Robin Williams cancels shows for health reasons

By | March 4, 2009 at 6:06 pm | No comments

On the heels of an announcement that he would take his current comedy tour to Broadway in late April and early May, veteran stand-up Robin Williams has canceled shows in Florida. A press release on Williams’ official site today explains that “Williams was experiencing...

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Joel McHale stars in NBC pilot

By | March 4, 2009 at 2:54 pm | No comments

In Hollywood, it’s pilot season, California’s equivalent of spring. Potential series sprout like dandelions across the TV landscape, and one of the prospects, the Sony/NBC-Universal comedy project Community, stars comedian Joel McHale, the hilarious host of The Soup on...

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Bo Burnham: Self-titled

By | March 4, 2009 at 2:28 pm | 9 comments

Without help from a bloodhound or its wizardly digital equivalent, Google, I may have found the sole teenager in America these days who can speak in longhand, not the BTW, OMG! LOL! shorthand prevalent in class, online, everywhere. That said, I must admit this fossil is LMAO...

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Ray Romano and others support AIDS foundation

By | March 4, 2009 at 1:50 pm | No comments

Saturday, March 14 will mark the ninth annual “Night of Comedy,” a benefit for the Children Affectedy by AIDS Foundation. The event takes place at the Wilshire Theatre in Beverly Hills, and will be hosted by Everybody Loves Raymond’s Doris Roberts. Roberts will be joined...

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Wednesday stand-up video: Mike Vecchione

By | March 4, 2009 at 1:41 pm | No comments

Comedian Mike Vecchione has problems with Great Britain. What he doesn’t have a problem with is telling you about his problems with Great Britain. Check it...

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Video interview: A Tight Five with Kim Coles

By | March 4, 2009 at 1:20 pm | One comment

Although she has a hard time admitting it, comedian Kim Coles is somewhat of a Renaissance woman, having succeeded not only in stand-up comedy but also in theater, writing a self-help book and starring in the first season of the groundbreaking In Living Color. Now she plays...

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Gay and lesbian network helps save Sarah Silverman Program

By | March 3, 2009 at 5:53 pm | No comments

As we reported yesterday, it was uncertain whether the Sarah Silverman Program would return for a third season on Comedy Central. At the heart of the problem was a 20 percent production budget cut and the show producers’ refusal to work at that rate. However, according to...

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Tuesday stand-up video: Gary Gulman

By | March 3, 2009 at 1:42 pm | No comments

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Unofficial word on the Sarah Silverman Program: There will be a season 3

By | March 2, 2009 at 10:43 pm | No comments

We reported earlier today that the third season Comedy Central’s The Sarah Silverman Program was in jeopardy due to the network slashing their production budget by 20 percent. And it still might be. But we couldn’t resist this. Via Twitter, comedian Steve Agee...

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