Month: September 2012

More people 34 and younger watching The Daily Show than actual cable news for political convention coverage

Every four years, the presidential campaigns take hold of our TV lives at the end of the summer with the major party political conventions. The Democrats and Republicans still secure at least an hour of live primetime coverage each night on the big three broadcast networks, as well as additional hours from the cable news networks. Since the RNC and DNC are pretty much a propaganda farce at this point, it’s no wonder that comedians have converged upon them to seize upon the satire of it all. See: Comedians at the conventions. Would it surprise you, though, to learn...

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Todd Barry gets “Super Crazy” on Conan

Todd Barry eats out a lot. How much is a lot? Allow Barry to explain what he has seen and learned about eating his meals out in the public realm, as well as what he’d do when and if his phone fell into a toilet. It’s all in his performance Tuesday night on Conan. Roll the clip! For more of the same, check out Todd Barry’s CD, “Super Crazy,” which came out earlier this summer. You can buy it now via...

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Watch the first episode of “Brody Stevens: Enjoy it!” from HBO Go

Maybe you don’t subscribe to HBO, and maybe if you do, then you don’t have the hook up to HBO Go because you don’t have the iPad 3000. If any of those cases is your case, then you probably haven’t had the chance to take a peek inside the world of comedian Steven Brody Stevens, who stars in the HBO Digitals series, Brody Stevens: Enjoy It! Brody’s friend, Zach Galifianakis, also appears in the six-episode series and serves as executive producer. Here is the full first 15-minute episode, which introduces the audience to Brody, and provides insight on him...

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Check out the lineup for 2012 Night of Too Many Stars comedy benefit

Comedy Central is bringing back its “Night of Too Many Stars” benefit fund-raiser show for 2012, with Jon Stewart returning as host. The performance lineup so far includes Hannibal Buress, Bill Burr, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Amy Poehler and Seth Rogen — plus Bill O’Reilly from FOX News and Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello. It’ll tape Oct. 13, 2012, at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. When the special airs on Oct. 21, 2012, Comedy Central also will have live phone banks, with Fred Armisen, Andy Cohen, Jack McBrayer, Bob Saget, Jerry Seinfeld and Jason Sudeikis among...

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President Obama’s call to Harold & Kumar

Here is your obligatory topical video of the day, featuring President Barack Obama, making a phone call to help get out the vote for his re-election campaign this fall. On the other end of the phone? Harold & Kumar!? The movie trilogy stoners, played by actors John Cho and Kal Penn, answer the call, then laugh at the TV while feeding their munchies. Penn, of course, worked briefly in the White House for the Obama administration. He’ll be holding down some of the online coverage this week of the Democratic National Convention. So it all ties together. Or does...

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