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2014-04-03 20:21:59

New Season Premieres Thursday, June 12 LOS ANGELES, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AXS TV is announcing today that it has renewed the hit hour-long celebrity interview series, TOM GREEN LIVE--hosted by irreverent comedian Tom Green--for a third season. The series will continue to air as part of the successful "Seriously. Funny. Thursdays." live comedy programming block lineup, which reached some of its highest numbers this season. The second season of TOM GREEN LIVE will conclude...

2014-01-10 00:20:32

Plus, Insight Into How Macdonald Developed His Comedic Style LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- During an exclusive interview on AXS TV'S TOM GREEN LIVE with host Tom Green, Norm Macdonald revealed that after his firing from "Saturday Night Live" he found out he was also rejected as the host of "The Late Late Show," a job Macdonald never even knew he was up for. Macdonald said that Rob Burnett, executive producer of "The Late Show With David Letterman," told him that David...

2011-05-23 11:15:00

NEW YORK, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Norm Macdonald, host of COMEDY CENTRAL's "Sports Show with Norm Macdonald," kills it in his first-ever full-length concert film, "Me Doing Stand-Up," covering everything from cheating death, 24-hour news stories, shameful sex, serial killers and cheese sandwiches. Entertainment Weekly says, "His humor arises from a standard stand-up procedure -- pointing out the contradictions in a subject and exaggerating them for comic effect -- but when combined...

2011-04-05 10:05:00

NEW YORK, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The culmination of March Madness. Opening Day. A new champion being fitted for a green jacket. There is, perhaps, no more important or more eagerly anticipated month on the sports calendar than April. This year fans of sports and comedy have a single date in April circled on their calendars, a day that marks the return of a comedian to the format that earned him fame and fortune. The sports world is set for a weekly update when "Sports Show with Norm...

2011-03-01 12:57:00

NEW YORK, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Get ready, because Norm Macdonald, one of the world's funniest and most subversive comedians, is letting loose in his first-ever one-hour stand-up special, titled "Norm Macdonald: Me Doing Stand-Up." This World Premiere, an original COMEDY CENTRAL one-hour stand-up special, debuts on Saturday, March 12 at 11:00 p.m. Norm Macdonald, the iconic anchor of SNL's "Weekend Update" and star of the cult classic "Dirty Work," is back with a vengeance....

2011-02-09 09:33:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- He made a name for himself as the anchor of "SNL's" Weekend Update, and now Norm Macdonald is taking the same approach, but with his sights set on the sports world. COMEDY CENTRAL has picked up "Sports Show with Norm Macdonald" and placed an 8-episode order for the show, it was announced today by Kent Alterman, head of original programming and production, COMEDY CENTRAL. The new series is slated to begin production this month and is scheduled to...

2006-03-24 20:07:53

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Samuel L. Jackson has signed on to narrate an upcoming spoof of the Oscar-winning documentary "March of the Penguins" with an all-star supporting voice cast, independent studio ThinkFilm said on Friday. "Farce of the Penguins," mixing archival wildlife footage with an R-rated screenplay written and directed by comedian Bob Saget, is aimed for a late-summer theatrical release, ThinkFilm spokesman Alex Klenert said. In press materials, ThinkFilm described...

2006-03-24 20:05:00

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Samuel L. Jackson has signed on to narrate an upcoming spoof of the Oscar-winning documentary "March of the Penguins" with an all-star supporting voice cast, independent studio ThinkFilm said on Friday. "Farce of the Penguins," mixing archival wildlife footage with an R-rated screenplay written and directed by comedian Bob Saget, is aimed for a late-summer theatrical release, ThinkFilm spokesman Alex Klenert said. In press materials, ThinkFilm described "Farce of...

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2005-05-02 10:55:00

SANTA CRUZ ISLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Norm Macdonald rises each morning with the sun, grabs his .223-caliber rifle and slips into the passenger seat of a tiny, doorless helicopter for another day of shooting pigs. As the chopper skims over rugged terrain, Macdonald scans dozens of simple fence traps he's set up for the thousands of wild swine that have overrun this Southern California island. When there are pigs in the traps - and there always are - Macdonald leans out and pumps two bullets...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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