Day: May 4, 2012

Watch several preview clips from The Comedy Awards 2012

The Comedy Awards 2012 — second annual edition of the revived ceremonies for the comedy industry to honor working comedians and comedic actors — returns to Comedy Central on Sunday, May 6. Since the awards ceremony was taped last weekend in New York City, we already know the winners for The Comedy Awards 2012, and can relive some of these moments online before you see them on TV. But know that you still can vote in a few Viewers Choice categories today until Sunday’s broadcast, including Funniest Person on Twitter, Best Comedy Podcast, Best Comedy App, and Best Remix/Supercut/Mashup...

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Tenacious D re-emerges with “Rize of the Fenix”

We haven’t heard much from Jack Black and Kyle Gass as the over-the-top musical duo Tenacious D since their first full-length feature film, Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny, failed to win over moviegoers or critics in 2006. But it’s 2012 now, and the boys have a good sense of humor about the whole thing, as evidenced in their first single and music video from their new album, Rize of the Fenix. The first verse of the title track even shows how self-deprecating they are about this “comeback.” Roll the clip! The album comes out later in May....

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Dave Waite’s network TV debut on Fallon, and his CD, “Kaboom”

I’ve been a fan of Dave Waite’s onstage persona and joke tags since I first saw him several years ago as a Cincinnati stand-up comedian competing in the Boston Comedy Festival contest. Waite now lives in New York City. Last week, he destroyed at a showcase for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. So. No surprise. Last night, Waite made his network TV debut on the program. Let’s roll the clip! Waite toned down his persona just a little bit for his TV appearance.┬áIf you liked what you saw and heard above, though, then you should check out his 2011...

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