'Los Angeles Times' Profiles Iraqi Comedy Show Creator/Writer Thair Chiad
by Megh Wright "Making a comedy about Islamic State is like trying to defuse a bomb. One mistake and you die. Somehow, we've managed to avoid blowing ourselves up, thanks to God." - The Los Angeles Times has a fascinating interview out today with Thair Chiad, creator and writer for new Iraqi half-h... [Read More]
 
Finding Joy in the Saddest Depths of Capitalism with Kasper Hauser
by Isaac Kozell The San Francisco comedy group Kasper Hauser has a knack for the absurd. For instance, their name is derived from that of a mysterious 19th century feral child from Germany. But beyond the far flung fringes of the unusual exists a sharp grasp of the delicate balance between comedy an... [Read More]
 
Max Weinberg and Conan O'Brien Have a Glorious Late Night Reunion
by Megh Wright It's been nearly five years since Max Weinberg left his post as Conan O'Brien's late night drummer, but thanks to a mishap with current Conan drummer James Wormworth falling down an abandoned mine shaft, last night Weinberg got the perfect opportunity reunite with his old friend. 0 C... [Read More]
 
Chris Rock and Bobby Moynihan Bond Over Prince in These 'SNL' Promos
by Megh Wright Chris Rock returns to host SNL this week for the first time since 1996 with musical guest Prince, and NBC just released the first promo reel featuring Rock and Bobby Moynihan wandering outside 30 Rock at night and talking all things Prince. It all makes sense considering that Prince h... [Read More]
 
Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers Talk Weekend Update and the First Time They Met on 'Late Night'
by Megh Wright Amy Poehler visited her old friend Seth Meyers last night, and the two looked back on the week Meyers had to anchor Weekend Update solo due to Poehler's completely inconsiderate decision to give birth to her first son. Watch more from Poehler's interview — where she claims to ha... [Read More]
 
Neil Patrick Harris wants to be the next Ed Sullivan
"In a perfect world, in five years I'm Ed Sullivan." That's Neil Patrick Harris, describing his career ambitions in a new interview with Charlie Rose, just after NBC announced that it'd ordered a 10-episode variety series fronted by NPH to bow in 2015. Roll the clip to see what else Harris thinks, h... [Read More]
 
Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart join for live Rosewater event
Stephen Colbert will interview Jon Stewart live in front of a New York City audience on Nov. 13 at 7:30 pm EST. Luckily for those of you outside of New York, the event will be broadcast throughout select movie theaters across the country. The conversation will be pegged to Stewart’s film Rosew... [Read More]
 
Today's Funniest Tweets
by WitStream Tom Ceraulo "I really only believe in God because I want Bill Maher to be wrong." - the Pope Zoë Klar honesty is the best policy unless you want friends. ... [Read More]
 
Friends of the People premieres on truTV
We're overflowing from so much comedy on our electronic screens, there's even a sketch TV boom exploding from within the current comedy boom. While Saturday Night Live celebrates its 40th season this year, Comedy Central is bringing the buzz and the heat with Key & Peele, Inside Amy Schumer, Kro... [Read More]
 
'The Daily Show' and 'The Colbert Report' Will Air Live Episodes on Election Night
by Megh Wright Election Day is right around the corner, and Comedy Central announced today that they'll be celebrating with live episodes of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. Both episodes will air during their usual time slots and have equally amazing names for their special election coverage ... [Read More]