Comics in Comics: The Bizarre History of Comedians in Comic Books
When the average person thinks about comic books, they don’t necessarily think about standup comedians. Sure, both are called comics, but one allows readers to see another world that is filled with beautiful people battling evil villains, and the other allows audience members to see a man or w... [Read More]
Watching as Bob Hope Entertains Vietnam
by Ramsey Ess The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny p... [Read More]
Hope-Less: How Different Would Standup Be Without Bob Hope?
by Lary Wallace The truth is, Bob Hope actually dug Lenny Bruce, he really did — even considered him “brilliant,” according to Richard Zoglin in his new biography Hope: Entertainer of the Century. Zoglin tells the story of Hope dropping in on a Florida nightclub to check out Bruce&... [Read More]
Fox News regular Betsy Hart blames Moshe Kasher for ruining quality time with her daughter
There’s no denying you need impenetrable skin in order to become a successful comedian. No matter how funny and innovative you are, there will always be haters. And if you let the haters get to you as a comedian, you’ll become paralyzed, unable to perform, to create. But every once in a ... [Read More]
Joan Rivers on her stand-up comedy contemporaries, then and now
Joan Rivers has made several headlines already this month while promoting her new book, "Diary of a Mad Diva." In her latest interview, a sit-down with Ron Bennington for SiriusXM's "Unmasked" series -- which airs tonight at 7 p.m. Eastern on Raw Dog Comedy Hits channel 99 -- Rivers talks about... [Read More]
Dana Gould
It’s almost a shame that stand up lent Dana Gould to The Simpsons for seven years. The 49-year-old is a one-of-a-kind comic who masterfully blends impeccable histrionics with equally astute writing to create a truly unique performance. And in his newest special, I Know It’s Wrong, Gould ... [Read More]
Woody Allen Says He Has Nothing in Common with Mel Brooks But Is a Bob Hope Plagiarist
by Bradford Evans "I love Mel Brooks. And I've had wonderful times working with him. But I don't see any similarities between Mel and myself except, you know, we're both short Jews. That's where it ends. His style of humor is completely different. But Bob Hope? I'm practically a plagiarist." - Woody... [Read More]
Bob Hope Radio hits SiriusXM over Memorial Day Weekend
SiriusXM announced that it will be hosting, “Bob Hope Radio to pay homage to the comedy broadcast legend. The station will go live for four days starting this Friday, May 24th, at 12:01am. The station will be running all Memorial Day weekend, it will be devoted to Bob’s celebrated entertainer ... [Read More]
Nick Griffin’s ‘Bring Out the Monkey’
(Editor’s Note: This article was written by superhero EMT Dave Wright. Follow him on Twitter @wrightcomedy) In the course of human events, a man will face tough circumstances which require him to make a difficult decision. It is for this reason that ... [Read More]
In Memoriam: Phyllis Diller paid tribute to the Oscars; Oscars fail to return the favor
Phyllis Diller, who died in 2012 at the age of 95, helped blaze a trail for generations of funny women not only in stand-up comedy, but also in TV and film. "Just as people say Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did, but backward and in h... [Read More]