Andrea Martin on coming full circle, from SCTV to Broadway and back to Toronto and NBC for “Working The Engels”
Andrea Martin is enjoying her summer trip to Portugal when she's patched onto the phone line last night with The Comic's Comic. "It's surreal for me to have a show premiere and me be in Lisbon," Martin said. So if fans tune in tonight to the American debut of Working The Engels on NBC and start inte... [Read More]
 
Bill Burr, Nathan Fielder and more win 2014 Just For Laughs Awards
Each year, Just For Laugh’s Montreal closes out the festival with the JFL Awards. Today JFL announced Bill Burr, Nathan Fielder, Andy Samberg, Seth Rogan, Evan Goldberg, and Michael Schur are this year’s honorees. The six recipients will receive their awards at a live show on Friday, Jul... [Read More]
 
Just For Laughs Awards for 2014 will honor Andy Samberg, Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg, Bill Burr, Nathan Fielder and Michael Schur
The Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal has named Andy Samberg, Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg, Michael Schur, Nathan Fielder and Bill Burr as its major award-winning honorees for 2014. Their individual honors: Andy Samberg: Comedy Person of the Year Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg: Comedy Directors... [Read More]
 
Emmy Nominations are in, and they continue to come around on great comedy
It’s time for our yearly chat about The Emmys and what they did right and what they got wrong. This morning, the nominees for the 66th Emmy Awards were announced and it’s your typical mix of great selections and others that make you go hmmmmm. It’s awesome to see more than the enti... [Read More]
 
The Emmys Continue to Sort of Appreciate Good Comedy and Also 'The Big Bang Theory'
by Adam Frucci The nominees for the 66th Emmy Awards have been announced, and as usual, it's a mix of quality nominees with some real groaners — yes, Ricky Gervais was nominated for playing a mentally disabled guy in Derek. But there are also some great surprises, like SNL's Kate McKinnon and ... [Read More]
 
Is Nick Cannon lined up to portray Richard Pryor in a movie biopic?
Nick Cannon is feeding the rumor mill with the possible chance of playing the legendary Richard Pryor in an upcoming movie. The America’s Got Talent host stated that director Lee Daniels, who will be directing the movie, has sat down with Cannon to discuss future preparations for the role. Can... [Read More]
 
Chris Rock’s monologue, highlights from hosting the 2014 BET Awards
Notable and newsworthy as much because Chris Rock hasn't performed much stand-up comedy on TV in recent years, and because this should excite you even more about the prospects of Rock's upcoming stand-up tour this fall. Rock hosted the 2014 BET Awards last night. Here are the highlights from his ope... [Read More]
 
Chris Rock Jokes About Dr. Dre, Kevin Hart, and Donald Sterling at the BET Awards
by Megh Wright Chris Rock hosted the 2014 BET Awards last night (or as he called it, "the Black World Cup"), and he opened the ceremony with the above solid opening monologue full of jokes at the expense of Dr. Dre, Kevin Hart, Donald Sterling, civil rights movies ("If you make a civil rights movie ... [Read More]
 
Watch Chris Rock’s hilarious opening monologue during the BET Awards
At his absolute core, Chris Rock is a stand-up comedian. And he’s damn good at it, in fact, he’s one of the greatest ever. At tonight’s BET Awards, Rock showcased those legendary skills during the monologue where he took the opportunity to joke about pretty much everything – ... [Read More]
 
Kathy Griffin to host the 41st Daytime Emmy Awards livestream
The Daytime Emmy Awards have been broadcast on television for 40+ years, but for the first time in history this will not be the case. Instead, the ceremony will be streaming live online. The Academy is hoping to bring the show to prominence and have chosen none other than the Grammy Award-winning co... [Read More]