SNL puts another comedian from behind the camera to the big screen.
>Bill Hader is a SNL cast member and he is set to star in indie comedy “Lawless”.
Stand up comedian Dane Cook is planning to develop a half-hour comedy at NBC. The comedian signed a deal with NBC for the next television season. There aren’t so many details about Cook’s project, but this would be his first comedy show on network television, without counting his guest appearances.
Stand up comedian Michael Jr. is going to record his first solo stand up comedy video on Friday, September 9 in Dallas, TX at the Southlake Campus of Gateway. The stand up comedy show called Gateway to Comedy; Laugh Until It Hurts is going to be taped in front of a live audience and the tickets for the show are free.
Just for Laughs comedy festival is approaching his end, so the Canadian Comedy Network announced its own comedy projects that include collaboration with stand up comedians like Jeremy Hotz and Russell Peters.
Howie Mandel, the Canadian stand-up comedian, television host, and actor, is well known as host of the NBC game show Deal or No Deal, as well as the show's daytime and Canadian-English counterparts. Nowadays, the stand up comedian is a judge on NBC's America's Got Talent, replacing David Hasselhoff, in the fifth season of the reality talent contest. But, apparently, he has too much spear time and he wants to get involved in another comedy project.
Laughter Against the Machine is a new stand up comedy project proposed by stand up comedian W. Kamau Bell in collaboration with comedians Janine Brito and Nato Green. The trio started a Kickstarter account to finance the project in his full name: Laughter Against the Machine: A Tour Documentary.
Even if stand up comedy was not his first choice and not the road he expected to go on, John Hastings is new very excited about stand up comedy. He went to Concordia University Theatre School and planned to be an actor. But soon he realized that acting is not going to work for him. ”I'm just not built to be an actor, and I have big problems taking huge swaths of direction, especially in a theatrical setting," said Hastings.
Larry David is an actor, writer, stand-up comedian, and producer. He is best known as the co-creator and co-writer of Seinfeld, and for starring as a semi-fictionalized version of himself in Curb Your Enthusiasm. But before this shows, Larry David did some stand-up comedy. He gave it up for the collaboration with Jerry Seinfeld.
Stand-up comedian Lisa Lampanelli is hoping to have a Broadway one-woman show and is now working on writing the script, according to New York Magazine. The show has not received a name yet, but the stand-up comedian knows the topic: it is going to be about food. Before, her stand-up comedy shows revolved around men and food. But now, because he is married, she is going to stick to food.
Stand-up comedian and writer Dave Sinker opened the stand-up comedy club called Comedy Shrine in 2005. The Comedy Shrine was located on a second story along Chicago Avenue in downtown Naperville, but now it has a whole new appearance that hopefully will attract more people.
A new website will be developed to honor the memory of Rodney Dangerfield. For those who don’t know, Rodney Dangerfield was an American comedian, and actor, known for the catchphrases "I don't get no respect" or "I get no respect, I tell ya" and his monologues on that theme. He is also famous for his 1980s film roles, notably in Easy Money, Caddyshack and Back To School.
Even if comedian Bob Saget has done a long time in friendly sitcoms like “Full House” (1987-1995)and hosted “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (1989-1997), his first love still remains the stand-up comedy. He started as a stand-up comedian and, he says, nothing compares to it.
In order to support young performers to perfect their act in stand-up comedy, music, dance and theatre, Capitol Steps made an offer for Falls Church’s’ Creative Cauldron. The project offers young performers to join some workshops for microphone technique, presentational skills, comedic timing and cabaret that will help them find their way to performance.
The stand up comedian and co-creator of The Office hit television show is going to go on his first stand up comedy tour - Stephen Merchant Live: Hello Ladies witch will be at the Bich Winsor Hall on the 25th of November 2011.
The movie theater at 3175 N Broadway will be renovated as a comedy club by the Laugh Factory as a method of expanding the Laugh Factory Brand. The theater was about to be made into dental offices. Luckily the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce convinced the owner to wait for someone that will keep the tradition of this theater intact.
Russell Brand stripped off naked to promote his autobiography: My Booky Wook 2: This Time It's Personal.
Eddie Izzard backs up the 2012 London Olympic Games and urges the Brits to volunteer to help run the event.
Jimmy Carr signed up for a new show on Channel 4.
Jamie Foxx returns to FOX for new sketch comedy series.
Eddie Izzard has signed up for a role on Showtime's series United States of Tara, created and written by Academy Award winner Diablo Cody .
Ricky Gervais is already planning a film of his TV show Life's Too Short.
Seth Rogen will lend his voice for the new DreamWorks Animation movie, Boo U.
Tracy Morgan will make his stand up comedy debut this November, on HBO.
Comedian David Cross has signed up to join the new series on FOX Running Wilde, which will air this fall.
Chris Rock and Adam Sandler teamed up to produce a Richard Pryor biopic "Is It Something I Said?", a big-screen movie that will follow the legendary comedian's controversial life.
Comedian Jo Koy signed a talent deal with Warner Bros TV, to create a sitcom based on Jo Koy's stand up comedy.
Sarah Silverman joins the fight for healthier scool lunches, by urging Congress to support the Healthy School Meals Act of 2010, the bill that will offer schools the choice of serving healthier meals.
The comedian Ellen DeGeneres landed a new book deal, selling un untitled yet book to Grand Central Publications., part of the HAchette Book Group.
World Series of Comedy will return on September 20-25, in Las Vegas, and promises over 20 weeks of paid work and a CD recording deal for the winner stand up comedian.
The well-known comedian Carlos Mencia, will open Maggie Ritas Mexican Grill & Bar in partnership with the Restaurant Resource Management Group.
The funny stand up comedian Chris Rock has stated that he would prefer his children to have a different career than his own.
The comedian Eddie Murphy is panning to return to his first love: stand up comedy, after staying away from the stage for about 20 years. The comedian stated that Within the last six months or so I started getting an itch to do it again.
Carlos Mencia is going to be interviewed for "I am Comic", a new documentary that will be presented this summer on Showtime.
A book which includes George Carlin's writings and artwork will be released next year, courtesy of the regreted comedian's widow, Sally Wade.
Dave Chappelle spent $470,000 on a shopping center in Yellow Springs, Ohio. The stand up comedian that doesn't do much of stand up comedy, except on susrprise appearance, bought for himself the Kings Yard building, bidding not less than $470,000.
When showbiz and politics join forces, usually the circus is coming to town, but Eddie Izzard's support for Labour proves that this can be done with a touch of style. The British comedian, known for his unique comedy style and cross-dressing, said he volunteered to speak for Labour in Wales, Scotland and England. With Walws, the comedian has a special bond, due to the fact that he lived in south Wales when he was a child.
Dane Cook invited the Motley Crue drummer, Tommy Lee, to collaborate on the comedian's next album. The news was given by the comedian himself in an interview for MTV. "I used to love Motley Crue growing up and he's a big fan of mine. I called him (Tommy Lee) the other day and I said 'Would you collaborate on this thing that I put together?", stated Dane Cook.
Jerry Seinfeld will be back on TV with a new show, as NBC announces the new shows for 2009-2010. After the huge success of Bee Movie or Seinfeld TV show, when every Seinfeld episodes were making huge audience points with Seinfeld cast: George Costanza, Elaine Benes, Cosmo Kramer or Newman, the star will return to TV producing "The Marriage Refs", a primetime reality show.
Eddie Murphy quashed retirement rumors and he stated that he is going to film Beverly Hills Cop IV, because the "third Beverly Hills Cop was horrible"."I didn't want to leave it like that. The first two were cool and the third one was sh---y" the actor continued laughing.
After Eddie Murphy's new movie Imagine that, released in June 2009, the actor and stand up comedian will return on the big screen with another movie."A thousand words" is Eddie Murphy's new movie to be released next year, a comedic drama that is expected to be the actor's huge comeback, after his great success with Beverly Hills Cop or stand up comedy shows like Delirious or Raw.