Maybe See TV? The week in pilots, script commitments and development deals (Oct. 16, 2014)
You'll hear a lot in the trades and the trade winds from now through pilot season, which starts in earnest in January, all the way up to the cable Upfronts in the spring and the broadcast network Upfronts in May -- when TV programmers present their new and returning lineups to impress and attract ad... [Read More]
Kevin Nealon’s “Laugh Lessons” attempts to teach comedy to children, via AOL
I believe that children are our future, too. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Can you teach children of any age how to do comedy, though? And do they even know what AOL is? One of these questions is left unanswered in the new 12-episode AOL webseries, Laugh Lessons with Kevin Nealon. Produ... [Read More]
Ellen Degeneres, Kristen Wiig ‘Let It Go’ Cover Hilarious! Video Shows Butchering Of ‘Frozen’ Hit
Just when we thought we were tired of “Let It Go” covers, Ellen DeGeneres and Kristen Wiig pulled off one of the funniest ones yet. The comediennes collaborated for a hilariously awful version of the Frozen  hit on Monday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The parody bega... [Read More]
Late-night TV talk show hosts, comedians and critics remember Joan Rivers
Almost every comedian I know shared a photo and/or an anecdote about Joan Rivers tonight in the wake of her death at 81, a week after she suffered cardiac arrest and stopped breathing during throat surgery. (Read the obituary of Joan Rivers here) Looking at all of these photos shows just how many li... [Read More]
Ellen DeGeneres confronts nude Chelsea Handler on Chelsea Lately finale (Video)
Comedian Chelsea Handler ended her reign as the only woman on late night on Tuesday on the series finale of her E! talk show Chelsea Lately. One fellow female comedy star confronted Handler during one of her recurring nude shower sketches before the director yelled one final, “Cut!” Elle... [Read More]
40 Things I Learned in 2014 at Montreal’s Just For Laughs
Every year, I think I know what to expect heading into Montreal's grand poobah of comedy festivals -- Just For Laughs -- only to realize I still have much to learn. Here are some of the things I learned from the 2014 edition of JFL Montreal: Tuesday is the new Wednesday. I thought I'd go up a day ea... [Read More]
Best Gay and Lesbian Celebrities – Top 10 List Podcast – Episode 101
In each episode of The Top 10 List Podcast, a panel of comedians compete to get as many of their individual picks, from a list they prepared before the show, on a final top 10 list. Episode topics range from People who Changed the World to Most Doable Hollywood Actors. The Top 10 List... [Read More]
Last Comic Standing 8, The Ellen DeGeneres Talk Show Challenge
Does this look like a guy about to be eliminated from Last Comic Standing? No. And I don't mean JB Smoove, either, because he's the host. But DC Benny thought he'd have a safe time cruising into the final seven or farther in this eighth season of Last Comic -- he and several other finalists voted to... [Read More]
Steve Harvey wins big at 2014 Daytime Emmy Awards
Steve Harvey thought it best to sit out the 2014 Daytime Emmy Awards (that's a photo, above, of him presenting at the 2013 ceremony, back in the olden times when the event was televised) this weekend, and so the livestream did not have the chance to reward him in person -- although Harvey did win bo... [Read More]
Last Comic Standing Season 8 mentors: Wanda Sykes, Howie Mandel, Amy Schumer, Cheryl Hines and Jeff Ross
NBC's reboot of Last Comic Standing debuts Thursday with a two-hour premiere and the promise of mentors for the top 10 finalists picked from the 100 invited stand-up comedian contestants. Wanda Sykes, one of the Last Comic executive producers, will show up on camera as one of the mentors for the fin... [Read More]