• First Look: Billy Crystal, Josh Gad in The Comedians on FX (Videos)

    FX has five reasons to get you excited for their new comedy series The Comedians starring Billy Crystal and Book of Mormon’s Josh Gad. They’re not reasons you can express in words but rather visual stimulants. FX Networks released several teaser trailers for the new series which marks Crystal and Gad’s returns to television. Due to premiere in 2015, The Comedians is based on a similar Swedish series about an

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    Robin Williams remembered: Billy Crystal, Jimmy Fallon share stories on The Tonight show (Video)

    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. The at times archaic sounding comedian did a good job of keeping the vaudeville to a minimum, instead trading stories with Jimmy Fallon about his fallen

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    Billy Crystal’s Robin Williams Emmys tribute: Read and watch the full speech

    If you missed Billy Crystal’s tribute to Robin Williams last night during the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, we’ve dropped the full video below. We’ve also transcribed the entire speech. Enjoy. He made us laugh. Hard. Every time you saw him. On television, movies, nightclubs, arenas, hospitals, homeless shelters, for our troops overseas and even in a dying girl’s living room for her last wish. He made us laugh, big

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    Louis C.K., Wanda Sykes, Jerry Seinfeld and more! 11 Comedians as comedians on television

    Stand-up comedians are taking over television! Comics, not all of them trained actors, are getting the opportunity to play the roles they were meant to play: comedians. The old stand-up-to-sitcom model was that maybe you’d get discovered at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal or a producer might see you headlining on the road and believe he could create an entire show around a few minutes of a

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    Billy Crystal officially returning to television with Book of Mormon’s Josh Gad as his co-star

    In a piece of unsurprising news, FX as greenlighted a new comedy series starring the iconic Billy Crystal and Josh Gad, of Book of Mormon and Frozen fame. Production on 13 episodes will begin later this year with plans to debut the show in 2015. Deadline first reported the series pick-up. The pilot was first announced in May of last year, with Gad joining the project three months later. The

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    Jack Black, Oprah Winfrey, Kim Kardashian give Jay Leno a musical send-off (Video)

    Longtime friend Billy Crystal was Jay Leno’s first guest on The Tonight Show back on March 25, 1992 when Leno took over the late night chair from the legendary Johnny Carson. He promised his old buddy to be his final guest, too. “A promise made. A promise kept,” Crystal said last night. His appearance on the show was not limited to remincising about their old stand-up days. The multi-talented actor

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    Josh Gad joins Billy Crystal in FX pilot The Comedians

    Josh Gad (Broadway’s Book of Mormon, Love and Other Drugs) has just joined the cast of The Comedians, Billy Crystal’s comedy series in development at FX. He will play the up-and-comer who’s irked by his pairing with the aging superstar comedian (Crystal) on a late night sketch show. Hopefully, this show will have the talent and stamina to keep him on television unlike his last shows, 1600 Penn or Back

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    FX greenlights Billy Crystal pilot ‘The Comedians’

    Adding to their already heavy comedians-playing-comedians programming (Louis C.K. on Louie, Jim Jefferies on Legit) FX may add yet another to its ever-growing comedy lineup, this time with Billy Crystal, 65, as its star. The network has greenlighted a pilot called The Comedians, centering on a veteran comic (Crystal) who’s stuck with a younger, more hip performer on a late-night sketch comedy show. Meta, right? Based on a Swedish series,

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    How Billy Crystal landed the Miracle Max role on ‘Princess Bride’ (Exclusive video)

    Instead of saying The Princess Bride is likely my all-time favorite movie, I’ll just say that my oldest son’s middle name is Westley and my youngest son’s name is Max. So, it’s with great joy I tell you about the release of Princess Bride: 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray. In addition to the classic comedy flick, the new release boasts tons of bonus features, like audio commentary from director Rob Reiner

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    Billy Crystal sells funny book about getting old (Video)

    Iconic comedian, popular Oscar host and friend of the Silver Screen, Billy Crystal has sold a humor book to New York publishers Henry Holt and Co. for $4 million, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The book is about aging and the selling price could buy more facial plastic surgery procedures than needed to last the rest of Crystal’s life. The as-of-yet untitled book is set to be released around the

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    Steve Carell’s comedian interview show will premiere Jan. 26 on Showtime

    It’s finally happening, folks. We first heard Steve Carell and David Steinberg were working on a documentary about comedians way back in December of last year. Three months ago we found out that Showtime had picked up the project, called Laughing Stock, and that it would become a weekly series. And today we finally got a premiere date: Jan. 26 at 11 pm ET. The show is now called Inside

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    Gervais returns as Globes host, tells Crystal not to steal his pedophile jokes at the Oscars

    I guess in the end, NBC and the folks who run the Golden Globes weren’t all that offended by the things Ricky Gervais said earlier this year when he was hosting the awards show. You see, the comedian will be back to host the Globes when they return to the network on Jan. 15. Hilariously, Gervais tweeted: “Just told Billy Crystal he’d better not use any of my holocaust or

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    Billy Crystal says he’s hosting the Oscars, replacing Eddie Murphy (Updated)

    UPDATE: The Academy has confirmed that Crystal will host the Oscars. Unless he’s only joking, it looks like eight-time Oscar host, actor and longtime comedian Billy Crystal will be replacing Eddie Murphy as the Oscar host. Less than 30 minutes ago, Crystal tweeted “Am doing the Oscars so the young woman in the pharmacy will stop asking my name when I pick up my prescriptions. Looking forward to the show.”

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    Comedy Matters with Billy Crystal, Russell Peters and more!

    Strip Action I flew out to LA to interview Billy Crystal for the book I’m writing on the 35 year history of The Comic Strip, with owner Richie Tienken. This was thanks to Bob Wachs who’s known Billy for all those years. Bob Wachs is Richie Tienken’s partner and the co-founder of The Comic Strip. Thanks to Bob, when the club opened on June 1, 1976, Billy was the first

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