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John Oliver lands starring role in movie with Monty Python pedigree

By | September 15, 2010 at 3:20 pm | No comments

Comedian and Daily Show veteran John Oliver will work with Monthy Python greats in a new flick called Absolutely Anything. Former Monty Python member Terry Jones collaborated recently with Gavin Scott to write the film, who told Deadline that the final product will include...

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Barack Obama’s chief economist is a comedian, has appeared on the Daily Show

By | September 10, 2010 at 1:36 pm | 2 comments

Austan Goolsbee, President Obama’s Chief Economist on the Economic Recovery Advisory Board, is set to take over as chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, according to the Washington Post. But if you think all government officials—especially economists—are boring,...

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John Oliver, Robert Klein to perform at benefit for the blind

By | July 26, 2010 at 3:19 pm | No comments

Robert Klein, John Oliver and more will perform at a benefit to raise funds for the blind. On Sept. 20, Gotham Comedy Club in New York will host the fifth annual Laugh for Sight benefit, which will benefit retinal degenerative eye disease research. Klein, who we interviewed...

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Louis C.K. tells Jon Stewart: I can’t say ‘retarded’ on FX

By | June 17, 2010 at 1:43 pm | No comments

Last night, Louis CK stopped by the Daily Show with Jon Stewart to promote his new FX show, Louie. The segment starts with a clip from Louie during which the comedian gets stuck at airport security and has to explain what his bottle of lube is for. Things quickly devolved into...

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The Daily Show’s Aasif Mandvi shows his classical acting chops in indie flick

By | March 5, 2010 at 10:15 am | No comments

If you're reading this site, you probably know Aasif Mandvi as the dapper, faux earnest, wholly hilarious field correspondent for The Daily Show. But, it turns out, Mandvi has a lot more in his bag of tricks. A classically trained actor -- Shakespeare, Chekov, anyone? --...

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The Daily Show's Jason Jones lands ABC pilot deal

By | February 25, 2010 at 2:31 pm | One comment

Jason Jones, one of Comedy Central's favorite correspondents from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, inked a deal to star as the lead in a new ABC comedy pilot called How To Be A Better American. The Hollywood Reporter explains the show's premise: "[It] centers on a father (Jones)...

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Daily Show’s Rob Riggle scores pilot deal with CBS

By | February 4, 2010 at 4:57 pm | One comment

Looks as if another Daily Show With Jon Stewart alum, former correspondent Rob Riggle, may graduate to prime time. CBS has greenlit the pilot for Team Spitz, an ensemble comedy about a pompous high school football coach (Riggle), according to the Hollywood Reporter. Tackling...

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Wrap-up: Janeane Garofalo, Rob Riggle, Eugene Mirman at AltCom

By | May 11, 2009 at 8:56 am | 2 comments

Opening the second AltCom show on Friday night in Somerville -- that's in the Greater Boston area -- Eugene Mirman skewered the debate over what’s “alternative” perfectly as he read from a manifesto strictly defining the rules of alternative. The list included items like...

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Video interview: A Tight Five with Paul Mecurio

By | July 9, 2008 at 4:53 am | No comments

In our second installment of A Tight Five, Punchline Magazine editor in chief Dylan Gadino chats with comedian Paul Mecurio. Filmed, as always, at Comix comedy club in New York City, Mecurio tells us about the early days of The Daily Show (he's been there since the beginning in...

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