Day: April 10, 2012

TBS, Just For Laughs team up for fourth annual comedy festival in Chicago

The Windy City is becoming more and more a traditional annual stop into America for Just For Laughs, as the biggest comedy festival organization has teamed up for a fourth straight June with TBS on Just For Laughs Chicago. They announced the initial slate of headlining shows for June 12-17, 2012, which includes Aziz Ansari, Kevin Smith and a comedy showcase hosted by Chicago native Vince Vaughn over three nights at the majestic Chicago Theatre. TBS has used its past Chicago ventures with JFL to broadcast multiple TV specials. Past years have seen Ellen DeGeneres, Cedric the Entertainer and...

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Meet Me In New York: Jared Logan

What do they say about New York City: There are eight million stories, and sometimes it seems as though eight million of the people telling them think they’re comedians? No, that’s not it. It is a fact, though, that America’s biggest city is also its biggest comedy mecca. Hollywood may be Hollywood, but New York City is where comedians are born funny, become funny or arrive to thrust their funny upon us. I think we should meet some of these people. This is a recurring feature, a mini-profile of newcomers, up-and-comers and overcomers of New York’s vibrant comedy scene....

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Tim Minchin’s “Three-Minute Song” for Conan

Oh, Tim Minchin. Cheeky lad, he. Even when Minchin decides to scale back his musicianship to perform a TV-friendly, three-minute song for Conan, he manages to sneak some jokes through the network censorship system and appeal to the cheeky lad in all of us. Wait. There’s a cheeky lad in us? Roll the clip. Minchin also sat down for panel time with Conan O’Brien, and here he describes the time he couldn’t rent a piano for ONE MILLION...

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