Dave Chappelle, Patton Oswalt, Bill Burr, and More Join the 2015 Just For Laughs Lineup
by Megh Wright The Just For Laughs Festival returns to Quebec this summer, and the full lineup has been revealed. In addition to headliners Dave Chappelle, Kevin Hart, Mike Myers, Neil Patrick Harris, Trevor Noah, Jane Lynch, Bill Burr, Patton Oswalt, Weird Al, Chris Hardwick, Jason Reitman, and Ell... [Read More]
Comedy Central’s The Half Hour list, Class of 2015
In recent years, Comedy Central has recorded seasons of The Half Hour stand-up specials in late February in Boston, but things didn't go according to schedule in 2015 -- which probably was the best for all parties concerned considering how snowed in Boston was this winter! So instead of February, it... [Read More]
Dave Chappelle, Kevin Hart, Mike Myers, Patton Oswalt, Ellie Kemper to be honored at Montreal’s 2015 Just For Laughs
The 33rd edition of Montreal's Just For Laughs Festival will continue to cement its position as the world's biggest congregation and celebration of comedy this July, with awards and performances heralding Dave Chappelle, Mike Myers, Kevin Hart, Patton Oswalt, Ellie Kemper and Armando Iannucci. The f... [Read More]
Pryor, Rickles, and Mason: Doing Comedy as the Daughters of Legends
by Philip Stamato My father is an electrocardio physiologist. I did not follow in his footsteps, and nobody has ever come up to me after a show and said, "You were good, but I really love what your father has done for electrocardio physiology." But what if my father were, say, Richard Pryo... [Read More]
Here Are the Comedians Getting Comedy Central 'Half Hour' Specials in 2015
by Megh Wright Every year, Comedy Central selects a handful of rising comedians to star in their own 30-minute standup specials for The Half Hour, and the network just gave us an exclusive look at the 14 comics chosen for The Half Hour's fourth season set to air sometime later this year. The special... [Read More]
IFC Renews 'Comedy Bang! Bang!' for a 20-Episode Fifth Season
by Megh Wright More Comedy Bang! Bang! is on the way. IFC just revealed that it's renewed Scott Aukerman's series for a 20-episode fifth season set to air sometime next year. "Scott has created an absurd world that attracts the biggest names in pop culture," said IFC president Jennifer Caserta on th... [Read More]
Watch the trailer for Absolutely Anything starring Simon Pegg and the voice of Robin Williams in one of his final roles
Absolutely Anything follows a disillusioned school teacher, played by Simon Pegg, who suddenly finds he has the ability to do anything he wishes. A challenge bestowed upon him by a group of power-crazed aliens voiced by Monty Python’s Cleese, Gilliam, Jones, Palin & Idle who are watching h... [Read More]
T.J. Miller Gives Conan O'Brien a Crash Course in Negging
by Megh Wright Silicon Valley's T.J. Miller stopped by last night's Conan, where he taught O'Brien how to properly neg someone to win their love and affection, getting in a particularly amazing insult about Conan's hair in the process. Watch more from Miller's interview below. 0 Comments... [Read More]
Will Ferrell Visits 'Late Show' as Harry Caray
by Megh Wright Here's a clip from last night's Late Show, in which Will Ferrell gives David Letterman a surprise visit as the late Chicago Cubs announcer Harry Caray, who tells Dave (or as he calls him, Ed), that his plan to leave the show "is a good call." Later in the show, Letterman was also join... [Read More]
What's on TV This Week: 'David Letterman: A Life on Television'
by Stephanie Simon This week kicks off with Ray Romano taking a walk down memory lane Monday on CBS, when he hosts David Letterman: A Life on Television. The show takes a retrospective look at Letterman's career in television from his days as a weatherman in Indiana to his retirement ... [Read More]