Nick Thune appeared on The Pete Holmes Show last night. Nick and Petey are longtime comedy friends and the two told one of the best drug stories possible. It was when Nick and Pete took to a cabin up in the woods and took mushrooms. What resulted wasn’t just your typical stoner story rather it involved a bay, swimming, a blues concert, and the attempt to purchase martinis. Read More
Jay Leno returns to late night TV, for about 45 seconds, to tell Arsenio Hall he’s going to have a second season
Why are you even reading this part? I wrote everything you need to know in the headline. Just watch the clip. Seriously! I just did the blogging equivalent of sending you an email with the question in the subject field and nothing in the body when you open it.
It’s an unfortunate truth that Alzheimer’s disease effects too many people. Well, we can now add Seth Rogen to the list as someone as well. Today, Rogen went before a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services hearing on Alzheimer’s Research. There, he told the very personal story about how his mother-in-law was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in her 50s. Because of this Rogen started up the Hilarity For Charity fundraiser to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Read More
The comedy world lost one of its top players way too soon on Monday. Harold Ramis passed way at the age of 69 from autoimmune disease. In case you are unaware of his legacy, it was because of Harold the world was able to party with the caddies of Caddyshack, live the life of a frat boy in Animal House, and help rid the world of ghosts in Ghostbusters. There are countless other flicks as well that Ramis, wrote, directed, acted, or produced too. He was certainly an innovator of all things comedy.
One thing that makes the comedy world so unique is just how close all of its players are and how losing one member sends shock waves throughout the community. Upon Harold’s passing the network of comedians quickly seemed to ban gather and pay tribute to the great legend. Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert quickly jumped out, giving a tribute to Harold on their shows (The Colbert Report and The Daily Show). Of course, every comic knows you cannot dwell on the sad, so the tributes were quick but respectful and honest. Read More
The Second City just uploaded a really awesome video clip that’s a total blast from the past. The late, great Chris Farley, (who would’ve turned 50 this weekend) got his start with the Chicago improv troupe and it was there where he honed his comedic timing. It turns out it was also there where Farley performed is infamous motivational speaker character, Matt Foley.
This clip is from July 26, 1990, about 3 years before the Foley character made his debut on Saturday Night Live. Though grainy, the video is pretty good for early 90′s technology and the audio is pretty great as well. Watching the clip, you’d also be excited to notice that a young Bob Odenkirk (the creator of the Foley character) portrays the father in this version of the sketch and Tim Meadows is the son. As we know, those characters were performed by Phil Hartman and David Spade once the sketch aired.
You’ll also notice that Farley and Odenkirk had the character down pretty early on. As Farley has the mannerisms like the energy, pant tugs down while Odenkirk didn’t change much of the lines either. The only thing not accounted for was the table fall that made it to air on SNL. Which has often been accounted to be a total accident on Farley’s part. He didn’t take the fall in dress rehearsal and just purely tripped and fell on the table during the live show. Read More
The Olympics are in full swing and Phil Rothermich, your host of Laughing At Last Week is ready to hear what the people think. Phil hits the streets again to find out the peoples thoughts on the Winter Olympics. Of course, he also ties in a few jokes and brings it back around to the top things in comedy. Enjoy the show and keep laughing.
We found out that Nathan Fielder, the mastermind behind the TV show Nathan For You was also the mastermind behind ‘Dumb Starbucks’. A prank that set people off over the weekend.
Last night Fielder dropped by Jimmy Kimmel Live to talk a bit more about the prank and the leagaleze about it all. According to Fielder, it’s not the major chain that’s currently the problem rather the Calofornia Health Inspector. But he did add that there’s potential for Starbucks to lose him as a customer if they keep this up.
Here’s a teaser video from a pilot featuring comedians that never was called The Best Man. The premise is great. A professional and funny public speaker (ie a comedian) gives a speech/roast at a wedding. The comics spends time with the future husband and wife and their family. They then attend the wedding and proceed to roasts the crap out of everyone at the event. The show was potentially for Comedy Central with Rich Vos and Patrice O’Neal as the brains behind it. Each week would feature a different comedian.
The Cult of Black Phillip just dropped a teaser clip of the show that unfortunately never was. In addition they included audio from an Opie & Anthony conversation with Jim Florentine and Robert Kelly that offers possible insight as to whey the show wasn’t picked up and it involves Patrice telling reps from the network exactly what he thought of their notes about the show.