Weird Al’s “UHF” receives an all-female NSFW photo tribute, via Woodrocket
Of all of the possible ways to pay tribute to Weird Al Yankovic's new #1 album and the 25th anniversary of his cult movie comedy, UHF, how many of you expected to see a NSFW photo tribute gallery today? And yet. This just happened, courtesy of WoodRocket.com -- which dressed up models Lily Bergman a... [Read More]
 
Maude Apatow to Make Her Television Debut on HBO's 'Girls'
by Megh Wright Maude Apatow is set to make her TV comedy debut. TVLine reports that Maude will appear in the next season of Lena Dunham's hit HBO series Girls, which her dad Judd Apatow executive produces. Few details about Maude's character have been released, but she'll reportedly play a girl name... [Read More]
 
Jay Pharoah’s Usher parody, “Bad Kisser,” featuring J-Rod and Abbi Crutchfield
Weird Al may have made the music video parody game on lockdown last week, but it's a new day, and time for a new parody, thanks to Saturday Night Live star Jay Pharoah. Pharoah and Above Average (Broadway Video's digital arm) released the music video just now for "Bad Kisser," Pharoah's answer to Us... [Read More]
 
Here are Montreal’s New Faces: Unrepped 2014 at Just For Laughs
On Monday night, Montreal's Just For Laughs and ComedyPro Conference announced most of the New Faces of Comedy for this week's festivities. Generations of stand-up comedians have regarded New Faces as a stepping-stone to something bigger, in part because the festival and because the industry long tr... [Read More]
 
Humor Sickness: What Makes Comedians Tick?
by Meredith Haggerty Announcing your innermost insecurities and self-aggrandizing fantasies in public would generally be considered a strong indicator of mental illness — but when you add a mic and a drink minimum, we call it comedy.  Conventional wisdom (admittedly the least cool kind of... [Read More]
 
The Jim Norton Show debuts on VICE.com
You can watch part one of episode one of The Jim Norton Show now on VICE.com. Norton's studio audience is full of fans, but he still manages to allow viewers to warm up to him with his humble self-deprecation about his looks and his show's debut. He jokes about how they'll make do with mistakes and ... [Read More]
 
Jay Pharoah Sings About Girls with Bad Breath in "Bad Kisser"
by Megh Wright It's been a couple months since Jay Pharoah released a new music video, but Above Average just dropped a new one today that's a parody of Usher's "Good Kisser." Expect a lot of metaphors for terrible breath. 0 Comments... [Read More]
 
Wendy Liebman joins Darik Santos, Joe Matarese in America’s Got Talent 2014′s Judgment Week
After what seemed like a month of repeats and repackaged highlights from the auditions for the 2014 season of America's Got Talent, we finally moved on to Judgment Week -- this time not in Las Vegas, but in New York, or New Jersey. Close enough for judge Howard Stern to make it, and that's what matt... [Read More]
 
Weird Al Gets His First #1 Album on the Billboard Charts with 'Mandatory Fun'
by Megh Wright After over a week of releasing music videos and an over 30-year career of parodying pop songs, Weird Al Yankovic has finally reached the #1 spot on the Billboard charts with his latest album Mandatory Fun, selling over 104,700 copies last week. Yankovic announced the news today via Tw... [Read More]
 
Jon Stewart Announces He Wants to Buy CNN Through Kickstarter
by Megh Wright During last night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart covered the news that Rupert Murdoch apparently wants to buy Time Warner, though CNN would have to be sold off due to the media mogul's ties to Fox News. Stewart jumped on the opportunity by announcing his $10 billion "Let's Buy CNN" Kicksta... [Read More]