Comedian, former pornstar Alia Janine: 5 ways comedians and pornstars are the same
I’ve been asked many times why comics and pornstars seem to get along so well. There’s many reasons that when you’re at a comedy show in Los Angeles the chances you may see one of your favorite fuck flick stars are pretty good. If there’s a huge porn party, there will be comi... [Read More]
 
Tina Fey and Fortune Feimster Are Developing a Comedy for ABC
by Megh Wright Fortune Feimster might be getting her own semi-autobiographical sitcom. THR reports that Feimster has teamed up with Tina Fey, Matt Hubbard, and Robert Carlock for a multi-cam comedy based on Feimster's life with a script commitment from ABC. The untitled series is set in Feimster's h... [Read More]
 
Gary Gulman on Conan
The "Greatest Generation" won a world war, had to drink pulp in their orange juice and couldn't download a book into their hands within seconds. So how great were they, really? One of my faves, Gary Gulman, performed on Tuesday's Conan and put all of that and some more technological changes in prope... [Read More]
 
Laughs renewed for four more Saturday nights on FOX
This won't be the last week you'll be seeing Laughs on your TV late on a Saturday night. The stand-up showcase created by Steve Hofstetter is wrapping up a 13-week tryout in 11 FOX TV markets nationwide (airing at midnight Saturdays in New York City and Los Angeles up against Saturday Night Live, an... [Read More]
 
Bob Odenkirk Plays the Heartbroken DJ Pollocktopus on 'The Birthday Boys'
by Megh Wright Here's a sneak peek from this Friday's episode of IFC's The Birthday Boys featuring executive producer Bob Odenkirk. It's the age-old classic tale — a loving Polish father named Stolof raises his seven sons to be successful hipster DJs, only to watch them all abandon his dream t... [Read More]
 
Total Riff Off: RiffTrax returns to TV with more National Geographic Channel primetime specials
National Geographic enjoyed having the guys from RiffTrax take over their cable TV airwaves on April Fool's Day that they've invited Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett back for two more RiffTrax Total Riff Off specials to air in primetime this December. RiffTrax told The Comic's Comic ... [Read More]
 
Steve Coogan Cast in Philip Seymour Hoffman's Role in Showtime Pilot 'Happyish'
by Megh Wright Back in January, Showtime ordered a new comedy pilot starring Philip Seymour Hoffman called Happyish centered on a man named Thom Payne who "is struggling with his new bosses being half his age and is having to choose between his antidepressants and his ED pills." While the pilot's fu... [Read More]
 
Netflix snags Bill Burr animated series
Bill Burr will finally star in his own comedy series— but the hilarious red head will only be heard, not seen. Burr’s new animated series F is for Family will release exclusively on Netflix next year. The half-hour cartoon comes from Burr and Michael Price (The Simpsons) and will follow ... [Read More]
 
Nick Frost to Star as a World-Famous Jewel Thief in ABC Comedy 'The Finger'
by Megh Wright Nick Frost might be ABC's next comedy star. Deadline reports that the network has bought a single-cam comedy from Modern Family co-executive producer and Colbert Report co-creator Ben Karlin called The Finger, which will center on Frost as "Nick Ferguson aka The Finger, the world&rsqu... [Read More]
 
George Carlin Way becomes reality! Watch the unveiling (Video)
It’s been three years in the making, but George Carlin Way is officially a reality. Earlier this afternoon a few hundred comedy fans and comedians damned to hell the wet, cold and incredibly windy day to gather at the corner of Morningside Drive and 121st Street in Harlem to not just see the l... [Read More]