Month: January 2012

Comedians: Please fill out this survey to help The Actors Fund help you

You may not know about it or need it now, but The Actors Fund could help you out in the long run. When Comedy Central established The Comedy Awards last year, the network also created The American Comedy Fund specifically to help members of the comedy community (related reading: See the letter entertainment fund chiefs wrote about the importance of giving money to the fund). It’s administered by The Actors Fund and The Motion Picture & Television Fund, in partnership with the Entertainment Industry Foundation. A year later, The Actors Fund is asking comedians to take part in an...

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Chris Gethard takes off shirt, takes on all other authors to promote his book

Authors will go to many lengths to promote books, particularly their first one. They’ll do any and all interviews. They’ll go on tour to the smallest towns and oddest retail locations. And if you’re comedian Chris Gethard, you’ll take off your shirt and take on all other authors in a series of videos. Which is what Gethard began doing on Monday, asking viewers to suggest competitors for him to call out via Twitter and the hashtag #GethardKingofAuthors. Is this “A Bad Idea I’m About to Do”? Well, that is the title of Gethard’s book. Not to worry. His targets...

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Year in Review: Top 10 Posts of 2011

Before we jump into the comedy news of 2012, let’s take one more look back at what you clicked on most here at The Comic’s Comic in 2011. A few of the more popular posts on the site actually dated back to 2010 or even 2009, thanks to people loving clips of Louis CK on Leno, or wanting to see Earthquake and Paul Mooney have at each other. Oh, memories. Here are the posts you checked out most last year… 10. Chuck Lorre’s vanity card reply to Charlie Sheen. Ah, yes. Charlie Sheen. Winning. All of that nonsense with...

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