TV/Movies

Preview the new episode of Comedy Central’s SportsDome

By | January 24, 2011 at 11:29 am | No comments

As an occasional and less-than-hardcore fan of sports, I’m always thrilled to find sports shows that don’t analyze ad nauseum the mundane nuances of gameplay. Fortunately, Comedy Central's new show The Onion Sports Network's SportsDome lampoons that obsessive world of...

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VIDEO: Marc Maron on Conan; enough said

By | January 21, 2011 at 3:13 pm | 4 comments

If you watched Conan last night, you witnessed one of the stronger episodes since its premiere. The reason is simple: Marc Maron was one of Coco's guests. If you missed it, we've conveniently embedded that shit below. The main story Maron tells, about another one of his...

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Greg Proops, Bill Engvall will help generate laughs for GSN

By | January 19, 2011 at 11:43 am | One comment

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Greg Proops"][/caption] When I think of the Game Show Network (GSN), a few things come to mind: Gene Rayburn's incredibly trendy suits on the Match Game, Richard Dawson requesting kisses on the cheek from every female...

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Gwyneth Paltrow and bad habits detract from an otherwise fun Saturday Night Live

By | January 17, 2011 at 10:39 am | No comments

This week’s Saturday Night Live spanned the (occasional) good, (mostly) bad and (sometimes even) ugly of poking fun at all forms of entertainment. The show began with a throwaway Cold Open led by Greta Van Sustern (Kristen Wiig) introducing a panel of Fox News regulars...

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Musical comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates lands HBO pilot deal

By | January 14, 2011 at 11:33 am | One comment

[caption id="attachment_16655" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Riki “Garfunkel” Lindhome and Kate “Oates” Micucci"][/caption] HBO’s comedy lineup might be getting more musical in the near future. Kate Micucci and Riki Lindhome, who comprise the musical-comedy...

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'Funny or Die Presents' returns to HBO Jan. 14

By | January 13, 2011 at 1:37 pm | No comments

Funny or Die Presents returns to HBO for its second season this Friday, Jan 14 at midnight. Will Ferrell, Brett Gelman, Seth Morris, David Koechner, Rob Riggle, John C. Reilly, Natasha Leggero and a crap load more famous funny folks will all do their part to bring you laughs--...

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Laura Kightlinger, Jay Johnston star in Atom.com's disturbing (funny?) 'American Heroine'

By | January 13, 2011 at 12:39 pm | No comments

Laura Kightlinger and Jay Johnston (The Sarah Silverman Program, Mr. Show) have teamed up with Atom.com on a short film called American Heroine. The film takes the viewer to some very uncomfortable places-- places that are funny in the context of the story but also makes me...

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Tammy Pescatelli brings reality show A Stand Up Mother to WEtv; it’s preview time!

By | January 12, 2011 at 10:40 am | One comment

I'm always floored by the demanding schedules my favorite comedians undertake for their craft. Traveling, performing, schmoozing, promoting; it’s grueling work for anyone. A new reality show may shed some light on what that lifestyle is really like. Tammy Pescatelli, a...

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Comedy Central, MTV Networks create The Comedy Awards

By | January 12, 2011 at 10:31 am | No comments

I think I speak for many of us when I say award shows often don’t give comedy its proper due. Take this year’s Golden Globe nominations, for example: among the nominees for best motion picture (comedy or musical) are Alice in Wonderland and The Tourist, neither of which is...

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