Tina Fey’s ‘Taliban Shuffle’ Movie Hits Theaters in March
Back in 2014, Tina Fey signed on to star in a film adaptation of Kim Barker’s memoir The Taliban Shuffle, and now the film has a premiere date. Variety reports that Paramount is set to release the film on Friday, March 4th. In addition to Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Christopher Abbott,... [Read More]
The Fat Jew gets the Fat Jew treatment: Someone posted his entire book online, “which would be awesome if anyone wanted to read it”
The noted plagiarist got a taste of his own medicine today, and the schadenfreude is thick. Professional plagiarist The Fat Jew got a taste of his own medicine when some evil genius vigilante posted the entirety of his new book, “Money Pizza Respect,” to Google Drive.  [Read More]
Kliph Nesteroff’s ‘The Comedians’ Untangles the Roots of American Standup
Probably the hardest I’ve ever laughed was at an improv show at the Under St. Marks theater in New York in, I think, 2010. UCB improviser and director Will Hines came out between improv groups and read jokes out of an old Alan King joke book. That’s it. Now, I can’t explain why tha... [Read More]
‘Nathan For You’s Ridiculous Products Are Becoming Actual Successful Things
So far, this season of Nathan Fielder’s beloved Comedy Central series Nathan for You hasn’t had a hugely viral marketing stunt on the level of Dumb Starbucks, but if you’ve been following the aftermath of the episodes closely, you might have noticed that season 3 is taking a slow-b... [Read More]
Tom Scharpling & ‘Hollywood Handbook’ Made Anti-Comedy for the Ages
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. The elaborate mythology of The Best Show has been lovingly established through the years to the point where Tom Scharpling’s revered comic institution is less a podcast than a sprawling fict... [Read More]
David Spade’s book, “Almost Interesting” is so much more
“These are the stories I tell to my friends or at dinner when I’m drunk and everyone darts their eyes around and squirms in their chair hoping I’ll finish soon.” Spade explains this book best with that line. Like most autobiographies, Spade’s starts off with his crazy c... [Read More]
Judah Friedlander explores the absurdities of life in his new book, “If The Raindrops United”
Judah Friedlander may be best known for his role as Frank Rossitano on 30 Rock as well as his roles in acclaimed films like Wet Hot American Summer, American Splendor, and The Wrestler. But long before he became a stand-up comic and actor, Friedlander drew stuff. His new book, If The Raindrops Unite... [Read More]
Judah Friedlander Announces ‘If the Raindrops United’ Book Tour
Standup and 30 Rock alum Judah Friedlander has a new book and tour in the works. Titled If Raindrops United, the book is available tomorrow through Hachette and is a collection of drawings and comics that “push boundaries, exploring absurdities from American life and sex to history and human r... [Read More]
Chris Hardwick and Some ‘@midnight’ Friends Are Currently Having a #MobyDickathon
This weekend marks the anniversary of the publication of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, and to celebrate, Chris Hardwick and the team at @midnight have decided to do something a little different: #MobyDickathon. Hardwick and some of his comedian friends are currently reading the novel in its ent... [Read More]
James Acaster's favourite juries: 'Not all 12 are angry, one's laidback'
In his new comedy show, James Acaster confides the ins and outs of his jury service to the audience. So who better to deliver his verdict on film and TV’s greatest jurors?I’ve been a juror all my life (in my heart) so I know a thing or two about what it takes to form the perfect 12 (some... [Read More]