Review: Artie Lange, “The Stench of Failure,” on Comedy Central
Artie Lange has been through a lot the past four years; heck the past fourteen years; hell, make it 40. He says as much at the end of his new stand-up special, which premieres at midnight tonight on Comedy Central: "Thank you for not forgetting me, guys. I've been through some hell." Lange easily co... [Read More]
Image of Doug Stanhope laughs in the face of self-destruction - LA Times
Doug Stanhope laughs in the face of self-destruction - LA Times
Doug Stanhope has been taking his outrageous, self-destructive world view to his fans for years. Surrounded by a few cronies, he stands in the gloom, nursing two packs of Marlboros and a tumbler of vodka adorned with a splash of juice. He switches to a Three Rum Scum, a kitschy concoction advertised as "a brisk inbreeding of three different rums," before moving on to a series of Miller Lites, downed from the bottle. [Read More]
This week in comedy: IFC brings back some shows
The past few weeks have seen some interesting and hilarious developments on Saturday Night Live, but with that show on a small hiatus until November 1, the late night circuit instead provided the most laughter this week. Some of today’s funniest faces popped up on Tonight Show, Conan,&nbs... [Read More]
This Week in Comedy: 'Comedy Bang! Bang!' and 'The Birthday Boys' Return
by Stephanie Simon -We took a look at the TV networks’ comedy depth charts; we examined which network offers the most in quantity, which offer the most in quality, and who’s taking the biggest risks. -We talked with Dane Cook about his standup evolution, joke theft allegations, and the &... [Read More]
Amy Poehler Is Developing an NBC Comedy About an Agnostic Woman
by Megh Wright Amy Poehler has another NBC show in the works. Deadline reports that Poehler has teamed up with Parks and Recreation writer/producer Aisha Muharrar for a single-cam workplace comedy for the network that follows "a young, agnostic woman who inherits a church and the crew of strong-will... [Read More]
Watch Dave Chappelle Do a Four-Hour Standup Set in 2009
by Megh Wright NYC comedy club Comic Strip Live has been posting a ton of vintage standup clips lately (see Robin Williams, Eddie Murphy, and Jerry Seinfeld), and today they added a new clip that's a gold mine for Dave Chappelle fans — nearly four full hours of him doing standup and riffing wi... [Read More]
The Birthday Boys pick their favorite sketches from IFC, the UCB and online
The Birthday Boys arrived at IFC last year as a fully-fledged sketch group and TV show with the stamp of approval from Bob Odenkirk, who also made himself the group's honorary eighth member. For season two, which premieres tonight, The Birthday Boys have recruited several other comedy stars who were... [Read More]
Let Stephen Colbert Run You Through a Typical 'Colbert Report' Workday
by Megh Wright Slate just launched a new podcast called Working that explores the typical workdays of various celebrities, and the very first episode features Colbert Report host and Late Show successor Stephen Colbert. Colbert offers a detailed run-through of his average day (and night) on his Come... [Read More]
Gabriel Iglesias’ The Fluffy Movie: Win the Blu-ray extended edition from Laughspin
Gabriel Iglesias will release his motion picture event The Fluffy Movie – Extended Edition (Blu-ray + DVD + DIGITAL HD) on Oct. 21. And to celebrate that fact and because we love Laughspin readers, we’re giving away one copy of the Blu-ray version of The Fluffy Movie. And here’s ho... [Read More]
Talking to @RachelHastings about Teenagers, Turning Tweets Into Sketches, and Her Mom
by Jenny Nelson Rachel Hastings is a writer living in Los Angeles, where she writes for the Bob's Burgers comic (the third issue of which comes out October 29th from Dynamite Comics), works in the production department for Bob's Burgers the TV show, and is a writer on the UCB LA Maude... [Read More]