Day: December 20, 2012

Sing in the holidays with “Carol of the Comedians”

New York City-based comedy rock band Fortress of Attitude is halfway through a “12 Christmas Songs in 12 Days of Christmas” project called “Bigger Than Santa.” They may have found their winner with “Carol of the Comedians,” with traditional Christmas tune having its lyrics adapted entirely to names of famous comedians. Among those paid tribute by the band in song: Dana Carvey, Dave Chappelle, Margaret Cho, Cheech and Chong, Louis CK, Andrew Dice Clay, Bill Cosby, Jeff Foxworthy, Jim Gaffigan, Eddie Griffin, Andy Kaufman, Alan King, Sam Kinison, Martin Lawrence, Norm Macdonald, Howie Mandel, Marc Maron, Steve Martin, Eddie...

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On Conan, Kyle Kinane conjures up spirits and gangland nature hikes

Kyle Kinane just put out his first hourlong Comedy Central special, Whiskey Icarus. Kinane is one of my favorites. Why don’t you make him one of yours, too? To help celebrate (or promote the new disc), Kinane appeared last night on Conan, where he talked about finding love through “Thousand Island” Iced Teas, Mimosas and Bloody Marys, and how only gangs in Los Angeles might take a nature hike. Roll the clip! Buy the CD! Kyle Kinane: Whiskey...

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Comedy Headlines for 12/20/12

What’s happening in the comedy world now… Paramount has announced a release date for Anchorman 2, and it’s exactly a year away: Dec. 20, 2013. Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner are all back aboard for the sequel, Adam McKay once again directing. Judd Apatow’s company is producing. USA has renewed Psych for an eighth season, just two months before the seventh season is set to premiere in February 2013. Stars James Roday and Dule Hill will remain along for the ride as the series hits 100 episodes. Nick At Nite, meanwhile, has renewed...

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Red Band movie trailers for “The Heat” and “A Haunted House”

Two new “Red Band” movie trailers to share with you, so-called because they remove restrictions on language and otherwise NSFW content for “MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY.” So. Check your IDs at the door. In The Heat, directed by Paul Feig, Sandra Bullock finds herself in a buddy cop caper with Melissa McCarthy. Except they’re not both cops — Bullock is an FBI agent, while McCarthy is a police officer. Commence the rough start to their beautiful relationship as they battle to bring justice to the same case. Due in theaters April 5, 2013. It’s written by Katie Dippold. Marlon Wayans...

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Nick Turner performs stand-up while his car is running with keys locked inside

Why does Nick Turner look anguished during this stand-up performance? Because on this night in question — Nov. 5, 2012 — Turner had locked his keys in the car, with the engine still running, just before entering the Brooklyn club for his set at Wyatt Cenac’s “Night Train” showcase. Cenac let’s the crowd know what is up during the introduction. Now what? What would you do? Here is what Turner did. He talked about it. Roll the clip! As Turner explained in the YouTube description for this video, “I had just locked my keys in my running car 5...

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