Daniel Perlman


Bernie Mac not in very critical condition

Despite many conflicting reports, comedian Bernie Mac’s publicist Danica Smith assured the public today that the 50-year-old is doing better after being hospitalized for pneumonia. When asked about a published report that Mac is in “very, very critical” condition, publicist Danica Smith responded in an e-mail, “You have some bad info.” Smith said Mac’s condition is [...]

Comedian Ahmed Ahmed subject of new documentary

Arab-American comedian Ahmed Ahmed is the subject of a new Hollywood documentary, Ahmed, Say Something Funny. The film chronicles the comedian “struggling against the odds” to succeed in the entertainment industry. “I’m always looking for people who are a little bit outside of the mainstream,” filmmaker Thelma Vickroy told the Los Angeles Daily News. She continued: [...]

Jimmy Dore: Waging war on stupidity

In this time of national turmoil, political fear and uncertainty – laughing yet? –emerges a voice of reason, of strength and of hope. Not Obama, you silly geese. Even better: Citizen Jimmy – comedian Jimmy Dore – premieres his one-hour Comedy Central special this week. Watch it— unless you hate America. Our country is firmly […]

Australian comedy clubs shutting down

Sydney is losing some entertainment with the closure of two of its highest-profile comedy clubs.    The Comedy Store in Parramatta closed last week and the future of The Comedy Store in The Entertainment Quarter at Moore Park is also in serious doubt. Both clubs are owned and run by Mick Roche, who has confirmed the [...]

Louis CK’s UK tour off to a shitty start

We covered Louis C.K. “crossing the pond” in part due to his friendship with Ricky Gervais. He has now started his one-month tour of the U.K. From what he wrote on his website, it seems like his Hilarious tour didn’t get off to a great start: So now it started, here in Dublin. So far I [...]

Comedian Russell Brand apologizes for onstage sex prank

English comedian Russell Brand has received criticism for a sex attack prank he did during a recent stand-up performance. Brand called police while onstage in Northampton on July 12 and said he had seen someone he felt might fit the description of a man wanted for sexually assaulting three women in recent weeks. From the Times [...]

Ricky Gervais stand-up special to air on HBO

We know Ricky Gervais is doing stand-up sets in the U.S. for only the second time this month, with dates in New York and L.A Now, we’ve got better news. It turns out HBO will tape his stand-up performance at Madison Square Garden and will air the special in November. It’s the first televised stand-up [...]