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Watch Jonah Hill swear at children in “The Sitter” red band trailer

Watch Jonah Hill swear at children in “The Sitter” red band trailer

By | August 4, 2011 at 4:18 pm | One comment

After watching this red band trailer for Jonah Hill's upcoming flick, The Sitter, I've been inspired to swear at my nearly three-year-old son a lot more. Why? Because it's funny. At least it is when Hill does it to the kids he's babysitting in the flick. Now that I think about...

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Steve Carell’s comedian documentary finds a home at Showtime

Steve Carell’s comedian documentary finds a home at Showtime

By | August 4, 2011 at 3:15 pm | One comment

Documentaries about comedy – or comedians – are like catnip for me. I love a good peek behind the curtain to try to understand what makes a comic tick. As Marc Maron said recently at Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival, after all, comics are philosophical, sensitive,...

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Comedian Charlyne Yi scores regular role on Fox drama “House”

Comedian Charlyne Yi scores regular role on Fox drama “House”

By | August 3, 2011 at 5:39 pm | One comment

Comedian and musician Charlyne Yi will join the cast of House as a regular, working under Dr. Hugh Laurie. One can only wonder if the Paper Heart star will get to be just as quirky as she is elsewhere-- like in this 'impromptu' performance of her song "Coyote" on...

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Brian Posehn talks weed, apocalypse and “stripping clubs” on “Conan” (Video)

Brian Posehn talks weed, apocalypse and “stripping clubs” on “Conan” (Video)

By | August 3, 2011 at 1:42 pm | No comments

My first encounter with Brian Posehn was on Just Shoot Me!, where the bespectacled comic actor played a lumbering and slow mail clerk named Kevin. Man, was that the perfect role for him. Since then, though, he’s appeared regularly on The Sarah Silverman Program, Reno 911! and...

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Long-awaited Woody Allen documentary will hit PBS

Long-awaited Woody Allen documentary will hit PBS

By | August 2, 2011 at 10:25 pm | One comment

I was reading Chuck Klosterman’s Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs this weekend, and he mentions that Woody Allen was enormously influential in the whole nerd chic thing that made intellectual eccentricity attractive. I’m inclined to agree. Maybe his characters are neurotic and...

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Paul F. Tompkins makes TLC’s “Cake Boss” watchable (Video)

Paul F. Tompkins makes TLC’s “Cake Boss” watchable (Video)

By | August 2, 2011 at 3:29 pm | No comments

Hulu's new venture into original programming with The Morning After may not seem to have big appeal to higher brow tastes with their ET-leaning style program. Yet, inviting guests such as Paul F. Tompkins to showcase their immense talents certainly may dissolve such...

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Exclusive clip from “A Good Old Fashioned Orgy” with Jason Sudeikis, Leslie Bibb, Lake Bell + sweepstakes!

Exclusive clip from “A Good Old Fashioned Orgy” with Jason Sudeikis, Leslie Bibb, Lake Bell + sweepstakes!

By | August 2, 2011 at 1:36 pm | One comment

I'm super excited about the upcoming flick, A Good Old Fashioned Orgy for a few reasons. First, the cast is pretty much an all-star comedy team: Jason Sudeikis, Leslie Bibb, Lake Bell, Michelle Borth, Nick Kroll, Tyler Labine, Angela Sarafyan, Lindsay Sloane, Martin Starr, Lucy...

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Watch Jarrod Harris make his late-night debut on “Lopez Tonight”

Watch Jarrod Harris make his late-night debut on “Lopez Tonight”

By | August 2, 2011 at 11:13 am | No comments

While Louis C.K. rounded out his tour of prime time and late night talk shows on Letterman a few nights ago, up and coming stand-up comedian Jarrod Harris made his foray into the late night world on Lopez Tonight. As part of the recent Southern Comedy Quartet Tour featuring Rory...

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Rob Riggle snags a sweet deal with HBO; will develop “Lifestyle Lemonaid”

Rob Riggle snags a sweet deal with HBO; will develop “Lifestyle Lemonaid”

By | August 1, 2011 at 9:46 pm | One comment

Rob Riggle is destined to become the next former Daily Show employee to become a household name in the comedy world. On the heels of an already-stellar few months, the stand-up comedian, improviser, writer and actor (and Marine) has just snagged a big fat development deal with...

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