Comics Unleashed host Byron Allen calls President Obama ‘white president in black face’ (Video)
Comics Unleashed producer Byron Allen is not pleased with President Obama. Speaking with TMZ, the former stand-up comedian Allen called Barack Obama “a white president in black face.” The comments came after President Obama referred to the protesters in Baltimore as “thugs”. ... [Read More]
 
Harry Shearer leaves Simpsons over contract dispute
Shortly after Fox renewed The Simpsons for another two seasons, Harry Shearer has decided not to return to the longest-running sitcom on television. Shearer voices a slew of Simpsons characters including Mr. Burns, Principal Skinner, Ned Flanders, Reverend Lovejoy, Dr. Hibbert, bus driver Otto and m... [Read More]
 
21 Chris Farley life lessons: What we learned from the man who was Matt Foley
This year Tommy Boy turned 20 years old. So, I promptly went out and bought a subscription to AARP Magazine. And then exclaimed “holy shnikes!” as any sensible Chris Farley fan would do. But for real, it’s really been 20 years? Seems like only yesterday we were reenacting all our f... [Read More]
 
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Laughter and the art of survival
I just finished watching Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt for a third time on Netflix, and I’m having some feelings about it. Namely, wow. They really did it. They managed to make a sitcom with a central premise that revolves around a victim of kidnapping and abuse. Yup, that actually happened. And t... [Read More]
 
Jon Stewart Blasts The Nerd Prom a.k.a. the White House Correspondents’ Dinner (Video)
Love him or hate him, you have to respect Jon Stewart. The stand-up comedian turned late night voice for a political generation is known for calling out news organizations, political leaders and celebrities on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. But, with the social “perfect storm” t... [Read More]
 
What’s the deal with Seinfeld and Hulu?
Hulu has bought the digital streaming rights to the oft-quoted NBC comedy Seinfeld. The video streaming service must have been tired of seeing competitor Netflix constantly in the headlines and cut a deal with Sony Pictures TV for all 180 episodes of the sitcom for nearly $180 million. Hulu announce... [Read More]
 
Kevin Pollak talks ‘Misery Loves Comedy’ documentary (Laughspin Interview)
Kevin Pollak’s Misery Loves Comedy is not just an adventure into the mindspace of stand-up comedians but an exciting exploration into the universal human conditions of misery, joy and hope. What started with the question, “Do you have to be miserable to be a comedian?” eventua... [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]
 
Jon Stewart announces Daily Show departure date. Win tickets to final taping (Video)
Jon Stewart announced that the end of his historic reign at Comedy Central will end on Aug. 6. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart loses its iconic host after 16 years behind the satirical-news desk. Stewart annonuced his retirement back in February to the shock and surprise of his fans. He told vi... [Read More]
 
Inside Amy Schumer third season premieres tonight on Comedy Central. Prepare to be pleased.
Oh, Amy Schumer, how will we ever stop having gi-normous comedy crushes on you if you don’t quit being so goddamn awesome? But actually, a better question probably is, why would we want to stop in the first place? After the smash success of Inside Amy Schumer‘s first two seasons, a lot o... [Read More]