Day: August 9, 2012

Mondays, lasagna, more: Garfield gets the Def Comedy Jam treatment

From the comedy minds at UCB Comedy comes this daily double throwback premise… What if comic-strip cat Garfield was the topic for an entire episode of Comedy Def Jam? This is what might have looked like. Roll the clip! Written by Achilles Stamatelaky Directed by Ryan Hunter Starring Shaun Diston Justin Brown Carl Foreman, Jr. Nicole Byer Alison Rich Jon Marballi and Grizz...

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Everything you need to know about W. Kamau Bell, in his own words; those of his “Totally Biased” writers

The first of six episodes of FX’s newest talk show, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, premieres tonight. Some of the promotional clips have executive producer Chris Rock and others asking, “Who is W. Kamau Bell?” To answer that question, The Comic’s Comic asked those people who know Bell’s comedic sensibility the best: Bell himself and the friends and comedic colleagues he hand-picked to write for his show. Please note: These are comedians. Some of their answers may be truly sincere, while at the same time going for the joke within said sincerity. I want to know from each...

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Chris Rock, Jon Stewart lament how technology has changed the game for stand-up

Chris Rock appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart last night, ostensibly to promote his new movie, 2 Days in New York, as well as sneak in a mention of the new FX talk show he’s executive producing, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. In between all of that, however, Rock and Stewart found a few minutes (starting at the five-minute mark of this clip) to discuss how technology — namely YouTube — has made it increasingly difficult for stand-up comedians such as Rock to develop and hone new material. Well, it’s not YouTube so much as the...

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