Funny or Die ditches proprietary video player for YouTube, no more “funny or die” voting
After 10 years, it’s time for Funny or Die to evolve. The website made some announcements today, and here is the official letter of such. In short, the site is migrating to a new platform, Chorus, built by VOX Media. Bigger news? NO MORE proprietary video platform. Instead, they’ll be us... [Read More]
Episode #221: Maeve Higgins
Maeve Higgins was a bestselling memoirist and comedian in her native Ireland when, at the age of 31, she decided to move to America. So immigration isn’t just the subject of her hit podcast, Maeve In America: Immigration IRL, but also a first-hand experience. She co-hosts Neil deGrasse Tyson&r... [Read More]
Greg Barris for Twitter: “Don’t Believe Every Tweet”
Twitter, like other social media platforms, has a huge legitimacy problem. Nobody is minding the store, so to speak, to separate the lies from the truth, the facts from the fiction. How’s Twitter responding in August 2018? With a humorous TV ad campaign. Starring Greg Barris. The campaign is c... [Read More]
Netflix breaks it off with Joel McHale, Michelle Wolf weekly talk shows
Talk shows are going to have to try harder to break through the massive programming offerings of Netflix. Chelsea Handler couldn’t do it. And now the streaming giant has broken off both The Break with Michelle Wolf and The Joel McHale Show, both of which had just debuted earlier this year. Mul... [Read More]
Dusty Slay on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Dusty Slay made such an impression with his debut as a New Face in Montreal last month that he’s already gotten an invite to perform on The Tonight Show. Here Slay jokes about negotiating with Goodwill, and how the wardrobe makes the man. He likes to wave a lot, too. It’s all good. Roll ... [Read More]
Dusty Slay on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Dusty Slay made such an impression with his debut as a New Face in Montreal last month that he’s already gotten an invite to perform on The Tonight Show. Here Slay jokes about negotiating with Goodwill, and how the wardrobe makes the man. He likes to wave a lot, too. It’s all good. Roll ... [Read More]
Hasan Minhaj bids farewell to The Daily Show
Tonight, Hasan Minhaj makes his final appearance as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, filing his own take on Moviepass and subscription-based services. What’s next for Minhaj? Most immediately, a late-summer stand-up comedy tour. 8/18 – MORRISTOWN, NJ 7PM 9:30... [Read More]
Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark of “My Favorite Murder” launch Exactly Right podcast network
In two-and-a-half years, My Favorite Murder has grown from oddity of the Feral Audio podcast network, to headlining touring theater act, to millions of monthly downloads. Now the comedians who started My Favorite Murder are starting their own podcast network: Exactly Right. When Feral Audio bit the ... [Read More]
Luke Null out after one season on Saturday Night Live
Of the three new cast members to join Saturday Night Live last year, two of them made lasting impressions and successfully launched new characters on the long-running late-night variety showcase during season 43. So it should come as no surprise to anyone watching, then, that the third won’t b... [Read More]
Indiegogo campaign to complete final, posthumous documentary special on Ralphie May
When I sat down with Ralphie May and Lahna Turner to podcast in the green room of Gotham Comedy Club back in March 2015, a woman with a camera filmed the whole thing. They planned to make a documentary about themselves as a comedy couple and a family. Instead, they separated. Ralphie later died. And... [Read More]