Month: September 2009

Jimmy Kimmel, naked, and in a sex video?! Twice, actually, but not with whom you were blogging about today. (VIDEOS)

They say one of the keys to comedy is timing. Well, how's this for timing? As all of the celebrity blogs were abuzz about reports of a reputed sex tape between one Jimmy Kimmel and Sarah Silverman being offered for sale — the Los Angeles Times reported it, too, with a spokesperson's denial – Kimmel actually was getting naked on TV and the Internet. Twice. Here he was on last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live, stripped down in front of Ricky Gervais: And in what can only be a coincidence (right, people?), Kimmel suggested Kevin Nealon promote the DVD of his stand-up special by putting out his very own sex tape, and then offering to help him out on that front. And back. Roll it! Congrats, Jimmy Kimmel. You picked the perfect day to put yourself out...

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Have you heard Chris Rock’s new joke about Kanye West?

"I've got nothing on Kanye…too many things rhyme with Rock." — Chris Rock, during a surprise 40-minute guest set Tuesday night at the Comedy Cellar, as the stand-up comedian worked out new material and expanded upon older jokes. Rock will appear Thursday on NBC's The Jay Leno Show. Rock won an Emmy earlier this month for writing his most recent HBO special, Kill The Messenger. Related: My review of Chris Rock's Kill The...

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Similes: Larry the Cable Guy’s “Tailgate Party” is madder than Dan Rather on Election Night

How many of you listened to and bought Larry the Cable Guy's new CD, Tailgate Party, which came out a week ago? We'll find out soon enough when the sales figures get reported. When I listened to it, one of the things that jumped out at me — other than the fact that "Larry" made a political statement by announcing he had switched from driving a Dodge to a Ford "because Ford didn't ask for bailout money" — was that through much of the CD, he displays a love for colorful similes. Much like another down-home guy, former CBS News anchor Dan Rather! Time to play our new game… WHO SAID IT? LARRY THE CABLE GUY OR DAN RATHER? A) "They're ripping their underbritches off like they've got fruit flies flying around in a cotton patch down there." B) "If a frog had side pockets, he'd carry a hand gun." C) "Don't taunt the alligator until after you've crossed the creek." D) It's "kind of like having the Daytona 500 on a cul-de-sac." E) "I'd rather be pooping in a pair of plastic shorts than do something like that." Of course, the answers are…coming up after the break for this commercial message: And we're back! Larry the Cable Guy also has a hankering for a very specific type of simile on Tailgate Party. For some reason, he's madder than...

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Fire in a crowded theater? Mike Birbiglia riffs as cliche becomes reality (sort of).

Here's something you don't see every day, or night. Comedian Mike Birbiglia was performing at the Royal Oak Music Theatre in Michigan when stagehands interrupted him to warn that a fire had broken out…in the theater! Birbiglia handles the entire situation quite humorously. But I'm not sure what's funnier about this: 1) The reaction of the theater's staff and audience; 2) The fact that we never really get a good look at, well, fire; or 3) That all of this was caught on film. Roll the clip! Related: Catch the hottest tour in comedy? Mike Birbiglia's tour continues here and...

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