• Reggie Watts reunites with Conan O’Brien on last night’s show; let’s watch!

    Musical comedian Reggie Watts joined Harrison Ford and Rosario Dawson on last night’s Conan. Comedy nerds know that prior to coming to Stage 15, Watts opened for the late night host this summer on his Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour. So, let’s check out what Reggie whipped up for Coco last night. For more on Reggie, check out our interview with him from a few months ago.

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    Russell Brand Show debuts on Sirius XM Nov. 24

    British comedian, newlywed to Katy Perry and worldwide superstar Russell Brand is coming to Sirius XM next week in a 10-week limited run. Previously exclusive to the UK, this is the first time The Russell Brand Show will be available to American audiences and in a completely uncensored format. Featured guests include fellow comedian and co-host Matt Morgan, former Oasis front man Noel Gallagher, The Office co-creator Stephen Merchant, and

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    Joe Matarese joins Comical Radio roster in “Fixing Joe”

    Comical Radio Network has enlisted comedians Joe Matarese and Danny Lobell to a new show, Fixing Joe. It will center on Matarese discussing his career and love problems, and each episode will feature fellow comedians, family members, and others from his past to help solve his problems and make his life better. Fixing Joe premiered yesterday at 12pm on comicalradio.com, or if you live in New York City, 87.9FM. But

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    D.L. Hughley cast in comedy pilot for TNT

    Judging by the wealth of new shows, it would seem that Ted Turner and company have been more than busy lately. TNT has reunited D.L. Hughley (formerly of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip) and Steven Weber for a new pilot written by Allan Loeb. The untitled series will feature Weber as a widowed police detective and Hughley as his newlywed partner, as the two “delve into world of mystery,

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    Former Nissan whistleblower begins stand-up career; but does she have what it takes?

    One of the best parts of comedy has always been satire. As long as we have gaffe-prone politicians and public figures, we will always have a team of comedians standing by, ready to dive into a treasure trove of comedy material. Sharyn Bovat, a one-time relocation consultant for Nissan, is now nestling into her new career as one such comic. he self-described “whistle blower” has been arrested on three separate

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    Kevin Pollak will host ‘million dollar’ game show for Fox

    From the people who brought you Deal or No Deal comes Fox’s new game show, Million Dollar Money Drop. Like its predecessor, the new show will also feature a stand-up comedian as host, Kevin Pollak. Taking on his new role as game show host comes in addition to his already busy career, with two new movies on the way (The Big Year and Red State), a recently released one-hour comedy

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    Charlie Murphy tells college crowd “Fuck You,” leaves the stage

    Steve Martin once wrote, “Stand-up is seldom performed in ideal circumstances.” For stand-up comics, distractions abound, and I feel that Charlie Murphy would definitely agree. In this brief excerpt of only about one minute of actual performance, the audience at Grambling State University during their homecoming weekend, certainly doesn’t seem to care much for the show—from their incessant murmuring in the background to finally booing him to his tipping point.

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    Aziz Ansari, Will Arnett, Ed Helms, more join for Malaria No More viral video campaign

    We’ve heard of celebrities banding together before in support of a common cause, most notably perhaps with “We Are the World” and its remake for the Haiti disaster. Now a select group of comedians and actors have added their talents to the Malaria No More campaign, which seeks to eradicate the terrible, but very preventable and treatable, disease by 2015. Among those involved are Aziz Ansari, Will Arnett, Lake Bell,

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    Carol Leifer enlists Andy Kindler, Rachel Harris for scrpited comedy series

    Notable for her behind-the-scenes work on Seinfeld, comedienne and comedy writer Carol Leifer is tackling a new project these days, with a half-hour spec script for Have a Great Day in the works. Instead of going down the traditional network pitch route, however, she’s scheduled a live table read for two weeks from today, according to Deadline Hollywood. Director Richie Keen will lead the project with a cast to include

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    Greg Giraldo fund created to support his children; here’s how to help

    As most of you know by now, Greg Giraldo passed away just over a week ago. Not only was he a very funny and talented comedian, but he was also the father to three young children. In the short time since his death, many friends and fans have asked how they can help. The following message has been circulating among Giraldo’s friends and family: In lieu of flowers, food or

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    The Daily Show’s John Oliver engaged

    This weekend at Comedy Central’s “Night of Too Many Stars,” Daily Show correspondent John Oliver broke the news to People that he and girlfriend Kate Norley are engaged, with the wedding planned for “some time next year.” Oliver said he proposed while they were vacationing in St. Thomas this past July. Norley, a veteran of the Iraqi War having served as a medic in the army, first met Oliver while

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    Stand-up comedy station hits terrestrial radio

    When you hop in your car and turn up the radio (the old-school kind), do you ever feel like something’s missing? Maybe an all-stand-up-comedy station, for instance? Well, if you happen to live within broadcasting range of KFNY 1440 AM (Riverside, CA), fret no more. The radio station has become the first affiliate for 24/7 Comedy Radio, a new concept that is “fast-paced, hit-oriented, and has mass appeal, with continuous

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    Flight of the Conchords reunite– as Simpsons characters

    The Simpsons kicked off its 22nd season Sunday night, with a guest spot by New Zealand’s comedy duo, Flight of the Conchords. In the clips that follow, Bret and Jemaine lend their voices to their Simpsonized selves and act as counselors for Lisa and her fellow campers. Also making a surprising “appearance” is Stephen Hawking.

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    Patton Oswalt lands film role opposite Charlize Theron

    This weekend, we got a small taste of new Diablo Cody and Jason Reitman project, Young Adult. Charlize Theron has been cast as the lead and will star alongside Patton Oswalt and Patrick Wilson. Filming is set to begin within the next month. The movie itself, says the Hollywood Reporter, will revolve around Theron’s character, a divorced young adult fiction author in her thirties, who returns to her Minnesota home

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    Zach Galifianakis talks new flick, Bored to Death, Snooki on Kimmel; watch it uncut

    Last night, stand-up comic and actor Zach Galifianakis stopped by the set of Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote his new movie It’s Kind of a Funny Story (in theatres Oct. 8), as well as the second season of HBO’s Bored to Death (Sunday at 10 pm EST). Among other things, Zach talks about meeting Snooki backstage, summer on his pot farm, and visiting the Oval Office. Check out the full

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