Day: March 28, 2013

Gary Gulman on Late Show with David Letterman; buy his CD “No Can Defend”

Gary Gulman helped us take another look at the Rocky film franchise as well as Greece and the Greek legacy, thanks to his performance last night on Late Show with David Letterman. Roll the clip! But this is too little of a look and look back with Gary Gulman. Much better, I suggest, to experience Gulman’s comedy in larger doses. Such as his 2012 CD, “No Can Defend.” Much of this material also appears onscreen in a Comedy Central special, “In This Economy.” Hopefully we’ll get to see this again either on TV or in DVD form soon...

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Jim Carrey’s “Cold Dead Hand” video got everyone’s attention

Speaking of the Peabody Awards… Jim Carrey’s music video this week for Funny or Die, “Cold Dead Hand,” takes a satirical look at the NRA through the late Charlton Heston and how the gun-rights lobby could be so out of touch with reality. It has more than 1.77 million views in its first four days, and coverage from all sorts of TV and print media, thanks in part to the reactions from the NRA. “What are you afraid of?” Carrey asked. “It’s just a funny little song!” Roll the clip! Carrey continues to carry the message online this week...

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72nd Peabody Awards honor Lorne Michaels, Louis C.K., D.L. Hughley, Lena Dunham

The 72nd annual Peabody Awards recognized several comedies from 2012 and cited Lorne Michaels for his career accomplishments in comedy. From the University of Georgia and handed out since 1941, the George Foster Peabody Awards recognize distinguished achievement and meritorious service by broadcasters, cable and Webcasters, producing organizations, and individuals. There is no set number of awards each year. Here are the official citations for 2013. Click here for the full list, plus a video announcement if you want to watch someone read them! D.L. Hughley: The Endangered List (Comedy Central) Comedy Central, Five Timz Productions In this provocative...

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FX announces new comedy FXX channel; Upgrades “Totally Biased” to weeknights

Look out, Comedy Central and IFC. Watch it, Leno, Letterman, Kimmel and Conan. FX officially is slicing right up the middle with its announcement today of an all-new comedy network/channel on cable, branded FXX — complete with a slew of renewals for its existing comedy series and an upgrade of late-night talker Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell to weeknights come September. On┬áSept. 2, 2013, FX Networks will launch FXX in upward of 74 million homes (how? hold on a paragraph or two and I’ll explain) with programming that’s built around comedies (although the network’s release says not an...

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