Nat Geo Network diving into the world of comedy with History of the World… For Now
The National Geographic Channel, not usually a place you’d look for laughs, is making its first comedy. It has been reported that it’s making a miniseries entitled History of the World … For Now that takes on the broadest of possible topics with the help of cartoons, pup... [Read More]
Kenan Thompson calls Bill Cosby a ‘monster’ during stand-up set
When even the star of Fat Albert is calling his integrity into question, things might really be over for Bill Cosby, career-wise. During a stand-up show at the University of Pittsburgh on Monday, Kenan Thompson, who played the titular character in the film adaptation of Cosby’s classic cartoon... [Read More]
Sarah Silverman rape prevention tips backlash on Twitter is absurd
Another day, another troll-explosion on Twitter. This one, in particular, was aimed at a very public and well-known female figure with the audacity to make jokes or have an opinion. Next thing you know, they’ll be wanting the damn vote. But this time, those who have their panties in a bunch (i... [Read More]
Chelsea Handler: Bill Cosby ‘tried to Cosby me’
Why does it sometimes seem like almost no one is safe from the claws of the Cosb-er these days? In a new interview with Esquire, cover girl Chelsea Handler (buck-naked, alongside cover boy Nick Offerman, in the mag’s “Women and Men” issue) shared a particularly creepy experience fr... [Read More]
Hannibal Buress getting death threats since calling out Bill Cosby as rapist (Video)
In an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel’s show Wednesday night, Hannibal Buress intimated that he had received a number of death threats from anonymous sources, after he bravely joked about Bill Cosby’s many rape allegations late last year. Buress undeniably received a score of positive attenti... [Read More]
Comics of Comedy, a graphic design project by Bill Dawson
Bill Dawson is a graphic designer by trade. Corporate logos, fonts and brand design communications are his game, as creative director of XK9. But earlier this month, Dawson set his mind to a more personal project that allows him to have fun. He calls it "Comics of Comedy." His computer ill... [Read More]
Bo Burnham, Brian Posehn at Gilda’s LaughFest deliver from opposite ends of the spectrum (Review)
GRAND RAPIDS — By Saturday night’s end here at Gilda’s LaughFest I was happily bathed in classically executed musical comedy theatrics set inside a gorgeous 1,500-seat venue and alternatively a persistent stream of dick-and-fart jokes delivered from a stage housed in a gritty, few-... [Read More]
That Metal Show’s Jim Florentine stars in ‘On the Couch’ web series as therapist (Video)
Ever since Dr. Katz went on semi-permanent “mental health” vacation, America has yearned for an equally as capable funny “physician” to see to our comedy needs. Enter That Metal Show‘s Jim Florentine, whose new web series, On the Couch with Jim Florentine, is primed to ... [Read More]
Tommy Ryman named Best of Midwest at Gilda’s LaughFest (Review)
GRAND RAPIDS — Minnesota comedian Tommy Ryman was crowned Best of the Midwest — and was handed a check for $2,500 — late last night here as he edged out nine other comedians in what has become an annual highlight of Gilda’s LaughFest, now in its fifth year. A semifinalist dur... [Read More]
Gilda’s LaughFest 2015: The Laugh Button interview with festival director Joanne Roehm
Gilda’s LaughFest, the nation’s first-ever community-wide festival of laughter, has quickly earned a reputation for being one of the nation’s marquee events for both participants and artists. This major 10- day Midwest festival is based in Grand Rapids is going on March 5-15 and in... [Read More]