TBS signs Bret Ernst, Theo Von, Bert Kreischer to frat-themed comedy

By | December 17, 2009 at 12:03 pm | 2 comments

[caption id="attachment_4796" align="alignright" width="125" caption="Bret Ernst"][/caption] TBS has just announced a new reality show that taps into the fertile comedic landscape of the juvenile adult male. The show, entitled Frat House, follows a similar premise to the movie...

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Daniel Tosh signs Comedy Central CD/DVD and tour deal

By | December 16, 2009 at 8:33 pm | No comments

In addition to the recent news that Tosh.0 Daniel Tosh’s Internet-delving, viral video-showing Comedy Central series, had been renewed for a second season -- a record 25 episodes were ordered, marking the largest single season pick-up ever by the network -- today it was...

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NBC announces debut date for Seinfeld’s ‘Marriage Ref’

By | December 16, 2009 at 4:25 pm | One comment

Marriage is a sacred institution between a man and a woman…and entertainers, athletes and comedians, beginning on March 14, when Marriage Ref premieres on NBC. Tom Papa will host the new series from Jerry Seinfield. On it, a panel of showbiz and sports celebs will give advice...

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Magners Comedy Festival comes to Boston

By | December 16, 2009 at 11:45 am | No comments

One of the country’s most comedically rich cities is about to become home to yet another comedy festival. The Magners Comedy Festival Boston will happen for the first time this February. The winner will earn the chance to travel to Dublin and perform at the Bulmers (Irish...

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Charlie Murphy’s wife passes away

By | December 15, 2009 at 4:12 pm | 3 comments

In comedy news that's anything but laugh-oriented, we're sad to report that Charlie Murphy's wife, Tisha Taylor Murphy, has passed away quietly in her home. The mother of two, Murphy succumbed after a long battle with cancer. This has got to be a devastating blow for the...

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Comedian Kim Coles to host award show for non-slobs

By | December 15, 2009 at 12:28 pm | No comments

Do you know that there’s an organization that celebrates organization? Neither did I, until I heard about the Fifth Annual Los Angeles Organizing  Awards. It's being held on January 30 by the LA chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO-LA). If you...

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Guest blog: Dov Davidoff's Christmas Unspectacular

By | December 14, 2009 at 11:25 am | No comments

He's got an hour stand-up special set to debut on Comedy Central early next year. But for now, comedian Dov Davidoff has something to say about Christmas. The best thing that ever happened to Christmas was “the letter.” It absolved us from any gift exchanging...

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Review: Saturday Night Live, Dec. 12

By | December 14, 2009 at 11:09 am | No comments

Dec. 12, 2009 -- Host: Taylor Lautner -- Musical Guest: Bon Jovi SNL shows no indication of letting up on the Tiger Woods jokes anytime soon. The tone was set with an "Adulterers Press Conference" cold open, in which politicians John Edwards (Will Forte), Mark Sanford (Jason...

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Flight of the Conchords will not return for third season

By | December 11, 2009 at 6:50 pm | No comments

Yesterday, the world of musical comedy lost a dear friend. Bret McKenzie, Jemaine Clement and James Bobin, co-creators of the HBO television series Flight of the Conchords, announced that the show would not be returning for a third season. Though rumored previously, they...

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