In light of the recent barrage of Simpsons stuff, it’s nice to know that some things about the long-running show are still a bit of a mystery. In this case, the enigma is John Swartzwelder, one of the show’s longtime writers and a veritable JD Salinger/Hunter S. Thompson of the Simpsons world. A lesser-known fact is that Swartzwelder wrote a live-action pilot that, until this week, few had seen. Swartzwelder’s pilot Pistol Pete was uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday and is a time capsule of an established talent, in the vein of Lookwell and Heat Vision and Jack.
Eric "The Actor" Lynch, a mainstay on The Howard Stern Show, has died, according to several of his pals and the Sirius XM Twitter feed. Lynch, also known as Eric the Midget, was a beloved member of the Wack Pack who constantly called in to Stern's show. So what happened to the 3-foot-tall star?
Continuing on his wave of recent shine, stand-up comedian Randy Liedtke had a stellar and altogether nonsensical set on Late Night With Seth Meyers. Liedtke is a great stand-up in his own right, but is more well known as the guy who posed as a Pace Picante Salsa employee, created and commandeered their Twitter page, and ultimately managed to prank fellow comedian Kyle Kinane last year.
More than a month after Robin Williams’ death, most people continue to remember the comedy legend fondly. And it's clear that Williams’ colleagues and contemporaries have nothing but respect for him, as evidenced by Billy Crystal’s appearance this past week on The Tonight Show.
Joan Rivers' Facebook and Instagram pages featured a bizarre promotion for the iPhone 6 on Friday. This despite the comedienne's death on September 4, several days before the new Apple gadget's release date was confirmed. So how did this happen?
Since Joan Rivers died on Sept. 4, there's been a question as to whether , the E! show the iconic comedian co-hosted, would continue without her. Moments ago E! released a statement saying that yes, indeed, the show must go on. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of Joan Rivers and, for the last two weeks, have turned our attention to honoring her memory on all of our platforms," the statement reads. "We have also thought long and hard about what Joan would have wanted as it pertains to the future of Fashion Police. We decided, with Melissa Rivers’ blessing, that Joan would have wanted the franchise to continue. will return in 2015 commencing with Golden Globes coverage on Monday, Jan.12. No further details will be announced at this time.”
Allie Goertz caught our attention with her unique brand of comedy-inspired singer/songwriter music since 2011, when she released the song “Comedians” on YouTube. Since that time Goertz has gained a significant following online, taking part in the National Lampoon Twitter Awards and winning an appearance on the newest season of Arrested Development on Netflix. Now, with more than 11,000 followers of YouTube, Goertz is submitting a song to another contest—this time, to win a coveted appearance at Tenacious D’s second annual music and comedy blowup Festival Supreme, which goes down Oct. 25 at the Shrine Expo Hall & Grounds in Los Angeles.
Everyone dealt with the death of Robin Williams differently. Some of us cried. Some of us watched every Robin Williams movie we could get our hands on. And some of us registered a new eBay account and tried to make money off the world’s loss of an icon. Well, that’s what eBay user “Warnecathe” did, anyway. It’s true.
“Warnecathe” registered for an account on Aug. 21 and uploaded one item— the issue of Time magazine honoring the life of Robin Williams. But this copy boasts a printing imperfection, resulting in a pale interpretation of the comedian’s form. “After Robin Williams’ tragic death, Time magazine honored the beloved actor/comedian in the Aug. 25, 2014 issue. This particular copy bears a mysteriously misprinted cover that features a ghostly Robin Williams,” the seller writes in the item description.
Nothing induces acute FOMO like visiting Montreal the one time in your life just days before the Just For Laughs festival begins. Such is the case with this particular contributor, but Just For Laughs did the next best thing and released previously unseen footage from over the course of the festival’s more than 30 year history. With the help of new partner Maker Studios, JFL launched a revamped YouTube channel with vintage sets from comedians like Louis CK, Bill Burr, Dave Chappelle, and Chris Rock, among others.
As you likely already know, comedian Michael Che is leaving his post as a Daily Show correspondent less than five months after joining Jon Stewart and company. He snagged the job in April, made his first appearance in June and now Michael Che is already gone. In classic Daily Show fashion, Che was honored last […]
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