Carol Burnett tells Conan about defying sexism to launch The Carol Burnett Show
In 1967, Carol Burnett launched The Carol Burnett Show because she had an option in her CBS contract that allowed her to do 30 episodes of a comedy-variety series. Problem was, CBS executives never expected Burnett to use her option. And they couldn’t imagine her fronting a variety series. As ... [Read More]
Carol Burnett tells Conan about defying sexism to launch The Carol Burnett Show
In 1967, Carol Burnett launched The Carol Burnett Show because she had an option in her CBS contract that allowed her to do 30 episodes of a comedy-variety series. Problem was, CBS executives never expected Burnett to use her option. And they couldn’t imagine her fronting a variety series. As ... [Read More]
SNL spoofs NBC Chicago slate of TV shows with Chicago Improv, a loving tribute to iO
Improv gets a bad rap from stand-up comedians, but when Saturday Night Live roasts its own, it does so like this short video from the 43rd season finale, Chicago Improv. The sketch imagines NBC stretching for ideas after already green-lighting three dramas from Dick Wolf with Chicago in the title an... [Read More]
Alyssa Limperis knows what your mom will tell you this Mother’s Day (and every other day, too)
All of us have a mom, and if you’re lucky to still talk to yours this Mother’s Day, then Alyssa Limperis knows what she’ll tell you. Limperis, a sketch performer with Maude team The Gift at the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York City, and one of two head comedy writers and comedi... [Read More]
Check Out the Trailer for Tig Notaro’s Netflix Standup Special ‘Happy to Be Here’
Tig Notaro heads to Netflix later this month with her new standup special Happy to Be Here, and today the streaming network dropped the trailer. Taped at the Heights Theater in Houston, the special is also directed by Notaro and counts Ellen DeGeneres as an executive producer. Notaro tackles &l... [Read More]
Samantha Bee’s Friendly Reminder to the Men Attempting a #MeToo Comeback: “You Have Not Yet Done Anything to Earn Our Forgiveness”
During last night’s Full Frontal, Bee took some time to check in on the #MeToo movement now that multiple sexual assault allegations have surfaced against former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. “Now, Schneiderman was a guest on my show so this is a little complicated for me ... [Read More]
Michelle Wolf Joins Amber and Jenny for “Jokes Seth Can’t Tell” on ‘Late Night’
Here’s a clip from last night’s Late Night, where Seth Meyers welcomes back writers Amber Ruffin and Jenny Hagel for a brand new “Jokes Seth Can’t Tell” covering everything from the Brooklyn Museum’s white curator of African art to lesbians in movies to black fami... [Read More]
‘Distance’: This Is Digital’s Next Step
The web series is dead. Okay, okay, don’t freak out, let me clarify. As Facebook and YouTube algorithms steer us toward original content funded by…Facebook and YouTube, there’s less room in the ecosystem for indie creators to gain the kind of rags-to-riches virality that, in 2012 ... [Read More]
‘Distance’: This Is Digital’s Next Step
The web series is dead. Okay, okay, don’t freak out, let me clarify. As Facebook and YouTube algorithms steer us toward original content funded by…Facebook and YouTube, there’s less room in the ecosystem for indie creators to gain the kind of rags-to-riches virality that, in 2012 ... [Read More]
Watch how “Saturday Night Live” made “A Kanye Place” sketch with Donald Glover
Donald Glover had a pretty massive weekend. Not only did he drop one of the most buzzed about music videos… MORE Watch how “Saturday Night Live” made “A Kanye Place” sketch with Donald Glover appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]