Five of David Letterman’s Best Late Night Donald Trump Takedowns
Each time Donald Trump appeared on a late night show during his presidential campaign he often left unscathed. Stephen Colbert made a wholehearted attempt to corner Trump during a one-on-one interview in 2015, but the (alleged) billionaire dodged the host’s inquiry for an apology and surprisin... [Read More]
The Trailer for Louis C.K.’s Netflix Standup Special ‘2017’ Has Arrived
Last month, Netflix ordered two standup specials from Louis C.K., and the trailer for the first special dropped today. Titled 2017, the special was filmed in Washington DC was debuts next Tuesday, April 4th — just a few days before C.K. returns to host Saturday Night Live for the fourth time o... [Read More]
W. Kamau Bell’s First Book ‘The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell’ Is Out in May
Standup and new CNN star W. Kamau Bell has written his first book, and it’s coming out in May. The book has an impressively long title: The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6′ 4″, African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd... [Read More]
Jo Koy’s Standup Evolution
Comedian Jo Koy’s new special, Jo Koy: Live from Seattle, begins streaming today on Netflix. Koy has come a long way since his early days performing in whatever Las Vegas rooms he could start DIY shows in. He eventually became a regular on Chelsea Lately, released two one-hour Comedy Central s... [Read More]
Take a Crash Course on the Art of the “Fake Up” with Pete Holmes
Here’s a clip from last night’s Late Late Show, where Pete Holmes teaches James Corden, JJ Redick, and Scott Bakula the revered art of fake-waking up on camera — or as Holmes calls it, the “fake up.” Holmes has to do a lot of fake ups for his HBO show Crashing, so thank... [Read More]
Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin Talk Protesting, Getting Arrested, and Vibrators on ‘The Late Show’
Here’s a clip from last night’s Late Show, where Stephen Colbert chats with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin about everything from first working together on 9 to 5 to their experiences as protesters — both at the Women’s March and back when Fonda’s famous 1970 mugshot was rel... [Read More]
Seth Meyers Takes “A Closer Look” at Trump and the GOP’s Healthcare Failure
Here’s a clip from last night’s Late Night, where Seth Meyers takes “A Closer Look” at last week’s collapse of Trump and the GOP’s healthcare bill, how Trump’s administration blamed everyone but the president for the failure, and how it is ultimately thanks ... [Read More]
Hulu Orders ‘I Love You, America’ Talk/Variety Show Hosted by Sarah Silverman
Sarah Silverman is headed to Hulu with her own show. According to Deadline, the streaming network has ordered a weekly half-hour comedy/talk/variety show starring Silverman called I Love You, America. The series is produced by Funny or Die, and the first season will consist of 10 episodes. Here&rsqu... [Read More]
Hierarchy of the White House, by Don Plattner
With the new administration taking control of the White House, it’s important to understand the chain of command. As such, here’s a chart to consult while huddling in your bomb shelter and counting down the half-life of plutonium. Don Plattner is a comedy writer living in Chicago. Follow... [Read More]
‘Missing Richard Simmons’ Is a Fascinating, Frustrating Exploration of a Gothic Pop-Culture Mystery
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. In this column I have written about great podcasts widely heralded as milestones for the medium, like President Obama on WTF. I’ve also written extensively about podcasts that are fascinatin... [Read More]