TV/Movies

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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Preview: Nick Swardson deals with a unique STD on tonight's Pretend Time

By | November 16, 2010 at 3:38 pm | One comment

On tonight's episode of Nick Swardson's Pretend Time (10 pm EST on Comedy Central), Nick confides in co-worker Gary (played by Harland Williams) about a colorful problem he has upon his junk. It reminds us of the age old question: was she worth it? Check it out. Nick...

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Nick Thune and Seinfeld writer join forces for NBC project

By | November 15, 2010 at 2:37 pm | 2 comments

It looks like rising comedian Nick Thune made a good impression with the suits at NBC after appearing as a recurring correspondent on The Jay Leno Show—not to be confused with the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Regardless, the sometimes guitar-wielding comic has joined forces...

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Punching the Clown: Henry Phillips film shows uncomfortable side of comedy

By | November 15, 2010 at 11:17 am | One comment

[caption id="attachment_16324" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Henry Phillips in Punching the Clown"][/caption] When I went to watch Punching the Clown, a new film from folk musician, comedian Henry Phillips, there was plenty to distract me from enjoying the it. The...

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Scarlett Johansson proves her range on Saturday Night Live, but fails to help with laughs

By | November 15, 2010 at 10:36 am | No comments

It’s difficult when I have to write not-so-nice things about someone for whom I have a lot of professional respect. But this week’s Saturday Night Live, hosted by excellent actress Scarlett Johansson, was simply boring. Her acting skills were certainly present, as she...

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D.L. Hughley cast in comedy pilot for TNT

By | November 12, 2010 at 1:34 pm | No comments

Judging by the wealth of new shows, it would seem that Ted Turner and company have been more than busy lately. TNT has reunited D.L. Hughley (formerly of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip) and Steven Weber for a new pilot written by Allan Loeb. The untitled series will feature...

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Russell Peters lands NBC sitcom deal

By | November 11, 2010 at 3:51 pm | 3 comments

Stand-up comedy giant Russell Peters landed a deal to work on a half-hour sitcom for NBC. The show, according to Variety, will be loosely based on Peters’ life. The comedian, who grew up in Brampton, Canada with his parents who immigrated there from India, is working with...

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Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Louis CK, Ricky Gervais join forces for HBO special

By | November 11, 2010 at 11:08 am | No comments

That’s right. It sounds too good to be true – or at least, too famous to be true. But according to the UK’s Chortle, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Louis CK and Ricky Gervais have all signed on to tape Talking Funny, a one-time-only special covering an epic jaw sesh on the...

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