Late-night TV talk show hosts, comedians and critics remember Joan Rivers
Almost every comedian I know shared a photo and/or an anecdote about Joan Rivers tonight in the wake of her death at 81, a week after she suffered cardiac arrest and stopped breathing during throat surgery. (Read the obituary of Joan Rivers here) Looking at all of these photos shows just how many li... [Read More]
 
Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman win comedy writing awards at 2014 Emmys
The top comedy writers on TV for 2014 were stand-up comedians, according to the Emmy Awards. Take that, comedy writers. In a telecast light on filler, viral videos or much in the way of surprises, the Emmy wins for Louis C.K. (writing, comedy series) and Sarah Silverman (writing, variety special) di... [Read More]
 
Emmys red carpet: Sarah Silverman shows Giuliana Rancic her pot on live television (Video)
E! News correspondent Giuliana Rancic thought she’d be hilariously cheeky and see what was in Sarah Silverman’s clutch as the comedian walked the red carpet at tonight’s Primetime Emmy Awards. Turns out Silverman was traveling with drugs, you guys! Marijuana! Pot! Check out the Vin... [Read More]
 
Dave Chappelle surprises Hartford crowd on 2014 Funny or Die Oddball Tour with triumphant return performance
Last year's stop on the Funny or Die Oddball tour in Hartford proved memorable for all of the wrong reasons, as the crowd turned on headliner Dave Chappelle, then Chappelle turned on the crowd. So it was surprising to see the Oddball tour schedule another stop in Hartford for this summer. But Satur... [Read More]
 
John Oliver enlists Sarah Silverman to take down payday loans
Every week, Last Week Tonight, takes one particular issue to task for a longer segment. On Sunday, John Oliver enlists Sarah Silverman to explain how payday loan companies are not our friends. There are currently more payday loan stores (which does not mean paying for a loan in Payday candy bars) in... [Read More]
 
Learn About Payday Loans with John Oliver and Sarah Silverman
by Megh Wright Here's a clip from last night's Last Week Tonight, in which John Oliver breaks down the corrupt payday loan industry — or as he describes it, the "recycling symbol of human misery" — with a little help from Sarah Silverman in the form of a counter campaign ad. 0 Comments... [Read More]
 
Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Sarah Silverman on Jerry Seinfeld’s new Crackle web series Single Shots
Jerry Seinfeld just wrapped up season four of his recently-renewed Crackle web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffe. Now his latest “between-the-seasons” project, Single Shots, has launched its first episode. The mini-sodes will feature multiple guests talking about the same topic. Se... [Read More]
 
Orange is the New Black, Saturday Night Live, Modern Family lead Emmy nominations in comedy
Netflix’s Orange is the New Black snagged 12 primetime Emmy comedy nominations this morning, beating out perennial Emmy favorites Modern Family and The Big Bang Theory in total nods. And yes, Orange is the New Black is a comedy— this year, anyway. Last year, Netflix submitted the ensembl... [Read More]
 
66th Primetime Emmy Nominations in Comedy
Here are your nominees for 2014 Emmy Awards in TV comedy. Will update with more categories and breakdowns, but for now, congrats to all! Making a big splash this year definitely is Netflix, with its decision to Orange Is the New Black in comedy earning the streaming site a series and acting nods. Th... [Read More]
 
Jon Hamm, Key & Peele, Sarah Silverman, and More in Talks to Join Zach Galifianakis in Linklater's 'Incredible Mr. Limpet' Remake
by Megh Wright Almost six months after Richard Linklater officially signed on to direct the Incredible Mr. Limpet remake, The Wrap reports that a bunch of comedy stars are currently in talks to join the cast alongside Zach Galifianakis, who is expected to play the titular role. Jon Hamm, Danny McBri... [Read More]