Before the Hangover dominated the pantheon of comedy films, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy was the film all your friends would sit around and quote. Now, it’s sequel is finally here after eight inexcusable years.
Funny man Chris Kattan has made our sides hurt badly from laughing during his films, whether it was Night at the Roxbury or Corky Romano. But what most people would be surprised to know about Kattan is that unlike many of his fellow Saturday Night Live colleagues, he did not begin with stand-up comedy.
If you only know Doug Stanhope from the second iteration of “The Man Show,” you don’t know Doug Stanhope.
“I’m glad – if only for the experience and the first-hand knowledge of how smothered the creative process gets when you deal with television and their lot,” Stanhope said. “I only wish that all the execs who called the shots were equally shamed publicly for the finished product.”
Its awards season and the best is yet to come. Nominations for the second annual Comedy Awards on Comedy Central were just announced last week and the competition is fierce. The awards will be taped on Saturday, April 28 and will aired on Sunday, May 6.
Doug Stanhope is unlike any other comedian of his generation. Most middle-aged comedians are caught somewhere between the foibles of parenting, marriage and death. Not him. Doug comes from a tradition of controversial comics, most notably the late Bill Hicks and George Carlin, that have tested the boundaries of social commentary as much as humor itself. His equally gravelly and nasal tone embody a certain caustic yet equally irritated voice that matches his social and political observation fueled humor.
His voice is heard by millions every morning as “Nephew Tommy” on the Steve Harvey Morning Show. Comedian and actor Thomas Miles recently talked with AmericasComedy.Com about his beginnings in radio, his Shakespearean roots, what it was like to be the opening act for the late Luther Vandross, and those prank phone calls that have become his calling card. Miles also hits the road regularly headlining clubs, hosting events like the Essense Music Festival and even traveling overseas to perform for American troops as part of the USO.
The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences decided to re-invite Sacha Baron Cohen back to the upcoming Academy Awards. Cohen’s publicist has confirmed that the comedian will walk the red carpet dressed in his dictator outfit with full approval from the academy.
Whether she’s smoking pot on her hit reality TV show, ridiculing a celebrities’ wardrobe on the red carpet, or perhaps getting another round of Botox, it seems as if comedian Joan Rivers is not ready to give up her title of being the center of attention just yet.
Comedian Doug Stanhope, 2011′s undeniable comic breakout star, is releasing a new digital album on March 6, 2012 titled, Before Turning the Gun on Himself. The album was recorded in Salt Lake City, Utah, at The Complex on July 19, 2011.
Kurt is involved in projects for television, does improv and has started doing more and more stand-up on the road. This may have led to the fact that we had to reschedule our first appointment for a phone interview because he was on deadline for a television show. The second time? Well, just read below.