The Daily Show’s Aasif Mandvi shows his classical acting chops in indie flick

By | March 5, 2010 at 10:15 am | No comments

If you're reading this site, you probably know Aasif Mandvi as the dapper, faux earnest, wholly hilarious field correspondent for The Daily Show. But, it turns out, Mandvi has a lot more in his bag of tricks. A classically trained actor -- Shakespeare, Chekov, anyone? --...

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Spinal Tap’s Harry Shearer says Sarah Palin’s Tonight Show comedy routine was ‘lame’

By | March 4, 2010 at 5:54 pm | No comments

It’s about time Sarah Palin got judged as an entertainer, since that's what she mostly is. Last night on Countdown with Keith Olbermann, comedian/writer/Spinal Tap God Harry Shearer gave his professional opinion of the recent set of jokes the former governor of Alaska...

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Michael Showalter announces cancellation of Comedy Central show on Twitter

By | March 4, 2010 at 4:22 pm | No comments

This will come as a huge bummer for all you die hard fans of awkward-laugh-masters Michael Showalter and Michael Ian Black. After much speculation, Showalter announced the Michael and Michael Have Issues' cancellation on his Twitter. “To all who were fans of Michael &...

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Bobby Slayton: The comedy pitbull never rests

By | March 4, 2010 at 9:20 am | One comment

Long overdue, the legendary Bobby Slayton will premiere his first hour long cable comedy special and DVD. Born to be Bobby finds the pitbull sharper and more venomous than ever. For nearly thirty years, Bobby Slayton’s X-rated fearlessness has made him the quintessential...

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Marc Maron chats with Vanity Fair's James Wolcott, Glen Wool and more on WTF this week

By | March 3, 2010 at 6:38 pm | No comments

Dearest, fans of comedy and the podcasts that make comedy even more exciting. Our favorite caster of the pod Marc Maron welcomes Vanity Fair columnist James Wolcott to WTF this week. In addition Marc talks with writer Sam Lipsyte about his new novel The Ask as well as comedian...

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Showtime’s ‘Live Nude Comedy’ comes to DVD

By | March 3, 2010 at 5:53 pm | No comments

Shannon Elizabeth, everyone’s favorite sexy foreign exchange student from American Pie, hosts six raunchy and hilarious half hour episodes of Live Nude Comedy, the Showtime series which combines stand-up comedy and burlesque (sorry: no real nudity). Elizabeth begins each...

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First glimpse of Zach Galifianakis' SNL hosting duties (VIDEO)

By | March 3, 2010 at 2:35 pm | No comments

When we launched this site in 2005, we were already huge fans of Zach Galifianakis. And it’s been a pleasure watching the world of entertainment and comedy embrace a man so full of absurd musings that were seemingly not ready for mainstream audiences to digest. While the tone...

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Lewis Black will be keynote speaker at Just For Laughs conference portion of fest

By | March 3, 2010 at 2:22 pm | No comments

Just For Laughs today announced that the keynote address at their annual conference, which runs during the July 15 – 17 part of its Just For Laughs festival activities (July 7 – 18), will be given by Lewis Black. And everyone’s favorite underdog comedian Andy Kindler, like...

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Kyle Cease will host Omega-3 Awareness Day

By | March 3, 2010 at 12:20 pm | No comments

Kyle Cease will host the first International Omega-3 Awareness Day, which will go down on March 3 at the University of California, Irvine. Omega-3 Awareness event will help inform the public on science and health benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids. Cease, though an unlikely...

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