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Comedians can get paid for their videos through LittleCast Comedy Contest

Comedians can get paid for their videos through LittleCast Comedy Contest

By | January 9, 2014 at 3:07 pm | No comments

Will your fans pay to download your videos? A new startup called LittleCast seems to think that the answer is “yes.” For those of you who don’t remember: Louis C.K. gave that exact question a test drive back in 2011. The result? $1 Million in earnings – at just $5 a...

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Comedy show We’re Nice People celebrates five years (Video)

Comedy show We’re Nice People celebrates five years (Video)

By | January 9, 2014 at 12:37 pm | No comments

For the past five years, comedians Brendan McLaughlin and David Smithyman have been producing one of the best DIY comedy shows in New York. It’s appropriately titled We’re Nice People; the goal was to produce shows with great up-and-coming acts as well as established comics...

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Jon Stewart blasts Fox News for its global warming theories  (Video)

Jon Stewart blasts Fox News for its global warming theories (Video)

By | January 7, 2014 at 3:52 pm | One comment

Jon Stewart was excited to begin the new year with a better attitude on his show, not constantly battling demigogue pundits' ridiculous comments and instead focusing on the positive goings on of the world. That didn't last long on his return to The Daily Show after winter...

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Judd Apatow to be honored by the Costume Designer Guild

Judd Apatow to be honored by the Costume Designer Guild

By | December 18, 2013 at 11:56 am | No comments

Judd Apatow is of course being honored for…costume design? Yes, you read right. The Anchorman 2 producer is being honored on Feb. 22 at the 16th Costume Designers Guild Awards with the Distinguished Collaborator honor. The CDG wanted to acknowledge his "support of costume...

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Ashley Williams cast in Jim Gaffigan’s CBS pilot, also Michael Ian Black (Update)

Ashley Williams cast in Jim Gaffigan’s CBS pilot, also Michael Ian Black (Update)

By | December 17, 2013 at 1:52 pm | No comments

Jim Gaffigan's recently reworked pilot now has recast its female lead. Ashley Williams will co-star as Gaffigan's wife Jeannie, a super-wife and super-mom, possessing an ample amount of energy, patience and good humor. CBS ordered the single-camera comedy pilot last season, but...

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NBC working with upcoming comedian Jerrod Carmichael

NBC working with upcoming comedian Jerrod Carmichael

By | December 12, 2013 at 2:44 pm | No comments

NBC is putting another much-needed comedy into the ring for next season. Comedian Jerrod Carmichael has inked a deal to shoot a presentation for the Peacock Network. The project would be written by and star the comic, who had an acting arc on Fox's The Goodwin Games. The...

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Aaron Paul and Will Arnett voice adult animated comedy on Netflix

Aaron Paul and Will Arnett voice adult animated comedy on Netflix

By | December 12, 2013 at 2:36 pm | No comments

Two-time Emmy Award-winning Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul is trying his hand at comedy in the new Netflix adult comedy BoJack Horseman. The animated series is about a whiskey-drinking humanoid horse BoJack, voiced by Arrested Development's Will Arnett who deals with his personal...

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Sesame Street releases hilarious parody of Lord of the Rings starring Cookie Monster (Video)

Sesame Street releases hilarious parody of Lord of the Rings starring Cookie Monster (Video)

By | December 9, 2013 at 8:40 pm | No comments

Just four days before the release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (yes, I already bought my ticket), the brilliant folks at Sesame Street dropped a parody of the impossibly popular Lord of the Rings franchise. In its version there are lessons to be learned, of course, but...

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Watch a clip from Kathleen Madigan’s just released DVD (Video)

Watch a clip from Kathleen Madigan’s just released DVD (Video)

By | December 4, 2013 at 2:40 pm | No comments

Stand-up comedy veteran Kathleen Madigan has released her third hour-long DVD, titled Madigan Again. Taped earlier this year in Detroit, Madigan shares her unique point of view about growing up in a large Irish Catholic Midwest family. She talks about eating mom's pills, touring...

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