TV/Movies

Larry the Cable Guy to host History Channel show

By | January 22, 2010 at 2:32 pm | 20 comments

Dan Whitney, aka Larry the Cable Guy, will be filming episodes for a new History Channel show during his current five-month national tour. Tentatively titled, The United States of Larry, the show will find the hugely successful blue collar comedian criss-crossing the nation...

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Larry David wins award; parodied in Hustler porn flick

By | January 21, 2010 at 5:31 pm | No comments

Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm genius Larry David is getting even more star treatment than he’s used to these days. The WGA West just announced that David will receive this year’s Paddy Chayefksy Laurel Award for Television, honoring lifetime achievement in writing for...

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Logo to debut drag queen comedy special

By | January 21, 2010 at 3:39 pm | No comments

Q: What's better than a man onstage, telling funny jokes? A: A man onstage, telling funny jokes.... in heels! Here's another thing we bet you didn't know: January is national drag history month. In honor of this monumental occasion, the gay-oriented cable channel Logo is...

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Steve Harvey named new host of Family Feud

By | January 21, 2010 at 12:49 pm | 6 comments

Steve Harvey –one of The Original Kings of Comedy, the star of The Steve Harvey Show, Me and the Boys, and the nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show– will be taking over as the host of Family Feud this coming fall. For the next four seasons of the show, Harvey...

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Reno 911! duo sell pilot to NBC

By | January 21, 2010 at 12:02 pm | No comments

So maybe NBC doesn't suck as bad as we all thought. On Tuesday, it was announced that Peacock Network (now thoroughly plucked, it seems) would be picking up a pilot written by Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon, the co-creators and writers of the now-canceled Reno...

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Punchline Magazine live Tweeting Golden Globes, hosted by Ricky Gervais

By | January 17, 2010 at 12:33 pm | 4 comments

Just wanted to drop a quick note letting you all know that we'll be providing running commentary during the Golden Globes tonight at 8 pm EST on NBC. Specifically Aparna Nancherla, DC-based comedian, who has one of our most favorite Twitter feeds, will be tweeting. So, be sure...

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Sarah Silverman Program screens two episodes of new season at live Q&A session

By | January 15, 2010 at 5:21 pm | No comments

[caption id="attachment_5975" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Sarah Silverman, Steve Agee, Laura Silverman last night at Largo in Los Angeles."][/caption] After over a full year off the air, the Sarah Silverman Program returns to Comedy Central next month, and the...

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Will Ricky Gervais appear on the U.S. version of The Office?

By | January 15, 2010 at 3:05 pm | One comment

[caption id="attachment_5964" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Gervais as Office character David Brent"][/caption] Although nothing's 100 percent certain, reports are a float that Ricky Gervais is planning to reprise his iconic David Brent role for the U.S. version of...

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Louis C.K. shows his hatred for hecklers in I Am Comic

By | January 14, 2010 at 5:43 pm | No comments

All comics hate a heckler, but no one’s every articulated their hatred quite as perfectly as the world’s most articulate comic. In this clip -- from the documentary I Am Comic by Jordan Brady -- Louis C.K. expounds on his disdain for people who won’t shut up during his...

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