‘Parks And Recreation,’ ‘This Is The End,’ SNL, Bill Burr, amongst nominees for American Comedy Awards
Just a few months ago we learned that the American Comedy Awards would be be returning to network TV and air on NBC. A return to its roots of sorts as they once aired on the peacock network. Now, after a round of open nominations from a panel of comedy industry people, (which we must […]&lsqu... [Read More]
 
Here’s the trailer for Dan Harmon’s ‘Harmontown’ documentary
Here’s the trailer for Harmontown a documentary that’s set to premiere at SXSW next week. The documentary follows Dan Harmon, the creator of Community and his trek across the country as he takes his podcast of the same name on the road. It’s a bit reminiscent of Conan O’Brien... [Read More]
 
Ted Alexandro
The title of Ted Alexandro’s new special derives from his proud declaration that he is “44, single, never married, no kids. I did it!” It serves as both a memorable joke and a fantastic setup for the beginning of his new special, filmed last August at The Creek and the Cave co... [Read More]
 
Audrey Plaza, Amy Poehler and other funny ladies make Most Desirable Women list
More than one million votes were cast internationally in an annual survey by AskMen.com to find out the Most Desirable Woman of 2014. We all know that “sense of humor” is the new “great ass” when it comes to sex appeal and the voting started to show it. Community’s Alis... [Read More]
 
Howard Stern’s 60th Birthday Bash yielded many gifts, most precious of all? Perhaps this David Letterman interview
For his 60th birthday party, the King of Morning Radio held court for four hours Friday night in Midtown Manhattan, presiding over an entertainment feast that included the Clown Princes and Princesses of Late-Night TV and many other jesters and entertainers who came to pay tribute to Howard Stern. T... [Read More]
 
HBO Passes on Sarah Silverman/Lorne Michaels Comedy
by Megh Wright Back in October, it was announced that HBO had added what seemed like a surefire pilot with People In New Jersey, a half-hour series starring Sarah Silverman and Topher Grace, directed by Bridesmaids' Paul Feig, produced by Lorne Michaels, and created/written by Girls/Six Feet Under w... [Read More]
 
The Year in Comedy, 2013: Most Popular Comedy News Posts
Happy 2014, everybody! Before we plunge forward into the new year, let's take a look back at what caught the fancy of comedy fans over the past year. Here were the 10 most popular posts of 2013 on The Comic's Comic, and what they said and still say about us. 10. T.J. Miller and Eric Andre went wild... [Read More]
 
11 Uniquely Brilliant Standup Specials of 2013
by Elise Czajkowski As with most years, 2013 saw an overwhelming amount of excellent standup, far too much to ever catalogue. But the greatest specials of the year were unique and inventive; many played with the very idea of a special itself, while others featured profoundly personal stories spun in... [Read More]
 
Stand Up to Cancer Ugly Sweater Campaign
Written and produced by Pardis Parker, Stand Up to Cancer and the Jash team have joined forces for the 2nd Annual Stand Up to Cancer Ugly Sweater Campaign. Vote for Sarah Silverman, […]Author informationDavid DeanPublisher at Serial OptimistDavid is the publisher of Serial Optimist ... [Read More]
 
Sarah Silverman's 'We Are Miracles': A Proudly Filthy Comic at the Top of Her Game
by Josiah Hughes While fans of her 2005 special, Jesus Is Magic, will not be disappointed with the material in Sarah Silverman's highly anticipated new release, there is no denying that this pot and poop loving comic has grown up a bit. There's still plenty here to offend the wince-ready audiences w... [Read More]