zombie Jesus day Easter! It’s one of the biggest holidays of the year for many across the world. However, just because it’s popular, doesn’t mean we don’t have questions. With that in mind, we’ll let Bill Hicks’ explain it all.
Turning 40 is a big milestone for anyone. However, it’s equally special for a TV show considering rarely one can say it’s been on the air for that many seasons. With the exception to news programs and sporting events, Saturday Night Live is hands-down one of the longest running TV shows we have. Premiering October 11, 1975 from Studio 8H at Rockefeller Center in NYC.
Next season SNL will celebrate its 40th and they plan on throwing a three-hour live special party to commemorate the event. The special is scheduled to air on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015 and will include a huge reunion of former cast members and musical guests from the last 40 years. While the list of those participating in the reunion has not been revealed expect names to be announced in the coming months. Read More
Letterman, Seinfeld, Stewart, Kimmel and others to pay tribute to Don Rickles on Spike TV’s “One Night Only” special
Don Rickles began his career way back in the 1950s and 60s and is still going strong today at the age of 87! This just proves that comedy is ageless. Rickles is best known for his venomous brand of insult comedy that has impressed the likes of Frank Sinatra, Johnny Carson, and many other famous artists. Rickles also has an impressive history of acting as well, appearing on shows such as The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Munsters, The Addams Family, The Mothers-in-Law, Gilligan’s Island, Get Smart, The Andy Griffith Show and I Dream of Jeannie.
Don has been delivering comedy for years and finally he will be getting a taste of his own medicine. On May 28th he will be roasted by fellow comedians David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, Jimmy Kimmel, and Bob Newhart who will be “entertaining and celebrating” the 87 year old comic. Many other big name comics such as Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Tracy Morgan, John Stamos, Regis Philbin, Ray Romano, and Brad Garrett will be attending this event to pay honor to the man’s legendary career. The 90 minute show will be taking place at the historic Apollo Theater in New York City two days before Rickles 88th birthday.
One Night Only will air on Wednesday, May 28th at 9pm ET on Spike TV.
It’s a sad day for two of comedy’s most beloved stars, Will Arnett has officially filed papers to divorce Amy Poehler, People reports. The two had been married since 2003 but the two have been separated since 2012. So I guess this was inevitable. Lastly, Arnett is seeking joint custody of their two sons, Archie and Abel.
It’s sad the two couldn’t work it out but I suppose maybe this will be for the best. The two have already been rumored to talking to other people too. Arnett is believed to be talking to Katie Lee and as for Amy, she’s been linked to Nick Kroll. Yeah, who saw that coming? I didn’t, but as long as the two are happy then who cares!
The one thing we do know is, if Amy decides to marry Nick, she’ll have this to look forward to… Read More
Netflix has become a real contender for great TV. Not only do they premier new comedy specials often but they also have had some very successful TV series, including the dark comedy Orange is the New Black. The prison “dramedy” got a lot of positive attention in it’s first go around and now they’re pretty close to releasing season two.
For those sitting on the edge of your seat, this will either help the waiting or make it way worse. However you take it, here is the trailer for season two which hits Netflix June 6th and yes, all 13 episodes will be released at the same time.
Jamie Lee is not only a staff writer on The Pete Holmes Show but she’s also a talented comedian and, according to Pete, one of his best friends. So why would Pete give Jamie the stage for five minutes of his show last night. Jamie, because as we mentioned a talented comedian, picked up and ran with five minutes of greatness.
Season 2 of Marc Maron’s IFC TV show, Maron premiere on May 8th. Here’s a first look clip at the new season which puts Marc backstage at an episode of AMC’s Talking Dead and Marc has a run-in with the other guest Michael Ian Black and the show’s host Chris Hardwick. Turns out, there’s a bit of bad blood between the comedians.
If you haven’t already heard, the big news today is that Mrs. Doubtfire will soon have a sequel. That’s right, reports are happening that the prized 1993 flick looks to be revived in 2014. As of right now, Robin Williams is said to be attached, as well as, director Chris Columbus. Furthermore, David Berenbaum (writer of Elf) is said to be writing the script.
There were reports that Bonnie Hunt had actually been working on a sequel since 2001 but never could get all the pieces together. Thus the project came to a halt. Although it’s been about 21 years since the first, most have the mind set of “better late than never” when it comes to the Doubtfire 2 project.
I’m sure the studios have that same mindset as well. Lets not forget that the original Ms. Doubtfire totally owned the box offices, raking in over $441 million worldwide. The flick also won a Golden Globe and so did Robin Williams for his leading role. Read More