Emmys 2016 winners in comedy: From first-timers to respected vets
The 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards, handed out Sunday night live on ABC, saved its biggest prizes for repeat winners but had plenty of opportunities to reward first-timers in the first half-hour of the telecast. In just the first few categories: Louie Anderson won his first Emmy Award, in the supporting... [Read More]
Your 2016 Emmy Awards comedy winners
Comedy was on full display at this year’s Emmys. Winners included Veep, Louie Anderson, and Kate McKinnon. But we’ll get to the full winners list in just a bit. Let’s start at the beginning. Jimmy Kimmel hosted the awards show brought us everything from a unique arrival, PB&Js,... [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]
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]