Demetri Martin to star opposite Brad Pitt

In a year that seemed as though it couldn’t get any better for Demetri Martin, it has. In addition to his hit sketch show on Comedy Central, Important Things and his starring role in Ang Lee’s Taking Woodstock this summer, the 35-year-old comedian will now be starring opposite Brad Pitt in a Steven Soderbergh directed [...]

Mike Epps: 'Pryor hand picked me to play him.'

Mike Epps, who was originally slated to play Richard Pryor in the upcoming bio-pic was passed over in favor of Eddie Murphy. Epps shared his opinion on the matter in a recent interview. No disrespect, but I sat with Richard Pryor for an entire year, and he hand-picked me to play that role.” Mike went […]

Mike Epps: ‘Pryor hand picked me to play him.’

Mike Epps, who was originally slated to play Richard Pryor in the upcoming bio-pic was passed over in favor of Eddy Murphy. Epps shared his opinion on the matter in a recent interview. No disrespect, but I sat with Richard Pryor for an entire year, and he hand-picked me to play that role.” Mike went on to [...]

British Comedy Store franchise goes to Mumbai

What’s the funniest thing to come to Mumbai lately? No, it’s not Madonna. Don Ward, the entrepreneur behind England’s famed Comedy Store franchise has partnered with Amar Agrawal, an Indian businessman to open a club in the Indian capitol. The announcement comes on the eve of the English comedy institution’s thirtieth anniversary. According to Ward, his [...]

Audio interview: Paul F. Tompkins

I just interviewed Paul F. Tompkins for an upcoming episode of A Tight Five. Before that however, I introduced him to AudioBoo (who should be paying me for this exposure). AudioBoo allows you to record short audio podcasts on your iPhone. Check out a rather pleasant chat Paul and I had just minutes ago at […]

State of the State: cult MTV series finally coming to DVD

Off-beatniks, take note: MTV’s Bill Clinton-era sketch show, The State, will finally see a much-awaited surfacing on DVD. Beginning on July 14, the French won’t be the only ones with a revolution to celebrate. (Bastile Day, anyone?) The quirky, catch-phrase producing sketch show produced more than uproarious laughs and highly memorable satire – it also […]

Andrew Dice Clay to publish book

Andrew Dice Clay has revealed that he has finished writing a book about his life and is now shopping it to prospective interested publishers. In an interview posted today on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Dice explains: I’ve written it already. Now it’s about who’s going to put it out. But, yeah, my life’s been an incredible roller-coaster [...]

Congrats to Patton Oswalt for his new baby?

This is almost as unconfirmed as it comes, but Steve Agee - who recently thanked over 7,000 people for following his Twitter account by name on video - congratulated Patton Oswalt via said Twitter page. Fans have been posting congratulations on both Patton’s Myspace and Facebook pages, yet still no official confirmation from the Oswalt camp. [...]