Day: April 28, 2009

Watch Eric Price on Last Call with Carson Daly

When I went to grab the video of Kevin Hart's interview the other day, I stumbled across this find from another recent episode of Last Call with Carson Daly. Several curious thoughts while watching this: 1) Carson Daly did an entire "series" on up-and-coming young comedians, and we missed it? 2) How can you introduce a piece about Eric Price and not mention he is on MADtv? 3) On top of that, how can Daly say this is his television debut? 4) Why would you film a stand-up show in what appears to be a hole in a wall? 5) Why would Price be recording this set, if it's already being recorded…for television? 6) Is that the best the folks could do with that tease on the video: "Watch comedian Eric Price do some standup!"? 7) At the end of his set, does Price really perform all of the voices on Family...

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In other news…

While I decide which came first — spring fever or swine flu — here is a roundup of comedy-related news and nuggets from the trades and various publications. — Nancy Franklin at The New Yorker loves Amy Poehler, but no so much her new sitcom. — Broadcasting & Cable learns that NBC has made Jay Leno its main marketing mission for 2009. — MTV has given a series order to Popzilla, what it calls "a rapid-fire half hour animated sketch show that relentlessly skewers the excesses of pop culture" from Dave Thomas. — NBC is calling Liz Lemon "Tina" in promos for 30 Rock?! (via Videogum) — Variety reported on a new comedy management firm, Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment, which will have to compete with giants such as the newly merged WMA-Endeavor. — ABC announced multiple series pickups for 2009-2010, and none of them were sitcoms. Bad news for the current crop, but good news for pilots? Perhaps. The Hollywood Reporter notes that ABC is still thinking about reviving Scrubs,...

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