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Judd Apatow’s stand-up comedy resurrection

Judd Apatow’s stand-up comedy resurrection

By | December 18, 2014 at 10:36 am | 3 comments

Immaturity is funny, so says all-American comedy maven Judd Apatow, who’s best known for creating the genius, short-lived, cult TV show, Freaks and Geeks and his ensuing plethora of raunchy blockbusters. What Judd’s not so known for is his abridged stand-up career, which ran...

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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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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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Watch Mel Gibson, Jamie Foxx and Garry Shandling backstage, honoring Robert Downey Jr.

Watch Mel Gibson, Jamie Foxx and Garry Shandling backstage, honoring Robert Downey Jr.

By | November 15, 2011 at 1:59 pm | One comment

Where are we at on Mel Gibson these days? Is it ok to not hate is very existence anymore? It seems Hollywood – the moral compass of the world – has forgiven him for his past bouts of sexism, anti-semitism and psychological abuse layed upon his former wife. The dude can act,...

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The embarrassing beginning: nine comedians’ roles they’d probably like to forget

The embarrassing beginning: nine comedians’ roles they’d probably like to forget

By | August 4, 2011 at 1:29 pm | 9 comments

As anyone in show business can attest to, the entertainment industry can be horribly cutthroat and demoralizing. Everyone has to pay their dues, do their time, and otherwise work their way from relatively uninspiring, embarrassing, or generically shitty roles and jobs. Of...

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Garry Shandling will receive lifetime achievement award at Just For Laughs

Garry Shandling will receive lifetime achievement award at Just For Laughs

By | July 19, 2011 at 3:32 pm | No comments

My first encounter with Garry Shandling was when I was five or six years old. I was completely obsessed with an oddly star-packed movie called Mother Goose Rock ‘n Rhyme, where Garry Shandling plays "Jack" of Jack and Jill fame. He wears a blue wig. It's killer. Fortunately,...

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Alan Zweibel talks Saturday Night Live, Larry Sanders and Garry Shandling

By | November 2, 2009 at 11:12 am | No comments

In four decades of comedy writing, Alan Zweibel’s work has provided an enormous range of good answers to the constantly shifting cultural question of “What’s funny?” From the mainstream to the bizarrely experimental, Zweibel has written a number of plays, novels,...

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