Day: April 28, 2010

Old rivalries never die: David Letterman says Jay Leno “can’t help himself” from being “a boob”

This week at The Comic's Comic HQ has been quite a blur, dealing with post-festival fatigue and coming down with a fever, so we're playing catch-up yet again. Here's something I apparently missed from Monday night — Dr. Phil showed up as a guest on Late Show with David Letterman and asked him how he was coping with all of the "late-night wars." Of course, Letterman has loved it, continues to love it and isn't afraid to say so, complete with mocking impersonations of Jay Leno. Letterman first says what some of us have long held, that Leno's attempt to frame himself as "getting screwed" or "cancelled" aren't exactly truthful, then reminds everyone that his relationship with Leno dates back 35 years to 1975. Notice how Letterman is quick to say that Leno was the funniest guy in the room back then, but also had an offstage personality that explains what has made Letterman's blood boil since the earlier Tonight Show shuffle of 1992-1993. Roll the...

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Still unsure about Justin Bieber? Mark Douglas, Carolyn Castiglia break him down via music video

Seems like everyone has Bieber Fever, but few people who are tween girls know exactly why that is. Why is that, anyhow? Well, if you cannot knock Justin Bieber off of Twitter's trending topics, you might as well join him, right? That's what Mark Douglas and Barely Political have done in their new music video that breaks down what this Bieber Fever is all about, and of course, the 16-year-old Canadian boy's voice is provided by a lady, comedian Carolyn Castiglia. So watch this video, and then you'll know all you'll need to know about Justin...

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Pic of the day: The morning after Carnegie Hall, Andy Kaufman wrestles on the Staten Island Ferry

Thanks to Bob Mantin for this photo from the comedy archives. It was 31 years ago this month that Andy Kaufman infamously performed at Carnegie Hall, then took the entire audience out for milk and cookies afterward, and after that, invited anyone interested to join him the following morning on the Staten Island ferry. Fans who took Kaufman up on his offer watched him playfully wrestle a woman, and also eat an ice cream cone....

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