYTimes
On this rainy April weeknight, Mr. Saget took some time off from promoting his new ABC sitcom, ‘Surviving Suburbia," to do an unannounced set at the Comedy Cellar. [Read More]
Comedy is Pain: Thomas Lennon brings his dangerous comedy to screens big and small
Thomas Lennon takes his comedy very seriously, even when it's painful. Take perhaps his most famous role, as Lt. Jim Dangle, the macho police officer -- with the trademark mustache, highlighted hair, and tiny, tiny tight shorts -- he plays on the comedy series Reno 911!, now entering its sixth season on Comedy Central. [Read More]