Month: October 2011

Sarah Silverman explains motives for her “Live from N*****head” show in Austin on Nov. 1

In case you missed it Friday night, and of course you did, because why would you be at home on a Friday night watching MSNBC, then you missed Sarah Silverman telling Rachel Maddow all about her planned “Live from N*****head (Stripping the Paint off of Good Old-Fashioned Racism)” comedy show that hits Austin on Nov. 1. The lineup includes Silverman, Tig Notaro, Ian Edwards, Dwayne Perkins, W. Kamau Bell, Suli McCullough and Jamie Kilstein. Of course, it’s all in response to the revelation that Texas Gov. Rick Perry (currently a GOP presidential candidate) has hosted friends and family at...

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First look: Burt Reynolds as Burt Reynolds on FX’s Archer

Burt Reynolds will play himself in an upcoming episode of Archer, which begins its third animated season on FX in January 2012. Reynolds will play himself in an episode titled “The Man From Jupiter,” a reference to Reynolds’ home of Jupiter, Fla. Reynolds will be dating Agent Sterling Archer’s mother and boss, Malory – much to Sterling’s dismay. Why Burt Reynolds? “I think the only person on the planet who’s a bigger fan of Burt Reynolds than me is Sterling Archer,” said Archer creator Adam Reed.  “Archer constantly tries to imitate Burt and always raves about Burt’s movies and all-around awesomeness....

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Comedy Central announces 2011 Comics To Watch, live showcase also will screen online

Comedy Central has extended its Comics To Watch concept for a second year, picking eight up-and-coming comedians who will showcase their talents live during the New York Comedy Festival on Nov. 9, 2011, at Carolines on Broadway — with an online premiere  at cc.com/standup on Nov. 11. Presented with Pandora® internet radio, and hosted by Jeffrey Ross, this year’s Comics To Watch are: Kevin Biggins Kurt Braunohler Michael Che Emily Heller Sam Morril Mark Normand Josh Rabinowitz Daryl Wright Congrats to all who made the...

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Myq Kaplan’s debut on Late Show with David Letterman

If you read this site, then you’re probably more than well aware of Myq Kaplan and his love of turning words and phrases into funny fun times. But until Friday night, you hadn’t been able to see him perform on Late Show with David Letterman. Situation remedied. Kaplan slowed his roll for the audience inside the Ed Sullivan Theatre. Or did he slow his role? Someone look into that for me. In the meantime, please enjoy this performance by our man Myq, in which he pokes holes in the flaws of the “needle in a haystack” argument (poking holes...

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YouTube announces launch of new content channels, creating fresh new TV for your computer

Usually, a press release or announcement late on a Friday is meant to sneak something sinister past the press and your attention. This is the opposite of that. YouTube announced last night that it’ll launch several brand-new channels full of original entertainment — as the company said: “These channels will have something for everyone, whether you’re a mom, a comedy fan, a sports nut, a music lover or a pop-culture maven.” So, comedy fans. Guess what you have to look forward to over the next few months? My Damn Channel Live The Nerdist Channel The Onion’s Onion Broadcasting Company...

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