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]
 
'SNL' Review: Blake Shelton Ain't From 'Round Here
by Erik Voss One thing that's forgotten about the early years of SNL was how much it was a show that anyone could host. While hosts from the old days were more often handpicked from Lorne Michaels' rolodex of awesome comics, like Steve Martin or Buck Henry, the show also took risks with ho... [Read More]
 
Jeff Goldblum, Garry Shandling, and Judd Apatow Trade Therapist Stories
by Megh Wright Here's a clip from Judd Apatow's second Late Late Show episode as guest host last week featuring guests Jeff Goldblum and Garry Shandling, where it's revealed that Shandling has had the same therapist as both of the other guys in the past — one who doubled as Goldblum's wedding ... [Read More]
 
John Oliver Auditions for the '50 Shades of Grey' Sequel
by Megh Wright Ahead of the season 2 Last Week Tonight premiere on February 8th, here's a brand new web exclusive featuring John Oliver giving a "condescending half-hearted apology" for his recent #NotMyChristian Twitter campaign after it was announced that Jamie Dornan was cast as Christian Grey in... [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]
 
The Laugh Button Podcast: Pawnography with Christopher Titus and Rick Harrison
The Laugh Button Podcast is up and running! We’re happy to announce that we’ve joined up with our pals at Riotcast and will be delivering you a weekly podcast where we cover all the news in the comedy world. For this episode our pal Christopher Titus stopped by the studios to discuss the... [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]
 
SNL #40.12 RECAP: Host and musical guest Blake Shelton
Blake Shelton is a tall, charming country singer who knows how to crack a joke and make fun of himself, whether it's hosting an awards show or serving as a judge on NBC's hit singing contest, The Voice. So it's no wonder that Saturday Night Live eventually would go along with TV network synergy and ... [Read More]