Kelly Carlin digs deep for a new memoir and a posthumous live CD or CDs from her father
For the better part of the past six years, Kelly Carlin has been processing and sharing the lessons from her life as the only child of a comedy legend, first as a stage show -- "A Carlin Home Companion" -- and now in a published memoir of the same title. She handed in a 336-page manuscript to her ed... [Read More]
 
Bill Cosby’s biographer on the origin story of the “Cosby Sweater”
The term "Cosby Sweater" is one of the most unlikeliest legacies to come out of the #1 TV show of the 1980s. And yet, even today, you had an image in your head of a Cosby sweater even before you saw the photo above, probably of one much similar to it. In the first major biography of Bill Cosby writt... [Read More]
 
Read Some New Excerpts from the Updated 'Live from New York' Book
by Megh Wright The new and extended version of Tom Shales and James Miller's SNL oral history book Live from New York isn't out until September 9th, but in the meantime THR has released a few exclusive excerpts from the book all about the show's more recent political satire, from how Tina Fey's Sara... [Read More]
 
Learn the inside story about the new cartoon, “Prison Pit,” featuring James Adomian, Kyle Kinane, and Blake Anderson
“It’s a cartoon about monster men beating the living sh*t out of each other.” That’s about the gist of the plot of the new ultraviolent cartoon, Prison Pit. The cartoon is an animated version of the popular graphic novel, Prison Pit: Book One by Johnny Ryan. For its voice cas... [Read More]
 
Air Bud: Glory Days, by Joe Veix
by Brian Boone, Editor Do go check out PBQ Vol. 2. Edited by our friend John Howell Harris (with cover and interstitial art by Daniel Spenser) the second in the PBQ series is an elegant, hardbound number filled with humorous art and pieces from folks who have previously created material for The... [Read More]
 
Ladies of Laughter to Crown Funniest Comedians at Gotham Comedy Club
Past winners of the competition include Tammy Pescatelli, Jane Condon, Dana Eagle, Stephanie Blum, Patty Rosborough and Dena Blizzard. Nationally known comedians such as Amy Schumer, Melissa Rauch, Laurie Kilmartin and Jessica Kirson have also participated in the event.Author informationStage Time M... [Read More]
 
Joan Rivers backtracks after saying ‘idiot’ Palestinian civilians ‘deserved to die’
After emphatically stating that nearly 2,000 Palestinian civilians “deserved to die” during Israeli-led attacks in the Gaza Strip, Joan Rivers is backtracking and blaming the media for taking her words out of context. Rivers’ rant began when a TMZ reporter asked her opinion on the ... [Read More]
 
Joan Rivers backtracks after saying ‘idiot’ Palestinian civilians ‘deserved to die’
After emphatically stating that nearly 2,000 Palestinian civilians “deserved to die” during Israeli-led attacks in the Gaza Strip, Joan Rivers is backtracking and blaming the media for taking her words out of context. Rivers’ rant began when a TMZ reporter asked her opinion on the ... [Read More]
 
Jesus, You're Funny: 'Black Jesus' and the Long History of Comedic Messiahs
by Jimmy J. Aquino Wherever Aaron McGruder goes, controversy follows. Black Jesus, McGruder's new live-action Adult Swim show starring Gerald "Slink" Johnson as the title character, debuts tonight amid criticisms from Christians of what they view to be blasphemous material, based not on screenings o... [Read More]
 
Tommy Morris out at The Comedy Store; Adam Eget in as talent booker
Last week saw fundamental changes at comedy clubs in both New York City and Los Angeles. In the Big Apple, Al Martin sold off his longstanding stake in New York Comedy Club (it now redirects to EmpireTonight.com for the time being for schedule/tickets), and several longtime regular comedians and fri... [Read More]