TV/Movies

Artie Lange gets blackballed

By | June 18, 2009 at 1:30 pm | 6 comments

Artie Lange was a regular guest on Late Night With Conan O’Brien throughout the show’s 16 year run. The literal embodiment of the term, “brutal honesty,” Lange’s appearances were known for their jaw dropping moments of candor, including references to his own binge...

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Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter fight over 'Greg the Intern'

By | June 18, 2009 at 9:50 am | One comment

Like most dedicated comedy fans, I’ve been waiting patiently for the premiere of Michael & Michael Have Issues, Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter’s – aka two-thirds of Stella – new Comedy Central sketch show premiering July 15. It hasn’t been entirely easy....

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Tonight: Bill Burr becomes first comedian on Conan’s “Late Show”

By | June 8, 2009 at 10:38 am | 2 comments

The reviews for Conan O'Brien's first few shows at the helm of The Tonight Show have been fairly positive. However, only time will tell if Conan's version of the late night monster will go down as one of the most relevant and influential shows in television history. Either way,...

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Bill Cosby admits to plagiarizing George Carlin

By | June 3, 2009 at 2:03 pm | No comments

During Bill Cosby's latest appearance on Late Show with David Letterman, the legendary comedian admits to stealing a portion of fellow legend George Carlin's routine and "racing him out of the theater at night in an ongoing fevered competition," according to the Huffington Post....

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Tim Meadows will host new TBS stand-up comedy show

By | May 29, 2009 at 8:43 am | One comment

Back in April, Punchline Magazine reported on the announcement of TBS’ upcoming Chicago comedy festival, AKA TBS Presents a Very Funny Festival: Just For Laughs. Now, the network plans to take it one step further. The self-described “Very Funny” cable channel has just...

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Nick Swardson sketch show picked up for six episodes

By | May 28, 2009 at 12:12 pm | No comments

Gay Robot is finally making it to TV - albeit not as a live action series but as part of Nick Swardson's upcoming sketch comedy show. Swardson announced via his Myspace blog that his show was picked up for six episodes. It'll be my own sketch show with Gay Robot animated a part...

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Mitch Fatel, Doug Benson, more star in new G4 show

By | May 28, 2009 at 11:22 am | No comments

Some of the top working stand-up comedians in the country will be starring in G4’s new TV series, The International Sexy Ladies Show. The show will air funny and provocative TV/DVD clips of women from Spain, Russia, Japan, Italy, and more. The clips will feature...

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Comedian Lynne Koplitz pitches for Midol

By | May 26, 2009 at 12:56 pm | One comment

We'd like to think of this as yet another piece of proof that the national stand-up comedy scene is stronger than ever. It seems Midol, the over-the-counter medication that helps alleviates menstrual cramps, aches and bloating, has enlisted veteran comedian Lynne Koplitz to help...

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