Day: December 8, 2011

Outtake from Louis CK’s “Live at the Beacon Theater” special explores theories of evolution

This clip of Louis CK discussing his theories on evolution is freely on YouTube, because he cut the bit from the final edit of his upcoming special, “Live at the Beacon Theater.” So sit back and enjoy it! As he wrote in the YouTube description: This is an excerpt or outtake from my new special “Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theater” which will be available exclusively on my website http://www.louisck.com starting on December 10th for 5 dollars via paypal. You can stream or download the special or both. It is only available on the site. This clip does not appear...

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Yahoo! rebranding and relaunching its comedy channel, with content from Funny or Die?

Less than a week after shuttering its four entertainment blogs and firing the staff, Yahoo! announced today that it would be launching the Yahoo! Comedy Channel in February 2012. The launch coincides with Yahoo!’s first exclusive free online broadcast of a stand-up special, “CrazyStupidPolitics: Bill Maher Live from Silicon Valley,” on Feb. 23, 2012 from the San Jose Performing Arts Center. Not that there isn’t already a comedy site on Yahoo. Because there is. Just ask Butterfinger. At http://comedy.video.yahoo.com/ But forget what you know about that and let’s let the press release quotes explain themselves. From Bill Maher: “I’m excited to...

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Nominees for TV comedy in the 2012 Producers Guild and Writers Guild awards

The end of the calendar means awards season is upon us, so without further ado, let’s find out our nominees in TV comedy from both the Producers Guild of America as well as the Writers Guild of America (East and West branches). First, the WGA nominees… COMEDY SERIES  30 Rock, Written by Jack Burditt, Hannibal Buress, Kay Cannon, Robert Carlock, Tom Ceraulo, Vali Chandrasekaran, Tina Fey, Jon Haller, Matt Hubbard, Colleen McGuinness, Dylan Morgan, John Riggi, Josh Siegal, Ron Weiner, Tracey Wigfield; NBC Curb Your Enthusiasm, Written by Alec Berg, Larry David, David Mandel, Jeff Schaffer; HBO Louie, Written by...

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Murderfist launches channel on My Damn Channel

New York City sketch troupe Murderfist is known for their live stage show debauchery, so can they clean it up for a weekly video showcase on My Damn Channel? Let’s take a look at their first video, which takes us behind the scenes of the taping for the classic jingle of Folgers coffee. That’s Henry Zebrowski (Montreal New Face, 2011) as Whiskey Jones. Roll the clip! Look for new videos every Wednesday. And if you’re in NYC, then you also can see them live at shows around the city, including this Saturday at The...

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