• Netflix releases Christopher Guest ‘Mascots’ trailer (VIDEO)

    After nearly 10 years away from directing feature films, Christopher Guest is back, this time on Netflix with Mascots, and he’s bringing his quirky, deadpan mockumentary style and brilliant troupe of comedic actors with him. Netflix just released the trailer for the film, a comedy about the 8th World Mascot Association Championships, a sports-team mascot competition featuring a bizarre and hilarious “group of unusual men and women,” including an anatomically correct

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    Nick Kroll, Penny Marshall and more poke fun at romantic comedies in Thanksgivukkah trailer (Video)

    With the help of Nick Kroll and an all-star cast, Funny Or Die has blasted every trope found within a certain sub-genre of romantic comedy, wherein the male protagonist is forced to deal with conflicting fundamental beliefs between his parents and his significant other’s parents. Of course, if you’re paying attention to these movies — 90 percent star Ben Stiller — you’ll realize the conflict is totally manufactured. Kroll is

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    Fred Willard speaks out about bogus ‘lewd conduct’ arrest

    You no doubt know that celebrated comedian and actor Fred Willard was arrested recently on suspicion of lewd conduct while in the audience of a Los Angeles adult movie theater. Well, for the first time since his unfortunate bust on July 18, Willard has spoken up. “Wait til u hear my version; much more PG. & my review,” Willard tweeted moments ago, adding, “lousy film, but theater would make a

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    Fred Willard fired from PBS show after ‘lewd conduct’ arrest

    UPDATE: July 20 If Willard agrees to enroll in what’s called an Alternative Prosecution Program, Willard will not charged for lewd conduct, according to TMZ. The course runs two weeks and would cover the laws related to Willard’s alleged offense. No word on whether the comedian will enroll. We also wonder if PBS will change their mind about his firing. ————– Fred Willard, improv comic and 72 year-old veteran of

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    Review: New ‘Believer’ book with Sedaris, C.K., Oswalt and more, gives life to old tradition

    Ask a comedian for advice, and more likely than not, you’ll get a joke. Editor Eric Spitznagel at The Believer knows this, so he and Amy Sedaris started a humor/advice column and called it “Sedaratives.” In each issue of the magazine, “Sedaratives” is taken over by a different guest “advisor” who responds to several Dear Abby-ish prompts. The column has been popular enough to warrant two collected volumes from Vintage

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    Patricia Heaton will star in My Damn Channel comedy series

    Former Everybody Loves Raymond star Patricia Heaton is set to star in a new web series, Versailles, on My Damn Channel. This will be Heaton’s first time appearing in a web series and will star along side her husband and Funny or Die frequenter David Hunt as well as Fred Willard, and Martha MacIsaac. William H. Macy is also scheduled for a few cameo appearances. The series, premiering on May 9,

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    Video proof that Fred Willard would be the best college dean ever

    School is well underway, but before wasting another minute studying, be sure to check out this welcome message from Dean of Students Fred Willard. The brilliant comedian is known for, among other things, his recurring role as pious Hank MacDougall (Everybody Loves Raymond). As Dean of CSUT, however, he is anything but. So put down that biology textbook and pay attention to the most important thing you’ll learn all year.

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    Ray Romano, Kevin Nealon, more join to help children affected by AIDS

    Ray Romano will again be helping people laugh at AIDS– in a way that is considered largely appropriate. On Saturday May 1, Romano will be headlining A Night of Comedy VIII, a fundraising event for the Children Affected by AIDS Foundation. The event, hosted by Doris Roberts (also of Everybody Loves Raymond), will star Kevin Nealon, Jeffrey Ross, Fred Willard and Dov Davidoff. Both Romano and Roberts have been involved

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    Colbert, Carell and more to appear on Sirius XM Second City channel

    In commemoration of Second City’s 50th anniversary, the limited-run Second City Comedy Radio channel will be launching on Sirius XM radio this Saturday, Dec. 12th. The channel will coincide with the weekend-long celebration of the anniversary, and will feature backstage interviews and segments with famous alumni, not to mention past sketches from the legendary Chicago theatre stages shows and SCTV series. Alumni attending the celebration include: Stephen Colbert, Martin Short,

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