Opinion

Did Jerry Seinfeld miss an opportunity with Michael Richards on Web series?

Did Jerry Seinfeld miss an opportunity with Michael Richards on Web series?

By | October 17, 2012 at 12:09 pm | 14 comments

Michael Richards said some really bad things in a comedy club seven years ago. Why can’t people let it go? We live in a time where celebrity is currency. More and more, people are over-reacting to things said in comedy clubs so that they can blog about it in a grab for their...

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Popular Tumblr blog is being made into a television show, and so is another one

Popular Tumblr blog is being made into a television show, and so is another one

By | October 12, 2012 at 2:12 pm | One comment

Scoring network television deals from your Twitter account is so 2011, you guys. The totally hip thing now, is using your Tumblr to get those highly-coveted opportunities. It’s happened two times this week, alone. First up is 20-Nothings, based on the Hollywood Assistants...

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Why Louis C.K. postponing season four of ‘Louie’ is a good idea

Why Louis C.K. postponing season four of ‘Louie’ is a good idea

By | October 10, 2012 at 12:36 pm | One comment

Ever since Louis C.K. struck a deal with FX three years ago to produce his own show, comedians across the country have been telling their agents and managers, "I want the Louis C.K. deal." At the heart of the deal is total creative freedom and control of the business aspects of...

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Justin Halpern scores Fox show deal with I Suck At Girls, despite failed S#*! My Dad Says

Justin Halpern scores Fox show deal with I Suck At Girls, despite failed S#*! My Dad Says

By | September 7, 2012 at 5:31 pm | One comment

Justin Halpern is hoping to get by with a little help from his friend Bill Lawrence (widely known for Scrubs and more recently Cougar Town) as the two team up for a new sitcom based on Halpern’s best-selling book, I Suck at Girls. It’s hard to forget the bomb that...

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Did Rashida Jones really need to apologize to John Travolta?

Did Rashida Jones really need to apologize to John Travolta?

By | August 17, 2012 at 11:24 am | 3 comments

The most beautiful nurse in all of Pawnee, IN, Rashida Jones made a comment in a recent interview during the Celeste and Jesse Forever press tour that has been considered a rare gaffe by the loveable actress. While she and co-star Will McCormack were speaking with the website...

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In defense of ‘offensive’ jokes (Guest post)

In defense of ‘offensive’ jokes (Guest post)

By | August 15, 2012 at 12:03 pm | 10 comments

A couple of years ago, two friends of mine, Garret Dillahunt and Leslie ____, came to a show of mine at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles.  I've known both of them for a decade and they've done tons of TV and film, much more than I have -- and weathered every kind of praise or...

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Dane Cook told a joke about the Aurora shooting, disingenuous outrage sweeps the nation

Dane Cook told a joke about the Aurora shooting, disingenuous outrage sweeps the nation

By | July 28, 2012 at 12:21 pm | 28 comments

Can we stop? Seriously. Can we please stop dissecting every single word from the mouths of comedians? And while we're at it, can we stop filming and taping everything so that we can use it as evidence against comedians? I'm talking to you, unseasoned comedy club attendees and...

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Fred Willard fired from PBS show after ‘lewd conduct’ arrest

Fred Willard fired from PBS show after ‘lewd conduct’ arrest

By | July 19, 2012 at 4:00 pm | 3 comments

UPDATE: July 20 If Willard agrees to enroll in what's called an Alternative Prosecution Program, Willard will not charged for lewd conduct, according to TMZ. The course runs two weeks and would cover the laws related to Willard's alleged offense. No word on whether the...

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LGBT group demands apology from George Lopez, Arizona sheriff also angry about jokes (Video)

LGBT group demands apology from George Lopez, Arizona sheriff also angry about jokes (Video)

By | July 16, 2012 at 5:15 pm | 8 comments

On George Lopez' newest special It's Not Me, It's You, which debuted live on HBO this past weekend, Lopez warns: “I'm gonna talk a lot of shit today.” And talk shit he did. And as a result, the veteran comedian upset some members of the LGBT community after a questionable...

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