The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny programs waiting to be rediscovered by comedy nerds like you and me. Each week, this column will highlight a new gem waiting for you at the Paley Library to quietly laugh at. (Seriously, it’s a library, so keep it down.)
Recently, the Internet exploded with big news that Bob Odenkirk and David Cross would be going on a reunion tour and publishing [...]
Vine is a toy from Twitter that challenges users to make the most profound work ever committed to video in exactly six seconds. Or at the very least, challenges comedians to bring a little more laughter into this world. Every Tuesday we showcase five of the funniest short shorts of the past week.
Your RSS feed might be difficult and not show the videos, but trust us – they are there.
More funny people made their first attempts at Vine this past week. As part of #OneVineDay and the Just For Laughs festival in Chicago, some comedians who were either waiting for the app to get to Android and/or [...]
There are plenty o' podcasts but that doesn't mean there's too many. No really, I'm being serious. Sure there are gaggles of great giggle-inducing shows of comedians chillaxin' but there are certain topics and niches unaddressed. Well, the Earwolf podcast network is about to address many o' those niches with a whole mess of new and newish shows.
Specifically, they are adding three music-related shows, including Shortwave, a sort of WTF for musicians hosted by Grant-Lee Phillips. "Getting into music is a natural extension for us," explained Scott Aukerman. "I have bands on my show all the time, and we all know that musicians and comedians are [...]
Do you smoke pot? Don't worry, I'm not a cop. You ever get so high that you find yourself hanging out with some dude named Ganja John and then Ganja John takes out one of his eyes and you are like, "Woooooah, put your eye back in, dude?" Well that happened to Brian Posehn and it changed him forever. Also, I am a cop, you're arrested. JK, I'm not. Double JK, put your hands behind your back and laugh, because triple JK, this was a bit.
Since rising to sitcom stardom in the late 90's, Patton Oswalt has led an eclectic career, also finding success as a stand-up comedian, voice actor, author, and both a comedic and dramatic actor. This coming year may see Oswalt adding the title of Oscar nominee to his resume, with some serious awards buzz surrounding his latest performance in the Jason Reitman/Diablo Cody film Young Adult, which opens this week in selected cities.
Throughout his storied career, Patton Oswalt has had his fair share of missed opportunities – roles he turned down, tried out for but didn't get, and some projects that fell apart before they made it to a viewing audience. [...]