TV/Movies

Three videos to prep you for “The Office” season premiere tonight

Three videos to prep you for “The Office” season premiere tonight

By | September 22, 2011 at 11:41 am | 2 comments

Tonight's a big night for comedy on television; more specifically it's a big night for NBC, who premieres the new seasons of Community, Parks and Recreation and The Office-- not to mention the series premiere of Whitney, which has gotten some lukewarm reviews (Hollywood Reporter...

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Watch six minutes of “Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time,” premiering Oct. 5 on Comedy Central

Watch six minutes of “Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time,” premiering Oct. 5 on Comedy Central

By | September 21, 2011 at 5:09 pm | 5 comments

Gird your loins, people! But loosen up your laugh reflex, because Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time, the hit Comedy Central sketch series from stand-up’s favorite bad boy, is making its triumphant second season debut on Oct. 5. Returning for more Swardson-izing are the breakout...

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Is there a better way to choose comedy award winners?

Is there a better way to choose comedy award winners?

By | September 21, 2011 at 1:52 pm | 2 comments

It's largely believed that awards and the bestowing of formal distinctions in arts and entertainment are largely biased, heavily political and unfair. For comedy, the high level of subjectivity in what one finds funny makes it even more difficult to establish who deserves to be...

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In an open letter, Steve Martin tells Eddie Murphy to start slimming down for Oscars

In an open letter, Steve Martin tells Eddie Murphy to start slimming down for Oscars

By | September 21, 2011 at 11:47 am | No comments

The entertainment world has been buzzing since it was announced that Eddie Murphy would be hosting the 84th annual Academy Awards next year. The choice has mostly been met with positivity, if not a little apprehension as to what kind of Murphy we can expect— the rambunctious,...

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Can Snoop Dogg become a viable comedy star?

Can Snoop Dogg become a viable comedy star?

By | September 21, 2011 at 10:42 am | 2 comments

With so much drama in the L.B.C., it must be time for Snoop Dogg to do some comedy. It seems the hip-hop icon is developing a family sitcom for Warner Bros. in which he would star as a father. The project would team the rapper with producer Don Reo, who has written for...

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“Conan” set to tape four shows in New York; ticket lottery launched

“Conan” set to tape four shows in New York; ticket lottery launched

By | September 20, 2011 at 11:56 pm | No comments

Are you a New York-er or someone who lives sort of close to New York? Did you cry (or come close to crying) when Conan O'Brien and his crew picked up and moved his circus to Los Angeles? Then you're in luck! Conan is doing four live tapings in New York City at the Beacon Theater...

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Amy Schumer on her Steve-O, Ryan Dunn roast joke: “I don’t feel the need to apologize”

Amy Schumer on her Steve-O, Ryan Dunn roast joke: “I don’t feel the need to apologize”

By | September 20, 2011 at 5:14 pm | 332 comments

Now that the Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen aired last night -- the network's highest rated roast in history, by the way, with an average of 6.4 million viewers -- the outrage has begun. Hooray! But, really most of the outrage has been directed toward comedian Amy...

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Modern Family comes out Emmys’ big comedy winner, but who do you think got hosed?

Modern Family comes out Emmys’ big comedy winner, but who do you think got hosed?

By | September 19, 2011 at 5:35 pm | 3 comments

Leaving with five trophies, hugely popular ABC show Modern Family left last night's 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards as the big comedy winner. But their multiple wins -- including best comedy series -- didn't steal any thunder from Mike and Molly co-star Melissa McCarthy, who...

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Comedy Central will air hour-long “Colbert Report” with Radiohead

Comedy Central will air hour-long “Colbert Report” with Radiohead

By | September 19, 2011 at 3:20 pm | No comments

On Monday, Sept. 26, The Colbert Report will air a special one-hour episode at 11:30 pm ET and will feature indie rock darlings Radiohead. The show's format will be essentially be the same; however, the network has made room for expanded interviews and performances. The Thom...

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