This week, Marc Maron's show Maron premieres on IFC. The show is based loosely on the comedian's experience creating and hosting his WTF with Marc Maron podcast. Since the podcast's creation in 2009, Maron has interviewed everyone from Carrot Top to Bryan Cranston to Jonathan Winters, and Maron's candid conversational style paired with his signature blend of honesty, insecurity, and resentment has shone a light on the emotional backstories behind respected and despised comedians, actors, and musicians alike.
After nearly 400 episodes, it's hard to identify the absolute best of anything without leaving a ton of great stuff out, but here is a list of some of the most [...]
Time magazine released the "Time 100" today, its annual list of the world's most influential people, and America's two newest 11:35pm talk show hosts, Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel, made the cut. Other comedy people that made the list include Lena Dunham, Mindy Kaling, and The Onion character Joe Biden. Ben Stein, Kimmel's old boss on Comedy Central's Win Ben Stein's Money, wrote a blurb about him ("Whenever I have been in scrapes and have told Jimmy about it, he always says the same thing, 'I've got your back.'"), while Justin Timberlake wrote Fallon's, telling a story about the two of them doing a hilarious bit together at his [...]
Fast Company has compiled a list of all the fake TV shows from the past seven seasons of 30 Rock, from Queen of Jordan to Bitch Hunter. Check out the list here, which is a pretty great trip through 30 Rock memory lane, even if they forgot to include the fake hit BET series Black Frasier.
Forbes magazine put out its annual "30 Under 30" list today, and a lot of big comedy people made the Hollywood portion of the list, including Kate McKinnon (28, SNL), Aziz Ansari (29, Parks and Recreation), Maude Apatow (15, This Is 40), Lena Dunham (26, Girls), Chris Colfer (22, Glee), Greta Gerwig (29, Greenberg), Simon Rich (28, writer for SNL), and Rebel Wilson (28, Bridesmaids), plus a bunch of non-comedy people, but who cares about them, right? And what about that 8-year-old who created Axe Cop? Is he not eligible for this list? Talk about a snub! He's waaaayyy under 30 and he already created a TV show. Get [...]
The American Film Institute just put out the AFI Awards, its annual list of the 10 best movies and TV shows of the year, and a few comedies made the cut this time around. Unlike other awards shows, the AFI Awards have no winners or losers – it's just a top 10 list for movies and a top 10 for TV. On the TV list, Girls, Louie, and Modern Family were the only comedies, joining a bunch of serious stuff (American Horror Story, Breaking Bad, Game Change, Game of Thrones, Homeland, Mad Men, The Walking Dead) in the 10 best list. Big-screen comedy-wise, Moonrise Kingdom and Silver Linings Playbook [...]