Day: February 24, 2015

An Open Letter to the Academy Awards, from Tig Notaro, asking to host the 2016 Oscars

This letter originally appeared on TigNation.com, who asked that it go viral. We’re more than happy at The Comic’s Comic to oblige. An open letter to the people looking for a new Oscar host, Now, let me start by saying that I don’t have a problem with Neil Patrick Harris. This letter is STRICTLY an attempt to procure work for myself and if that means bumping this dude out of the way next year, then so be it. And so without further ado- Here are the top 11 reasons why I am the obvious choice to host the 2016...

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Cleveland Browns helmet logo “change” plays right into comedian’s joke

When the Cleveland Browns announced the NFL team would be changing its long-standing logo, fans anxiously awaited to see how the new football helmet would look. Few people as anxious or eager as stand-up comedian Dan Wilbur, who has been mocking the Browns onstage repeatedly for their very lack of a logo. As depicted above, he jokes: “The way I can tell the Cleveland Browns gave up awhile ago is that their logo is just a football helmet. Most other logos in the NFL are fearsome animals. But the Browns logo is basically saying: ‘Safety first!'” And it’s not...

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Going Hollywood: Meet Dan Cummins

People were going Hollywood long before Bing Crosby starred in the 1933 film musical Going Hollywood. Certainly, though, countless unknowns have packed their bags and moved to Los Angeles in the years and decades since then, hoping for show business to discover them and make them a star! New York City may be the city everyone goes to make it there before making it everywhere, but Hollywood remains the place where stars are born and made. It’s Show Business, USA. This is a recurring feature, a complementary West Coast version of Meet Me In New York, The Comic’s Comic’s...

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TBS orders family road trip series from Jason Jones and Samantha Bee

Good news, complicated news today for fans of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. Good news: TBS has ordered 10 episodes of a still-untitled sitcom starring Jason Jones as a father leading his wife and two kids on a family vacation that hits road bump after road bump. Jones co-wrote the pilot and executive produces with his wife, Samantha Bee, as the series is based on their own family road trips. Complicated news: What does this mean for Jones and Bee — star correspondents on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart who filled in for Stewart once when he was...

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It’s official! Netflix to release new Pee-wee Herman movie, “Pee-wee’s Big Holiday”

The worst secret is no longer secret, no longer just a rumor. Netflix announced today that it’ll be the exclusive home to the first Pee-wee Herman movie in three decades, as Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, a new film by Paul Reubens and Paul Rust, produced by Judd Apatow, and directed by John Lee, starts production this March. We’ve known the film was in the works for years, but only now do we know officially it’ll actually be happening, and be happening on Netflix. Here’s info straight from the press release: Judd Apatow (Anchorman, Bridesmaids) and Reubens, who worked together to...

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