Comedians and celebrities are pitching in to ask people to donate to the charity organization Comic Relief.
Quincy Jones was on the Ellen show previously talking about the Kickstarter to fund his comedy special. At the time she presented him with a $10,000 check and simply mentioned that some distributor should pick it up when his special has been recorded.
Clearly, Ellen has done more than that. Jones plans to tape the special at Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles April 4 and it looks like fans can watch it on HBO when it gets released.
We hate to admit it, but this is too good to be true. This is a spectacular work of editing by a comedian inserting himself into a 2011 news report as an employee of "the house that beef built".
It's even been confirmed by the news station that did the story.
India's set to kick off it's 2016 film year on an edgy, controversial note.
Two Bollywood comedies, both starring the same actor, are slated for release within a week of one another.
The films, Maastizaade (see still above) and Kya Kool Hain Hum 3 are set for release to the public after facing notable resistance from India's censor board. The films were originally barred a certificate from the famously hypercritical censor board, which was the same board to cut back on the kissing sequences in the latest James Bond flick, 'Spectre.'
The films will debut with their respective 'adult' certificates, but the censorship trivialities continue to endure.
India's Information and Broadcasting Ministry demands to know the reasoning behind censor board chief Pahlaj Nihalani's decision to pass the films. Nihalani validates his contested decision as one born of a 'Catch-22 situation.'
"When we strict with the vulgarity content, were were called prudes... So, we certified some films with scenes and dialogues that we would otherwise have never passed as they went against our guidelines," Nilhalani said.
Continuing the trend he began of financing his own albums, then selling them for a cheap price on his own website, comedian Louis CK just released yet another one Aug. 8. This time it's a little bit different.
Louis CK: Live at Madison Square Garden is now available at his store and he's now letting those interested set their own price for the comedy.
Here's how he explains it:
Hi. This is a comedy album. It's the audio from my last of 3 shows that I performed at Madison Square Garden early this year. Some of the material is in the Comedy Store Special. Some of it isn't. But it's also a fun show on it's own. BUT since it's repeated material, I'm giving you the option to set your price anywhere from 1 dollar to 85. The default is $5. I hope you like it.
...Price: so I didn't know what to charge for this because a lot of the material was on my Comedy Store special and it was hard to get good sound because comedy is intimate and MSG is large, so there's a lot of sound slapping around everywhere though the sound engineer and the mixer did their level best. So we have the price set to 5 dollars but you can lower it to 1 dollar or raise it to 85. that's the maximum, because beyond that, I don't want your crazy money. Not for this show.
If you love his show Louie (and you should), you might think about shilling out the $1 for this album. He recently announced that he's taking an extended hiatus from the FX show to work on other projects, so who knows when we'll hear his stuff next.