Chris Rock’s “Top Five,” Jon Stewart’s “Rosewater” both will premiere at 2014 TIFF
The Toronto International Film Festival announced its slate of world premieres, gala screenings and more this morning, and both Jon Stewart's directorial debut as well as Chris Rock's latest both will make their world premieres there this September. Rosewater rose straight from a guest's appearance ... [Read More]
 
Reggie Watts sings a song about a horse on Conan (video)
There’s so much to learn from this clip. First off, the awesomely talented Reggie Watts was a guest on Conan last night. Watts was there to promote a new album we know nothing about called Scarves & Cabbages. Third his backup players on this video clip are none other than ZZ Top’s Bi... [Read More]
 
Zach Galifianakis and Ted Danson Turn The National's New Documentary into a Stage Play
by Megh Wright Here's a new video Funny or Die made to help promote indie band The National's new documentary Mistaken for Strangers. In the video, respected thespians and former Bored to Death costars Zach Galifianakis and Ted Danson decide to adapt the documentary into a stage play, and the result... [Read More]
 
Sheng Wang on New York and San Francisco's Standup Scenes
by Bradford Evans Over a decade into his standup career, Sheng Wang has amassed a list of credits that includes Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show, and his own Comedy Central Presents special. Wang, who came up via San Francisco... [Read More]
 
Just For Laughs Chooses Its 2014 New Faces
by Megh Wright Every year, Montreal's Just For Laughs comedy festival chooses a bunch of up-and-coming comedians to highlight in their "New Faces" showcase, and this year's list has been released. Last year's list featured a bunch of comedians who enjoyed a breakthrough year including SNL's John Mil... [Read More]
 
Reggie Watts Sings a Beautiful Song About a Horse on 'Conan'
by Megh Wright From last night's Conan, here's Reggie Watts (with some musical accompaniment by ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons and Coheed & Cambria's Travis Stever) singing a song called "I Once Knew a Horse" off his upcoming album Scarves & Cabbages. Not only is this song emotionally riveting, but ... [Read More]
 
Fred Armisen anonymously called strangers to invite them onstage at The Comedy Cellar for a Heineken ad
Last month, under an assumed name, Fred Armisen took over the stage at The Comedy Cellar for about an hour and did something that'd be out of character for anyone who's not as accustomed to being in character as Armisen. The SNL and Portlandia star and sometime bandleader for Late Night with Seth Me... [Read More]
 
Patton Oswalt Has Written a Book About His Addiction to Movies
by Megh Wright Patton Oswalt has a second book in the works. Recently, Amazon posted the pre-order page for his upcoming book titled Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film. Here's the book's official description: New York Times bestselling author, comedian, and actor Patt... [Read More]
 
Weird Al's Final 'Mandatory Fun' Music Video "Mission Statement" Is Here
by Megh Wright Yesterday marked the final music video release for Weird Al's new album Mandatory Fun, and via WSJ, here's the business jargon-stuffed Crosby, Stills & Nash-style "Mission Statement." In case you missed any of Yankovic's videos, click through to watch them all, from the very first... [Read More]
 
‘Skinny Sundays’ Review Featuring Interviews with Brent Morin, Jerrod Carmichael (Video)
While the rest of Los Angeles winds down before another work week, Skinny Sundays gives comedy fans a chance to end their weekend on a high note. The monthly show at the Hollywood Improv is produced by Joey DePaolo and Sam Varela and has established itself as a hot-ticket event drawing great crowds ... [Read More]