SNL cast members start the show with their mothers for Mother’s Day 2018
By now, you’re well past used to seeing Saturday Night Live open cold at 11:30 p.m. Eastern with a political sketch lampooning Trump. Not this Saturday night. Instead, 10 cast members from SNL — Aidy Bryant, Kenan Thompson, Melissa Villaseñor, Mikey Day, Luke Null, Chris Redd... [Read More]
SNL cast members start the show with their mothers for Mother’s Day 2018
By now, you’re well past used to seeing Saturday Night Live open cold at 11:30 p.m. Eastern with a political sketch lampooning Trump. Not this Saturday night. Instead, 10 cast members from SNL — Aidy Bryant, Kenan Thompson, Melissa Villaseñor, Mikey Day, Luke Null, Chris Redd... [Read More]
Aasif Mandvi on ‘Mother’s Day’ and Donald Trump
In a brief interlude from his satirical combat of Islamaphobia on the Daily Show and his web series, Halal in the Family, Aasif Mandvi co-stars in Mother’s Day, a wacky holiday comedy directed by Garry Marshall. Much like Marshall’s Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Day, the mov... [Read More]
An Early Shot of Absurdism: The Smothers Brothers’ ‘Yo Yo Man Instructional Video’
If you grew up in the suburbs of the early 90s, you may recall the hazy visage of Tom Smothers waggling his bony hips with two yo-yos flipping around in a bizarre made-for-TV stage act. Perhaps it’s one of those memories you keep buried in the back of your brain, like Martin Short in a [&helli... [Read More]
'Last Week Tonight' Explains Why Working Mothers Have It the Worst
by Megh Wright To celebrate Mother's Day, last night's Last Week Tonight took a closer look at the many American companies and lawmakers who claim to love and support mothers but don't support paid maternity leave in the US, which is one of only two countries in the world to not provide paid time of... [Read More]
Scott Aukerman Turns into His Mother Barbara on 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'
by Megh Wright Just in time for Mother's Day, here's a sneak peek of tonight's Comedy Bang! Bang! where Scott Aukerman stars in a movie by the #1 lady in his life, his mom Barbara Aukerman. Personally I think Barbara has an excellent eye for what makes a good movie, and she knows the priorities of a... [Read More]
Lewis Black and Friends: A Night To Let Freedom Laugh premieres April 16 on AXS TV
Celebrate the Bill of Rights with some of America’s finest comics in this special event featuring sets from Lewis Black, Dick Gregory, Tom Smothers, and More. AXS TV presents a night of comedy and awareness in the star-studded stand-up special Lewis Black and Friends: A Night to Let Freed... [Read More]
Karen Kilgariff
There’s an outtake from Season 3 of HBO’s Mr. Show with Bob and David in which Karen Kilgariff, then a performer on the Nineties sketch series, mocks herself by furrowing her brow and shaking her first at someone off camera after flubbing a line. It’s throwaway by design, but it st... [Read More]
George Clooney working on Smothers Brothers biopic
Indulge me for a moment while I share with you three things that I love: subversive comedy. Television. And George Clooney. So much Clooney. Now that you know me well, you’ll understand why I’m so excited about an announcement made recently. George C... [Read More]
The Greatest TV Writers Rooms Ever
A sharp and clever writing staff is the key to a great comedy series, but some shows in television’s past have gone above and beyond, recruiting a murderer’s row of comedy minds to fill the writers’ room, with each member later creating an impressive body of work on their own. Either by design or by... [Read More]