Talking Wrestling and Comedy with “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase
Ted DiBiase is one of the most memorable performers in the history of professional wrestling – not just because of his legendary abilities inside the ring, but for his World Wrestling Federation (now World Wrestling Entertainment) stint as The Million Dollar Man, a super-rich villain who used ... [Read More]
John Cena, The Miz, and the Prophetic Comedy of ‘Total Bullshit’
Record-tying sixteen-time World Heavyweight Wrestling Champion and comedy role model John Cena made headlines this weekend when he took a moment at WrestleMania 33 to propose to his longtime partner, Nikki Bella. Beneath Bella’s ultimate storybook ending – her WrestleMania Moment &n... [Read More]
John Cena, The Miz, and the Prophetic Comedy of ‘Total Bullshit’
Record-tying sixteen-time World Heavyweight Wrestling Champion and comedy role model John Cena made headlines this weekend when he took a moment at WrestleMania 33 to propose to his longtime partner, Nikki Bella. Beneath Bella’s ultimate storybook ending – her WrestleMania Moment &n... [Read More]
Colt Cabana on Comedy Wrestling, ‘The Chris Gethard Show’, and His New Documentary
Colt Cabana is a true alt comedian, but instead of plaid, he wears spandex. Aside from his own Art of Wrestling podcast, he’s guested on WTF, Doug Loves Movies, and most recently Who Charted?. He appeared on season 3 of IFC’s Maron and on one of the most memorable episodes from the first... [Read More]
Dwayne Johnson, Will Ferrell, and Adam McKay Are Developing a Wrestling Comedy at Fox
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is turning his real-life experiences as a wrestler into a new comedy at Fox. According to Variety, the network has given a put pilot commitment to an hourlong single-cam comedy produced by Johnson, Will Ferrell, and Adam McKay loosely based on Johnson’s ex... [Read More]
Jake “The Snake” Roberts on Wrestling, Comedy, and His ‘Unspoken Word Tour’
Even if your older brother wasn’t into ’90s pro wrestling, you’ve probably heard of Jake “The Snake” Roberts. It’s hard to miss a six-foot-six growly monster that carried a giant snake around with him everywhere. After a falling out with WWE in the late ’90s... [Read More]
Jake “The Snake” Roberts on Wrestling, Comedy, and His ‘Unspoken Word Tour’
Even if your older brother wasn’t into ’90s pro wrestling, you’ve probably heard of Jake “The Snake” Roberts. It’s hard to miss a six-foot-six growly monster that carried a giant snake around with him everywhere. After a falling out with WWE in the late ’90s... [Read More]
Why Do So Many Comedians Love Pro Wrestling?
As John Cena roasted the sports world at the ESPY Awards this week, many of you may have been wondering, “What’s the guy from Trainwreck doing hosting the ESPYS?” or “How did Jon Hamm get snubbed again?” or “What are the ESPYS?” Pro wrestling is having anoth... [Read More]
Colt Cabana’s ‘Art of Wrestling’ Episode with CM Punk Is the Perfect Intro to Wrestling for Comedy Fans
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. I was first introduced to cult wrestler and comedy fixture Colt Cabana during the night of my first visit to The Gathering of the Juggalos, Insane Clown Posse’s annual celebration of arts an... [Read More]
Netflix Orders ’80s Women’s Wrestling Comedy ‘GLOW’ from Jenji Kohan
Orange Is the New Black’s Jenji Kohan has a new comedy in the works at Netflix. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the streaming network has given a 10-episode series order to GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling) based on the syndicated ’80s show of the same name. Set in Los Angeles, th... [Read More]