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Flight of the Conchords co-creator directing next Muppet movie

By | February 2, 2010 at 3:31 pm | No comments

James Bobin, co-creator of HBO's much-missed hit series, Flight of the Conchords, is attached to direct Disney's next Muppet movie, according to one source. The film, written by Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller (of Forgetting Sarah Marshall fame) was Bobin's choice over...

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Comedian explains why she organized Amanda Knox comedy show fundraiser

By | February 1, 2010 at 3:04 pm | 1,217 comments

[caption id="attachment_6630" align="aligncenter" width="401" caption="Comedian Renee Perrault organized a comedy benefit for convicted murderer Amanda Knox, whom many people feel was not given a fair trial."][/caption] Last week, Punchline Magazine posted a news post on about...

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Comedy fundraiser held for convicted Amanda Knox

By | January 28, 2010 at 12:51 pm | 64 comments

All over the US, vigils and rallies of support continue to be held in honor of Amanda Knox, the 22-year-old Seattle student who was, on Dec. 4, convicted of the first degree murder of her British flatmate, Meredith Kercher, while the two were studying abroad in Perugia,...

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Patton Oswalt, Tim and Eric, and Bob Odenkirk to appear in wine documentary

By | January 26, 2010 at 5:09 pm | No comments

Here's a most unusual matching for you: Patton Oswalt, Tim (Heidecker) and Eric (Wareheim), Bob Odenkirk, and... Maynard James Keenan?! Yes, you read that right: four of this generation's biggests comedy stars (and Gen X, in Odenkirk's case) will appear alongside each other in a...

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Michael Ian Black weighs in on Conan O’Brien situation

By | January 25, 2010 at 11:44 am | 4 comments

While some members of Team Coco are undoubtedly going to be out for the blood of Black, comedian/professional pitchman Michael Ian Black does raise some pretty decent (and certainly thought-provoking) questions with his blog post on the whole late night debacle. Taking a...

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Logo to debut drag queen comedy special

By | January 21, 2010 at 3:39 pm | No comments

Q: What's better than a man onstage, telling funny jokes? A: A man onstage, telling funny jokes.... in heels! Here's another thing we bet you didn't know: January is national drag history month. In honor of this monumental occasion, the gay-oriented cable channel Logo is...

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Reno 911! duo sell pilot to NBC

By | January 21, 2010 at 12:02 pm | No comments

So maybe NBC doesn't suck as bad as we all thought. On Tuesday, it was announced that Peacock Network (now thoroughly plucked, it seems) would be picking up a pilot written by Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon, the co-creators and writers of the now-canceled Reno...

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Will Ricky Gervais appear on the U.S. version of The Office?

By | January 15, 2010 at 3:05 pm | One comment

[caption id="attachment_5964" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Gervais as Office character David Brent"][/caption] Although nothing's 100 percent certain, reports are a float that Ricky Gervais is planning to reprise his iconic David Brent role for the U.S. version of...

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Eddie Izzard wants to produce outdoor comedy festival

By | January 14, 2010 at 2:21 pm | 2 comments

Eddie Izzard, always the man with the plan (even if that plan does include knee-high fishnets), is thinking of setting up his own comedy festival. Crafted in the manner of the millions of musical festivals that dot the cultural landscape, this idea was perpetuated by Izzard's...

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