This Week in Comedy: The Next Wave 2015
by Stephanie Simon -We talked to the experts and compiled our list of the best up-and-coming comics in New York, Los Angeles, and other cities. -A dozen Native American actors walked off the set of Adam Sandler’s new movie this week thanks to some truly awful jokes. -Louis C.K. and Reese Withe... [Read More]
 
Kevin Pollak’s “Misery Loves Comedy” loves comedy more
Kevin Pollak is on his phone, negotiating terms of his next film, when I prepared to talk to him Tuesday about his first directorial effort, the new documentary Misery Loves Comedy. Things are looking up. All is not miserable in Pollak's world right now. Even if his character in the CBS sitcom ... [Read More]
 
Misery Loves Comedy: The Laugh Button interviews with Kevin Pollak, Lewis Black, Jim Norton, and Caroline Hirsch from the premiere
This past Wednesday, we were invited to cover the red carpet premiere of Kevin Pollak’s new documentary film Misery Loves Comedy. The film was part of this year’s TriBeCa Film Festival, currently running throughout New York City. Comedy has been a big focal point of the festival includin... [Read More]
 
Deranged Billionaire John Hodgman Says Goodbye to 'The Daily Show'
by Megh Wright After almost ten years, The Daily Show's resident billionaire John Hodgman made his final appearance on the show last night before he retires to a high-profile gated community on Mars. If you try to make sense of Hodgman's journey, don't waste your time: "I wouldn't think about it too... [Read More]
 
Inside 'Misery Loves Comedy' with Kevin Pollak
by Megh Wright "Do you have to be miserable to be funny?" That's the question that comedian, actor, and podcast host Kevin Pollak sets out to explore with over 60 comics in a new documentary called Misery Loves Comedy, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last night and has already topp... [Read More]
 
This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Guy Branum Visits 'Never Not Funny'
by Megh Wright 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 our... [Read More]
 
Impractical Jokers to get U.K. version on Viacom’s Channel 5 and Comedy Central overseas
Usually it’s the other way around, British shows getting imported into the U.S. But this time, Britain will be doing the importing. Congrats are in order for the boys behind Impractical Jokers. The U.S. version of the hidden-camera series has been the British Comedy Central’s top show. V... [Read More]
 
Sketch Anatomy: Jake Fogelnest on 'The State's "Taco Man"
by Megh Wright Welcome to our column Sketch Anatomy, where we ask some of our favorite comedy writers to choose any sketch — one they personally wrote or one from history they find particularly hilarious, notable, or underappreciated — to learn from a writer's perspective what separates ... [Read More]
 
Watch the third-season premiere of Inside Amy Schumer on Comedy Central
Amy Schumer and her Inside Amy Schumer writers and producers really upped the ante for season three with some brilliantly brutal satire, biting with wit and laughs while making a very clear point that our culture's priorities and viewpoints could use a shake-up. Here are the videos and sketches from... [Read More]
 
Aziz Ansari Netflix series is happening! Streaming service continues to build case for comedy dominance.
Netflix continues to amp up its original comedy offerings ordering a series from comedian Aziz Ansari. Netflix ordered 10 episodes of the unnamed series which Ansari co-created with Parks and Recreation co-executive producer Alan Yang. Ansari and company are keeping details about the project on the ... [Read More]