21 Chris Farley life lessons: What we learned from the man who was Matt Foley
This year Tommy Boy turned 20 years old. So, I promptly went out and bought a subscription to AARP Magazine. And then exclaimed “holy shnikes!” as any sensible Chris Farley fan would do. But for real, it’s really been 20 years? Seems like only yesterday we were reenacting all our f... [Read More]
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Laughter and the art of survival
I just finished watching Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt for a third time on Netflix, and I’m having some feelings about it. Namely, wow. They really did it. They managed to make a sitcom with a central premise that revolves around a victim of kidnapping and abuse. Yup, that actually happened. And t... [Read More]
Jon Stewart Blasts The Nerd Prom a.k.a. the White House Correspondents’ Dinner (Video)
Love him or hate him, you have to respect Jon Stewart. The stand-up comedian turned late night voice for a political generation is known for calling out news organizations, political leaders and celebrities on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. But, with the social “perfect storm” t... [Read More]
What’s the deal with Seinfeld and Hulu?
Hulu has bought the digital streaming rights to the oft-quoted NBC comedy Seinfeld. The video streaming service must have been tired of seeing competitor Netflix constantly in the headlines and cut a deal with Sony Pictures TV for all 180 episodes of the sitcom for nearly $180 million. Hulu announce... [Read More]
Kevin Pollak talks ‘Misery Loves Comedy’ documentary (Laughspin Interview)
Kevin Pollak’s Misery Loves Comedy is not just an adventure into the mindspace of stand-up comedians but an exciting exploration into the universal human conditions of misery, joy and hope. What started with the question, “Do you have to be miserable to be a comedian?” eventua... [Read More]
Aziz Ansari Netflix series is happening! Streaming service continues to build case for comedy dominance.
Netflix continues to amp up its original comedy offerings ordering a series from comedian Aziz Ansari. Netflix ordered 10 episodes of the unnamed series which Ansari co-created with Parks and Recreation co-executive producer Alan Yang. Ansari and company are keeping details about the project on the ... [Read More]
Inside Amy Schumer third season premieres tonight on Comedy Central. Prepare to be pleased.
Oh, Amy Schumer, how will we ever stop having gi-normous comedy crushes on you if you don’t quit being so goddamn awesome? But actually, a better question probably is, why would we want to stop in the first place? After the smash success of Inside Amy Schumer‘s first two seasons, a lot o... [Read More]
Star Wars, Louis C.K. mashup with Chewbacca is amazing! (Video)
Nerdist has won the internet. At least for today. In celebration of Louie CK’s self-titled FX series Season 5 debut this month, (and not to mention the 2015 Star Wars Celebration currently going on out on the West Coast) the digital geek haven featured a brilliant video, one Star Wars and Loui... [Read More]
Comedy Dynamics to premiere Coming to the Stage, series hosted by Dan Levy (Video)
For those of you out there who just can’t get enough of stand-up packaged into TV series form, there’s good news sliding down the story shoot for you. On May 6, production company Comedy Dynamics will debut Coming To The Stage, a new six-part series that will spotlight several up-and-com... [Read More]