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]
Brooklyn Nine-Nine cast gets personal at Just For Laughs
MONTREAL – As one of the most exciting new sitcoms to hit the major networks in a years, Brooklyn Nine-Nine has quickly garnered a well-deserved reputation for being smart, hip, and extremely hilarious. Therefore, it’s perhaps not too surprising to see that the remarkable cast chemistry ... [Read More]
Hank Azaria immigrates to Seth MacFarlane’s Fox animated series Bordertown
Seth MacFarlane’s new Fox animated series Bordertown just landed a huge lead. Simpsons star and comedian Hank Azaria will voice lead character Bud Buckwald. The Emmy Award-winning actor joins MacFarlane’s comedy about two neighbors from very different backgrounds living in a fictional to... [Read More]
Montreal’s New Faces 2014: Just For Laughs
Here they are! Well, most of them anyhow. The list the comedy world waits all year for is out -- Montreal's "New Faces" for Just For Laughs. Last year, two "New Faces" made the leap from Montreal in July to Saturday Night Live in September (Brooks Wheelan and John Milhiser). In years and comedy boom... [Read More]