Sept. 15, 2014: Deadline to submit for 10th annual Andy Kaufman Award
In 2013, a woman claiming to be the long-lost daughter of a not-so-dead Andy Kaufman stole the show at the Andy Kaufman Award finals. What, or who, could possibly top that this year? Maybe you. The 10th annual competition for The Andy Kaufman Award already is seeking online submissions, wi... [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]
Margaret Cho on Joan Rivers: “Putting the fun back in funeral”
An excerpt from Margaret Cho's experience at the memorial service for Joan Rivers, held Sunday in New York City: The temple was huge and packed and silent and all her fancy friends were there, as well as many of us girl comics, because we had lost our dear leader (I do see her as my own personal Kim... [Read More]
Joan Rivers remains hospitalized in serious condition following complications during throat surgery
Melissa Rivers released this statement today about her mother, 81-year-old comedy legend Joan Rivers, who was rushed to Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City Thursday when she went into cardiac arrest during throat surgery at an Upper East Side clinic. “My mother would be so touched by the tribu... [Read More]
Listen to the Premiere Episode of 'The Daily Show Podcast without Jon Stewart'
by Megh Wright The Daily Show now has its very own podcast. Comedy Central unveiled the premiere episode of The Daily Show Podcast without Jon Stewart today, which will take Daily Show fans behind the scenes of the show with writers, producers, and correspondents and, as the title suggests, be a Jon... [Read More]
Seth Rogen's Movie 'The Interview' Comes Out in Theaters on December 25th
by Megh Wright Despite the fact that it's made North Korea very angry, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's newest film The Interview has been given a new release date. Rogen announced on Twitter today that The Interview will be released in theaters this Christmas; the film was originally slated for a rel... [Read More]
Profiles in Funny: Dan Dion’s photographs from Montreal’s Just For Laughs, 2014
Montreal's Just For Laughs festival can seem like a whirlwind, whether it's your first year or your 30th, whether you're a fan or a Gala headliner. But photographer Dan Dion managed to make time stop once again this July, thanks to his camera and the trust he has with the many performers who pose fo... [Read More]
Tommy Morris out at The Comedy Store; Adam Eget in as talent booker
Last week saw fundamental changes at comedy clubs in both New York City and Los Angeles. In the Big Apple, Al Martin sold off his longstanding stake in New York Comedy Club (it now redirects to for the time being for schedule/tickets), and several longtime regular comedians and fri... [Read More]
R.I.P. Rich Ceisler
Stand-up comedian Rich Ceisler died this morning, two weeks after contracting a rare illness while performing on a cruise ship in the Caribbean. Ceisler was in his 50s. The love of his life, Catherine, was with him when he died, and she'd been posting updates to his Facebook page regularly sinc... [Read More]
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb trailer released
Since the first Night at the Museum movie hit theaters in 2006, the franchise has made nearly $1 billion at the box office worldwide; that, of course includes the 2009 installment Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. So it’s no surprise the third movie — Secret of the Tomb &md... [Read More]