Chappelle's Show vet and Comedy Cellar regular Kurt Metzger says he's done courting the ire of bloggers who feign outrage in the service of page counts: "If you like it, good, and otherwise don't even watch it. I don't need to break it down any more than that." At the final party of Montreal's Just ... More >>
Comedian Louis C.K. is asking gossip purveyors TMZ to take down the footage of the aftermath of a fatal collision that killed comedian James McNair and critically injured several other people, including actor and comedian Tracy Morgan. And since it's unlikely that the site will actually pull the vid ... More >>
By Julie Seabaugh Between releasing stand-up special Mostly Sex Stuff on DVD and blu-ray, debuting the first 10 episodes of sketch/stand-up/interview series Inside Amy Schumer and announcing a 33-date national theater tour, native New Yorker Amy Schumer had one helluva 2013. There was also the mat ... More >>
Stiller's the best comedy director of his generation, hiding in plain sight
Actually they'd had dinner together the night before that, but I wasn't invited, so I can only report on the exchanges they had on yesterday's panel celebrating Universal's 100th year, moderated by deadline.com's Mike Fleming. Among the highlights: *Judd Apatow told Robert DeNiro that the Oscar wi ... More >>
The swag comedy of Aziz Ansari
Bridesmaids, the Kristen Wiig-penned and Judd Apatow-produced "anti-chick flick," has officially been declared a success. Most reviewers, including our own, seemed to enjoy it. The film beat low expectations and took in nearly $25 million dollars in its opening weekend. This probably means th ... More >>
Sam Zide Dan Weiss is the author of the blog Ask a Guy Who Likes Fat Chicks and he's profiled in our recent feature, "Guys Who Like Fat Chicks." He put together a list of ten hot famous bigger women with the disclaimer that he "tried to mix girls I personally think are pretty with girls you don't ha ... More >>
The "Bro"-ly Trinity"Bromance" was a term that just two years ago was just as hot as "metrosexual" was in 2004. Where have all of the Bros gone since then? A thread posted on Reddit last week reminded us of the since forgotten favorite term. Does it have a chance to make a comeback or are the ... More >>
"This Little Piggy" joke goes here.• Two women have been arrested by FBI agents in connection to Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme. Joanne Crupi and Annette Bongiorno (Madoff's secretary, who owns a $2.6 million mansion in Boca Raton) were both arrested at their homes in, respectively, New Jerse ... More >>
Check out the TV rejects of Conan, Ben Stiller, and Judd Apatow
Sex, drugs, rock 'n' Apatow
Aziz Ansari is on his morning commute through the Hollywood Hills to his real serious day job -- NBC's Parks and Recreation, with Amy Poehler -- and is willing to be a trooper and get through this interview despite L.A. traffic and bad cell phone reception. You see, the in-demand comedian h ... More >>
We will, in the closing days of this wretched decade, list the Top Ten reasons why it sucked. Reason #10 is here. This is #9. Name your favorite artists of the past decade. Tough one, huh? The Voice plays the best-of-decade game in the current issue, and we salute the fine crit ... More >>
Everyone say, 'Raaaaaaaandy!'
We're used to conservatives telling us that everything is good for conservatives, even apparent reversals. But Ross Douthat is a contrarian conservative, so in the Sunday Times he explains why the relatively modest opening weekend take for Judd Apatow's Funny People -- that is, it was #1, but ... More >>
Lionel DeluyMore like an interpreter of hitmaking: Fabolous In this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla hops the trans-Brooklyn express with Oneida, New York's finest purveyor of impromptu noise-punk trilogies. Sean Fennessey on Fabolous's new Loso's Way: "A classic mixtape rapper with no cl ... More >>
Aziz Ansari performs at Comix on January 9 and 10. Tickets are still available here. Comedian Aziz Ansari studied marketing at NYU and came up through the city's underground comedy scene before earning his break as co-creator and co-star of MTV sketch show Human Giant. He's now departed for L.A., ... More >>
Rogen and Franco, on the run and madly in love
With midget clowns!
Jason Segel has balls, and uses them to great effect
When I first read about the Time 100 Finalists for the magazine's annual list of the world's most influential people, I thought "Why are they calling them finalists when there are only a 100 of them? Aren't they they just the winners then?" But there are more than 100 finalists who will be whittled ... More >>
Steel yourself for 2008 with a look back at the year's best scripts
Yes, yes, we know. This was the YEAR OF APATOW. Beg to differ?
Sending up the pop biopic, Walk Hard sells cheap laughs and lifeless Cox
Navigating the great costumes and lousy underage fucks as Halloween descends
Answer all correctly and win a Def Leppard album
Take the Balls of Fury quiz and win a Def Leppard album!
Geeky, freaky teen virgins attempt to get knocked up in Superbad, produced by guess who?
Judd Apatow delivers another spot-on geek-fantasy-come-true with Knocked Up