‘Wet Hot American Summer: The Annotated Screenplay’ to Be Released in October
Wet Hot fans, rejoice, because David Wain and Michael Showalter have something extra special coming out this fall. On Twitter today, Wain announced that he and Showalter will be releasing Wet Hot American Summer: The Annotated Screenplay. The book features a preface by Jesse... [Read More]
R.I.P. Harry Anderson (1952-2018)
Harry Anderson, best known for starring in the NBC Must-See TV sitcom Night Court from 1984-1992, has died at his home in North Carolina. He was 65. Born Oct. 14, 1952, in Newport, R.I., Anderson and his family moved to Chicago, where he discovered card games, magic tricks and hustling. He took thos... [Read More]
R.I.P. Floyd J. Phillips
Floyd J. Phillips grew up in Michigan and died there, but his comedy influence also spread to the Pacific Northwest. Phillips died April 6, after more than 35 years on and off of dialysis. He’d posted a GoFundMe just last month to try to defray his medical expenses and help get him back on his... [Read More]
R.I.P. Mitzi Shore, legendary owner of The Comedy Store (1930-2018)
Mitzi Shore, the legendary owner of The Comedy Store who took over the comedy club when she divorced Sammy Shore in 1974, mother of Pauly Shore and three other children, a lightning rod for the comedy strike of 1979, godmother to so many other comedians in the 1970s through the 2000s, and the inspir... [Read More]
Mitzi Shore, Owner of The Comedy Store, Dies at 87
Mitzi Shore, c0-founder of The Comedy Store standup club in Hollywood, has died. Shore founded The Comedy Store in 1972 with her then-husband Sammy Shore, taking over full ownership in 1974 after their divorce, with such comedians as Jerry Seinfeld, Garry Shandling, Jay Leno, Robin William... [Read More]
R.I.P. Peggy Platt
Peggy Platt, the first and so far still the only woman to have won the Seattle International Comedy Competition, died in her sleep earlier this week. Platt was 58. She won the Seattle competition back in 1985, and in the following three decades, served as a den mother for the city’s burgeoning... [Read More]
R.I.P. Peggy Platt
Peggy Platt, the first and so far still the only woman to have won the Seattle International Comedy Competition, died in her sleep earlier this week. Platt was 58. She won the Seattle competition back in 1985, and in the following three decades, served as a den mother for the city’s burgeoning... [Read More]
‘Triple Kiss’: Billy Scafuri Goes Solo
With these ten minutes of sweet absurdity, the longtime Harvard Sailing Team (HST) member has flexed his muscles as a solo creator with an unmistakable directorial voice. The groundwork has been laid for a longer-form Billy, a Billy that — like other members of HST — spreads hi... [Read More]
R.I.P. Tim Jones
Tim Jones, a regular at The Comedy Store throughout the 1980s comedy boom and into the 1990s, has died. Jones, a native New Yorker, headed west to Hollywood like many comedians in the 1970s. On the East Coast, he’d been a news writer for a local NBC station. “I wanted to be a networ... [Read More]
Jimmy Kimmel Mourns Keyboard Cat: “The Last Good Thing Left in the World Is Gone”
Yesterday, the world lost an internet superstar with the news that our beloved Keyboard Cat had died, so during last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, Kimmel mourned KC’s death with a moving tribute in his memory. “KC lived each of his nine lives to the fullest, and he taught us that anyo... [Read More]