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Comedian given jail sentence for insulting Islam

Comedian given jail sentence for insulting Islam

By | February 2, 2012 at 4:45 pm | One comment

In the event you needed to be reminded that we're lucky to be living in this country, let me submit to you the case of the Egyptian comedian. Forty-year veteran comic actor Adel Imam -- one of the biggest entertainers in the Arab world -- has been given a three-month jail...

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Is Eddie Murphy the best and worst thing to happen to black comics?

Is Eddie Murphy the best and worst thing to happen to black comics?

By | February 2, 2012 at 11:42 am | 5 comments

Just this morning, our pals at Huffington Post Comedy, posted an excellent roundtable discussion featuring comedians W. Kamau Bell, Desiree Burch, Michael Che, Calise Hawkins, Phoebe Robinson and Baron Vaughn, in honor of Black History Month. The discussion spanned what it means...

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Review: Tim & Eric flick delivers, but you might want to wait for its theatrical release

Review: Tim & Eric flick delivers, but you might want to wait for its theatrical release

By | February 2, 2012 at 10:56 am | 3 comments

First things first: If you don’t traditionally like Tim & Eric’s 11-minute episodes on Adult Swim, then their new film isn’t for you. If you’ve ever watched the first five minutes of one of their episodes, cringed and changed the channel, then their new film isn’t...

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Watch comedian Tex Alexandro expose Justin Bieber’s older brother, Jordan

Watch comedian Tex Alexandro expose Justin Bieber’s older brother, Jordan

By | February 1, 2012 at 3:52 pm | No comments

Life ain't easy for the forgotten siblings of pop culture superstars. The Ashlee Simpson. The unspoken Osbourne brother. Khloe "The Beast" Kardashian. Just ask Jordan Bieber, the "Baby" singer's older brother. Comedian Ted Alexandro and Hollis James' latest video Nepotizzle:...

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Review: John Mulaney’s second comedy album ‘New In Town’ is exquisite

Review: John Mulaney’s second comedy album ‘New In Town’ is exquisite

By | February 1, 2012 at 3:24 pm | 2 comments

Comedian John Mulaney's second full-length album (and first hour-long stand-up special) New in Town has a light-heartedness about it that makes it not only funny, but also proves just how accessible Mulaney's comedic voice is. So it's still no wonder that in the last few years,...

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Epic analysis: George Carlin’s 17 best comedy albums

Epic analysis: George Carlin’s 17 best comedy albums

By | February 1, 2012 at 12:36 pm | 48 comments

This list will rank George Carlin's albums in terms of overall quality, with special attention paid to both straight hilarity as well as philosophical pertinence. I chose albums rather than specials for three reasons: 1) most of Carlin's albums simply were the audio from his...

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Mindy Kaling may leave The Office for her own show

Mindy Kaling may leave The Office for her own show

By | January 31, 2012 at 2:08 pm | 9 comments

Mindy Kaling made a name for herself in Hollywood when she began writing for and co-starring on The Office, the critically acclaimed and long-running NBC sitcom. But there's a decent chance Kaling will soon be departing that show. And the fact that NBC passed on giving a pilot...

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Watch Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno in a Super Bowl ad for Acura

Watch Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno in a Super Bowl ad for Acura

By | January 30, 2012 at 7:51 pm | One comment

Next Sunday, Football fans will gather in basements and man caves and strip clubs and small bathrooms where they can hide from their families to watch the Super Bowl, where the New York Giants will take on the New England Patriots. But comedy fans have something to look forward...

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What if Eddie Murphy hosted the Oscars?

What if Eddie Murphy hosted the Oscars?

By | January 30, 2012 at 6:34 pm | No comments

Hey, remember that time when the motion picture academy announced that none other than comedy icon Eddie Murphy was set to host this year's Oscars? But then Murphy's buddy, director Brett Ratner -- who was set to produce the Oscars -- said a bunch of absurd shit on television...

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