Day: October 26, 2012

Before he can go “Legit,” Jim Jefferies performs “Fully Functional” stand-up on EPIX

The last time I hung out with Jim Jefferies, we were not only in another country, but also in Doug Stanhope’s hotel room, before eventually taking the party to the hotel’s outdoor terrace as the sun rose over the French-Canadian skyline of Montreal. Jefferies was in full-blown “Alcoholocaust” mode then. And not just because that was his one-man show that summer at Montreal’s Just For Laughs. That was two summers and one stand-up special ago. Jefferies since has sobered up. Well, mostly sobered. Call him “Fully Functional” — that’s the title of his new stand-up special that debuts tonight...

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Craig Ferguson and Eddie Izzard impersonate each other, swap TV roles

Craig Fergus0n enjoys surprising viewers in the cold open of his Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and Thursday night’s episode on CBS was no exception, as Ferguson ceded the stage to Eddie Izzard — playing the role of Ferguson! Izzard tried to Glasgow up his accent and launch into Ferguson’s monologue. Eventually Craigy Ferg emerged, only to pretend to be Izzard. Watch as Izzard is amused at how Ferguson prances about the stage. ‘Twas all in good, clean fun. Just an attempt to remind you that Izzard plays Grandpa Munster in the failed (?) reboot of The Munsters...

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Comedy Headlines for 10/26/12

What’s happening in the comedy world now… Adam Sandler is moving his moving-pictures business from Sony to Paramount — at least for his next trick, a comedy western flick, due in cinemas in 2014. Adam Carolla is joining FOX News as a contributor to Bill O’Reilly’s top-ranked cable shout-show, The O’Reilly Factor. With The Office ending, every cast member on that long-running series is looking for their next deal. The latest deal is for Brian Baumgartner (Kevin), who with Greg Daniels has a new deal at ABC, for an untitled half-hour written by Harris Wittels about an airline executive....

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Conan, spray-tanned orange with cornrows, for your benefit

Conan O’Brien vowed to host an episode of his late-night TBS talker, Conan, in an orange spray-tan and his hair in cornrows — if you would donate money to Night of Too Many Stars to benefit families with autistic children. Well, you gave, and so Conan gave back. Above is a photo of Conan from Thursday night’s show. And here is the behind-the-scenes footage of Conan going to get his hair did done weaved, and his skin oranged up. Roll the clip! You still can donate to Night of Too Many Stars. Just follow the link in the previous...

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