This week in comedy: We previewed lots of upcoming laughs
This week was chock-full of short glimpses into the future. We watched trailers for Portlandia, Comedians Getting Coffee in Cars, and Chelsea Peretti’s upcoming Netflix special One of the Greats, saw a snippet of how Chris Rock’ return to Saturday Night Live might go, ... [Read More]
Elvira hosts Funny Or Die’s 2014 Halloween Anthology
The original Mistress of the Dark, Elvira hosts Funny Or Die’s 2014 Halloween Anthology. The comedy video service put out a trilogy of Halloween themed sketches including: a haunted edition of House Hunters, a stoner nightmare, and the ultimate found footage horror. Check it out. Elvira hosts ... [Read More]
Paul Reubens gives some unqualified advice on ‘Tonight Show’
After announcing he was working on a new Pee-Wee Herman movie, Paul Reubens sat down for a segment of “Unqualified Advice” backstage of The Tonight Show. Reubens gives out tips to viewers about the best vacation spots, Halloween costumes suggestions, and appropriate venues for a 40yr old... [Read More]
This Week in Comedy: Something Something Spoooooky
by Stephanie Simon -Maria Bamford gave us a look inside her weird and wonderful world. -Amy Poehler’s new book Yes Please came out this week and we declared it the best non-self-help self-help book ever. -Our Second City archives had Bob Odenkirk and David Pasquesi facing off in a heated polit... [Read More]
Check Out UCB's Special Halloween Series 'Gary Saves the Graveyard'
by Megh Wright Here's the first episode of Gary Saves the Graveyard, an equally spooky and hilarious web series by UCB that marks their largest production to date. The series follows a man who takes up a new job at a cemetery only to make some unlikely friends inside the gates. Gary Saves the Gravey... [Read More]
The John Oliver Video Sweepstakes
by John Herrman Each week, the ᴄᴏɴᴛᴇɴᴛ industry observes a sacred ritual: Together, but not quite in sync, dozens of websites embed and then post the longest segment from John Oliver's HBO show, Last Week Tonight. This video is made available by HBO shortly af... [Read More]
Noël Wells Plays a Monster Manager in 'Cracked's New Halloween Web Series
by Megh Wright Cracked premiered a new web series this week called Monster Managers featuring Soren Bowie and SNL alum Noël Wells that's the perfect way to celebrate Halloween. In the above episode, the PR managers reveal the true secret to sustaining a career as a working zombie. Click through... [Read More]
Paul Reubens Gives Some Unqualified Advice for 'The Tonight Show'
by Megh Wright Recent Tonight Show guest Paul Reubens sat down for the latest installment of "Unqualified Advice," where he offers up tons of tips for convenient vacation spots, appropriate birthday party venues for 40-year-olds, and a very Pee-wee's Playhouse-style Halloween costume suggestion. 0 ... [Read More]
Ken Marino’s kids have picked up his inappropiate catchphrase from ‘The State’
Star of the new sitcom Marry Me and member of the famed MTV sketch group The State, Ken Marino stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers last night. It has been over twenty years since the sketch show debuted on MTV, but Marino still gets recognized for his character Louie. Louie’s signature phra... [Read More]
Ricky Gervais and Eric Bana to Star in French Comedy Remake 'Special Correspondents'
by Megh Wright Legendary comedic duo Ricky Gervais and Eric Bana have teamed up for a new film. THR reports that the pair will star in a remake of the 2009 French film Envoyés très spéciaux. While the original film focused on the war in Iraq, Special Correspondent centers in Ecu... [Read More]