In the Iceberg Slim Episode of ‘The Dead Authors Podcast,’ Pimping Is Kind of Easy but Definitely Hilarious
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. Of all the distinguished men of literature, no one, not even William F. Buckley, had as strong a pimp hand as the man the world would come to know, fear, admire, and emulate as Iceberg Slim. He wa... [Read More]
Nat Faxon and Jim Rash to Write Horror-Comedy ‘Dead Mall’
Writing partners Nat Faxon and Jim Rash have a new movie in the works. According to Deadline, the two will write a slasher comedy for Fox called Dead Mall and also serve as executive producers on the project. Here’s more on the film: The title comes from a growing national phenomenon, these se... [Read More]
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]
Chris Hardwick Is a Busy Man
He may be the busiest man in comedy, but he loves every minute of it. Between the Nerdist podcast and brand that produces hugely successful podcasts with an online following through their YouTube channel, hosting both the social media hit @midnight and The Walking Dead after-show Talking Dead, all w... [Read More]
Ranking the catalog of Doug Stanhope
There are only a few comedians who are viewed as true originals. They may never be the most popular comic in the world, and they may never sell out arenas, but their legend will live on forever thanks to the fact they’re your favorite comic’s favorite comic. They’re the envelope pu... [Read More]
This week on TV: The Premiere of “Ash vs. Evil Dead”
This fall the major networks have pushed so many new television shows on to our screens. Some are going to stick around, while others are likely to never appear again. With the exception of a few stragglers, most shows have tested the waters by now. Ash vs. Evil Dead is one of these lagers. It [&hel... [Read More]
Miley Cyrus hosted Saturday Night Live and brought some Dead Petz
Saturday Night Live is back for season 41. Last season was a historical milestone for the show and what a way to roll in the new season than picking Miley Cyrus to host. Miley hosted the show before, and she’s a perfect acceptable host. While her appearance (and rumored Hillary Clinton) are su... [Read More]
The National Lampoon Gets Lovingly Remembered in ‘Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead’
If you were a teen in the 90s or later, you probably associate the National Lampoon brand with sophomoric movies (Pledge This! anyone?), if indeed with anything at all. But the Lampoon’s original 70s incarnation as a smart, bitingly satirical publication is being rediscovered, with two books o... [Read More]
Bruce Campbell lays down the law in new “Ash vs Evil Dead” featurette
“Mommy should have told you to knock.” Only Bruce Campbell can deliver those words. And as if we weren’t already excited for Ash vs Evil Dead, STARZ releases a featurette focusing on the cast. Even a man with a chainsaw hand can’t fight Evil alone. Let’s see who gets ro... [Read More]
Here’s a Clip from the New National Lampoon Documentary ‘Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead’
A brand new National Lampoon documentary hits theaters this Friday called Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of National Lampoon, and we have an exclusive clip that features Lampoon editors/contributors Sean Kelly, Anne Beatts, Brian McConnachie, John Weidman, Ed Subitzky, and art director Micha... [Read More]