Abbi Has a Laughing Gas Dance Party on This Week's 'Broad City'
by Megh Wright If last week's Broad City taught us anything, it's that every episode should feature a scene of Abbi Jacobson gloriously expressing herself through the art of dance. Thankfully, this week's episode looks to be a perfect follow-up when Abbi and Ilana pay a visit to Lincoln the dentist/... [Read More]
 
Kevin Pollak’s directorial debut “Misery Loves Comedy” scooped up by Tribeca Film and boasts star studded cast
Tribeca Film announced they have acquired the rights to Kevin Pollak’s  documentary Misery Loves Comedy which is his directorial debut. Tom Hanks, Jimmy Fallon, Amy Schumer, Judd Apatow, Jon Favreau, Lisa Kudrow, Larry David, Steve Coogan, Jim Gaffigan, Nick Swardson and Maria B... [Read More]
 
On Five Seasons of Buttholes with the 'Workaholics' Guys
by Phil Davidson Five seasons in, and there’s still no shortage of butthole jokes on Workaholics. You have to respect that commitment. Whereas some comedies will shift gears over time and bring on new characters or other developments, Workaholics keeps it real. Week after week viewers are trea... [Read More]
 
This Week on TV: Key & Peele Super Bowl Special on Comedy Central
This week on TV, gear up for Key & Peele Super Bowl Special on Comedy Central. If this trailer is any indication of what’s to come, we’re in for a treat. These two are unstoppable when it comes to sketch comedy. And their football sketches have been some of the best over the course o... [Read More]
 
Here's How Eight Network Chiefs Would Solve the Industry's "Comedy Problem"
by Megh Wright At TCA this month, The Hollywood Reporter surveyed 23 network chiefs about the industry, and when asked for solutions to television's current "comedy problem" they offered an interesting variety of responses. Here's what execs from NBC, FX, Netflix, HBO, Comedy Central, and more had t... [Read More]
 
I Liked His Old Stuff Better
On January 27, 2015, Comedy Central Records will release Kyle Kinane’s third stand-up comedy MP3 album, “I Liked His Old Stuff Better.”  As of the writing of this review, it does not appear that Comedy Central is releasing this album in physical CD format.The first thing I not... [Read More]
 
Blake Shelton hosted Saturday Night Live: he brought a wishing boot and spread some magic
Blake Shelton seems like a nice guy which is one of the reasons we found ourselves rooting for him when he hosted Saturday Night Live last night. Considering we aren’t too familiar with his music or his time as a judge on The Voice but damn that guy has a nice smile! Blake came into […]... [Read More]
 
In her own words: Tig Notaro on the decision to reveal her scars most truthfully and literally onstage
Tig Notaro has the first and more dramatic documentaries about her recent life debuting this month at the Sundance Film Festival. Tig will screen five times this week at Sundance. It covers a trying period in Notaro's life in 2012, when, as the film's description notes: "Having just recovered from a... [Read More]
 
Dane Cook’s Troublemaker evolution and how the Brady Bunch changed his life (Exclusive)
The premiere of Dane Cook’s newest comedy special Troublemaker on Comedy Central this Sunday at 10 pm ET isn’t just a representation of the veteran comedian’s evolution. It’s a homecoming of sorts. Comedy Central, after all, gave Dane his first few high-profile breaks. There ... [Read More]
 
This week in comedy: we loved “The Nightly Show”
As expected, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore began excellently this week, with this time-lapse video of the studio during its premiere providing an unusual but fun perspective on things. Later in the week, the show got a bit more serious, hosting a roundtable discussion on one of comed... [Read More]