Toronto’s JFL42 Has Everything From Carol Burnett to John Mulaney/Pete Davidson to How Did This Get Made? to Eric Andre
As you can clearly see in the flyer above, that headline could go way longer as the more fan-focused JFL festival in Toronto, JFL42, is packed with top shelf talent that covers so many eras, styles, sensibilities, etc. of comedy that it might be worth making the trek out to Toronto to see all of that in one week, especially if you don’t live in LA or NYC.
You’ve got some time as JFL42 isn’t until mid Sept., but you best get your passes and tickets now (the VIP Pass already sold out). Passes are going for $84-$199 (not including service charges). Go get more details and tickets/passes here.
SF Sketchfest Makes First Announces 2019 Line-Up
It’s almost that time again for one of the world’s biggest comedy festivals to make all of your dream comedy line-ups come true (probably to the point where you’re overwhelmed). Already, Carol Burnett, Big Terrific, Paul F. Tompkins, Janeane Garofalo, Lauren Lapkus, Aparna Nancherla, and Laraine Newman is so damn good and that’s only a fraction of this portion of the line-up.
SF Sketchfest will be taking over San Francisco from Jan. 10th-27th and offer this already overflowing chalice of comedy riches with truly much, much more to come.
Tickets went on sale yesterday and you can (and very much should) go snag them here.
Carol Burnett’s Return to TV Will Be on Netflix and Feature Kids Dishing Out Life Advice
Well, if you’re looking for a little less cynicism and any thread of innocence in this world that can truly be enjoyed by all ages (and not just in the way that film and TV executives try to guilt parents to see “family friendly” fare that they can’t enjoy), A Little Help with Carol Burnett might just be a prescription you’re looking for.
With Burnett’s presence (i.e. a comedy legend that has maintained being genuine and having a big heart), this show actually seems organic as opposed to viral videos that exploit the viral potential of having kids awkwardly dealing with the grown-up world.
See for yourself in the teaser.
Look for A Little Help with Carol Burnett to start streaming next year on Netflix.
Patton Oswalt and Carol Burnett Win at 2017 Grammys
From last night’s Grammy Awards, Best Comedy Album went to Patton Oswalt’s Talking for Clapping off of A Special Thing Records and Best Spoken Word Album went to the audiobook version of Carol Burnett’s In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox off of Penguin Random House Audio.
Get the full list of the 2017 Grammy Award winners here.
David Cross, Amy Schumer, Tig Notaro, Patton Oswalt, Carol Burnett, and Margaret Cho Get Grammy Nominations
*comedy nominees in italics
BEST COMEDY ALBUM
…America…Great… — David Cross
American Myth — Margaret Cho
Boysih Girl Interrupted — Tig Notaro
Live At The Apollo — Amy Schumer
Talking For Clapping — Patton Oswalt
BEST SPOKEN WORD ALBUM (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling):
The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo — Amy Schumer
In Such Good Company: Eleven Years Of Laughter, Mayhem, And Fun In The Sandbox — Carol Burnett
M Train — Patti Smith
Under The Big Black Sun: A Personal History Of L.A.Punk (John Doe With Tom DeSavia)— (Various Artists)
Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink — Elvis Costello
It’s almost expected to see Tig Notaro, Patton Oswalt, and Amy Schumer here in this year’s Grammy nominations for comedy. David Cross getting a nod for his album that specifically stands against Trump and one for Carol Burnett’s audio book are also good, big name choices.
Still, given how wide the field is in the Grammys, we wonder if there would ever be room for, let’s say, Best First Comedy Album or Best Podcast, etc. etc. to allow room for works from critically acclaimed comedians that are just on the brink of breaking out into the national spotlight.
See the full list of Grammy nominees for 2017 here, then see who wins at the ceremony set for February 12th.
Carol Burnett Got Sweet Revenge on Theater Owner Who Fired Her
In promotion of her book In Such Good Company, the legendary Carol Burnett made a stop on Jimmy Kimmel Live and shared a story that’s equal parts sweet payback and feel good story.
Leave it to Burnett to tell such a charming tale that adds a bit of bonus to the maxim of “living well is the best revenge”.
Watch Carol Burnett Give Her SAG Awards Lifetime Achievement Speech
Carol Burnett received a very well deserved SAG Lifetime Achievement at The SAG Awards this past weekend and gave a heartfelt, funny, inspiring speech because Burnett can just pull something like that out at a moment’s notice.
Carol Burnett Shows Why She’s a Living Comedy Legend on Conan
Carol Burnett has such an illustrious comedy career for several decades. Any collection of stories from any of those years will give you proof of just how illustrious and great that career really was and why Burnett is revered as she is (getting a Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award this weekend for example).
She could start her own podcast with all of the stories she has.
Transparent, Veep, Key & Peele, Bill Murray, and More Get Nominations for 22nd SAG Awards
Most of these nominations are, by now, the usual awards season suspects.
The nominees for this year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, coming up on Jan. 30th, have just been announced. As far as comedy is concerned, the perennial favorites are around again: Veep, Modern Family, Louis C.K., Key & Peele, Transparent, The Big Bang Theory. Some inclusions of note among the field are Bill Murray for his special that was just released very recently, Kristen Wiig for The Spoils Before Dying, and Carol Burnett receiving a lifetime achievement award.
See the rest of the comedy nominees below and the full list here.
Unlike The Emmys thought, The SAG Awards have put Orange Is The New Black and Shameless into consideration in the comedy category and both garner nominations.
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
BILL MURRAY “A VERY MURRAY CHRISTMAS” (Netflix)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
KRISTEN WIIG “THE SPOILS BEFORE DYING” (IFC)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
TY BURRELL / Phil Dunphy – “MODERN FAMILY” (ABC)
LOUIS C.K. / Louie – “LOUIE” (FX Networks)
WILLIAM H. MACY / Frank – “SHAMELESS” (Showtime)
JIM PARSONS / Sheldon Cooper – “THE BIG BANG THEORY” (CBS)
JEFFREY TAMBOR / Maura Pfefferman – “TRANSPARENT” (Amazon)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
UZO ADUBA / Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren – “ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK” (Netflix)
EDIE FALCO / Jackie Peyton – “NURSE JACKIE” (Showtime)
ELLIE KEMPER / Kimmy Schmidt – “UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT” (Netflix)
JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS / President Selina Meyer – “VEEP” (HBO)
AMY POEHLER / Leslie Knope – “PARKS AND RECREATION” (NBC)
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
THE BIG BANG THEORY (CBS)
MAYIM BIALIK / Amy Farrah Fowler
KALEY CUOCO / Penny
JOHNNY GALECKI / Leonard Hofstadter
SIMON HELBERG / Howard Wolowitz
KUNAL NAYYAR / Rajesh Koothrappali
JIM PARSONS / Sheldon Cooper
MELISSA RAUCH / Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz
KEY & PEELE (Comedy Central)
KEEGAN-MICHAEL KEY / Various Characters
JORDAN PEELE / Various Characters
MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
JULIE BOWEN / Claire Dunphy
TY BURRELL / Phil Dunphy
AUBREY ANDERSON EMMONS / Lily Tucker-Pritchett
JESSE TYLER FERGUSON / Mitchell Pritchett
NOLAN GOULD / Luke Dunphy
SARAH HYLAND / Haley Dunphy
ED O’NEILL / Jay Pritchett
RICO RODRIGUEZ / Manny Delgado
ERIC STONESTREET / Cameron Tucker
SOFIA VERGARA / Gloria Delgado-Pritchett
ARIEL WINTER / Alex Dunphy
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK (Netflix)
UZO ADUBA / Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren
MIKE BIRBIGLIA / Danny Pearson
MARSHA STEPHANIE BLAKE / Berdie Rogers
DANIELLE BROOKS / Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson
LAVERNE COX / Sophia Burset
JACKIE CRUZ / Marisol “Flaca” Gonzales
CATHERINE CURTIN / Wanda Bell
LEA DELARIA / Carrie “Big Boo” Black
BETH FOWLER / Sister Jane Ingalls
JOEL MARSH GARLAND / Scott O’Neill
KIMIKO GLENN / Brook Soso
ANNIE GOLDEN / Norma Romano
DIANE GUERRERO / Maritza Ramos
MICHAEL J. HARNEY / Sam Healy
VICKY JEUDY / Janae Watson
SELENIS LEYVA / Gloria Mendoza
TARYN MANNING / Tiffany “Pennsatucky” Doggett
ADRIENNE C. MOORE / Black Cindy
KATE MULGREW / Galina “Red” Reznikov
EMMA MYLES / Leanne Taylor
MATT PETERS / Joel Luschek
LORI PETTY / Lolly Whitehill
JESSICA PIMENTEL / Maria Ruiz
DASCHA POLANCO / Dayanara Diaz
LAURA PREPON / Alex Vause
ELIZABETH RODRIGUEZ / Aleida Diaz
RUBY ROSE / Stella Carlin
NICK SANDOW / Joe Caputo
ABIGAIL SAVAGE / Gina
TAYLOR SCHILLING / Piper Chapman
CONSTANCE SHULMAN / Yoga Jones
DALE SOULES / Frieda
YAEL STONE / Lorna Morello
SAMIRA WILEY / Poussey Washington
ALEXANDRA BILLINGS / Davina Rejennae
CARRIE BROWNSTEIN / Syd Feldman
JAY DUPLASS / Josh Pfefferman
KATHRYN HAHN / Raquel Fein
GABY HOFFMANN / Ali Pfefferman
CHERRY JONES / Leslie Mackinaw
AMY LANDECKER / Sarah Pfefferman
JUDITH LIGHT / Shelly Pfefferman
HARI NEF / Gittel/Gerson
EMILY ROBINSON / Rose Boymelgreen
JEFFREY TAMBOR / Maura Pfefferman
DIEDRICH BADER / Bill Ericsson
SUFE BRADSHAW / Sue Wilson
ANNA CHLUMSKY / Amy Brookheimer
GARY COLE / Kent Davidson
KEVIN DUNN / Ben Cafferty
TONY HALE / Gary Walsh
HUGH LAURIE / Tom James
PHIL REEVES / Doyle
SAM RICHARDSON / Richard
REID SCOTT / Dan Egan
TIMOTHY SIMONS / Jonah Ryan
SARAH SUTHERLAND / Catherine
MATT WALSH / Mike McLintock
52nd Annual SAG Life Achievement Award
“The Carol Burnett Show: The Lost Episodes” Now on DVD
The legendary sketch series The Carol Burnett Show has stood the test of time and Burnett endures as one of America’s comedy treasures to this very day.
So, of course, you would want to see episodes, personally picked by Carol Burnett herself, that haven’t been seen for 40 years including the debut episodes, on-set pranks, and more.
All of that’s on this new 6-DVD box set for The Carol Burnett Show: The Lost Episodes that was released earlier this week. Get it like you know you’re going to here.
Carol Burnett Tells The Story of How She Almost Missed Out on Making “The Carol Burnett Show”
Last night on Late Night with Seth Meyers, comedy and showbiz legend Carol Burnett shared the story of how her legendary sketch show, The Carol Burnett Show, first got on the air, but, amazingly, almost didn’t get made at all.
Watch the story here.
The Second Week of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” Will Have Abbi Jacobson & Ilana Glazer, Run The Jewels, Bernie Sanders, Carol Burnett, and More
(via The Wrap)
Sept. 8th needs to be here already, so we can also get to the week of Sept. 14th.
Emily Blunt, Justice Stephen Breyer,The Dead Weather, Jake Gyllenhaal, Run The Jewels with TV On The Radio, Kevin Spacey, Carol Burnett with comedians Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, Willie Nelson, Naomi Watts, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, Lupita Nyong’o, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Christopher Wheeldon, Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope are all set to appear as Colbert’s guests following his debut week.
If you’re watching it live, set your DVRs now. If you’re going to watch it afterwards online, just set a reminder then.
Watch Carol Burnett on The Colbert Report
Living comedy legend Carol Burnett stopped by The Colbert Report to promote her upcoming Broadway appearance for Love Letters as well as roll with the Colbert character and whatever he threw at her.
Of course, the result was pretty fun. Watch the interview here.
Tig Notaro, Stephen Colbert, Carol Burnett, Billy Crystal Nominated for 2014 Grammys
In the Spoken Word category, Stephen Colbert, Carol Burnett, David Sedaris, and Billy Crystal also do well to represent comedy at The Grammy Awards.
Let’s Be Thankful That Tim Conway Didn’t End Up a Horse Jockey
Outside of comedy, the renowned Tim Conway (Google The Carol Burnett Show or his own show The Tim Conway Show for you youngsters out there) wanted to ride horses for a living, but didn’t have what it took, so (thankfully) ended up in comedy.
The Story of Carol Burnett’s First Big Break Is Kind of Miraculous
Comedy legend Carol Burnett stopped by The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night and recounted her first big break. It’s sort of miraculous what happened and that’s all we’ll say before just watching the clip and hearing Burnett tell a story of unbelievable kindness from a stranger.