Norm Macdonald talks about defending Louis CK in new “Unmasked” interview
Norm Macdonald’s publicity tour for his new Netflix talk show continues to make massive headlines. First, his interview with The Hollywood Reporter prompted SNL buddy Jimmy Fallon to cancel Macdonald’s scheduled appearance on Tuesday’s taping of The Tonight Show (with Macdonald in ... [Read More]
Howie Mandel on owning Just For Laughs: “I was chasing this”
Howie Mandel recently opened a comedy club bearing his name in Atlantic City, and he’s long been a mainstay judge on NBC’s America’s Got Talent. But Mandel’s heart has remained in his native Canada, so when Just For Laughs suddenly became a real-life Deal or No Deal for him, ... [Read More]
Episode #160: Tom Rhodes
Tom Rhodes has been obsessed with stand-up comedy since he was 12. As a teenager in Florida in the 1980s, he performed with fake IDs to get into the comedy clubs and won a contest that allowed him to perform at 19 at The Comedy Store in Hollywood. After stops in New York City and San […]... [Read More]
Jim Gaffigan thought about retiring if wife and writing partner Jeannie’s brain tumor surgery didn’t go well
In a SiriusXM “Town Hall” with Ron Bennington, Jim Gaffigan described how his wife and writing partner, Jeannie, dealt with her recent brain tumor surgery much better than he did. “She went into a two hour [MRI] before the surgery, and she came out and she was like, “Write th... [Read More]
Jim Gaffigan thought about retiring if wife and writing partner Jeannie’s brain tumor surgery didn’t go well
In a SiriusXM “Town Hall” with Ron Bennington, Jim Gaffigan described how his wife and writing partner, Jeannie, dealt with her recent brain tumor surgery much better than he did. “She went into a two hour [MRI] before the surgery, and she came out and she was like, “Write th... [Read More]
Jim Gaffigan thought about retiring if wife and writing partner Jeannie’s brain tumor surgery didn’t go well
In a SiriusXM “Town Hall” with Ron Bennington, Jim Gaffigan described how his wife and writing partner, Jeannie, dealt with her recent brain tumor surgery much better than he did. “She went into a two hour [MRI] before the surgery, and she came out and she was like, “Write th... [Read More]
The Interrobang’s “Comedy 101” on SiriusXM: An open mic comedian’s fever dream/nightmare come to life
The open mic holds everything for the new, aspiring comedian. The alpha and the omega, the dream and the nightmare, but the above all else, the primary entry point for stand-up comedy. An open mic often promises no regular audience members; instead, empty chairs up front and a gaggle of snickering o... [Read More]
5 things we learned at the “Unmasked with Jim Norton” taping
Last night at The Village Underground in New York City, comedian and actor Jim Norton sat down with Ron Bennington for a taping of SiriusXM’s Unmasked. The room was filled to the brim and the energy was hot. During there one-hour-plus discussion, topics such as Opie & Anthony, Andrew Dice ... [Read More]
Anthony Cumia headed to rehab, taking hiatus from “The Anthony Cumia Show,” comedians to guest host during absence
As teased earlier this week, today Anthony Cumia made a big announcement today. The host announced on The Anthony Cumia Show that he would be taking a month off from his show and enter an inpatient drug and alcohol rehab facility. Cumia cited certain “legalities” as the reason he decided... [Read More]
Anthony Cumia headed to rehab, taking hiatus from “The Anthony Cumia Show,” comedians to guest host during absence
As teased earlier this week, today Anthony Cumia made a big announcement today. The host announced on The Anthony Cumia Show that he would be taking a month off from his show and enter an inpatient drug and alcohol rehab facility. Cumia cited certain “legalities” as the reason he decided... [Read More]