December 9, 2015

Albert Brooks Explains Why 11:30 at Night is a No Beard Time

Albert Brooks has played some of the greatest comedy roles ever in film, and he's also played a dangerous criminal, but this year he's promoting a very different kind of film from anything he's done before. Brooks is playing Cyril H. Wecht, MD, JD in the new movie "Concussions" and he went on Jimmy Kimmel live Tuesday night to talk about the film, and share a clip.
December 7, 2015

Comedians on Late Night: Week of December 7, 2015

So much happening  in Late Night this week. The Hateful Eight will all be on Kimmel, the great Tom Rhodes hits up @midnight, and Albert Brooks! Here’s […]
November 12, 2015

Annie Hall Tops the List of 100 Funniest Screenplays Ever

The Writers Guild of America announced their awards for the top 101 funniest screenplays of all time revealing Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman's Annie Hall topped the list. Annie Hall won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 1977.
August 14, 2015

Jim Norton Counted Down the Top 50 Stand Up Comics As Voted by SiriusXM Listeners

On Thursday SiriusXM launched a new comedy channel called Comedy Greats that will play the legends of comedy around the clock.  For their big launch event, Comedian […]
May 25, 2015

Ultimate Summer Reading List: 149 Great Reads

This year, we forgot to put together our new "Summer Reading List" in time for memorial day, but we've got something much better than a new list. We've put all of our old lists in one place including our 2012 and 2013 lists put together by our team of writers, our 2014 list put together by Liberty Hardy, and our Christmas Gift List of great books by comedians put together by Andrew Farignoli. You can order each book by just clicking on them. Enjoy and have a great summer.
April 24, 2015

Kevin Pollak: Rejection, Inspiration and One Word Impressions on an All New Unmasked

Earlier this week, Kevin Pollak sat down with Ron Bennington to tape an episode of Unmasked at the SiriusXM studios in New York City. Pollak is already an accomplished actor, at the top of his game as a stand up comedian, and one of the biggest podcasters in the game, and now he can add director and filmmaker to his marquis.
April 22, 2015

Louis C.K., Kevin Hart Animated “Pets” Movie Gets Summer 2016 Release

Louis C.K. and Kevin Hart are going to be a couple of animals in Summer 2016. The new animated feature "The Secret Life of Pets" is moving from a February 2016 release to July 8th, 2016.
March 22, 2015

Hannibal Buress Hangs Up On Interview Asking About Bill Cosby

Hannibal Buress doesn't want to talk about Bill Cosby with the media anymore.
February 21, 2015

The Top 87 Oscar Nominated Comedy Performances. Ranked.

The 87th Annual Oscars are upon us, and with that comes the common debate as to whether the Oscars don’t give comedy their due. The argument can certainly be made that there is a definite type of film which always receives nominations described as “Oscar bait”; the films which seem to have been made with a checklist of “how to get nominated.” But in the 87 years since the Oscars have been around, there have more than a few times that the Oscars genuinely loved comedy. After all, the first film to get nominated in the top five AND the first film to receive nominations in all for acting categories were both comedies (It Happened One Night (1934) & My Man Godfrey (1936)). And despite seeing more than a few times that the Oscars somehow overlooked great comic performances or only nominated comedians when they went serious (Cary Grant’s two nominations were both in dramas), a few times they showed they had a sense of humor. With that said, here are my picks for the 87 funniest film performances which ever got nominated, ranked.
February 19, 2015

The Comedic Performances That The Academy Overlooked

Reese Witherspoon knows. So does Steve Carell. It's an open secret that being funny on film will not bring you Oscar gold. If it did, Steve would have been billed as Academy Award Nominee Steve Carell for the last 10 years. His performance in The 40 Year-Old Virgin was a revelation. The guy you saw on The Daily Show every so often suddenly turned in this nuanced performance that was both hilarious and sweet. The entire movie hinged on the believability of his character Andy, and Carell very subtly had us in the palm of his hand the entire time. If Andy was dyslexic or had a harelip instead of being a virgin, Carell would have been making the rounds on the awards circuit in 2005, the way he is this year for Foxcatcher.
November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving From Your Favorite Funny People

Thanksgiving is a day for gratitude. Here's some people we're grateful for who make us laugh even on the days when we're not eating turkey.
November 7, 2014

Coming Soon: A Most Dangerous Year

In a last minute announcement, the organized crime movie "A Most Dangerous Year" is coming to limited theaters this December for Oscar consideration.
September 15, 2014

Albert Brooks Joins Will Smith And Alec Baldwin In NFL Concussion Film

Albert Brooks will be doing another dramatic role in an upcoming film about the NFL and the problems coming from player concussions.
July 12, 2014

Rob Reiner: Tonight Show Host

Director Rob Reiner and Jimmy Fallon were really glad to see each other on the Tonight Show.
June 17, 2014

Albert Brooks To Join Illumination’s ‘Pets’ Project!?

Hannibal Buress, Lake Bell, Bobby Moynihan and Ellie Kemper will also join Louis C.K. and Kevin Hart on Universal and Illumination Entertainment's “Untitled Pets Project" according to The Wrap.
April 19, 2014

42 Essential Comedy Albums

For over 60 years, the comedy album has been the best way for comedians to express whatever they wanted without direction from an executive or show runner.
February 11, 2014

Royal Families of Comedy

We don't have royalty in these United States of ours, but if we did, the following families would the kings, queens, lords and barons of comedy.
November 7, 2013

The 5: Hollywood Presents: The Afterlife

Death is a frequent theme in film and the arts, and many filmmakers have taken on the concept of the afterlife in their films.
September 13, 2013

Albert Brooks Speaks for Obama

Albert Brooks is talking for Obama in a rebuttal to Putin's Op Ed piece in the NY Times. God knows that Obama won't speak for himself.
July 18, 2013

15 Essential Bruno Kirby Characters

He was loved by his peers, admired by writers and directors, and audiences who took notice were given a lesson in the craft of acting. There are more roles...
April 23, 2013

Albert Brooks Opens for Richie Havens 41 Years Ago

Albert Brooks opens for Richie Havens. Memoirs Of An Opening Act – Part 2 by Albert Brooks on Grooveshark
April 6, 2013

The Blue Centerlight Pop 4

"burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow Roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see that blue center light pop and everyone goes awwww."
December 17, 2012

Give the Gift of Excellence

 A years worth of our Filtered Excellence recommendations, all on one page.  Use it as a gift guide or just to look back at the great […]
October 11, 2012

The Interrobang Celebrates One Year On the Web

One year ago, The Interrobang launched with a quote by Kerouac, and in the 365 days since we’ve shared with you some of our favorite things […]
July 4, 2012

Albert Brooks New National Anthem

Happy Fourth!  .
May 27, 2012

42 Great Books for Your Summer Reading List

For those of you who like to crack a book or two, here is our list of 42 books that we love.  Some are quirky, some […]
April 13, 2012

The Filtered Excellence: April 12, 2012

Bob Geldof once asked us, “Where is the filtered excellence!?” Its right here. Here are this weeks picks of what to WATCH, what to DO what […]