Day: August 25, 2011

Richard Jeni’s sister on the late comedian’s new DVD, “The Beach Crowd,” and managing his estate

Richard Jeni has a new stand-up comedy DVD for sale this month, The Beach Crowd, which might surprise you, considering that Jeni died almost four-and-a-half years ago. The DVD includes 75 minutes of footage captured from two weekends of performances at The Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, Calif. (from August 2002, when Jeni was 45; and from the end of July 2006, when he was 49, and eight months before his suicide in March 2007). In the shows, he jokes about how at Sea World, they spent all of the money training the fish, and had no...

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Sneak peek: Tony Clifton forcibly removed from Showtime’s “The Green Room”

Among the many weird things that happened this July at Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival, one of the weirder but possibly predictable things was that Tony Clifton caused trouble. It’s where and when he did it that’s newsworthy, as Paul Provenza had invited the longtime comedy character (played at times by Andy Kaufman, Bob Zmuda and ????) to appear for a taping of his Showtime series, The Green Room with Paul Provenza. Provenza’s official guests were Colin Quinn, Caroline Rhea, Lizz Winstead, Russell Peters and Bill Burr, with Clifton sitting in one of the front-row seats that circled the...

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Jim Carrey’s very public love letter video to Emma Stone

Jim Carrey is 49. Emma Stone is 22. OK. Now that we have those facts, let’s watch this video that Jim Carrey shot of himself declaring his love for Emma Stone. Roll it. Acting! But no matter how creepy of a joke you may think this is, just take a look at Jim Carrey’s official page for the video and try reading the comments, 278 and counting, and check out how real people are reacting to this video. Now that’s creepy. This morning, Carrey went to Twitter to tell you: “Yes, my msg to Emma Stone was a comedy...

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