Demetri Martin and the persistence of jokes
About five years into his stand-up comedy career, Demetri Martin landed a writing job on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and The Daily Show soon after. It was around that time he wrote his first one-man show and began exploring the idea of screenwriting and acting. Then he continued on from ther... [Read More]
 
Melissa McCarthy Transforms Into a Cat Lady in the Latest 'Spy' Trailer
by Megh Wright Paul Feig and Melissa McCarthy's latest collaboration Spy hits theaters this summer, and 20th Century Fox dropped a brand new trailer today featuring McCarthy as a CIA employee who finally gets to leave the office for some good old fashioned spy work. Jude Law, Jason Statham, Rose Byr... [Read More]
 
Find out what Melissa McCarthy’s mom use to write in her lunchbox in latest Spy trailer
Susan Cooper is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency’s most dangerous missions. But when her partner falls off the grid and another top agent is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent... [Read More]
 
Kevin Hart will be honored with Comedic Genius Award at MTV Movie Awards
Amy Schumer is set to host the annual show, and confirmed attendees thus far include Hot Pursuit co-stars Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara, Fast & Furious star Vin Diesel, plus Insurgent’s Miles Teller and Trailblazer Award recipient Shailene Woodley. Kevin Hart, whose comedy Get H... [Read More]
 
The jokes you didn’t hear from the Roast of Justin Bieber writing team
One of our favorite things to do here during a Comedy Central Roast is follow Jesse Joyce’s twitter timeline @jessejoyce. Joyce, one of the writers for many years now starting with 2007’s burn of Flavor Flav, tweets out all of his unused jokes from the show. And they are fantastic. ... [Read More]
 
Did the Daily Show make a mistake hiring Trevor Noah instead of me? Yes.
I haven’t slept in over a week purely in anticipation for that one phone call. That one phone call that would change my life even more than Frozen did. You see, with Jon Stewart’s recent announcement of leaving Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, I thought I was a clear front-runner f... [Read More]
 
According to Bill Simmons, Louis C.K., Amy Poehler, and Amy Schumer passed on being Jon Stewart’s replacement
By now, the news of Trevor Noah being named the successor to Jon Stewart on The Daily Show has spread throughout the land. In these situations we always wonder who else was on the list of potential replacements. Well, according to sports writer/podcaster/pop culture fan Bill Simmons, Comedy Central ... [Read More]
 
The best jokes from The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber
At least the jokes that made it to broadcast on Comedy Central, that is. In order of appearance, here were the best jokes from the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber: Pete Davidson. "Wow. Ludacris and Snoop Dogg are here. If I was 38, I'd be freaking out right now!" .@PeteDavidson can't beli... [Read More]
 
Daily Show names Trevor Noah as Jon Stewart’s successor
Comedy Central has chosen an heir— Trevor Noah will replace Jon Stewart as host of The Daily Show. Jon Stewart shocked fans in February when he unexpectedly announced that he will be leaving The Daily Show after 17 years. Just when speculation over David Letterman and Craig Ferguson’s re... [Read More]
 
Trevor Noah will replace Jon Stewart as host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central
Are you ready for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah? Comedy Central made it official this morning, naming Noah -- a new correspondent on The Daily Show -- to replace Jon Stewart as the show's host after Stewart steps down later this year. Noah, a South African stand-up comedian who hosted his own... [Read More]