Watch 'The Sarah Silverman Program's Tribute to Harris Wittels
by Megh Wright Not long after posting a compilation of Harris Wittels Vines, Sarah Silverman Program co-creator Rob Schrab uploaded a new video yesterday looking back on Wittels' work and appearances on the show during his time as a writer. Be warned that this video contains a very NSFW snow sculptu... [Read More]
Rare 1968 Joan Rivers stand-up comedy album to be released for first time on CD for Record Store Day 2015
This year's annual Record Store Day will feature the CD debut of a rare and out-of-print 1968 stand-up album from the late Joan Rivers -- The Next To Last Joan Rivers Album -- thanks to Stand Up! Records. The Next To Last Joan Rivers Album will be released April 18, 2015. It'll include an eight-page... [Read More]
15 reasons to watch 2015’s Night of Too Many Stars on Comedy Central
Comedy Central's biennial special event all-star fundraiser, Night of Too Many Stars, returns on Sunday night with plenty of pre-taped stunts and a live telethon and celebrity phone bank -- as always, hosted by The Daily Show's Jon Stewart and organized by Robert Smigel. You'll see the likes of Stev... [Read More]
Night of Too Many Stars: Paul Rudd’s Wang, Shoplifting with John Oliver, And So Much More
In honor of Comedy Central’s every-two-year tradition, the Night of Too Many Stars extravaganza, the cable juggernaut decided to pull out all the stops this time around and give fans what they’ve really been itching for: that is, a boozy shoplifting spree with John Oliver, and one lucky ... [Read More]
“The Lego Movie” sequel is coming, Ron Schrab from “Parks and Rec” to direct
Everything will continue to be awesome! Comedy genius Ron Schrab is set to direct the upcoming The Lego Movie Sequel. Schrab has directed episodes of The Mindy Project and Parks and Recreation. He was a writer, director, and executive producer for The Sarah Silverman Program. The film set ... [Read More]
Harris Wittels: writer and executive producer of “Parks and Rec” passes
Harris Wittels was an actor, comedian, writer, producer and musician. He is best known for having been a writer for The Sarah Silverman Program, a writer and executive producer for Parks and Recreation and a recurring guest on Comedy Bang Bang. After performing stand-up comedy in Los Angeles, Wittel... [Read More]
Appreciating Harris Wittels, Without Getting Too Much Into A #Humblebrag #RIP
The first time I met Harris Wittels, he was all of 21, and baring it all onstage at a naked comedy show. The next time I saw Wittels, he was a New Face at Montreal's prestigious Just For Laughs festival. The third time? It could have been any number of places, and it doesn't really matter which, bec... [Read More]
Chelsea Handler and Sarah Silverman one-up each other in T-Mobile Super Bowl commercial
They don't share any screen time together, but Chelsea Handler and Sarah Silverman both star in a new ad campaign for T-Mobile debuting for the Super Bowl. The 30-second spot has the two comedians trying to one-up the other on how great her cell phone reception is, whether Handler is skating on her ... [Read More]
Watch a Lengthy and Candid Conversation with Tig Notaro and Sarah Silverman
by Megh Wright Comedians Tig Notaro and Sarah Silverman both have projects at the Sundance Film Festival this year — Notaro is the subject of a new documentary called Tig and Silverman stars in a drama called I Smile Back — and The New York Times sat down with both of them for a lengthy ... [Read More]
In her own words: Tig Notaro on the decision to reveal her scars most truthfully and literally onstage
Tig Notaro has the first and more dramatic documentaries about her recent life debuting this month at the Sundance Film Festival. Tig will screen five times this week at Sundance. It covers a trying period in Notaro's life in 2012, when, as the film's description notes: "Having just recovered from a... [Read More]