TV/Movies

Robert De Niro typecasted on Saturday Night Live; funny at times

By | December 6, 2010 at 11:42 am | No comments

There’s a bit of irony in this week’s show. You’ve got an actor of Robert De Niro’s caliber hosting, one whose very reason for being a host is that his ability to deliver in comedies has proven so successful that audiences are flocking for thirds with “Little...

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Who Wants to Date a Comedian to premiere next fall

By | December 2, 2010 at 1:43 pm | 5 comments

[caption id="attachment_16648" align="alignright" width="150" caption="is Byron Allen a genius or just insane?"][/caption] Dating comedians. We've all dreamed of it - hell, some of us have even dared to tread those murky and mysterious waters. (And for our effort, we've emerged...

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ABC developing sitcom around comedian Al Madrigal

By | December 1, 2010 at 5:43 pm | No comments

ABC is developing a half-hour sitcom around comedian Al Madrigal, the comedian confirmed today. “We’re in the writing phase right now,” Madrigal told Punchline Magazine. “And in the New Year, we’ll see if it becomes a pilot.” If the as-yet-untitled show hits the...

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Larry King is planning stand-up comedy tour

By | November 29, 2010 at 4:09 pm | 2 comments

In a recent interview with New York Magazine, veteran interviewer Larry King made a surprising statement about his plans for after the end of his long running talk show. “I’m funny,” said King. “I’m going to do stand-up. That’s what I love.” Now, most people who...

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Fox developing sitcom for Owen Benjamin

By | November 29, 2010 at 12:45 pm | No comments

Owen Benjamin may star in his own half-hour sitcom for Fox, written by comedy veteran Marsh McCall. McCall is executive producing the show with producer Bill Haber, a former agent and CAA co-founder, along with Peter Principato among others. Benjamin will star as a...

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Anne Hathaway, Jay Pharoah lead Saturday Night Live to a solid night of laughs

By | November 22, 2010 at 11:11 am | No comments

She awkwardly mumbles as the pseudo-“complex” Katie Holmes on the Miley Cyrus Show. She dons a Dorothy costume and Judy Garland’s voice to boot. She Brits-up as royalty-to-be Kate Middleton. She kicks up combat-booted heels as Alanis Morrissette. She busts out a thick...

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Rob Riggle, Robert Smigel develop comedy for CBS

By | November 19, 2010 at 1:14 pm | No comments

Stand-up favorite and former Daily Show correspondent, Rob Riggle is in development with CBS for a new half-hour comedy. According to Deadline, this marks the third consecutive holding deal between Riggle and CBS. Why all the fuss over this Marine Corps Captain turned funny man?...

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Anne Hathaway hosts SNL this week; why not watch her promos with Bill Hader?

By | November 17, 2010 at 4:43 pm | No comments

Fact: Actress Anne Hathaway has hosted Saturday Night Live once. She's doing it a second time this Saturday. Alec Baldwin, she is not. She's prettier, though. Check out her promos below with SNL'r Bill Hader. Right? Why not?...

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Reggie Watts reunites with Conan O’Brien on last night’s show; let’s watch!

By | November 17, 2010 at 11:54 am | 2 comments

Musical comedian Reggie Watts joined Harrison Ford and Rosario Dawson on last night’s Conan. Comedy nerds know that prior to coming to Stage 15, Watts opened for the late night host this summer on his Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour. So, let’s check...

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