Inside the Secret Technology that Makes 'The Daily Show' and 'Last Week Tonight' Work
by Nicole Dieker When you’re watching The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, or Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, you often see these comedians contextualize their commentary with short, specific news clips, like John Oliver’s use of a 5-second clip from ... [Read More]
 
George Carlin Smithsonian portrait to be unveiled, new Carlin website coming!
Fans of classic comedy – and, in particular, Carlin purists – are in for one hell of a George injection. On March 27, not only will the late comedian’s official website be re-launched, but his portrait is also to be unveiled at the Smithsonian National Gallery. Featured alongside p... [Read More]
 
John Oliver Takes Down Municipal Violation Fines In ‘Last Week Tonight’ Video, Inspires #ShutDownTheFuckBarrel Hashtag
On the most recent episode of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver slammed America’s system for fining municipal violations.  And his attack inspired the Twitter hashtag #ShutDownTheFuckBarrel. “We have all committed municipal violations,” Oliver began. “And if you’ve ne... [Read More]
 
Watch the New Trailer for Season 2 of HBO's 'Silicon Valley'
by Megh Wright Silicon Valley returns to HBO for a second season in just a couple weeks, and the pay network released a new trailer over the weekend featuring Zach Woods, T.J. Miller, Thomas Middleditch, Martin Starr, Kumail Nanjiani, and more. The new season premieres on Sunday, April 12th at 10:00... [Read More]
 
'Last Week Tonight' Explores the "Hamster Wheel of Hell" of Municipal Violations
by Megh Wright Here's a clip from last night's Last Week Tonight, in which John Oliver breaks down the many problems surrounding municipal violation fines and why getting a ticket for a misdemeanor can potentially ruin the lives of those who can't afford to pay them up front. 0 Comments... [Read More]
 
The Silicon Valley season two trailer is here, and teaches us a lesson in Bros vs. Hoes
The trailer for the second season of HBO’s Silicon Valley is officially upon us, and it appears that on April 12th it’s an all-out war between the folks at Pied Piper and Hooli. Watch the trailer, and if you aren’t watching this show, you must do so, for it’s a painfully funn... [Read More]
 
The Diceman cometh twice: Andrew Dice Clay earns new Showtime series in 2016 plus stand-up special in 2015
Andrew Dice Clay is having another moment. Showtime announced today it has ordered six episodes of Dice, a semi-autobiographical single-cam series that'll film in Las Vegas later this year and air in 2016. The pay-cable network already is set to premiere his latest stand-up special, Andrew Dice... [Read More]
 
Veep creator Armando Iannucci is putting together a comedy film based on Stalin
The man responsible for the Emmy-winning HBO show Veep as well as the fantastic feature In the Loop has set his sites on his next target. Stalin. Armando Iannucci, the British comic and satirist has revealed that his next project will see him move into previously unchartered cine... [Read More]
 
Tommy Wiseau's Sitcom 'The Neighbors' Is Now Available on Hulu
by Megh Wright After a long wait, Tommy Wiseau's sitcom The Neighbors has finally found a home. Over the weekend, the sitcom premiered the first batch of its 12-episode first season on Hulu, and the second and third batches are set to premiere on the streaming network sometime this summer. "I am ver... [Read More]
 
'Last Week Tonight' Covers March Madness and the Greedy NCAA
by Megh Wright To celebrate the start of March Madness this week, last night's Last Week Tonight took a closer look at the NCAA's policy of not paying student athletes despite March Madness making over a billion dollars in ad revenue each year. The Last Week Tonight crew even made the most authentic... [Read More]