Watch Debra Downing and a Shirtless Jack McBrayer Argue at Second City in 2000
by Megh Wright Welcome to The Second City Archives, in which we post an exclusive clip each week of some of comedy's biggest superstars performing early in their careers on the legendary Chicago stage. Second City has generously given us a glimpse into their extensive archive of live performances, a... [Read More]
 
Fox buys supernatural comedy from ’30 Rock’ writer Colleen McGuinness
Former 30 Rock writer/producer Colleen McGuinness has sold her second pilot this year. According to Deadline, McGuinness has sold a single-camera comedy to Fox and is getting some very big names to help her with it. A-Listers Ben Affleck and Matt Damon have signed on as producers alongside McGuinnes... [Read More]
 
Watch Dratch & Fey’s 1999 sketch show
Sometimes it takes 15 years to rediscover the origins of something you loved. Over the weekend, we all finally enjoyed the opportunity to turn back the hands of time and jump into the YouTube machine to 1999, when fresh-faced young sketch/improv comedians Rachel Dratch and Tina Fey were about to hit... [Read More]
 
Buzz Aldrin Loved Doing '30 Rock'
by Bradford Evans "My father, in 1925, 1926, in the Reserve of the Air Corps, worked as Aviation Fuel Manager for Standard Oil of New Jersey, that's where I lived at that time, and he would go into NYC and work at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. So when I was asked to consider participating, I jumped for joy,... [Read More]
 
How I Met Your Mother, Arrested Development, Big Bang Theory and more! TV’s greatest catchphrases in one video supercut
From modern comedy hits like How I Met Your Mother, The Big Bang Theory and Arrested Development to iconic comedy shows like Good Times, Happy Days and Everybody Loves Raymond the concept of the catchphrase is one firmly embedded in the success of those shows. So, it’s with great pleasure we p... [Read More]
 
Image of The Hannibal Buress 30 Rock Reel – The Interrobang
The Hannibal Buress 30 Rock Reel – The Interrobang
Hannibal Buress making homelessness hysterical. Here’s a super cut of his “recurring hobo” work on 30 Rock. [Read More]
 
Here’s a supercut of Hannibal Buress’ recurring hobo scenes in ’30 Rock’
When 30 Rock went off the air a year ago, we professed our love for the show with a list of 30 Reasons We’ll Miss 30 Rock. Number 14 on that list was the series of Hannibal Buress cameos that he’d make as a homeless person, or as Liz Lemon called them, “recurring hobos.” Bure... [Read More]
 
Here's a Compilation of Homeless Hannibal Buress Scenes from '30 Rock'
by Megh Wright In addition to being a 30 Rock writer, Hannibal Buress had the distinct honor of getting to play the show's trademark homeless guy and was behind some of 30 Rock's most bizarrely hilarious blink-and-you'll-miss-it moments. Though no homeless 30 Rock character will ever be as authenti... [Read More]
 
How 'Family Guy' Gets the Comedic Cutaway So Wrong
by Brad Becker-Parton By now, the cutaway has become a television comedy staple, allowing programs to reveal information, flashback, build on a joke, or direct-address the camera among other options. The cutaway, an abrupt break in continuity editing, (which as mentioned previously here is editing t... [Read More]
 
Judah Friedlander pays off Super Bowl bet to Taran Killam with Times Square apology
Before Super Bowl XLVIII, Taran Killam and Judah Friedlander waged a public bet over the outcome to launch the new Above Average series, "You Bet Your Ass," in conjunction with FOX Sports. Killam picked the Seahawks. Picking the Broncos meant a sad day for Friedlander as he had to pay up. Paying up ... [Read More]