Day: March 16, 2015

SXSW 2015: Will Forte sings his “Gold Man” theme from The Groundlings that helped him land SNL

During Monday’s SXSW panel on “Creating the Shows That We Like,” Will Forte — co-creator and showrunner on the new FOX series he stars in, The Last Man on Earth — recounted an old, very NSFW bit he used to run with while a member of Los Angeles sketch group, The Groundlings. Forte called it his “Gold Man” song, and it didn’t take much cajoling from his Last Man on Earth co-creators, Chris Miller and Phil Lord, to convince him to sing it once more for the audience in Austin’s convention center. Afterward, John Ridley (on the panel to...

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Preview clips from the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber

“Why invite me if you don’t want it to get ugly?” That was Roastmaster Kevin Hart talking at the top of the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber, which taped Saturday night in Los Angeles and premieres March 30 on Comedy Central. Joining Hart in the #BieberRoast? Hannibal Buress, Chris D’Elia, Pete Davidson, Natasha Leggero, Ludacris, Shaquille O’Neal, Jeffrey Ross, Snoop Dogg, and Martha Stewart. Will Ferrell also made an unannounced appearance in his Anchorman character. Roll the clips! We’ll bring you more when we get ’em! Jeffrey roasts Joffrey Jeffrey Ross nailing Bieber to the cross as “The King Joffrey of Pop.”...

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Are these the Top 25 Wealthiest Living Comedians in 2015?

Forbes prints out a list each year of the 10 comedians who made the most money from touring, films, TV gigs and commercial endorsements. But who’s really raking in the dough? Graduate student Randy Olson followed the money to and then started crunching the numbers. Here’s what he figured as the top 25 “richest living comedians” today, as charted above. Jerry Seinfeld is an obvious chart-topper with his TV money and his continued touring. Bill Cosby still ranks highly, despite the ongoing scandal surrounding his offstage behavior and alleged crimes. Byron Allen! Making yourself the boss of a...

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Eugene Mirman’s Comedy Festival returns to Boston for third year in April 2015

The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival now is a recurring feature in both Brooklyn and Boston, with the fest now returning to the latter city for the third year this April. Highlights for the third Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival in Boston, April 17-19, 2015, include: Star Talk Live! hosted by Mirman with Bill Nye the Science Guy, and guests including Rachel Dratch, at the Shubert Theatre You’re The Expert, the new NPR show broadcast on Boston’s WBUR-FM, from the Brattle Theatre Wyatt Cenac’s “39th Surprise Birthday Party Comedy Show,” featuring Jessica Williams, Seaton Smith, Phoebe Robinson and Mirman, at the Shubert Ken...

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Watch Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart audition for each other’s iconic TV/movie roles

To promote their new movie, Get Hard, stars Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart made fun of the fact that they hadn’t worked together until now by revealing via Funny or Die video that’s because they’d always been auditioning for the same parts. So now you can see what Hart would have looked like in Anchorman, Talladega Nights or Elf, and Ferrell doing Hart’s stand-up or playing him as a Real Husband of Hollywood. Roll the...

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