• Paul Provenza’s ‘Green Room’ will debut June 10 on Showtime

    In October we told you about veteran comedian and Aristocrats director Paul Provenza’s new cable series. Now, we can let you know that The Green Room With Paul Provenza has officially been set to premiere June 10 on Showtime. Provenza’s show will have a panel of comedians discussing what goes on behind the scenes, letting viewers in on the inside of the biz. It will air Thursdays at 10:30 p.m.,

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    Aziz Anzari’s Raaaaaaaady has a new target of contempt: Justin Bieber

    In Aziz Ansari’s newest contribution to his ongoing viral presence, his character Raaaaaaaandy seems to have developed some beef with teen pop sensation and YouTube music star Justin “Bieb” Bieber. Raaaaaaaandy claims that Bieber under the guise of being a sweet kid, stole his hit “Baby” from his song “Baby, Baby.” This Funny or Die video gives the young shaver some street cred and is completed with a cheesy Unsolved

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    The Daily Show’s Aasif Mandvi shows his classical acting chops in indie flick

    If you’re reading this site, you probably know Aasif Mandvi as the dapper, faux earnest, wholly hilarious field correspondent for The Daily Show. But, it turns out, Mandvi has a lot more in his bag of tricks. A classically trained actor — Shakespeare, Chekov, anyone? — Mandvi’s newest project, a movie called Today’s Special, which he co-wrote and stars in, has been chosen to screen March 11 as the opening

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    Showtime’s ‘Live Nude Comedy’ comes to DVD

    Shannon Elizabeth, everyone’s favorite sexy foreign exchange student from American Pie, hosts six raunchy and hilarious half hour episodes of Live Nude Comedy, the Showtime series which combines stand-up comedy and burlesque (sorry: no real nudity). Elizabeth begins each show with a sketch, followed by alternating performances by two of today’s up and coming comedians and then you get your fill of two sexy dancers. Some notables on the show

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    Lewis Black will be keynote speaker at Just For Laughs conference portion of fest

    Just For Laughs today announced that the keynote address at their annual conference, which runs during the July 15 – 17 part of its Just For Laughs festival activities (July 7 – 18), will be given by Lewis Black. And everyone’s favorite underdog comedian Andy Kindler, like he does every year, will give the State of the Industry Address. In addition, festival organizers announced that JFL will expand this year,

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    Kyle Cease will host Omega-3 Awareness Day

    Kyle Cease will host the first International Omega-3 Awareness Day, which will go down on March 3 at the University of California, Irvine. Omega-3 Awareness event will help inform the public on science and health benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids. Cease, though an unlikely candidate for the event was chosen because his brash and critical brand of comedy and his the ability to break through the short attention span of

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    Kevin James joins Vince Vaughn in Ron Howard flick

    Former King of Queens star and stand-up comedian Kevin James, is set to star opposite Vince Vaughn in Universal’s new flick Your Cheating Heart. The Hollywood Reporter, released details of the story earlier this week confirming James is in negotiations with Universal. Your Cheating Heart follows a man, Vaughn, who discovers that his best friend’s wife is cheating on him. Vaughn’s character enters the gray area of friendship etiquette, and

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