From Soap Opera To Stand-Up: Sean Kanan Does It All
Known for his role on the daytime television series The Bold and the Beautiful, Sean Kanan is more than a hot face on a soap opera: he starred in the 1989 cult-hit movie, The Karate Kid III, has held leading roles in several independent and studio films, and has had great success as a prod... [Read More]
How Facebook Is Killing Comedy
Last month, in its second round of layoffs in as many years, comedy hub Funny or Die reportedly eliminated its entire editorial team following a trend of comedy websites scaling back, shutting down, or restructuring their business model away from original online content.  Hours after CEO Mike F... [Read More]
Billy Eichner and Funny or Die “Glam Up The Midterms”
In 2008, comedian Sarah Silverman encouraged us to get out the vote among the elderly in The Great Schlep. Now in 2018, Silverman has joined Billy Eichner’s movement along with Funny or Die to Glam Up The Midterms in this November’s Congressional elections. I’m Billy Eichner, a thr... [Read More]
Humor in Hindsight: Zach Galifianakis and his twin in “Live at the Purple Onion” and “Between Two Ferns”
For my latest Humor in Hindsight column for Decider, I took a look back at how Zach Galifianakis has perfected the art of playing himself opposite his own self. Sure, you can see Galifianakis pull off this feat weekly on FX’s Baskets, which just returned in January for its third season, now wi... [Read More]
Billy Eichner and Funny or Die Team Up to Launch “Glam Up the Midterms”
During his appearance on last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, Billy Eichner revealed that he’s teamed up with Funny or Die to launch a campaign ahead of November’s midterm elections called “Glam Up the Midterms.” According to Eichner, the aim of the campaign is to ... [Read More]
Lil Rel Stops By ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ And Shares The History Of His Name
Last night, comedian Lil Rel sat down on Jimmy Kimmel Live to discuss this year’s Oscar awards. Right off the bat, Rel would give the backstory to his name and shared why he’s keeping it no matter how big his career gets. When asked about attending this year’s Oscars for ‘Get... [Read More]
Dear Mo’Nique: Comedy Hype Challenges You To Produce Comedy Specials For 5 Black Female Comedians
Given the current conversation regarding Mo’Nique’s stance. Here’s Comedy Hype’s response to the matter. We truly hope something positive comes from the conversation that has sparked in the last few weeks. These words come from our creative director, Jon Williams, entitled De... [Read More]
Funny or Die lays off more staffers. Read the memo from Mike Farah
We’re still learning more about what’s going on over at Funny or Die HQ, but suffice it to say, 2018 isn’t opening on a high note, as the company just announced additional layoffs. FoD closed the NYC office last year, and also eliminated jobs in San Mateo, consolidating much of the... [Read More]
Another Round of Layoffs Hit Funny or Die
A year and a half after a round of layoffs that shuttered the San Mateo engineering office and left 37 people without a job and almost one year since closing the New York office, Funny or Die has made some more cuts today. According to Deadline, Funny or Die CEO Mike Farah sent a memo to [&hell... [Read More]
Kristen Wiig Is Headed To Apple With New Comedy Series
Apple looks to be getting serious about original content, they have just announced comedic actress Kristen Wiig will star in a new comedy series on their platform. Reese Witherspoon is also attached to the project as an executive producer. This will be Apple’s first half-hour comedy series. Th... [Read More]