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David Alan Grier Interview for 'Comedy You Can Believe In'

by Katy Kroll, posted Jun 24th 2009 6:00AM
With the stand-up special 'Comedy You Can Believe In,' David Alan Grier is planning to bring the laughs to TBS on Sunday, June 28.

David will host an array of raucous comedians like Mark Curry, Bruce Bruce and Marina Franklin during the network's Very Funny Festival in Chicago.

The funnyman talked one-on-one with AOL TV about the special, how he helped Chelsea Handler land her own show and why he'd never want to be on 'Dancing With the Stars' again (unless they follow his rules, of course). -- By Katy Kroll

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Ellen DeGeneres Interview for 'Ellen's Bigger, Longer and Wider Show'

by Katy Kroll, posted Jun 23rd 2009 6:00AM
It's called 'Ellen's Bigger, Longer and Wider Show' -- and Ellen DeGeneres' variety show, in its third year, promises to be just that.

As part of TBS' annual Very Funny Festival, Ellen heads to Chicago for an over-the-top night of live music, dancers, comedians and oddball acts that airs on Sat., June 27. Kanye West is set to perform; David Blaine will hit the streets to show off his unique brand of magic; and Nick Cannon will man the DJ booth.

The jokester chatted it up with AOL TV via conference call about leaving standup behind (for now), why she's such a fan of Adam Lambert and whether she and partner Portia de Rossi are planning to start a family anytime soon. -- By Katy Kroll

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TBS is turning a tagline into The Very Funny Show

by Jason Hughes, posted May 29th 2009 1:32PM
Tim Meadows"Very Funny" has been a tagline at TBS for a little while now. It's there to clarify for us that The Bill Engvall Show and Tyler Perry's shows are funny. And I'm glad they did, because I've caught snippets of both House of Payne and Meet the Browns and I swear I would have had no idea they were funny if TBS hadn't told me. That's a public service well appreciated.

Now they're taking this one step further. TBS' The Very Funny Show will feature stand-up comedians being funny. And not just funny, but very funny. Tim Meadows who was the very funny on Saturday Night Live is pegged to host. And by very funny I mean that he was there for a long time. Actually, Tim can be funny in a stand-up environment, so he may do alright here. All of the footage for the November-bowing series will be filmed at a July event called "TBS Presents a Very Funny Festival: Just For Laughs." So at least the comedians on the very funny show will come from this very funny festival meaning it will be very, very funny. Right?

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