Pandora Comedy celebrates five years in streaming stand-up
Pandora launched its first-ever comedy station five years ago, and while a lot has changed in terms of how we listen to comedy or music since then, Pandora Comedy remains in a niche of its own. Whereas SiriusXM satellite radio gives you a variety of comedy channels to choose from, and Spotify's stre... [Read More]
An Unexpected Gift: The 1993 Answering Machine Recordings of Phil Hartman for a Fan
Phil Hartman was "The Glue" that held together the all-time greatest cast among several generations of famous funny comedians on Saturday Night Live over the past 41 years. So Hartman's death at 49, murdered by his third wife in his sleep on May 28, 1998, brought a brilliant career so suddenly ... [Read More]
This just in: The Comic’s Comic joins NYC PodFest 2016!
Hey gang! Late-breaking news here...The Comic's Comic has joined NYC PodFest, which is happening this weekend due to a last-minute schedule change, and if you haven't already attended one of the sold-out sessions last night, you should get in the game! I'll be speaking with The Daily Show writer and... [Read More]
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]