Sketch Anatomy: Jonathan Stern Breaks Down ‘Mr. Show’s “The Audition”
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 a success... [Read More]
Will Ferrell Unveils His Trademark “Slurge” Pitch in the New ‘Ferrell Takes the Field’ Promo
Will Ferrell heads to HBO next month in Ferrell Takes the Field, a new special produced by Funny or Die that follows Ferrell as he plays every baseball position on the field for ten different MLB teams all in the name of charity. HBO released a new sneak peek from the special today featuring Ferrell... [Read More]
Jay Ellis and Yvonne Orji Join Issa Rae’s HBO Pilot ‘Insecure’
Issa Rae’s in-the-works HBO pilot is rounding out its cast. Deadline reports that Jay Ellis (The Game) and Yvonne Orji (Basketball Wife) have been cast in Rae’s pilot Insecure, which she co-wrote with The Nightly Show’s Larry Wilmore. The series stars Rae and follows “the awk... [Read More]
John Oliver Explains Why We Need a Federal LGBT Anti-Discrimination Law on ‘Last Week Tonight’
Here’s a clip from last night’s Last Week Tonight, where John Oliver covers discrimination against LGBT people in the United States and why leaving the issue up to each state isn’t enough when there are still 31 states where LGBTs are at risk of being fired or refused service becau... [Read More]
Tig Notaro: “Boyish Girl Interrupted” (HBO)
If you've followed any comedy at all over the past few years, then you undoubtedly know or have heard about Tig Notaro and what these years have been like for her. There's a documentary about that (on Netflix) and you could see her reference it amid jokes and a unique road trip tour with Jon Do... [Read More]
Watch Tig Notaro get ready to bare-it-all in new clips from her HBO special “Boyish Girl Interrupted”
Tig Notaro Boyish Girl Interrupted premieres Saturday, August 22 at 10pm on HBO. Here are three clips for you to check out to get you nice and warmed up. Watch Tig Notaro get ready to bare-it-all in new clips from her HBO special “Boyish Girl Interrupted” appeared first on The Laugh Butt... [Read More]
Tig Notaro takes to the streets of L.A. to promote her HBO special
Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted premieres August 22 on HBO. So Notaro thought it would be a good idea to hit the streets of L.A. to promote it. But are the people receptive? You’ll have to watch to find out. Tig Notaro takes to the streets of L.A. to promote her HBO special appeared first ... [Read More]
John Oliver Creates His Very Own Tax-Exempt Religion on ‘Last Week Tonight’
Here’s a clip from last night’s Last Week Tonight, where John Oliver takes a deep dive into the world of televangelists and how they legally con people into making them rich through “seed faith,” where donations are tax-free and televangelists’ followers rely on the ide... [Read More]
Chris Rock’s Amy Schumer HBO Special Will Look Like This, Trailer
Last week it was announced that Chris Rock’s comedy special he directed for Amy Schumer will be premiering on October 17th. The special which was filmed at the historic Apollo Theatre in New York City is to be presented by HBO. To give an early look at the upcoming Amy Schumer Live At The Apo... [Read More]
Here’s a Teaser for Amy Schumer’s HBO Standup Special Directed by Chris Rock
After all her success on Comedy Central and the big screen, Amy Schumer is headed to HBO next with a new standup special directed by Chris Rock. Titled Amy Schumer Live at the Apollo, the special was filmed back in May and debuts on HBO Saturday, October 17th at 10:00pm. Check out the first teaser [... [Read More]