Jodie Foster Is Developing a Comedy About a Woman Whose Mother Is a Dog
by Megh Wright It's the classic comedy setup: Alcoholic woman rescues a dog, alcoholic woman realizes the dog is her reincarnated mother, alcoholic woman decides to get sober to make her dog proud of her. That's the plot of Charlie, a half-hour single-cam comedy currently in development at Sony by J... [Read More]
 
Gilda’s LaughFest 2015: The Laugh Button interview with festival director Joanne Roehm
Gilda’s LaughFest, the nation’s first-ever community-wide festival of laughter, has quickly earned a reputation for being one of the nation’s marquee events for both participants and artists. This major 10- day Midwest festival is based in Grand Rapids is going on March 5-15 and in... [Read More]
 
Eudora Peterson (@Pjetey) on Twitter's Character Limit and Not Overthinking Jokes
by Jenny Nelson Eudora Peterson is a New York City-based comedian whose work has appeared on The Hairpin, The Toast, and more. She currently runs Fashion What Ifs, a fashion advice video series on Jezebel’s beauty and style site Millihelen. Recently I asked Peterson to share and talk about thr... [Read More]
 
What to watch this weekend: Ralphie May “Unruly” and Will Forte in “The Last Man on Earth”
We’ve got two “can’t miss” comedy events on our weekend calendar and you should too. First up is Ralphie May. Very little is off-limits for May in his very first Netflix original stand-up comedy special, Unruly. It was filmed live in front of a raucous, fist-pumping crow... [Read More]
 
'Scott Through the Heart' Is Scott Aukerman's Brand New Family Sitcom
by Megh Wright Here's a sneak peek of tonight's Comedy Bang! Bang!, where we are treated to a special look at a brand new multi-cam family sitcom starring Scott Aukerman and "Cheryl DuPont" (Beth Dover) as television's next smash hit parents. Looks like Scott Through the Heart is gonna be one wild r... [Read More]
 
Trailer starring Kristen Wiig in “Welcome to Me” from Will Ferrell and Adam McKay
What happens when a young woman with Borderline Personality Disorder wins the lottery? In the case of Alice Klieg (Kristen Wiig), she quits her psychiatric meds and buys her own talk show. Inspired by the immortal Oprah, she broadcasts her dirty laundry as both a form of exhibitionism and a platform... [Read More]
 
Bieber is asking for it, literally, from Seth Rogan: “All I want for my birthday is for you to roast me.”
It looks like Justin Bieber is ready to take the Interview star head on by asking him to roast him during his special. In honoring their social media feud, Bieber made his request on Twitter. Seth Rogen has been very open with his distaste for the singer, having previously said that h... [Read More]
 
David Letterman Says Goodbye to Mornings
by Ramsey Ess The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny p... [Read More]
 
Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig comedy routine just in time for Spring Training
This is the only commercial recording made by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. It was made in 1927. This gives us a chance to hear what they sounded like in the 1920s. The record is an attempt at comedy. They were better at baseball without question. Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig comedy routine just in time for... [Read More]
 
Larry Wilmore, Issa Rae, Marina Franklin, and More Discuss Black Women in the Workplace
by Megh Wright To close out Black History Month, last night The Nightly Show explored some of the many issues black women face today. Wilmore was joined by The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl's Issa Rae — who currently has a pilot order with Wilmore at HBO — as well as Fordham profe... [Read More]