Giraldo, Ansari, DeGeneres to headline TBS' Just For Laughs festival

By | March 24, 2010 at 10:23 am | One comment

"Very Funny" Festival: Just For Laughs presented by TBS is returning to Chicago this June for its second annual event. Boasting heavy hitters like Greg Giraldo, Aziz Ansari, Jim Norton, Ellen DeGeneres, Cedric The Entertainer, Denis Leary, and Russell Peters, the festival will...

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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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Tool's Maynard James Keenan: sketch comedy frontman?

By | March 23, 2010 at 12:24 pm | No comments

Tool frontman, Maynard James Keenan recently compared his latest touring show Puscifer to Saturday Night Live or Adult Swim, stating that this new live event has more in common with those two than it does with Metallica. Keenan then told the Lansing State Journal that  he was...

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Victor Varnado: Comedy nerd king

By | March 23, 2010 at 12:17 pm | No comments

[caption id="attachment_6032" align="alignleft" width="250" caption="photo by Anya Garrett"][/caption] Victor Varnado is not your typical black comedian, and not just because his skin is far from dark. Determined to prove funny is funny, armed with little more than his wit and...

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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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Amy Schumer enlists Jim Norton, Colin Quinn, more to make fun of her

By | March 19, 2010 at 2:10 pm | No comments

Comedians are the Amish of entertainers: always gathering to selflessly support each other. But instead of raising a barn together, the magnanimous comics in the video below (including Darrell Hammond, Jessica Kirson, Jim Norton, Colin Quinn, Nick Thune and Ardie Fuqua) assemble...

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