Every year, Comedy Central gives 30-minute specials to a bunch of standups as part of their series The Half-Hour, with the achievement serving as a career milestone for the comedians selected. Comedy Central gave us this exclusive look at the list of the 15 comedians chosen to do an episode of The Half-Hour's third season in 2014, with the specials set to tape at Royale in Boston from March 25th to 28th. There's no word on when the new season of The Half-Hour will air, but it will feature Chris Gethard, who's turning his public access show The Chris Gethard Show into a pilot for Comedy Central; Chelsea Lately regular Fortune Feimster, [...]
It's been over a month since comedian Chris Gethard put his public access program, The Chris Gethard Show, on hold to focus on making a pilot version of the show for Comedy Central, but here he is with a video update on the pilot process and his life about a week ahead of the taping. Gethard reveals that the pilot will not air, his friends Tami Sagher and Tom Scharpling will be present at the taping to give him feedback, and the pilot will have a big special mystery guest who is yet to be announced. There's also a stool update from Gethard in there.
Wednesday night, The Chris Gethard Show held its third annual "Sandwich Night" episode, a pre-Thanksgiving tradition in which the entire show is devoted to people bringing their own sandwiches to the studio and talking about them. The holiday grows bigger and bigger every year and will hopefully become a federal holiday by this time 2014.
This week on the Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin show, Jeff is making a New York bucket list to prepare for his move to Los Angeles. To help him he brings on previous guests who live in New York, to suggest something for his bucket list.
"We got to the jet skis and the guy was like, all right so here is the gas, here is the emergency shutoff, I'm going to pin that to the jacket and okay here we go, and this guy just takes off at 40 mph, and just leaves us in the dust. We can barely see our tour guide on the horizon." – [...]
A UCB improviser and former Parks and Rec staff writer, Katie Dippold is behind one of this year's most highly anticipated summer comedy blockbusters. The Heat, which opens Friday and was directed by Freaks and Geeks and Bridesmaids director Paul Feig, stars Sandra Bullock as a federal agent and Melissa McCarthy as a Boston cop who are forced to team up to track down a drug dealer. I spoke with Katie at a press junket for the film, where we talked about female friendships in films and how Chris Gethard ended up playing himself in the movie.
How are you feeling? This is a lot of hype for your first film.
I'm excited. I'm nervous [...]