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.
Looks 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.
By 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.
Louie returns to the air next week. While many people talk about how great the show is (and it is) sometimes they forget to recall how many times Louis C.K. talks about wieners, Digg put together a supercut of every time the comedian talked about manhood on the show and the answer is three minutes and twelve seconds worth of talking about d*cks.
Louis 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.’”
May 5th is nearly upon us and the promos for the return of Louie are upon us. They started off simple enough with some very cool, short teaser trailers. Now FX has put a few brief clips into the wild so we can see what kind of hijinks Louis C.K. gets himself into this season which includes contemplating dying, visiting the doc, and some magic wand-ering. Read More
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
Upon learning Louis C.K. would return as the next host of Saturday Night Live, the excitement level shot through the roof. C.K. is an incredibly talented man and when he made his debut in 2012 he was part of an instant classic sketch spoofing his popular TV show Louie. Therefore, we went into this evening hoping for more of C.K. lovable awkwardness.
Yes, believe that C.K. has incredibly awkward moments, he’s not the best actor and he definitely benefited from cue card reading last night. Somehow Louis makes it all work for him, you cheer for his bald, middle-aged manness, and you do it a lot. Some of the night’s sketches were incredibly great, and later slid into a lovable weirdness with sketches about action figures in butts, private eyes, and romantic speeches.
Depending on where you land on the weirdness scale, you’ll love many of said sketches, or it might just not be your thing. There wasn’t a standout sketch like “Lincoln” did during C.K.’s first turn as host though I personally enjoyed the episode, between Louis’ great monologue to some laugh out loud moments the evening provided, it was a solid night of sketch comedy. Read More