Late Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon featured in Fusion documentary (Video)

Mega-Simpsons heads like myself were devastated to hear about the death of Sam Simon, who passed away after a long battle with colon cancer on Sunday, March 8. He was just 59 years old – younger than both of my parents currently are, and certainly much younger than Homer and Marge Simpson would be, if they were aging in real time. But perhaps it’s not fair to say that just

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Dying Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon teams with Fusion for animal rights documentary

The Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon is partnering with young network Fusion to produce a documentary about battling cancer and fighting for animal rights. The Emmy Award-winning writer and producer has been battling colorectal cancer since 2012. In his final months, Fusion will exclusively cover how he spends the end of his life advocating for animals. Simon has been a longtime board member of PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of

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Yannis Pappas talks Maurica, Mr. Panos and his journey back to comedy (Laughspin Interview)

When I first started doing stand-up in college, I used to produce dorm shows at NYU to create stagetime and would be somewhat frugal in who I put on my shows, only wanting the funniest. A comic I booked asked if I would put his friend Yannis up, who I still didn’t know at the time having only been doing comedy for maybe a year. I said, “Sure. I can

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Paul F. Tompkins talks Obamacare problems with puppets, gets nowhere (Video)

If you’re tired of the brain-numbing, never-ending, get-nowhere political debates you witness every day on cable news, then permit us to submit a solution: A new show called No, You Shut Up, airing on Fusion and hosted by Paul F. Tompkins, wherein the comedian tackles our country’s most pressing issues by debating with puppets. That’s right. With the help of Jim Henson Company characters like Senator Galapagos the Tortoise, Yerd

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