CBS News profiles Marc Maron
On the occasion of Marc Maron's 500th episode (and 100 million downloads!) of his WTF podcast and second season starring in the semi-autobiographical IFC comedy, Maron, CBS This Morning profiled his late blooming into comedy stardom at age 50. And here's the kicker: "You know, when I look back on al... [Read More]
Joan Rivers on her stand-up comedy contemporaries, then and now
Joan Rivers has made several headlines already this month while promoting her new book, "Diary of a Mad Diva." In her latest interview, a sit-down with Ron Bennington for SiriusXM's "Unmasked" series -- which airs tonight at 7 p.m. Eastern on Raw Dog Comedy Hits channel 99 -- Rivers talks about... [Read More]
Tracy Morgan, Ardie Fuqua and Jeffrey Millea sue Walmart over deadly limo crash
Comedians Tracy Morgan and Ardie Fuqua, and Morgan's personal assistant Jeffrey Millea and his wife Krista Millea, have filed a joint lawsuit against Walmart for the deadly New Jersey Turnpike crash last month that critically wounded Morgan, Fuqua and Millea and killed a fourth passenger, comedian J... [Read More]
Gabriel Iglesias on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Gabriel Iglesias knew to be gracious toward his new host of The Tonight Show, as he opened his stand-up set Friday night with more than a few minutes about how funny and sexy Jimmy Fallon is. I don't think that's why the show gave him not one but two videos. Nor do I think splitting up the videos is... [Read More]
T.J. Miller should be a guest on all the talk shows (video)
T.J. Miller appeared on Omaha’s The Morning Blend to promote some stand-up shows in the market. But rather than just make small chat with the hosts Miller decided to be his great, T.J. Miller self by taking over the show like he’s known to do, leaving one of the co-host barely able to ta... [Read More]
Tracy Morgan files lawsuit against Walmart over deadly limo crash
Tracy Morgan is suing Walmart over the deadly June 7th limo bus crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that left him, Ardie Fuqua, and Jeff Milliea critically injured and killed James “Jimmy Mack” McNair. The complaint was filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court in New Jersey. Morgan, suffer... [Read More]
The Week In Comedy: The 2014 Emmy Nominations
by Zach Herwitz In case you missed it, here's all the big comedy stuff that happened this week: -Here are this year's comedy Emmy nominations. -Homestar Runner co-creator says he wants to revive the popular web cartoon. -We talked to Maria Bamford about smaller audiences, international com... [Read More]
Gregg Turkington, John C. Reilly, and Michael Cera to Star in New Movie from the Director of 'The Comedy'
by Bradford Evans Comedian Gregg Turkington, best known for his hack standup character Neil Hamburger, has been cast as the lead in Entertainment, a new movie from Rick Alverson, director of the 2012 Tim Heidecker-starring drama The Comedy. Deadline reports that John C. Reilly, Michael Cera, and Hei... [Read More]
The bizarre mystery about The Lucky Comedy Club: New Orleans, shady characters, comedian detective work, and a possible suicide?
Here’s a bizarre story about a comedy club down in New Orleans that was supposed to open but never did. Earlier this year, a gentleman by the name of Chris Simon began reaching out to comedians via social media with the declaration that he was opening a new 600-person comedy club in New Orlean... [Read More]
Meet Me In New York: Rachel Feinstein
What do they say about New York City: There are eight million stories, and sometimes it seems as though eight million of the people telling them think they're comedians? No, that's not it. It is a fact, though, that America's biggest city is also its biggest comedy mecca. Hollywood may be Hollywood,... [Read More]