Who is Ari Voukydis? Final Jeopardy answer winner for the ages
There's a classic episode of Cheers in which U.S. Postal Service employee Cliff Clavin finally finds the opportunity to make the most of his trivial knowledge as a contestant on Jeopardy!, only to blow it all up by giving what he feels is a correct question to a vague answer clue. Remember to give y... [Read More]
 
Best Final Jeopardy answer comes from Ari Voukydis, UCB improv teacher (Video)
One comedian and Upright Citizens Brigade improviser gave possibly the best incorrect final answer in the history of Jeopardy! (and that includes those “Sean Connery” answers on Saturday Night Live). Ari Voukydis, an improv teacher, didn’t have a clue as to the answer on last night... [Read More]
 
How 'SNL' Addressed Race in Season 39, as Shown in 11 Sketches
by Erik Voss With SNL's 39th season coming to a close, we're taking a look at the past season with a series of posts examining the highs, lows, and other memorable moments from the past eight months. Here, we look at the show's shifting tone on race over the arc of this season. This has not bee... [Read More]
 
The 24 Best Sketches of 'SNL' Season 39
by Erik Voss With SNL's 39th season coming to a close, we're taking a look at the past season with a series of posts examining the highs, lows, and other memorable moments from the past eight months. Here we recall some of our favorite sketches from the season — both live sketches and vid... [Read More]
 
'SNL' Review: Louis C.K. Is Still Hilarious, In Case Anyone Was Wondering
by Erik Voss When Louis C.K. last hosted SNL in November 2012, there was magic in the air. A week after Superstorm Sandy walloped New York, with huge parts of the city still without power, it just felt appropriate to see a comedian so emblematic of the New York spirit, with its gritty nature and hea... [Read More]
 
Alex Trebek Gets Revenge on Conan and His Selective Editing
by Megh Wright Jeopardy's Alex Trebek has had enough of Conan O'Brien editing together different Jeopardy clips to make him look like an insane fool, so he showed up on Conan last night to turn the tables and give O'Brien a taste of his own medicine. It's still hard to tell which one of these men is... [Read More]
 
Image of Lewis Black will compete on Jeopardy! for charity
Lewis Black will compete on Jeopardy! for charity
Lewis Black is a great many things: Comedian (obvs.), playwright (real fans know this), Daily Show commentator, golfer and lovable curmudgeon. And now he’ll be able to add Jeopardy! contestant to that long list. [Read More]