Anthony Jeselnik on Sharon Stone, thankless open mics, and his evil plan
Comedian, host, and sometime hardass, Anthony Jeselnik has made a career out of being a little bit sensational. He’s gleefully fought hard to push the boundaries of what’s okay to joke about, from cancer to obesity, earning both groans and laughs along the way. He’s a harsh comedian, and one that revels in his ability to wheedle a joke out of just about anything.Jeselnik’s latest project is Thoughts And Prayers, his new Netflix special that premieres exclusively on the streaming service Friday, ... [Read More]
Astoria, Oregon's Goonies house owner to visitors: Enough with the truffle shuffle already
More than 30 years after Chunk famously did the “truffle shuffle” in front of the house, city officials said roughly 1,500 people were still showing up to visit it every day. The unnamed owner apparently mentioned she was generally fine with the nostalgia-fueled foot traffic, but “drew the line at beer bottles and cigarette butts being left outside and dogs urinating on her lawn.” [Read More]
FX sets a return date for Louie, gives Pamela Adlon her own show
Louie will return for its fifth season on FX on Thursday, April 9 at 10:30 PM. FX has also ordered its first female-fronted comedy series from Louie writer/producer/co-star Pamela Adlon. Called Better Things, the plot of the show is similar to Louie, but from a woman’s point of view; Adlon, a working actress raising three daughters, stars as Sam, a working actress raising three daughters. [Read More]
Bill Cosby acknowledges rape allegations with a joke
Last night—after months of allowing his lawyers, family members, and fictional wives to speak for him, demanding that the media be “neutral” by not asking him difficult questions, and maintaining that he “does not intend to dignify” the accusations against him—Bill Cosby made his first public acknowledgment of those charges, dignifying them with a joke in his comedy show: "You have to be careful about drinking around me." [Read More]
The Lonely Island developing three shows for Fox, including one starring Danny Pudi
Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone—the guys who make up The Lonely Island—came up with a name for their studio: Party Over Here. It’s a perfect fit for the sort of dry period pieces, hard-hitting dramas, and educational nature documentaries that the group is surely working on. [Read More]
The new Kroll Show trailer is a veritable orgy of characters, Swarovski crystals
As the final season of Kroll Show rapidly approaches, rabid Krollies are surely wondering about the fate of niece Denise, whether C-Czar and Liz made it work, or how Wheels Ontario’s Mikey is dealing with the loss of his legs—both as a nickname and as something he can use to walk. Fortunately, clues abound in the new trailer for Kroll Show, as do blonde Liz’s bangs, “prahnks,” and Swarovski crystals. It’s a dirty, weird Kroll Show character orgy, just like Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland woul... [Read More]
The best comedy albums and specials of 2014 | The A.V. Club
It was a bigger year for up-and-comers than 2013, which was stacked with theater-fillers like Louis C.K. and Aziz Ansari—though Ansari is still probably the biggest comic working, with two shows at Madison Square Garden this year. Below, in no particular order, are our favorite comedy albums and specials of 2014. [Read More]
Exposing myself · Who In The World Is Cameron Esposito?
"Yesterday I filmed a sketch for the upcoming season of Comedy Bang! Bang! on IFC. I played a server and had four whole lines and who knows if I fucked them up or not! There’s one thing I know I didn’t fuck up: standing in only my bra in front of a stranger and being all chill about it." [Read More]
Sarah Silverman talks boobs, and answers our 11 questions
For almost 20 years now, Sarah Silverman has been a shining blue beacon of amusing yet slightly alarming remarks about race, sex, politics, and weed. And while she’s always acted, recently she’s picked up steam in Hollywood, appearing in films like Take This Waltz, Wreck-It Ralph, and A Million Ways To Die In The West, as well as TV shows like Masters Of Sex. Silverman just won her second Emmy, this time for Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles, an HBO special that aired on actual TV last year but w... [Read More]
The promising Garfunkel And Oates struggles to find itself on TV
Garfunkel And Oates has been a long time coming. In the time since musician-comedians Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci uploaded a video of themselves strumming an adorable yet raunchy tune to YouTube six years ago, they’ve gone on tours, played The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, shot a pilot with HBO, and now, found a home for a series on IFC. The channel has been making a concerted effort to brand itself as the place for “alternative comedy,” with a strong lineup that includes sketch shows Portlandi... [Read More]