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Watch Todd Barry’s audition to become the new Advil spokesman

Watch Todd Barry’s audition to become the new Advil spokesman

By | December 23, 2011 at 11:34 am | One comment

Comedian Todd Barry wants to be the new Advil spokesperson. He's so dedicated to scoring the gig, he took time out of his busy schedule to audition for the part-- without even being asked. Are you watching, Advil people? He's a fucking go-getter. Although, I'm pretty sure when...

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Watch five glorious minutes of Aubrey Plaza on ‘Parks and Recreation’

Watch five glorious minutes of Aubrey Plaza on ‘Parks and Recreation’

By | December 23, 2011 at 10:42 am | No comments

It'll be weeks before we get to see new episodes of Parks and Recreation. But the folks at NBC know how to keep our interest in the meantime. Or, they know how to keep my interest, anyway. They've put together a best-of reel of Aubrey Plaza's finest moments throughout her time...

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Eddie Pepitone will film new scenes for ‘Community’

Eddie Pepitone will film new scenes for ‘Community’

By | December 22, 2011 at 2:59 pm | 2 comments

Hundreds of Community fans this afternoon gathered in midtown Manhattan, steps from NBC headquarters, to plead with the network to save their favorite show; and they did it flash mob style (see video below)— just in case the #savecommunity hashtag on Twitter wasn’t enough to...

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Stephen Colbert’s Super PAC will give $500,000 to fund presidential primary

Stephen Colbert’s Super PAC will give $500,000 to fund presidential primary

By | December 22, 2011 at 1:07 pm | One comment

Stephen Colbert’s role in comedy is clear – dude’s a storied improviser, a former Daily Show correspondent, and host of the always wonderful Colbert Report on Comedy Central. But his role in politics is a bit murkier. After forming the Colbert Super PAC this past...

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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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