Good Read: ‘We Killed’ by Comedian Yael Kohen
Because I am a big fan of the podcast “Doug Loves Movies,” I listen to it religiously. They can be hit-or-miss, but are most often a source for good comedy. Recently, host Doug Benson had a show that was a exceptionally funny, a hoot from start to fi... [Read More]
 
Audience at Australian Comedy Club Heckles Rape Victim
(Editor’s Note: Photo by Angela Wylie) On Wednesday night, at a Richmond, Australia comedy club called Station 59, a rape victim appeared on stage to tell the audience that there is nothing humorous about being sexually assualted. “I wen... [Read More]
 
Sarah Silverman Slammed by Rabbi, Papa Silverman Shoots Back
Comedian Sarah Silverman is being attacked publicly by a rabbi who isn’t happy with her lifestyle, choice of words or political views. The rabbi, Yaakov Rosenblatt, author of two books, wrote an open letter to the Jewish Press denouncing her &#... [Read More]
 
Image of Sarah Silverman, Adam Carolla Launching YouTube Channels With Veteran Comedy Producer
Sarah Silverman, Adam Carolla Launching YouTube Channels With Veteran Comedy Producer
Michael Cera, Tim & Eric and Reggie Watts partner with Silverman to provide content to Daniel Kellison's new production company HaChaCha. Producers best known for their work with David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel are set to announce Monday they are creating a couple of YouTube channels with partners that include Sarah Silverman, Adam Carolla and others. The two channels, one called Jash and the other called Video Podcast Network, will come from HaChaCha, a newly formed production compan... [Read More]
 
Stephen Colbert, huge list of comedians celebrate National Voter Registration Day (Exclusive pics)
Did you know there’s a huge presidential election going down in November? You did? Well, aren’t you just the little news junkie. How about this: Did you know tomorrow is the first ever National Voter Registration Day? You did not. Stop lying. In hono... [Read More]
 
Image of Sarah Silverman’s PSA addressing new voter laws
Sarah Silverman’s PSA addressing new voter laws
Sarah Silverman recorded a PSA for the website www.letmypeoplevote2012.com in an effort to raise awareness about the new voter registration laws that were passed in states all across the country and will effect millions of Americans this election season. Silverman goes into more detail about the law... [Read More]
 
Image of Bill Hader to host comedy roundtable discussion with Stiller, Carrey, and Rock
Bill Hader to host comedy roundtable discussion with Stiller, Carrey, and Rock
Saturday Night Live’s Bill Hader will host a night of roundtable discussions about the art of comedy for the EPIX channel this month. The curator of the night, Ben Stiller has rounded up some of his favorite comedians for a night of spontaneous, unique and funny conversations at the 4th Annual... [Read More]
 
Image of Comedians to roast Anthony Bourdain at 2012 New York City Wine & Food Festival
Comedians to roast Anthony Bourdain at 2012 New York City Wine & Food Festival
Anthony Bourdain famously holds back "No Reservations" on his Travel Channel series, which has begun its final season of road-tripping this month. Bourdain can expect comedians to not hold back, either, when they "roast" him as part of the 2012 New Y... [Read More]
 
Henry Phillips on adapting “Punching The Clown” into a Showtime series
While Mike Birbiglia enjoys a successful launch of his semi-autobiographical film, Sleepwalk With Me, Birbiglia's friend, Henry Phillips (who appears in Sleepwalk) is finding continued success of his own from his 2010 film, Punching the Clown. On Thu... [Read More]
 
Image of Showtime Developing Henry Phillips' "Punching The Clown" Comedy from Sarah Silverman, 'Arrested Development' Writer
Showtime Developing Henry Phillips' "Punching The Clown" Comedy from Sarah Silverman, 'Arrested Development' Writer
Showtime is developing Slamdance Film Festival winner Punching the Clown for the small screen.The comedy, from writer-director Gregori Viens, had focused on comic singer-songwriter Henry Phillips, whose dumb-luck rise to Hollywood fame and fortune quickly goes bust. In the TV iteration, Phillips will now be living with his struggling actor brother and dealing with various romantic entanglements. Viens, Phillips and Arrested Development's Chuck Martin will serve as writers and executive produc... [Read More]