• ‘The Jim Gaffigan Show': Mixing faith and personal concerns to produce TV comedy

    ‘The Jim Gaffigan Show': Mixing faith and personal concerns to produce TV comedy

    By Czarina Ong, Christian Today | Catholic faith and comedy are things that don’t normally go hand in hand. But the combination of these two subjects is exactly what Jim Gaffigan and his wife Jeannie will tackle in the new television show called “The Jim Gaffigan Show.” “Mixing these worlds—the world of stand-up comedy and one’s faith—can provide conflict and […]

  • Political Correctness Is Not Ruining Stand-Up Comedy

    Political Correctness Is Not Ruining Stand-Up Comedy

    By Robin Tran, xoJane | Jerry Seinfeld is the latest comedian to insist that political correctness is ruining stand-up comedy, but I contend that people with this mentality are the ones doing more harm to the art form because they’re trying to shut down criticism. When I started stand-up comedy, I was very outspoken against this so-called “PC culture.” I’d […]

  • In new book, Apatow and friends define comedy

    In new book, Apatow and friends define comedy

    By Associated Press | The comedy education of Judd Apatow began with unusual access to great comic minds, which he pried for straightforward instruction: How do you tell a joke? Growing up on Long Island as a comedy nerd before there was such a thing (or many others like him), Apatow managed to land interviews with the likes of Jerry […]

  • Bill Maher’s political comedy still potent

    Bill Maher’s political comedy still potent

    By Sandy Cohen, Associated Press | Bill Maher strides into the weekly writers meeting for his HBO show and puts his feet on the table. Every Tuesday, he and his team of scribes brainstorm. And every Friday, Maher brings his pioneering brand of political humor to late-night television on Real Time With Bill Maher, saying he’s “not one bit less […]

  • Jerry Seinfeld: Political Correctness Ruining Comedy

    Jerry Seinfeld: Political Correctness Ruining Comedy

    By Inquisitr.com | Comedian Jerry Seinfeld apparently wasn’t joking when he expressed concerns this week about rampant political correctness particularly on America’s college campuses. Much has been written about the politically correct climate and victim culture at many universities which prevent a free exchange of ideas outside of a narrow ideological spectrum. The subject of political correctness came up yesterday when […]

  • Tracy Morgan Promises A Lucrative Return To Comedy

    Tracy Morgan Promises A Lucrative Return To Comedy

    By Madeline Berg, Forbes.com | It’s been almost a year since Tracy Morgan last took the stage to deliver a stand-up routine – his career having been put to an abrupt stop by a near-fatal highway accident June 7, 2014. Yesterday, the Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock comedian sat down with NBC Today show’s Matt Lauer in his first […]

 

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/ July 3, 2015 11:09 am

‘The Jim Gaffigan Show': Mixing faith and personal concerns to produce TV comedy

By Czarina Ong, Christian Today | Catholic faith and comedy are things that don’t normally go hand in hand. But the combination of these two subjects is exactly what Jim Gaffigan and his wife Jeannie will tackle in the new television show called “The Jim Gaffigan Show.” “Mixing these worlds—the world of stand-up comedy and one’s faith—can provide conflict and […]

/ June 25, 2015 7:38 am

Political Correctness Is Not Ruining Stand-Up Comedy

By Robin Tran, xoJane | Jerry Seinfeld is the latest comedian to insist that political correctness is ruining stand-up comedy, but I contend that people with this mentality are the ones doing more harm to the art form because they’re trying to shut down criticism. When I started stand-up comedy, I was very outspoken against this so-called “PC culture.” I’d […]

/ June 17, 2015 8:42 pm

In new book, Apatow and friends define comedy

By Associated Press | The comedy education of Judd Apatow began with unusual access to great comic minds, which he pried for straightforward instruction: How do you tell a joke? Growing up on Long Island as a comedy nerd before there was such a thing (or many others like him), Apatow managed to land interviews with the likes of Jerry […]

/ June 11, 2015 10:17 am

Bill Maher’s political comedy still potent

By Sandy Cohen, Associated Press | Bill Maher strides into the weekly writers meeting for his HBO show and puts his feet on the table. Every Tuesday, he and his team of scribes brainstorm. And every Friday, Maher brings his pioneering brand of political humor to late-night television on Real Time With Bill Maher, saying he’s “not one bit less […]

/ June 8, 2015 11:42 am

Jerry Seinfeld: Political Correctness Ruining Comedy

By Inquisitr.com | Comedian Jerry Seinfeld apparently wasn’t joking when he expressed concerns this week about rampant political correctness particularly on America’s college campuses. Much has been written about the politically correct climate and victim culture at many universities which prevent a free exchange of ideas outside of a narrow ideological spectrum. The subject of political correctness came up yesterday when […]

/ June 3, 2015 8:33 pm

Tracy Morgan Promises A Lucrative Return To Comedy

By Madeline Berg, Forbes.com | It’s been almost a year since Tracy Morgan last took the stage to deliver a stand-up routine – his career having been put to an abrupt stop by a near-fatal highway accident June 7, 2014. Yesterday, the Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock comedian sat down with NBC Today show’s Matt Lauer in his first […]

/ May 23, 2015 1:21 pm

TV’s Marc Maron turns insecurities into a comedy career

By Langdon Herrick, New Orleans Advocate | The mind of Marc Maron may not be a pretty place, but it is a funny one. Like many comedians, Maron has weaponized his self-doubt, turning it into the material that propels a TV show, two memoirs, the chart-topping “WTF Podcast” and sold-out, stand-up shows around the country. Fans of his work who […]

/ May 17, 2015 2:37 pm

Fox News to Launch ‘The Greg Gutfeld Show’

By Jordan Chariton, The Wrap | “This show will forever change the way you watch television, plus guests provide their own transportation,” Fox host jokes Fox News announced “The Greg Gutfeld Show” as an addition to its weekend lineup Thursday. Gutfeld, who is one of the co-hosts of the weekday show “The Five” and was the longtime host of “Red […]

/ May 10, 2015 6:12 pm

Misery Loves Comedy

By Josh Board, Fox 5 | When the documentary The Aristocrats came out 10 years ago, it got rave reviews. Everyone claimed it was the funniest movie they’d ever seen. It was interesting, and had a few funny moments, but was highly overrated. The documentary Misery Loves Comedy had me captivated every second, and it had plenty of big laughs. […]

/ April 29, 2015 9:49 pm

Letterman and the Serious Business of Comedy

By Bob Greene, Wall Street Journal | David Letterman, still in his 30s and already as famous and accomplished as a television performer can be, waited patiently near a door across the hallway from his studio. This was in the middle of the 1980s, when Mr. Letterman’s “Late Night” program was a wildly popular part of NBC’s schedule. His move […]