November 12, 2003 |
Cable network Comedy Central is planning to turn the makeover hit "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" upside down with a new show called "Straight Plan for the Gay Man." Debuting in February, the new show will parody the Bravo channel's "Queer Eye" series and male stereotypes in general as a team of straight comedians -- the "Flab Four" -- teaches a succession of gay men how to pass as heterosexuals.
January 28, 2004
USA Networks President Doug Herzog will leave his job to head Viacom Inc.'s Comedy Central channel. Herzog will stay on at USA Networks until General Electric Co.-owned NBC completes its planned merger with Vivendi Universal's film, theme park and TV operation, which includes USA, a source familiar with the matter said. Herzog decided to leave his job after he learned that he would not head the proposed NBC-Universal cable operation, the source said.
August 22, 2003 |
The funny business at Comedy Central comes in all shapes and sizes, from the spoofery of the new "Reno 911!" series to the warped wit of "South Park," from the news-skewing of Jon Stewart's "Daily Show" to the frat-boy bluster on "The Man Show." But for seven seasons now, "Comedy Central Presents" has dispensed with all the setups and extraneous trappings and distilled the humor product down to its purest form, the stand-up stage.
April 25, 2001
The 15th annual American Comedy Awards were held Sunday night at Universal Studios Hollywood. The show, taped for broadcast, airs tonight on Comedy Central at 8. The honorees are determined by the results from questionnaires sent to approximately 3,200 members of the entertainment industry, from comedic performers to talent managers to network executives.
August 19, 2005 |
You can sort of recognize the character Adam Carolla is playing on his new Comedy Central late-night talk show, "Too Late With Adam Carolla." He's the dorm lounge pundit articulating his rhetorical witticisms into the wee hours, to an audience that needn't be there but sometimes is, because the lounge is on the way to the bathroom.
January 28, 1992 |
To Comedy Central, tonight's State of the Union address may not be a joke, but it is a good opportunity to tell a few. The year-old cable network is joining ABC, C-SPAN, Cable News Network, CBS, Fox, NBC and PBS in airing what President Bush's chief speech writer has called "the biggest speech of the next five years."
February 4, 1998 |
Sometimes, the road to the American dream is paved with flaming flatulence and singing poo. At least, it has been for Trey Parker, 28, and Matt Stone, 26, creators of "South Park"--the scatological animated series that has set these Colorado college chums on the path to riches and become the signature show of cable's Comedy Central network.
July 18, 2005 |
"I'm gonna make fun of everybody," host-comedian Carlos Mencia said in the very first episode of "Mind of Mencia," which Comedy Central trucked out a few weeks ago as if to seem a little more Chappelle-ish after the disappearance of Dave Chappelle. A little later on, after a bunch of jokes about Mexicans and Muslims, he said, "I don't care, I'll make fun of anybody," and later still, in a variation on the theme, he said: "A lot of you people are going to be offended by something I say tonight.
July 9, 2013 |
"Drunk History," which has lived on the website Funny or Die in fits and starts since 2007, graduates to television Tuesday, courtesy of Comedy Central. It is a strange business: a show in which people who have had too much to drink, for real, travel to the edge of coherence. There will be vomit. Some will find it offensive, immoral, irresponsible - a highly defensible position. It's also very funny, a thing of twisted genius and, for the next eight weeks possibly the most original comedy on television.
August 4, 2001 |
Dave Attell has seen these United States of America. Much of it after a comedy club set, between the hours of midnight and closing at the bars. So when Attell, a comic of high esteem among other comics if not the public at large, took a meeting at Comedy Central, he mentioned the fact that there was a whole other America out there during the wee hours, a humming alternative universe while most of us slept. And he wasn't only referring to strippers. To which Comedy Central said: "That's a show."