Weird Al Yankovic lands his first no. 1, first comedy chart topper in 51 years

Weird Al Yankovic lands his first no. 1, first comedy chart topper in 51 years

Weird Al - Mandatory FunThis week, “Weird Al” Yankovic had the honor of scoring his first ever #1 album on the Billboard 200. His 14th album, Mandatory Fun, became the first comedy album to hit the top spot since Allan Sherman’s My Son, the Nut  back in 1963. With an eight day binge of music video releases, the satirical genius sold over 104,000 copies between July 15th and July 20th. Weird Al beat out artists like…

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Reggie Watts sings a song about a horse on Conan (video)

Reggie Watts sings a song about a horse on Conan (video)

There’s so much to learn from this clip. First off, the awesomely talented Reggie Watts was a guest on Conan last night. Watts was there to promote a new album we know nothing about called Scarves & Cabbages. Third his backup players on this video clip are none other than ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and Coheed And Cambria’s Travis Stever. Forth, the song is about a horse.

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Just For Laughs 2014 New Faces of Comedy lineup announced

Just For Laughs 2014 New Faces of Comedy lineup announced

New Faces 2013Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival just revealed who it’s New Faces of Comedy will be for the 2014 season. Each year the festival selects a handful of up-and-coming comics that the world should keep an eye on. The selections are broken down into a few different categories – Repped, Unrepped, and Characters. While the first two are fairly explainable, the third is for those in the improv world.

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FX renews “Louie” for a seven episode fifth season

FX renews “Louie” for a seven episode fifth season

louie blueAnnounced at their summer TCA, FX has renewed Louis CK’s Louie for its fifth season. This really comes as no surprise as Louie has been a huge fan favorite and critically acclaimed series since its debut, and has racked up plenty of award nominations including two Emmy wins. It’s fourth season alone racked up five Emmy noms this year.

Louie’s fourth season was once again groundbreaking.…

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