Day: March 9, 2011

Rachel Feinstein stars as “Ice Cold Rhoda,” with her first guest, Ginuwine

You've seen Rachel Feinstein impersonate her mother and her grandmother, but until now, you haven't ever seen her as Ice Cold Rhoda. That's because this is a new online talk-show series Feinstein stars in for Comedy Central's Jokes.com, and her first guest is Ginuwine. Something about hearing his own lyrics read back to him by Ice Cold Rhoda makes Ginuwine crack up. I wonder what that could be? Actually, almost everything Ice Cold Rhoda does makes Ginuwine crack up. Roll it.    ...

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Want to see @Questlove get balled in the face by @JimmyFallon? See video from MTV’s Silent Library

On MTV, there's a game show called Silent Library where they have their guest contestants endure challenges and make them keep silent to earn the money. Simple enough, right? For the April Fool's Day episode coming up, they've lured Jimmy Fallon and The Roots into their traps. Here's a clip in which Questlove pedals some torture cycle that shoots tennis balls right at his face. And Fallon even helped reload the cycle with more balls. Balls! Roll the...

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Montreal announces honors for Louis CK, speeches by Marc Maron and Andy Kindler, and more for JFL 2011

It's never too early to start planning your schedules for Montreal's Just For Laughs festival, and this year, you'll have to adjust your schedule to the end of July. Because that's where all of the action is. The festival announced that Louis CK would be honored as this year's Comedy Person of the Year at its conference on July 29. It'll be followed by a special panel with this year's "Variety 10 Comics to Watch" (normally they only appear to pick up their awards, but this year they'll speak, too!), and then the annual "State of the Industry" address by Andy Kindler. JFL liked Marc Maron's intro of Kindler from a couple of years ago so much that they've asked him back to provide the keynote address on July 28. And on July 30, activities will include a special pitch session that'll reward one lucky comedian/group with a development deal from My Damn Channel. The Just For Laughs Comedy Conference runs this year from July 28-30, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency in Montreal. The full comedy festival itself starts July 14 and goes through July 31....

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