Watch Drew Carey host The Late Late Show, with guest Carl Reiner
For April Fools, it's not so much a prank as much as 'twas fooling around by longtime comedy pals Craig Ferguson and Drew Carey in their respective CBS Television City studios, hosting each other's shows. So Drew Carey and his crew took over The Late Late Show overnight, with Carey delivering t... [Read More]
 
RIP Sid Caesar (1922-2014)
Sid Caesar, TV's sketch comedy pioneer, died on Wednesday in his Beverly Hills home. He was 91. Born in Yonkers, N.Y., Caesar began to make his mark at the dawn of our network television age, landing his own show in 1948 with the Admiral Broadway Revue. But it was Your Show of Shows, which starred C... [Read More]
 
What I've Learned About Comedy From Two Years of Hanging in the Archives
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]
 
Comedy legend Mel Brooks sits down with Judd Apatow for fan Q&A
The other day, Mel Brooks sat down with director/writer Judd Apatow for an intimate Q&A session with a live audience as part of SiriusXM’s “Town Hall” series. Featured on the limited-run channel “Mel Brooks Radio,” (which launched this weekend) the session was an in... [Read More]
 
History of the Comedian, Part II: Mel Brooks revisits his career and joins the online conversation
Is the world ready for Mel Brooks to join the Twitter conversation? Ready or not, here comes @MelBrooks later today in an event coordinated for Comedy Central's first-ever online #ComedyFest -- that starts today and continues through May 3, 2013 -- w... [Read More]
 
Image of 'Head of the Family': The Pilot for 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' Starring Carl Reiner
'Head of the Family': The Pilot for 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' Starring Carl Reiner
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 120,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny programs waitin... [Read More]
 
Image of Carl Reiner: I Remember Me (book review)
Carl Reiner: I Remember Me (book review)
Carl Reiner has always been good in support. He was fantastic jumping along with Sid Caesar and Howard Morris as “The Three Haircuts” on Your Show of Shows. He was the quintessential straight man to Mel Brooks’s 2000 Year Old Man. He created and produced a hit sitcom based on his own experiences, an... [Read More]
 
Judd Apatow guest editied the first-ever Vanity Fair comedy issue (photos)
Want to know how much comedy is having a renaissance? This January, Vanity Fair will dedicate an entire issue of it’s magazine for the first time to funny people and funny things. Also, it enlisted Judd Apatow to be its guest editor for the issue. Everyone from Conan O’Brien, Sarah Silverman, ... [Read More]
 
Showtime changes name of David Steinberg/Steve Carell documentary series to “Inside Comedy,” announces air dates
David Steinberg's latest comedian interview show -- with Steve Carell on-board with him as a fellow executive producer -- has a new name, Inside Comedy, and a debut date on Showtime (Jan. 26, 2012). With ten, half-hour episodes, the series will have ... [Read More]
 
Steve Carell’s comedian interview show will premiere Jan. 26 on Showtime
It’s finally happening, folks. We first heard Steve Carell and David Steinberg were working on a documentary about comedians way back in December of last year. Three months ago we found out that Showtime had picked up the project, called Laughi... [Read More]