We love Dave Stone around these parts so why not show off a new clip of his which showcases with something near and dear to my heart… food.
Jimmy Fallon has really stepped up his charm since his departure from Saturday Night Live. During his heyday on the NBC institution, many (read: men) thought Fallon was just a good looking guy who was pretty good with impressions. These thoughts were often validated when he’d break in what seemed like every sketch.
A few years past those SNL days and those same quirks have become Fallon’s greatest weapons. As the host of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon his boyish charm, ability to laugh at himself and killer impressions have easily made him the most buzzed about late night hosts at the water cooler the next day.
Blow Your Pants Off is Fallon’s second album. A decade ago, he released, The Bathroom Wall and even though the video for the album’s single had Zooey Deschanel in it, it didn’t make much of a splash. Read More
Season 3 of Louie premieres this week! Who is psyched? Trick question, you all should be. So before you hear the “Louie! Louie! Louie! Louieee!” intro song, we figured we’d find our favorite moments of the first two seasons. Read More
Comedy pervs all around the place have been talking about Sarah Silverman’s appearance in the movie Take This Waltz for a while now. I know this to be the case because not narry a day goes by when I’m not directed traffic from search terms such as “Sarah Silverman Topless” or “Sarah Silverman naked.”
The perv factor is high on this one so I’m not going to try to take a great philosophical stance about why this story is being written. Read More
Dane Cook is going to take advantage of his years of stage experience, but in a slightly different way. Deadline reports Cook joined Hollywood Bowl’s upcoming production of The Producers marking his theater debut.
Cook will play Franz Liebkind in the Mel Brooks musical. For those familiar with the play, Leibkind is the Nazi character who pens the Springtime for Hitler play within the musical. It’s also a role portrayed by another funnyman, Will Ferrell in the 2005 film remake. There will be three performances at the Hollywood Bowl on July 27, 28 and 29. Dane joins Richard Kind, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Roger Bart, Gary Beach, and Rebecca Romijn for the musical.
Cook isn’t the first comedian to take the stage, in fact many comedians recently found success on the stage including Jim Gaffigan, Colin Quinn, Chris Rock, and David Alan Grier.
We’ll also see Cook in this upcoming TV season with his new sitcom, Next Caller.
Roseanne Barr is the next celeb to be roasted by the folks at Comedy Central. This August, Barr will be the next celebrity roastee that will have her feet held to the fire. The roast will be taped in Los Angeles on August 4th and air later on August 12th at 10pm.
“Although Roseanne appears to be a demure, soft spoken woman eternally committed to the status quo, we believe under the surface is an explosive, trail-blazing cultural revolution. We are honored to Roast her,” said Kent Alterman, Comedy Central’s head of original programming and production. “Celebrating Roseanne’s unprecedented achievements in comedy and television will surely inspire us to make this Roast more reminiscent of the classic roasts, where the intimacy of friends jousting with each other came through,” he added in a statement.
The network has yet to reveal who will host or what comedians will be on the dais for the roast but we’re thinking some of the usual suspects/returning faves like Jeff Ross, Anthony Jeselnik, and Amy Schumer.
UPDATE: Jane Lynch will serve as Roastmaster for the evening.
This summer, there will be a new place to see stand-up comedy in New York. Our buds at Cringe Humor have decided to take the next step in their evolution from website, radio show, management, record label, and production company by adding club owners to their resume. They are opening The Stand comedy club and restaurant in the Gramercy Park area of NYC.
The comedy club, located at 239 Third Ave (20th and 3rd), will have an intimate setting of 100 seats with a 60 seat restaurant on the second level of the venue serving upscale comfort food, with Chef Seth Levine’s restaurant group controlling the kitchen.
Here’s a trailer made for the club, because clubs now have trailers. It is kinda cool of them using the likeness of the late Mike DeStefano in their image.
Best of luck guys!
An interview with Louis C.K. ran this morning on the Today Show. The piece discussed Louis’ rise to the top of the comedy ladder and interviewed him at the Comedy Cellar. It even went as far as calling him the funniest comedian alive. All compliments of the piece we agreed with until the end of the piece went all “save the kids” on us, with the reporter calling for the comedian to work on some clean material – I’m sure he’ll get right on that…
The 3rd season of Louie starts this Thursday on FX.
It’s contest time! Jim Norton’s new stand-up special, Please Be Offended premieres this Saturday on EPIX. In celebration we’re going to give away a Jim Norton goodie/prize pack for all the fans out there.
Enter now for your chance to get three different pieces of Norton merch- a copy of his latest CD Despicable, his book I Hate Your Guts, and a t-shirt that reads, “I slept with Jim Norton and all I got was this lousy virus.” All three pieces of Norton merch are signed by Jim himself. Read More
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- Tom Papa will star in the new Liberace biopic. [Deadline]
- Steve Martin’s letter to a young Judd Apatow. [Uproxx]
- Hilarious! J.R.R. Tolkein ripped off Harry Potter. [Videogum]
- Boosh! 12 Recurring TV show jokes. [Unreality Mag]