This Week in Comedy: 'Community' and 'Rick and Morty' Wrap Up Their Seasons
by Zach Herwitz In case you missed it, here's all the big comedy stuff that happened this week: -Both of Dan Harmon's shows, Community and Rick and Morty, aired their season finales. We reviewed both of their seasons. -Fox is canceling its Saturday night animated block Fox ADHD, but it will continu... [Read More]
 
'SNL' Will Celebrate 40 Years with a Live Three-Hour Special Next February
by Megh Wright Saturday Night Live will be embarking on its 40th season on NBC next year, and according to NYT reporter Bill Carter the occasion will be marked with a live three-hour special next February 15th similar to the 25th anniversary special in 1999. News of the special joins the extended ve... [Read More]
 
Joan Rivers and Tracy Morgan reenact Colin Farrell’s sex tape for Andy Cohen (Video)
Tracy Morgan and Joan Rivers couldn’t stop making Andy Cohen laugh last night on his Bravo show Watch What Happens Live. Morgan, looking round and happy, was promoting his upcoming Comedy Central stand-up special Tracy Morgan: Bona Fide which airs Sunday. Joan Rivers, the comedy legend, appear... [Read More]
 
The Walsh Brothers' Comedy Central Web Series Returns
by Bradford Evans Last year, Comedy Central premiered The Walsh Bros. Great and Secret Comedy Show, a web series from the LA-based sibling comedy duo of the same name, and here's the premiere of the show's second season, which, so far, involves them ruining waaayy more childrens' birthday part... [Read More]
 
'The Daily Show's Jessica Williams Reacts to Petition Saying She Should Get Colbert's Slot
by Bradford Evans "There’s a change.org petition going around that is asking for Comedy Central to give me my own spot after The Daily Show! People keep bringing it up to me and it’s like, a strange thing to ignore (for the sole purpose of being politically correct). SO I want to like, t... [Read More]
 
Dave Chappelle proves you could be buff and still love smoking (Photo)
Everyone knows Dave Chappelle is hilarious, but a weight lifter? Seems so. The popular comedian, 40, was spotted in Los Angeles earlier this week sporting a significantly bigger build and huge biceps. Perhaps gearing up for his summer performance at Radio City Music Hall in New York? Or maybe buffin... [Read More]
 
This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Amy Schumer Visits 'The Joe Rogan Experience'
by Jessye McGarry The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week ... [Read More]
 
White House Press Secretary Says Jon Stewart Was Obama's Toughest Interview in 2012
by Bradford Evans Barack Obama's press secretary Jay Carney told students at Georgetown that Jon Stewart was actually the president's "most substantive, challenging interview" in 2012, instead of, you know, any interviews with real journalists. Here's what Carney said (via The Wrap): I remember we h... [Read More]
 
Meet Me In New York: Christian Finnegan
What do they say about New York City: There are eight million stories, and sometimes it seems as though eight million of the people telling them think they're comedians? No, that's not it. It is a fact, though, that America's biggest city is also its biggest comedy mecca. Hollywood may be Hollywood,... [Read More]
 
Tracy Morgan makes his case for “Bona Fide” comedy star status
If he wasn't already a bona fide star upon leaving Saturday Night Live, Tracy Morgan certainly was when he returned to the 30 Rock fold in the sitcom that loosely fictionalized him and the makings of TV sketch comedy. With an emphasis on loosely. As Morgan prepares to unveil his fourth stand-up spec... [Read More]