Critics Are Having a Lot of Fun Destroying 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2'
by Megh Wright Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 hits theaters today, and as you might've guessed, it's not getting the warmest reception from critics. Currently holding strong at an impressive 0% on Rotten Tomatoes, the Kevin James-starring sequel to the 2009 box office hit has received a lukewarm critical re... [Read More]
 
Too Paul, Too Blart: Die Hard or Mall Cop Trying (aka reviewing Paul Blart, Mall Cop 2)
Underestimate Paul Blart at your own peril. Or at least risk the embarrassment of not knowing that Kevin James makes major bank by turning his sad-sack security officer into an unlikely action hero and father figure, twice over now with the release today of Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2. That lack of appre... [Read More]
 
Steve Martin Tries Prime-Time Variety with '3 Girls 3'
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 p... [Read More]
 
Jessica Williams and Samantha Bee Hand Out the 2015 'Mercun Award on 'The Daily Show'
by Megh Wright A lot of dumb news stories have happened so far in 2015, so during last night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart welcomed correspondents Jessica Williams and Samantha Bee to hand out the 2015 'Mercun Award, which The Daily Show bestows upon one US news story that best encompasses the "true ess... [Read More]
 
TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential List: Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer, Lorne Michaels, more represent for comedy
TIME magazine released its twelfth-annual TIME 100 today, a list of the 100 most influential people in the world. And, while many familiar names from the arenas of politics and business were featured, some of comedy’s best and brightest stars also received honorable mentions within the pages o... [Read More]
 
Jordan Klepper Investigates Christianity's "Super Super Super Dope" Future
by Megh Wright Last night on The Daily Show, Jordan Klepper took a closer look at the future of Christianity by interviewing two pastors — the super cool, Grand Theft Auto-playing Pastor Carl Lentz and the very less cool Reverend Dr. Christopher J. Benek — to find out more. For Lentz, th... [Read More]
 
Sarah Silverman apologizes to New York club owner after #Ask4More video controversy
Sarah Silverman caused controversy last week when she implied that comedy club owner Al Martin paid her less for a stand-up set because she was a female comic. She put out a public apology to Martin on Tuesday, acknowledging that her story was “HARDLY an example of the wage gap.” She wen... [Read More]
 
New York Comedy Club hosting Equal Pay Day comedy fundraiser
No matter whether you choose to believe Sarah Silverman or Al Martin over who paid whom what and how much several years ago, believe this: Martin's former club, New York Comedy Club, is a supporter of fair and equal wages today. Literally. New York Comedy Club tonight hosts "70 Cents on the Dollar,"... [Read More]
 
Bassem Youssef Stops by 'The Daily Show' to Explain the Middle East Proxy Wars
by Megh Wright Here's a clip from "Egypt's Jon Stewart" Bassem Youssef's appearance on last night's Daily Show, where he expresses a little disappointment in not being considered for Trevor Noah's recent promotion and explains the complicated proxy wars in the Middle East using a metaphor Americans ... [Read More]
 
HBO renews Silicon Valley and Veep
HBO still has desires to stay in both the Presidential and Tech comedy spaces. This morning, less than 24 hours after the season 2 premiere of Silicon Valley, and season 4 premiere of Veep, HBO released a press release stating they’ve renewed both comedies for extra seasons. HBO president of p... [Read More]