Day: October 6, 2015

Weird Al Yankovic insinuates Craig Ferguson is the P-word on “Celebrity Name Game”

How would you describe Craig Ferguson in a word? Comedian? Host? What about a word that starts with the letter P? Weird Al Yankovic had an idea for one, as he uses Ferguson as a clue in an upcoming episode of Celebrity Name Game, which will air on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. Roll the clip! Celebrity Name Game just began its second season hosted by Ferguson in syndication (check your local listings, but in most markets air it between the nightly news and primetime) on Sept. 21, pairing celebrities with contestants as they improvise clues to identify as many correct...

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Steve Rannazzisi talks publicly for first time about his 9/11 lie

Steve Rannazzisi spoke out for the first time in almost a month since the revelation that he’d been lying for 14 years about where he was Sept. 11, 2001. The comedian and star of FX’s The League apologized again this morning, this time on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM morning radio program. He hadn’t been on social media since issuing his first public apology on the subject on Sept. 16, 2015. Stern: “Do you think of yourself as a liar?” Rannazzisi: “No, I don’t.” Stern: “Do you think of yourself as psychologically disturbed? How do you view yourself after doing this...

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Watch the 2014 “Unemployable” pilot for Hannibal Buress that Comedy Central should have ordered

“I’m Hannibal Buress, and this is my job: Stand-up comedy. This is the only job I’ve ever had. Most people in America do real jobs for a living, though. And those jobs usually involve real skills. I don’t have any of those skills! But for the sake of television, I’m going to try out a bunch of different jobs to see if I’m actually Unemployable.” That’s how this 2014 pilot pitched Hannibal Buress to Comedy Central — Unemployable was the series, as you may recall, that Buress tried to wish-fulfill into being by Tweeting that the cable network already...

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