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  • Cate Blanchett to portray Lucille Ball in Aaron Sorkin-written biopic

    Cate Blanchett, Lucille BallOn the heels of the latest Richard Pryor biopic news, it appears another comedy legend is getting the same treatment, and that is Lucille Ball.

    Word on the street is Aaron Sorkin is writing a script for an authorized Ball biopic that will see Cate Blanchett in the title role. The film will be co-produced by Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr. and follow Ball’s 20-year marriage to Desi Arnaz and starring role on I Love Lucy.

    The new season of “Billy On The Street” October 8 on TruTV, features Tina Fey, Chris Pratt, Bill Hader, Jason Sudeikis, and more

    Billy On The Street - Tina Fey

    Last night while we were at the Impractical Jokers 100th episode Live Punishment Special (more on that later), we got to take a gander at the new season of Billy On The Street which migrates over to TruTV for this season. What we learned was that it’s the same Ol’ Billy Eichner being incredibly hilarious as a man on the street and somehow the show tossed in even more celebrity cameos including Tina Fey, Chris Pratt, Jason Sudeikis, Anna Kendrick, Bill Hader, and Sarah Jessica Parker. We took note to catch the new season on October 8th. Then before we could even get home to write about the story, the video hit our inbox. It’s like the internet knew we wanted to share this clip with you and didn’t want us to work hard to do it. Read More

    Cool thing to buy this week: Michelle Buteau “Shut Up!”

    Michelle ButeauMICHELLE BUTEAU SHUT UP!
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    The hilariously bold and bawdy Michelle Buteau, couldn’’t be happier with her Dutch husband but she explains the unexpected hurdles that come with marrying into a “”vintage White”” family. Buteau’’s new digital album Shut Up! hits the digital shelves today September 4th and you can pick it up wherever you download and/or stream your comedy. The point we’re trying to make is that you shouldn’t be sleeping on Michelle Buteau.

    Buteau was born in New Jersey to Caribbean parents, and has toured the country performing at colleges, clubs, and festivals. Late night TV appearances include The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Last Comic Standing, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, and Lopez Tonight. She was most recently the co-host on Big Morning Buzz Live on VH1. Read More

    Time well spent with Micah Sherman from the new sketch album “John Rogers: Idiot”

    Micah Sherman

    Micah Sherman is not only a comedian, he is an improviser, actor, voice over artist, writer, and performer. For his latest project, he’s teamed up once again with Dan Hirshon, this time for a sketch comedy album entitled John Rogers: Idiot. It’s an album about art, pitching that art, and the ultimate destination of said art through the title character. We meet god, there are meetings and theme songs, and a trip “famousville”. I had the chance to catch up with Micah, discuss the new album as well as his other projects, and what it’s like to be “that guy” in that commercial.  Read More

    NBC’s Last Comic Standing has revealed it’s Top 5 finalists

    Anthony

    The announcement has been made and we’ve got our Top 5 finalists in this year’s edition of Last Comic Standing. The group includes Michael Palascak, Ian Bagg, Dominique, Andy Erikson, and Clayton English. Here’s a more detailed breakdown on the remaining comedians in the competition. Read More

    The “Impractical Jokers” prepare for tonight’s “Live Punishment Special” on truTV

    Impractical Jokers High Wire

    The day has come. No more teasing, no more preparing, no more kidding around. The four men collectively known as The Tenderloins, who are responsible for truTV’s signiture show, Impractical Jokers, are going to be putting it all on the line, or should we say wire. They will be hitting the New York City skyline tonight for their Impractical Jokers: Live Punishment Special as they prepare to see who can walk the farthest across a tight rope. Brian “Q” Quinn, James “Murr” Murray, Joe Gatto and Sal Vulcano have all been tweeting photos or rehearsals, injuries acquired while getting ready, and their excitement for the live event. This will mark the group’s 100th episode. Read More

    The Laugh Button Podcast #33: Josh Gondelman is here this week today

    The Laugh Button Podcast

    Mark and Matt discuss their recent trip to see a test show of Late Show with Stephen Colbert before it premieres. Then, keeping with the late night theme, comedian Josh Gondelman joins us for an interview. Josh has a new book and is also a writer on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver who oversaw the show’s deployment into being a web powerhouse. Also, we give a shout out to our listeners who helped Matt find something he’d been looking for for a long time. Read More

    Maria Bamford’s Netflix show “Lady Dynamite” is lining up guest stars including Patton Oswalt and Sarah Silverman

    Maria Bamford photographed in Los Angeles, CA on January 13, 2009.

    We were already very excited to report on comedian Maria Bamford’s new show coming to Netflix awhile ago and now the good news continues. The show, Lady Dynamite, has announced some of it’s season 1 guest stars and they include some of the biggest names in comedy. Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman, Jenny Slate, Jon Cryer, Adam Pally, June Diane Raphael, Tig Notraro and Ana Gasteyer are set to appear on the show. Aside from comedians, there will be some other pop culture and entertainment stars in the mix as well, for instance, Dean Cain, Brandon Routh, and Oscar winner Mira Sorvino. Lady Dynamite will be a mockumentary based on Bamford’s life. There will be thirteen episodes released simultaneously in 2016. We cannot wait.

    “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” hires three new correspondents Ronny Cieng, Desi Lydic and Roy Wood Jr.

    The Daily Show's new correspondents

    The Daily Show with Trevor Noah is set to launch at the end of the month and, “The Best F*&#ing News Team Ever!” just added three new comedians to its ranks of correspondents. Today the show announced the addition of Ronny Chieng, Desi Lydic, and Roy Wood Jr. The trio are joining the already stacked deck of Jordan Klepper, Hasan Minhaj, Jessica Williams, Lewis Black, John Hodgman, Al Madrigal, Aasif Mandvi and Kristen Schaal.

    About the new hire, Noah stated, “I’m so excited to welcome these new members of the Daily Show Team. Now I get to share my stress with other new people.” Read More

    Let’s watch the “Socially Conscious Fantasy Draft” starring comedians Yannis Pappas and Damien Lemon

    2 Point Lead

    It might be tough for some fantasy league members to draw the line between supporting a player by drafting him and not supporting their off-the-field antics. We are knee deep in fantasy football draft season, let’s take a look at how these select group of comedians including AOL’s 2PointLead host Yannis Pappas and guest Damien Lemon take care of business. Read More