Too offensive on stage? Houston Baptist University calls cops on comedian Samuel J Comroe during stand-up performance
Last night, comedian Samuel J. Comroe was performing stand-up at a college, something he’d done “hundreds and hundreds” of times before. But this time was a bit different for the comedian, he was a Houston Baptist College. The night appeared routine enough, Comroe arrived early and... [Read More]
 
Help Chris O'Dowd Make a Hot Air Balloon Shaped Like Peter Griffin's Testicles
by Megh Wright It's for cancer awareness, not that you needed a reason. The Daily Dot reports that Chris O'Dowd has teamed up with British charity Male Cancer Awareness Campaign for their new Indiegogo campaign called "Skyballs" to "build, launch and tour the world in a hot-air balloon shaped like a... [Read More]
 
Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow act out Jimmy Kimmel’s “Friends” fan fiction
Friends is my personal favorite TV show of all time. It’s one of the greats. Turns out, it’s Jimmy Kimmel’s favorite show too. Like many fans, Kimmel wrote himself in to some Friends fan fiction. Playing the role of Ross, Kimmel ropes Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, and Lisa Kudro... [Read More]
 
Breaking: Joan Rivers hospitalized in critical condition after she stops breathing during surgery
The iconic Joan Rivers was rushed to a Manhattan hospital Thursday morning after she stopped breathing during an operation. Reports state Rivers was undergoing throat surgery at a clinic on the Upper West Side when a problem occurred, she stopped breathing, and was rushed to Mount Sinai Medical Cent... [Read More]
 
How to Succeed at Edinburgh Fringe with Alex Edelman
by Elise Czajkowski Alex Edelman has had an excellent August. The American comic headed to the Edinburgh Fringe with his debut show, Millennial, and on Saturday, he walked away with the coveted Best Newcomer Award at the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards. Past winners include stars like&nbs... [Read More]
 
Alison Rich Hired as a Writer at 'SNL'
by Megh Wright The debut of Saturday Night Live's 40th season is just around the corner, and the show has hired a new writer to its staff with the addition of Alison Rich. Rich got her start at UCB in New York, won the UCB NBC Diversity Showcase in 2012, and recently moved to Los Angeles to perform ... [Read More]
 
Fox Is Developing a Comedy Based on Weezer Frontman Rivers Cuomo's Life
by Megh Wright Weezer's frontman Rivers Cuomo might be getting the Fox sitcom treatment. THR reports that the network has given a put-pilot commitment to DeTour, a single-cam comedy from Psych creator Steve Franks that will focus on "a 30-something rock star who, unable to rationalize his success an... [Read More]
 
Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, and Lisa Kudrow Act Out 'Friends' Fan Fiction with Jimmy Kimmel
by Megh Wright On last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live, Kimmel told guest Jennifer Aniston that he had written some Friends fan fiction and asked if she'd be willing to act it out with him. What resulted was a live reading in an impressive replica of Rachel's kitchen starring Aniston, Courtney Cox, and Li... [Read More]
 
Jimmy Kimmel convenes Friends reunion of Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow; 20th anniversary of sitcom also plans real-life Central Perk
This is as close as we're ever going to get to an actual Friends reunion, most likely. So thank Jimmy Kimmel for being such a devoted fan that he spent thousands on designing an exact replica of the Friends NYC apartment set, and convinced guest Jennifer Aniston to read his Friends fanfic with him -... [Read More]
 
Image of Dana Gould on Comedians, Depression and Self-Destruction | Rolling Stone
Dana Gould on Comedians, Depression and Self-Destruction | Rolling Stone
"Being funny is not the same as being happy. This is an area to which I can speak with some expertise." [Read More]