Pretty From the Back
I really enjoyed Pretty From The Back by Phil Johnson and the Roadside Attraction. Johnson, who looks like he unsuccessfully escaped from an eighties hair band cover group is a very funny guy who can tell a story and has quite a few original observations to share. This is a ... [Read More]
 
This week on TV: a stand-up two shot from Louis C.K. and Nick Swardson
Happy short week to you! Fresh off a holiday break (which we all needed right?) and just in time to kick off the summer, the stand-up comedy gods have blessed us with two stand-up specials airing on TV this week. First up on Thursday, right after the season finale of Louis C.K’s TV show, Louie... [Read More]
 
Frank Garcia-Hejl presents “Oh No!”
That Frank Garcia-Hejl is showcasing his characters and impersonations to audiences of hundreds on weeknights in a basement, instead of to millions live on Saturday nights, really owes more to happenstance and turns of fate. For now. Watching Garcia-Hejl's current one-man show, "OH NO!", at the Upri... [Read More]
 
R.I.P. Anne Meara (1929-2015)
Anne Meara, an actress and renowned comedian nominated for Emmys, Golden Globes and Tonys who started performing comedy with The Second City's parent troupe, The Compass Players, and enjoyed a six-decade run as comedy and life partner with Jerry Stiller as Stiller and Meara, has died. Meara was 85. ... [Read More]
 
Anne Meara Dead At Age 85; What Happened To Ben Stiller’s Mother And Jerry’s Wife?
Comedian Anne Meara has died, according to her husband, Jerry Stiller, and son Ben Stiller. She was 85 years old, and it’s still unclear exactly what happened. In a press release,  the family described Jerry Stiller as Meara’s “husband and partner in life,” before she di... [Read More]
 
This week in comedy: David Letterman ended his late night tenure
This week, a grand era in comedy ended. David Letterman hosted his final night of late night comedy television this past Wednesday, with many friends there to properly see him out. For instance: try not to get a little choked up while watching Norm MacDonald’s farewell to David Letterman and h... [Read More]
 
A Letterman Superfan Broke Down the 'Late Show' Finale Highlight Reel Frame by Frame
by Megh Wright At the end of Wednesday night's Late Show with David Letterman finale, the Foo Fighters closed out the show while a long photo and clip montage played featuring tons of memories from throughout Letterman's legendary run, most of which only appeared on the screen for a split second. Th... [Read More]
 
What’s more criminal? Throwing out David Letterman’s Late Show set, or dumpster-diving for it?
Some fans of David Letterman certainly were caught off guard Thursday when they saw construction crews ripping out the seats and the set from inside the Ed Sullivan Theatre and tossing it into dumpsters. Why wouldn't they sell the pieces at auction, as Stephen Colbert had with his Comedy Central stu... [Read More]
 
Here's the First Trailer for Fox's 'Golan the Insatiable' Starring Aubrey Plaza and Rob Riggle
by Megh Wright Former ADHD series Golan the Insatiable is headed to primetime Fox later this month, and the network recently released the first trailer. Starring Aubrey Plaza and Rob Riggle as an unlikely pair of new friends, Golan is also set to feature the voice talents of Ken Marino, John DiMaggi... [Read More]
 
Amy Schumer Is Teaming Up with Paul Feig for a New Movie
by Megh Wright Amy Schumer is about to make her big screen debut in Judd Apatow's Trainwreck this July, and now she already has another starring film role lined up. THR reports that Schumer is set to star in a Fox comedy produced by Paul Feig that Schumer and her sister Kim Caramele will rewrite fro... [Read More]