01:14 AM EDT 10/17/2013
Originally posted 09/02/2013 04:45PM
For the Comedy Central roast of James Franco, the writer/actor/director/producer was braced for tasteless jokes at his expense. What he didn't know was that all the roasters were fair game, too.
"I've never watched one of these roasts. I chose not to research this so I had no idea that they were going to be roasting each other [too]. I thought I'd be sitting here for two hours bearing the brunt of it so it was a huge relief," Franco said. "I had a great time. Everybody was awesome, solid."
Before it airs Monday on Comedy Central (10 p.m. ET), we've selected some of the best zingers and put-downs to add some sizzle to your Labor Day.
Originally posted 01/25/2013 08:00AM
Matt Damon more than made up for his decade of being bumped from Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Declaring "I am in command of this ship," Damon not only hijacked the show Thursday night, but he brought along a little big-name help.
Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Kidman, Demi Moore, Amy Adams, Sally Field, Robert De Niro, Don Cheadle, John Krasinski and Oprah Winfrey all played a part.
Andy Garcia sat in as sidekick. Sheryl Crow led the band.
And where was Kimmel? Oh, he was there, all right: gagged and tied on the back of the set, as Damon took over.
Originally posted 12/02/2011 04:15PM
He may be 17-years-old, but Sarah Silverman's elderly pooch, Duck, is still bounding with energy – but only for one hour each day.
"He needs at least 23 hours of sleep a day, or else he's not himself," the comedian told PEOPLE at the GQ Men of the Year Party in Los Angeles last month. "But then in that one hour [that he's awake], he's so peppy it's crazy. We take walks, watch TV, we cuddle."
Originally posted 11/30/2011 10:30AM
Laughter and tears – the world of comedy has united in grief as they remember one of their funniest colleagues, Patrice O'Neal, who died Monday at age 41.
"RIP Patrice O'Neal. You made us laugh til we cried," Sarah Silverman wrote on Twitter, one of many fellow comedians to pay tribute publicly to O'Neal.
"One of my favourite stand up comedians. So sad. RIP," wrote Ricky Gervais.
"I started my career w/ Patrice O'Neal," wrote Dane Cook, who posted a photo of himself and O'Neal to Twitter. "He was 1 of the best ever. Fond memories of road gigs, late night eats & laughs."
Originally posted 04/05/2011 12:00AMHere's one video you don't want to myth.
Originally posted 05/01/2010 06:15PM
She may think nothing of going on national television to sing about doing the dirty with Matt Damon, but there's still something that can even shock Sarah Silverman as she signs autographs along the book-promotion trail.
"There was a guy [who] had a tattoo of me on his arm!" the comedian, still astonished from the encounter, says with a laugh. "It was my face, a picture of me, inside the mouth of a serpent. I remember, because I signed his book, 'You clearly think things through!' "
Silverman's memoir, The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption and Pee (four out of five stars, according to Amazon's reader ratings), is allowing the star, 39, success in a new field, the world of letters – and ascension to the bestseller list.
Originally posted 03/28/2010 01:00PM
Matt Damon took some serious ribbing Saturday night when he was honored in Beverly Hills with the 24th American Cinematheque Award.
"He doesn't deserve this award," Damon's pal Jimmy Kimmel teasingly told PEOPLE. "I don't know who they weren't able to get, but I'd go with Tom Selleck before I'd go with Matt Damon."
Sarah Silverman, who joked that she gave Damon, 39, "his first really big break" with their crudely funny 2008 viral video hit, said she was going to have a hard time roasting him.
"The worst thing I could say is, you know, Matt Damon is like, maybe he's a perfectionist," she told the audience, which included Don Cheadle, former President Bill Clinton and Damon's Invictus director Clint Eastwood. "And his breath is like, Jesus! And his hair plugs are really obvious. Besides that, there's like nothing. So sorry, roast not possible!"
Originally posted 03/16/2010 09:00AM
It's no joke, Sarah Silverman still believes in love after the end of her Jimmy Kimmel romance.
"I'd like to find that person," the comedian, 39, tells Playboy in a new interview. "I think Jimmy and I had every intention of spending the rest of our lives with each other. I love love. It's my top priority. Jimmy will tell you. I'm a good girl."
Silverman, who is now dating Alec Sulkin, a writer for FOX's Family Guy, says she and Kimmel gave it their best shot in their two stints together between 2002 and 2009.
"We were together for so long and tried our best to make it work," she says. "I can think of him now and don't have that edgy feeling anymore. I just love him to pieces."
Originally posted 02/08/2010 10:25AM
After going through a particularly awkward stretch of single life, Sarah Silverman discovered a man who isn't her type at all – and it seems to be working out great.
Her new boyfriend, the writer Alec Sulkin, is "the first guy in a decade who's given me any kind of compliment, like saying I'm pretty or anything," the comedian, 39, tells the new issue of Page Six Magazine, due out Thursday.
"He's really skinny. Usually I like pudgy, macho-ish guys," says Silverman, who dated talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel for much of the last decade. "But I think I mistook macho-ish for strong, emotionally. And I think it's really the opposite."
Originally posted 05/05/2009 09:00AM
Looks like Sarah Silverman's fake hookup with Matt Damon is still paying off!
In September, the comedian won an Emmy for her hit song, "I'm F**king Matt Damon," and now the viral video nabbed her a best actress Webby award. Silverman was also honored with the best political video award for her "Great Schlep" video, a plea for Jewish kids to urge their grandparents to vote for Barack Obama.
Other high-profile Webby winners include Jimmy Fallon, who was named Webby person of the year for using the Internet, specifically his blog, to refine his talk show hosting skills before his late night debut. Lisa Kudrow won outstanding comedic performance for her Web-only series Web Therapy and rocker Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails was named Webby artist of the year.
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