TV/Movies

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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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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