‘Silicon Valley, ‘Girls’ and more nab 2015 Golden Globes nominations
Award season will soon be upon us. Today, the nominees for the 2015 Golden Globes were announced. Most notably, HBO’s Silicon Valley, Girls, Amazon’s Transparent, Orange is the New Black, and Jane the Virgin win nominations for Best TV Comedy. Both Jane the Virgin, Transparent, and Silic... [Read More]
Sketch Anatomy: Lucia Aniello Goes Behind the Scenes of Above Average's "Ghost Tits"
by Megh Wright Welcome to our column Sketch Anatomy, where we ask some of our favorite comedy writers to choose any sketch — one they personally wrote or one from history they find particularly hilarious, notable, or underappreciated — to learn from a writer's perspective what separates ... [Read More]
Tony Hale Plays a '70s News Anchor Held at Gunpoint on 'The Birthday Boys'
by Megh Wright Here's a sneak peek of tomorrow's episode of The Birthday Boys featuring special guest Tony Hale, who plays a '70s news anchor held at gunpoint by a man who wouldn't seem so insane if social media existed back then. Catch the rest of the episode on IFC tomorrow night at 11:30pm. 0 Co... [Read More]
The Weasel Grows Up
by Isaac Kozell The late 80s and early 90s were good to Pauly Shore. The Weasel — an alter ego born out of Shore's standup — became, for a time, more than just a character. The Weasel was a living, breathing thing whose mannerisms and catchphrases, like it or not, infiltrated the fabric ... [Read More]
Watch Steve Carell and The Ragtime Gals Sing "Sexual Healing" on 'Tonight Show'
by Megh Wright Nothing warms a cold December day like a ragtime tune, and during last night's Tonight Show, Fallon and his barbershop quartet The Ragtime Gals delivered their own take on Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Healing" with a little help from the one and only Steve Carell. 0 Comments... [Read More]
'Silicon Valley,' 'Transparent,' 'Girls,' and More Win Golden Globe Nominations
by Megh Wright The 2015 Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning, and the shows up for Best Comedy include HBO series Girls and Silicon Valley, Netflix's Orange Is the New Black, Amazon favorite Transparent, and surprise CW hit Jane the Virgin. The Lego Movie also got a nom in the Best A... [Read More]
2015 Golden Globes nominations continue to compare apples to oranges, put Comedy and Musical together
They announced the nominees for Golden Globes in January 2015, hosted once more by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. The awards show will be great fun. But once more, it's time to remind everyone that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association doles out these recognitions with somewhat of an agenda, to make su... [Read More]
Amy Schumer Set to Host the 2015 MTV Movie Awards
by Megh Wright Amy Schumer took over MTV's social media accounts last night to reveal some big news: She's officially signed on to host next year's MTV Movie Awards, which is set to air live from Los Angeles on Sunday, April 12th a 9:00pm. "Wickedly funny and sharply insightful, Amy Schumer is perha... [Read More]
Amy Schumer to host 2015 MTV Movie Awards
MTV let us all know last night that Amy Schumer would host the 2015 MTV Movie Awards in the biggest and most direct way possible -- by inviting Schumer to take over the cable network's social media and announcing the news herself over Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Vine. Post by MTV. I am ho... [Read More]
THe Kroll Show Seasons 1 and 2
Kroll Show is a Comedy Central sketch comedy show. Many such shows are more hit than miss but the majority of the sketches here are funny. This is because Nick Kroll is very good actor and comic and he has a solid supporting cast and writers. It helps that few ... [Read More]