This week in comedy: First we Con, then we get Warped
It was a week of triumph from the TV debut of 3 stand-up specials. That’s right three, buckle up. Additionally, The Laugh Button is kicking off a rocker of a stand-up show at this year’s BookCon. Then we are going on the Warped Tour, this year, the Vans Warped Tour will boast a comedy te... [Read More]
 
Nick Swardson’s special Taste It debuts this weekend, watch some clips
This weekend, Nick Swardson returns with his first stand-up special in 5 years. Taste It will premiere on Comedy Central on Saturday at 10pm ET. Which means yo have enough time to fire up the grill cook some food and then taste it with Nick Swardson… see what we did there? Nick Swardson&rsquo... [Read More]
 
UCB1’s Matt Fisher Attempts to Find Trust (and Free Ice Cream) from Total Strangers
Here’s a new video from UCB1 that poses a simple enough question: Will unsuspecting strangers trust Matt Fisher enough to let him try their ice cream? Personally I disagree with the idea that distrust of others and not wanting to share an expensive ice cream cone with a stranger are always lin... [Read More]
 
Here’s the Trailer for ‘American Ultra’ Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg have teamed up on the big screen again for Max Landis’s new action comedy American Ultra, and the first trailer was just released. Eisenberg stars as a small-town stoner whose “past comes back to haunt him, and he becomes the target of a government ope... [Read More]
 
Watch a Sneak Peek of Tonight’s ‘Childrens Hospital’ with Rob Huebel, Nick Offerman, and Tony Hale
Childrens Hospital airs a brand new episode (directed by Ken Marino, no less) on Adult Swim tonight, and we have an extra special sneak peek featuring Owen (Rob Huebel), Briggs (Nick Offerman), and special guest Tony Hale as a man currently serving time in a women’s prison. Who is to blame in ... [Read More]
 
HBO Gives a Double-Season Order to Duplass Brothers-Produced ‘Animals’
The Duplass brothers are headed to HBO with a new animated comedy series. According to Deadline, the pay network has ordered two seasons of Animals produced by the Duplass brothers and created by Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano, which follows “the downtrodden creatures native to Earth&rsqu... [Read More]
 
@EmmaBarrie on Fitting a Feeling Into the Limited Space Twitter Gives You
Emma Barrie is a writer living in Los Angeles. She’s contributed to The Hairpin, The Rumpus, Death And Taxes, and more, and she’s made videos and cartoons that you can find on her website. This week I asked Barrie to tell me about three of her favorite tweets, and she and I spo... [Read More]
 
Season 5 of ‘Louie’ Was Only Eight Episodes Long Thanks to Weed
Louie wrapped up its fifth season on FX last night, and if you were wondering why it only lasted eight episodes, HitFix has found the answer. During a panel discussion with HitFix last week, Louis C.K. revealed that he originally wanted to delay production on season 5 so he could film it in the fall... [Read More]
 
Adult Swim’s ‘FishCenter': A Beginner’s Guide
Every so often, late at night if we can’t sleep, my friend and I make a game of seeking out Facebook pages with zero likes and liking them, pages as kickass as “sixteen-segment display” and “glue logic” and “withaferin A.” The idea these pages exist, that an... [Read More]
 
‘Bob’s Burgers’ Writer Wendy Molyneux Has Raised Over $16K to Watch the ‘Entourage’ Movie for Charity
The Entourage movie hits theaters next week, and there’s one woman out there who will be forced to watch the whole thing at least once for a good cause. On Tuesday, Bob’s Burgers writer Wendy Molyneux set up a GoFundMe drive with a goal of $10,000 to make her sit through the Entourage mo... [Read More]