Day: November 15, 2012

From The Lovemaster to my three sons: Craig Shoemaker on developing a case of “Daditude”

For many years, Craig Shoemaker proved that pervy was funny. Or at least sounding pervy could be very funny. His vocal impersonations of “The Lovemaster” filled comedy clubs with laughter across America, and in 1997, he won the American Comedy Award for Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic. That was two wives and three sons ago. “Three boys now but two wives. Not a Mormon. There is an ex! Who is probably most of my act now. It’s a nightmare. I don’t want to talk about her, but a lot of comedy is born out of resentment,” Shoemaker told The Comic’s...

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The Eddie Murphy and Stevie Wonder duet you’ve been waiting 30 years to see again

Viacom can keep feting Eddie Murphy once a year if they really must. It’s all good by us. Last year, Comedy Central and the Viacom network of channels presented Eddie Murphy with an Icon Award. This month, it was Spike TV paying tribute to Murphy with an all-star collection of comedians — Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, Adam Sandler, Keenan Ivory Wayans, Tracy Morgan and Arsenio Hall among them — in a a special, Eddie Murphy: One Night Only, that premiered Wednesday night. The Roots played. Jeffrey Katzenberg made a speech. As did Tyler Perry. Brett Ratner made a fool...

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Comedy Headlines for 11/15/12

What’s happening in the comedy world now… Comedy Bang! Bang! is ending its 10-year-run as a live stand-up showcase in Los Angeles with a big bang of its own, as founder/producer Scott Aukerman wraps up his involvement with it as a live show with IFC’s “2012 Comedy Bang! Bang! Nativity Pageant.” It’ll be held Dec. 4 in Hollywood, benefiting the LA Regional Food Bank. The lineup includes Zach Galifianakis, Aziz Ansari, Patton Oswalt, David Cross, Bob Odenkirk, Brian Posehn, Kristen Schaal, Chris Hardwick, Thomas Lennon, Nick Kroll, Paul Scheer, Tim Heidecker, Doug Benson, Paul F. Tompkins, Anthony Jeselnik, Chelsea Peretti,...

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