Bob Odenkirk on Being an Amateur Standup and the Inevitable Decline of Improv
by Bradford Evans Bob Odenkirk may be busier than ever, starring in the upcoming Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul, but that doesn't mean he's put comedy on the back burner. If anything, he's amped up his comedic output as of late. Odenkirk released his first book A Load of Hooey&... [Read More]
Here's the Final Trailer for Seth Rogen and James Franco's 'The Interview'
by Megh Wright After angering North Korea, making some big edits, and getting a later premiere date, Seth Rogen and James Franco's latest film The Interview now has a final trailer. Unlike the previous sneak peeks, this time around there seems to be a lot less anti-Kim Jong-un sentiment and a lot mo... [Read More]
Amy Sedaris Updates David Letterman on Her Pet Rabbit Tina
by Megh Wright Here's a clip from Late Show regular Amy Sedaris's visit with Letterman last night, in which she grills the late night host about his recent decision to get a second dog and updates him on her destructive rabbit Tina, who is apparently about the size of "an Italian meatloaf or maybe a... [Read More]
Aasif Mandvi Tells Seth Meyers How He Got Hired on 'The Daily Show'
by Megh Wright Aasif Mandvi was a guest on last night's Late Night, where he told Seth Meyers about some of the more stereotypically Indian roles he's auditioned for (a bunch of doctors and a snake charmer) as well as what his parents thought when he was hired as Daily Show's "Senior Muslim Correspo... [Read More]
Seth Rogen’s Jewish-Canadian-American Thanksgiving, animated for Funny or Die
Poor Seth Rogen. He's Jewish and Canadian, which means he doesn't get to celebrate Thanksgiving. Wait. That's not right. That cannot be right, can it? Somebody tell Rogen the good news, please! In the meantime, here is an animated short starring and written by Seth Rogen talking about how his family... [Read More]
ABC gives rookie sitcom “Cristela” full-season order in same week Alonzo releases first stand-up CD
Amid all of the carnage of cancelled rookie sitcoms this fall, finally some good news, and it's for a stand-up comedian sitcom, as ABC has granted Cristela Alonzo's Cristela a full-season order. Congrats to all of our #Cristela cast and crew for a full-season pickup! pic.twitt... [Read More]
Nick Offerman to release “American Ham” on Netflix December 12th
America’s Sweetheart Nick Offerman is quite possibly the greatest man in the history of man. Why? Because in addition to this, this, this, or even this; he has the greatest headshot pic an actor has ever had. It could also be because, in addition to dispelling great wisdom upon us both as real... [Read More]
Today's Funniest Tweets
by WitStream Nell Scovell Bill Cosby is the Ron Popeil of rapists: But wait, there's more! Justin Shanes The Ferguson grand jury verdict coming 3 days before a giant dinner with my relatives se... [Read More]
What's on TV This Week: The All-Star Non-Denominational Christmas Special
by Stephanie Simon Forget Thanksgiving, it’s already Christmas time at Comedy Central — and of course, there’s something for everyone. Thanksgiving night the network premieres its first ever All-Star Non-Denominational Christmas Special that runs through Sunday. The all-encompassin... [Read More]
Paul F. Tompkins and Marc Evan Jackson Talk Future Tripping, Improv, and More on 'Speakeasy'
by Megh Wright Here's the latest episode of Paul F. Tompkins's web series Speakeasy with Thrilling Adventure Hour, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Parks and Recreation's Marc Evan Jackson, who chats with Tompkins at length about how he got his start in improv, how he approaches auditions, and how he learned... [Read More]