TV/Movies

Oprah looking for the next comedy sensation

By | November 17, 2009 at 3:28 pm | 3 comments

Being touched by the hand of Oprah is no small thing; in fact, it's not too far removed from clutching the hem of Christ's robe. And now, the queen of the bookstore is turning her attention to the world of stand-up comedy, in the hopes of discovering comedy's next big...

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TBS stand-up comedy series premieres Thursday

By | November 17, 2009 at 9:41 am | No comments

There’s about to be a lot more stand-up on cable TV, and it isn’t relegated to HBO or Comedy Central. Starting Nov. 19 , TBS will air The Very Funny Show, a series consisting of stand-up sets featuring headlining comics from around the country. The show will be hosted by...

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Michael Ian Black, Greg Giraldo film pilot for NBC, get tickets

By | November 11, 2009 at 4:23 pm | No comments

The Brits have done it again! The wildly popular island nation that offered up fabulous originals for fabulous Yank rip-offs like The Office, The Weakest Link, and Coupling (okay, maybe not Coupling) have now given us Have I Got News For You, a quiz show chock-full of...

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Stephen Colbert sponsors U.S. speedskating Olympic team

By | November 4, 2009 at 12:49 pm | No comments

Still reeling from the failure of Barack Obama’s Chicago Olympics bid? It turns out another American is poised to forever change the face of the Olympic Games: Stephen Colbert. On Monday night’s show, Colbert announced that the Colbert Nation will be sponsoring the US...

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Artie Lange makes another memorable late night appearance

By | October 30, 2009 at 10:44 am | No comments

Eyebrow-raising comedian Artie Lange was in top form in his recent appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. After years of delivering highly offensive and hilarious on Late Night With Conan, producers surely must know what they're in for when they book him. Still, it's hard...

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Comedy Central picks up Nick Swardson sketch show

By | October 29, 2009 at 12:05 pm | No comments

The fine folks over at Comedy Central announced today that Nick Swardson - he of the cherub-faced/devilish-eye gleam comedy dichotomy - will be premiering a brand new sketch series with the network, to debut in 2010. Having already had success with both his stand-up specials...

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Ricky Gervais tapped to host Golden Globes

By | October 28, 2009 at 10:52 am | No comments

In the wake of a few recent box office disappointments (didn't take The Invention of Lying long to go the way of the cotton gin, did it?), Ricky Gervais will be adding a more surefire endeavor to his resume: Golden Globes host. In a press statement, the head-honcho of the...

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Leno, Rock, Griffin, more come together for Sam Kinison tribute

By | October 22, 2009 at 4:13 pm | One comment

EPIX, a new premium cable channel announced that it will air a tribute show for the late comedian, Sam Kinison. Sam Kinison: Back from Hell will feature interviews and performances by Chris Rock, Kathy Griffin, Jay Leno, George Lopez, and Denis Leary among others. "We're...

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Eddie Izzard talks marathons and women’s clothing

By | October 20, 2009 at 3:12 pm | 2 comments

Eddie Izzard recently paid a visit to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Izzard proved himself to be a formidable, guest with a colorful interview that managed to be funny throughout while covering a wide range of topics. We have two clips embedded below. Enjoy those 30 second...

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