Michael Ian Black weighs in on Conan O’Brien situation

By | January 25, 2010 at 11:44 am | 4 comments

While some members of Team Coco are undoubtedly going to be out for the blood of Black, comedian/professional pitchman Michael Ian Black does raise some pretty decent (and certainly thought-provoking) questions with his blog post on the whole late night debacle. Taking a...

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Larry the Cable Guy to host History Channel show

By | January 22, 2010 at 2:32 pm | 20 comments

Dan Whitney, aka Larry the Cable Guy, will be filming episodes for a new History Channel show during his current five-month national tour. Tentatively titled, The United States of Larry, the show will find the hugely successful blue collar comedian criss-crossing the nation...

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Arj Barker: LYAO

By | January 22, 2010 at 12:08 am | No comments

While listening to LYAO, the new album from Arj Barker, it was hard for me to keep track of how often I found myself doubled over in laughter, hands on my head, shouting, “It’s so stupid!” Yet, to me, this is one of the best signs of great comedy: jokes that are so...

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Larry David wins award; parodied in Hustler porn flick

By | January 21, 2010 at 5:31 pm | No comments

Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm genius Larry David is getting even more star treatment than he’s used to these days. The WGA West just announced that David will receive this year’s Paddy Chayefksy Laurel Award for Television, honoring lifetime achievement in writing for...

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Logo to debut drag queen comedy special

By | January 21, 2010 at 3:39 pm | No comments

Q: What's better than a man onstage, telling funny jokes? A: A man onstage, telling funny jokes.... in heels! Here's another thing we bet you didn't know: January is national drag history month. In honor of this monumental occasion, the gay-oriented cable channel Logo is...

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Paula Poundstone to host Art Directors Guild awards

By | January 21, 2010 at 2:30 pm | No comments

It’s not exactly the Oscars gig, but the always entertaining Paula Poundstone will be center stage when she hosts the Art Directors Guild 14th annual Excellence in Production Design Awards on Feb. 13 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Young Frankenstein star Gene...

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Steve Harvey named new host of Family Feud

By | January 21, 2010 at 12:49 pm | 6 comments

Steve Harvey –one of The Original Kings of Comedy, the star of The Steve Harvey Show, Me and the Boys, and the nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show– will be taking over as the host of Family Feud this coming fall. For the next four seasons of the show, Harvey...

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Reno 911! duo sell pilot to NBC

By | January 21, 2010 at 12:02 pm | No comments

So maybe NBC doesn't suck as bad as we all thought. On Tuesday, it was announced that Peacock Network (now thoroughly plucked, it seems) would be picking up a pilot written by Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon, the co-creators and writers of the now-canceled Reno...

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Jeff Dunham named highest grossing comedian on tour in 2009

By | January 20, 2010 at 2:25 pm | One comment

Pollstar magazine has just named comedian/ventrioloquist Jeff Dunham as the top grossing touring comedian of 2009 in its recent Top Tours ranking. His ticket sales added up to a whopping $34.6 million, more than doubling the numbers that gave him the same top ranking in 2008....

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