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Louis C.K., Wanda Sykes, Jerry Seinfeld and more! 11 Comedians as comedians on television

Louis C.K., Wanda Sykes, Jerry Seinfeld and more! 11 Comedians as comedians on television

By | May 19, 2014 at 2:18 pm | 3 comments

Stand-up comedians are taking over television! Comics, not all of them trained actors, are getting the opportunity to play the roles they were meant to play: comedians. The old stand-up-to-sitcom model was that maybe you'd get discovered at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in...

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Billy Crystal officially returning to television with Book of Mormon’s Josh Gad as his co-star

Billy Crystal officially returning to television with Book of Mormon’s Josh Gad as his co-star

By | March 19, 2014 at 4:22 pm | No comments

In a piece of unsurprising news, FX as greenlighted a new comedy series starring the iconic Billy Crystal and Josh Gad, of Book of Mormon and Frozen fame. Production on 13 episodes will begin later this year with plans to debut the show in 2015. Deadline first reported the...

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Jack Black, Oprah Winfrey, Kim Kardashian give Jay Leno a musical send-off (Video)

Jack Black, Oprah Winfrey, Kim Kardashian give Jay Leno a musical send-off (Video)

By | February 7, 2014 at 8:40 am | No comments

Longtime friend Billy Crystal was Jay Leno's first guest on The Tonight Show back on March 25, 1992 when Leno took over the late night chair from the legendary Johnny Carson. He promised his old buddy to be his final guest, too. "A promise made. A promise kept," Crystal said...

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Josh Gad joins Billy Crystal in FX pilot The Comedians

Josh Gad joins Billy Crystal in FX pilot The Comedians

By | August 16, 2013 at 12:55 pm | No comments

Josh Gad (Broadway's Book of Mormon, Love and Other Drugs) has just joined the cast of The Comedians, Billy Crystal's comedy series in development at FX. He will play the up-and-comer who's irked by his pairing with the aging superstar comedian (Crystal) on a late night sketch...

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FX greenlights Billy Crystal pilot ‘The Comedians’

FX greenlights Billy Crystal pilot ‘The Comedians’

By | May 22, 2013 at 2:59 pm | No comments

Adding to their already heavy comedians-playing-comedians programming (Louis C.K. on Louie, Jim Jefferies on Legit) FX may add yet another to its ever-growing comedy lineup, this time with Billy Crystal, 65, as its star. The network has greenlighted a pilot called The Comedians,...

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How Billy Crystal landed the Miracle Max role on ‘Princess Bride’ (Exclusive video)

How Billy Crystal landed the Miracle Max role on ‘Princess Bride’ (Exclusive video)

By | October 2, 2012 at 10:16 pm | No comments

Instead of saying The Princess Bride is likely my all-time favorite movie, I'll just say that my oldest son's middle name is Westley and my youngest son's name is Max. So, it's with great joy I tell you about the release of Princess Bride: 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray. In...

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Billy Crystal sells funny book about getting old (Video)

Billy Crystal sells funny book about getting old (Video)

By | August 10, 2012 at 4:35 pm | No comments

Iconic comedian, popular Oscar host and friend of the Silver Screen, Billy Crystal has sold a humor book to New York publishers Henry Holt and Co. for $4 million, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The book is about aging and the selling price could buy more facial plastic...

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Steve Carell’s comedian interview show will premiere Jan. 26 on Showtime

Steve Carell’s comedian interview show will premiere Jan. 26 on Showtime

By | November 17, 2011 at 6:24 pm | 3 comments

It's finally happening, folks. We first heard Steve Carell and David Steinberg were working on a documentary about comedians way back in December of last year. Three months ago we found out that Showtime had picked up the project, called Laughing Stock, and that it would become...

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Gervais returns as Globes host, tells Crystal not to steal his pedophile jokes at the Oscars

Gervais returns as Globes host, tells Crystal not to steal his pedophile jokes at the Oscars

By | November 16, 2011 at 5:26 pm | 2 comments

I guess in the end, NBC and the folks who run the Golden Globes weren't all that offended by the things Ricky Gervais said earlier this year when he was hosting the awards show. You see, the comedian will be back to host the Globes when they return to the network on Jan. 15....

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