• New Lewis Black, Jim Jefferies, Kevin Smith comedy specials coming to Epix

    The already pro-comedy network Epix is making its commitment to the art form even more clear. This morning, they announced they’re launching a monthly comedy showcase called Epix Comedy Unbound, which will air the last weekend of every month. “We are deepening our commitment to comedy by featuring the best of today’s stand-up comedians in our showcase and giving them free reign to push the envelope and bring our viewers

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    Fox should just bring back “In Living Color” for good

    Late Friday, Fox made the announcement they’d be bringing back iconic sketch comedy series In Living Color. Actually what they said is that they’d be airing two In Living Color 30-minute specials “based on” the original series this coming Spring– produced and hosted by Keenen Ivory Wayans, the dude who created and executive produced the original show and helped launch the careers of Damon Wayans, Tommy Davidson, Jim Carrey, David

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    Watch Chris Hardwick’s promise to Emma Stone: “I will never shit on your feet”

    By now, you’ve no doubt seen Jim Carrey’s video love letter to actress Emma Stone. In it, he all-too-earnestly (or jokingly?) professes his love for the much-younger Stone, whilst pointing out the fact that he (Carrey) is not the appropriate age for her. We talked a little about it yesterday. It’s obviously gone viral (nearly 700,000 views as of this posting) and has already spawned a handful of parody responses.

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    Laughspin analysis: Can we all please try to learn how to take a f*cking joke?

    Go fuck yourself. Without a fraction of a second passing, that first sentence can be completely misinterpreted and spun out of context. Then, several hateful comment threads pop up around the Web without any investigation as to the simple questions of what, where, why or how. The unfortunate trade-off that Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and an army of other content sites, blogs, and social networking platforms have provided is that people

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    Jim Carrey to be named “Funniest M.F.” at Spike TV’s Guys Choice Awards

    Canadian-born comedy legend Jim Carrey will be awarded the “Funniest M.F.” award at this year’s Guys Choice Awards, presented by Spike TV. Beginning his mainstream career on In Living Color in the early 90’s, Jim quickly made a name for himself portraying notable leads in classic films such as Dumb and Dumber, The Cable Guy and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Spike TV representative Casey Patterson had this to say on

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    Tony Clifton’s ‘Live on the Sunset Strip’: Punchline Magazine reviews the rough cut

    Fans and co-conspirators alike crammed into the Silent Movie Theater in Los Angeles last week for a sneak preview of an early cut of Tony Clifton: Live on the Sunset Strip. The documentary captures the highs, lows, and on-stage vagina shavings of Tony Clifton’s four-night stand at the Comedy Store in May 2010, which commemorated the 25th anniversary of his first show after the death of his creator, Andy Kaufman.

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    Jim Carrey owns the stage on Saturday Night Live

    Whether he was actually as positive as he claimed sarcastically or just positively into it, host Jim Carrey brought some serious energy to SNL this week. Introducing not just episode one of 2011, but “the very first show of the last year of our existence,” he owned the stage, but shared the love, working the crowd (not cast plants) during his opening monologue in a way we rarely see. Why,

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    Tony Clifton returns, whether you like it or not

    My previous run-ins with Tony Clifton have been well documented, but I can’t help but be excited by the news that the venerable lounge lizard has once again emerged from (what I assume is) a haze of hookers and booze for a four-night stand at the famous Comedy Store in Hollywood. The shows, May 16th, 19th, 20th, and 21st promise to inject new life into the Clifton legend for decades

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    Dream team of SNL presidents turns up on Funny or Die

    It’s the interior of the White House, the president’s bedroom. It’s night. Gerald Ford stumbles in. He’s befuddled. He prat falls onto a table. “Live from New York…” But this is no Saturday Night Live sketch. History has come alive on Funny or Die in an exclusive, star-studded video. Rather than mince words, let me cut to the chase. • Chevy Chase as Gerald Ford • Dan Aykroyd as Jimmy

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