Eddie Murphy to receive Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for Humor
Eddie Murphy will receive this year’s Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the Kennedy Center announced. The annual prize is awarded for “a fearless observer of society, who startled many while delighting and informing many more with [an] uncompromising perspective on social injustice an... [Read More]
 
Jason Nash, Brandon Calvillo announce Kickstarter for Vine film (Video)
Vine stars Jason Nash and Brandon Calvillo are planning a social media adventure and they need your help to pull it off. The two social media stars launched a 30-Day Kickstarter campaign for FML: A Social Media Adventure, Nash’s latest full-length feature film that will follow them as the... [Read More]
 
Russell Peters calls Trevor Noah a joke thief (Video)
For the time being it seemed Trevor Noah, the newly appointed host of The Daily Show, had survived the onslaught from the Twitter police, who mercilessly chided the South African comedian for jokes tweeted as far back as 2009, some of which were deemed sexist and racist. Now Trevor Noah is facing an... [Read More]
 
Daily Show names Trevor Noah as Jon Stewart’s successor
Comedy Central has chosen an heir— Trevor Noah will replace Jon Stewart as host of The Daily Show. Jon Stewart shocked fans in February when he unexpectedly announced that he will be leaving The Daily Show after 17 years. Just when speculation over David Letterman and Craig Ferguson’s re... [Read More]
 
Strangers With Candy funniest moments: 10 videos to celebrate one of the greatest comedies in television history
With the recent announcement from co-creators Amy Sedaris and Paul Dinello that Strangers with Candy, Comedy Central’s late-90s cult classic, will never be resurrected in any way, SWC fans are mourning the loss of Jerri Blank and her excellent taste in whack-ass jewelry. Maybe Jerri has gone b... [Read More]
 
Ricky Gervais’ Netflix show ‘Derek’ signs off with an hour special. Watch the trailer now!
Derek Noakes is returning to Netflix one last time for a one-hour heartfelt Derek special. Ricky Gervais reprises his British retirement home caretaker one last time in the United States on April 3. It already aired in the U.K. in December. Derek captivated American audiences after its original Brit... [Read More]
 
George Carlin Smithsonian portrait to be unveiled, new Carlin website coming!
Fans of classic comedy – and, in particular, Carlin purists – are in for one hell of a George injection. On March 27, not only will the late comedian’s official website be re-launched, but his portrait is also to be unveiled at the Smithsonian National Gallery. Featured alongside p... [Read More]
 
MTV2′s Guy Code explores life without porn in season finale (Exclusive video)
Wednesday’s season finale of MTV2′s Guy Code imagines the terrifying, scary world of life without porn. This isn’t the post-apocalyptic Internet-down world we all silently fear. We’re talking about a petrifying porn world where the pizza delivery guy only delivers a pizza. Sa... [Read More]
 
How to be a cool comedy show producer
Hey there. Before we get started, let me clarify the title of this post. This is not how to produce a cool comedy show as in, your show will be the new cool popular indie show that comedians are desperate to get on because they think a spot on the show means they “made it” then once they... [Read More]
 
Ralphie May talks growing up poor, Sam Kinison and respect on The Laughspin Podcast (Audio)
With seven stand-up comedy specials under his belt and the ability to sell out theaters across the country, Ralphie May is one of the most prolific comedians of our time. He’s only 43 and already has 25 years in the business. His latest special Unruly is now streaming on Netflix, so we thought... [Read More]