Comedy: Great Job, Internet!: Sarah Silverman proposes to take one for Team Obama for $100 million
So, apparently 2012 is an election year in which the nation has to once again choose a president and then listen to drunk family members make racist or anti-religious remarks (depending on which Dockers-wearing candidate wins) at the Thanksgiving dinner table about that's not their president and tho... [Read More]
5 Lessons We Learned From Matt Braunger’s “Shovel Fighter”
Matt Braunger’s special Shovel Fighter premiered this weekend. It was his first hour-long stand-up special and taught us a lot about life. Here are five pieces of sagely life advice we learned from Matt’s his special. ... [Read More]
 
Image of Big Bang Theory Is Sending a Fan to Space
Big Bang Theory Is Sending a Fan to Space
The Big Bang Theory is really sending one of its fans on a suborbital flight, much like one of its lead characters at the end of last season. A fan named Mercedes, who asked the assembled cast and crew a question earlier in today’s Comic-Con panel, won a contest offered by the show that puts her on a space flight from private company COR Aerospace. She will fly with Astronaut Richard Searfoss on the Lynx Experience, a two-seat launch vehicle that goes up and down like a regular plane. [Read More]
 
Image of Chris Rock Talks Trayvon Martin, Eddie Murphy
Chris Rock Talks Trayvon Martin, Eddie Murphy
When asked if it was too soon to joke about the Zimmerman/Martin shooting, Rock replied, There’s no joke there, unfortunately [Read More]
 
Image of Comedy Juice Goes Worldwide with Compilation Album
Comedy Juice Goes Worldwide with Compilation Album
Now they’re giving fans outside LA a taste of the Juice experience by releasing a compilation album called Comedy Juice All Stars, Volume 1 featuring short sets from some of their recent favorites. [Read More]
 
Image of Listen to Matt Besser Explain How People Constantly Misunderstand "Yes, and"
Listen to Matt Besser Explain How People Constantly Misunderstand "Yes, and"
"'Yes, and' is about agreement. Agreement doesn't necessarily mean you literally say the word yes all the time... In fact you more often probably do say no. Agreement means I'm agreeing with the improviser, not that I'm agreeing with the character... Agreement is I'm agreeing to your premise." - Matt Besser on the latest episode of improv4humans explaining the common misconception over what "yes, and" means. It's part of a well-articulated rant on the subject that shows why he is an improv lege... [Read More]
 
Image of Daniel Tosh's 'Brickleberry': "Most of the pilot is about rape."
Daniel Tosh's 'Brickleberry': "Most of the pilot is about rape."
Jesus Christ. Daniel Tosh has a new animated series coming to Comedy Central this fall called Brickleberry, and the plan was to screen the pilot tonight at Comic-Con. The problem? Well, Tosh has been the subject of some recent controversy surrounding rape jokes he made, and there are apparently a wh... [Read More]
 
Image of A Video Guide to Fred Armisen’s Pre-'SNL' Years
A Video Guide to Fred Armisen’s Pre-'SNL' Years
Throughout Saturday Night Live's history, the  show’s cast has been largely imported from comedy training grounds like the Second City in Chicago or The Groundlings in LA, but Fred Armisen’s path to the show was a little different than most of his peers’. Armisen spent the better part of the 90s as ... [Read More]
 
Image of Leave Bill Watterson Alone
Leave Bill Watterson Alone
Dear Mr. Watterson is a documentary project that explores cartoonist Bill Watterson, his timeless comic strip Calvin and Hobbes, and their impact on culture. Celebrities like Seth Green and Bill Amend are interviewed, as are appreciative fans, many of whom have grown up with a deep admiration for Ca... [Read More]
 
Image of George Carlin: “Rape CAN be funny.”
George Carlin: “Rape CAN be funny.”
(NOTE: ComedyNews.Org generally, as a rule, does NOT post "here's a funny thing on the internet" type posts, but this fairly relevant.. AND it's George Carlin, so.. why not break the rules.) [Read More]