Day: February 10, 2016

R.I.P. Dave Anderson (1961-2016)

Long before Portlandia was jokingly keeping the dream of the 1990s alive in Portland, Dave Anderson was keeping the Rose City weirdly comfortable for dreamers of all stripes. A quick-witted amiable voice for a generation who woke up watching him on TV, drove home from work listening to him on the radio and laughed at his stand-up comedy shows in clubs from Portland through the Pacific Northwest. Anderson — the co-host of KATU’s “AM Northwest” morning show on ABC, co-host of the “Mark and Dave” radio show afternoons on KPAM 860 AM, and Portland’s preeminent stand-up comedian — died Sunday from pancreatic...

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Larry Wilmore stars in “The People v. Bill Cosby” sketch for The Nightly Show

Larry Wilmore hasn’t shied away from telling his Comedy Central viewers exactly what he thinks of Bill Cosby. And on Tuesday night’s episode of The Nightly Show, Wilmore doubled down and then some. First he noted that Super Bowl 50 reminded him “that’s the number of women who have accused Bill Cosby of rape. That’s right, motherfuckers! I haven’t forgotten about you.” Then he updated viewers on the ongoing judicial process surrounding Cosby, and how a new FX miniseries, “The People v. OJ Simpson” has prompted Wilmore to do his own version of Cos. He imagined himself as Cosby,...

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Adam Cayton-Holland on Conan

Adam Cayton-Holland says parents can be funny when they find out you want to become a professional stand-up comedian, although their version of funny is only suddenly taking pride in your decision once everyone sees you on TV. When you find yourself teaching teenagers, though, the rules are different. Or are they? Welcome to stand-up comedy! Cayton-Holland explains in this performance from Tuesday’s Conan. He co-stars in the funny new truTV series, Those Who Can’t, which premieres Thursday. Roll the...

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