Day: July 11, 2011

A comedy fan’s guide to San Diego’s Comic-Con 2011

San Diego's Comic-Con International is a celebration of much more than comics — and you don't have to have a website named The Comic's Comic to understand that — as movies, TV shows, and more things that appeal to the comic-book crowd make their appeals to the sci-fi, fantasy and uber-nerds and geeks of the world each summer. There's a lot to take in. Even the New York edition of Comic-Con, held in the fall, can feel overwhelming. If you're a comedy fan, I've looked through the programming for Comic-Con International 2011 and tried to make it a bit easier for you to manage your schedule. This is an abridged look at those things of most concern to most discerning comedy fans. Even if you just want to see comedians, you'll find yourself busy enough to have to make some hard decisions. So if you're going to San Diego Comic-Con 2011, here goes! THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2011 10 to 11 a.m., Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe — For the most serious of Bruce Campbell fans only, as he'll be talking about his character in USA's Burn Notice. Ballroom 20 11 a.m. to Noon, Bongo Comics Sneak Peek — Bongo Comics previews upcoming projects featuring The Simpsons and Futurama and a few other surprises. Managing editor Terry Delegeane and creative director Bill Morrison host the writers and artists who create the comics and books based on Matt Groening's iconic TV shows....

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This week on late-night TV

The following listings include comedians and comedic actors scheduled to appear/perform on the late-night TV talk show circuit this week. Check with the TV shows and local listings for last-minute changes. Who knows if David Letterman will have anything to say Monday about the young punk who got drunk and broke into the Ed Sullivan Theatre early Sunday morning — after singing karaoke, even?!? — and trashed the lobby and one first-floor office. The guy did not manage to get into the actual theatre. Roll the local CBS news report!   Through the magic of repeats, George Lopez will appear on Letterman tonight, as well as his own show and Conan O'Brien's. Also, who'd guess that Leno has the most comedians booked this week? For the week of July 11-15, 2011… Conan (TBS) — REPEATS Monday: George Lopez; Tuesday: Tracy Morgan, Charlyne Yi; Thursday: Tina Fey Lopez Tonight (TBS) — REPEATS Monday: Conan O'Brien; Tuesday: Norm Macdonald; Wednesday: Russell Peters The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (COMEDY CENTRAL) — Monday: Denis Leary Late Show with David Letterman (CBS) — Monday: George Lopez; Tuesday: Roseanne Barr; Thursday: Tim Harmston; Friday (REPEAT): Howard Stern Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS) — Wednesday: Angela Kinsey  The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC) — Monday: Howie Mandel; Tuesday: Seth Meyers; Wednesday: Craig Ferguson; Thursday: Don Rickles;  Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC) — Tuesday: Seth Green; Thursday: Bob Saget...

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Lisa Lampanelli writing a one-woman show for Broadway, reality series for Logo TV

Looks like Lisa Lampanelli lately is steering her career in a new direction. Make that directions. Word has surfaced in the past week that Lampanelli has written a one-woman show for herself that she hopes to take to Broadway, and she also has sold a reality show pitch to Logo TV that would follow Lampanelli and her newlywed husband as they build a life and career together. Lampanelli told New York Magazine about her one-woman show, which she is working on with help from Alan Zweibel: "It's something that I haven't done yet. I'm scared to death because I have to talk about the real stuff. Like, no stand-up; there's not one line of stand-up … it's pretty much going to focus on my two main obsessions in life, which are men and food. And now that I'm married I only have one obsession, food, so I'm going to stick to that." And from Deadline, which reported on Logo TV's latest development slate, comes word of Big Loud Lisa, which is being executive produced by Chelsea Handler's Borderline Amazing Productions, Parallel and...

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Nick and Brian need to have a chat in BriTANick’s video about “Everything”

Oh, BriTANick. As one YouTube commenter put it today, "Oh my God. That was excellent. Now I know why it takes BriTANick so long toÔªø come out with new videos. They're so complex and impressive. God I love you guys!" You said it, YouTube. In the video for "Everything," it turns out that Nick has to tell Brian something very important. How important? Roll the clip.   Want more BriTANick to tell you more? Click on their category tab below for more...

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