Month: February 2011

Craig Ferguson has Louie Anderson on for some stand-up and a panel chat

Louie Anderson returned to the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson recently, and proved he still knows what it takes to put together a stand-up set. I know Louie has been through a lot over the years, but I still have fond memories of the late 1990s, when he hosted the late-late stand-up comedy showcases on NBC. What. Did you think I was going to say Family Feud? Fooled you! Roll the clip!...

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Matt Kirshen on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

In five minutes, comedian Matt Kirshen will make you rethink whether British people are more courteous than Americans, whether long airplane flights are a drag, and the effectiveness of eye patches. Life lessons! All presented on the Feb. 16 edition of Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. You may remember Kirshen as a finalist from the 2007 season of Last Comic Standing. Do you remember? If so, good job! Roll the clip....

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Donald Trump reveals new hairdo in preemptive strike before his Comedy Central roast

Comedy Central has ramped up its promotional tactics in the past few years for its Roasts, allowing the subjects of said roasts to record videos in advance that suggest they're up for whatever jokes the comedians will make about them in jest. Donald Trump will be roasted by Comedy Central in March (air date: March 15), and in this new video, he reveals his shocking new hairdo.   If only this were true. It'd be fascinating to see him do a snapshot a day so we could see how that head of hair of his actually grows. And...

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Donald Glover, rapping as Childish Gambino, in the music video for “Freaks and Geeks” (and on tour)

Do you know Donald Glover only as one of the stars of NBC's sitcom, Community? Do you know Glover as a member of the sketch/improv comedy group Derrick? Yes and maybe. But do you also know Glover as rapper Childish Gambino? Well, now you do. Here he is with his track, "Freaks and Geeks," out today as a music video directed by Derrick cohort Dan Eckman. Note: Language is most definitely Not Safe For Work. Roll it!     What do you think? He's also taking his act on the road this spring on a nationwide tour, starting April 16 in Iowa through May 19 in Minneapolis. Tickets go on sale next week. I was just having a conversation with a comedian last night about careers, and he said he thinks the key is to just to do everything you can and see what sticks. Clearly, whatever Donald Glover seems to throw down is very very sticky....

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