Day: July 5, 2012

Meet Me In New York: Michael Che

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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Jerry Seinfeld’s new webseries: Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

Jerry Seinfeld made a gabillion dollars by making a hugely successful TV sitcom called Seinfeld. When he returned to network television more than a decade later, Seinfeld and his comedy buddies were mocking married couples in The Marriage Ref. Now he’s launching a webseries with Crackle (with Crackle!?!) in which he’s removed the married couples, kept the comedy buddies and the “nothing” but also added at least two things: Seinfeld’s massive car collection, and a need for coffee. Are you ready for “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”? Here is the teaser trailer for the webseries, which lets you know...

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Mark Malkoff wants Bill Murray to come over for dinner

Bill Murray, aside from being famously funny, also famously doesn’t have a publicist or a manager, or really even an agent to handle his calls. Instead, Murray has a toll-free telephone number. Call him. Make him an offer. If he doesn’t refuse it, he’ll call you back. Maybe even work with you on your film, or whatever. Enter Mark Malkoff. Malkoff has made a name for himself by testing his own personal limitations as well as those of society, and capturing it on video. Exhibits A-Z: Previous Mark Malkoff video webseries. For his next trick, Malkoff has launched The Bill...

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