The Good Kind of Hollywood Sketch
One problem with comedy writers is: we’re part of the Hollywood machine. We eat and sleep the “entertainment industry,” because it’s our job to do so, no different than a heart surgeon who thinks a lot about heart surgery (okay, it’s a little different). The upshot... [Read More]
Check Out the Season 4 Trailer for HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’
Silicon Valley returns to HBO next month for its fourth season, and today the network released the trailer, which has everything from mansplaining to Haley Joel Osment to Richard and Jared starting what is apparently a criminal operation “whose only real product is large-scale fraud.” Th... [Read More]
Joe Pera Appeared on ‘Conan’ Last Night to Joke About His Very Tall Sons
On top of being a confirmed Christmas tree expert and the most relaxing TV show host in recent memory, Joe Pera is also a master of the art of delivering weird, wonderful, and always unpredictable late night standup sets. That was the case again during his appearance on last night’s Conan, whe... [Read More]
Jay Leno Will Visit Jimmy Fallon on ‘The Tonight Show’ Next Week
The Tonight Show ride at Universal Studios officially opens next week, and to mark the occasion, Fallon will be joined by his predecessor for an interview. People reports that former Tonight Show host Jay Leno will appear on next Thursday’s episode during a week of shows taped from Universal S... [Read More]
Remembering Chuck Barris, Accidental Comedy Pioneer
When she stumbles upon me chuckling at something she finds bewildering, my wife periodically asks me, “Is this that anti-comedy you like?” She’s invariably referring to something that I enjoy but that she finds unfunny, dumb, and weird for the sake of being weird. I can’t bla... [Read More]
Billy Eichner and Cookie Monster Team Up for a Special Edition of ‘Billy on the Street’
Billy Eichner has been friends with Big Bird for a couple years now, so it seems only right that he revealed a special, kid-friendly edition of Billy on the Street today where he heads to the one and only Sesame Street in search of kindness and compassion during these tense times. With some help fro... [Read More]
Mindy Kaling Confirms ‘The Mindy Project’ Will End After Season 6
The end is near for The Mindy Project. In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Mindy Kaling revealed that her Fox comedy-turned-Hulu series will return for a sixth season in September, and it will also be the final season. Here’s what Kaling said about the decision: I mean this half-joki... [Read More]
Jay Chandrasekhar on the Rhythm of Comedy
Jay Chandrasekhar is a writer, actor, comedian, and director. He was one of the founders of the comedy troupe Broken Lizard, and has directed many of their films including Puddle Cruiser, Super Troopers, Club Dread, and Beerfest in addition to a long list of TV shows including The Grinder, Arrested ... [Read More]
Netflix Renews ‘Santa Clarita Diet’ for a Second Season
Netflix’s new zombie comedy starring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant will return for a second season. Variety reports that the streaming network has officially given season 2 renewal to the show, which is created by Better Off Ted’s Victor Fresco, ordered to series last year, an... [Read More]
Roy Wood Jr. Attempts to Save Meals on Wheels by Militarizing It on ‘The Daily Show’
In light of the recent news that Trump’s proposed budget includes heartlessly cutting programs like Meals on Wheels but tons of money for defense, Daily Show correspondent Roy Wood Jr. correspondent came up with a very inspired idea that he shared during last night’s show: rebranding Mea... [Read More]