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  • Big Jay Oakerson to ask “What’s Your Effing Deal?!” at NY Comedy Fest; win tickets

    What's Your Effing DealOne of the highlights of the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal was Big Jay Oakerson show on day two of the Fest, as they overtook the “Midnight Surprise” show with “What’s Your F**kin Deal”.

    The setup of the show was pretty innovative. While it was a given that it was going to be an evening of crowdwork and insult comedy from the lineup (which included the roastmaster Jeff Ross and Colin Quinn, Jeff Ross, among others), after every other comedian, Oakerson had the first two rows move to the back of the room as the rows behind them moved forward. Giving everyone a chance to inch closer to the front of the room and get insulted.

    Clearly, this went over well, as the show will be one of the high points of a packed New York Comedy Festival. The show, now titled “What’s Your Effing Deal!?” will make its debut in NYC at the New York Comedy Festival on November 9th at the Comedy Cellar at the Village Underground.

    The lineup? It’s killer! Big Jay Oakerson will welcome Lynn Kolplitz, Nick Turner, Kurt Metzger, Dave Attell, and Paul Mecurio. Jay breaks it all down for us here.

    You want to go don’t you? Then buy tickets here. Or, if you’re feeling lucky you can enter to win a pair of tickets from your pals at The Laugh Button. Just enter below and we’ll pick one lucky fan to hook up with tickets. Read More

    Rob Delaney has a book, ‘Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage.’

    Rob Delaney BookRob Delaney, the man voted “The Funniest Person on Twitter” who somehow became Mitt Romney’s nemesis, has added published author to his list of accomplishments. His forthcoming book, Rob Delaney: Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage. is just the kind of title you’d expect from a man whose Twitter profile picture is a poorly manscaped, green Speedo-clad Delaney.

    Although this is Rob Delaney’s first book, he is certainly no stranger to the written word. Beyond his famed binge Tweeting, Delaney has contributed to both Vice and The Guardian. While the book won’t sidestep heavy topics like Delaney’s struggle with addiction and depression, it’ll probably bring a laugh or two as well.

    Rob Delaney: Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage is available beginning November 5th but you can pre-order it now Read More

    Cool thing to buy this week: ‘Modern Family: The Complete Fourth Season’

    Modern FamilyAs if the show hasn’t received enough praise already, Modern Family is now a four-time consecutive Emmy Award winner for Outstanding Comedy Series. The award comes just in time for the release of the show’s complete fourth season. This time around, the Pritchett/Dunphy family faces everything from house-flipping troubles to unwanted play dates to in utero karaoke. Matthew Broderick, Shelley Long, and Nathan Lane are among the many guest stars to look out for in this season.

    With season five kicking off tomorrow night at 9pm on ABC, now is the time to catch up on anything you’ve missed! You can pick up your copy of Modern Family: The Complete Fourth Season now. Read More

    Kathleen Madigan’s ‘Madigan Again’ to be released October 8th

    Madigan AgainOne of the comedy vets, Kathleen Madigan will re will release her third hour-long special, Madigan Again this fall. The CD version of the special will come on October 8th and the DVD of the special will come December 10th.

    Madigan Again was recorded earlier this year and following the tradition of a lot of stand-up comedians of late, premiered on Netflix first. But for those that need a Madigan fix while they’re driving will be happy to know they can pick up the CD/download of the special on October 8th. Madigan delivers material derived from time spent with her Irish Catholic Midwest family, eating random pills out of her mother’s purse, touring Afghanistan, and her love of John Denver and the Lunesta butterfly.

    Before the album comes out, you can pre-order it now. Read More

    Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels are being ‘Dumb’ again

    Today marks a momentous occasion: Jim Carrey‘s first children’s book, How Roland Rolls is released. Sunday marked another momentous occasion: Jeff Daniels won an Emmy in the Best Actor category for his role on HBO’s The Newsroom. But neither of those occasions is anywhere near as momentous as pictures tweeted out by both actors on the set of Dumb and Dumber to, the long in the works official sequel to 1994’s Dumb and Dumber.

    Carrey’s tweet plugged his book by featuring a shot of Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne reading the book upside down, George W. Bush style (not really). Daniels’ was a little more straightforward, with a pic of the two sans book, with the Emmy winner simply stating “We’re Back” with the hashtag #DumbTo. Are people excited? Parks and Recreation‘s Chris Pratt threw out a bunch of quotes from the original, eventually  tweeting “sorry dudes, my account got hacked BY A DUMB AND DUMBER OBSESSED SUPER FAN!!!! AND THAT SUPER FAN IS ME!!!!!!!” So yeah, it’s safe to say that there are a lot of non-celebrities that are also psyched. Read More

    He is a doctor, and now Ken Jeong will play one on TV

    Since his breakout role as Mr. Chow in The Hangover, Ken Joeng has been on a hot streak. But before he became ‘that guy from that thing,’ he was a licensed physician. Now he’ll get to go back to his roots, kind of, as he’s landed the lead role and co-executive producer role on Dr. Ken, a sitcom that’s been picked up by NBC, Deadline reports. The show will be loosely based on Jeong’s pre-actor life as a doctor.

    What does this mean for Community, the show he’s currently on? Well, it would certainly add fuel to the rumors that the show’s fifth season will be it’s last. However, given that both shows will be on NBC and from Sony TV, maybe Jeong will be able to multitask. He himself said on Facebook “I will never leave Community. I will always Chang the world.” Jeong got his M.D. degreee from the University of North Carolina and finished an internal medicine residency at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans. He’s still a licensed physician in the State of California.

    It’s ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic day in Tulsa, Oklahoma

    Weird AlIt was 25 years ago when “Weird Al” Yankovic traveled to the city of Tulsa, OK to tape his movie UHF. A film that any fan could probably recite by heart and one that many people from a certain generation probably spent way too much time watching as children. Our worlds would never be the same.

    To repay the favor, today the city of Tulsa gave something back and declared Tuesday, September 24th, “UHF25 Weird Al Yankovic Day” in the city. Just this morning Dewey F. Bartlett, Jr. the mayor of Tulsa issued Yankovic a proclamation making it so.

    WHEREAS, in the summer of 1988 “Weird Al” Yankovic, the largest selling comedy recording artist in history, filmed the international cult classic “UHF” in the City of Tulsa: and,
    WHEREAS, “Weird Al” has returned to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the beloved film that showcases the city and its people, bringing his fans from around the country; and,
    WHEREAS, he has used his stature and goodwill to generously encourage the support of RSU Public Television, Circle Cinema and Tulsa City-County Library.

    NOW, THEREFORE, I Dewey F. Bartlett, Jr. Mayor of the City of Tulsa, do hereby proclaim September 24th, 2013 as “UHF25 Weird Al Yankovic Day” in the city of Tulsa.

    That’s some proclimatin’ Read More

    The Hot Streaks of Steve Carell

    Steve Carell

    Hot Streaks is a look at the times when comedians at the height of their power. Comedy comes in waves, and with it comedians ride the success of public adoration and creativeness. During these times (usually around 5 years), comedians are putting out some of their most successful projects. So with that being said, let’s take a look at some of the hot streaks some of the best comedians have out there.

    Up this week, Steve Carell Read More

    My Favorite Sketch: Chris DiStefano ‘Down By The River’ from Saturday Night Live

    We have a special My Favorite Sketch for you this week. Why? Because we decided to ask comedians for their input on what sketches they can’t get enough of. We’re going to kick things off with comedian/Guy Code star Chris DiStefano. Chris picked a classic one from Saturday Night Live that stars the late, great Chris Farley. Read More

    Jimmy Fallon was a guest on ‘The Tonight Show’

    Last Friday, Jimmy Fallon paid a visit to the show he’ll soon be taking over, The Tonight Show. Of course, Fallon and outgoing host Jay Leno couldn’t let the night go on without a joke about Fallon’s takeover. So the show started with Jay walking up to a sleeping Fallon and showing intentions to smother him with a pillow. Fallon then woke up and Jay played it off like he was merely bringing Jimmy a pillow, how sweet.

    The show continued on and the two were hilarious, discussing everything from Fallon’s new daughter, to the transition The Tonight Show will soon face. It was a great and very sincere conversation. Check it out and get ready to see a whole lot more of Fallon on The Tonight Show. Read More