• Comedy Central launches division dedicated to merchandising, publishing, comedy tours and more

    Comedy Central has decided that its dominion over comedy television and DVDs isn’t good enough. They’re following in the footsteps of ambitious networks like the Disney Channel and Nickelodeon to create Comedy Central Enterprises, a business division that will sell consumer products, home video, CDs and digital downloads, publishing, and will also be dedicated to running live comedy tours. “Forming the Enterprises division also provides benefits to our talent partners

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    Ernest Borgnine dies at 95

    Ernest Borgnine, best known for his role in the 1960s television comedy McHale’s Navy, died Sunday at the age of 95. He had a kidney ailment, reports the Washington Post. Along with his role as Lt.-Commander Quinton McHale, he’s remembered for playing a long list of tough-guys, including the lead in the film Marty, which won him an Academy Award in 1956. He beat out fellow best actor nominees James

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    Doug Benson: ‘Smug Life’ (Review)

    The Comedy King of the Stoners is back this year with an intriguing experiment. Doug Benson released his double CD, Smug Life, this week through Comedy Central Records. Here’s the deal: He recorded two shows, as usual on 4/20 (hehe), at Parlor Live Comedy Club in Bellevue, Washington– but this year the first show is “uncooked” and the second totally “cooked.” That is, he stayed sober for the first hour,

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    Andy Dick enters rehab again (Video)

    We’re sorry to report that, although he thought he’d put the worst behind him, comedian Andy Dick is back in rehab this week. He checked into the Oasis Treatment Center in California on Tuesday after an intervention by concerned friends and co-workers during the filming for his web series Andy Dick Live. Dick’s boss, Alki David confronted the star on-camera during a recent episode, reports Celebuzz. He gave the troubled

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    Jane Lynch tapped as roastmaster for upcoming Comedy Central roast of Roseanne

    Comedy Central is pairing up two of America’s fiercest comedians for the upcoming roast of Roseanne. The network announced today that award-winning comedian and actress Jane Lynch will be the Roast Master to lead the slaughter in August. “I’ve long fantasized of ripping Roseanne Barr a new one. But because I don’t have the cajones to say anything offensive to her face, I will be hosting the proceedings,” said Lynch.

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    Tig Notaro is making a movie about clowns, and you can help (Video)

    Comedian and actress Tig Notaro is set to star in a short film loosely based on a time in her life when she hired a clown to help her overcome heartache. “I felt so down and out that I thought the only thing that was going to make me happy was if I called a clown service and had a clown come to my home to entertain me one on

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    Watch Charlie Sheen and Jimmy Fallon play baseball, talk ‘Anger Management’

    Charlie Sheen stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night to promote Thursday’s premiere of his latest endeavor, Anger Management on FX (9 pm ET). Sheen was a good sport about Fallon’s crazy impression of him, and he even offered some anger management tips to the host– though, we can probably all agree that Fallon is about the least angry guy on Earth. Then the mismatched duo stepped into

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    Tina Fey talks about the last season of 30 Rock, Liz Lemon’s evolution and more!

    In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Tina Fey discussed the upcoming Emmy awards, her wish list for 30 Rock’s final season, and what it’s like to watch Liz Lemon finally grow up. Even though the show and Fey have received numerous awards in the past and endless critical acclaim, the star of the show still says, “It’s super fun if you win. I mean, it’s super duper fun.” She

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    Dane Cook show ‘Next Caller’ goes through casting change, Wolé Parks exits

    It looks like Dane Cook’s upcoming NBC sitcom is already going through some personnel changes. Actor Wolé Parks was recently dropped from Next Caller, which is set to debut midseason. Producers cite a “creative decision” for the casting change, TVLine reports. In the single-camera sitcom, Cook stars as a somewhat sexist satellite radio DJ who’s stuck with a new lady co-host (played by Collette Wolfe). Parks, whose previous credits include

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    Watch the Hannibal Buress documentary ‘A Week to Kill’ in its entirety

    For the week leading up to the taping of his first hour Comedy Central special Animal Furnace, Hannibal Buress was followed by filmmaker Ryan Ferguson. The resulting 40-minute documentary (which is part of the special’s DVD extras), A Week to Kill is now available in full for free online. Watch it below! A Week To Kill from Hannibal Buress on Vimeo.

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    Comedy Central announces Roseanne roast, will be ‘reminiscent of classic roasts’

    Comedy Central is rolling out the red carpet for one of America’s most outspoken and pioneering comedians. The network announced today that Roseanne Barr will be the next Roastee. The Comedy Central Roast Of Roseanne will tape in Los Angeles on Saturday, Aug. 4 and premiere on Comedy Central on Sunday, Aug. 12 at 10 pm EST. “Although Roseanne appears to be a demure, soft spoken woman eternally committed to

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    Sweden may actually hand over its Twitter account to Stephen Colbert

    UPDATE: 5:15 pm ET While we wait for a verdict from Sweden, the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis has offered Colbert a possible consolation prize. American Swedish Institute CEO Bruce Karstadt sent a letter to Colbert inviting the comedian to take over the @AmSwedInstitute Twitter account in the days leading up to the June 30 grand opening of the Nelson Cultural Center. Karstadt wished Colbert luck with Operation Artificial Swedener

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    Ed Helms joins flick with Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd

    Alright, comedy nerds. If the Paul Rudd/Amy Poehler pairing in They Came Together wasn’t enough to make your head explode, we’ll raise you an Ed Helms. The Office star will join the film, which shoots in July, just one stop in a very busy year for the actor. In the twisted romantic comedy, Helms will play Eggbert, the love interest and accountant to Poehler’s small business owner, reports Deadline. This

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    Watch Paul F. Tompkins answer questions about the way he dresses and other stuff

    Comedian Paul F. Tompkins takes online fan questions for Speakeasy, his new series on Made Man. This week, he explains why he wears suits all the time and who was “really The Boss.” Speakeasy premiered in May and features Tompkins chatting over drinks with Hollywood’s most iconic men at various Los Angeles drinking holes. Peeps like Weird Al, Zach Galifianakis, Nathan Fillion, Chris Hardwick, and more join the bardic icon

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    Watch the red band trailer for phone sex flick ‘For a Good Time Call…’

    This summer, Sundance offers us a dose of sex jokes to make us giggle and blush via For a Good Time, Call…. Co-writer Lauren Anne Miller stars alongside Ari Graynor (above) in this fun and sexy comedy about phone sex and unexpected friendship. The straight-laced, reserved Lauren (Miller) moves into an incredible but hardly-affordable New York City apartment with the free-spirited Katie (Graynor) — offering a classic Odd Couple comedy

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