Joan Rivers will not apologize for Cleveland kidnapping joke
Joan Rivers currently found herself in hot water for making a joke on Today about the women in Cleveland that were held captive and raped for 10 years. While comparing her daughter’s guest room to the Cleveland room Joan said, “Those women in the basement in Cleveland had more space.&rdq... [Read More]
Stephen Colbert’s #CancelColbert Twitter controversy plays out on Colbert Report (Video)
Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report last night spent the majority of his Comedy Central show addressing the #CancelColbert controversy that erupted on Twitter last week. The show opened with Colbert’s staff exiting their Comedy Central headquarters with boxes, the set of The Colbert Report s... [Read More]
Stephen Colbert finally, and brilliantly responds to the #CancelColbert Twitter controversy
Last night Stephen Colbert addressed the incredibly misguided #CancelColbert hashtag flame war that erupted on Twitter this past Thursday. In a nutshell, a joke that the show made on Wednesday’s episode was taken out of context and posted online. Nearly a day and many reruns of the initial sho... [Read More]
Chelsea Handler departing ‘Chelsea Lately’ after her contract expires
After plenty of speculation, it has now been made official, Chelsea Handler will be leaving Chelsea Lately once her contract wraps up. Handler’s manager, Irving Azoff, made the announcement official, telling The Hollywood Reporter, “Chelsea intends to leave when her contract expires. She... [Read More]
Stephen Colbert inspires #CancelColbert hashtag on Twitter, because people hate context (Video)
If the misinformed #CancelColbert campaign teaches us anything, it should be that the premise of a joke is just as important as its punch line. Twitter erupted Thursday evening when The Colbert Report’s official Twitter page tweeted a joke from Wednesday night’s episode. On the show, Ste... [Read More]
E! becomes the latest culprits in joke theft, steals from ‘Nikki & Sara Live’
The other day, it had been pointed out that E! had allegedly stolen a bit from the MTV show Nikki & Sara LIVE. The bit that was started in season one centered around co-hosts Nikki Glaser and Sara Schaefer working the red carpet at the MTV Movie Awards, delightfully spoofing entertainment news p... [Read More]
'How I Met Your Mother' Creators Apologize for Racist Episode
by Bradford Evans The latest episode of CBS's How I Met Your Mother, which aired Monday night, has caused a bit of controversy. The episode involved Jason Segel's character traveling to China in a parody of kung fu films that saw cast members Cobie Smulders, Josh Radnor (pictured), and Alyson Hannig... [Read More]
Natasha Leggero isn’t sorry about a Pearl Harbor joke she made on New Year’s Eve Special
With the popularity of the social web, it seems everyone can weigh in on something. A great idea for things like citizen journalism. But it’s also opened the world up for a lot of often misguided criticism. Let’s go back a few days to New Year’s Eve on NBC and talk about comedian N... [Read More]
Comic Relief in hot water after investing in alcohol, tobacco, and guns
Looks like Comic Relief was looking for relief in all the wrong places. The British charity “Comedy Relief” was founded in 1985 and works hard to raise and donate millions of pounds each year to those in need. However, a recent BBC documentary found that while the charity preaches cuttin... [Read More]
China Is Demanding More From Jimmy Kimmel Over Child's Joke
by Elise Czajkowski Jimmy Kimmel Live continues to be criticized over a recent joke made by a child on the show. In a segment from Oct. 16, Kimmel asked several of six- and seven-year-olds what the US should do about its $1.3 trillion debt to China, to which one child replied, "K... [Read More]