The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) of Greater Los Angeles, which is based in Anaheim, will bestow its 2011 Courage in Media Award to Indian-British actor and comedian Aasif Hakim Mandviwal.He's better known as Aasif Mandvi, the hilarious correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stew ... More >>
"Are you alright?" David Letterman asked the Strokes lead singer Julian Casablancas after they performed "Taken for a Fool." He seemed more than alright; the Strokes are back! "Taken for a Fool" is from their latest album, Angles. Watch the performance after the jump.
It's been a couple of months since we last paid much attention to Kevin MacDonald, the Long Beach State psychology professor who's an Irvine resident and a bigwig at the white-power, terrorist-inspired American Third Position Party. So we missed his January essay on the white-supremacist Vdare.co ... More >>
UPDATE, 9 A.M. Jan. 6: Watch the band perform "Wide Eyes" from their debut album, Gorilla Manor. You can buy the album here.ORIGINAL POST, 9 A.M. Jan. 4: It's no surprise that Local Natives are starting off 2011 with even more continued success: The originally Orange-County-based band are pe ... More >>
The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cSan Francisco's Happy Meal Banwww.thedailyshow.comDaily Show Full EpisodesPolitical Humor & Satire Blog</a>The Daily Show on FacebookBelieve or not, gals and germs, there are movements afoot in Orange County to try to ban fast-food chains ... More >>
How'd we miss this?Last week the Hollywood Reporter said that Conan O'Brien is releasing two albums prior to launching his new TBS talk show. They actually got it wrong, says our sister pub LA Weekly--Jack White's label, Third Man Records, will actually be "releasing a Conan O'Brien album a ... More >>
Last night, in a segment brilliantly titled "Gay Reichs," Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones examined the claims made by one Scott Lively: that the nazis were gay. It includes the invention of the excellent term "glitzkrieg."Towards the second half, Tustin military-man-turned-gay-rights-activis ... More >>
We told you here about the Monday night airing of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart segment on the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District's Confucius Classroom (which some have cast as a Red Chinese plot to pollute young American minds).Now, you can feast your eyes on the video. When the fake n ... More >>
Jay Chen, a member of the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District Board of Education, informs on his Facebook page that The Daily Show With Jon Stewart segment on a district school's controversial Confucius Classroom airs tonight."My Daily Show interview with Aasif re: our Chinese Class is sch ... More >>
http://www.myspace.com/dirtyheadsThe latest from our Huntington Beach's the Dirty Heads: They'll
perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live! tonight. Catch
their two-song set, one of which will be the No. 1 single "Lay Me Down," at
12:05 a.m. on ABC.
See no Kai Chen.This post mentioned how cameras from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart were going to be at Thursday night's
Hacienda La Puente Unified School District Board of Education meeting, where activists planned to protest a "Confucius Classroom" coming to a middle school.
Conan O'Brien's live
comedy/music review, which is aptly titled "Legally Prohibited from
Being Funny on Television," lands April 24-25 at Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal
City Walk, poignantly close to where the tall drink of redhead taped The Tonight Show before NBC fucked him over.
This evening Conan O'Brien fans will have one last chance to catch the funny man with the towering hairdo host the Tonight Show. Sure, O'Brien will likely resurface somewhere--the safe bet is Fox--shortly, and with a 45 million exit deal, he won't exactly be standing in the unemployment line in ... More >>
By the time you read this, the ink may already be dry on a $30 million to $40 million settlement that would allow Conan O'Brien to leave NBC so Jay Leno can reclaim The Tonight Show.Meanwhile, one of the many comedians backing CoCo has compared Leno's late-night TV ascension to the political maki ... More >>
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - Disney CutbacksA few weeks ago, the Walt Disney Company reported a 26 percent drop in profits, thanks to a decline at its many theme parks and media networks like ABC and ESPN. Conan O'Brien, meanwhile, offered his own suggestions on how Disneyland should ... More >>
Earlier today, Weekly food blogger Lesley McCave forwarded a video from The Tonight Show Starring Conan O'Brien featuring William Shatner reading from Sarah Palin's goodbye, Alaska speech:Its reign as the Greatest Video Ever only lasted a few minutes, however. That's because a scroll through LA Time ... More >>
For some reason, when ?uestlove announced in November that The Roots would cease touring and become the house band for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, there was minor outrage. "Black Thought opening for Jimmy Fallon every night is the cultural equivalent of Miles Davis playing his horn on the ... More >>
Last night, the Daily Show provided its trademark dose of clarity regarding the case of Lt. Dan Choi, a graduate of Tustin High School and West Point. Choi's an Iraq War veteran and was working for the military as an Arabic translator -- until he announced that he's gay. The ensuing media frenzy has ... More >>
When you interview a comedian, there are nearly always more good lines than can fit in an article. So go check out my interview with Bobcat Goldthwait first; then come back here and check out the extra stuff that didn't quite fit.
Bobcat likes OC
"I’ve performed behind the orange curtain a few ti ... More >>
On the October 16 episode of Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, television news anchor and Emmy nominee Stephen Colbert announced that he was "officially considering" whether or not he would announce if he was considering running for President of the United States, and would make that ... More >>
According to Dan Chmielewski over at theliberaloc.com blog, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-Anaheim), is scheduled to appear as a guest on "Real Time With Bill Maher" Friday at 11 p.m. on HBO.
Chmielewski wonders how many "pet the cat" jokes humorist Maher will utter. Perhaps not many ... More >>
Somehow it's fitting that the only good news to come out of Iraq recently is the fake news. The New York Times reports on a satirical news show that debuted on the Iraqi sattelite station Al Sharqiya at the beginning of Ramadan. This being Iraq, the show's title is somewhat darker than "The Daily ... More >>
Anyone been watching the KTLA Morning News lately? The Los Angeles Times, which like KTLA is owned by Chicago's Tribune media giant, has come down hard on anchors Carlos Amezcua and Michaela Pereira, as well as entertainment reporter Sam Rubin, for receiving free stays in a hotel their "news" show w ... More >>