Month: August 2015

Jimmy Kimmel Live coming home to Brooklyn once more, one week in October 2015

Jimmy Kimmel Live has this week and next off for summer vacation, but come October, Kimmel will be leaving Los Angeles for a working vacation — as he’s set to return to Brooklyn for a week in October 2015. BAM! As in Brooklyn Academy of Music, where ABC’s JKL set up shop at the end of October three years ago, coinciding accidentally with Superstorm Sandy’s arrival in the Tri-State area. Reported first by Bill Carter in THR and confirmed by Kimmel on Twitter, the news of Kimmel’s return to his native Brooklyn comes today as ABC takes its turn...

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An oral history of the making of The Aristocrats movie, 10 years later

“The Aristocrats!” the punchline to an old myth of a joke that few people knew or had even heard of, became an instant classic film 10 years ago this month when Paul Provenza and Penn Jillette convinced dozens of their famous funny friends to tell their own distinctly dirty and unique versions of the joke. Fellow comedy journalist Julie Seabaugh¬†takes us back down memory lane in a new oral history of The Aristocrats for Desert Companion (which only begs for an actual oral version for us to listen to, right?!?).¬†Seabaugh talked with Jillette and Provenza, cameraman Emery Emery, Gilbert...

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Here’s that “True Comedian” parody of “True Detective” you were expecting?

The second season of HBO’s True Detective miniseries anthology takes place in the pits of despair just south of downtown Los Angeles, and so, why wouldn’t there already be a parody centered on the comedy business? This is True Comedian. Written by Andy Kozol and Brian Moreno, featuring Kozel, Moreno, Roy Wood Jr., Lissy Smith, Sean Carrigan, Amir K, Robert Vertrees, John Chanes, Katherine Wallace. Roll...

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Episode #9: Ron Funches

Ron Funches knows he’s a giggly teddy bear, but how much do you know about Ron Funches? Since moving from Portland, Ore., to Los Angeles, Funches has found success as a writer, actor and stand-up comedian, with roles on Comedy Central’s Kroll Show, IFC’s Portlandia, and now as Shelly — one of the seemingly undateable regulars on the sitcom Undateable, which starts its third season in the fall of 2015 with a full slate of live primetime episodes on NBC. Funches recently shaved his beard to play a prostitute in a scene for Bruce Willis’s upcoming movie, Going Under....

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Russell Howard on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Russell Howard is one of them thar British blokes that done found himself in America now, and he’s here to tell us that the Brits don’t hoot and holler nor whoop like Americans do. What makes him whoop it up is a solid prank against his mum, who doesn’t seem to understand the rules of his games. Here he is, telling tales on Friday’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Roll the...

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