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.
What if David Letterman produced a show featuring a guy from The State, one of the funny actors from Modern Family, and the Mac [...]
Gothamist had Michael Ian Black interview Marc Maron in advance of Maron's new IFC show, and it proves to be as contentious as any conversation between Michael Ian Black and Marc Maron. Listen to the full audio below or head over to Gothamist to read the nonstop barrage of insults and apologies for yourself.
Here's the first episode of Michael Ian Black's new Adult Swim show You're Whole, a phony 11-minute self-improvement infomercial he stars in as ponytailed sleazebag Randall Tyree Mandersohn. Black wrote the series with Stella/State buddy Michael Showalter directing. Adult Swim produced three episodes, which will be airing at 4am over the next three weeks. The first episode (above) will be playing on Adult Swim at 4am M-F this week, with the second episode airing at that time every day next week, and the third the week after.
Adult Swim is no stranger to airing fake infomercials created by comedians early in the morning. Three years ago, David Cross and Jon [...]
Ken Marino has been alternative comedy's leading hunk for about 20 years now, so he's the perfect candidate to pretend to pretend to find love. Burning Love is the ideal web series for people who enjoy when people ask, "can I steal you for a minute?" Well, Burning Love, because you are so funny and you have such a terrific cast of female comedians (Malin Akerman, Kristen Bell, Natasha Leggero, June Diane Raphael, Ken Jeong), you can steal me for around eight minutes a week. After the jump you can find episode two and three, where we learn which archetype from The Bachelor everyone represents and who is the famous [...]