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Seinfeld, Romano, Silverman, Oswalt, Buress, and More Reminisce About 'Bill Cosby: Himself'

"Bill Cosby's like Dad and Richard Pryor's like your dirty old uncle. You know what I mean? Uncle Richard would, like, sneak you beers and give you firecrackers at Thanksgiving. Bill Cosby is like every comedian's father."

-Comedian Eric Andre reflecting on the concert film Bill Cosby: Himself in a 30th anniversary piece in GQ that also features Jerry Seinfeld, Ray Romano, Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt, Hannibal Buress, and Larry Wilmore sharing their thoughts on the wildly influential performance.

Watching Ray Romano Come to Terms With His Fame on the Road in '95 Miles to Go'

It’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of the comedy world. There are a raft of comedy documentaries exploring comedy and comedians, but do they really have anything significant to add to the discussion? This series looks at comedy documentaries and whether they’re interesting, insightful, and possibly even…funny?

95 Miles to Go, as the title suggests, is a classic road movie. In the summer of 2001, following the fifth season of Everybody Loves Raymond, Ray Romano and Raymond writer Tom Caltabiano hit the road for a very unglamorous stand-up tour of the [...]

The Lost Roles of NewsRadio

Casting is one of the most important processes in television. Placing the right actors in the right roles can determine whether or not an entire show rings true. Thus, casting directors and showrunners consider a variety of possibilities before going into production. In “Lost Roles,” we’ll be examining the missed opportunities — the roles that could have been — and exploring how some casting choices that almost happened would have changed the TV industry and the comedy world, at large.

NewsRadio was NBC's critically-acclaimed but ratings-challenged offbeat ensemble workplace sitcom a decade before the network's current Thursday night block. Although not as influential as The Larry Sanders Show, [...]

Everybody Hates Raymond – They're Wrong

When I have children, I'll sit them on my lap and explain to them that when I was their age we had an expression about a piece of art that was not to our liking. That expression was, “not my cup of tea.” I'll explain to them that this expression was used when talking about a piece of art that, despite its pedigree and achievement, was simply not to a person’s liking. This phrase will seem very alien to my children since they will have been brought up exclusively in the Internet age. Today, there are two absolute ways to voice your opinion about a piece of art and [...]

Ray Romano Always Puts Comedy Before Parenting

Don't be coy with me, Craig. What was that code word? It's good to see that 1) Ray still closely resembles the character of Ray that everybody presumably loves and 2) Ray is just always doing bits, regardless of parental obligations. Keep on doing your bits, Ray. Everybody luvs ya – even if your wife doesn't.

Watch Tina Fey, Jimmy Kimmel, Alec Baldwin, and Ray Romano Honor David Letterman

The annual Kennedy Center Honors were held a few weeks ago, with late night pioneer David Letterman being amongst those recognized at the prestigious White House ceremony. The event aired last week on CBS, and it's now been uploaded online. Big-time comedy people Tina Fey, Jimmy Kimmel, Alec Baldwin, and Ray Romano all trekked out to Washington to pay tribute to Letterman, who seemed to not hate the whole ceremony as much as you'd expect Letterman to hate something like this. Hit the jump for the rest of the Letterman portion of the ceremony and to see Jimmy Kimmel offend an important ballerina.

Ray Romano, James Spader Or Catherine Tate To Be Your New Michael Scott?

This economy practically guarantees that a host of qualified candidates will be available to be Michael Scott's replacement. Well, that and the fact that it's fictional world that can hold as many celebrity cameos as the budget will allow. Ray Romano, James Spader and Catherine Tate join The Office finale on May 19, potentially vying with Will Arnett and Ricky Gervais for the coveted role of branch manager of a paper distribution company. According to TVLine, of the five announced guest stars only Spader and British comedian Tate could realistically take over; both Romano and Arnett are already committed other projects, and given his history with the series, [...]