Ricky Gervais Tells Seth Meyers Why He's Angry with "Big Sweaty Slob" Louis C.K.
by Megh Wright Here's a clip from Ricky Gervais's interview on last night's Late Night, in which he and Meyers talk about the differences between US and UK awards shows. This leads to Gervais realizing mid-interview that he's unhappy with "that big sweaty slob" Louis C.K. for never giving him the th... [Read More]
 
#TBT to a most “Silly Time” with the boys of WOMEN Comedy
Every Thursday, TLB participates in #TBT by scrounging around the internet for precious web gems of yore. Here’s one of our favorite videos that deserve some extra attention. The WOMEN sketch group has been pumping out little web gems for about three years now, and this has to be my personal f... [Read More]
 
Learn more about Kurt Braunohler and Joe Zimmerman behind-the-scenes of “The Half Hour”
Tomorrow marks the end of season three of Comedy Central’s The Half Hour. This summer is going out with a bang with thirty-minute specials from Kurt Braunohler and Joe Zimmerman. While you’re sitting there staring at your TV, anxiously awaiting these specials, take a second to learn more... [Read More]
 
Harnessing Absurdity to Help Others with Kurt Braunohler
by Emma Soren You can catch Kurt Braunohler’s new episode of The Half Hour this Friday, July 25, but he’s been focused on a lot more than just standup lately. In June, the comedian jet skied the Mississippi River from Chicago to New Orleans as part of his Indiegogo campaign to raise $50,... [Read More]
 
First impressions of Montreal’s New Faces, 2014: Group 2
Before welcoming Group 2 of New Faces in Montreal upon their Wednesday night debut, host Pete Holmes asked the audience: "Be gracious. Be present. Be active." Holmes might also have said be wary. For this crop of comics offered more style than substance, especially when compared to their Group ... [Read More]
 
Netflix Is Using Chelsea Handler to Reinvent the Way We Watch Late Night Shows
by Megh Wright Last month it was announced that Chelsea Handler had signed on to star in a new talk show for Netflix. Right now, all we know about Handler's show is that it's slated to premiere in October 2016 and will be the first series to be released at a specific time block on the streaming serv... [Read More]
 
First impressions of Montreal’s New Faces, 2014: Group 1
Each crop of New Faces at Montreal's Just For Laughs is special and unique. John Heffron, who hosted New Faces Group 1 on Wednesday night, told the audience that all of the big-name comedians you'd see at the festival's Galas started out years earlier as new faces. That might not be entirely true in... [Read More]
 
Tina Fey and Rachel Dratch's Old Second City Show 'Dratch & Fey' Is Now Online
by Megh Wright Before they broke into SNL stardom, Tina Fey and Rachel Dratch starred in a two-woman show together called Dratch & Fey that ran at Second City and New York's UCB from 1999-2000, and a couple days ago an old VHS copy of the entire show showed up on YouTube. The quality isn't the b... [Read More]
 
Watch Conan's Incredibly Violent Scene from 'Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda'
by Adam Frucci While Conan recently announced that he'd be "starring" in the upcoming Syfy movie Sharktopus VS. Pteracuda, it looks like this ridiculous and insanely violent scene is the only one he's actually in. Which is probably for the best — I'm not sure anyone could take a full 90 minut... [Read More]
 
Today's Funniest Tweets
by WitStream Todd Levin I like how Twitter asks "What's happening?" when you start a tweet, because the answer is usually, "Just being a dick." Rex Huppke BREAKING: Jenny McCarthy suggests Hill... [Read More]