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Ricky Gervais is working on another mockumentary television series

Ricky Gervais is working on another mockumentary television series

By | December 22, 2011 at 12:16 pm | No comments

Ricky Gervais sure is making our comedy reporting lives more difficult – it’s hard to keep his 800 million projects straight. But, hey, what’s another added to the list? The Guardian reports that Gervais has just made yet another comedy pilot for Channel 4, starring as a...

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Louis C.K. gives $280,000 to five charities after ‘Live at the Beacon’ sales rocket to $1 million

Louis C.K. gives $280,000 to five charities after ‘Live at the Beacon’ sales rocket to $1 million

By | December 22, 2011 at 11:19 am | 9 comments

After 10 days on sale, Louis C.K.’s newest stand-up comedy special Live at the Beacon Theater has made $1 million. And Louis is not at all comfortable having that much money all at once. After 27 years in the business, he’s never been in this position— and so, he had to do...

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Hundreds of aspiring comedians show up for ‘In Living Color’ open auditions

Hundreds of aspiring comedians show up for ‘In Living Color’ open auditions

By | December 21, 2011 at 5:37 pm | 3 comments

Hundrerds of aspiring and working comedians, improvisors and actors lined up outside of the soon-to-be-opened Laugh Factory Chicago on Dec. 20 to audition for the revamped In Living Color-- a two-episode special run that Fox will premiere this spring. The smallscreen hopefuls...

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Michael Showalter snags a television deal with Fox

Michael Showalter snags a television deal with Fox

By | December 21, 2011 at 2:44 pm | No comments

Comedian Michael Showalter has inked a deal with Fox to develop a new sitcom for the television network. The Stella co-founder is working with Christina Lee (she worked with Showalter on he and Michael Ian Black's Comedy Central show, Michael and Michael Have Issues) to...

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Watch the most patriotic Christmas music video ever

Watch the most patriotic Christmas music video ever

By | December 21, 2011 at 12:39 pm | No comments

Back in June, comedian Ted Alexandro and Hollis James released “Kiss Our American Ass,” an ode to the death of Osama Bin Laden. And now the super-pro-American country music duo of Grant & Lee has unleashed their own spin on traditional Christmas carols. It's called...

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Twitter comedy star Kelly Oxford lands another television deal

Twitter comedy star Kelly Oxford lands another television deal

By | December 21, 2011 at 12:17 pm | 5 comments

Internet comedy sensation Kelly Oxford has been entertaining followers for nearly 15 years as a blogger and, most recently, as one of the most high profile Twitter stars. Her unfiltered sense of humor has garnered her praise and fans from all over the comedy world and...

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Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes, Jim Carrey star in ‘Drunk History’ Christmas edition

Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes, Jim Carrey star in ‘Drunk History’ Christmas edition

By | December 21, 2011 at 10:50 am | No comments

If you’re like us, you thought there would be no new installments of Drunk History, the web series created by Derek Waters, who last posted an episode to Funny or Die almost two years ago. But Waters has something to teach us all about hope. And that is that we should have...

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Marijuana can make Christmas better, so sings Garfunkel and Oates (Video)

Marijuana can make Christmas better, so sings Garfunkel and Oates (Video)

By | December 20, 2011 at 11:13 pm | No comments

Move over "Jingle Bells." Garfunkel and Oates have the newest Christmas song that will sure to be a favorite at the office holiday party! The musical duo put out their latest hit, "Scary Fucked Up Christmas." It's an instructional ditty or sorts, wherein they extol the virtues...

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HBO cancels ‘Bored to Death’ and two other quality comedies

HBO cancels ‘Bored to Death’ and two other quality comedies

By | December 20, 2011 at 10:43 pm | 6 comments

UPDATE: 12/22/11 -- 3:40 pm ET Bored to Death creator Jonathan Ames ended up spending $1,600 on drinks in two different bars in Brooklyn. All for his fans. Check out Vulture's play-by-play account of the festivities. UPDATE: 12/21/11 -- 11 am ET Jonathan Ames has...

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