Golden Globes are terrible for comedy and here’s why and how it could be better
The nominees for the 72nd Annual Golden Globes were announced on Thursday morning. Yet again, those zany humans from foreign lands behind the third-rate award ceremony have befuddled us with their interpretation of the term ‘comedy,’ doling out nominations to actors in movies like crime ... [Read More]
‘Silicon Valley, ‘Girls’ and more nab 2015 Golden Globes nominations
Award season will soon be upon us. Today, the nominees for the 2015 Golden Globes were announced. Most notably, HBO’s Silicon Valley, Girls, Amazon’s Transparent, Orange is the New Black, and Jane the Virgin win nominations for Best TV Comedy. Both Jane the Virgin, Transparent, and Silic... [Read More]
'Silicon Valley,' 'Transparent,' 'Girls,' and More Win Golden Globe Nominations
by Megh Wright The 2015 Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning, and the shows up for Best Comedy include HBO series Girls and Silicon Valley, Netflix's Orange Is the New Black, Amazon favorite Transparent, and surprise CW hit Jane the Virgin. The Lego Movie also got a nom in the Best A... [Read More]
Amy Schumer Set to Host the 2015 MTV Movie Awards
by Megh Wright Amy Schumer took over MTV's social media accounts last night to reveal some big news: She's officially signed on to host next year's MTV Movie Awards, which is set to air live from Los Angeles on Sunday, April 12th a 9:00pm. "Wickedly funny and sharply insightful, Amy Schumer is perha... [Read More]
Amy Schumer to host 2015 MTV Movie Awards
MTV let us all know last night that Amy Schumer would host the 2015 MTV Movie Awards in the biggest and most direct way possible -- by inviting Schumer to take over the cable network's social media and announcing the news herself over Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Vine. Post by MTV. I am ho... [Read More]
Amy Schumer is hosting the 2015 MTV Movie Awards
For the last few years, MTV has pulled talent from the comedy community to host the MTV Movie Awards, and they’ve had a good track record – Aziz Ansari, Jason Sudeikis, Chelsea Handler, Conan O’Brien. For 2015, they’re giving the job to the one and only Amy Schumer. Shumer&rs... [Read More]
Weird Al, Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt, Louis C.K., and Jim Gaffigan Get Grammy Noms
by Megh Wright The Grammys announced their 2015 nominees today, and in addition to the late Joan Rivers scoring a nomination for Best Spoken World Album for Diary of a Mad Diva, the Best Comedy Album category is full of impressive competition. The five nominees this year: Weird Al's Mandatory Fun, J... [Read More]
57th annual Grammy Awards nominations in comedy, spoken word
The Grammy Awards rolled out their nominations throughout the day on Twitter, but once they did, looks like they found some great picks out of the hundreds of stand-up comedy CDs released during the past eligibility period (which differs from the calendar year, remember). As you can see, in comedy, ... [Read More]
Weird Al, Jim Gaffigan and more earn 2015 Grammy nominations
With award season just around the bend, the nominations are just starting to pour through. During an all-day musical event, the nominations for the 2015 Grammy Awards were announced today. In the category for “Best Comedy Album,” comedians “Weird Al” Yankovic, Jim Gaffigan, L... [Read More]
‘Louie,’ ‘Silicon Valley,’ and more earn 2015 WGA Award nominations
Today, the Writers Guild of America announced their nominations for the 2015 WGA Awards. The awards will take place on February 14th in New York City and will by hosted by the soon-to-be host of Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show, Larry Wilmore. FX’s hit series Louie unsurprisingly nabbed... [Read More]