May hosts for “Saturday Night Live” anounced including Andy Samberg, who will also host a primtetime shorts special
All of the hosts for May’s run of Saturday Night Live hosts have been announced. In addition to the already announced Andrew Garfield / Coldplay episode on May 3rd, Charlize Theron will host and SNL alum and recent Emmy Award winner, Andy Samberg will return to host for the first time. Samberg... [Read More]
 
Ari Shaffir’s terrific web series “This Is Not Happening” to become a Comedy Central TV show
It’s official, Ari Shaffir’s fantastic web series This is Not Happening is going to make the full transition from the Comedy Central digital production arm CC:Studios, to a full television show on the network beginning with an 8 episode run this fall. This is Not Happening was an origina... [Read More]
 
The website from “Silicon Valley” exists in real life, get surfing
Just to add to the awesome that is the new HBO/Mike Judge series Silicon Valley, the network has launched www.piedpiper.com, a website based on the app from the series. The site features a fully detailed description of the app (which lies greatly in line with the show’s main character) as well... [Read More]
 
VH1 cancels “Best Week Ever,” lays off a good chunk of its New York team
VH1 has officially laid off more than 10 staffers on it’s development team in New York. It wasn’t just bottom level employee’s either, the company said goodbye to Brad Abramson and Kari McFarland, both VPs of East Coast Production. In other words, they just said goodbye to a majori... [Read More]
 
Fifteen can’t-miss acts at the 2014 Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival
Austin is ready for some of the biggest names in comedy to take over this weekend April 23-26, at the Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival. A great comedy festival currently celebrating its third year in existence. With an unforgettable and original lineup of over 100+ acts performing at ten differe... [Read More]
 
Today's Funniest Tweets
by WitStream John Fugelsang If you're keeping count of public apologies the score is now Aaron Sorkin: 1; Dick Cheney: 0. Myq Kaplan karate, the ancient japanese art of getting people to buy lo... [Read More]
 
Bob Balaban Stars in Above Average's New Series, 'Approach the Bench'
by Bradford Evans Above Average, the YouTube channel of Lorne Michaels's production company Broadway Video, just debuted another new web series. Called Approach the Bench, it's a courtroom comedy starring character actor Bob Balaban, a regular in Wes Anderson and Christopher Guest's movies, as a ju... [Read More]
 
Do you live in one of America’s 50 funniest cities?
It’s a tall order and a huge task to attempted to answer the question, which city in America is the funniest. Well the gentleman over at The Humor Club set out to find the answer. Dr. Peter McGraw met up with his “Humor Research Team” (or HuRL), which is headed by Adrian Ward ... [Read More]
 
Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein Love 'Spinal Tap'
by Bradford Evans "When we were writing Portlandia, I once had this idea of doing something with a whole bunch of bass players together, but it was like, 'Oh, well, I guess Spinal Tap already did that with their all-bass band.' And I was like, 'I can’t believe that in 2012 we st... [Read More]
 
Opie and Anthony celebrate twenty years in radio with a live SiriusXM Unmasked from Carolines in NYC
On Thursday night at Carolines in New York City, legendary radio hosts Opie & Anthony sat down with Ron Bennington (of the Ron & Fez Show) to talk about their 20 year career in radio. A career that took them from Long Island to Boston and back to NYC. A career that, on more than […] O... [Read More]