Month: January 2013

Movie trailer: “Women Aren’t Funny”

Bonnie McFarlane and Rich Vos are wife and husband, both of them stand-up comedians. In their new documentary directed by McFarlane and shot by Vos, Women Aren’t Funny, they interview¬†comedians, club owners, talent bookers and writers about the topic that never seems to let up against women in comedy. Here’s a sneak peak, with quotes from the late Patrice O’Neal, Artie Lange, Judy Gold, Colin Quinn, Chelsea Peretti, Wanda Sykes, Dane Cook, Andy Kindler and more. Roll the clip! If you’re in or near NYC, you can see the whole film on Feb. 9, 2013, at the Athena Film...

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Freestyle Love Supreme joins ESPN’s SportsNation for Super Bowl week in New Orleans

Hip-hop improv comedy group Freestyle Love Supreme flew down from New York City to New Orleans this week to celebrate Super Bowl Week with ESPN’s SportsNation. Each weekday, the fellas have been dropping new improvised rhymes for the athletes on the show. On live TV. As Chris Sullivan, aka Shockwave, tells The Comic’s Comic: “Performing on SportsNation is a high-wire act. In the morning we get the name of a celeb sports figure that they’re having on the show. It changes 2 or 3 times, we put a song together with no rehearsal and we perform it on live...

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Liz Meriwether on the Nick-Jess relationship from “New Girl,” before and after “the kiss”

Did you watch Tuesday’s episode of New Girl on FOX yet? Well, you should have. It’s Thursday. What is wrong with you? You’re on the Internet clicking on and reading something about New Girl. Hold your spoiler alerts and get with the program. Nick (Jake Johnson) and Jess (Zooey Deschanel) became a little bit more than roommates in this week’s episode. Roll the clip! But what does it mean??? New Girl creator Liz Meriwether told The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday that they’ve already shot four more episodes past the scene that aired this week, and the Nick-Jess relationship has...

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Anjelah Johnson revisits Bon Qui Qui for Alexander Wang video campaign

Anjelah Johnson’s Bon Qui Qui character has resurfaced! Alexander Wang’s “Spring 2013 T” promotional video features Johnson as her retail worker who puts her own spin on customer service, Bon Qui Qui, in her first and probably last day as an employee in Alexander Wang’s NYC flagship store.¬†Alessandra Ambrosio, A$AP Rocky, Shannan Click, Simon Doonan & Natasha Lyonne are her victims, er, I mean customers and co-workers. Gavin McInnes directed this short. Roll it. The “Bon Qui Qui” sketch Anjelah Johnson starred in for MADtv has racked up more than 61 million views on YouTube as of today. She...

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Comedy Headlines for 1/31/13

What’s happening in the comedy world now… Tonight is the series finale of 30 Rock on NBC. The show’s Tom Ceraulo writes about wrapping production with behind-the-scenes insight and photos. On Buzzfeed? On Buzzfeed! I know. At CBS, meanwhile, the network ordered a ninth and final episode of How I Met Your Mother to begin this fall and end next spring. Nine seasons for a dad to tell his kids how he met their mother. That’s not a hack joke anymore. That’s just stating a fact. FX is bringing back BrandX with Russell Brand as a one-hour, live talk...

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