Mike Myers: Auteur

People weren’t quite sure what to make of Mike Myers’ (alleged) hosting gig as Tommy Maitland on the new Gong Show. Why the makeup? Why the backstory? “The novelty of Maitland’s presence on The Gong Show, however, becomes tired quickly,” wrote Decider’s Jade Budowski. “With such a great lineup of judges, why not just let Myers […]

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Once a Soup Nazi, always The Soup Nazi: Larry Thomas will reprise his Emmy-nominated Seinfeld role for Colossal Clusterfest

San Francisco’s first-ever Colossal Clusterfest this June will include interactive exhibits for fans of hit sitcoms South Park, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Seinfeld. The Seinfeld set-up at Clusterfest features a full-scale re-creation of Jerry’s apartment in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, a Festivus pole, and food from Monk’s Cafe and the Soup Nazi. […]

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What sets Anthony Atamanuik apart from all Trump impersonators: The madness layered into The President Show on Comedy Central

I’ve been telling you since Anthony Atamanuik first stepped onto the UCB stage to debate James Admonian as “Trump vs. Bernie” for the first time, that we were watching something special. Sure, you can find plenty of other Trump impersonators, and plenty more since Trump became president. You may laugh at one or all of […]

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Dan Whitney on learning the business of show and making Larry the Cable Guy a star

Before Dan Whitney became Larry the Cable Guy, he called up radio stations with what then was an even more popular character or two: Rose and Iris, two little old ladies from Boca Raton, Fla. He reminisced about his pre-Larry prank calls in a new interview for In Depth with Graham Bensinger, which airs in […]

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Josh Ruben Should Be a Snapchat Superstar

A couple of months back, our very own Daniel Hurwitz compiled a spot on list of nine comedians worth following on Snapchat. Today, I’d like to cover one of those fine folks in some more detail, in this first ever This Week in Web Videos edition that talks about Snapchat (I know, I’m very late to […]

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