When Jimmy Dore Took on the $3,000 “Stand-Up Boot Camp” on ‘Comedy and Everything Else’
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. When Marc Maron took on Carlos Mencia in a two-part WTF episode documented recently in these here pages, it was a profound professional mismatch. One of the most hated, least respected names in co... [Read More]
When Jimmy Dore Took on the $3,000 “Stand-Up Boot Camp” on ‘Comedy and Everything Else’
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. When Marc Maron took on Carlos Mencia in a two-part WTF episode documented recently in these here pages, it was a profound professional mismatch. One of the most hated, least respected names in co... [Read More]
Episode #63: Kyle Cease
Kyle Cease first caught my attention in the 1990s when we both were getting started in the Seattle comedy scene. He already was headlining clubs as a teenager then, and parlayed his youthful exuberance and success into scene-stealing bit parts in movies such as 10 Things I Hate About You and No... [Read More]
Louie Anderson on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
Louie Anderson has a weekly date with Las Vegas, and it's got him making observations about just how drunk some people can get. "I haven't been that drunk. I've been that full!" Anderson said Tuesday night on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. But yes, please tell him about the special dessert,... [Read More]
Watch “Robin Williams Remembered:” A PBS Pioneers of Television special
The PBS documentary series, Pioneers of Television, had interviewed Robin Williams extensively just recently for its portraits of him and other groundbreaking comedians of the past 60 years. So, when Williams tragically died last month at 63, they went back through the footage with him as well as wi... [Read More]
Robin Williams tribute on PBS airs Sept. 9: Watch a preview now
Robin Williams will be honored Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 9 pm ET when PBS premieres a one-hour tribute titled Robin Williams Remembered – A Pioneers of Television Special. The special will include Robin Williams’ last full-length television interview, “including never-before-seen footage... [Read More]
Comedy Dynamics launches lineup of archived stand-up comedy specials on Hulu
New Wave's Comedy Dynamics debuted its new Hulu channel today. You can check out the following stand-up comedy specials at your convenience, free of charge. The initial lineup at launch includes: Louie Anderson, Big Baby Boomer (2012) Josh Blue, Sticky Change (2012) Kyle Cease, Weirder. Blacker.... [Read More]
Louie Anderson on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
Louie Anderson returned to the Late Late Show stage on Monday night, and even before you make your New Year's resolutions, Anderson's personal trainer has a suggestion for him. Take a hike! No. That's the suggestion. You'll see. Roll the clip (Craig Ferguson introduces Louie at about 32:50 in the fu... [Read More]
Comedian Louie Anderson Eliminated from ‘Splash’
ABC’s surprise hit reality show “Splash” (not to be confused with NBC’s flop musical show “Smash” #Burn) is kind of a ridiculous concept.  With a similar model to that of “Dancing With the Stars,” celeb... [Read More]
In Their Own Words: Dick Cavett, Louie Anderson, Ophira Eisenberg, J.R. Berard, Andy Sandford
And now, for some words of wisdom about comedy from comedians. In their own words. In contemplating a possible return of The Tonight Show to New York City and 30 Rockefeller from Los Angeles and Burbank, Dick Cavett reflects on Johnny Carson's tenure... [Read More]