Five 'SNL' Cast Members Who Were Also 'Daily Show' Correspondents
by Megh Wright In its 40 years of scouting talent from The Groundlings, Second City, and standup clubs, SNL has never felt any competition in the major leagues of comedy star-making. When The Daily Show debuted on Comedy Central in 1996, however, Lorne Michaels and company finally met their match, w... [Read More]
 
Fake POINTS, real Leaderboard to track all of @Midnight’s comedians
Doug Benson is going to be on @midnight tonight, and if you think Benson has appeared on the Comedy Central game show a lot, your eyes are not deceiving you. It'll mark Benson's 12th appearance on the show, and he'll be gunning for his sixth win, more than any other comedian or comedic actor so far ... [Read More]
 
Key & Peele stars Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele will shoot ‘Keanu’ for New Line Cinemas
Key & Peele stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele will finally make their starring role debuts on the big screen in Keanu. The stars of the popular Comedy Central sketch series will work on their first project with New Line Cinemas. Keanu centers around the quest to recover a kitten named Ke... [Read More]
 
Google's Response to Stephen Colbert's Lawsuit Threat Is Pretty Perfect
by Megh Wright Last week, Stephen Colbert took some time during an episode of The Colbert Report to call out Google CEO Larry Page for getting his height wrong, and it looks like Google has finally responded to Colbert and his lawsuit threats by revising his height — but not to the true 5'11 h... [Read More]
 
Key & Peele set first joint film “Keanu” for production next year
The duo behind Comedy Central’s hit show Key & Peele, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have set their first joint feature film over at New Line. According to Deadline, the project will start production next spring. The duo have been attached to multiple film projects over the past year,... [Read More]
 
Review: Artie Lange, “The Stench of Failure,” on Comedy Central
Artie Lange has been through a lot the past four years; heck the past fourteen years; hell, make it 40. He says as much at the end of his new stand-up special, which premieres at midnight tonight on Comedy Central: "Thank you for not forgetting me, guys. I've been through some hell." Lange easily co... [Read More]
 
Let Stephen Colbert Run You Through a Typical 'Colbert Report' Workday
by Megh Wright Slate just launched a new podcast called Working that explores the typical workdays of various celebrities, and the very first episode features Colbert Report host and Late Show successor Stephen Colbert. Colbert offers a detailed run-through of his average day (and night) on his Come... [Read More]
 
Stephen Colbert helps GOP pander to women voters (Video)
As we sadly count down the days until the end of The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert continues to mock the American political system. Midterm elections are fast approaching on Nov. 4 and the Republican Party has been attempting to target female voters by creating shameless add campaigns so vaguely a... [Read More]
 
'The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore' Adds Head Writer Robin Thede
by Megh Wright Comedy Central's upcoming late night show The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore just hired its head writer. The network announced today that Robin Thede has joined the Minority Report staff as head writer following news that former Daily Show showrunner Rory Albanese will serve as ex... [Read More]
 
The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore hires Robin Thede as head writer
Comedy Central's newest late-night series, The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore, has a head writer: Robin Thede. Wilmore announced the hiring today. He recruited Thede from The Queen Latifah Show, where she also had served as head writer. Her other recent writing credits include crafting line... [Read More]