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Last Comic Standing Live Blog, Week 8: Getting Heated (Like the Weather)

By | July 26, 2010 at 9:03 pm | One comment

9:00 p.m. Back in the reality trenches with this week's gripping installment of Where in the World is Carmedian San Diego? No, but really each of the top 7 are stating their names and original locations for their intros tonight, and the Feds are probably keeping track on a server somewhere. But the ice is already broke through! I guess saying where you hail from is pretty more...


Andy Kindler goes all Mel Gibson on Last Comic Standing hopeful; listen to the audio

By | July 25, 2010 at 7:50 pm | 4 comments

Listen, folks. We're not usually into gossip mongering. But when one of the judges of Last Comic Standing gets caught on tape in a Mel Gibson-like meltdown -- not against his wife, but against an aspiring comedian -- we feel it's our job to expose it to the comedy loving masses. Listen below, as comedian and LCS judge Andy Kindler goes off on an unidentified hack comic, more...


Joan Rivers to Letterman: I was exiled from late night television

By | July 23, 2010 at 4:42 pm | 2 comments

Here’s a little Late Night television history lesson. There once was a man named Johnny Carson; he was the host of The Tonight Show. Joan Rivers was good buddies with him, and was his official fill-in. Rumor has it, that around that time, NBC was drawing up a list of names with possible replacements for Johnny after his retirement; and Rivers wasn’t on it. With this more...


Jim Norton discovers 'Douche To Go' on Jay Leno's Tonight Show

By | July 22, 2010 at 3:17 pm | One comment

Hey, remember when The Jay Leno Show first premiered-- before the late night wars began? Leno employed a solid group of comedians for recurring segments-- peeps like Nick Thune and Jim Norton, guys that wouldn't normally be thought of as network friendly, even at 10 pm. Luckily, Leno invited Norton back to file a report last night from INPEX, the Invention and New more...


Ricky Gervais to present at Emmy awards

By | July 22, 2010 at 11:52 am | No comments

Ricky Gervais announced on his blog that he will be handing out an Emmy. No word yet on which category, but here’s what he had to say on the issue: “Got asked to hand out an EMMY. Nice. I'm there anyway as I'm nominated for the animation [the Ricky Gervais Show] and The Office, so that would be perfect. Even if I don't win I'll still get to go back stage and have a more...


Exclusive video interview: George Shapiro, legendary comedy producer

By | July 21, 2010 at 12:03 pm | No comments

George Shapiro. You may not know him by name but you his work and you know the amazing comedy careers he's helped create. Danny DeVito portrayed him -- Shapiro was Andy Kaufman's real-life manager -- in the now classic biopic Man on the Moon. Shapiro executive produced Seinfeld, currently executive produces the NBC show Marriage Ref and remains as one of the strongest more...


Last Comic Standing Live Blog, Week 7: And Then There Were 7

By | July 19, 2010 at 9:03 pm | 4 comments

9:01 p.m. Craig Robinson is so happy to be back another week that he is moved to tears. He does know that as host, he is safe, right? Or maybe the tears are because he knows that three other eliminations are in store for us. But first, here come the top ten comics you saw last week: Johnagin, Kilmartin, Esparza, Wood Jr., Thymius, Adomian, Kaplan, DeStefano, Vance, and more...


NPR’s Fresh Air has a Mississippi problem courtesy of Louis C.K.

By | July 16, 2010 at 2:19 pm | 2 comments

Mississippi Public Broadcasting announced earlier this week that it was dropping Terry Gross’ Fresh Air interview program due to “recurring inappropriate content.” There were several different theories going around as to what might have offended the people of Mississippi, but former NPR employee and current MSNBC pundit Rachel Maddow ended up reporting the real deal more...


Just For Laughs: Feimster, Lawrence, Jost impress at New Faces

By | July 16, 2010 at 10:04 am | 6 comments

MONTREAL – The comedians on the late New Faces show Wednesday, hosted by New York comedian Sean Patton, benefited from a slightly warmer crowd than their early show counterparts. But does that mean it was a better show? Let’s dig in. Los Angeles via North Carolina comic Fortune Feimster, who’s scored herself some quality prime time exposure thanks to her advancing more...