When Twitter jokes become short films: Web series #nitTwits proves 140 characters is plenty for quality comedy (Video)
It’s been far too long since we last posted about one of our favorite Web series #nitTwits, co-created by Mark Mathias Sayre and comedian Amber Tozer. To get you up to speed, here’s the deal: Short comedy films are produced based on funny... [Read More]
Tina Fey: My daughter thinks I’m a failure (Video)
I totally forgot to tell you guys that the second season of Showtime’s Inside Comedy premiered on Monday. My forgetfulness may have something to do with my bitterness toward Showtime for not renewing the stellar Green Room with Paul Provenza, which f... [Read More]
Neal Brennan, Dov Davidoff, Michael Kosta, Kevin Smith and Ali Wong taping FOX “Shortcoms”
Congratulations to Neal Brennan, Dov Davidoff, Michael Kosta, Kevin Smith and Ali Wong, who are the first named comedians (and filmmaker/talker -- looking at you, Kevin Smith!) to film their own mini-sitcoms for network TV today under the auspices of... [Read More]
Failosophy 101: Lessons from MTV host Hasan Minhaj
Hasan Minhaj hosts the new MTV weekly series, Failosophy, premiering Thursday night and shining the harsh spotlight of reality on our everyday failures online -- via text message, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and elsewhere else mistakes are ... [Read More]
There will be a wedding in the new Muppets movie, plus other things we know about the sequel
Thanks to the loose lips of production designer Eve Stewart, we now know the new Muppets movie will feature a wedding for Miss Piggy. Now, that doesn’t necessarily mean she gets married, mind you. Maybe she flees the altar like Diane did in Ita... [Read More]
Jon Benjamin of Archer and Bob’s Burgers does interview, shows off hairy man boobs (Video)
If you haven’t been spending at least 15 percent of your pursuing-funny-things-online time on ThingX.com, I submit that you may very well be missing out on finding funny things online. In case you’re unaware, ThingX.com is a site operatin... [Read More]
Eric Idle explains: How to tell if you’re seeing a new Monty Python project
When the surviving members of Monty Python reunited to celebrate their 40th anniversary with a documentary that aired on IFC in 2009, that was a Monty Python reunion. When they lent their voices to a documentary about the late Graham Chapman last yea... [Read More]
Ellie Kemper of ‘The Office’ lands leading role on NBC pilot
While NBC announced today the series finale of The Office will air on May 16 from 9 to 10 pm ET, we also learned that fan favorite Ellie Kemper, who plays Dunder Mifflin’s lovable and naïve Erin Hannon, landed herself a leading role on one of the net... [Read More]
Joel McHale to Howard Stern: Chevy Chase said Richard Pryor gave him permission to use the N-word (Video)
On the eve of Community’s fourth season premiere (tomorrow at 8 pm ET on NBC!), Joel McHale visited the Howard Stern Show on SiriusXM, and revealed a great deal about Chevy Chase and the controversies surrounding his behavior on set of the cult hit— ... [Read More]
Thailand government wants to ban Saturday Night Live sketch about sex tourism (Video)
Thailand’s government is seriously pissed off about a Saturday Night Live sketch that mocks the country’s well-known sex tourism industry. In the fake commercial for popular language-learning software Rosetta Stone, we find Bill Hader, Bobby Moynihan... [Read More]