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Jay Leno takes ‘tremendous’ pay cut to save Tonight Show jobs, 20 staffers still laid off

Jay Leno takes ‘tremendous’ pay cut to save Tonight Show jobs, 20 staffers still laid off

By | August 18, 2012 at 9:40 pm | No comments

In order to stem the financial hemorrhaging that's been plaguing NBC, the network has been laying off personnel for months. But last night came perhaps the biggest blow yet. Deadline reports that 20 staffers at The Tonight Show with Jay Leno have been relieved of their jobs and...

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Ron Howard says the new Arrested Development is ‘bold and fearless’ (Video)

Ron Howard says the new Arrested Development is ‘bold and fearless’ (Video)

By | August 15, 2012 at 4:07 pm | 3 comments

Bit by bit, we've been getting some great details about the production on the new season of Arrested Development, which began shooting last week. The most recent bits com from Ron Howard, the show's narrator, who gave MTV News some info for us to gnaw on. "Mitch isn't trying to...

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‘Frankie Go Boom’ looks fun, and not just because Lizzy Caplan and Whitney Cummings are half naked (Video)

‘Frankie Go Boom’ looks fun, and not just because Lizzy Caplan and Whitney Cummings are half naked (Video)

By | August 15, 2012 at 2:01 pm | One comment

If the trailer is any indication of how fun 3, 2, 1...Frankie Go Boom really is (despite its stupid name), we're in for a treat when it becomes available through Video On Demand services Sept. 10 and then released in theaters Oct. 12. And it's not just because we get to see...

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‘Ghost Tits’ is not a real movie with Olivia Munn, but it should be (Video)

‘Ghost Tits’ is not a real movie with Olivia Munn, but it should be (Video)

By | August 15, 2012 at 12:34 pm | 2 comments

In what is one of the funniest comedy videos of the year, Olivia Munn and Upright Citizens Brigade workhorse Paul W. Downs co-star in a parody trailer for a movie called Ghost Tits. Every horror flick nuance, stereotype and overdone premise is represented in this richly...

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In which Kyle Kinane remembers when he opened for a racist ventriloquist (Animated video)

In which Kyle Kinane remembers when he opened for a racist ventriloquist (Animated video)

By | August 15, 2012 at 11:35 am | No comments

It's Hump Day, and that means it's time for another episode of Stand Down, the A.V. Club's weekly animation series, wherein comedians tell a story about how horrendous their career's used to be. Today's subject is Kyle Kinane, who tells about the time he was opening for a racist...

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This ‘Community’ promo almost makes it seem like Fridays at 8 pm is not where sitcoms go to die

This ‘Community’ promo almost makes it seem like Fridays at 8 pm is not where sitcoms go to die

By | August 10, 2012 at 3:47 pm | No comments

Hardcore Community fans have endured a lot in recent months, highlighted by the unceremonious firing of the show's creator and hands-on executive producer Dan Harmon. Then, we learned that the critically-beloved, commercially-struggling series would be moving from an already...

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Listen to excerpts from Andy Kindler’s State of the Industry Address (Exclusive)

Listen to excerpts from Andy Kindler’s State of the Industry Address (Exclusive)

By | August 9, 2012 at 6:12 pm | 14 comments

You may have listened to the Andy Kindler interview we posted on July 30, wherein the veteran comedian talks about his then just-delivered State of the Industry Address at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. Parts of both the address and our interview dealt with the...

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Tig Notaro remembers getting fired from a comedy show, almost dying (Animation)

Tig Notaro remembers getting fired from a comedy show, almost dying (Animation)

By | August 8, 2012 at 2:21 pm | 2 comments

Each week, we’ve been featuring a new episode of Stand Down, the A.V. Club’s new animated series, wherein a comedian tells a story about a terrible time in their career. This week, Tig Notaro tells a chilling story of onstage bombing and near death. It’s not for the faint...

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Watch Anthony Jeselnik, Wayne Brady, Seth Green previews from Comedy Central’s roast of Roseanne

Watch Anthony Jeselnik, Wayne Brady, Seth Green previews from Comedy Central’s roast of Roseanne

By | August 8, 2012 at 1:41 pm | No comments

You're no doubt well aware that Comedy Central's Roast of Roseanne premieres on Sunday at 10 pm EST. But are you aware we're all going to die? You should watch these just-released new previews from the roast, featuring Anthony Jeselnik, Wayne Brady and Seth Green. Do it before...

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