Last Week Tonight asks, “Columbus Day: How is this still a thing?”
Today is Columbus Day. How are you celebrating? If you have an answer to that question, you’re probably doing something wrong. In a segment, Last Week Tonight asks the burning question, “How is this still a thing?” Christopher Columbus is considered the man who discovered America. ... [Read More]
The Dead Dog Farm Upstate, by Luke Pohjala
by Brian Boone, Editor You’ve probably been told it before, sometime in your childhood: “Buster (or any other dumb, thoughtless dog name) had to go to a farm upstate. Don’t cry. He’ll have plenty of room to run around in the fresh air. He’s in a better place now.”... [Read More]
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver reminds us Columbus Day is all about genocide (Video)
Today is Columbus Day and as such it’s that time of year again when we celebrate the discovery of our slightly above average great nation! It’s time to brush up on your knowledge of the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria. For instance, do you guys even remember which of Columbus’ ... [Read More]
IFC releasing new ‘Birthday Boys’ sketch every day leading up to Season 2 premiere, Oct 17th
The Birthday Boys return to IFC this Friday for their second season. To gear up for the boys’ return, IFC is releasing a sketch a day until the big premiere. IFC released sneak previews of season 2 sketches “Defending Women in Comedy,” and “Feral Man” over the weekend. ... [Read More]
Bob Odenkirk's Advice to Aspiring Comedy Writers: "Don't Ever Look at What's Happening Now"
by Megh Wright "But I honestly would tell anyone young to start looking at stories and learning story, because I think that’s the next step after people go, 'OK, I've had enough of that improvisation, I've had enough of those short comedy bits. Tell me a story, tell me a more complex story, so... [Read More]
NYPD arrests audience member during UCB comedy show, heckles Adam Newman onstage
What if you're heckled onstage while you're taping your late-night submission for Conan, only it's not a heckle but a profane order from an NYPD officer to "shut the fuck up" because cops are arresting an audience member? Do you shoot down the heckler? Obviously not. Do you try to duplicate the set ... [Read More]
Worst Heckler Ever: NYPD Tells Adam Newman to "Shut the Fuck Up" in the Middle of His Set
by Megh Wright It's been nearly two years since standup Adam Newman pulled a bag of cocaine out of a heckler's coat, but his latest video — no matter how unplanned it was on Newman's part — certainly tops that event and then some. Here's the description Newman offered along with the clip... [Read More]
John Oliver hates pumpkin spiced everything
It’s fall which means pumpkin spice everything, including pumpkin spice jokes. The annual fall food trend has become a popular joke subject to the point where pumpkin spice jokes are officially the most annoying of all the pumpkin spice sh*t around… but we will give the great John Olive... [Read More]
Nick Kroll Tells Jimmy Fallon About the Time He Met Bill Murray
by Megh Wright On Friday's Tonight Show, guest Nick Kroll told Jimmy Fallon about the time he was lucky enough to meet Bill Murray at an open mic night, which taught him an important lesson about bothering comedy icons while they're relaxing with a drink. On the other hand, Kroll does star in his ow... [Read More]
NYPD arrest audience member during Adam Newman’s stand-up set, heckle the comedian with a nice “Shut the f*ck up!”
This weekend comedian Adam Newman was doing a spot at UCB Theater in New York, when 4 New York Police Department cops came into the theater with flashlights in the middle of his set to arrest someone in the audience. When Newman directs his attention to the part of the room where the commotion is [&... [Read More]