Here's a brand new clip from Nick Kroll's Comedy Central series Kroll Show in which he and SNL writer John Mulaney reprise their "Oh, Hello" characters, George St Geegland (Mulaney) and Gil Faizon (Kroll). Kroll and Mulaney created the characters, a pair of Alan Alda-obsessed, Upper West Side, middle-aged divorcees, whom they've played onstage and in viral videos since 2008. In this clip, George and Gil are hosting a prank show called Too Much Tuna, pulling a fun joke on Gil's stepson Elon (played by Kroll Show writer Joe Mande). Kroll Show premieres next Wednesday at 10:30, but is it too soon to start hoping for an "Oh, [...]
Sarah Colonna tweeted this picture that reveals this year's Variety "10 Comics to Watch", probably because she was super excited to be featured. Also probably excited are: Jillian Bell, Kurt Braunohler, Rob Delaney, Lil Rel Howery, Jake & Amir, Moshe Kasher, Joe Mande, Rory Scovel, and Jessica Williams. Considering its track record, this is a big break for these young comedians. Last year's list included Rebel Wilson, Amy Schumer, Harris Wittels, Chris D'Elia, and Pete Holmes and they're doing all right. The issue doesn't officially get released until 7/25, so we won't know why each was picked until then. But it's probably because they're all funny and cool and [...]
At around 2:00pm today, Joe Mande announced via Tweet (check it out below) that he was hired as a writer on Parks & Recreation and he'll be moving to LA. This is big news for Joe, who has been a fixture of the New York comedy scene for years. When Mande was on WTF in January 2011, Maron speculated that writing was the natural path for him. He has since written on this season of Delocated and the yet to debut The Nick Show Kroll. The position will reunite Mande with his former college sketch group teammate Harris Wittels, who has been writing on Parks since the second season. Joining Megan [...]
As regular fans of The Chris Gethard Show know, "Checking in With Alyssa" features call-ins from 16-year-old Alyssa. On this week's episode, though, Alyssa was in town, and Gethard put together a fantastically star-studded hour just for her, including visits from Joe Mande, CollegeHumor's Jeff Rubin, Grizz Chapman, 30 Rock writer Kay Cannon, Zachary Levi from Chuck, Jack McBrayer, and SNL's Bobby Moynihan. Oh, and a letter and Subway footlong from Jon Glaser of Delocated, a call-in from Seth Meyers on the west coast, and a video tour of Liz Lemon's office from Tina Fey (how awesome is it that there's a picture of Amy Poehler in [...]
Joe Mande's Conan set last night contained my favorite Joe Mande bit of all time. It's also a bit which makes me laugh extra loud while darting my eyes from side-to-side with the secret shameful knowledge that I'm two egg creams and one pickling class away from full-blown foodieism. So drink his jokes in! Drink them in like the drinkie you are!