‘Weird Al’ Yankovic’s ‘Mandatory Fun’ Hits Number 1 … Video Shows ‘Tacky’ Singer’s Reaction When Tom Green Reveals New Album Tops Billboard Charts
It has been more than 50 years since a comedy album reached the top of the Billboard 200 chart. So it’s easy to see why “Weird” Al Yankovic  did not expect his latest record, Mandatory Fun, to hit No. 1. When the comedy singer received the news on Tom Green Live, he was c... [Read More]
Andy Kindler’s State of the Industry at Montreal’s Just For Laughs 2014
Andy Kindler once again had a full house in the fourth-floor banquet/conference room of the Hyatt Regency Montreal at his full attention on Friday for his annual State of the Industry Address for the Just For Laughs festival. While Kindler did go back to his tried-and-true well of hated comedy sourc... [Read More]
Andy Kindler’s Just For Laughs State of the Industry Address 2014 (Full audio)
MONTREAL — Every year, comedian Andy Kindler delivers the State of the Industry Address at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. It’s one of the biggest highlights of the weeks long festival as fellow comedians, agents, managers, producers, media and more gather to listen inte... [Read More]
Jim Norton’s Keynote Address at Montreal’s Just For Laughs 2014: “I Insincerely Apologize”
Always outspoken but perhaps never quite as sincerely forthright without needing a hard laugh until now, Jim Norton provided the timeliest keynote address yet at Montreal's Just For Laughs on Thursday. The festival began adding a keynote address from a stand-up comedian five years ago to jumpstart i... [Read More]
Ricky Gervais on Louis C.K.: I discovered that big, sweaty slob (Video)
There might be some beef at this year’s Emmys ceremony between comedy stars Ricky Gervais and Louis C.K. The two men are both nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, both for their titular characters in Derek and Louie, respectively. Gervais appeared on Late Night with Seth Me... [Read More]
Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Sarah Silverman on Jerry Seinfeld’s new Crackle web series Single Shots
Jerry Seinfeld just wrapped up season four of his recently-renewed Crackle web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffe. Now his latest “between-the-seasons” project, Single Shots, has launched its first episode. The mini-sodes will feature multiple guests talking about the same topic. Se... [Read More]
Zach Galifianakis, Ted Dansen adapt The Nationals documentary into stage play (Video)
Zach Galifianakis and Ted Dansen give a sneak peek as to what The National’s documentary Mistaken for Strangers would look like as a stage play. In a Funny or Die exclusive video, Galifianakis and the Three Men and a Baby star hang out with The Nationals frontman Matt Berninger’s brother... [Read More]
John Oliver Calls Out ‘Broken’ American Prison System! ‘Last Week Tonight’ Video Includes Puppets To Discuss Drug Laws And More
How do you make Americans care about the country’s terrible prison system? If you’re John Oliver, you use adorable puppets, of course. John Oliver tackled this issue on Sunday’s episode of Last Week Tonight. The former Daily Show correspondent began by noting just how crowded Ameri... [Read More]
My Pod Week: Week ending 7/20/14
Mike Flinn (@realmikeflinn) isn't just a podcast producer and engineer; he's also an avid fan of the form. "My Pod Week" recaps and reviews the many varied comedy podcasts Flinn listened to or attended live tapings of during the previous week. Enjoy! NORM MACDONALD LIVE (EP 20 Roseanne Barr) Roseann... [Read More]
Charlie The Dog Baby Apology Video Real Or Fake? Beagle Showers Laura With Gifts After Stealing Toy
What’s the only thing cuter than a funny dog video? A funny dog video with a baby, of course! So it’s no surprise that Charlie the beagle’s hilarious attempt to cheer up a crying baby is going viral. The video begins with Charlie the dog taking one of the baby Laura’s toys.&n... [Read More]