Farewell, and all the POINTS! to @midnight with Chris Hardwick, grand comedian showcase masquerading as a game show
The ABC television network may make a major production out of reviving all of our favorite game shows from the 1970s in primetime this summer. But nobody, not even the revived edition of Match Game (sorry, Alec Baldwin), has recaptured the great giddy aesthetic of Match Game like @midnight with Chri... [Read More]
The National Comedy Center is hosting a week of panels on “Comedy and the Human Condition” in partnership with the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival
Now more than ever, comedy is getting serious — from the late night circuit’s coverage of our increasingly alarming political climate, to… MORE The National Comedy Center is hosting a week of panels on “Comedy and the Human Condition” in partnership with... [Read More]
The National Comedy Center is hosting a week of panels on “Comedy and the Human Condition” in partnership with the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival
Now more than ever, comedy is getting serious — from the late night circuit’s coverage of our increasingly alarming political climate, to… MORE The National Comedy Center is hosting a week of panels on “Comedy and the Human Condition” in partnership with... [Read More]
We need to talk about black women in comedy: VH1’s “All Jokes Aside”
If you think it’s still tough out there in the comedy trenches for a woman wanting to make it as a stand-up, then just imagine what it must be like for a black women. Heck, don’t imagine it. Go out and talk to some black women in comedy. That’s what the new short documentary, All [... [Read More]
Julian McCullough and Annie Lederman to co-host “We Have Issues” weekly series on E!
Friday nights this fall will see comedians Julian McCullough and Annie Lederman facing off on the issues of the week, as E! announced a Sept. 18, 2015, premiere date for their new weekly series, We Have Issues. Their show has an unspecified episode order, but is being launched in the same timeslot t... [Read More]
Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, and Seth Meyers Made a Very Awkward Panel Discussion Hilarious
To promote the premiere of IFC’s Documentary Now! last week, creators/stars Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, Seth Meyers, and Rhys Thomas sat down for a panel discussion with The Atlantic’s Steve Clemons and MSNBC’s Alex Wagner, and if you haven’t seen it yet, the chat is a solid 40... [Read More]
8 Things TIFF audiences learned from Jon Stewart
Daily Show host Jon Stewart and journalist Maziar Bahari — the director and subject, respectively, of the film Rosewater — were interviewed by CBC Radio Q host Jian Ghomeshi in front of a sold out crowd at Toronto’s Princess of Wales theatre ... [Read More]
Sundance slots first season of The Approval Matrix with Neal Brennan for August-September 2014
After taping several episodes in June, Sundance TV is ready to air The Approval Matrix starting Aug. 11, 2014. The show takes New York Magazine's print feature of The Approval Matrix, adds a panel of comedians, actors and cultural observers to debate the items you'd see on the weekly matrix, pl... [Read More]
Conan Talks Meeting John Candy and Dreaming Up New Segments at TBS
by Elise Czajkowski Conan O'Brien sat down with Parks & Rec co-creator Greg Daniels over the weekend for a panel called Smart Asses: The Harvard Lampoon in Hollywood. The Lampoon alums met at the University of Southern California's Comedy@SCA Festival to talk comedy and ... [Read More]
Watch Billy Eichner, Fred Armisen, and Aubrey Plaza Talk Comedy As Art
by Elise Czajkowski Funny or Die's John Ramsey sat down with Billy Eichner, Fred Armisen, and Aubrey Plaza at the recent New Yorker Festival to talk about, or more accurately, around the idea of whether comedy is art. In this case, almost certainly. 0 Comments... [Read More]