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Ricky Gervais’ HBO show renewed for second season

By | March 23, 2010 at 10:28 pm | No comments

Despite slightly underwhelming reviews, HBO just announced that it would renew The Ricky Gervais Show for a second season, says The Hollywood Reporter. An animated take on Gervais's popular podcast with pals Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington, the show's tone and the Brit...

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Greg Behrendt, Variety Shac score shows on IFC

By | March 23, 2010 at 4:58 pm | No comments

[caption id="attachment_8786" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Greg Behrendt"][/caption] The Independent Film Channel is on a comedic roll these days. As part of IFC's "Always On. Slightly Off" network facelift,  which began with the announcement that new shows...

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Wanda Sykes teams up with shoe charity for Haiti

By | March 11, 2010 at 4:08 pm | No comments

We already know that Wanda Sykes is wicked awesome, but she continues to prove this indisputable fact to us, each and every day. For that, Ms. Sykes, we sacrifice hundreds of un-funny goats in your honor. (Or something like that.) This time, our girl Wanda is helping to raise...

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Ricky Gervais podcast lends hope to earthquake survivor in Chile

By | March 10, 2010 at 10:17 am | No comments

If laughter is enough of a remedy to stave off even the after effects of an 8.8 earthquake, then perhaps the world's top geologists will want to take a second to talk things over with Ricky Gervais. In an email to the Brit comedian, who recently saw his hit podcast, The Ricky...

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Mike Epps, Snoop Dogg join forces for comedy tour

By | March 9, 2010 at 10:32 am | No comments

Everything that comes out of Snoop Dogg's mouth is patently hilarious, particularly if those words are accompanied by a thick cloud of exhaled, acrid smoke. Therefore, it should come as a surprise to no one that the Doggfather will be teaming up with comedian Mike Epps for a...

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Roseanne blames Mormonism for Marie Osmond’s son’s suicide

By | March 5, 2010 at 4:12 pm | 41 comments

In a post on her blog, the always provocative stand-up comedian Roseanne Barr insinuated that the recent suicide of Marie Osmond's son, Michael Blosil, had less to do with his innate depression than with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints' archaic stance on...

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Sarah Palin, Chelsea Handler, more to be first guests on Leno’s new Tonight Show

By | February 22, 2010 at 7:51 pm | 5 comments

Whether or not you're happy about it, Jay Leno and his incarnation of the Tonight show are gonna be back; and this time, they're bringing Sarah Palin with them. Yup, you read that right – the disasta from Alaska is one of the many guests who will be featured in the first two...

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Kristen Wiig and Judd Apatow team up for film

By | February 22, 2010 at 4:03 pm | One comment

Two of the hottest names in comedy, Kristen Wiig and Judd Apatow, will be paired together with Freaks and Geeks (rest its TV soul) creator Paul Feig. They're coming together for as a yet untitled movie project. Written by Wiig and Annie Mumolo, the movie is said to be about two...

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Russell Simmons, JB Smoove land stand-up comedy series with Comedy Central

By | February 22, 2010 at 1:57 pm | One comment

[caption id="attachment_7417" align="alignright" width="150" caption="JB Smoove"][/caption] Russell Simmons, you sly old dog, you've done it again. But this time, what he's done isn't some hot, edgy rap beat; instead, the end product of Simmons' tireless effort to bring hip-hop...

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