HBO will offer stand-alone streaming service in 2015
Cable is slowing meeting its demise… or at least losing its rank as “top dog.” HBO is caving into the online streaming trend but offering a stand-alone streaming service next year. Unlike it’s current HBO GO online service, this will not require a cable subscription. It is t... [Read More]
 
HBO Will Offer a Stand-Alone Streaming Service Next Year
by Megh Wright HBO has finally caved to the rising popularity of streaming services like Netflix. In a press release today, the pay-network announced that it'll offer a stand-alone streaming service starting in 2015 that will not require a traditional cable subscription. "It is time to remove all ba... [Read More]
 
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver reminds us Columbus Day is all about genocide (Video)
Today is Columbus Day and as such it’s that time of year again when we celebrate the discovery of our slightly above average great nation! It’s time to brush up on your knowledge of the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria. For instance, do you guys even remember which of Columbus’ ... [Read More]
 
John Oliver Has a Word for Pumpkin Spice Lovers
by Megh Wright Before you head to your local Starbucks to buy a pumpkin spice latte, watch this clip from Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, in which Oliver breaks down Americans' love for the artificial seasonal flavor and the drink he calls "eggnog for morning people." 0 Comments... [Read More]
 
Watching Roseanne's Early Standup and Secret Sitcom Pilot
by Ramsey Ess The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny ... [Read More]
 
Louis C.K. says he’s not high: Check out comedian’s planetary Twitter messages
It’s been five days since Louis C.K. has taken to Twitter to message his more than 3.8 million Twitter followers. And before that, it seemed he felt guilty for not tweeting, having simply said, “I seriously just can’t think of anything to tweet” on Oct. 2 and then plugging th... [Read More]
 
John Oliver explains how the police can seize your stuff via civil forteiture
Sunday’s Last Week Tonight took the bulk of their time to explain a little known process called “civil forteiture.” Through civil forteiture, the police can seize your property, car, house, money, shark fins… if they suspect you are involved in a crime. They can even take if... [Read More]
 
'Last Week Tonight' Explains Why Police Can Seize Your Stuff Through Civil Forfeiture
by Megh Wright If you're considering taking a drive with a bunch of cash in your car soon, you might want to check out the above clip from Last Week Tonight all about civil asset forfeiture, a policy cops use to get away with taking citizens' property and money — or as they call it, a way to b... [Read More]
 
Review: Jerrod Carmichael: “Love at the Store” on HBO
Jerrod Carmichael told me back in May that filming his first stand-up hour would be special to him, not only because Spike Lee would direct him but also because the location, The Comedy Store, was sentimental to him. Where Carmichael first broke through in Hollywood. Where he feels most at home in H... [Read More]
 
This week in comedy: Tracy Morgan’s comedic future remains uncertain
This summer, comedian Tracy Morgan survived a horrendously dangerous car crash that took the life of his close friend and mentor James McNair. This week brought some rage-inducing developments in his lawsuit against the Walmart driver who caused this accident, and updated us about a potentially blea... [Read More]