Comedy Centrals newest star Nick Kroll is going to perform live at New York’s Gramercy Theatre, Thursday, Nov 29th! We have one pair of tickets (if more folks respond we may have a couple more pairs) to give away. If you happen to be in New York and would like to go, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with all your info. Click here to get tickets and more information.
A winner will be selected random, Wed Nov. 28th. For extra credit tweet or retweet us at @eclipsemagazine or like us on facebook at facebook.com/eclipsemagazine (yes, I know our fb page is janky, we’re working on it!) or watch our interview with Nick and leave a comment. In the meantime check out this interview we did with Nick at NYCC.
Man, I did a LOT of Interviews at New York Comic Con 2012 this year! I was “conning” it all weekend and I STILL have all the stuff from the SYFY Digital Weekend! Nick Kroll is Comedy Centrals newest star. His new show the “Kroll Show” is a new sketch comedy show that will soon hit the air. He sat down with a group of us downtrodden Comic-Con Press folk to tell us about the show, the pitfalls of doing political humor and why he isn’t the next Dave Chappelle!
Multiple nominees abound in Comedy Central’s First Annual Comedy Awards nominations. NBC’s 30 Rock leads the way with seven, but The Office and Modern Family are close behind with four apiece. On the movie side, Easy A and Kick-Ass also garnered four noms.
Comedy Central’s Comedy Awards were created to award the best achievements in comedy in film and television – a category that is so often ignored by The Oscars® and The Emmys®. The First Annual comedy awards will be broadcast across several networks – Comedy Central, Spike TV, TV Land, VH1 and Nick At Nite – on Sunday, April 10, 2011.
The complete list of nominations follows the jump.
Comedy Central’s Back From Hell: Tribute to Sam Kinison may be the most honest example of its kind – which makes sense, since Kinison was probably the most honest stand-up comic there’s ever been. How honest is this tribute? Lenny Clarke, on remembering when he heard the news that Kinison was dead, ‘My first thought was, did you see the body?’
In the New York city of an alternate universe, Mark Lilly [voiced by Matt Oberg] is literally fighting the system from within since the Department of Integration has been downsized to one working employee [him] – as opposed to his wizard colleague [who goes out of his way to avoid working] – to give Law enforcement the money they [say they] need. This makes Mark’s position literally unique – he is now the only official [functioning] functionary who can help werewolves, vampires, blobs and other arcane creatures integrate into New York society.
Sarah Silverman is an actor/stand-up comic who looks like an especially pretty girl next door while writing material that can best be described as whimsically shocking. How else to explain an episode of her The Sarah Silverman Program that weds a low-budget animated Little Mermaid spoof with bedwetting?
On Friday, Sarah Silverman talked to a number of television bloggers about the new season of The Sarah Silverman Program [Comedy Central, tonight, 10:30/9:30C]. Subjects ranged from the personal [her new boyfriend] to the sensitive [her ongoing battle with depression] as well as the way her show is written and why it gets so outrageous.
Can someone please explain Sarah Silverman’s appeal? She’s never done anything that I found funny, granted I’ve only seen her in 30 second increments. The 3rd Season Premiere of her Comedy Central Show, The Sarah Silverman Program debuts tonight at 10:30 pm (EST).
If you only know Craig Ferguson as Drew’s boss on The Drew Carey show, or as the affable talk show host [the one who actually engages in conversation with his guests], then you may be in for a wee bit o’ shock when you play Comedy Central’s Craig Ferguson: A Wee Bit o’ Revolution [which was recorded on July 4, 2008].
To begin with, the subject matter is all over the map [with a throughline on his becoming an America citizen earlier that day]. Ferguson can make a case for Sean Connery as the only James Bond [and dismiss the current lad in a wickedly concise and nasty manner] while noting that he always seems to be playing Sean Connery [Sean Connery as a Russian submarine commander in The Hunt For Red October, for example].
He is also quick to point out how born Americans take their situation, vis-à-vis various freedoms, for granted – and why that’s so wrong. His tale of how he decided to become and American citizen may even be funnier than his riff on Connery. He even steps over the line into Christopher Titus Land when he talks about his ex – though he comes at the situation from an entirely different perspective.
Whether he’s talking about rehab [a simultaneously hilarious and sobering bit] or addressing the topics listed above, Ferguson’s no-nonsense approach is completely winning. His delivery is assured and stage presence is solid – and the accent gives his material an unexpected texture. A Wee Bit o’ Revolution may be Ferguson’s first stand-up special, but it certainly won’t be his last.
Features: Interview With Craig Ferguson; Speech at Boston’s Historic Faneuil Hall, July 4, 2008.
“If you are in here tonight, never having contemplated suicide – you have never truly been in love,” states Christopher Titus as he opens his Comedy Central Valentine’s Day Special. “And if you are in here and have never contemplated murder,” he adds, “you have never been divorced!” Titus has become one of our premier comedians by turning his highly unorthodox life into comedy routines that leave “edgy” gasped in the dust. Love is Evol is no exception.
Love is Evol deals with his divorce from his wife of fifteen years, that “demon slithering from the fiery depths of Satan’s anus – though for legal reasons, I have to call her Kate.” His detailing of the proceedings is without mercy – for both parties. It’s filled with sage wisdom on many subjects – including breast implants after five years, or more, of marriage. He also introduces a part of his character he calls his “inner retard” – which, when combined with his physical behavior, could be considered politically incorrect in the extreme. Then you listen to his inner retard’s musings and, as pessimistic as it is, it’s also at least as smart as Titus’ more “normal” self. At first you’ll laugh, then you’ll feel guilty, and then you’ll laugh some more.
The first half of Love is Evol deals with Titus’ divorce. The second half deals with his finding – miracle of miracles – his perfect woman and, even more miraculously, actually getting together with her in spite of his many and varied idiocies, which he describes in heart-stoppingly funny detail.
This DVD is not for the faint of heart, or the self-appointed arbiters of political correctness. Love is Evol could be injurious to their mental and physical health. For everyone else, it is quite possibly the funniest single comedy performance since his Norman Rockwell is Bleeding. And, as Titus would say, “No wussies!”
Features include: Titus vs. Cupid: Behind the Scenes at the Photo Shoot; The Fans Speak: Love on the Rocks, and Countdown to V-Day [Titus’ Valentine tips for guys].