Month: November 2011

In case you missed the wonderful PBS documentary on Woody Allen, watch it online

Robert Weide achieved unprecedented access to Woody Allen over the past couple of years, and with it, produced this fantastic documentary about the 75-year-old (he turns 76 on Dec. 1) comedian-filmmaker’s life. So much footage from rare interviews with him from decades ago that you probably never saw nor remembered, plus interviews with Woody, his sister Letty Aronson (who has produced his movies for the past couple of decades), past lovers Louise Lasser and Diane Keaton, and more. Mia Farrow doesn’t talk here, but she did grant access to all of the film clips from her life with Woody,...

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The evolution of Mick Foley: From “hardcore legend” wrestler to stand-up comedian

Mick Foley’s wrestling comeback hasn’t fared quite as well as he might have hoped in the past week, getting slammed to the mat — “Rock Bottomed” — by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson last Monday during WWE’s live “RAW” telecast. But just hours after Sunday night’s “Survivor Series” pay-per-view event at Madison Square Garden, Foley traveled a few blocks down Eighth Avenue to perform stand-up at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Foley’s stand-up comedy last night wasn’t done as a lark nor as a stunt. He was making good on a promise he had made to the UCB comedians to...

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[Sponsored Post] Domtar imagines a paperless version of “The Office”

Think the folks at Dunder-Mifflin have it tough enough in Scranton? What if more and more offices went paperless? That’s actually a thing. But instead of viewing clips from The Office, take a look at these “Really Really Short Films” for Domtar. Learn more at Paper Because. First they go crazy with rationing. Then they try selling paper on the black market. And finally, acceptance. They make do without paper. Domtar is a sponsor of The Comic’s...

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Owen Benjamin takes off on 30-day #funnyonthefly mission with Southwest Airlines

Many people will take flight today for business or pleasure, but only comedian Owen Benjamin is doing it for both, and will keep flying the friendly skies for the next 30 days. What’s the catch? It’s a promotion for Lenovo’s IdeaPad Tablet K1 and Southwest Airines. Two summers ago, Mark Malkoff lived aboard a commercial aircraft for 30 days and nights. Malkoff had set a Guinness World Record for most flight segments, visiting 38 cities during 135 flights covering 109,000 miles. Owen Benjamin (@owenben), who will be Tweeting his experience daily @funnyonthefly in addition to posting updates on YouTube and Flickr...

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