President Barack Obama opens seventh season of Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee
Wait, is the president of the United States a comedian? We'll get to that soon enough. In the meantime, though, President Barack Obama will open the seventh season of Jerry Seinfeld's Crackle webseries, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, which debuts Dec. 30, 2105. Here's the trailer, which also feat... [Read More]
Sam Simon co-creator of The Simpsons and philanthropist passes at age 59
The unfortunate news has finally arrived and falls on anything but deaf ears. Sam Simon has succumb to his battle with terminal cancer which he was diagnosed with in late 2012. A nine-time Emmy winner who wrote episodes of  the popular shows Taxi, Cheers and It’s Garry... [Read More]
Shout! Factory TV launches new streaming entertainment site
Shout! Factory TV launched today as a new free streaming service offering cult comedy favorites, from stand-up specials to sitcoms to movies, all available on your computer, cell phone, tablet or TV (via Roku app). The programming comes culled and curated from the company's Shout! Factory, as well a... [Read More]
Jeff Goldblum, Garry Shandling, and Judd Apatow Trade Therapist Stories
by Megh Wright Here's a clip from Judd Apatow's second Late Late Show episode as guest host last week featuring guests Jeff Goldblum and Garry Shandling, where it's revealed that Shandling has had the same therapist as both of the other guys in the past — one who doubled as Goldblum's wedding ... [Read More]
Judd Apatow’s stand-up comedy resurrection
Immaturity is funny, so says all-American comedy maven Judd Apatow, who’s best known for creating the genius, short-lived, cult TV show, Freaks and Geeks and his ensuing plethora of raunchy blockbusters. What Judd’s not so known for is his abridged stand-up career, which ran shorter than... [Read More]
Louis C.K., Wanda Sykes, Jerry Seinfeld and more! 11 Comedians as comedians on television
Stand-up comedians are taking over television! Comics, not all of them trained actors, are getting the opportunity to play the roles they were meant to play: comedians. The old stand-up-to-sitcom model was that maybe you’d get discovered at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal or a ... [Read More]
Carol Leifer
Carol Leifer previously published a book of essays about her life, 2009′s When You Lie About Your Age, the Terrorists Win, so another set of anecdotes and reflections might seem beside the point. Not so. Leifer fills her new one with the sort of concise, actionable advice usuall... [Read More]
What I've Learned About Comedy From Two Years of Hanging in the Archives
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]
Nine of the best comedic actors who starred as themselves in sitcoms, on playing themselves on TV
If you think it's weird that Louis C.K. and Matt LeBlanc are competing against each other again in the same Emmy Awards category for roles in which they play themselves, in name and essentially in spirit, in TV comedies, consider this: C.K. and LeBlanc were high-school classmates, too. Newton N... [Read More]