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Tonight Show favorite David Brenner passes away at 78 (Videos)

Tonight Show favorite David Brenner passes away at 78 (Videos)

By | March 17, 2014 at 9:41 am | No comments

The comedy world lost a great talent over the weekend with the death of veteran comic David Brenner. He died Saturday in his Manhattan home from cancer. He was 78. The son of a vaudevillian singer-dancer-comedian Lou Murphy, Brenner was born on Feb. 4, 1936. He spent two...

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Comedian Robert Kelly cast in Denis Leary comedy pilot for FX

Comedian Robert Kelly cast in Denis Leary comedy pilot for FX

By | March 16, 2014 at 6:36 pm | 3 comments

Denis Leary's new pilot for FX Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll has added comedian Robert Kelly to its cast. Kelly, a nationally touring stand-up comic, will play Bam Bam, a washed-up drummer of fictional band The Heathens. He hangs around lead character Johnny (played by creator...

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Big Bang Theory gets three year renewal, not looking good for Robin Williams comedy

Big Bang Theory gets three year renewal, not looking good for Robin Williams comedy

By | March 16, 2014 at 6:25 pm | No comments

CBS Chief Executive Officer Les Moonves is standing by his comedies. The network has announced an early round of show renewals, picking up nine dramas, six comedies, and two reality shows for at least another season. 2 Broke Girls, The Millers, Mike & Molly and Mom will...

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Louis C.K. returning to FX on May 5 with more than he promised

Louis C.K. returning to FX on May 5 with more than he promised

By | March 16, 2014 at 6:10 pm | No comments

FX asked Louis C.K. for 13 episodes for season four of his critically-acclaimed show Louie. The versatile comedian said, "Here's 14 episodes, because I like ya." He didn't actually say that, but he did deliver an extra episode of the single-camera dark comedy. After taking a...

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Patton Oswalt, Emo Philips to headline 2nd annual Limestone Comedy Festival

Patton Oswalt, Emo Philips to headline 2nd annual Limestone Comedy Festival

By | March 13, 2014 at 2:41 pm | No comments

The Limestone Comedy Festival is ready to celebrate its second year as a five-venue stand-up and podcast weekend in downtown Bloomington, IN. The line-up features national headliners like Patton Oswalt, Jimmy Pardo and Emo Philips. Rising stars Ben Moore (The Bob & Tom...

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Documentary on late comedian Mike DeStefano in the works, $75,000 needed (Video)

Documentary on late comedian Mike DeStefano in the works, $75,000 needed (Video)

By | March 13, 2014 at 2:27 pm | No comments

It's been three years since the passing of the extremely talented and on-the-rise comedian Mike DeStefano. The abrasively hilarious comedian, who was HIV positive and overcame a severe drug addiction, died of a heart attack in March 2011. He was about to launch his one-man show...

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Adult Swim is all about Black Jesus

Adult Swim is all about Black Jesus

By | March 13, 2014 at 1:55 pm | No comments

Adult Swim has ordered Black Jesus. The half-hour scripted comedy from The Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder strays from their usual animated comedy shows but continues their path of edgy material. The show stars comedian Gerald "Slink" Johnson, with whom McGruder used on an...

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Bill Cosby joins Instagram, the Internet rejoices (Video)

Bill Cosby joins Instagram, the Internet rejoices (Video)

By | March 13, 2014 at 1:26 pm | No comments

It turns out it's never too late to teach a funny old dog new tricks! 76-year old comedy legend Bill Cosby opened an Instagram account this week while appearing at the South by Southwest festival in Austin. He posted his first two images before going on stage in front of a very...

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Chelsea Handler calls Piers Morgan a ‘terrible interviewer’ on live TV (Video)

Chelsea Handler calls Piers Morgan a ‘terrible interviewer’ on live TV (Video)

By | March 12, 2014 at 2:03 pm | No comments

Comedian Chelsea Handler has the Internet rejoicing over her #nofilter appearance on the cancelled-but-still-on-the-air Piers Morgan Live. Promoting her new book, Uganda Be Killing Me, Handler got into a tussle with Piers Morgan over his hosting skills, complaining about his...

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