Day: May 2, 2014

Interview: First impressions with Noël Wells, from UT to UCB to SNL

Noël Wells made an immediate first impression in her Saturday Night Live debut in September. Standing out from the pack of new cast members — all of whom were teasingly introduced by host Tina Fey in the season-premiere’s monologue — Wells stepped forward in the very next moment, a digital short spoofing HBO’s Girls, with Wells inhabiting the millennial malaise of Lena Dunham’s Hannah. Wells spoke to The Comic’s Comic this week following a homecoming that also served as a coming-out party for Wells as a stand-up comedian at the Moontower Comedy Festival in Austin. Wells, 27, graduated from...

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Katt Williams revisits his “retirement,” freestyle raps, donates to Arsenio Hall’s bid to buy the L.A. Clippers

If you want to know what’s really going on with Katt Williams, don’t try believing whatever the tabloid magazines or gossip sites mislead you into thinking, especially when you can go straight to the source. Thank goodness for Arsenio Hall. Having Arsenio back on late-night TV provides a place where a Katt Williams can go to fill us in on his side of the story. Retirement? Comeback? On Hall’s show Thursday night, Williams offered some fresh perspective and context. Word! “To come back, it means you went somewhere. And you either went somewhere because your fanbase said, ‘Have a...

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Phil Hanley on The Pete Holmes Show

Now you might be asking yourself: If Phil Hanley is a stand-up comedian, then why is a woman standing next to him, as they’re both holding scripts of some sort? Good question! On Hanley’s appearance on Thursday night’s episode of The Pete Holmes Show, he asked a woman from the audience to join him onstage to re-enact a scene from his last relationship. Very informative. Roll the clip! Hanley also joined Pete Holmes afterward for some quick banter. Look out for the...

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