Day: January 24, 2012

Tom Shillue shares a weekly “Funny Story” with guests and listeners on Sirius XM

If you’re on the satellite radio tip, then please remember these Tuesdays to set aside some time at 5 p.m. Eastern to hear Tom Shillue’s new weekly show on Sirius XM’s Laugh USA channel, “Funny Story.” It launched Jan. 10 with guest Jim Gaffigan. The Daily Show‘s Aasif Mandvi sat down with Shillue last week. Upcoming guests include Late Night with Jimmy Fallon‘s head writer, A.D. Miles. Says Shillue: “There is nothing better than sitting around with friends, telling and listening to funny stories.” Or actually, listen to him explain it for himself, with a clip from Jim Gaffigan...

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Bridesmaids, Midnight in Paris score multiple Oscar nominations

Happy news for comedy fans this morning as the Academy Awards, 84th annual edition, bestowed nominations to some of your favorite comedians and funny films of 2011. And that’s not counting some of the more lighthearted fare receiving serious recognition, too (looking at you, The Artist, Jonah Hill in Moneyball, and per usual, the animated feature film selections). OK. So, first and foremost, in the supporting actress category, Melissa McCarthy earned a nomination for her scene-stealing work in Bridesmaids!¬†Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig’s screenplay made the cut, too. Midnight in Paris is one of the nine finalists for Best...

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