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Bo Burnham, Brian Posehn at Gilda’s LaughFest deliver from opposite ends of the spectrum

Bo Burnham, Brian Posehn at Gilda’s LaughFest deliver from opposite ends of the spectrum

By | March 16, 2015 at 10:03 am | No comments

GRAND RAPIDS -- By Saturday night's end here at Gilda's LaughFest I was happily bathed in classically executed musical comedy theatrics set inside a gorgeous 1,500-seat venue and alternatively a persistent stream of dick-and-fart jokes delivered from a stage housed in a gritty,...

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Patton Oswalt at Gilda’s LaughFest delivers a pristine, memorable performance (Review)

Patton Oswalt at Gilda’s LaughFest delivers a pristine, memorable performance (Review)

By | March 14, 2015 at 4:17 pm | No comments

GRAND RAPIDS -- Before launching into his closing bit -- a story about a disinterested, lazily-costumed clown at a child's birthday he attended with his five-year-old daughter -- Patton Oswalt admitted to an audibly appreciative crowd last night at the Fountain Street Church,...

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Wyatt Cenac, Adam Brody star in ‘Growing Up and Other Lies’ (Exclusive preview)

Wyatt Cenac, Adam Brody star in ‘Growing Up and Other Lies’ (Exclusive preview)

By | March 13, 2015 at 10:44 am | No comments

Hitting theaters and On Demand services next Friday, March 20, Growing Up and Other Lies follows one day in the life of Jake, a failed New York City artist about to ditch the Big Apple and relocate to his native Ohio. As a send-off, he invites the members of his bro-posse to...

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Tommy Ryman named Best of Midwest at Gilda’s LaughFest (Review)

Tommy Ryman named Best of Midwest at Gilda’s LaughFest (Review)

By | March 12, 2015 at 11:33 am | One comment

GRAND RAPIDS -- Minnesota comedian Tommy Ryman was crowned Best of the Midwest -- and was handed a check for $2,500 -- late last night here as he edged out nine other comedians in what has become an annual highlight of Gilda's LaughFest, now in its fifth year. A semifinalist...

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MTV2 will premiere ‘Joking Off’ hosted by DeRay Davis (Video)

MTV2 will premiere ‘Joking Off’ hosted by DeRay Davis (Video)

By | March 11, 2015 at 3:20 pm | One comment

MTV2’s newest comedic game show, Joking Off will hit the airwaves on April 1 (No April Fools joke here!) and when it does, it is set to give the Internet what it deserves — a good, thorough Who’s Line Is It Anyway inspired belittling. Hosted by stand-up comedian and "Wild...

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Late Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon featured in Fusion documentary (Video)

Late Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon featured in Fusion documentary (Video)

By | March 10, 2015 at 9:33 pm | No comments

Mega-Simpsons heads like myself were devastated to hear about the death of Sam Simon, who passed away after a long battle with colon cancer on Sunday, March 8. He was just 59 years old – younger than both of my parents currently are, and certainly much younger than Homer and...

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Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon dead at 59

Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon dead at 59

By | March 9, 2015 at 3:40 pm | No comments

Sam Simon, the co-creator of The Simpsons, died Sunday at age 59. Simon had been suffering from colon cancer, and he was surrounded by his family at the time of his death. “Sam Simon taught me everything about animation writing, and even more about life,” Simpsons...

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Samantha Bee leaving Daily Show to host TBS show

Samantha Bee leaving Daily Show to host TBS show

By | March 5, 2015 at 5:07 pm | No comments

Samantha Bee is officially leaving Comedy Central for TBS with her husband, fellow Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones. TBS is giving the veteran comedian her own comedy series to host where she will apply "her smart and satirical point of view to current and relevant issues,"...

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Wet Hot American Summer Netflix prequel series gets July premiere date

Wet Hot American Summer Netflix prequel series gets July premiere date

By | March 3, 2015 at 10:12 pm | One comment

Hello, Camp Firewood! Everything sure is coming up WHAS these days, isn't it? First, they announced the prequel mini series, to be released on Netflix. Then we found out that the ENTIRE CAST would be returning. (Yup, even the Oscar nominees). Oh yeah, there was also Wet Hot...

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