Patrice O’Neal benefit will feature Bill Burr, Hannibal Buress, Michael Che, Jim Norton and many more
Just a week and a half before the anniversary of his passing, the 3rd annual Patrice O’Neal Comedy Benefit was announced, taking place at the New York City Center. In its third year, the benefit began as the brainchild of close friend and fellow comedian Bill Burr as a way to raise money for P... [Read More]
 
Nore Davis to release debut stand-up album, “Home Game” on November 28th
Nore Davis is a fantastic NYC comedian. Haven’t heard of him yet? You will. A few weeks back, Davis taped his new stand-up special and it’s coming out next week, right as the biggest shopping day of the holiday season commences. On November 28th, Rooftop Comedy Productions will release D... [Read More]
 
Looking Back at the Nine 'SNL' Players Who Left Us Too Soon
by Megh Wright When Jan Hooks — SNL cast member from 1986-1991 — died at the age of 57 last month, the show truly lost one of its stealthy greats. Like frequent sketch costar Phil Hartman, Hooks's incredible talent didn't need to call attention to itself, so it's only now, in hindsight a... [Read More]
 
An Alleged 2009 Draft of the 'Ghostbusters III' Script Has Leaked Online
by Megh Wright Over the years Ghostbusters III has transformed from a sequel stuck in development hell to a reboot directed by Paul Feig, but for longtime fans who have wondered what the original sequel may have looked like prior to the death of Harold Ramis earlier this year, today is your lucky da... [Read More]
 
Big Bang Theory’s Carol Ann Susi dead at 62 after cancer battle, watch supercut of Mrs. Wolowitz scenes
The Big Bang Theory’s Carol Ann Susi has died at the age of 62 after a brief battle with cancer. Susi played Debbie Wolowitz, the mother of Simon Helberg’s character Howard; though she “appeared” on 39 episodes since The Big Bang Theory’s inception in 2007, Susi was nev... [Read More]
 
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver proves it belongs with all-star first-season finale salmon cannon salute
TV networks may still use Nielsen ratings as their primary measuring stick for how successful their programs in gaining viewers and selling advertisements. But Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is on HBO, where such ratings are even less reliable and relevant than they are for the broadcast network... [Read More]
 
Charlie Murphy, Rob Stapleton release trailer for Comics Turnt Up, new comedy reality series (Video)
Charlie Murphy and comedian/producer Rob Stapleton are launching a new reality series called Comics Turnt Up, billing it as “the realest reality show on TV.” Though the nearly four minute trailer recently uploaded to YouTube is filled with backstage fights, girlfriend drama and tense con... [Read More]
 
Maybe See TV? The week in pilots, script commitments and development deals (Oct. 30, 2014)
You'll hear a lot in the trades and the trade winds from now through pilot season, which starts in earnest in January, all the way up to the cable Upfronts in the spring and the broadcast network Upfronts in May -- when TV programmers present their new and returning lineups to impress and attract ad... [Read More]
 
Watch Dave Chappelle Do a Four-Hour Standup Set in 2009
by Megh Wright NYC comedy club Comic Strip Live has been posting a ton of vintage standup clips lately (see Robin Williams, Eddie Murphy, and Jerry Seinfeld), and today they added a new clip that's a gold mine for Dave Chappelle fans — nearly four full hours of him doing standup and riffing wi... [Read More]
 
Joan Rivers official cause of death revealed, autopsy completed
Joan Rivers died at the age of 81 from low blood oxygen while undergoing a procedure on her throat, according to autopsy results released today by the New York City Medical Examiner. The official statement from the medical examiner is below. OCME has completed its investigation. The cause of Ms. Riv... [Read More]