This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Alison Rosen and Greg Fitzsimmons Team Up
The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We’re here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of... [Read More]
‘Atlanta,’ ‘Horace and Pete,’ ‘Better Things,’ and ‘Veep’ Win Peabody Awards
The seven entertainment winners of this year’s Peabody Awards were announced today, and the list is dominated by comedy series. Donald Glover’s FX series Atlanta was named a winner alongside HBO’s Veep and two Louis C.K. projects (Horace and Pete and Pamela Adlo... [Read More]
The First Annual Harris Phest Honors a True Comic Original
Some deaths remain fresh wounds that refuse to heal or dissipate with time. They remain eternally painful. The deaths of Johnny Cash and David Bowie and Philip Seymour Hoffman are like that for a lot of people. For many podcast and comedy fans, so was the death of Harris Wittels on February 19th, 20... [Read More]
Netflix Announces Premiere Dates for Maria Bamford, Norm Macdonald, and Sarah Silverman’s Standup Specials
Netflix announced a bunch of May premiere dates this week, including previously announced specials from Tracy Morgan (Staying Alive) and Hasan Minhaj (Homecoming King) and three new ones from Maria Bamford, Norm Macdonald, and Sarah Silverman. Here’s a rundown of all the premiere dates: May 2n... [Read More]
Tuck Buckford Returns to ‘The Late Show’ to Show Off His Male Vitality
The custody battle between insane radio host Alex Jones and his estranged wife has gotten even weirder this week with the news that Jones reportedly is “fond of disrobing” during counseling sessions and couldn’t remember basic facts about his kids because, in his defense, he had ea... [Read More]
James Adomian and Maria Bamford Stop by Guy Branum’s ‘Talk Show the Game Show’ Tonight
Guy Branum’s new truTV show Talk Show the Game Show airs tonight with very special guests Maria Bamford and James Adomian, and the network uploaded two clips in case you can’t wait until 10:00pm. In the above clip, Adomian and Branum compete in a game of “Gay Arm Wrestling” t... [Read More]
Jonah Ray Is Back on the Road in the Season 2 ‘Hidden America’ Trailer
Jonah Ray’s Seeso show Hidden America returns next month, and today the streaming network released the first trailer. For season 2 — which Seeso ordered last August — Ray will be joined by guest stars like Anthony Bourdain, Janet Varney, Joel Hodgson, Yvette Nicole Brown, David Koe... [Read More]
HBO Adds a Standup Special from ‘Daily Show’s Michelle Wolf
Former Late Night writer/performer and current Daily Show writer/contributor Michelle Wolf has a standup special in the works at HBO. The network announced today that Wolf will tape her debut HBO standup special on August 12th at the Skirball Center in New York. The special will be directed by Neal ... [Read More]
‘Bob Roberts’: From 1992 Mockumentary to 2017 Reality
If you want to be disturbed and yet also oddly reassured that American politics cycle through the same themes again and again, look no further than the 1992 political mockumentary Bob Roberts written, directed by, and starring Tim Robbins as the eponymous Pennsylvania senatorial candidate, a Yale ed... [Read More]
Here’s the Season 3 Trailer for Netflix’s ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt returns to Netflix for its third season in a month, and today Netflix released the first full trailer featuring Titus coping with a broken heart Lemonade-style and Kimmy embarking on a new challenge: college. Check out our review of season 2 here, and catch the rest when th... [Read More]