Highlights from the Just For Laughs gala hosted by Howie Mandel for The CW
The CW continues its expansion into televised sketch, stand-up and improv comedy tonight with a 90-minute primetime special from last summer's Just For Laughs Montreal gala hosted by Howie Mandel. It premieres at 8 tonight Eastern/Pacific, and also features performances by Pete Holmes, Jeff Ross, Ji... [Read More]
Highlights from the Just For Laughs gala hosted by Howie Mandel for The CW
The CW continues its expansion into televised sketch, stand-up and improv comedy tonight with a 90-minute primetime special from last summer's Just For Laughs Montreal gala hosted by Howie Mandel. It premieres at 8 tonight Eastern/Pacific, and also features performances by Pete Holmes, Jeff Ross, Ji... [Read More]
Artie Lange on Showtime’s The Nasty Show and finding serenity in his kitchen-based podcast
When was the last time Artie Lange was too nasty for his own good? As he told me in December on my podcast, The Comic’s Comic Presents Last Things First: “It was at my friend’s house. My friend’s brother had married a black girl, and I didn’t realize it. And I was ... [Read More]
Artie Lange on Showtime’s The Nasty Show and finding serenity in his kitchen-based podcast
When was the last time Artie Lange was too nasty for his own good? As he told me in December on my podcast, The Comic’s Comic Presents Last Things First: “It was at my friend’s house. My friend’s brother had married a black girl, and I didn’t realize it. And I was ... [Read More]
Most-liked Instagrams for The Comic’s Comic in 2015
You can look back on a calendar year from many different perspectives and points of entry. Your memories flash in front of you. And then a website comes and calculates how other people viewed your year for you. Or one slice of your view. Such is 2015bestnine.com, which takes an Instagram handle, cal... [Read More]
Most-liked Instagrams for The Comic’s Comic in 2015
You can look back on a calendar year from many different perspectives and points of entry. Your memories flash in front of you. And then a website comes and calculates how other people viewed your year for you. Or one slice of your view. Such is 2015bestnine.com, which takes an Instagram handle, cal... [Read More]
Episode #46: Artie Lange
You've heard the gravelly voice of Artie Lange for two decades now, as he's climbed the comedy ranks from MADtv to Dirty Work, The Norm Show and The Howard Stern Show. Over the past five years, his amazing comeback has seen him write a second best-selling memoir, and launch radio talk shows for... [Read More]
Just For Laughs announces JFL NorthWest fest in Vancouver; primetime special on The CW plus archived shows on CW Seed
It's a big day for Just For Laughs on both sides of the border today. In JFL's native Canada, the organization responsible for the massive Montreal festival announced a new winter fest celebrating comedy in Vancouver, British Columbia -- JFL NorthWest. And in the United States, The CW announced it'l... [Read More]
No, Amy Schumer didn’t steal Patrice O’Neal’s jokes
Man oh man, the internet loves a great yarn. So quick to pick up on a story that’s potentially controversial and run with it like it’s gospel. That very thing happened to Amy Schumer this afternoon when a video clip surfaced that shows her performing her closing bit from her HBO special,... [Read More]
Episode #11: Andy Kindler
Andy Kindler becomes the ultimate "comic's comic" each July when he delivers the annual State of the Industry Address at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. Essentially, it's Kindler reminding the comedy industry what comedy is all about. It's a must-see event each summer. And it all gr... [Read More]