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Laughing Skull Comedy Festival: competition recap

By | April 11, 2011 at 1:37 pm | 8 comments

The second annual Laughing Skull Comedy Festival kicked off its four day stand-up contest on April 6 in Atlanta. What started in November with nearly 700 comedians from more than 25 cities, had been whittled down to just 72 comics. At stake: what could possibly amount to six...

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Saturday Night Live recap: Helen Mirren’s breasts, taxes and Frankenstein

By | April 11, 2011 at 11:14 am | No comments

COLD OPENING We start off with an address from Obama, as usual. The topic this week is the federal budgeting. The premise of the skit can be summed up in this quote: Obama: "...everyone walked away unhappy." Performance-wise, Fred Armisen seems to be cutting down on the...

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Alec Baldwin and John Krasinski spar in New Era commercial

By | April 8, 2011 at 5:18 pm | No comments

Sportswear company New Era just went live with a hilarious commercial starring Alec Baldwin and John Krasinski. In it, the pair of NBC stars glorify the long standing rivalry between New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox Fans. Alec is the former; John's the latter. The spot...

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Watch our red carpet video coverage of The Comedy Awards

By | April 8, 2011 at 11:39 am | No comments

Comedy fans are anxiously awaiting the broadcast of the first ever Comedy Awards, produced by Comedy Central and airing simultaneously on all of MTV Networks' properties, including Spike TV, TV Land, Logo, VH1 and CMT. It all goes down this Sunday at 9 pm EST. But Punchline...

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Ricky Gervais Show gets a third season from HBO

By | April 8, 2011 at 11:10 am | One comment

The Ricky Gervais Show, the animated interpretation of the mega-popular comedian's podcast, has been picked up for a third season. Gervais, himself announced the news as a quick aside on his blog. In a post more about plugging his upcoming appearance on HBO's Talking Funny,...

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Who tells the best Tracy Morgan story– Jack McBrayer, Tina Fey or Luke Wilson?

By | April 7, 2011 at 9:56 pm | 4 comments

On tonight's episode of Conan (11 pm EST), 30 Rock's Jack McBrayer visits Coco. As is the case with seemingly every 30 Rock cast member interview, the discussion disintegrates accelerates into a discussion about working with Tracy Morgan, who, as you know, is the oddest person...

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MTV Networks to release Comedy Central's "Ugly Americans" video game, more titles to come

By | April 7, 2011 at 3:15 pm | No comments

MTV Networks today announced the inception of 345 Games, a division charged with creating video games based on Comedy Central and Spike TV properties. The launch will be celebrated with an August release of an Ugly Americans-themed game called Apocalypsegeddon. Comedy...

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Andy Kaufman’s alter ego Tony Clifton releases concert film; watch the trailer

By | April 7, 2011 at 2:53 pm | No comments

Andy Kaufman's hilarious, but notorious alter-ego, sleazy lounge singer opener Tony Clifton is back with his very own concert film. Tony Clifton: Live on the Sunset Strip filmed last May at the world famous Comedy Store that was both shocked and amazed as audiences first were...

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Charlie Sheen appears on Drew Carey's 'Improv-a-ganza'

By | April 7, 2011 at 12:06 pm | No comments

Wondering when you'll get a chance to hear 'tiger's blood' worked into an improv game? It might happen! Charlie Sheen makes an impromptu appearance on Drew Carey's Improv-a-Ganza show on GSN, Tuesday, April 12 at 8pm. Check out the teaser below. ...

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