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Why is Will Ferrell in these Old Milwaukee beer commercials?

Why is Will Ferrell in these Old Milwaukee beer commercials?

By | December 8, 2011 at 4:53 pm | No comments

As the year is wrapping up, many "Best of 2011" including our very own Best Comedy Albums of 2011 and Laughspin's Reader Choice Comedy Awards. However, a 'best of' that should be considered is the Best Comedian Endorsements of 2011, which we know is really specific, but these...

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Bill Maher will help launch Yahoo! comedy channel

Bill Maher will help launch Yahoo! comedy channel

By | December 8, 2011 at 4:10 pm | One comment

Bill Maher has a long-standing relationship with HBO, having made nine stand-up specials for the cable network since 1989, plus nine seasons and counting of his talk show, Real Time with Bill Maher. But for his latest special, Maher is moving away from television entirely,...

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Mindy Kaling will lend her voice to new animated project for NBC

Mindy Kaling will lend her voice to new animated project for NBC

By | December 8, 2011 at 11:49 am | No comments

Multi-tasking Office star Mindy Kaling is set to write and lend her voice to a new animated comedy series for NBC. It’s part of a deal that centers around Greg Daniels – executive producer of The Office and Parks and Recreation – joining forces with Kaling and Alan Yang (a...

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The ‘Three Stooges’ movie trailer is terrible, awful and also terrible

The ‘Three Stooges’ movie trailer is terrible, awful and also terrible

By | December 7, 2011 at 5:00 pm | 18 comments

Maybe it's the fact that the latest film adaptation of the Muppets was so great or the fact that slapstick comedy doesn't hold up like it used to in the hey day of the Three Stooges, but the newest trailer for the Farrelly Brothers' adaptation of the beloved franchise comes off...

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Watch Troy and Abed from ‘Community’ rap about Christmas

Watch Troy and Abed from ‘Community’ rap about Christmas

By | December 7, 2011 at 4:41 pm | One comment

Community's Christmas episode is going down tomorrow night. But you're going to want to watch this first. Donald Glover (Troy) puts his rapping skills -- you may also know him as Childish Gambino -- to good use, as he and bestie Abed (Danny Pudi) bust out a rap about the...

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Let’s take a long, hard look at Comedy Central’s development slate for 2011-2012

Let’s take a long, hard look at Comedy Central’s development slate for 2011-2012

By | December 7, 2011 at 3:34 pm | 8 comments

This morning Comedy Central released its development slate for 2011-12. So, what does that mean? Basically, it’s a giant list of shows the network is officially working on for the next year. An incredibly small number of these shows will actually see the light of day. But...

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Inside Patrice O’Neal’s ‘going home’ services

Inside Patrice O’Neal’s ‘going home’ services

By | December 7, 2011 at 11:28 am | 5 comments

The comedy world is still in shock from the passing of the great Patrice O'Neal. I attended the services for Patrice Monday at the Park Avenue Christian Church, on 85th Street and Park Avenue in New York City. I purposely did not use the word "funeral" because the program for...

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Watch Katy Perry do an impression of husband Russell Brand on SNL promo

Watch Katy Perry do an impression of husband Russell Brand on SNL promo

By | December 7, 2011 at 10:14 am | 3 comments

This week, pop star and wife of comedian Russell Brand is hosting Saturday Night Live. But she's not doubling as the musical guest-- that would be too much to ask. For your pleasure, here's the promos for Saturday's showing, starring Kenan Thompson. Check out Perry's impression...

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Watch Jimmy Fallon give Steve Martin a homemade Grammy

Watch Jimmy Fallon give Steve Martin a homemade Grammy

By | December 6, 2011 at 5:37 pm | No comments

Remember the days of Steve Martin when he did stand-up? The Great Flydini, Martin making balloon animals, making a joke "just for plumbers?" So many comedy fans and fans of Steve Martin get nostalgic over such memories, which are conveniently on YouTube by the way. Some of us...

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