‘Silicon Valley, ‘Girls’ and more nab 2015 Golden Globes nominations
Award season will soon be upon us. Today, the nominees for the 2015 Golden Globes were announced. Most notably, HBO’s Silicon Valley, Girls, Amazon’s Transparent, Orange is the New Black, and Jane the Virgin win nominations for Best TV Comedy. Both Jane the Virgin, Transparent, and Silic... [Read More]
 
57th annual Grammy Awards nominations in comedy, spoken word
The Grammy Awards rolled out their nominations throughout the day on Twitter, but once they did, looks like they found some great picks out of the hundreds of stand-up comedy CDs released during the past eligibility period (which differs from the calendar year, remember). As you can see, in comedy, ... [Read More]
 
Weird Al, Jim Gaffigan and more earn 2015 Grammy nominations
With award season just around the bend, the nominations are just starting to pour through. During an all-day musical event, the nominations for the 2015 Grammy Awards were announced today. In the category for “Best Comedy Album,” comedians “Weird Al” Yankovic, Jim Gaffigan, L... [Read More]
 
Brad Pitt and Louis CK join Zach Galifianakis on ‘Between Two Ferns’
Zach Galifianakis returns with his beloved web series Between Two Ferns. He might not be the president, but Bradley Pits (aka Brad Pitt) had the honor of being Galifianakis’ latest guest. While promoting his new movie Fury and his charity can be a real bummer, Louis CK was there to liven up th... [Read More]
 
Brad Pitt: Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis, and also Louis CK
Acting, charity work, and handsomeness. All of those things, plus a stand-up bit from Louis C.K., on this new special installment of "Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis" and his guest, Bart Pit. Er. Brad Pitt. Yeah, that's the fella. Roll the clip! [Read More]
 
In a Rare Early Performance, Richard Pryor Sings and George Carlin Gets in Character
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]
 
The 20 Greatest Standup Specials of All Time
by John Wenzel Modern standup has been around in one form or another since vaudeville, but it’s only been since the late ‘70s that the standup special has gained traction as the crowning achievement of a successful comic. Fortunately, the beginnings of the standup special were as fertile... [Read More]
 
Louis C.K.'s 'Dianetics': Inside His Weird and Wild Three-Hour Radio Show
by Eddie Brawley 26 minutes into a three-hour advice show Louis C.K. hosted in 2007, a guy named Blake calls up. Blake says he’s driving solo from Dallas to Oklahoma City that night and wants to know if Louie is going to just keep fucking around, or if he actually has anything good planne... [Read More]
 
Just For Laughs releasing old Gala clips from Canadian TV for the rest of us to see on YouTube
Marc Maron jokingly wondered this summer if anyone ever had looked him up after seeing him on TV in Canada via one of the many comedy "Galas" produced each summer by Montreal's Just For Laughs. Joke no more. Especially since some media reports described JFL's new YouTube Channel as releasing "unseen... [Read More]
 
FX greenlights series order for “Baskets” starring Zach Galifianakis
Zach Galifianakis has his first starring TV vehicle! FX just ordered Baskets, a half-hour, single-camera sitcom starring Galifianakis, and co-created by Galifianakis, Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel. You'll have to wait until 2016 to see it, though. FX's announcement today said the first 10 epis... [Read More]