The 10-episode half-hour ab cruncher hosted by David Steinberg, “Laughing Stock” will feature a split work out of sit-down one-on-one interviews with the best comedians of our time including Jerry Seinfeld, Tina Fey and Ellen DeGeneres. The famed comics will suck in and flex us stories about the bumps, the bruises and perks along the way.
“We have gathered a monumental assortment of comedic legends, and their contemporary protégées,” Carell said in a statement announcing the news. “It’s enlightening, fascinating, but more importantly, it’s funny.”
“What makes our show unique is you will see the comedian’s connections to each other and to those who have influenced them in the past,” said Steinberg. “It’s like getting a look at a comedy tree of the last five decades.”
“Laughing Stock” is rumored to sit up in early twenty-twelve on Showtime.
Carell has also been bathing by the box office in the newly released Crazy, Stupid, Love. Not only does the Humarock beach boy love his new tan, it’s the first flick of Carousel Productions, Carell and partners’ production companies first smok’en six-pack.
Nice career path, Mr Carell!
What happens when two former NBC funnymen team up for a one-man theater show? You get the hilarity that is Long Story Short, starring Colin Quinn and directed by Jerry Seinfeld!
Currently playing at the Long Wharf Theater in New Haven, Connecticut after a successful run on Broadway, this “history of the world in 75 minutes.”
As the star, Quinn presents his own versions of famous and infamous personalities from the past with his distinctive dead-pan perspective. This satirical journey through history covers everyone from the ancient Greeks to modern reality show stars, and everything in between.
Colin Quinn was part of the cast of “Saturday Night Live” on NBC for 5 years. During that time, he hosted the weekly “Weekend Update” news spot. Quinn has also been in the Boston area recently, filming scenes for Adam Sandler’s newest movie, I Hate You Dad.
Jerry Seinfeld is, of course, most well known for starring in the wildly successful NBC sitcom bearing his last name. The show ran for 9 years.
The Long Wharf Theatre opened in 1965 and has housed more than 30 productions that eventually went to play on Broadway or Off-Broadway. Colin Quinn: Long Story Short kicked off at the theatre on August 9th and will play until August 20. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call the box office at (203)787-4282 or visit their website.
Welcome back SUMMER! We heart you and it’s sizzling in the city. Temps are on the rise, beach days seem endless, weekends booked and film crews continue to be shimmering our Bay State streets.
Why not take a cruise to the islands this weekend with a complementary Atlantic breeze to attend a wicked 16th Annual Nantucket Film Festival (NFF), only a ferry ride away.
The four day fest kicks off June 22nd, 30 miles out to sea. Star race car Lightning McQueen and tow truck Mater will be revving up the island with fumes to start the shindig with Cars 2. Buck will continue the journey of championship films on Opening Night, an American story about an unsung hero, Buck, who has made an extraordinary life despite tremendous odds. Who doesn’t love the underdog?
Hollywood East is hot to trot with stars such as Adam Sandler, Mark Walberg and Mila Kunis currently filming in town. Nantucket Island will be boiling with more stars including Ben Stiller, Jerry Seinfeld, Colin Quinn and Seth Meyers at this year’s NFF All-Star Comedy Roundtable, an event that gather’s some of Stiller’s favorite writers, directors and performers to join him at the Fest. Each sold-out Roundtable has been one of the most memorable events of the shindig.
So join the blaze and book your trip now. The fest has quite a line-up of films, events, honorees and stahs! Why not spend the first week of summer on a boat ride and celebrate with the film community. Check out NFF dot com for your bookings.
For over three decades, Jerry Seinfeld has been making us laugh out loud. After retiring from the hit NBC series “Seinfeld”, Jerry didn’t skip a beat to get back up on stage and do what he loves most, stand-up.
And as you gear up for the main event, try checking out JerrySeinfeld dot com. The site hit the net just days ago and is dedicated to Jerry’s craft, stand up; a career that began in the early 70′s. Each day, Seinfeld will select three video clips from his archives of stand up performances, post them, and then remove them in 24 hours.
“I really thought, where’s my stuff going to be when I’m dead?” Seinfeld said this week in an interview. “Is it just gone for all time? Who could sift through it? I thought, I should filter this out and be the judge of what I thought was good. “
On the dot com, Seinfeld says that the point of the site is to hopefully encourage young kids interested in comedy to get in on the “silliness”.
Well, we know Hollywood East wants in on the “silliness”. So why not meet him at Foxwoods this weekend? Tickets are still available. Check out MGM Foxwoods dot com and experience the laughter as Jerry kicks off his tour from coast to coast.
★ “True Blood” stars come to The Estate in Boston.
★ Jerry Seinfeld appearing at the Wang Center for two shows on September 11.
★ Star of the Food Network, Bobby Flay, comes to Connecticut to judge a healthy grilling contest sponsored by Aetna insurance.
★ The Music Hall in Portsmouth, NH gives you highlights from the Telluride film festival (which was at one time held in Portsmouth).
After being off TV for over 3 months, Jay Leno returned to the NBC airwaves Monday for the much-anticipated premiere of his hour-long variety show at an earlier time. The new 10 PM EST time slot will be the new nightly home of the Emerson graduate, though Boston-area residents were nearly not going to be able to get to see it.
The Andover-born comic got off to a running start, relying on a very similar format and set, down to the very color scheme of his backdrop. After an opening monologue which touched on current events in news and pop culture, he kept true to his promise and highlighted a newly discovered comic, by allowing him to have an entire segment on the program.
He also featured his popular, “Headlines” segment, and his first official guest was Jerry Seinfeld, who appeared in a tux. “I’m the first guest on your ‘I Guess I didn’t get fired again by NBC’ program,” quipped the comedian. “In the 90s, when we quit a show, we left.” After confessing that Oprah, not Seinfeld, was, in fact, who Leno had originally desired to have as his first guest, the talk-show queen appeared on a flat panel TV that was lowered from above, and had a brief exchange with Seinfeld.
”I have to go, I’m on that new Jay Leno talk show.” said Seinfeld.
”Really, what time is that on?” Oprah said to laughs.
Leno with longer hair, that seemed more white and nearly without his trademark skunk stripe in front, then introduced one of the most-talked celebrities of the weekend, Kanye West. The ornery rapper appeared less than 24 hours after his much talked about incident at the MTV VMAs, where he rushed the stage to interrupt the acceptance speech of Best Female Video winner, Taylor Swift.
“This wasn’t planned, Kanye wanted to talk” Leno said as he introduced the Grammy winner. “Thank you for honoring this commitment…what do you think your mom would have said?” Leno asked the somewhat pensive West. “Would she have been disappointed, would she have given you a lecture?”
After an extended pause, West finally answered “…yeah” and went on to offer public apology as well as an offer to apologize in person to the 19 year-old starlet.
The show was concluded by a performance featuring West, Rhianna, and Jaz Z.
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