Carrie Brownstein Announces Book Tour Featuring Amy Poehler, Questlove, Aidy Bryant, and More
Musician and Portlandia star Carrie Brownstein has a new memoir titled Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl hitting bookstores this fall, and to celebrate she’ll be heading on a multi-city tour featuring some friends from the comedy, music, and literary worlds. Announced today, Brownstein’s Hun... [Read More]
On my radar: Doc Brown’s cultural highlights
The rapper, comedian, actor and screenwriter on Slow West, Ray Celestin’s The Axeman’s Jazz, The Waters by Mick Jenkins and the magic of Kermode and MayoBen Bailey Smith, AKA Doc Brown, is a rapper, comedian, actor, screenwriter, and younger sibling of Zadie Smith. He began his career in... [Read More]
Maz Jobrani: “I’m Not a Terrorist, But I’ve Played One On TV” (Showtime)
As far as we're led to believe Maz Jobrani warms up his own audience for his newest stand-up special, I'm Not a Terrorist, But I've Played One On TV, which premiered Friday night on Showtime. Jobrani has guest-starred on TV in the likes of True Blood and Shameless, and appeared in the short-lived cu... [Read More]
CBS Is Developing a Facebook-Inspired Single-Cam Comedy
CBS has turned to Facebook for the inspiration behind their latest series in development. According to THR, the network has an untitled single-cam show in the works from Will & Grace and 2 Broke Girls writer Jhoni Marchinko about “group of 20-somethings who find a unique way of making new ... [Read More]
The Hungry Little Spider: A Children’s Book by Barry Delmar Ph.D, Head of the Entomology Department at Johns Hopkins University, by Simon Johnston
There once was a little spider, and his name was Barry. He was the cutest little spider of them all. One evening Barry the little spider woke up from a good day’s sleep, because most spiders run on a circadian rhythm in which they are mostly active at night. With one of his eight arms [&hellip... [Read More]
Instagram Hack "TheFatJewish" blatantly steals photo / joke from comedian Ben Rosen
Josh Ostrovsky ("TheFatJewish" on Instagram and "FatJew" on Twitter) has made a name for himself by posting memes on Instagram. Ben Rosen is a New York City based comedian who also works as a Senior Creative at Buzzfeed. Today, Rosen used a Facebook post to point out that Ostrovsky blatantly stole one of his tweets, cropped out his name and posted it on his Instagram account. Ben Rosen writes, "What's amazing to me is that so many people still revere this guy knowing exactly what he does. N... [Read More]
Tim Key, the superstar standup poet, on fishcakes, Footlights and the fringe
Tim Key was a standup going nowhere fast until one day he took out a notepad and poetry spilled out of him. Now he’s one of the hottest comics around. As his show Work in Slutgress hits Edinburgh, he talks about fooling Footlights, dying on stage – and the power of late-night fishcakes.&... [Read More]
Mindy Kaling Announces ‘Why Not Me?’ Book Tour Dates
Ahead of the release of her new book Why Not Me? next month, Mindy Project is headed on a multi-city tour. The Why Not Me? tour will make stops in Boston, New York, DC, Los Angeles, and more this September and October, and tickets go on sale via Kaling’s website on September 15th. Here’s... [Read More]
The Austentatious guide to the Edinburgh fringe 1815
How did visitors to the world’s biggest arts festival conduct themselves among the city’s novelty potato shops in the Regency era? This information has been unearthed as part of the Fringe Reconstruction Society and appears to be an entirely genuine, definitely bona fide tourist guide to... [Read More]
Episode #6: Michael Ian Black
Michael Ian Black is familiar to anyone who has watched TV in the past two decades -- first as a member of MTV sketch group The State, later in shows including Ed, Stella, Michael & Michael Have Issues, and several other series not named after first names. This summer, you can see him in scene-s... [Read More]