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A cautious Steve Carell appears on “Conan” before committing to appear on “Conan” (Video)

A cautious Steve Carell appears on “Conan” before committing to appear on “Conan” (Video)

By | August 10, 2011 at 2:32 pm | No comments

Steve Carell was one of the final guests on Conan O’Brien’s The Tonight Show, and, unsurprisingly, his appearance on the show wasn’t any old guest spot. Instead of touting a project or lamenting the sorry state of NBC, Carell performed Conan’s exit interview. Last night,...

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Alec Baldwin serious about mayoral run; also serious about destroying John Krasinski’s image

Alec Baldwin serious about mayoral run; also serious about destroying John Krasinski’s image

By | August 10, 2011 at 12:58 pm | No comments

Turns out Alec Baldwin is actually serious about running for mayor of New York City. In a New York Times interview, the actor mentioned that he’s planning to enroll in graduate school to learn more about local politics and “the fiscal imperatives” of being mayor. Sadly for...

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“Glee” movie will not include Jane Lynch’s character

“Glee” movie will not include Jane Lynch’s character

By | August 8, 2011 at 6:51 pm | No comments

If you haven’t heard yet, in one of the least surprising developments in the comedy world, Glee is being made into a movie. A 3-D movie. Here’s the thing, though: Jane Lynch, who portrays the notoriously track suit-wearing Sue Sylvester, will not be joining the cast, reports...

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Don’t heckle Aziz Ansari unless you want to be called a c*nt

Don’t heckle Aziz Ansari unless you want to be called a c*nt

By | August 8, 2011 at 3:21 pm | No comments

Old law of comedy: if you are a stand-up comic, you will be heckled. It happens to everyone at some point, no matter how good you are. Even if you’re someone as kickass at the craft as Louis C.K. Much of the time, those potentially uncomfortable moments can also be hilarious,...

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Ricky Gervais gets animated for “Family Guy”; Dan Castellaneta gets real for “Parks and Rec”

Ricky Gervais gets animated for “Family Guy”; Dan Castellaneta gets real for “Parks and Rec”

By | August 5, 2011 at 2:56 pm | No comments

Ricky Gervais, busiest (most powerful?) comedy person in the world will drop by the new season of Family Guy to voice the part of a dolphin for an episode titled, "Be Careful What You Wish For." This is great news for us, but Gervais may be even more excited about the guest gig,...

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Steve Carell’s comedian documentary finds a home at Showtime

Steve Carell’s comedian documentary finds a home at Showtime

By | August 4, 2011 at 3:15 pm | One comment

Documentaries about comedy – or comedians – are like catnip for me. I love a good peek behind the curtain to try to understand what makes a comic tick. As Marc Maron said recently at Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival, after all, comics are philosophical, sensitive,...

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The embarrassing beginning: nine comedians’ roles they’d probably like to forget

The embarrassing beginning: nine comedians’ roles they’d probably like to forget

By | August 4, 2011 at 1:29 pm | 9 comments

As anyone in show business can attest to, the entertainment industry can be horribly cutthroat and demoralizing. Everyone has to pay their dues, do their time, and otherwise work their way from relatively uninspiring, embarrassing, or generically shitty roles and jobs. Of...

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Donald Glover is the inspiration behind the new Spider-Man

Donald Glover is the inspiration behind the new Spider-Man

By | August 3, 2011 at 3:13 pm | One comment

We all know and love Donald Glover for kicking musical ass as rapper Childish Gambino or kicking comedy ass as Community’s Troy (and as himself onstage). So, if you recall, it makes sense that tons of Twitterers would wage a campaign to help Glover score an audition to kick...

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Brian Posehn talks weed, apocalypse and “stripping clubs” on “Conan” (Video)

Brian Posehn talks weed, apocalypse and “stripping clubs” on “Conan” (Video)

By | August 3, 2011 at 1:42 pm | No comments

My first encounter with Brian Posehn was on Just Shoot Me!, where the bespectacled comic actor played a lumbering and slow mail clerk named Kevin. Man, was that the perfect role for him. Since then, though, he’s appeared regularly on The Sarah Silverman Program, Reno 911! and...

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