Day: October 18, 2011

Exclusive: Dave Attell reveals details on his new Showtime series, “Dave’s Old Porn”

“This is my last hit,” says Dave Attell between cigarette puffs, in typical self deprecating fashion. “No, Dave, The Gong Show was your last hit,” I reply. This is Attell’s next potential hit, and it goes back to something near and dear to the stand-up comedian: Pornography. Specifically, old porn. Most specifically, Dave’s Old Porn, which debuts late Thursday night on Showtime following the second-season premiere of Gigolos, a reality series about male escorts. “It’s the Mystery Science Theater of porn,” Attell tells The Comic’s Comic as we walk through the streets of Greenwich Village. “Premiere episode is this...

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Guess who doesn’t want to air Colbert SuperPAC’s ad supporting the NBA owners during lockout

Stephen Colbert’s Super Political Action Committee produced a new TV ad this month supporting the NBA owners during the pro hoops lockout, which already has prompted the cancellation of the first two weeks of the 2011-2012 season. On last night’s Colbert Report, Colbert said they bought ad time on the Dallas ABC affiliate — home of Mark Cuban and the defending NBA champion Dallas Mavericks. Except the TV station, WFAA, Channel 8, refused to play the commercial. Why dat? Or is there another theory at play here? Roll the...

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Samantha Bee named Canadian Comedy Person of the Year at 2011 awards

The 2011 Canadian Comedy Awards were handed out last night in Toronto, with The Daily Show with Jon Stewart correspondent Samantha Bee named Canadian Comedy Person of the Year. Bee beat out fellow nominees Howie Mandel, Russell Peters, Roger Abbott and Ron James for the top prize. Other big winners this year were Steve Patterson, Debra DiGiovanni and Picnicface. Here is the full list of winners from 2011’s Canadian Comedy Awards: Best Stand-Up Male: Steve Patterson Best Stand-Up Female: Debra DiGiovanni Best Stand-Up Newcomer: Eric Andrews Best Comedic Play, Revue, or Series: Something Wicked Awesome This Way Comes (The Second City)...

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