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Former Saturday Night Live cast member Casey Wilson lands ABC pilot deal

By | February 24, 2010 at 1:09 pm | No comments

It was a bit of a surprise when Casey Wilson was dumped from the cast of Saturday Night Live in September of last year, 19 months after landing the gig. But if a just-announced project for Wilson ends up hitting the airwaves, the comedy lords at NBC might regret their decision. Wilson was cast as the lead in an ABC pilot called Endings, which, as Reuters reports, more...


Sarah Palin, Chelsea Handler, more to be first guests on Leno’s new Tonight Show

By | February 22, 2010 at 7:51 pm | 5 comments

Whether or not you're happy about it, Jay Leno and his incarnation of the Tonight show are gonna be back; and this time, they're bringing Sarah Palin with them. Yup, you read that right – the disasta from Alaska is one of the many guests who will be featured in the first two weeks of the new and, uh, maybe improved Tonight show, premiering March 1 on NBC. Others include more...


Last Comic Standing alum Alonzo Bodden will host Travel Channel's 'America's Worst Drivers'

By | February 15, 2010 at 4:22 pm | One comment

Veteran comedian Alonzo Bodden, who’s been much more visible to the masses ever since his 2004 foray into NBC’s Last Comic Standing – first as a contestant, then as a judge – is the co-host of a new show on the Travel Channel. The show is called America's Worst Drivers; and it premieres March 14; and it seems like pretty much what you'd expect from a show titled more...


Ashton Kutcher unimpressive on SNL, but still plenty of laughs

By | February 8, 2010 at 11:40 am | No comments

Given how engaged and engaging Ashton Kutcher was prior to this week’s Saturday Night Live – hosting a series of live behind-the-scenes videos on Ustream – it was fair, I think, to assume that his fourth time hosting the show would inspire words like “edgy” and “cool.” Not so much. The truly funny stuff this week, and there was some really truly funny stuff, more...


Punchline Magazine presents An Evening with Myq Kaplan, comic to watch in 2010

By | February 3, 2010 at 12:57 pm | One comment

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE Comedian Myq Kaplan has entered 2010 after having one of the most exciting years of his career-- a career that has become one to watch in the national comedy scene. We're incredibly proud to be producing An Evening with Myq Kaplan.While he's busy headlining clubs all over the country, it's a rare thing to get to see Myq air out for an hour in New more...


Mad Men’s Jon Hamm proves his comedic mettle on SNL

By | February 1, 2010 at 11:12 am | No comments

Funny. Really funny. Genuinely and truly funny! That’s not often said about modern Saturday Night Live, but that’s sure what we got on Saturday. Mad Men madman Jon Hamm hosted up a storm of characters and was sexy (almost) all over this week. Cutting to “clips” from his stints on the teen show Late for Class, QVC and Def Comedy Jam, Hamm’s monologue was a great more...


Was Conan responsible for the Leno late night debacle?

By | January 29, 2010 at 12:02 pm | 5 comments

We’re not sure how many of our readers watch the Oprah Winfrey Show, even when someone like Jay Leno guests on the chat fest. So, in the event, you didn’t catch his interview yesterday with Lord Oprah, Nikki Finke over at Deadline.com has provided the entire transcript for our reading pleasure. Most interesting, in our opinion, is a part of the discussion when more...


Tom Hanks making movie about Leno and Letterman

By | January 27, 2010 at 2:37 pm | 7 comments

In the midst of NBC’s highly-publicized late night shuffle, development is underway on a movie about several of the players involved. William Knoedelseder‘s book, I’m Dying Up Here: Heartbreak and High Times in Stand-up Comedy’s Golden Era is being adapted for the screen by Playtone, Tom Hanks’ production company. The story focuses on The Comedy Store, LA’s more...


Michael Ian Black weighs in on Conan O’Brien situation

By | January 25, 2010 at 11:44 am | 4 comments

While some members of Team Coco are undoubtedly going to be out for the blood of Black, comedian/professional pitchman Michael Ian Black does raise some pretty decent (and certainly thought-provoking) questions with his blog post on the whole late night debacle. Taking a politically charged stance, Black posits that the cultural intrigue surrounding Conan and NBC's public more...