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Steve Carell’s comedian documentary finds a home at Showtime

Steve Carell’s comedian documentary finds a home at Showtime

By | August 4, 2011 at 3:15 pm | One comment

Documentaries about comedy – or comedians – are like catnip for me. I love a good peek behind the curtain to try to understand what makes a comic tick. As Marc Maron said recently at Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival, after all, comics are philosophical, sensitive,...

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Ricky Gervais joins “Dexter” showrunner to develop atheism-themed series

Ricky Gervais joins “Dexter” showrunner to develop atheism-themed series

By | July 18, 2011 at 1:37 pm | No comments

I want Ricky Gervais to do every show on television. He’s been involved in some brilliant film and TV comedies: The Office, Extras, An Idiot Abroad… Spy Kids 4 and more. Now, Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Gervais is joining Clyde Phillips – a former showrunner...

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The Green Room with Paul Provenza premieres tonight; watch a preview

The Green Room with Paul Provenza premieres tonight; watch a preview

By | July 14, 2011 at 5:43 pm | No comments

Dear, comedy nerds. Today is the day you order Showtime, (they're giving $25 cash back when you subscribe) visit a friend who has Showtime or simply tune into the damn cable network because you already have Showtime. Why? Well, because The Green Room with Paul Provenza premieres...

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First look at Nick Di Paolo's Showtime special "Raw Nerve"

By | April 13, 2011 at 8:49 am | 2 comments

I chatted with Nick Di Paolo yesterday about a great many things-- politics, coffee (and its diuretic properties) and of course, his new (and first!?) hour-long special, Raw Nerve, premiering on Showtime April 30 at 9 pm EST. And I've said it before; I love televised comedy...

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Punchline Magazine analysis: the rise of comedian on comedian programming

By | April 4, 2011 at 11:11 am | 4 comments

Late last week, HBO dropped a teaser for their new behind-the-curtain comedy special, Talking Funny (see video below) which features such astronomically big names as Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Louis C.K. and Ricky Gervais simply sitting in a room chatting about their...

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Chappelle's Show Neal Brennan and Dov Davidoff strike Showtime sketch show deal

By | September 13, 2010 at 8:03 pm | No comments

[caption id="attachment_14708" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Neal Brennan"][/caption] One of the masterminds behind the ultra popular Chappelle's Show, writer Neal Brennan and comedian Dov Davidoff have inked a deal with Showtime to produce a sketch series...

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Kevin Pollak’s ‘The Littlest Suspect’ premieres July 29 on Showtime

By | July 22, 2010 at 12:07 pm | No comments

Appearing in over 60 movies (Casino, the Usual Suspects, and A Few Good Men to name a few) Kevin Pollak has had a very impressive acting career. However, Pollak is not only known for his work in drama, he’s also funny—really funny. Pollak started his career as a stand-up...

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Paul Provenza: Master of the green room

By | June 17, 2010 at 7:35 am | No comments

By Jonathan Morvay Every Thursday at 10:30 pm EST on Showtime, comedy veteran Paul Provenza welcomes a handful of the best minds in comedy to the Green Room. And now, we get to finally listen in! I had my first true green room experience recently. I was asked to perform on a...

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Watch 'Green Room with Paul Provenza' trailer from Showtime

By | May 5, 2010 at 3:13 pm | No comments

In March, we let you know that veteran comedian Paul Provenza's new show Green Room with Paul Provenza, would debut on Showtime June 10. Now, thankfully, the folks at the network have posted some video so that us anxious comedy fans can get a taste of what to expect. The show...

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