Image of Racist blackface ‘comedy’ is making a comeback — on YouTube
Racist blackface ‘comedy’ is making a comeback — on YouTube
Critics are demanding a popular YouTuber stop filming blackface videos, which they call demeaning and inappropriate. [Read More]
 
Image of Jason Sudeikis, Bill Hader Lead Cast of 'Angry Birds' Movie
Jason Sudeikis, Bill Hader Lead Cast of 'Angry Birds' Movie
Jason Sudeikis, Bill Hader and Maya Rudolph will lead a comedy all-star voice cast for the animated film version of 'Angry Birds.' [Read More]
 
John Mulaney on His New Fox Show, 'SNL,' and the Scars of Catholic Schooling
by Megh Wright It's been nearly two years since news first broke that standup and former SNL writer John Mulaney landed his very own television show. Since then, Mulaney has evolved from a proposed NBC series to a highly anticipated Fox sitcom with the backing of executive producer Lorne Michaels an... [Read More]
 
Jason Sudeikis, Maya Rudolph, Bill Hader, Danny McBride, and More Join 'Angry Birds' Movie Voice Cast
by Megh Wright Sony is making a movie based off the hit addictive game Angry Birds, and they've filled the main voice cast with some big comedy names. Variety reports that the studio has cast Jason Sudeikis as the lead character Red, Josh Gad as Chuck, Danny McBride as Bomb, Bill Hader as a pig, May... [Read More]
 
Sarah Silverman’s “Saturday Night Live” promos are here, let’s watch
Sarah Silverman will host the second episode of Saturday Night Live‘s 40th season, and compared to last week’s cherished newcomer, Chris Pratt, she’s an absolute veteran. While Silverman has never hosted the show, she did spend a year on the cast many moons ago. In the newly r... [Read More]
 
MAKERS documentary series kicks off with “Women In Comedy”
We need another documentary about women in comedy like we need another Holocaust movie. Distressingly, still necessary. So long as there are people who challenge genders, races, religions and varied upbringings, we'll need to keep presenting evidence to contradict and convince them that anyone is ca... [Read More]
 
The 20 Greatest Standup Specials of All Time
by John Wenzel Modern standup has been around in one form or another since vaudeville, but it’s only been since the late ‘70s that the standup special has gained traction as the crowning achievement of a successful comic. Fortunately, the beginnings of the standup special were as fertile... [Read More]
 
Hurricane Odile cancels 2014 Cabo Comedy Festival; NUVOtv and Levity organize relief benefit show Oct. 1 in California
The second annual Cabo Comedy Festival was supposed to start tonight at the southern tip of Baja Mexico, but Hurricane Odile had other ideas, devastating Cabo San Lucas and Los Cabos as it passed through last month. So the festival was cancelled. Or postponed, if you prefer to think of it that way. ... [Read More]
 
Tracy Morgan, “I can’t believe Walmart is blaming me for an accident they caused,” doctors unsure if he will perform again
Since the multi-car accident in June that left Tracy Morgan and his entourage in the ICU and killed comedian Jimmy Mack, it’s been a rough go for all parties involved, long hospital stays, rehab, pain and suffering. Morgan filed suit against Walmart and its tractor trailer driver who caused th... [Read More]
 
Hans Beinholtz Visits 'The Colbert Report' to Ponder the Pointlessness of Life
by Megh Wright People who prefer a bleak and pessimistic outlook on life were validated by the news this week that they live longer, healthier lives than their more positive friends, which turned into the perfect opportunity for The Colbert Report to welcome another visit from its favorite German, t... [Read More]