Doug Stanhope is notorious for being a guy who doesn’t put up with any bullshit when it comes to his interviews and his comedy. So when I got a chance to talk to him about his ridiculously funny new CD/DVD Oslo-Burning the Bridge to Nowhere, I was kind of scared.
Truthfully, the thought of having someone I respected so much tell me off for being a jabroni didn’t seem that appealing. That aside, I couldn’t turn down a guy who is one of the most honest and brash comedians working today (It doesn’t hurt the fact that “Oslo” is already being spun like crazy on my iTunes). I did my homework and was pleasantly shocked to find out for all the hard-ass persona Stanhope can give off, we gelled pretty well. We talked about his new album, his views on comedy and society, and talked about booze, chicks, and cigarettes. Enjoy.> Read the rest of this entry
Mike Birbiglia is back with his latest album, Sleepwalk with Me Live, which is a recording of his very popular off-Broadway show. The Massachusetts native is an interesting case of a man with a sleep disorder who happens to be a comedian. Mike sleepwalks, and his sleepwalking leads to some problems, which often involve falling from various heights. Fortunately for Mike, he can take his challenging disorder to the stage, much to audience’s amusement.
On Sleepwalk With Me Live, Mike Birbiglia is your everyman comedian, and his humor is easily relatable. He has no agenda, accept to be funny. He’s not out to offend or shock or question authority. His style is very soothing and carefree, almost like your older cousin coming over to tell you a funny story. He puts the audience at ease, so there is no surprise at what he’ll say next, but it will probably be really funny. Read the rest of this entry
I guess if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. For the third time in a row, MTV has tapped a comedian to host its Movie Awards. Yes, Saturday Night Live’s Jason Sudekis will play ringleader the host of this year’s MTV Movie Awards. Not only that, but as Deadline points out a comedian with strong NBC ties.
For a third year in a row, MTV has gone with an NBC comedy actor for hosting duties at its movie awards. Saturday Night Live co-star Jason Sudeikis will make his debut as host of the 2011 MTV Movie Awards, the awards franchise’s 20th annual edition. [Deadline]
Sudekis will follow Aziz Ansari, and his SNL co-star Andy Samberg and be the ringleader of this dog and pony show when it airs live on June 5th.
It’s looking like [adult swim] is trying to inject some life into its flagship comedy show, Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Granted, the show hasn’t made much of a blip on the cultural radar for the last few years, probably because new episodes have been few and far between.
But that doesn’t mean there’s no hope for Meatwad, Master Shake, and Frylock. The trio is going to be relaunched with a new name, and a new show because, “the creators of the show were unhappy with the pilot episode and subsequent 99 episodes” so they are retooling the show as Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1. The show’s location is also moving from Read the rest of this entry
…with Joe Rogan.
The new season of Tosh.0 episodes begin on May 17th and Daniel Tosh just released this tremendously teasing clip from the new episode. It’s of him in a boxing ring with Joe Rogan as his corner man. Unlike Andy Kaufman wrestling women, Tosh decided it was a good idea to square off against professional boxer Manny Pacquiao. Read the rest of this entry
If you live in the LA area and are a fan of comedy, you should show your support for one of the most famous improv theatres around (yes, and).
The Groundlings are putting together a fundraiser dinner, and for a little donation you will get yourself a 3 course meal and some drinks with the benefits going toward making improvements to their Melrose Avenue home.
All the details are on the flyer below, so break out the checkbook, pick up tickets here, and help out a comedy institution on May 5th.
It’s Amy Schumer album release week! Yes! If you haven’t picked up her debut comedy album Cutting, you need to do so right away. It just hit stores yesterday so what the hell are you waiting for?
And Amy has to pay her light bill.
I know this because Amy just dropped a short video clip on us, documenting her trials and tribulations working as a comedian. Watch the clip and look for the Rachel Feinstein and Nikki Glaser cameos.