Day: January 6, 2016

Artie Lange on Showtime’s The Nasty Show and finding serenity in his kitchen-based podcast

When was the last time Artie Lange was too nasty for his own good? As he told me in December on my podcast, The Comic’s Comic Presents Last Things First: “It was at my friend’s house. My friend’s brother had married a black girl, and I didn’t realize it. And I was watching a Knick game I had a bet on, one of the Knicks missed a shot, and I said some stuff I probably shouldn’t have.” And now you no longer own the Clippers. “Hahaha. No. I wasn’t really racist. But it was more stuff that could be open...

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Meet Me In New York: Lane Moore

What do they say about New York City: There are eight million stories, and sometimes it seems as though eight million of the people telling them think they’re comedians? No, that’s not it. It is a fact, though, that America’s biggest city is also its biggest comedy mecca. Hollywood may be Hollywood, but New York City is where comedians are born funny, become funny or arrive to thrust their funny upon us. I think we should meet some of these people. This is a recurring feature, a mini-profile of newcomers, up-and-comers and overcomers of New York’s vibrant comedy scene....

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“Cassius and Clay” throws in towel before FXX debut

FX had announced last year that it was moving its successful animated comedy, Archer, to FXX in 2016 for its seventh season and pairing it with a new animated series, Cassius and Clay, co-created by Megan Ganz and Archer creator Adam Reed. But Archer‘s FXX premiere remains without a start date so far, and we learned Monday that Cassius and Clay wouldn’t air at all. Cassius and Clay was supposed to star Kaitlin Olson (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) and Lake Bell as the voices of Cassius and Clay, two bandits on the run in a dark future version...

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