| Dec 11, 2013
| 9:26 AM
Dave Chappelle, no fool, has now added a fourth show to his tour stop at the Fillmore Miami Beach this week. Tickets for the new show, set for midnight Saturday night, are on sale now.
Last week Chappelle quickly sold out his show at 8 p.m. Friday,...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Robert D. Wachs, who discovered comedian Eddie Murphy, managed him for more than a decade and produced a number of his films, died of pancreatic cancer in Manhattan on December 2. He was 73.
In 1975 Wachs co-founded the Comic Strip in New York City,...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 7:58 AM
In the continuing whirlwind that is the "Anchorman 2" press tour, the cast stopped by "Saturday Night Live" this weekend to join host and their co-star Paul Rudd.
In the final sketch of the night, Rudd was joined by Will Ferrell and David Koechner as...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 12:30 PM
FX Networks has locked up Louis C.K.'s services as a writer and director on TV series for the foreseeable future, inking a multi-year overall deal with the hyphenate's Pig Newton banner.
Deal with the FX Prods. unit calls for Pig Newton to develop pilots...
| Nov 29, 2013
When Michael Che took the stage two years ago at Caroline's in Manhattan, he was polished, poised and prepared. Che left the tiny stage to hearty applause. The big surprise was that Che actually made his stand-up debut in 2010.
His development continues...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 3:08 PM
Neither White House invaders nor a team of aging comedians could expel "Monsters University" from the top of Rentrak's DVD sales chart.
The prequel to Pixar's hit computer-animated family film "Monsters, Inc." was the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray title...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 2:17 PM
"Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell," the talk-and-comedy series hosted by Bell and executive produced by Chris Rock, has been canceled.
The axing marks the first cancellation for FXX, the comedy-heavy satellite network of FX that launched in September....
| Nov 10, 2013
These are my Top 5 Most Difficult Jobs: 5. Middle-school teacher; 4. Rahm Emanuel's relaxation consultant; 3. President of the United States; 2. Donald Trump's barber; 1. Comedian.
This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal,...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 4:32 PM
On Demand DVD New Releases Nov. 4-10 Grown Ups 2 After having moved his family from Hollywood back to his hometown, Lenny (Adam Sandler) and his buddies indulge in a wild day filled with old bullies, new bullies, schizo bus drivers, drunk cops on skis and...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 3:13 PM
In a new feature on The Theater Loop’s Funny page, freelance writer Jason Heidemann trolls Chicago’s stand-up clubs, wandering all over the city and suburbs. In this space, he’ll report back his musings on the jokes, the talent and the...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 10:03 AM
Adam Sandler and company are back in this comedy sequel that truly is more of the same, though the big plot device has Sandler's character moving back to his hometown to reunite with his pals (Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade) again.
The guys strike...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 1:08 PM
Tom Haverford, Aziz Ansari's character on NBC's "Parks and Recreation," lost a bit of his swagger recently when "Orphan Black" star Tatiana Maslany guest starred as Nadia, a doctor who makes Tom swoon.
Tom's loss of confidence as he clumsily tried to woo...