Sarah Jessica Parker set to return to HBO in new comedy, Divorce
Sarah Jessica Parker’s HBO follow-up to Sex and the City is a comedy about marital woes. Parker will star in a half-hour series titled Divorce. She plays a woman who finds that making a break from her marriage is harder than anticipated. Thomas Haden Church (Spider-Man 3, Sideways) plays her h... [Read More]
 
Yannis Pappas Couldn't Be a Professional Athlete, So He's Making Comedy About Them Instead
by Isaac Kozell When describing a move from New York to Miami, comedian Yannis Pappas said, “I had a New York body. I was thirty pounds heavier. My body looked like yogurt with hair on it. I looked like a middle relief pitcher for the Kansas City Royals.” Sports references like these com... [Read More]
 
Russell Brand joins Nicolas Cage in Osama bin Laden comedy
Russell Brand is returning to the big screen, joining Nicolas Cage in the comedy Army of One. The film, to be directed by Borat’s Larry Charles, is based on the story of Gary Faulkner, a handyman from Colorado who had a vision about capturing Osama bin Laden, then went to Pakistan to pursue it... [Read More]
 
Jessica Williams and Samantha Bee Hand Out the 2015 'Mercun Award on 'The Daily Show'
by Megh Wright A lot of dumb news stories have happened so far in 2015, so during last night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart welcomed correspondents Jessica Williams and Samantha Bee to hand out the 2015 'Mercun Award, which The Daily Show bestows upon one US news story that best encompasses the "true ess... [Read More]
 
Conan O'Brien Gets Trapped with Jordan Schlansky in Escape Room LA
by Megh Wright Here's the latest Conan remote segment featuring Conan O'Brien and his no-nonsense producer Jordan Schlansky, who take a trip to Escape Room LA and get trapped together in the 1940s-set "Detective" room. O'Brien might not be the best at solving all the intricate puzzles and clues insi... [Read More]
 
Inside Amy Schumer, Last Week Tonight are Peabody Award winners
Comedy Central and HBO have two new awards to put on their very large and numerous shelves of awards as both Inside Amy Schumer and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver are amongst the recipients of the 74th annual Peabody Award. To get you up to speed, The Peabodys are considered the “Pulitzer ... [Read More]
 
TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential List: Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer, Lorne Michaels, more represent for comedy
TIME magazine released its twelfth-annual TIME 100 today, a list of the 100 most influential people in the world. And, while many familiar names from the arenas of politics and business were featured, some of comedy’s best and brightest stars also received honorable mentions within the pages o... [Read More]
 
Amy Schumer, John Oliver win Peabody Awards + Amy Schumer’s hilarious booty video!
Amy Schumer and John Oliver join fellow Comedy Central cohorts Jon Stewart and Key & Peele as Peabody Award Winners. The Peabody Awards are given annually for various media. “The single criteria for receiving a Peabody Award is excellence,” says its website. Unlike the Oscars or Emmy... [Read More]
 
HBO Orders Sharon Horgan Comedy 'Divorce' Starring Sarah Jessica Parker
by Megh Wright Sarah Jessica Parker is returning to HBO. Deadline reports that the pay network has given a series order to a new comedy by Pulling creator Sharon Horgan called Divorce with Parker attached to star. The single-cam comedy centers on Parker as Frances, "a woman who suddenly begins to re... [Read More]
 
Reggie Watts and Paul F. Tompkins Sing About Justice and Crime-Fighting on 'Reggie Makes Music'
by Megh Wright Here's the latest installment of Reggie Makes Music with special guest Paul F. Tompkins, who is more than game to freestyle with Watts about doing crime, doing time, stealing pennies at 7-Eleven, suicidal thoughts, and a bunch of other stuff. Catch all the rest on Comedy Bang! Bang! o... [Read More]