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  • Patton Oswalt just won our vote for the 2015 comedy Grammy by taking out the competition on social media

    If you didn’t realize, earlier today the Grammy Nominations were announced. In the comedy category some pretty heavy hitters are being pitted against each other. Patton Oswalt was one of them and now he’s taking to social media to strike the first blow and lobby for the win by taking some fun shots at the competition. All in a day’s work for Patton Oswalt. Is this the death blow or will someone else strike next? Read More

    Howard Stern discussed the eulogy he delivered at Joan Rivers’ funeral, opens up with wildy raunchy joke

    Howard Stern delivered the eulogy at Joan Rivers’ funeral on Sunday, right afterward, many started talking about Rivers’ close friend Howard Stern’s eulogy for Rivers, leading off with a risky opener. Turns out that opener worked and yesterday on his show Stern recalled his eulogy and how he prepared to send off his friend.

    Stern got a call from Rivers’ daughter Melissa who personally asked him to speak, “I had gotten a call from Melissa like a day and half before the service asking me if I would speak. I said to her, ‘Melissa, you are asking the wrong guy.’ I said, ‘I’ll do it, I would do anything for Joan, I will do anything for you.” Read More

    FX orders new Zach Galifianakis and Louis C.K. clown comedy called “Baskets”

    At the top of the year, FX ordered a pilot for a new Zach Galifianakis TV show that was to be produced by Louis C.K. Now, that pilot has a 10-episode series order.

    FX ordered Baskets which was co-created by Galifianakis, C.K. and Jonathan Krisel (Portlandia). It’s set to make its debut sometime in 2016 and stars Galifianakis as the title character, Chip Baskets, who has dreams of being a clown. Read More

    Watch the trailer for “Howard Stern’s Birthday Bash” available for streaming beginning June 23rd

    On Monday, SiriusXM will premiere the complete Howard Stern’s Birthday Bash for streaming online. On January 31st, many celebs showed up to pay tribute to Howard Stern and celebrate his 60th birthday with a 4 hour live event that simulcast on SiriusXM. Jimmy Kimmel hosted the night at Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC that attracted musicians like Rob Zombie, The Black Keys, and Dave Grohl, as well as comedians like Joan Rivers, Jeffrey Ross, Kathy Griffin, Louis C.K., David Letterman, Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers, Fred Armisen, Lena Dunham, and Sarah Silverman. Some performed, others gave speeches, and Howard himself interviewed a few others, including a rare interview with his longtime pal, David Letterman.

    Beginning this Monday, June 23, at 6pm and through the month of July, fans can stream the video of the entire event via SiriusXM or HowardStern.com. Until then, peep the 2 minute trailer.

    Judd Apatow to release a book of comedy interviews

    Judd ApatowLooks like producer, writer, director Judd Apatow is adding a new title to his resume; author. Apatow has been signed by publishing giant Random House to produce Sick In The Head, a collection of interviews he’s conducted over the past thirty years with many of his comedy heroes. Interviewees include Mel Brooks, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Lena Dunham, Louis C.K., Amy Schumer, Roseanne Barr, Steve Allen, Jay Leno and Spike Jonze. The earliest dates back to 1983 when Apatow ran a radio show at his high school.

    Known for blockbuster films and television series like 40 Year Old Virgin, Freaks and Geeks, and Girls, it’s obvious Apatow knows comedy. We’re looking forward to reading what questions he has for those he respects in the biz.

    All proceeds from the book will benefit 826LA, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Sick in the Head is due in stores sometime in 2015.

    Louis C.K., Judd Apatow urge TMZ to remove Tracy Morgan crash footage

    Ardie FuquaBy now we’ve all heard the news of the fatal car accident involving Tracy Morgan’s limo bus that killed comedian Jimmy Mack and put Morgan, Ardie Fuqua, and Morgan’s assistant Jeff Millea in the ICU. However, what we often forget is that in our desire to get information we often forget about just how devastating this is to those close to the victims.

    Fuqua’s daughter Kriss is an example of one of these instances. Yesterday morning she took to her Instagram account in hopes that she could, in some way, apply pressure to get TMZ who posted video footage of the crash scene, to remove it. Reminding the gossip site that there are people out there that the footage effects.

    In her post, Kriss stated the following. Read More

    GQ’s comedy issue: Louis C.K. takes the cover and Julia Louis-Dreyfus has sex with a clown

    Louis C.K. on GQLouis C.K. is on the cover of the latest issue of GQ magazine’s comedy issue where they dub him the “undisputed king of comedy” and other superlatives.

    C.K. also admits that he did feel weird that he never felt more suicidal when things were lean for him. And he had moments, darker parts of the comedian’s life when he got into a motorcycle accident and with the comedy bust in the early 90’s, he went broke. The other being after the flop of his supposed big break in Pootie Tang stating, “It never stopped getting worse. I remember thinking, This is too much for me to handle. I wanted to give up. I knew it was my right to. But then a few minutes would go by and I’d realize, I’m still here. In other words, there was no escape from it. And I’d be a little disappointed at not being truly suicidal. I hated being ‘all right.'”

    Also in the comedy issue, everyone’s favorite Veep, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who in her spread, gets hit on, has sex with, and ultimately has a baby with a clown. Read More

    11 possible successors to David Letterman’s late night throne

    It’s been less than 24 hours since David Letterman announced his retirement from late night television. While it’s an iconic moment from a true television icon and we should respect that, it’s at the same time the perfect chance to think who could potentially replace his seat. The late night landscape has changed a lot this last year, Letterman represents the last of the “old guard.” While it’s perfectly natural for these moves to happen, it can’t be denied that the competition of Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon, who not only skew younger, but have really helped capitalize on the social/internet aspect of late night. Once Fallon took over The Tonight Show and his ratings boomed, Letterman all of a sudden appeared old and unhip; two descriptions he’s never been labeled. Leno was that guy, that safe bet, Letterman was edgy and was cool. While it can only be rumored that these factors played any part in Letterman’s decision, it’s still his time and he’s still the king.

    Here’s a list of people we think would be worthy successors to his throne. Read More