TV/Movies

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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Jim Carrey owns the stage on Saturday Night Live

By | January 10, 2011 at 10:53 am | No comments

Whether he was actually as positive as he claimed sarcastically or just positively into it, host Jim Carrey brought some serious energy to SNL this week. Introducing not just episode one of 2011, but “the very first show of the last year of our existence,” he owned the...

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Eugene Mirman: the end of the world will be like Ghostbusters

By | January 6, 2011 at 3:31 pm | No comments

[caption id="attachment_17239" align="alignright" width="200" caption="This is what Eugene Mirman looks like as a cartoon boy dressed as a hamburger."][/caption] If you're a practicing Christian, this Sunday is just like any other Sunday. No doubt, you'll go to church, yawn 243...

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The Ricky Gervais Show returns to HBO Jan. 14; watch some previews

By | January 6, 2011 at 11:27 am | No comments

On the heels of the premiere of Out of England 2, Ricky Gervais' newest HBO stand-up special, the worldwide comedy giant will soon hit the network again, albeit, in cartoon fashion. On Jan. 14 at 9 pm EST The Ricky Gervais Show kicks off its second season on the cable...

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Kathy Griffin will crank out four stand-up specials for Bravo in one year

By | January 5, 2011 at 12:24 pm | 3 comments

Kathy Griffin has just landed a deal with Bravo to air four, yes, FOUR new stand-up comedy specials in 2011 – one in each quarter of the year. And yes, each one will be an hour long. "We are continuing to expand to new formats and genres and there is no better way to start...

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J.B. Smoove developing sitcom for Fox

By | January 4, 2011 at 2:44 pm | No comments

As a huge fan of Curb Your Enthusiasm, and perhaps bigger fan of the show’s recurring character Leon Black, I was thrilled to see that Fox developing a project starring J.B. Smoove. Smoove and Aaron Shure (writer-producer of The Office) have collaborated with Shawn Levy,...

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Thursday stand-up video: 'The A-List'

By | December 30, 2010 at 6:23 pm | No comments

When I was very little, I would frequently sleep over at my Grandma's house Not just because she waited on me hand and foot but because she had CABLE. More importantly, she had Comedy Central. I would stay up very late watching shows like Who's Line is it Anyway and The A-List....

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Wednesday stand-up video: Maria Bamford

By | December 22, 2010 at 9:53 am | No comments

Maria "The Bammer" Bamford appeared on The Late Late Show last week and I was thrilled to watch it go down. I know that if you had missed this, you'd regret it forever. So here you...

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