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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...


Last Comic Standing, Week 6: Voting at Home Begins!

By | July 12, 2010 at 9:02 pm | 4 comments

9:00 p.m. Craig Robinson is intro'ed as a five-time Olympic bronze medalist. Magical surrealism has always had a place on NBC. The ten finalists are brought out (not the show order though, for you sticklers): Felipe Esparza, Rachel Feinstein, Tommy Johnagin, Mike DeStefano, Roy Wood Jr., Jonatham Thymius, Maronzio Vance, Laruie Kilmartin, Myq Kaplan, and James Adomian. more...


Carolines breakout artist: Marina Franklin

By | July 12, 2010 at 10:48 am | No comments

Print this page out to get $5 off admission to Marina Franklin's show at Carolines on July 13. Get more ticket info here. World famous comedy venue Carolines on Broadway and Punchline Magazine have joined forces to present the Breakout Artist Comedy Series. Each Tuesday, at Carolines in New York City, an emerging stand-up comedy star will headline their own show and more...


‘Community’ star, comedian Donald Glover releases rap album, video

By | July 8, 2010 at 1:36 pm | No comments

Comedian Donald Glover of NBC’s Community and Derrick Comedy released his third rap album, Culdesac. Although many of you may know Glover from his sketch, stand-up comedy, or recent Twitter campaign to be chosen as the next Peter Parker for Spiderman, he’s also a hip-hop enthusiast. Glover has been releasing mix tapes and albums since 2008 under his alias Childish more...


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