Day: September 21, 2012

20th anniversary reunion of “The Ben Stiller Show” coming to 2012 New York Comedy Festival

The New York Comedy Festival announced a 20th anniversary all-star reunion of the cast of The Ben Stiller Show, with Ben Stiller, Judd Apatow, Bob Odenkirk, Janeane Garofalo, Andy Dick, Jeff Kahn and Rob Cohen convening at The Paley Center for Media on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. Stiller’s short-lived sketch series on FOX ran for only 12 episodes in 1992, but all of the participants went on to become bigger and better comedy stars. Festival organizers also announced today that they’d scheduled a sit-down with Denis Leary and Kate Snow to to talk about his new children’s picture book based...

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Apologizing for a joke: Gilbert Gottfried repents for his Japan tsunami Tweet

Gilbert Gottfried has enjoyed a long career in comedy by telling dirty jokes and offending people. Last year, however, Gottfried apologized for a joke he wrote on Twitter that made light of the tsunami that devastated Japan. It was his first apology over a joke. He explained his thought process to 92YTribeca’s Rabbi-In-Residence Dan Ain earlier this year. Which the folks at the 92nd Street Y uploaded online this week to honor the grand Jewish tradition of repenting and apologizing during the high holidays from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur. So, with that in mind, roll the...

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SNL’s latest “Fox & Friends” spoof vs. “Fox & Friends” latest goof, Obama meets Pirate edition

The kids over at Saturday Night Live have a running gag sketch about the FOX News morning program, Fox & Friends, and its propensity for making up the news, lying about it, then being forced to make corrections for its goofs later in the day. In SNL’s parallel parody universe, these corrections show up in a quickly-moving scroll onscreen. You’ll have to pause your TV or streaming online video to catch all of the one-liner throwaway jokes added to each sketch. Here are the corrections from the Sept. 20, 2012, SNL Weekend Update Thursday “Fox and Friends” sketch! That’s...

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Tig Notaro’s very special interview with Conan; “Live” Largo CD available online

Pneumonia. C. diff. Death. Break-ups. Breast cancer. Let’s joke about it. How about not? Let’s type about it, and step aside so Tig Notaro herself can joke about the paths her life has taken over the past several months, as she sat down to recount her personal travails last night on Conan. No spoilers. We shut up so you can listen up. Roll the clip! The show Notaro referenced — performed at Largo in August — will be available for $5 via Louis CK’s website. It’s called “Tig Notaro: Live.” Am I pronouncing that right? Are you? And this...

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