• Seeso’s Stand-up Streaming Festival in full swing: Janeane Garofalo, Brian Posehn drop new specials

    When I began covering the world of stand-up comedy more than 11 years ago, the way in which we consumed laughs was drastically different. There were only a few networks that ran original stand-up comedy specials. HBO, of course, was the most respected; it’s what every stand-up comedian aspired to accomplish. And the comedy album, obviously, was there—but in far lower numbers than we’re getting now. I remember actually being

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    Wet Hot American Summer Netflix prequel series gets July premiere date

    Hello, Camp Firewood! Everything sure is coming up WHAS these days, isn’t it? First, they announced the prequel mini series, to be released on Netflix. Then we found out that the ENTIRE CAST would be returning. (Yup, even the Oscar nominees). Oh yeah, there was also Wet Hot American Summer: The Play. But today came the best news of all: Netflix officially announced the official premiere date of Wet Hot

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    Michael Ian Black, Audible launches How To Be Amazing. Listen to Bob Odenkirk preview!

    If there’s anyone from whom we could learn a thing or two about how to be amazing, it’s Michael Ian Black. Seems fitting that, in keeping with his own streak of unbroken amazing-ness, Black is now teaming up with the Internet’s premier audiobook hub, Audible.com, to bring fans a new interview series called – as you may already have guessed – How to be Amazing. In even more amazing news,

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    Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp trailer reveals cast (Video)

    Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer limited series has a trailer and thanks to the video, we also know the cast. Amy Poehler, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Ian Black, Oscar-nominated Bradley Cooper, Judah Friedlander, Janeane Garofalo, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, Christopher Meloni, Marguerite Moreau, Zak Orth, David Hyde Pierce, Paul Rudd, Molly Shannon and Michael Showalter will all return to Camp Firewood for the eight-episode series. How such large names were

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    Jen Kirkman, Michael Ian Black’s ‘Really Good Advice’ is a thing that’s happening!

    On a recent episode of her podcast I Seem Fun, Jen Kirkman teased a special live show she’d be doing with Michael Ian Black—and now the details are starting to surface. And suffice it to say, we’re damn excited. Billed as Really Good Advice with Jen Kirkman and Michael Ian Black, the JASH-produced show will go down on Nov. 17 at Nerdmelt in Los Angeles at 7 pm as well

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    David Wain reveals ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ prequel details on Late Night with Seth Meyers (Video)

    David Wain visited Late Night with Seth Meyers last night to promote his new movie They Came Together, which hits theaters June 27 and stars Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd. Also starring the likes of Cobie Smulders, Ed Helms and Michael Ian Black, it’s a romantic comedy that basically rails against romantic comedies. In short, we can’t wait to peep it in theaters. But Meyers also got Wain talking about

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    Marc Maron, Michael Ian Black, Chris Hardwick square off on ‘Maron’ returning to IFC May 8 (Video)

    There’s only 10 days before Marc Maron returns to our smallscreens! And if the first season is any indication, viewers can expect another dose of hilarious, dysfunctional misery in the second season of IFC’s Maron premiering May 8 at 10 pm. In the unlikely event you don’t know what the show is about, comedian, actor and groundbreaking podcast host Marc Maron stars as a slightly fictionalized version of himself struggling

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    Steve Carell’s celebrity game show ‘Riot’ boasts Tom Green, D.L. Hughley, Mayim Bialik, more!

    Steve Carell’s celebrity improv game show Riot has been ordered to series and will feature famous guests including Jason Alexander, Cheryl Hines and Carell himself! Originally developed under the name Slide Show, Riot has a regular cast of contestants playing improv games with Hollywood celebrities while on a stage that is slanted at a 22-degree angle. Think Whose Line Is It Anyway? meets Wipeout!. Executive producer and contestant Carell brought

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    Ben Stiller, Seth Meyers, Michael Ian Black and Mike Myers talk comedy for Epix event (Exclusive video)

    During the 19th annual Nantucket Film Festival in Massachusetts this past June, the comedy loving folks at Epix were there to document a the All-Star Comedy Roundtable featuring host Michael Ian Black, Ben Stiller, Seth Meyers and Mike Myers. The full hour-long presentation will premiere on Epix on Oct. 25 at 8 pm ET, but for now we’ve got an exclusive clip. In it, Mike Myers talks about the origin

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    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Larry David, Michael Ian Black join Michael J. Fox and others for Parkinson’s fundraiser

    Are you tired of Uncle Larry calling you up with a bad joke he heard at the office? Well from now until Oct. 2, you can bid to have a comedian call to tell you a great joke to support Parkinson’s disease! Shaking With Laughter, a charity started by former Seinfeld writer Marc Jaffe and his wife, Karen, have declared Oct. 23 National “Tell a Joke for Parkinson’s Day.” Apparently

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    Hell Baby trailer with Rob Corddry, Leslie Bibb, Michael Ian Black, more is here (Video)

    It’s not out in theaters until Sept. 6, but today we were gifted with the first official trailer for Hell Baby, the comedy horror flick starring Rob Corddry and Leslie Bibb and feautring the likes of Michael Ian Black, Thomas Lennon, Riki Lindhome, Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel, Keegan-Michael Key, Kumail Nanjiani and Robert Ben Garant. Lennon and Garant wrote and directed the feature, which centers on Corddry and Bibb, who

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    Happy Father’s Day: 10 bits on being a dad with Patton Oswalt, Louis C.K., Jim Gaffigan, more!

    Tomorrow is Father’s Day, so whether he was your greatest idol growing up or a complete dead beat, you are obligated to acknowledge his existence. And if you’re a dad, milk it for all it’s worth. It’s the one day each year when your kids have to think of your positive qualities long enough to pick out a hallmark card and scribble their names on it. In honor of Father’s

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    Read: Marc Maron and Michael Ian Black blast each other on Twitter

    It’s been a while since we’ve seen a good old-fashioned comedian Twitter spar– although I feel this one between Marc Maron and Michael Ian Black has far less goodwill than Maron’s back-and-forth with Patton Oswalt last June. If you follow Maron even a little or have heard Maron’s interview with Black on WTF, you know the two have a somewhat sort-of-like/hate relationship– and that came through painfully clear in this

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    Second season of Burning Love premieres: Watch the first two episodes (Video)

    The wait is over! Burning Love’s second season premiered today on Yahoo! Screen, boasting not one, but two episodes! For the uninitiated, Burning Love is a Bachelor-type parody created and written by Erica Oyama and directed by Ken Marino; the two are married in real life. While the first season (full season here) followed the Bachelor formula — with Marino playing bachelor Mark Orlando — this season features season one

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    David Wain on Wet Hot American Summer sequel: We have more than a few pages done (Exclusive)

    Once the hopes and chatter became official months ago when David Wain and Michael Showalter confirmed that yes, there would, indeed, be a sequel to the cult comedy classic Wet Hot American Summer, comedy nerds worldwide have been asking: When? The question, of course, comes from an emotional place, because we all know that a project like this takes time– especially since its creators are plenty busy with multiple projects.

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