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Wednesday
Mar072012

The Comedy Awards: 'Bridesmaids,' 'Crazy, Stupid, Love.' Lead Nominees

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Bridesmaids and Crazy, Stupid, Love. are the leading film nominees for the second annual The Comedy Awards, presented by Comedy Central.  They each received five nods on Tuesday.

Bridesmaids and Crazy, Stupid, Love. are nominated in the best comedy film category, along with Horrible Bosses, Midnight in Paris and The Artist.  The latter film, which won the Oscar for best picture a week and a half ago, earned a total of three nods.

ABC's Modern Family and NBC's 30 Rock topped all TV series with five nominations apiece.

Fans can now cast their votes in the "breakout performer of the year" category by visiting TheComedyAwards.com.  The choices include Bridesmaids star Melissa McCarthy and New Girl actress Zooey Deschanel.

The Comedy Awards will be taped at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on April 28.  It will premiere on Comedy Central on May 6.

[CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL LIST OF NOMINEES]

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Monday
Feb202012

The Colbert Report to Return 

Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Stephen Colbert will resume taping new episodes of his political satire show Monday.  The comedian mysteriously suspended production last Wednesday.

Comedy Central and Colbert have not commented on the reason for the hiatus, but Colbert tweeted on Friday: “My family and I would like to thank everyone who has offered their thoughts and prayers. We are grateful and touched by your concern.”

On Wednesday morning, the show promoted what would have been on that night’s program.

“Watch Stephen help shape the message of Colbert Super PAC with the help of political strategist Frank Luntz,” read the last tweet from the Colbert Report Twitter account, suggesting the cancellation was sudden.

This marked the first time The Colbert Report had ever suspended production, according to comedy news blog the Beat.

Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, from which the Colbert was spun off, has canceled production only twice, once after the death of a staff member, and once when host Jon Stewart became a father.

Other guests slated to appear on the show this week include Nancy Pelosi, Placido Domingo and author Robert Kagan.

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Thursday
Feb162012

'Colbert Report' Production Temporarily Suspended; Reason Unknown

Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- For as-yet-undetermined reasons, Comedy Central's politics-spoofing show The Colbert Report suspended taping for at least two shows this week.

A repeat unexpectedly ran Wednesday evening, and fans can expect the same to happen Thursday night as well, the network confirmed to ABC News Radio. Comedy Central attributed the situation to "unforeseen circumstances."

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Tuesday
Sep202011

'The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen': Goodbye to 'Winning'

ABC/RICHARD CARTWRIGHT(LOS ANGELES) -- Charlie Sheen's mega-hyped Comedy Central roast aired Monday night, and celebrity roasters like Jeff Ross, Jon Lovitz, and Roastmaster and Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane took turns savaging Sheen's apparently former appetite for drugs, porn stars, and of course his well-publicized meltdown earlier this year.

MacFarlane poked fun at the fact that Sheen "just celebrated his 46th birthday, a statement nobody thought they'd ever hear."  MacFarlane said, "Honestly, Charlie, I never thought I'd live to see the night you'd live to see this night," MacFarlane said.

Jon Lovitz said of Sheen, "How much blow can Charlie Sheen do?  Enough to kill Two and a Half Men."  Lovitz, who has known the actor for nearly 20 years, says the real Charlie, "Is nothing like the character he plays on TMZ."

Sheen was also roasted by actress Kate Walsh, who said despite how much he's abused his lungs and liver, the "only things he's had removed are his kids."

Comedy Central's Roastmaster General Jeff Ross said of Sheen's Two and a Half Men flameout, "Charlie's meltdown was so bad Al Gore is making a documentary about it."  He also marveled at how Sheen went from "'television's highest paid actor' to 'the highest actor ever to be on TV," and said of Sheen's ex Brooke Mueller, who was in attendance, "She's not too bright unless Charlie's throwing a lamp at her."

Former boxing champ Mike Tyson, read some poetry he'd written in honor of Sheen, saying he used poetic license, "the only license they haven't taken away."

Some of the most politically incorrect jokes came from one of the lesser-known roasters, Anthony Jeselnik.  He told Sheen, "The only reason you got on TV in the first place is because God hates Michael J. Fox."  Sheen replaced Fox on Spin City after Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.  Jeselnik also said Sheen's entire life is "like the first two minutes of Law & Order: SVU.

Jackass
star Steve-O, who himself battled addiction in the past, said Charlie Sheen does have tiger blood, but "unfortunately, that tiger is a helpless drug addict."

Comic Amy Schumer took big swings at her fellow roasters, and of course Sheen, who she said is like Bruce Willis, in that he "was big in the '80s, and now his old slot is being filled with Ashton Kutcher."

Actor William Shatner said he'd give Sheen the "fatherly advice he never got," by explaining there's no need to waste money on "expensive" prostitutes, because "actresses will sleep with you for free -- it's Hollywood 101!"

Patrice O'Neal said he "respected" Sheen, "but not his body of work," and wondered how Sheen reached such career heights when his brother, Emilio Estevez, hasn't.  "[His] career is over!."  One guy has tiger blood, O'Neal marveled, while the other "is selling his own blood to make money."

When Sheen himself took the stage, he said, "'Till tonight, I didn't realize how fu**ed up I was."

He later said, "I have come out unscathed.  You can't hurt me.  Hell, I can't even hurt me.  Drugs couldn't kill me, sex couldnt' kill me.  The press couldn't kill me.  Two and a Half Men couldn't kill me.  Did you really think your little jokes we're gonna hurt me?"

Sheen closed with some words of thanks for the love of his family, saying, "I'm done with 'the winning' because I've already won."

The festivities ended with Steve-O, who was determined to get a black eye from Mike Tyson, running headlong into the boxer's fist.  It was his second attempt, and he managed to break his own nose instead of getting a shiner.

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Monday
Sep192011

Charlie Sheen, Ashton Kutcher Bond Backstage at the Emmys

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Continuing what could only be described as an apology tour that saw him issue mea culpas on The Tonight Show and Today, Charlie Sheen used some podium time as an Emmy presenter Sunday night to cheer on his former Two and a Half Men co-stars.

The less war-like warlock even tweeted some backstage pictures at the event of him bonding with his sitcom replacement Ashton Kutcher.

One pic is the pair posing for a shot, smiling -- to which Sheen tweeted to Kutcher, "@aplusk great talking to you! We'll all be watching! Make us proud!!"  Another shot shows an animated Sheen talking with Kutcher: "Giving the new kid a little advice..!" Sheen posted.

Kutcher's debut on Two and a Half Men is Monday at 9 p.m. ET.  The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen airs an hour later.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Wednesday
Sep142011

Charlie, Martin Sheen Reunite for 'Apocalypse Now'-Themed Roast Ad

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Having leaked a handful of scathing zingers from the just-taped Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen, the channel is upping the ante with another high-profile promo for its Sept. 19 broadcast.

In Charpocalypse, Sheen reprises his father Martin Sheen's role in an Apocalypse Now spoof that features the warlock submerged in water, with only his camouflage-painted face peeking out.

Aping his dad's voiceover from Francis Ford Coppola's war epic, Sheen says, "I was going to the worst place in the world: cable.  Channel 745 -- I think.  I don't even really know what channel Comedy Central is, what with HD and all."

Sheen's concentration is broken when Martin Sheen yells, "Charlie!  Get out that pool and wash your face!  It's past your bedtime!"

The shot shifts, showing Sheen was actually in a pool, with two bikini-clad babes waiting for him.

"I thought you said this was your house!" one of the girls says to Charlie, before the elder Sheen shoos them away, griping to himself, "When will this ever end?"

Martin Sheen's appearance effectively dashes rumors the father and son were on the outs during Charlie's mega-hyped Two and a Half Men flame-out.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Sunday
Sep112011

Charlie Sheen Roasted in Comedy Central Show

ABC/RICHA​RD CARTWRIGHT​(LOS ANGELES) -- Charlie Sheen was roasted in a lewd, crude, hard-hitting Comedy Central show on Saturday.

Sheen was reportedly all smiles as comedians and stars took shots at him. Comedian Jeffrey Ross joked that the only time Sheen's kids get to see him is in reruns. Priceline.com spokesman William Shatner reminding Sheen to use the site to book his next stay in rehab.

If the jokes got his tiger blood boiling, Sheen did not show it. While his ex-wife Brooke Mueller -- the only of Sheen's exes to attend the event -- looked on, Sheen declared that he's done with his catchphrase "winning," because he feels he has already won.

Much was made of Sheen's reputation for drug use and domestic abuse.

The roast airs a week from Monday on Comedy Central.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
Aug302011

First Stars Announced for Charlie Sheen Roast

ABC/RICHARD CARTWRIGHT(LOS ANGELES) -- Comedy Central has announced the first wave of roasters for its upcoming The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen.

Harvey Levin -- whose TMZ gossip website owes millions of page-views to Charlie Sheen's famous Two and a Half Men flameout -- will take his shots at the warlock when the show tapes on Sept. 10 at the Sony Studios in Los Angeles.

Also getting ready to spill some tiger blood will be Jackass star Steve-O, comedian Anthony Jeselnik, and heavyweight boxing champion-turned pigeon-raising Hangover star Mike Tyson.  The network previously announced Comedy Central's "Roastmaster General" Jeffrey Ross will take his place at the dias, and that the festivities will be emceed by Roast Master Seth MacFarlane.

Other celebrities will be named in the days to come.  The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen will premiere on Monday, Sept. 19 at 10:00 p.m. ET on Comedy Central.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Wednesday
Aug242011

All Aboard the Crazy Train: Comedy Central Teases Sheen Roast

ABC/RICHARD CARTWRIGHT(LOS ANGELES) -- Comedy Central has just released the first coming attraction for its upcoming roast of Charlie Sheen.

The spot features the warlock himself, appropriately riding a nuclear warhead like a cowboy on a bucking bronco, a la film Dr. Strangelove.  The explosive snippet, appropriately, is set to Black Sabbath's "Crazy Train."

The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen -- which comic Jeffrey Ross promises will be "a comedy intervention" for the tiger-blooded star -- will tape in Los Angeles on Sept. 10, but will air on Sept. 19 at 10 p.m. ET.  That's an hour after Ashton Kutcher's debut as Sheen's replacement on Two and a Half Men on CBS.

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Friday
Aug122011

Charlie Sheen Roastmaster Revealed

Jason Merritt/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The official Roastmaster for The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen will be Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane.

For some comedy fans it may seem an odd choice, considering Comedy Central's official "Roastmaster General," Jeffrey Ross, livened up some of the dates of Sheen's Violent Torpedo of Truth tour by roasting him onstage earlier this year.

The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen will be shot on Sept. 8, but airs on Sept. 29 at 10 p.m. ET -- an hour after CBS' season debut of Two and a Half Men, starring Sheen's replacement, Ashton Kutcher.

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