How would Bill Cosby treat “Bill Cosby” around his daughters? Already considered, recorded on 1971’s “For Adults Only”
Before Bill Cosby became known as America's Dad in the 1980s and America's alleged serial rapist in retrospect in 2014-2015, he let us into his world a little deeper back in 1971. No. I'm not talking about Bill Cosby Talks to Kids About Drugs, the 1972 Grammy Award winner for Best Recording For Chil... [Read More]
Review: Jay Pharoah, “Can I Be Me?” on Showtime
Despite portraying the President of the United States for several years on network television via Saturday Night Live, and singlehandedly winning the MTV Video Music Awards by impersonating Kanye West, Jay-Z and Drake, Jay Pharoah may still be an unknown to many American viewers. So he asks in the t... [Read More]
The neverending story of The Three Stooges
The Three Stooges can never die, and that's not just written into their plotlines. Forty years after Moe Howard and Larry Fine both died in 1975, the often-violent slapstick antics of Moe, Larry and Curly continue to be revived and reanimated. Just in the past month, The Three Stooges estate has ann... [Read More]
AC/DC’s Brian Johnson recorded a duet with Jim Breuer for Breuer’s upcoming music album
Jim Breuer has a new stand-up special, "Comic Frenzy," premiering this Friday on EPIX. But for his next trick, Breuer, who can impersonate AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson, will have the real thing rocking out with him for a new song on the comedian's upcoming rock album. Breuer spoke about recording vo... [Read More]
This Is Not Happening: What’s in a name-check, Ari Shaffir?
Imagine you're a woman and you're funny, so you decide to pursue a career in comedy. Imagine that even just in making that decision, you've unintentionally invited lifetimes of structurally built-in gender bias against you. Sometimes subtle and subconscious, you're ignored or overlooked when it come... [Read More]
Are these the Top 25 Wealthiest Living Comedians in 2015?
Forbes prints out a list each year of the 10 comedians who made the most money from touring, films, TV gigs and commercial endorsements. But who's really raking in the dough? Graduate student Randy Olson followed the money to CelebrityNetWorth.net and then started crunching the numbers. Here's what ... [Read More]
Bill Hicks entire audio/video catalog re-issued via Comedy Dynamics
Comedy Dynamics announced on Thursday that it'll team up with the estate of the late Bill Hicks to reissue and re-release his entire slate of stand-up comedy albums and specials. All of his albums -- Arizona Bay, Dangerous, Flying Saucer Tour Vol. 1, 12/16/1961, Love, Laughter and Truth, The Adventu... [Read More]
Rare 1968 Joan Rivers stand-up comedy album to be released for first time on CD for Record Store Day 2015
This year's annual Record Store Day will feature the CD debut of a rare and out-of-print 1968 stand-up album from the late Joan Rivers -- The Next To Last Joan Rivers Album -- thanks to Stand Up! Records. The Next To Last Joan Rivers Album will be released April 18, 2015. It'll include an eight-page... [Read More]
Aziz Ansari: Live at Madison Square Garden (on Netflix)
Reaching the rarefied air of performing stand-up comedy to arena audiences, and particularly New York City's Midtown Manhattan palace -- Madison Square Garden -- lends itself to moments of celebration for the comedians who find themselves at that summit. Kevin Hart shot fiery flames in the air behin... [Read More]
Trevor Moore’s “High in Church” on Comedy Central
When their IFC sketch series ended after five seasons, The Whitest Kids U'Know mostly went their separate ways, although they reunited for a tour in 2013 and tried filming a pilot last year. Timmy Williams got married and moved back to South Dakota. Zach Cregger went the primetime sitcom route with ... [Read More]