TV Land upgrades Throwing Shade podcast to late-night TV talker for 2017
Congrats to Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi, the comedians who co-host the Throwing Shade podcast, as they're about to join the late-night TV ranks with a series order today from TV Land. Throwing Shade's 10-episode order will premiere in January 2017 in the 11 p.m. ET/PT timeslot. Gibson and Safi will h... [Read More]
Louis C.K. tells Howard Stern how he cast “Horace and Pete,” sold it online and lost millions (so far)
Louis CK appeared on Monday morning's edition of The Howard Stern Show on SiriusXM, wherein he acknowledged that he needed the publicity now to help spur sales of his DIY-TV drama, Horace and Pete. CK had sprung the show's first episode online on his website in January as a complete surprise to his ... [Read More]
SiriusXM tributes Bill Hicks on April Fool’s Day 2016 on Comedy Greats channel
This April Fool's Day, spend the afternoon listening to the late great Bill Hicks telling us all what fools we were, and still are. SiriusXM will be the first to premiere the uncut version of Hicks’ influential album Rant In E- Minor on SiriusXM’s Comedy Greats channel, preceded by the s... [Read More]
Emma Willmann to host new SiriusXM spotlight show for comedians: “The Check Spot”
The "check spot" at a comedy club often presents a catch-22 for hungry stand-up comedians: You get a chance to perform for the big crowd, but it's happening right before the headliner (or sometimes during the headliner's set) and coincides with the servers dropping off the bills so your audience is ... [Read More]
Join Candace Devereaux on Her Trip to Belgium with This ‘Portlandia’ Audiobook Sneak Peek
Ahead of the season 6 premiere of Portlandia on January 21st, Audible has teamed up with the show to produce a 15-minute audiobook written by Fred Armisen, who also voices the audiobook in character as Women & Women First’s Candace Devereaux. Check out two clips from Devereaux’s trav... [Read More]
Join Candace Devereaux on Her Trip to Belgium with This ‘Portlandia’ Audiobook Sneak Peek
Ahead of the season 6 premiere of Portlandia on January 21st, Audible has teamed up with the show to produce a 15-minute audiobook written by Fred Armisen, who also voices the audiobook in character as Women & Women First’s Candace Devereaux. Check out two clips from Devereaux’s trav... [Read More]
Jack Vaughn joins SiriusXM as Head of Comedy Programming
Hot off the heels of producing three of the five Grammy nominees for Comedy Album of the Year, Jack Vaughn has a brand-new gig as head of comedy programming for SiriusXM satellite radio. Vaughn, who created Comedy Central Records in 2002, had worked at Comedy Dynamics and New Wave as their senior vi... [Read More]
Comedy Album of the Year Grammy nominees for 2014-2015
The 58th annual Grammy Awards announced the full slate of nominations this morning, and somewhere Nikki Cox is telling her husband told you so. Cox wrote Jay Mohr's latest stand-up special, Happy. And A Lot. Which is up for Comedy Album of the Year. I've written plenty about the Grammys and their pe... [Read More]
Steve Rannazzisi talks publicly for first time about his 9/11 lie
Steve Rannazzisi spoke out for the first time in almost a month since the revelation that he'd been lying for 14 years about where he was Sept. 11, 2001. The comedian and star of FX's The League apologized again this morning, this time on Howard Stern's SiriusXM morning radio program. He hadn't been... [Read More]
There’s a Lewis Black bobblehead for sale, and it talks! For f—s sake!
Just when you were ready to swear off Mondays, now you can have Lewis Black do it for you, thanks to this new talking bobblehead. Here's the description, straight from Lewis Black's website, where they just went on sale for $25. Perfect gift for birthdays or holidays for your favorite curmudgeon's f... [Read More]