Review: Knock Knock, It’s Tig Notaro (Showtime)
Each of the past couple of years has made a big impact personally and professionally on stand-up comedian Tig Notaro. And yet, somehow, it's only April and Notaro's already shaping up to make an even bigger splash comedically in 2015, with a stand-up special on tap with HBO, a documentary about her ... [Read More]
 
Steve Martin Tries Prime-Time Variety with '3 Girls 3'
by Ramsey Ess The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny p... [Read More]
 
Jessica Williams and Samantha Bee Hand Out the 2015 'Mercun Award on 'The Daily Show'
by Megh Wright A lot of dumb news stories have happened so far in 2015, so during last night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart welcomed correspondents Jessica Williams and Samantha Bee to hand out the 2015 'Mercun Award, which The Daily Show bestows upon one US news story that best encompasses the "true ess... [Read More]
 
Conan O'Brien Gets Trapped with Jordan Schlansky in Escape Room LA
by Megh Wright Here's the latest Conan remote segment featuring Conan O'Brien and his no-nonsense producer Jordan Schlansky, who take a trip to Escape Room LA and get trapped together in the 1940s-set "Detective" room. O'Brien might not be the best at solving all the intricate puzzles and clues insi... [Read More]
 
TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential List: Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer, Lorne Michaels, more represent for comedy
TIME magazine released its twelfth-annual TIME 100 today, a list of the 100 most influential people in the world. And, while many familiar names from the arenas of politics and business were featured, some of comedy’s best and brightest stars also received honorable mentions within the pages o... [Read More]
 
Amy Schumer, John Oliver win Peabody Awards + Amy Schumer’s hilarious booty video!
Amy Schumer and John Oliver join fellow Comedy Central cohorts Jon Stewart and Key & Peele as Peabody Award Winners. The Peabody Awards are given annually for various media. “The single criteria for receiving a Peabody Award is excellence,” says its website. Unlike the Oscars or Emmy... [Read More]
 
HBO Orders Sharon Horgan Comedy 'Divorce' Starring Sarah Jessica Parker
by Megh Wright Sarah Jessica Parker is returning to HBO. Deadline reports that the pay network has given a series order to a new comedy by Pulling creator Sharon Horgan called Divorce with Parker attached to star. The single-cam comedy centers on Parker as Frances, "a woman who suddenly begins to re... [Read More]
 
Reggie Watts and Paul F. Tompkins Sing About Justice and Crime-Fighting on 'Reggie Makes Music'
by Megh Wright Here's the latest installment of Reggie Makes Music with special guest Paul F. Tompkins, who is more than game to freestyle with Watts about doing crime, doing time, stealing pennies at 7-Eleven, suicidal thoughts, and a bunch of other stuff. Catch all the rest on Comedy Bang! Bang! o... [Read More]
 
Showtime's 'Inside Comedy' Returns on May 5th with Conan O'Brien, Jon Stewart, and More
by Megh Wright David Steinberg and Steve Carell's Showtime documentary series Inside Comedy just got a premiere date. The pay network announced today that Inside Comedy's six-episode fourth season is set to debut on Tuesday, May 5th at 11:00pm. In addition to previously announced guests Stephen Colb... [Read More]
 
At 2015 Crackle Upfronts, Jerry Seinfeld snaps at YouTube, pops TV’s bubble
Jerry Seinfeld doesn't need Crackle nearly as much as Crackle needs him. But the upstart webseries-turned-streaming provider is backed by Sony Pictures Entertainment, which just so happened to back Seinfeld's hit sitcom and made billions of dollars to go around. So when Seinfeld needed a vehicle to ... [Read More]