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Topic: Comedy

Funny Business: What Standup Comedy Taught Me About Pitching Work to Clients

Lessons from the stage

We've all been there. Walking out of a client meeting with a sick feeling in your stomach. Seething silently as you try to figure out how the client didn't see…

Holiday Inn Express Wants You to Take a (Virtual) Shower With Comedian Rob Riggle

360-degree video showcases important amenity

Nobody wants a stranger in their shower. And, unless you're a morning person, you especially don't want them talking to you in a manner more chipper than their yellow rain…

Lena Dunham Wore the Same Outfit 3 Days in a Row, and Ann Taylor's Loft Is Psyched

Could the brand be ... cool?

Loft has been courting millennials for months, and it just won over the generation's queen—Lena Dunham. The Girls star published a lengthy Instagram post this week about loving a Loft…

Comedian Rob Corddry Says Working at The Daily Show Sucked the Fun Out of News

But he still enjoys a good Twitter joke every now and then

Specs Age 44 Claim to fame Creator and star of the Emmy-winning Adult Swim series Childrens Hospital (Fridays at midnight); star of the upcoming HBO show Ballers (premieres June 21 at 10…

The Not-So-Funny State of TV Comedy

These are grim times for the sitcom, but networks remain optimistic

Over the past dozen years of taping Two and a Half Men on Stage 26 on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, Calif., Jon Cryer had grown to dread the…

Adult Swim's Warped Viral Sitcom Parody References a Stunning 30+ Shows and Movies

'Too Many Cooks' crams a lot in the kitchen

Adult Swim lifer and writer/director Casper Kelly has really outdone himself with this one: Too Many Cooks, an 11-minute credits sequence for the show Infomercials, runs the gamut from sitcom…

Max Greenfield Is Glad Fox Forced Him to Use Twitter

But the New Girl star tones it down for the post-Glee crowd

Specs Who Max Greenfield Age 33 Accomplishments Stars as Schmidt in Fox’s New Girl; appears in They Came Together, in theaters and on-demand now Base Los Angeles What’s the first information you consume in the…

Chelsea Handler Has Found That New Gig—at Netflix

Unhappy at E!, she's on streaming starting in October

Chelsea Handler trashed her bosses at E! pretty hard on The Howard Stern Show earlier this year but that hasn't affected her hiring prospects. The comedian's hour-long special Uganda Be…

Jackie de Crinis Returns From Paradise to Take On USA’s Wider Development Mission

Goes well beyond original scripted dramas

   Specs Who Jackie de Crinis New gig Evp, original programming, USA Network  Old gig Senior programming executive, USA Network Age 49  In a recent interview with Adweek, chairman of NBCU Cable Entertainment Bonnie Hammer said USA Network…

FX's Archer Finally Goes Full Danger Zone in New Promo

Top Gun spoof is a long time coming

Well, they finally went and did it. After four solid seasons of douchebaggy secret agent Sterling Archer bellowing "DANGER ZONE!" in a Logginsy falsetto, FX has re-created the hilariously self-serious music…

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