Big Hollywood Interview: Nick Di Paolo (Showtime’s ‘Raw Nerve’ special)
“Nick Di Paolo: Raw Nerve,” debuting at 9 p.m. EST April 30 on Showtime, lets the public see a rare species of Standupitus Comicus. Di Paolo is unapologetically to the right of center and was mocking President Barack Obama long before folks like Jon Stewart realized the president might not heal the world as advertised. Di Paolo isn’t surprised his first hour-long special ended up on Showtime, not HBO. “Their comedy hero is Bill Maher. My ideology and comedy sensibility is completely different … ... [Read More]
Tom Arnold’s One-Hour Special Is Released On DVD
Comedian and actor Tom Arnold, who is probably best known for his role as Albert Gibson, a sidekick to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character Harry Tasker in True Lies, is releasing his first stand-up comedy special “That’s My Story And I’m Sticking To It.” The special is able to see light thanks to Arnold’s joined efforts with LOL Comedy Inc., a full service comedy production company founded by producers Scott Montoya and Neal Marshall. [Read More]
Nick Di Paolo Hits a Raw Nerve | AmericasComedy.com interview
In anticipation of his one hour Showtime Comedy Special, premiering April 30th, AmericasComedy.Com caught up with Nick about his early times on the stage and his new found love of the radio. [Read More]
First look at Nick Di Paolo’s Showtime special "Raw Nerve"
Punchline chatted with Nick Di Paolo yesterday about a great many things– politics, coffee (and its diuretic properties) and of course, his new (and first!?) hour-long special, Raw Nerve, premiering on Showtime April 30 at 9 pm EST.. [Read More]
Talking Weed and 'Weeds' with Writer/Producers Stephen Falk and Victoria Morrow
in 2005, Showtime premiered a show entirely about weed: dealing, growing, baking, consuming, everything. And the biggest shocker is that the main characters were not your typical gangbangers or drug dealers. Instead, the dealer in question is a suburban mother and widow, trying to keep her family afloat. Weeds remains one of the most honest and funny shows about pot. In honor of stoner comedy week, SplitSider sat with Stephen Falk and Victoria Morrow, writers and Supervising Producers of the sho... [Read More]
Alan Alda to make guest appearance on ‘The Big C’
Alan Alda, best known for his portrayal of Army hospital doctor Hawkeye Pierce on M*A*S*H, will put on a white coat again for a guest appearance on Showtime's dark comedy The Big C, playing an oncologist who Cathy Jamison (Laura Linney) consults after her previous treatment failed. [Read More]
Showtime Developing Comedy Series Adaptation Of Comic ‘Chew’
Showtime has bought a script for Chew, a quirky half-hour cop show based on John Layman and Rob Guillory’s bestselling comic book of the same name. Chew tells the darkly comic story of federal agent Tony Chu, a “cibopath” able to get psychic impression from the things he eats who is assigned to the most usual and bizarre crimes. [Read More]
In review: Kathleen Madigan in "Gone Madigan" on Showtime (and on DVD on Jan. 11, 2011)
In "Gone Madigan," Kathleen Madigan's first hour-long stand-up set recorded for DVD since 2006, she proves that she remains one of the best women, if not the best, working on the stand-up comedy circuit. [Read More]
Showtime orders up another season of The Green Room with Paul Provenza
Help Change The World - One Laugh At A Time! More »In a flash of show business sanity, the Showtime network has just ordered up another six episodes of The Green Room with Paul Provenza. As we reported in our exclusive interview wit... [Read More]
Chappelle’s Show Neal Brennan and Dov Davidoff strike Showtime sketch show deal
One of the masterminds behind the ultra popular Chappelle’s Show, writer Neal Brennan and comedian Dov Davidoff have inked a deal with Showtime to produce a sketch series pilot. Though the show, Seek and Destroy, was purchased by t... [Read More]