Amy Poehler Addresses Her Many Emmy Nominations on 'The Howard Stern Show'
by Megh Wright "It's more fun to lose than to win in a way, because when you win you have that adrenaline rush, you've got to give a speech, and then you have to go backstage, and all of a sudden you win and everyone's like 'Well, she shouldn't have won.' But if you lose, the whole night everyone's ... [Read More]
Neil Patrick Harris Will Host the Oscars Next Year
by Megh Wright Next year's Academy Awards has found its host. Variety reports that former Tony and Emmy Awards host Neil Patrick Harris is set to host next year's Oscars on February 22nd. Oscar hosts of the past few years include Billy Crystal, Seth MacFarlane, and Ellen DeGeneres earlier this year.... [Read More]
Steve Martin Will Receive the AFI Life Achievement Award Next Year
by Megh Wright The American Film Institute announced today that it's chosen Steve Martin as its annual Life Achievement Award recipient. Martin will make the second comedian to receive the award since its inception in 1973 following Mel Brooks in 2013. The award will be presented to Martin at the AF... [Read More]
Steve Martin named next recipient of AFI Lifetime Achievement Award
The Jerk is getting an award. According to Deadline, Steve Martin will receive the prestigious AFI Lifetime Achievement Award next summer. The event will air on TNT on June 4th. Often these awards go to actors and directors (of which Martin is one), but it is a rare occasion some is recognized mainl... [Read More]
Watch Conan O'Brien Hand Out Some Audiencey Awards
by Megh Wright Proving that no late night host cares more about his studio audience, Conan O'Brien doled out some Audiencey Awards during last night's Conan to display his appreciation for all the excellent sitters, clappers, and viewers out there. Watch the second part below featuring Conan's no-no... [Read More]
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]
An interview with 2014 Streamy Award winner, Viner of the Year Brittany Furlan
Brittany Furlan was up for multiple 2014 Streamy Awards on Sunday, including Viner of the Year and Entertainer of the Year. Furlan won for the former category; in her acceptance speech, she thanked Vine's creator, jokingly suggesting: "Without you, I'd still be living in a Fed-Ex box with my do... [Read More]
Here are your 2014 Streamy Award winners, hosted by Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart
The 4th Annual Streamy Awards were handed out last night, in a live ceremony hosted and also presented online by Streamy Award winners and touring friends Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart. Here is their opening monologue. Congrats to all of the winners, listed below. Channel, Show or Series – Ove... [Read More]
HBO, Flight of the Conchords getting the band back together
Flight of the Conchords, the New Zealand duo of Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement, enjoyed a two-season run on HBO in 2007 and 2009. Their two albums released from those seasons both received Grammy nominations, with "The Distant Future" winning the Grammy for Best Comedy Album in 2008. Could Flight... [Read More]
In his own words: Alex Edelman on winning Best Newcomer at Edinburgh Fringe 2014, and advice for his fellow American comedians
Alex Edelman began immersing himself in the Boston comedy scene while still in high school. Edelman matriculated to New York University and graduated to the ever-present omnipotent New York City comedy community. But it wasn't until he went overseas that he began to find success. First in Israel. An... [Read More]