Day: July 10, 2013

Cathy Ladman on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Cathy Ladman performed stand-up again on last night’s Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. For this time around, Ladman let us all in on why and how she went about becoming a mother well into her 40s, the sales tactics her daughter tries out on her, and the discount coupons she’s already receiving for her not-yet-scheduled death. Middle age, am I right? Roll the...

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Scott Aukerman talks about presiding over the second season of IFC’s Comedy Bang! Bang!

Scott Aukerman doesn’t host Comedy Bang! Bang! on IFC, so much as he presides over a circus of characters and interviews that aren’t interviews, to the point where any viewers who thought they’d tuned into a proverbial late-night talk show come to realize that they’ll enjoy it once they embrace the absurdity of it all. The show returns for its second season on Friday. As does Aukerman’s right-hand, two-handed musical genius of a sidekick in Reggie Watts. And a guest list that includes Jessica Alba, Aziz Ansari, David Cross, Zach Galifianakis, Bill Hader, Pee-wee Herman, Rashida Jones, Anna Kendrick,...

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Win a pass to the 2013 Just For Laughs Comedy Conference in Montreal!

Festival Juste Pour Rire — the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival — begins anew today and runs through the end of the month, with much of the show business world’s attention focused on that final week. And you’re invited! Yes, comedy fans. It’s giveaway time. GIVEAWAY TIME! The Comic’s Comic has a couple of passes to give away for you to attend the JFL Comedy Conference, aka ComedyPro, and partake, hobnob, network socially in real life with the titans of the comedy industry in Montreal from July 25-27, 2013. Each pass has a value of $149 CDN, which, well,...

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Comedy Central to roast James Franco in 2013 on Labor Day

Just when you thought you’d heard the latest weird entertainment headline involving James Franco this summer, Franco himself announced another news-making decision last night — via non-looping, lazy Instagram selfie video. He’s going to be the subject, toast and victim of this year’s Comedy Central Roast! “Hey, y’all, what’s up? I’m going to get roasted on Comedy Central. Be sure you check it out. They wanted me to tell you that. Alright. Haha.” — James Franco, via his Instagram account @JamesFrancoTV More details forthcoming… …or we’re all just being pranked. Either way, another day in James Franco’s world, and we’re...

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Movie review and analysis: Kevin Hart, “Let Me Explain”

There’s more than a little bit of myth-building going on right from the start of Kevin Hart’s newest stand-up comedy concert film. But when you open with $17.4 million at the box office over the extended Fourth of July holiday weekend, who will argue when what’s mythic suddenly appears to be very, very real. There is no need to explain what Hart does in setting up Let Me Explain, or for bankrolling the movie. That said, Hart feels the need to fill time for several minutes before getting to the punchlines. In 2011’s Laugh At My Pain, we’re treated to the...

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