Nikki Glaser recruits her comedian friends for a game of football
For research purposes, Comedy Central has sent Nikki Glaser to crash with a full house of 20-somethings to find out what makes CC’s key demo tick. The web-series Comedians Crashing Couches follows Glaser’s week crashing with a house of vlog experts. Last week, Glaser recruited a few of h... [Read More]
 
Patton Oswalt Explains His Three-Month Social Media Break
by Megh Wright "Maybe it's because this younger generation doesn't have the demarcation we have—of a world before cell phones and then after. It was always there for them. So it's not a novelty. And thus has less power. They don't remember the endorphin rush of sudden connectivity, like when p... [Read More]
 
Plumbing Politics and the Crazy State of the World for Comedy with Andy Zaltzman
by Elise Czajkowski Andy Zaltzman is best known in the States as half of the excellent satirical podcast The Bugle, which he co-hosts with long-time collaborator John Oliver. A lover of all things satire, he's hosted his "Political Animal" show for years, and his new show, "Satirist f... [Read More]
 
Ted Alexandro on getting Alec Baldwin for his webseries with Hollis James, “Teacher’s Lounge”
Ted Alexandro began his comedy career as part of a duo, with Hollis James. Two decades later, Alexandro and James are back working together, collaborating on the fun new webseries, "Teacher's Lounge." It also reunites them in old familiar roles, with Alexandro teaching music and James as the ja... [Read More]
 
Paul F. Tompkins and Bob Saget Talk Standup, Chumbawamba, 'Die Hard,' and More
by Megh Wright Here's the latest installment of Paul F. Tompkins's web series Speakeasy with guest Bob Saget, who talks at length with Tompkins about how he got started as a standup, the relationship between comedy and death, his love for Chumbawamba, and a graphic story from his youth involving a f... [Read More]
 
John Oliver Responds to Some 'Last Week Tonight' Fan Mail
by Megh Wright Last Week Tonight with John Oliver returns to TV this Sunday, September 7th, but in the meantime, Oliver decided to respond to some "fan mail" left in the comments of the show's YouTube page. The result is an enlightening look at what fans think of Oliver's head shape as well as Last ... [Read More]
 
This week on TV: Responding to the comments
Well, it’s a short week for most since the holiday weekend put the end to the summer. One of our favorite mock news correspondents, John Oliver was off this week but he didn’t leave us in the dark, rather he dropped a web special where he responds to some commenters from Last Week Tonigh... [Read More]
 
Drunk History finale on Comedy Central stars Courteney Cox, Casey Wilson, Alia Shawkat as First Ladies (Video)
Drunk History’s season two finale goes down tomorrow on Comedy Central at 10:30 pm ET— and with the finale comes our country’s First Ladies. In the episode, we find Courteney Cox playing Edith Wilson, Casey Wilson as Dolley Madison and Alia Shawkat, who plays Frances Cleveland to B... [Read More]
 
Drunk History finale on Comedy Central stars Courteney Cox, Casey Wilson, Alia Shawkat as First Ladies (Video)
Drunk History’s season two finale goes down tomorrow on Comedy Central at 10:30 pm ET— and with the finale comes our country’s First Ladies. In the episode, we find Courteney Cox playing Edith Wilson, Casey Wilson as Dolley Madison and Alia Shawkat, who plays Frances Cleveland to B... [Read More]
 
My Pod Week: Week ending 8/31/14
Mike Flinn (@realmikeflinn) isn't just a podcast producer and engineer; he's also an avid fan of the form. "My Pod Week" recaps and reviews the many varied comedy podcasts Flinn listened to or attended live tapings of during the previous week. Enjoy! COME TO PAPA with Tom Papa (Ep 31 Weird Al Yankov... [Read More]