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Steve Carell on Comedy: "I Don't Want to Overthink It"

"There are no universal truths [about comedy]. I am very reticent about talking about what makes something funny. I love to hear these comedic minds talk about themselves and their careers and why they think things might be funny. But if something works, I don't want to overthink it. It might not work next time."

- Steve Carell explaining his comic philosophy to The Wall Street Journal in a piece about Inside Comedy, the Showtime interview series he produces.

Have Yourself a Night of Comedy with the Premieres of Inside Comedy & The Ruckus

It's finally time for the long-awaited and saliva-inducing Inside Comedy on Showtime, whose first episode, an interview with Jerry Seinfeld and Don Rickles, airs tomorrow at 11. But that won't be the night's only new standup-focused television show! Comedy Central is also premiering Russell Simmons Presents The Ruckus at 10, hosted by J.B. Smoove and featuring established black comics (unlike the near-entirely white Inside Comedy). What an evening it'll be, for those who don't have outside obligations (who are we kidding, for all of us). First you'll crack a beer and laugh at jokes from today's comics, then kick back with a brandy and theorize with the [...]

Showtime's Upcoming Comedy Documentary Series Sounds Incredible

Hoo boy. You might as well just rip the entire page of January 26 out of your word-a-day calendar right now, because I know what you'll be doing at 11pm that night. You'll be watching the premiere of Showtime's Inside Comedy, a ten-episode "comedy documentary series from Curb Your Enthusiasm's David Steinberg and Steve Carell." Yes, it sounded good when it was called Laughing Stock; it sounds even better now than it's actually happening. Steinberg will interview Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Mel Brooks, Don Rickles, Jonathan Winters and Ellen DeGeneres about "their career-defining moments, personal struggles and the people who inspired them."

You're not salivating yet? Let [...]