‘Colbert’ replacement ‘The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore’ premieres January 19th
With Stephen Colbert moving to CBS to host The Late Show, Comedy Central is giving The Daily Show’s former senior black correspondent Larry Wilmore his own show to replace The Colbert Report. Initially called The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore, the show’s name has now been changed to... [Read More]
 
Larry the Cable Guy, Tyler Perry behind the scenes of ‘A Madea Christmas’ (Exclusive video)
Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas – The Movie is headed to Blu-ray and Digital HD as well as Video on Demand on Nov. 25. And to celebrate that fact and to give you an exclusive look into the extras contained therein, we’ve got a little behind-the-scenes clip featuring Larry the Cable... [Read More]
 
'High Maintenance' and the Art of the Audience Surrogate
by Brad Becker-Parton With the release of three new episodes last week, High Maintenance went from the one web series you need to be watching to the one web series you still need to be watching. Long-trumpeted by critics of both traditional and new media as the pinnacle of what creators are accompli... [Read More]
 
James Franco, Martin Freeman, and Amy Adams to host “Saturday Night Live” December episodes
This weekend Cameron Diaz hosts Saturday Night Live. Then its all about finishing the year strong with guest hosts. Today SNL announced to wrap out 2014 they’ve recruited an Alien, Bilbo Baggins and Lois Lane to finish strong. That’s right, on December 6th James Franco will host with Nic... [Read More]
 
Chris Hardwick Reflects on the Unpredictable Success of '@midnight'
by Megh Wright "You don't know how people are going to react to things. We can't control it. With the digital culture, you can spend a month crafting what you think is the most genius video to post on YouTube and it gets 1,000 views, and then off-handedly you capture, like, a duck sneezing, and it g... [Read More]
 
MInd of the Quiet Dude
Although very enjoyable, Mind of the Quiet Dude would be best enjoyed as a video. The two biggest and longest laughs in comic Jay Phillips' performance come from jokes that obviously have some physical or visual support. Since that is not possible, the MP3 album version has to do.Phillips is ...... [Read More]
 
Watch Hasan Minhaj's 'Daily Show' Debut
by Megh Wright Last month The Daily Show hired new correspondents Hasan Minhaj and Trevor Noah, and Minhaj made his debut in a segment about gestation crates during last night's episode. With some help from Jordan Klepper, Minhaj learns pretty quickly that his philosophical quotes and college poetry... [Read More]
 
'The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore' Premieres on Comedy Central January 19th
by Megh Wright Larry Wilmore's upcoming Comedy Central show just got a new title and premiere date. Now called The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, the show will take over The Colbert Report's 11:30pm time slot beginning Monday, January 19th. Wilmore told The New York Times that the name change was ... [Read More]
 
Nick Thune, Kate Berlant, Ben Kronberg team up for February 2015 east coast tour
Three of the most innovative comedians working today are going on tour together. Nick Thune announced today via Twitter that he is teaming up with Kate Berlant and Ben Kronberg for an east coast tour set for February 2015. Entitled the “Very Tour! Much Comedy!” tour, Thune, Berlant, and ... [Read More]
 
Stephen Colbert reconciles with bears on ‘The Colbert Report’
Stephen Colbert has long held a hatred of bears, or as he calls them “godless killing machines.” But bears are not the biggest evil Americans face. While Good Morning America opened up sweeps week with their bear attack survival guide, Colbert countered his his bucket and pail survival g... [Read More]