TV/Movies

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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John Oliver to host stand-up show for Comedy Central

By | October 15, 2009 at 12:37 pm | No comments

Daily Show fans rejoice; you’re about to see even more of John Oliver. The affable British comedian will be hosting a series of stand-up comedy shows to be aired on Comedy Central later this year in a series called John Oliver and Friends. Guests will include heavy hitters...

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Paul Provenza will host new series on Showtime

By | October 9, 2009 at 3:54 pm | 2 comments

Ever wish there was a place to see comedians talk about their craft besides awkward episodes of Inside The Actors Studio (sorry, Poehler)? In 2010, Showtime is unveiling Behind The Green Room Door, a new chat series hosted by Paul Provenza that will feature different comics...

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Is ‘Seriously, Who Farted?’ Nick Swardson’s stand-up swan song?

By | October 9, 2009 at 1:12 pm | 2 comments

Nick Swardson likes to tell the media how eager he is to quit stand-up comedy -- he told me point blank a few months ago -- and focus all his attention on feature films. He should really reconsider. Not that a successful run as a scene-stealing thespian should be anything but...

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Bill Bellamy returns this week on Who’s Got Jokes?

By | October 6, 2009 at 1:21 pm | No comments

Comedian Bill Bellamy is back on television this week, with the new season of the TV One series Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes? The original comedy-competition, starting Oct. 10, series will feature celebrity guest judges each episode including Ray J, Evander Holyfield and...

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Jim Breuer developing sitcom for NBC

By | September 24, 2009 at 5:17 pm | No comments

Comedian Jim Breuer is developing a new, semi-autobiographical sitcom for NBC, reports Variety. The Saturday Night Live alum explained that the pilot was inspired by his time spent raising children and caring for his elderly parents. "About seven or eight years ago I decided to...

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Comedy Central, Don Mischer Productions to relaunch 'The American Comedy Awards'

By | September 18, 2009 at 12:43 pm | No comments

Comedy Central is teaming up with the Emmy® Award-winning Don Mischer Productions to rebrand and relaunch The American Comedy Awards. Scheduled to premiere in 2010, the award show will honor the year's best in film, television, digital shorts and performance. The American...

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Was Jim Norton funny on Leno's network show?

By | September 16, 2009 at 10:46 am | 53 comments

Weeks ago, when Jay Leno announced that he had hired Jim Norton, the master of contemporary cringe comedy, to be a special correspondent on his new, presumably safe-for-the-masses variety show, I was a bit shocked. The reasons? First, I had no idea Leno had such advanced and...

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Starz documentary highlights stand-ups on the big screen

By | September 10, 2009 at 11:08 am | No comments

They say the days of success in stand-up leading to big time deals could be on the decline. However, Comics on Screen, a new documentary airing on the Starz network, tells the stories of a handful of comedians who got their lucky breaks in Hollywood through live comedy. The...

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