A quick look at comedy and comedians making news in the past day:
— iTunes is giving away Denis Leary's audiobook for free, or at least 26 minutes of it. I'm sure it's almost as entertaining as listening to Kenny Powers. Almost.
— The New York Times pretends the world has Alzheimer's and does not remember that Bob Saget talks dirty when he's a stand-up comedian. Nice shot of the Comedy Cellar foyer, though.
— On the flip side of that, CNN just interviewed Brian Regan, famous for his clean jokes, and according to "Punchline Magazine, a comedy publication" producer of one of the top comedy DVDs in 2008. (Kudos to both Brian and Dylan)
— Boston's NBC affiliate, WHDH-TV (Ch. 7), has reconsidered its decision to air Jay Leno's new primetime show at 10 p.m. come September. I don't really buy WHDH's Sam Ansin's statement, however: "Jay is from Andover, where I went to school. I enjoy his humor. We hope the new show is a big success." Leno grew up in Andover but went to Andover High School, whereas Ansin attended Phillips Academy, the prep school. Something tells me there's still trouble brewing here.
— The folks who recently left Defamer have relaunched Movieline.com, and among their debut features, an interview with sketch comedian Paul Rust, who has roles in two big movies coming up this year.