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DVD Review: 'Lewis Black: Old Yeller'

May 8th, 2014 12:10pm EDT
DVD Review: 'Lewis Black: Old Yeller'
Ready to spread a little joy...and anger? The follow us as we check out comedian Lewis Black’s latest concert DVD entitled "Lewis Black: Old Yeller" out now from RLJ Entertainment. The funny gets reviewed below!

Title: "Lewis Black: Old Yeller"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Lewis Black

Director: Zach Nial

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 81 minutes

Release Company: RLJ Home Entertainment

Website: www.us.RLJEntertainment.com

The Flick: The live taping of famed hothead comedian Lewis Black at the Borgata in Atlantic City has its fare share of ups and downs. On the up side there’s...
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8 Remarkable Comedians In Honor Of National Humor Month

April 7th, 2012 11:00am EDT
Adam Ferrara
April is National Humor Month, so I've pulled together a list of my favorite comedians. Here are eight people who make me laugh...who would be on your list?

1. Adam Ferrara

I genuinely consider Adam Ferrara to be the funniest human being on the planet Earth, and that's because he has performed a miracle: my mother thinks he's funny. My mother doesn't think anything is funny, but she likes him. My father believes we should fly Air Jamaica on the next family vacation. I, meanwhile, laughed so hard during his February set at the Hollywood Improv that my stomach hurt.

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'Top Gear' (US) Recap: 'Dangerous Cars' (3.03)

February 28th, 2012 10:05pm EST
Top Gear
In this week's Top Gear, Adam, Tanner and Rutledge take their lives in their own hands again, driving three allegedly dangerous cars: the Ford Pinto, Suzuki Samurai, and Chevy Corvair.

Rutledge gets the potentially flaming Corvair, while Adam gets a chance to blow himself up in the Pinto, and Tanner has to drive the unturnable Samurai, all of them en route to (what else?) a demolition derby. "I don't feel like there's a huge amount of inherent danger in the car," Rutledge says, while Adam agrees "There's good and bad in everything in life." At least our guys are optimistic in the ...
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Comedy Central's First International Tour Hits The Road Feb. 27; Features Stephen Lynch

January 23rd, 2009 6:00pm EST
Stephen Lynch
Stephen Lynch is king of the mocking lyric wrapped in a sweet, angelic voice. His unique blend of musical-based comedy has earned him fiercely loyal fans around the world who live to experience his sold-out live shows.

"Comedy Central Live Starring Stephen Lynch: The 3 Balloons Tour" kicks off February 27 at the Wilbur theater in Boston and travels to more than 25 markets nationwide and, in a first for Comedy Central, will continue internationally to London, Ireland, Sweden, Holland with additional shows to be announced (see list at the end of this release). The tour is repped by th...
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Spotlight On Jon Stewart

December 8th, 2008 10:43am EST
Jon Stewart
If someone said years ago that Jon Stuart Leibowitz would become one of the respected and beloved comedians in the world, he would have been the first person to start laughing. After all, he was "that dude" from movies like "Half Baked," "The Faculty," and "Playing by Heart." He changed his name in Hollywood to Jon Stewart, and "The Jon Stewart Show" was canceled after a very short life span. He was a somewhat successful stand up comedian, and hosted "Short Attention Span Theater" on Comedy Central and an MTV show called "You Wrote It, You Watch It." Neither of which did particularly well. ...
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Five Reasons Fantasy Football is Evil

September 14th, 2008 7:00pm EDT
Lewis Black
Comedy Central's panel of comedians list the five reasons fantasy football is evil. Tune in to Lewis Black's Root of All Evil every Wednesday at 10:30 p.m. et/pt on Comedy Central.

On Lewis Black's Root of All Evil Lewis Black acts as judge, jury and executioner as he goes after what he considers to be the Root of All Evil. From week to week, prosecutors such as Greg Giraldo, Paul F. Tompkins and Patton Oswalt argue their cases for who's more evil, with match-ups including Disney vs. Scientology, Olympic Games vs. Drinking Games, Blue States vs. Red States, and more! "Lewis Black's R...
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'Lewis Black's Root Of All Evil' Returns For A Second Season

July 29th, 2008 6:26pm EDT
Lewis Black
There is a plethora of evil wreaking havoc in the world. It's up to Honorable Judge Lewis Black, the ultimate evaluator of evil, to hear each case and give his official verdict. The second season of "Lewis Black's Root of All Evil" kicks off on Comedy Central this Wednesday, July 30 at 10:30 p.m. with Patton Oswalt and Andrew Daly prosecuting in the case of Ultimate Fighting vs. Bloggers. One will beat you into a coma and the other will blog about it with excessive self-righteousness.

"Lewis Black's Root of All Evil" pits pop culture topics against each other in an open debate setting....
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It's Weed Vs. Beer On Lewis Black's 'Root Of All Evil,' Tonight At 10:30 On Comedy Central

March 26th, 2008 4:46pm EDT
Lewis Black
Ah, substance abuse. Though pot remains illegal, is it really worse than beer? Is it more evil to imbibe or inhale your vice? To decide, Paul F. Tompkins and Andrew Daly go head to head in the court of the honorable judge Lewis Black, the ultimate evaluator of evil.

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-Also, check out the “Weekly Evil,” every week on ComedyCentral.com – this week it’s Elliot Spitzer
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Lewis Black Gets Down to 'The Root Of All Evil' In This Exclusive Q & A

March 17th, 2008 11:19am EDT
Lewis Black
Everyday we're bombarded with tons of information and it's getting harder and harder to figure out what's relevant, what matters, or even what's true. Luckily we've got Lewis Black to help weed out some of the fluff. On 'The Root of all Evil', Black takes some of that fluff, like Donald Trump and Viagra, and puts it on trial, exposing their foibles and giving us something to laugh and think about. Starpulse spoke with Lewis to find out what one piece of fluff he best thinks captures the spirit of the times and just where he thinks the fluff is heading.

With your new show, you're putti...
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Lewis Black Puts Pop Culture On Trial In 'Lewis Black's Root Of All Evil'

February 20th, 2008 7:30pm EST
Lewis Black
Who better to serve as the ultimate decider on all things evil than Lewis Black? "Lewis Black's Root of All Evil" pits either two people such as Kim Jong Il and Tila Tequila or pop culture topics such as You Tube vs. Porn against each other in an open debate setting. A rotating group of comedians take the stage and argue who or what is most evil with Black making the final decision. The premiere episode of "Lewis Black's Root of All Evil" on Wednesday, March 12 at 10:30 p.m. takes on sacred cows Oprah and the Catholic Church with Paul F. Tompkins and Greg Giraldo arguing which is the roo...
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What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

February 18th, 2008 9:13am EST
Medium
Monday, Feb. 18

Firefly (Sci-fi, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.) - Joss Whedon's cult space Western gets the marathon treatment.

Prison Break (FOX, 8 p.m.) - Say goodbye and good luck. It's season finale time for the Prison boys.

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (FOX, 9 p.m.) - Sarah's got her hands full between trying to save Brian Austin Green and explaining her past to ex-boyfriend Charley.

History of the Joke (History, 9 p.m.) - Comic Lewis Black searches for what it takes to craft the best joke in this documentary also featuring George Carlin, Kathy Griffin and Robin William...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 30

August 30th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Cameron Diaz
Happy Birthday to Panic! At The Disco guitarist Ryan Ross (1985), tennis star Andy Roddick (1982), Reel Big Fish guitarist Radhi Jaidi (1975), "Gangs of New York" actress Cameron Diaz (1972), Rancid guitarist Lars Frederiksen (1971), British deejay Paul Oakenfold (1963), actor Timothy Bottoms (1951), comedian Lewis Black (1948), actress Peggy Lipton (1947), actor-turned-politician Ben Jones (1941), The Mamas and the Papas singer John Phillips (1935; d. 2001), "My Three Sons" actor Fred MacMurray (1908; d. 1991), actress Shirley Booth (1898; d. 1992), actor Raymond Massey (1896; d. 1983), an...
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Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival Announces Initial 2007 Lineup

February 14th, 2007 12:38pm EST
Police
Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment are proud to announce the initial lineup for the 2007 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The sixth annual four-day camping and music festival will be held on June 14-17 on the same beautiful 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, 60 miles south of Nashville.

A full list of confirmed acts follows, and more will be announced in the coming weeks. The final Bonnaroo 2007 lineup will total over 100 bands and 20 comedians performing on 13 stages over four days. Tickets go on sale exclusively through bonnaroo.com on Friday, February 23 at 12:00 PM ...
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Shakira, Carrie Underwood, Chris Brown & Others To Perform at Grammy Awards

February 7th, 2007 9:38am EST
Shakira
International superstar and Grammy Award nominee Shakira will perform, along with nominee Wyclef Jean; nominees Chris Brown, Lionel Richie and Smokey Robinson team for a special tribute to the tradition of great male R&B artists; and nominee Rascal Flatts will join previously announced nominee Carrie Underwood in a tribute to country rock, on "The 49th Annual Grammy Awards," live from Staples Center in Los Angeles, Sunday Feb. 11 (8:00-11:30PM live ET/delayed PT) on CBS.

Added to present are current nominee Natasha Bedingfield, current nominee and 12-time Grammy Award winner Tony Benne...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 30

August 30th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Lewis Black
Happy Birthday to Panic! At The Disco guitarist Ryan Ross (1985), tennis star Andy Roddick (1982), Reel Big Fish guitarist Radhi Jaidi (1975), "Gangs of New York" actress Cameron Diaz (1972), Rancid guitarist Lars Frederiksen (1971), British deejay Paul Oakenfold (1963), actor Timothy Bottoms (1951), comedian Lewis Black (1948), actress Peggy Lipton (1947), actor-turned-politician Ben Jones (1941), The Mamas and the Papas singer John Phillips (1935; d. 2001), "My Three Sons" actor Fred MacMurray (1908; d. 1991), actress Shirley Booth (1898; d. 1992), actor Raymond Massey (1896; d. 1983), an...
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Opening August 18: Accepted

August 16th, 2006 11:45am EDT
Summary:

"Accepted" is about high school slacker Bartleby "B" Gaines, played by Justin Long. After being rejected by eight colleges, he and his fellow slackers decide to make up a phony university of their own called the South Harmon Institute of Technology.

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Cast and Crew:

Justin Long - (Bartleby "B" Gaines)

Blake Lively - (Monica)

Anthony Heald - (Dean Van Horne)

Lewis Black - (Uncle Ben)

Adam Herschman - (Glen)

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Christina Applegate Joins 'Farce of the Penguins'

July 12th, 2006 12:32pm EDT
Christina Applegate
Farce Of The Penguins, Bob Saget's irreverent spoof of wildlife adventures, has found its female lead with Christina Applegate joining Saget as the voice of "Melissa," his romantic foil. Lewis Black, Mo'Nique and Tracy Morgan have the other leading roles, with Samuel L. Jackson serving as his film's narrator.

Saget says, "Having such a talented comedic actress as Christina Applegate play the part of 'Melissa' is another gift for this crazy film. My character, 'Carl,' has been dreaming his entire life to meet a penguin as grounded and sexually compatible as 'Melissa'/Christina. She and ...
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New Lewis Black Stand-Up Special Airs Tonight on HBO

June 10th, 2006 9:00am EDT
Lewis Black
Lewis Black, a savagely funny observer of modern life, returns for his second HBO solo special when the all-new comedy event "Lewis Black: Red, White And Screwed" debuts Saturday, June 10 (10:00-11:00pm ET). Taped recently before a sold-out house at the Warner Theater in Washington, D.C., the act features Black’s observations on subjects including the Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina & FEMA, gay marriage, the Dick Cheney shooting, President Bush, and even fossils & evolution.

Lewis Black received a Grammy nomination earlier this year for his “Rules of Enragement” CD. He was named Best Male...
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Celebs Flock to 'March Of The Penguins' Spoof

March 28th, 2006 2:35pm EST
Samuel L. Jackson
Bob Saget's spoof Farce Of The Penguins has begun to attract major talent in the starring voiceover roles as well as a veritable Who's Who of comedy in its many cameos. Samuel L. Jackson has been signed to narrate the picture. Lewis Black, Mo'Nique, and Tracy Morgan will voice the three lead penguins along with writer/director Saget, who will play the lovelorn main character.

Saget has also gathered a number of his friends and colleagues in cameo roles, including (in alphabetical order): Jason Alexander, James Belushi, Jason Biggs, Dane Cook, Norm Crosby, Dave Coulier, Adam Duritz, H...
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Third Season of Chappelle Show Will be Shown at Last Laugh '05

December 5th, 2005 1:51pm EST
Dave Chappelle
At long last viewers will have a chance to see for themselves exactly what Dave Chappelle was working on just before his departure from production of the third season of the critically-acclaimed and Emmy-nominated hit series, "Chappelle's Show." Comedy Central will premiere the unaired third season episodes during 2Q 2006.

In advance of the 2006 premiere, Comedy Central will offer a sneak peek into the mind of the master by airing never-before-seen footage from third season sketches during the broadcast of "Comedy Central's Last Laugh '05" which premieres Sunday, December 11 at 9:00 p....
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