‘Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel’: The Lost Radio Show of Groucho and Chico
We live in an era in which the idea of a “lost” TV show has completely vanished. I mean, I guess you could have a hard drive crash or something, but outside of a weird fluke like that, pretty much every form of entertainment we make from here on out is probably going to live […] [Read More]
Rob Zombie to Direct a Movie Adaptation of ‘Raised Eyebrows: My Years Inside Groucho’s House’
Rob Zombie has a new film in the works that’s a departure from his usual work as a horror director. According to Deadline, Zombie will direct a film adaptation of Steve Stoliar’s 2011 memoir Raised Eyebrows: My Years Inside Groucho’s House with Oren Moverman attached to write the s... [Read More]
George Carlin Smithsonian portrait to be unveiled, new Carlin website coming!
Fans of classic comedy – and, in particular, Carlin purists – are in for one hell of a George injection. On March 27, not only will the late comedian’s official website be re-launched, but his portrait is also to be unveiled at the Smithsonian National Gallery. Featured alongside p... [Read More]
Who would make it onto the Mount Rushmore of Comedy?
This May, in celebrating Don Rickles on his 88th birthday, Jerry Seinfeld said of his elder hero: ""On the Mount Rushmore of stand-up comedy, there are four faces, in my opinion: Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Bill Cosby and Don Rickles." This weekend, following the death of Joan Rivers at 81, C... [Read More]
10 of the most iconic mustaches in comedy
Today, November 1st, is more than Halloween walk of shame day and/or All Saint’s Day. It also marks the start of Movember, a month in which men are encouraged to grow out their mustaches to raise awareness of men’s health issues. While we’re on board with this, and this author even... [Read More]
The Marx brothers - Gateways To Geekery | The A.V. Club
Even with the Marx brothers’ eternal status as one of America’s greatest cinematic comedy teams, an increasing number of generations know about them more than they actually know them. Aside from the fact that they gave Woody Allen a reason to live in Hannah And Her Sisters, a lot of younger viewers aren’t clear on why they should care about the Marx brothers. [Read More]
Student of comedy evokes Groucho Marx persona
Some people want to grow up to be astronauts, or firemen, or doctors. But Frank Ferrante kind of wanted to be Groucho Marx. [Read More]