HBO’s Spike Lee directed Jerrod Carmichael special gets new trailer (Video)
We had a small taste of Jerrod Carmichael’s upcoming HBO comedy special last month. But just moments ago, the cable giant released a longer trailer for Love At The Store, directed by Spike Lee. “It’s really important to me to make people think and feel something,” Carmichael ... [Read More]
Bill Maher’s “Live from D.C.” pulls in best HBO comedy special ratings since 2009
Bill Maher's double-duty live stunt on HBO did the trick, at least ratings-wise. Maher hosted a special edition of his weekly Real Time talk show on Friday night from Washington, D.C., immediately followed by a stand-up special, Bill Maher: Live from D.C. HBO reports 1.6 million viewers watched... [Read More]
Watch another teaser for Jerrod Carmichael’s upcoming HBO special, “Love At The Store”
About a month ago HBO ran a teaser for Jerrod Carmichael’s new HBO stand-up special, Love At The Store. It was too brief a clip. Now a slighly longer clip has debuted giving us a bit more of a peek into Carmichael’s special, which, ironically will also serve as his first appearance on te... [Read More]
Here's a Sneak Peek of Jerrod Carmichael's HBO Standup Special
by Megh Wright Jerrod Carmichael's very first (and Spike Lee-directed) standup special Love at The Store premieres on HBO on October 4th, and today the pay-network released the first full promo for it featuring a more inside look at Carmichael's material and influences. 0 Comments... [Read More]
John Oliver Begs Scotland to Stay in the UK on 'Last Week Tonight'
by Megh Wright This Thursday Scotland will be voting on a referendum to secede from the UK, and on Last Week Tonight, John Oliver broke down both sides of the debate in a segment that's full of references to haggis, Nessie, bagpipe music, and a special visit at the end from Scotland's national anima... [Read More]
Nick Rutherford joins his Good Neighbor members at SNL
In an effort to replace the loss of comedy collective The Lonely Island, the powers that be on Saturday Night Live hired Good Neighbor sketch group’s Kyle Mooney, Beck Bennett, and Dave McCary to spearhead their digital shorts department. Bennett and Mooney joined the cast, while director McCa... [Read More]
Good Neighbor's Nick Rutherford Joins the 'SNL' Writing Staff
by Megh Wright The one member of Good Neighbor to be left out of last year's SNL hirings has now rejoined his friends on the NBC sketch show. The Comic's Comic reports that Nick Rutherford has officially joined the writing staff for SNL and has already begun working on content for the 40th season al... [Read More]
SNL hires Nick Rutherford to reunite, write with his Good Neighbor mates
A season after hiring three-fourths of the sketch group Good Neighbor, two as cast members and one as a director of their digital shorts, Saturday Night Live has brought the fourth member on board as a writer for this, SNL's 40th anniversary season! The Comic's Comic has learned that Nick Rutherford... [Read More]
John Oliver Says Student Debt Is Like STD… ‘Last Week Tonight’ Video Slams For-Profit Colleges
John Oliver was back with a vengeance on Sunday’s Last Week Tonight. Previously the host attacked the male/female wage gap, hyperbolic Internet headlines, and the Ferguson police. So who was his latest target? Colleges, especially those created for profit. John Oliver’s latest takedown b... [Read More]
John Oliver Breaks Down America's Problem with Student Debt and For-Profit Schools
by Megh Wright If you're a college freshman this fall, John Oliver has a useful motivational message just for you at the end of the above Last Week Tonight segment on student debt and the many sleazy for-profit colleges in the US. If you're no longer a college freshman, many of the facts in the segm... [Read More]