R.I.P. Dave Anderson (1961-2016)
Long before Portlandia was jokingly keeping the dream of the 1990s alive in Portland, Dave Anderson was keeping the Rose City weirdly comfortable for dreamers of all stripes. A quick-witted amiable voice for a generation who woke up watching him on TV, drove home from work listening to him on the ra... [Read More]
R.I.P. Dave Anderson (1961-2016)
Long before Portlandia was jokingly keeping the dream of the 1990s alive in Portland, Dave Anderson was keeping the Rose City weirdly comfortable for dreamers of all stripes. A quick-witted amiable voice for a generation who woke up watching him on TV, drove home from work listening to him on the ra... [Read More]
Eric Wareheim and Aziz Ansari Make the Perfect TV Pair in ‘Big Bud Lil Bud’
It turns out that Eric Wareheim and Aziz Ansari don’t just play best buddies on Master of None — their TV buddy comedy history goes back much, much further. Wareheim revealed today that the two actually worked together on an “unaired CBS pilot” (and “original inspiratio... [Read More]
Check Out Some ’80s and ’90s Clips of Harold Ramis at The Second City
Welcome to The Second City Archives, in which we post an exclusive clip each week of some of comedy’s biggest superstars performing early in their careers on the legendary Chicago stage. Second City has generously given us a glimpse into their extensive archive of live performances, and over t... [Read More]
Vanessa Bayer and Melissa McCarthy Make Polish Jokes and Polish Jokes in These ‘SNL’ Promos
Melissa McCarthy returns to SNL this weekend for her fourth hosting stint, and NBC just released the first round of promos. In addition to making some polish/Polish jokes, McCarthy and Vanessa Bayer hang out at a nail salon and discuss their favorite Kanye West song, which wasn’t a real song u... [Read More]
Larry David’s ‘SNL’ Sketch as “Kevin Roberts” Gave Him a Serious Case of the Giggles
One of the best sketches from Larry David’s SNL episode was easily “FBI Simulator,” which aired right after David’s monologue and featured him dressed up in a tacky orange suit as Kevin “Can a bitch get a donut?” Roberts. Thankfully, SNL uploaded some bonus footag... [Read More]
Candice Bergen to Star in ABC Cancer Comedy Pilot ‘Pearl’
Candice Bergen might get to star in a new ABC comedy. According to Variety, Bergen has signed on to star in the network’s in-the-works single-cam comedy pilot Pearl, which will follow “a larger-than-life family matriarch named Pearl who, when she finds out she has cancer, becomes intent ... [Read More]
Join Abbi, Ilana, and Tony Danza in ‘Broad City’s Season 3 Trailer
Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer are back with a brand new season of Broad City next week, and today Comedy Central released the first trailer. Between Glazer’s upcoming 4/20 series and Broad City’s recent double-season renewal, it’s safe to say that we thankfully don’t have to... [Read More]
This Video Will Bring Laughter (and Cause Nervous Breakdowns)
Pursuing a career in comedy is synonymous with being on the verge of a mammoth psychological implosion, at all times. Self-doubt dots every “i” in the comedian’s notebook, and hopelessness crosses every “t.” We’re good at pretending because, if we weren&rsquo... [Read More]
Here’s What the Critics Are Saying About Ben Stiller’s ‘Zoolander 2’
Zoolander 2 finally hits theaters this Friday, and so far, the critics’ response to the sequel has been…well, not so great! New and returning cast members like Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, and SNL’s Kyle Mooney got some shoutouts for their performances in the film, but most critics... [Read More]