'Last Week Tonight' Calls for an End to Turkey Pardoning
by Megh Wright HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is on hiatus until February, but that didn't stop Oliver and crew from uploading the above Thanksgiving-themed web exclusive all about America's strange tradition of presidential turkey pardoning: "Let's be honest here: Every single turkey is g... [Read More]
Margaret Cho busking in the streets of San Francisco to #BeRobin, help the homeless
If you're walking the streets of San Francisco this month, you're likely to see an unfair number of homeless people and one busker singing and performing who should look familiar. Margaret Cho has gone Dancing With the Stars, but now she's dancing, singing and performing for the homeless. Cho began ... [Read More]
Jim Gaffigan on Thanksgiving, for CBS Sunday Morning
Jim Gaffigan delivered timely commentary for CBS Sunday Morning about our very American idea of Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is intended to be about gratitude. A day of gratitude. Thank God there is a day for us to focus on being grateful, because I'd hate the idea of having to be grateful year-round.... [Read More]
Bangs!
Bangs is an enjoyable stand-up comedy album by Ophira Eisenberg, a Canadian now living in New York City. She does self-deprecating biographical material in very short bits and her instant likeability  makes her stories easy to connect with.  Eisenberg is also known as the host of NPR's tri... [Read More]
Drunk History Seasons 1 and 2
Drunk History will be back for a third season in 2015. That is good news for fans of this Comedy Central show where inebriated semi-celebrities tell their version of an American Historical moment while sometimes A-list actors act out and lip synch the story. There is nothing else like this ...... [Read More]
Cameron Diaz hosted “Saturday Night Live”: Turkey time in New York City
Cameron Diaz was the host of Saturday Night Live and Mystical was a drop in musical guest. Yes, you read those words and its not 2002. Diaz is hosting the show to promote her starring in the upcoming Annie movie, so there’s a guarantee we’ll see a spoof sketch of that. But, if there woul... [Read More]
Last Comic Standing 9 on hold, return to NBC for summer 2015 unknown as show format undergoes revamp
Hurry up and wait is a common expression in show business. Now it's all too relevant to the ninth season of NBC's Last Comic Standing, which now has to figure out whether it can return in time for summer 2015 after telling comedians this weekend that production has been put on hold. "It is on hold f... [Read More]
Netflix nabs Ellie Kemper’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” from NBC for two-season commitment
In a stunning move, NBC has agreed to free one of its upcoming sitcoms from the clutches of its "drama-heavy" primetime slate to find an audience and grow for at least the next two years on Netflix. Netflix announced Friday night it had picked up Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt -- starring Ellie Kemper an... [Read More]
Spike TV spins off “Lip Sync Battle” from The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Can you imagine a whole half-hour of Jay Leno's JayWalking? How about a weekly half-hour of the late Johnny Carson's Carnac the Magnificent? This is a first: A signature bit from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and now The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon has been spun-off into its own weekly half-ho... [Read More]
This week in comedy: the accusations peaked (hopefully)
Things keep getting worse for Bill Cosby. In the wake of even more sexual assault charges levied against him, groups planning to work with him in the future cut ties, making headlines both within and outside of the comedy world this week. The fallout began Wednesday, when Netflix essentially cancell... [Read More]