SNL’s Fred Armisen and Dana Carvey’s Presidential Impersonations Compared
There are shows that are successful but then lose their viewers due to political remarks, and then there are those that actually create a bigger following because of them. When I say “those” I’m really singling out Saturday Night Li... [Read More]
Wayne & Shuster: Canadian Comedy Cornball Supergods
It’s a lazy, trite comedy trope to make fun of Canada, at worst presenting it as an icy, bland, over-polite backwater, and at best, presenting it as a slightly dulled-down America Lite. Yes, they have Mounties and socialism and we share English and team sports and gravy-based foodstuffs, but Canada’... [Read More]
Megan Mullally Schools Aubrey Plaza, Lizzy Caplan, and Casey Wilson in Coolness
Megan Mullally stars in this Funny or Die video as Peggy Dvorak, the gardening and NPR-listening guru who's dedicated her life's work to turning happy tanned actresses into edgy, deep intellectuals. Her clients include Aubrey Plaza, Lizzy Caplan, Casey Wilson, Michaela Watkins and Lake Bell, but de... [Read More]
Trade Roundup: Kerri Kenney-Silver, Dan Fogelman
In addition to its three script orders earlier today, Comedy Central has started developing a half-hour scripted/improv mockumentary from Reno 911!'s Kerri Kenney-Silver and UCBer Jamie Denbo. The show is set at "a low-rent legal brothel in Winnemucca, Nevada called Dame Delilah’s Rabbit Hole Ranch,... [Read More]
The Colbert Super PAC Is Restoring Referenda Left and Right
The latest effort of the Colbert Super PAC: making sure that the people of South Carolina decide once and for all whether "corporations are people" or "only people are people" after the referendum was removed from the Presidential Preference Primary Ballots. Colbert himself adds, "In 2016 I hope to ... [Read More]
Louis C.K. on Why Women Will Rule the World
Oh, just your weekly reminder that Louis C.K. is fantastic, in the form of an essay about how "the next Steve Jobs will be a chick." Given his appreciation for ladies' talents at listening, toothbrushing, and being fun to hang out with, it's kind of amazing that Louis doesn't have ninety women trail... [Read More]
Alec Baldwin Got Kicked Off a Plane For Playing Words With Friends
Not only did Alec Baldwin get yelled at for playing Words With Friends on his phone while on a plane, he also got removed from the plane? This is the best news story of the century. Who do we think he was playing with? Was he about to make an epic move or something? Or maybe it was a totally normal ... [Read More]
Patrice O’Neal & Other Comedians Gone Too Soon
Last week saw the passing of one of the funniest voices in the comedy community, Patrice O’Neal.  It’s sad when anyone dies but when it’s someone who brings so much laughter and joy to so many people it hurts that much more. In thi... [Read More]
Watch Jimmy Fallon give Steve Martin a homemade Grammy
Remember the days of Steve Martin when he did stand-up? The Great Flydini, Martin making balloon animals, making a joke “just for plumbers?” So many comedy fans and fans of Steve Martin get nostalgic over such memories, which are convenie... [Read More]
Comedian Brody Stevens to Kevin Nealon: ‘I’m on heavy meds’ (Video)
You may remember comedian Brody Stevens’ apparent meltdown in August. He pretty much kept us abreast of his every move through his Twitter feed @AllThingsBrody. At the time, most people didn’t know what to make of it. Laughspin writer Jake Kroeger pu... [Read More]