TV/Movies

Conan O’Brien was asked to host Tonys

By | March 29, 2010 at 2:20 pm | No comments

That would have been pretty swell. Chorus kick-line worthy, even. See, here's the deal: it seems that CBS had expressed some interest in procuring the hosting services of Sir Coco for this year's Tony Awards. However, citing contract restraints tied to his NBC buy-out deal,...

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Tina Fey does Tracy Morgan

By | March 25, 2010 at 3:22 pm | 2 comments

Ok, not like that. But now that our pseudo-sexual headline has captured your attention, here's the video of Ms. Fey's appearance on Letterman, doing her impersonation of Tracy Morgan. Bonus: Tracy's got some smooth pick up lines; Tina...

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Patrice O'Neal wants to be professor of whiteness for Comedy Central

By | March 25, 2010 at 10:05 am | 3 comments

If you know anything about comedian Patrice O'Neal, it's that he's got a lot of opinions about race, namely white people. And it seems not just the veteran stand-up's fans are showing their appreciation. Comedy Central has ordered a pilot, which O'Neal is set to helm, titled...

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Ricky Gervais’ HBO show renewed for second season

By | March 23, 2010 at 10:28 pm | No comments

Despite slightly underwhelming reviews, HBO just announced that it would renew The Ricky Gervais Show for a second season, says The Hollywood Reporter. An animated take on Gervais's popular podcast with pals Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington, the show's tone and the Brit...

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Greg Behrendt, Variety Shac score shows on IFC

By | March 23, 2010 at 4:58 pm | No comments

[caption id="attachment_8786" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Greg Behrendt"][/caption] The Independent Film Channel is on a comedic roll these days. As part of IFC's "Always On. Slightly Off" network facelift,  which began with the announcement that new shows...

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And then there were none (comedians): Sinbad fired from 'Apprentice'

By | March 22, 2010 at 5:43 pm | No comments

Comedians are some of the hardest working people I know. Let me preface that. Successful comedians are some of the hardest working people I know. So why is it that comics on Celebrity Apprentice can not catch a break with Donald Trump? Last night on the show, Sinbad was chosen...

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Paul Provenza’s ‘Green Room’ will debut June 10 on Showtime

By | March 22, 2010 at 2:49 pm | 4 comments

In October we told you about veteran comedian and Aristocrats director Paul Provenza's new cable series. Now, we can let you know that The Green Room With Paul Provenza has officially been set to premiere June 10 on Showtime. Provenza's show will have a panel of comedians...

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Comedian pokes fun at Crocodile Hunter's daughter, outrage ensues

By | March 22, 2010 at 1:28 pm | No comments

Australian comic Fiona O'Loughlin is catching a ton of shit from viewers who saw her on Aussie television quiz show Spicks and Specks because she made fun of the late Steve Irwin's 11-year-old daughter, Bindi, who has become a TV personality herself. Irwin was killed in a...

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Pete Lee becomes CMT, Rooftop Comedy’s ‘Next Big Comic’

By | March 17, 2010 at 5:47 pm | No comments

Congratulations are in order for comedian Pete Lee, the winner of CMT (that’s right, Country Music Television) and Rooftop Comedy’s search for the Next Big Comic. Having survived through five weeks of stiff competition based on online voting, Lee earned himself a spot in the...

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