Michael Che replaces Cecily Strong on SNL Weekend Update; more SNL cast hires coming in 2014
What did you do on your summer vacation? Michael Che -- who left the Saturday Night Live writing staff in May to join The Daily Show with Jon Stewart as an on-air correspondent and hooked up with Funny or Die's Oddball Festival for four tour stops in August -- is rejoining SNL this season in front o... [Read More]
 
Will Ferrell Wants to Play Video Games with You for Charity
by Megh Wright If your biggest dream is to win a half-eaten bag of Skittles and the chance to play video games with Will Ferrell, his newest charity push "Will Ferrell's SuperMegaBlastMax Gamer Challenge" might make those dreams come true. Ferrell has set up an Indiegogo campaign at WillFerrellHates... [Read More]
 
Hannibal Buress explains his larger-than-life jumpsuit face while on tour this summer and fall
If you've been to this summer's Oddball Fest comedy tour, then you've probably seen Hannibal Buress saunter onstage sporting a jumpsuit with his face emblazoned across his chest, even larger than his real-life face. It's even bolder than his previous move, releasing a single, "Gibberish Rap," and br... [Read More]
 
Here are your 2014 Streamy Award winners, hosted by Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart
The 4th Annual Streamy Awards were handed out last night, in a live ceremony hosted and also presented online by Streamy Award winners and touring friends Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart. Here is their opening monologue. Congrats to all of the winners, listed below. Channel, Show or Series – Ove... [Read More]
 
Celebrate 'Billy on the Street's Third Birthday with a Compilation of Eichner's Best Moments
by Megh Wright Billy Eichner is adorable, hilarious, and oftentimes terrifying on his show Billy on the Street, and that magical combination has led to some amazing moments. To celebrate Billy on the Street's third birthday, Funny or Die released the above compilation video full of some of the show'... [Read More]
 
Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman win comedy writing awards at 2014 Emmys
The top comedy writers on TV for 2014 were stand-up comedians, according to the Emmy Awards. Take that, comedy writers. In a telecast light on filler, viral videos or much in the way of surprises, the Emmy wins for Louis C.K. (writing, comedy series) and Sarah Silverman (writing, variety special) di... [Read More]
 
Dave Chappelle surprises Hartford crowd on 2014 Funny or Die Oddball Tour with triumphant return performance
Last year's stop on the Funny or Die Oddball tour in Hartford proved memorable for all of the wrong reasons, as the crowd turned on headliner Dave Chappelle, then Chappelle turned on the crowd. So it was surprising to see the Oddball tour schedule another stop in Hartford for this summer. But Satur... [Read More]
 
Grant Cotter wins Funny or Die’s Oddball Fest contest, slot on summer 2014 tour
Congrats to Grant Cotter, who over the weekend found out he'd won the 2014 Funny or Die Oddball Fest "Road2Oddball" contest. Cotter thanked fans and friends via his Twitter @GrantCotter: "HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who voted/shared my video! If it weren't for you guys I'd be bagging groceries i... [Read More]
 
Zach Galifianakis, Ted Dansen adapt The Nationals documentary into stage play (Video)
Zach Galifianakis and Ted Dansen give a sneak peek as to what The National’s documentary Mistaken for Strangers would look like as a stage play. In a Funny or Die exclusive video, Galifianakis and the Three Men and a Baby star hang out with The Nationals frontman Matt Berninger’s brother... [Read More]
 
Zach Galifianakis and Ted Danson Turn The National's New Documentary into a Stage Play
by Megh Wright Here's a new video Funny or Die made to help promote indie band The National's new documentary Mistaken for Strangers. In the video, respected thespians and former Bored to Death costars Zach Galifianakis and Ted Danson decide to adapt the documentary into a stage play, and the result... [Read More]