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]
Comedy Central renews “Nathan For You,” “Drunk History” for third seasons
Comedy Central President Kent Alterman heaped hyperboles of praise upon Nathan Fielder an hour ago as the "Breakout Comedy Performer of the Year" at Montreal's Just For Laughs festival in a speech that Alterman claimed Fielder had written for him. But the most important words Fielder heard from Alte... [Read More]
Comedy Central Renews 'Nathan for You' and 'Drunk History'
by Adam Frucci Comedy Central has just announced that they've renewed both Nathan for You and Drunk History for third seasons. These renewals come on the heels of recent renewals for Broad City, Kroll Show, Inside Amy Schumer, Review, and TripTank, giving the network a seriously impressive lineup of... [Read More]
This Week in Comedy: Weird Al Hits #1 and 'The Meltdown' Premieres
by Adam Frucci -Former SNL cast member Gary Kroeger wrote about what it's like to be hired and then fired by the show. -Seinfeld writer Andy Cowan told us about writing "The Opposite," one of the best Seinfeld episodes ever. -We dug up Dratch & Fey, Tina Fey and Rachel Dratch's old pre-SNL stage... [Read More]
Nathan Fielder Describes a Cut 'Nathan for You' Bit Involving Reiki and Yogurt
by Megh Wright "[Reiki]'s like a massage, but you don't touch the person … It's strange. My idea was after the person would remove the energy from people, she could charge people a fee to dispose of it. Maybe she could convince them it was bad for the environment. She did it. She was able to ... [Read More]
The 'It's Always Sunny' Gang Is Writing a Self-Help Book
by Megh Wright The life experts of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia are writing a book. A pre-order page recently showed up on Amazon for The 7 Secrets of Awakening the Highly Effective Four-Hour Giant, Today, a book "written" by Charlie, Mac, Dennis, Sweet Dee, and Frank that will serve as a self-... [Read More]
Follow Friday: Steven Rosenthal (@Rosenthaltweets)
by Emma Soren A lot of Twitter users take to the platform to test out their latest jokes and quips, but certain people truly excel at making us laugh with the available characters and constraints. With the Internet being such a big place, it can be difficult to find the comedians most worthy of y... [Read More]
Just For Laughs 2014: Kumail Nanjiani and friends
Thursday night at Just For Laughs 2014 capped off with the midnight show “Kumail Nanjiani and Friends” at Cabaret Underworld. The “friends” portion of the show consisted of Emily Heller and Nick Thune, a combination I couldn’t miss. I personally have been waiting and wa... [Read More]
Conan O'Brien and Brian Stack Want to Make "Anon" a Cool Word Again
by Megh Wright Here's a short and sweet clip from last night's Conan, in which O'Brien and writer Brian Stack state their case for why the word "anon" deserves a glorious comeback. It does sound a lot classier than "turducken." 0 Comments... [Read More]
Seinfeld Roasts Tommy Chong, and Other Weird Things That Happened on the Playboy Channel
by Ramsey Ess The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny p... [Read More]