Day: July 7, 2015

Started from Rock Bottom now she’s here: Bridget Everett, Gynecological Wonder

You’ve never seen anyone onstage quite like Bridget Everett, and after this week, you’ll never seen anyone up close and personal as you have Everett. The cabaret queen closes out the third season of Inside Amy Schumer tonight with a musical number, performs her hit Off-Broadway show “Rock Bottom” four nights this week at Joe’s Pub in New York City, and debuts her first Comedy Central, Bridget Everett: Gynecological Wonder, filmed at Joe’s Pub. Even if you’re not in NYC and want to see her in all her glory outside of the boob tube, you’re in more luck: This...

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Harry Shearer reaches agreement with The Simpsons for 2015-2017

Two months after fans and crew of The Simpsons began imagining an animated world of Springfield without the voices of Harry Shearer, it’s all going to be just fine. Shearer, who has voiced Mr. Burns, Waylon Smithers, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Kent Brockman, Lenny Leonard, Dr. Hibbert and more since 1989 — and won his first Emmy Award for doing so last year — reached a new contract with the show and FOX. As subtly indicated by today’s press release: Following the announcement of The Simpsons’ renewal for an unprecedented 27th and 28th seasons, FOX is proud to confirm...

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TV Credits! The comedians who appear in Season 1 of The Jim Gaffigan Show on TV Land

Jim Gaffigan turns 49 today, but he has given the comedy scene a big fat birthday present, too, by casting so many comedians in the first season of his new TV Land series, The Jim Gaffigan Show, which premieres July 15. Just look! Of course I had to screengrab the closest moment I could find to one of my own appearances as an “extra.” See if you can find my arm in this shot with Gaffigan, Damien Lemon and Eddie Pepitone! And enjoy looking forward to seeing and hearing from all of these comedians playing themselves in episodes of...

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Aziz Ansari and Amy Schumer topline third annual Oddball Festival tour for Funny or Die

The third annual Funny Or Die Presents Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival 2015 will get a later start in late summer, but run through October and include Aziz Ansari and Amy Schumer as its top-billed stars on all of the dates. Joining Ansari and Schumer for this go-around, a cast of rotating performers who’ll include Anthony Jeselnik, Ashley Barnhill, Bridget Everett, Dave Attell, Jay Pharoah, Jeff Ross, Jim Norton, John Mulaney, Michael Che, Nick Kroll, Nick Thune, Nikki Glaser, Rachel Feinstein, Rory Scovel, Sebastian Maniscalco, Tim Minchin, T.J. Miller, and Todd Barry. The tour kicks off Aug. 28, 2015, in Kansas...

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Late-night comedy writer J.R. Havlan enters the 2015 WSOP World Series of Poker Main Event

J.R. Havlan won eight Emmy Awards writing for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and currently writes for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. His boss is on vacation for the week, and Havlan will try to earn some extra cash gambling in Las Vegas. As in millions of dollars in cash and a fancy bracelet at the Main Event of the 2015 World Series of Poker. His first day of action is today. Havlan even made some fun videos before making the trek to Vegas, in a webseries he has called “POKER STORY.” In the first episode, he explains...

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