• Robert Kelly: Live at the Village Underground premieres Friday, pre-order available (Videos)

    Robert Kelly is set for a stellar 2015. In a few months, the veteran comedian will be seen in Denis Leary’s newest FX dramedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll where he plays Bam Bam, the drummer of fictional band The Heathens (fronted by Leary, himself). But before that, in fact this Friday, Jan. 9 at midnight, Robert Kelly’s new one-hour stand-up comedy special Live at the Village Underground will premiere on Comedy Central. But

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    Robert Kelly’s ‘Live at the Village Underground’ headed to Rhode Island International Film Festival

    Robert Kelly’s upcoming stand-up comedy film Robert Kelly: Live at the Village Underground, has been accepted into the Rhode Island International Film Festival, one of a handful of qualifying fests for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Live at the Village Underground will make it’s worldwide premiere at the festival between Aug. 5 – 10. The special was filmed on June 17 at the Comedy Cellar at the

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    The Laughspin interview with Bobcat Goldthwait

    Writing about comedy is, unfortunately, not my day gig. I spend most of my time as a graduate student in American Studies, trying to parse the weird idiosyncrasies of our culture and politics and learn more about what makes our nation tick. So films like comic Renaissance man Bobcat Goldthwait’s latest effort, God Bless America — not to mention his latest stand-up release You Don’t Look the Same Either —

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    Watch the trailer for Bobcat Goldthwait’s newest dark comedy ‘God Bless America’

    No matter what you think of Bobcat Goldthwait and his former trademark squeaky voice in his stand-up and in movies, he has proven himself quite the writer and director. Sleeping Dogs Lie, directing episodes of Chappelle’s Show, and World’s Greatest Dad represent a body of work of a dark-comedy genius. His latest movie God Bless America, as evidenced by its trailer, certainly seems no different. The movie follows the murderous

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    The embarrassing beginning: nine comedians’ roles they’d probably like to forget

    As anyone in show business can attest to, the entertainment industry can be horribly cutthroat and demoralizing. Everyone has to pay their dues, do their time, and otherwise work their way from relatively uninspiring, embarrassing, or generically shitty roles and jobs. Of course, any occupation requires working up from the bottom, but the entertainment industry makes that journey a public one. And, sometimes, well-established actors have a dry spell and

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    Bobcat Goldthwait will direct Kinks musical movie

    You know the Kinks, right? They’re one of the biggest rock bands of all time. I guarantee you’ve had their song “Lola or “You Really Got Me” stuck in your head at some point. Now, take Bobcat Goldthwait — the infamous voice-cracking comedian-turned-director most famous for his part in the Police Academy movies — and mix him with the Kinks. Hot off his latest film, World’s Greatest Dad, Bobcat has

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    Comedy Matters with Bobby Lee, Jeffrey Ross and more

    CHRIS ROCK STEPS UP In 1986, Chris Rock was discovered at the Comic Strip by owner Richie Tienken and Eddie Murphy. The story goes that Chris was setting up chairs and cleaning up in exchange for stage time, in a deal he made with Lucien Hold, the legendary manager of the club. One night Eddie Murphy came in to see Tienken, who was his manager for 11 years, and asked

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