• Jim Norton launches new Sirius XM music show

    You may know comedian – and proud metalhead – Jim Norton from his daily gig on Sirius XM’s Opie and Anthony Show or from your finer comedy clubs and theaters across the country, where he headlines. But Norton is beginning to become a bit of a radio brand; he recently began hosting The Jim Norton Show on Sirius XM. And today, he premiered a new music show on the satellite

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    Marc Maron talks to Ben Stiller on WTF; you’re going to want to listen

    In the last few months, Marc Maron’s podcast WTF has blown the hell up, thanks, in part to high profile — not to mention, expertly crafted — interviews with Robin Willians and Carlos Mencia, the latter of which got mentions on Entertainment Weekly and Huffington Post and started nothing short of an online debate on the ethics of comedy. Today, Maron posted his latest episode, this one with Ben Stiller–

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    Ricky Gervais not joking about the cruelty of bullfighting

    World famous comedian Ricky Gervais recently spoke out encouraging citizens to vote for a ban on bullfighting. The Catalonian public in Spain has put a large effort into demonstrating against the cruelty of the sport, and Gervais is taking time off from cracking wise to help their cause. He partnered with the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) to rally support for the upcoming Parliament vote on banning

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    Last Comic Standing premieres Monday; Greg Giraldo, Craig Robinson go behind the scenes

    Last Comic Standing host Craig Robinson and judges Greg Giraldo and Natasha Leggero share some advice with viewers in three behind-the-scenes interviews. Robinson contemplates the similarities of hosting the show to his work as Darryl on The Office, Giraldo describes his peculiar way of identifying new talent, and Leggero reveals that co-hosts Giraldo and Andy Kindler are her role models. The three comedians also share their wisdom with people who

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    Kathy Griffin shows off her undies to secure Emmy nominations

    What’s the best way to get noticed by the Emmy nomination committee? If you answered “strip,” you’re correct. And you also may be Kathy Griffin. Today, the Hollywood Reporter is running a “For Your Consideration” ad featuring a seductive Griffin in nothing but her lingerie. Griffin asks that she is nominated for her reality show My Life on the D-List, her 2009 stand-up special Balls of Steel, and a guest

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    Russell Brand talks poetry, Vegas, airlines; Get Him to the Greek opens Friday

    We all remember Russell Brand from his role as rock star and girlfriend-stealer Aldous Snow in Forgetting Sarah Marhsall. Well, Brand (as well as comedians Aziz Ansari and Nick Kroll) and Snow are back again in the comedy Get Him to the Greek, which opens this Friday. In a recent interview, Brand handles all topics of conversation, including a comparison of his evolution from party boy to committed boyfriend to

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