• ‘Late Late Show’ Bandleader Reggie Watts on Dual Role, ‘Comedy Bang! Bang!’ Influence

    ‘Late Late Show’ Bandleader Reggie Watts on Dual Role, ‘Comedy Bang! Bang!’ Influence

    By Bryn Elise Sandberg, Hollywood Reporter | The Late Late Show’s Reggie Watts already has experience as a bandleader — on a faux talk show, thaWatts has spent the past three years starring on Comedy Bang! Bang!, a podcast turned TV series on IFC that riffs on the traditional late-night talk show format, parodying everything from celebrity appearances to comedy […]

  • Trey Parker Talks ‘South Park’; How Did The Hit Comedy Central’s Animated Sitcom Start?

    Trey Parker Talks ‘South Park’; How Did The Hit Comedy Central’s Animated Sitcom Start?

    By Conviron Altatis, Yibada.com | “South Park” co-creator Trey Parker has recently shared how the hit adult animated sitcom of Comedy Central started. In an Entertainment Weekly oral history, Parker said he and his “South Park” co-creator Matt Stone were at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1992. While spending weekends on set in the film school, the two […]

  • Margaret Cho on comedy, sex and rage

    Margaret Cho on comedy, sex and rage

    By Alex Biese, Daily Record | With her latest set of material, comedian Margaret Cho is simultaneously honoring the past while raging at the present. “In this show, I talk a lot about my heroes, Robin Williams and Joan Rivers, that’s a big part of it,” Cho said in a recent interview. “I’m talking a lot about the new Asian-American […]

  • Sarah Silverman’s ‘I Smile Back’ and Two Other Female-Centric Films Land Distribution

    Sarah Silverman’s ‘I Smile Back’ and Two Other Female-Centric Films Land Distribution

    By Inkoo Kang, Women in Hollywood blogs.indiewire.com | Three female-centric dramas are heading to the big screen. “I Smile Back,” which stars Sarah Silverman as a self-destructive wife and mother, will be distributed by Broad Green Pictures. “Sarah’s raw and vulnerable performance will astonish audiences and define her as an incredible dramatic talent,” commented Gabriel Hammond, CEO of BGP, and […]

  • Larry Come Nightly: Larry Wilmore hosts The Nightly Show

    Larry Come Nightly: Larry Wilmore hosts The Nightly Show

    By Diane Vacca, ComedyBeat | When he named The Nightly Show, Larry Wilmore made clear his strong connection to The Daily Show, where he was Jon Stewart’s “Senior Black Correspondent.” Nightly follows Daily in several ways. Most obvious is the literal: night follows day and the two shows are broadcast back to back. Wilmore reprises the role he played on […]

  • Review: Adam Carolla’s ‘Road Hard,’ a Comedy About a Comic

    Review: Adam Carolla’s ‘Road Hard,’ a Comedy About a Comic

    By Neil Genzlinger, New York Times | Adam Carolla really wants people to know that he hates show business. And Los Angeles. And the road. And his audience. And any younger performer who gained popularity with the help of the Internet or social media. Those, at least, are the impressions left by “Road Hard,” a sour comedy starring Mr. Carolla, […]

 

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/ March 25, 2015 7:42 pm

‘Late Late Show’ Bandleader Reggie Watts on Dual Role, ‘Comedy Bang! Bang!’ Influence

By Bryn Elise Sandberg, Hollywood Reporter | The Late Late Show’s Reggie Watts already has experience as a bandleader — on a faux talk show, thaWatts has spent the past three years starring on Comedy Bang! Bang!, a podcast turned TV series on IFC that riffs on the traditional late-night talk show format, parodying everything from celebrity appearances to comedy […]

/ March 22, 2015 12:15 pm

Trey Parker Talks ‘South Park’; How Did The Hit Comedy Central’s Animated Sitcom Start?

By Conviron Altatis, Yibada.com | “South Park” co-creator Trey Parker has recently shared how the hit adult animated sitcom of Comedy Central started. In an Entertainment Weekly oral history, Parker said he and his “South Park” co-creator Matt Stone were at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1992. While spending weekends on set in the film school, the two […]

/ March 16, 2015 8:45 am

Margaret Cho on comedy, sex and rage

By Alex Biese, Daily Record | With her latest set of material, comedian Margaret Cho is simultaneously honoring the past while raging at the present. “In this show, I talk a lot about my heroes, Robin Williams and Joan Rivers, that’s a big part of it,” Cho said in a recent interview. “I’m talking a lot about the new Asian-American […]

/ March 14, 2015 1:47 pm

Sarah Silverman’s ‘I Smile Back’ and Two Other Female-Centric Films Land Distribution

By Inkoo Kang, Women in Hollywood blogs.indiewire.com | Three female-centric dramas are heading to the big screen. “I Smile Back,” which stars Sarah Silverman as a self-destructive wife and mother, will be distributed by Broad Green Pictures. “Sarah’s raw and vulnerable performance will astonish audiences and define her as an incredible dramatic talent,” commented Gabriel Hammond, CEO of BGP, and […]

/ March 10, 2015 10:36 am

Larry Come Nightly: Larry Wilmore hosts The Nightly Show

By Diane Vacca, ComedyBeat | When he named The Nightly Show, Larry Wilmore made clear his strong connection to The Daily Show, where he was Jon Stewart’s “Senior Black Correspondent.” Nightly follows Daily in several ways. Most obvious is the literal: night follows day and the two shows are broadcast back to back. Wilmore reprises the role he played on […]

/ March 6, 2015 8:17 am

Review: Adam Carolla’s ‘Road Hard,’ a Comedy About a Comic

By Neil Genzlinger, New York Times | Adam Carolla really wants people to know that he hates show business. And Los Angeles. And the road. And his audience. And any younger performer who gained popularity with the help of the Internet or social media. Those, at least, are the impressions left by “Road Hard,” a sour comedy starring Mr. Carolla, […]

/ March 3, 2015 10:27 am

Women in comedy, no laughing matter

By Alexa Solis, The Nevada Sagebrush | Humans like to laugh. It’s a universal form of entertainment that has been a cornerstone of the industry since the silent film era. But there’s another thing that’s been a cornerstone of entertainment, especially in comedy —⎯ men. Although there has been a significant increase of women in humor and entertainment, the overwhelming […]

/ February 25, 2015 9:09 pm

The HAPPY DAYS’ Royalty Lawsuit: Grabbing the Gravy After the Party Ends

By Carl Unegbu, Comedybeat | Sometimes in show business, especially when you’re dealing with a successful TV comedy, such as CBS’ Happy Days, just because the party is over (and as some folks like to say, ‘Elvis has left the building’) doesn’t mean that the gravy from the show’s success may not continue to flow. Still, the lucky folks for […]

/ February 22, 2015 5:22 pm

For Host Larry Wilmore, A Year Of ‘Extraordinary’ Highs And ‘Humbling’ Lows

By NPR | Larry Wilmore has been consumed with making his new late-night show prime viewing. And he wants to make one thing clear: He has “no desire” to host The Daily Show when Jon Stewart leaves later this year. “I’m doing my show right now,” Wilmore tells Fresh Air’s Terry Gross. “I’m very happy doing it.” Wilmore filled the […]

/ February 19, 2015 7:22 am

Bellamy still a player … on the comedy scene

By Matt Wohlfarth, Triblive.com | Charismatic comedian Bill Bellamy is bringing his “Ladies Night Out” comedy tour to the Pittsburgh Improv for a weekend. Growing up in the tough city of Newark N.J., Bellamy realizes he’s one of the lucky ones. The city’s mean streets could have eaten him up as much as given him the thick skin and resolve […]