• Marc Maron Plus Adam Carolla: When Patent Trolls Rain on Comedy’s Podcasting Parade

    Marc Maron Plus Adam Carolla: When Patent Trolls Rain on Comedy’s Podcasting Parade

    By Carl Unegbu, Comedybeat | In the comedy industry these days, it seems like more and more people are talking about podcasting. In the new book Comedy Under Attack: the Golden Age and the Headwinds (http://comedyunderattack.com), podcasting was portrayed as one of the hot new things in modern comedy and thanks to his WTF podcast Marc Maron was toasted as […]

  • Colin Quinn talks history and comedy

    Colin Quinn talks history and comedy

    By Alexis Tarrazi, The Sparta Independent |  comedian who “peaked at 13,” Colin Quinn is not doing too shabby at 55. Best known for his five year stint on Saturday Night Live and his work in the Adam Sandler films Grown Ups and Grown Ups 2, as well as Comedy Central series Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn — Quinn is […]

  • ‘The McCarthys’: Patience pays off for CBS’ new comedy

    ‘The McCarthys’: Patience pays off for CBS’ new comedy

    By Rick Porter, zap2it.com | “The McCarthys” is coming to CBS in the fall after a longer-than-usual life in development. The started out as a single-camera comedy in 2013, but it wasn’t picked up. The network liked it enough, though, to do another pilot in 2014 — this time as the kind of multi-camera, live-audience show CBS excels in doing. […]

  • ‘Saturday Night Live’ Castmember Brooks Wheelan Fired

    ‘Saturday Night Live’ Castmember Brooks Wheelan Fired

    By Seth Abramovitch, Hollywood Reporter | Brooks Wheelan’s run at Saturday Night Live has ended after one season, the comedian tweeted on Monday. The 27-year-old stand-up from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, broke the news in an announcement made to his 32,000 Twitter followers. “Had a blast and loved every second of it,” Wheelan wrote. “I’m totally honored to be able to […]

  • Sandra Bernhard bringing comedy to World Café Live

    Sandra Bernhard bringing comedy to World Café Live

    By Margie Fishman, The News Journal | If you want to ruffle Sandra Bernhard, ask what her teenage daughter thinks of her “inappropriate jokes” and if motherhood has mellowed out her material over the years. “I don’t do jokes,” the comedian retorted during a recent phone interview. “I write monologues that are a witty, satirical, ironic take on culture, and […]

  • Colin Jost Addresses Weekend Update Criticism, Insists He’ll be Funnier Next season

    Colin Jost Addresses Weekend Update Criticism, Insists He’ll be Funnier Next season

    By Megh Wright, Splitsider | The New York Post ran a brief interview with SNL head writer and not-so-well-received Weekend Update anchor Colin Jost over the weekend, and aside all but confirming that he’s set to return to the Update desk next season, he addressed some of the criticism that’s come his way since he joined the cast back in […]

 

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/ July 27, 2014 11:41 am

Marc Maron Plus Adam Carolla: When Patent Trolls Rain on Comedy’s Podcasting Parade

By Carl Unegbu, Comedybeat | In the comedy industry these days, it seems like more and more people are talking about podcasting. In the new book Comedy Under Attack: the Golden Age and the Headwinds (http://comedyunderattack.com), podcasting was portrayed as one of the hot new things in modern comedy and thanks to his WTF podcast Marc Maron was toasted as […]

/ July 23, 2014 8:33 am

Colin Quinn talks history and comedy

By Alexis Tarrazi, The Sparta Independent |  comedian who “peaked at 13,” Colin Quinn is not doing too shabby at 55. Best known for his five year stint on Saturday Night Live and his work in the Adam Sandler films Grown Ups and Grown Ups 2, as well as Comedy Central series Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn — Quinn is […]

/ July 18, 2014 10:50 am

‘The McCarthys’: Patience pays off for CBS’ new comedy

By Rick Porter, zap2it.com | “The McCarthys” is coming to CBS in the fall after a longer-than-usual life in development. The started out as a single-camera comedy in 2013, but it wasn’t picked up. The network liked it enough, though, to do another pilot in 2014 — this time as the kind of multi-camera, live-audience show CBS excels in doing. […]

/ July 14, 2014 9:33 pm

‘Saturday Night Live’ Castmember Brooks Wheelan Fired

By Seth Abramovitch, Hollywood Reporter | Brooks Wheelan’s run at Saturday Night Live has ended after one season, the comedian tweeted on Monday. The 27-year-old stand-up from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, broke the news in an announcement made to his 32,000 Twitter followers. “Had a blast and loved every second of it,” Wheelan wrote. “I’m totally honored to be able to […]

/ July 10, 2014 7:53 am

Sandra Bernhard bringing comedy to World Café Live

By Margie Fishman, The News Journal | If you want to ruffle Sandra Bernhard, ask what her teenage daughter thinks of her “inappropriate jokes” and if motherhood has mellowed out her material over the years. “I don’t do jokes,” the comedian retorted during a recent phone interview. “I write monologues that are a witty, satirical, ironic take on culture, and […]

/ July 8, 2014 8:22 am

Colin Jost Addresses Weekend Update Criticism, Insists He’ll be Funnier Next season

By Megh Wright, Splitsider | The New York Post ran a brief interview with SNL head writer and not-so-well-received Weekend Update anchor Colin Jost over the weekend, and aside all but confirming that he’s set to return to the Update desk next season, he addressed some of the criticism that’s come his way since he joined the cast back in […]

/ July 3, 2014 8:18 am

Katt Williams Reportedly Pulls Gun On Heckler At Comedy Store

By LAist.com  | Deputies responded to West Hollywood’s Comedy Store with guns drawn last night after Katt Williams allegedly threatened someone with a gun. Williams, who has a spotty legal record when it comes to both guns and comedy clubs, reportedly drew a gun on a heckler who was “talking smack about the comedian’s height and race,” according to TMZ. […]

/ June 30, 2014 7:22 am

The Poehler siblings are ruling the comedy world

By Kate Storey, New York Post | On March 20, Greg Poehler, Amy’s little brother, was out and about in his hometown of Stockholm, running errands for his wife and three kids. Nobody gave him a second glance. But that night, “Welcome to Sweden” — the TV series based on Greg’s life, which he wrote, created, starred in and co-executive […]

/ June 25, 2014 8:05 am

The Woman Behind The Funniest Shows On TV

By Rob Bruner, Fastcompany.com |When the call came, Michele Ganeless didn’t want to pick up the phone. Stephen Colbert was on the line, and the Comedy Central president had a feeling it was bad news. “There was a moment of, ‘I don’t know that I want to have this conversation because I’m afraid of what it’s going to be,’ ” she […]

/ June 20, 2014 10:06 am

Dave Chappelle lights up Radio City with return to irreverent, raunchy stand-up comedy

By David Hinckley, New York Daily News | Dave Chappelle came out smoking at Radio City Wednesday night. The comedian who seemed to have gone into witness protection for much of the past decade returned with his irreverent and often raunchy sense of humor fully intact. His nicotine habit was also intact, as he smoked three of his own during […]