Addicted to Comedy: Returning From My Comedy Rumspringa
For those who are unfamiliar with the term "Rumspringa," it’s a coming of age period when Amish teenagers are allowed to engage in lifestyle activities not permitted by their community. They’re allowed to purchase a car, watch television, and live a way most people take for granted. Once... [Read More]
 
My Pod Week: Week ending 9/21/14
Mike Flinn (@realmikeflinn) isn't just a podcast producer and engineer; he's also an avid fan of the form. "My Pod Week" recaps and reviews the many varied comedy podcasts Flinn listened to or attended live tapings of during the previous week. Enjoy! The Los Angeles Podcast Festival is coming to the... [Read More]
 
Chicago Comedy and Theater Great Sheldon Patinkin Dies at 79
by Megh Wright The Chicago theater and comedy community lost a big name yesterday with the news that Sheldon Patinkin, who mentored countless performers and directors and was an icon of the Second City community, died at age 79. Patinkin worked as the chair of Columbia College Chicago's theater depa... [Read More]
 
Howard Stern wack pack member Eric “The Actor” Lynch dead at 39
Eric “The Actor” Lynch has died. Lynch was a regular on SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show’s as a member of the show’s Wack Pack – a collection of regulars who call in/appear on the show, usually with a self-identifying feature about them – a unique voice, aff... [Read More]
 
This week on TV: Trolling on South Park
It’s here ladies and gentlemen, not only is it hoodie weather, but its that time of the year when we see the return of many of the fall shows. The biggest one for us being the 40th season of Saturday Night Live. Last week a bunch of changes happened for this new season, including new […... [Read More]
 
Inside 'Marry Me,' 'Hotwives,' and 'Drunk History' with Tymberlee Hill
by Jeremy Popkin Having to transition from being an eccentric sitcom neighbor to a reality show housewife to any number of historical figures as filtered by intoxicated comedians would normally make for a serious case of mental whiplash, but it’s no issue for the incredibly talented and incred... [Read More]
 
Watch the Latest Trailer for Seth Rogen's New Movie 'The Interview'
by Megh Wright Seth Rogen's new movie The Interview has been given a new premiere date, new edits, and now a new trailer, which features Rogen and James Franco leaving their Hollywood gig to interview and ultimately assassinate Kim Jong-un. Hopefully when the North Korean leader finally sees the fu... [Read More]
 
John Oliver Hosts a Beauty Pageant with Kathy Griffin on 'Last Week Tonight'
by Megh Wright Here's a clip from last night's episode of Last Week Tonight, in which John Oliver breaks down the Miss America Pageant — or as they prefer to be known, "the world's largest provider of scholarships for women." Oliver decided to investigate the pageant's claims of providing $45 ... [Read More]
 
Simpsons writer John Swartzwelder created an absurd Western comedy. Watch the recently surfaced pilot episode!
In light of the recent barrage of Simpsons output, it’s nice to know that some things about the long-running show are still a bit of a mystery. In this case, the enigma is John Swartzwelder, one of the show’s longtime writers and a veritable JD Salinger/Hunter S. Thompson of the Simpsons... [Read More]
 
Eric ‘The Actor’ Lynch Dead; What Happened To ‘Howard Stern Show’ Wack Pack Member Eric The Midget?
Eric the Actor, a beloved member of the Wack Pack on The Howard Stern Show, has apparently died. The news was confirmed by the Sirius XM Twitter account. Rest in peace, Eric the Actor. We love you. — SiriusXM (@SIRIUSXM) September 21, 2014 It is unclear exactly what happened to Eric S. Lynch, ... [Read More]