Month: June 2013

Roy Wood Jr. on Conan

Roy Wood Jr. is a grown man from Birmingham, so the idea that he still has to watch what color shirt he wears in Los Angeles seems foreign to him now in 2013. As does the concept of marriage lasting forever. Forever ever? That means a lot more now than it did way back then. Even without the reality of zombies. As Wood explained on Monday night’s episode of Conan. Roll the...

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“Men Vs. Food” Travel Channel pilot finds Robert Kelly, Sherrod Small eating their way across Miami

You’ve seen Adam Richman tackle food challenges on Man Vs. Food, then seen him enlist fans who are gluttons for punishment on Man Vs. Food Nation. Men Vs. Food, a new pilot airing on the Travel Channel tonight (9:30 p.m. Eastern), chooses comedy over gluttony. Starting with two stand-up comedians as hosts: Robert Kelly and Sherrod Small. The pilot, “Miami Mayhem,”┬átravels with Kelly and Small to the beach, where the duo challenges each other to a series of meals at six restaurants within the half-hour episode. The Travel Channel recently debuted Burger Land, another new series that airs tonight...

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Watch a preview episode of “Drunk History” on Comedy Central

The half-hour edition of Funny or Die’s Drunk History premieres on Comedy Central on July 9, but you can watch the preview online now. In this episode, we’re treated to stories about Woodward, Bernstein and Watergate; the brothers Edwin and John Wilkes Booth; and Elvis meeting Nixon in the White House. All of these stories told by drunk comedians and then re-enacted by other comedic actors. Featuring┬áJack Black, Dave Grohl, Bob Odenkirk, Adam Scott, Will Forte, Nathan Fielder and more. Hosted by creator Derek Waters. Enjoy! Roll the sneak peek at Drunk History at this...

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Matt Goldich’s debut on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Matt Goldich has written jokes behind the scenes of some of your favorite late-night TV programs, and last night, Goldich made his stand-up comedy debut in front of the camera with a performance on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. In this set, we learn that Goldich’s wife has problems in bed, that Goldich himself has problems out of bed, and that there’s only two cars in the world with a very specific kind of engine. Want to learn more? Roll the...

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Del Close describes the birth of the Harold improv structure in this 1986 cable access video

We’re one week away from the 15th annual Del Close Marathon, the weekend celebration of Del Close and improvisational comedy thrown by the Upright Citizens Brigade that welcomes hundreds of groups from around the world to New York City. 2013’s #DCM15 will put on 420 shows on seven stages over 56 straight hours. But go back to Chicago. Go back 27 years to 1986. There you’ll find this cable access video profile of Close and “the Harold” form of improv, which he describes and then was leading young comedians in at a place called CrossCurrents Cabaret. This finds Close...

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