It’s been about 3 years in the making. This this afternoon, at the end of 121st street between Amsterdam and Morningside the dedication of a street to the late, great George Carlin became a reality. We were present to witness the event. Among Carlin’s family, friends, comedians, and fans, the city of New York paid tribute to one of its native sons. Read More
Gary Gulman is no stranger to late night. He has performed on every late night show, and last night he returned to Conan. Gulman’s set was all about the technology revolution. Things were much different when his parents we’re growing up; orange juice has less pulp, books are on Kindle, movies are available for the lazy on iTunes, and phones are no longer used to talk to people. Check it out.
The wonderful Dan Telfer is gearing up to record his new album this fall. Telfer will hit Los Angeles’ Nerdmelt Showroom, a popular spot for recordings lately, to record his second full-length album on November 15th via ASpecialThing records.
Telfer had previously released his first full-length album Tendrils of Ruin also through AST records in 2012, following his EP Fossil Records which was released as a split with Greg Proops and Paul F. Tompkins. Telfer has performed at both Chicago and Montreal Just For Laughs festivals, currently writes for Comedy Central’s @Midnight, and had one of the greatest late night sets of all time debating “The Best Dinosaur” on The Pete Holmes Show.
Telfer will be joined by fellow comedians Emily Heller, Maria Bamford, and Ricky Carmona who will open the show. The recording is free to attend and will offer free beer. What the hell more could you want? Reserve your seats now, here. Read More
Impressionist extraordinaire, Dana Carvey was a guest on last night’s Conan. Gifted with a guitar and harmonica, Carvey dusted off some of his great impressions. Neil Young, Scarface, George Bush, Liam Neeson, Herschel from The Walking Dead, and Michael Caine all get the Carvey treatment. Check it out. Read More
Netflix loves Bill Burr. In addition releasing a new special through Netflix, Burr has now sold an animated series to Netflix. According to TV Line, the online streaming giant has purchases six-episode order for F is for Family, an animated half hour series set in the 1970’s.
The series follows he Murphy family in the 1970’s, “a time when you could smack your kid, smoke inside and bring a gun to the airport.” The series was written by Burr and Simpsons writer Michael Price. Burr will also lend his voice to he patriarch of the Murphy family, joined by Laura Dern and Justin Long.
“F is for Family is the show I’ve always wanted to do,” said Burr. “It captures all the characters of my childhood the way I remember it to be. Fortunately Mike Price and everyone at Wild West seem to know the same people I knew growing up. It’s going to be a lot of fun to tell these stories.”
Burr is having one hell of a year. In addition to this and his new special, the comedian also released a vinyl, was cast in a new pilot for FX, and was named “Stand-up Comedian the Year” at this year’s Just For Laughs festival. 2014 is the year of the Burr.
Your cute and fuzzy friends Grover and Aziz Ansari did a segment on Sesame Street with the goal of teaching the kids about the word “ridiculous.” The comedian and the Muppet handled this by wearing stove pipe hats and chicken suits, so mission accomplished if you ask us.
The promo reel for this week’s SNL host Jim Carrey has hit the web. They’re billing this episode as the the Halloween episode so expect jokes about slashin’ and candy. Also Carrey has a pretty solid Aidy Bryant impression.
During last night’s Conan, poor Andy Richter sneezed. This might not seem like a big deal, but we’re living in Ebola times. The show was then halted to provide live coverage of patient a CDC patient transportation using the brand new Ebola protocols. It might be a scary world we live in, but at The Big Bang Theory is coming to an end.
In case you haven’t hears, writer, Parks and Recreations scribe, Twitter genius Megan Amram wrote a book. The satirical Science… For Her!, blends science and Cosmo magazine together for a textbook the ladies can finally get behind. Subjects include: this Spring’s ten most glamorous ways to die; tips for hosting your own big bang; what religion is right for your body type; and the most pressing issue facing women today: kale!
After releasing a music video to promote the book last week, Amram announced on her Tumblr she was going on a book tour. Amram will visit six cities between November 5th and 15th, including Portland, Brooklyn, and even Toronoto (you lucky Canucks). Joining Amram at select stops will be John Hodgeman, Megan Mullaly, and Amram’s mom Dr. Carol Lee (amongst others). Science… For Her! hits digital and real shelves on Tuesday, November 4th. You can pre-order your copy now on Amazon. Read More
When a player is not beating another person up or retiring due to lazy concussion policies, the hottest topic in the NFL is the Washington Redskins terrible name. The team and it’s fans have made it clear they do not want to change their pretty racist name (they even released a commercial with polls to show how much everyone “loves” their totally not offensive name. Because that’s what all teams do.) Comedian Hari Kondabolu has found a new creative outlet to help explain racism. In his new campaign video, Kandabolu offers a compromise: keep the name, change the logo to a severely sunburned white guy. The campaign calls fans to make their own logos, and tweet them to Redskins with the hashtag #NewRedskinsLogo and will later be added to newredskinslogo.com. “You see, it doesn’t matter how old your tradition is. If enough people tell you that it’s hurting them, maybe you should reevaluate your choices.”