Hope-Less: How Different Would Standup Be Without Bob Hope?
by Lary Wallace The truth is, Bob Hope actually dug Lenny Bruce, he really did — even considered him “brilliant,” according to Richard Zoglin in his new biography Hope: Entertainer of the Century. Zoglin tells the story of Hope dropping in on a Florida nightclub to check out Bruce&... [Read More]
Michaela Watkins and Funny Or Die predict how the final episode of “Serial” podcast will end
Today is the day we’ve all been waiting for! No, not Christmas morning, it’s the final episode of the NPR Podcast, Serial. And since we’re all waiting for baited breath as to how it will wrap all things up. Funny Or Die and Michaela Watkins have their own take on how the final epis... [Read More]
Jessica Williams Gives Fox News Contributors the Jay-Z Treatment on 'Daily Show'
by Megh Wright Correspondent Jessica Williams appeared on The Daily Show last night to set the record straight after Sean Hannity referred to Jay-Z as a "former crack dealer" on Fox News, prompting her to turn the tables on the "news" network that's constantly telling the black community to "stay ou... [Read More]
'Conan' Prop Master Bill Tull Is Back with Some Cheap Holiday Tips
by Megh Wright If you're out of money, time, or creativity for holiday ideas, don't worry: Conan's no-nonsense prop master Bill Tull returned last night with a brand new collection of frugal tips that are guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit without breaking the bank. 0 Comments... [Read More]
Stephen Colbert Hosts a 'Colbert Report' Memorabilia Yard Sale
by Megh Wright Last night was the second-to-last episode of The Colbert Report, so Stephen decided to get rid of nine years' worth of Colbert Report memorabilia crowding up the offices by putting on his very own yard sale. You know the end is near when even Michael Stipe is for sale for 25 cents. 0... [Read More]
I Paid Good Money for Stephen Colbert’s Germs (I Think)
When the Colbert Report held an impromptu garage sale, I was determined to buy something -- even though I live in an entirely different country. The post I Paid Good Money for Stephen Colbert’s Germs (I Think) appeared first on Third Beat.... [Read More]
A Dead Presidents Podcast w/ George Washington? We talk to NYC Podfest founder Jeremy Wein about the 2015 editon
This year marks the 3rd Annual NYC Podcast Festival, now 3 days, which will take place Fri. Jan 9th-Sun. Jan. 11th. Things kick off at the Bell House with 2 staples in the podcasting universe. RISK! and The Flop House. Here’s our recent interview with the festival’s founder and co-produc... [Read More]
Today's Funniest Tweets
by WitStream Miles Kahn Has any country threatened us not to see Into the Woods yet? Because that would save everyone a lot of time. Doug Abeles The threat to bomb theaters screening Sony's "Th... [Read More]
Sony cancels release of “The Interview” movie in wake of widespread hacking, terrorist threats
After weeks of embarrassing reveals by unknown computer hackers who cracked into Sony Pictures, it was a terrorist threat with references to another 9/11 that prompted movie theater chains to pull back from the release of The Interview, and now a full cancellation from Sony. Sony released this state... [Read More]
John Cleese Explains the Difference Between American and British Comedy Fans
by Megh Wright "The Americans are more enthusiastic and more likely to engage in hyperbole. The British fans are liable to suddenly be talking to you about something that you don't know how you got into the conversation. I think it's something to do with the fact that they've been watching you for s... [Read More]