Day: March 1, 2013

George Wallace on becoming a Centric Comedy Icon, staying in the stand-up game

Mr. George Wallace is an all-star comedian, and this weekend, he’ll be celebrated by his fellow comedians as a Comedy Icon during the Centric Comedy All-Stars special. Wallace told The Comic’s Comic it’s more of a lifetime achievement award. You can see what it actually is when host Bill Bellamy, co-host Anthony Anderson, Tony Rock, Sherri Shepherd, Earthquake, Gary Owen and more perform on the special, which premieres Saturday at 9 p.m. Eastern/Pacific on the Centric (a BET cable channel) during the Soul Train Awards weekend. “It used to be for people who were dead, but last year, Earth,...

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Marc Maron predicts the future in this 1988 clip from “Rascals Comedy Hour”

Warning. The year is 2013. You’re about to be transported back 25 years to 1988, when Marc Maron appeared on the TV program, Rascals Comedy Hour. You can tell it’s 1988 because he noted at one point in his set that it was two weeks following the 19th anniversary of Woodstock. Neither the 1994 nor the 1999 revivals, which you wouldn’t want to remember, anyhow, but the 1969 original. The language will not be safe for work. What about the hair and the wardrobe, though? More importantly, note what Maron said in 1988 about the future: “They’ll probably outlaw...

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Meet Me In New York: Ben Kronberg

What do they say about New York City: There are eight million stories, and sometimes it seems as though eight million of the people telling them think they’re comedians? No, that’s not it. It is a fact, though, that America’s biggest city is also its biggest comedy mecca. Hollywood may be Hollywood, but New York City is where comedians are born funny, become funny or arrive to thrust their funny upon us. I think we should meet some of these people. This is a recurring feature, a mini-profile of newcomers, up-and-comers and overcomers of New York’s vibrant comedy scene....

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Eugene Mirman on Conan

Eugene Mirman was on Conan last night, and he not only presented some of his many jokes he has written over the past few years, but also provided advice in response to questions written that very night from that very audience. Is this something you would like to see? If yes, please continue reading past this sentence and then click the play button in the box immediately below! En garde! No. Wait. That was from his first CD. This is his new CD and DVD, “An Evening of Comedy in a Fake Underground Laboratory.” Buy it for these jokes...

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