R.I.P. “Professor” Irwin Corey (1914-2017)
The “World’s Foremost Authority” and oldest living stand-up comedian, Professor Irwin Corey, has died. Corey was 102. Praised by Lenny Bruce as one of the brightest voices in comedy, Corey was born July 29, 1914, in Brooklyn. Eight decades before the “World Champion” Ju... [Read More]
Comedy Icon Mary Tyler Moore Dies at 80
Another comedy legend has passed away. The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Emmy and Tony-winning writer, actress, producer, comedian, and TV comedy pioneer Mary Tyler Moore died today in Connecticut. Moore is best known for starring in television classics The Dick Van Dyke Show and her eponymo... [Read More]
‘SNL’ and ‘SCTV’ Alum Tony Rosato Dies at 62
A former cast member of Saturday Night Live and SCTV has passed away. The Toronto Star confirmed today that Canadian-born Tony Rosato — who was a cast member at SNL in the early ’80s after a stint on season 3 of SCTV — died last night reportedly from a heart attack. The news was an... [Read More]
The Pilot Script Checklist
As a former comedy agent at UTA and WME, Priyanka represented numerous big-name writers and performers before leaving to start a TV production company with Jack Black. Now she writes and produces on her own, but she still encounters a tidal wave of comedy hopefuls looking for the advice, information... [Read More]
The Pilot Script Checklist
As a former comedy agent at UTA and WME, Priyanka represented numerous big-name writers and performers before leaving to start a TV production company with Jack Black. Now she writes and produces on her own, but she still encounters a tidal wave of comedy hopefuls looking for the advice, information... [Read More]
R.I.P. Ricky Harris (1962-2016)
Ricky Harris, a comedian, actor and childhood friend of Snoop Dogg who provided background vocals on the seminal debut rap albums of both Snoop and Ice Cube, died on Monday. Harris was 54. Harris died of a heart attack, his manager reported. Harris had suffered another heart attack two years ago. He... [Read More]
R.I.P. Alan Thicke (1947-2016)
Alan Thicke was never known as a comedian, but his playful sense of humor allowed him to impact our collective comedy psyche for more than a generation — as a writer/producer of a cult classic talk-show parody, songwriter for classic 1980s sitcoms, host of an infamous late-night talk show chal... [Read More]
R.I.P. Alan Thicke (1947-2016)
Alan Thicke was never known as a comedian, but his playful sense of humor allowed him to impact our collective comedy psyche for more than a generation — as a writer/producer of a cult classic talk-show parody, songwriter for classic 1980s sitcoms, host of an infamous late-night talk show chal... [Read More]
Actor, Songwriter, and Sitcom Star Alan Thicke Dies at 69
Sad news: Canadian actor, singer, songwriter, and sitcom star Alan Thicke passed away yesterday in Los Angeles. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Thicke was reportedly playing hockey with one of his sons when he had a heart attack, and he was pronounced dead later in the afternoon after he was ta... [Read More]
Actor, Songwriter, and Sitcom Star Alan Thicke Dies at 69
Sad news: Canadian actor, singer, songwriter, and sitcom star Alan Thicke passed away yesterday in Los Angeles. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Thicke was reportedly playing hockey with one of his sons when he had a heart attack, and he was pronounced dead later in the afternoon after he was ta... [Read More]