'The Interview' Screenwriter Dan Sterling: "Comedians Shouldn't Be Held Accountable for Acts of Violence"
by Megh Wright "Comedians shouldn't be held accountable for acts of violence – and those we satirize shouldn't be silenced. Sarah Palin is hilarious, and I would never want her silenced. It informs the debate. The problem is the people who make the threats. If Iran made a comedy titled Eat Shi... [Read More]
 
Parks and Recreation final season starts Jan. 13 so let’s watch this teaser and cry (Video)
Comedy fans will rejoice on Tuesday, Jan. 13 when Parks and Recreation returns for an all new season. Those same fans, however, will be engaged in bittersweet observance every week as Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman, Chris Pratt, Aubrey Plaza, Aziz Ansari and co. say goodbye to the NBC sitcom. It’s... [Read More]
 
Stephen Colbert breaks character: Watch 13-minute supercut of every time The Colbert Report host lost it (Video)
After 10 seasons on Comedy Central, The Colbert Report and its beloved leader Stephen Colbert will air its final episode tonight at 10:30 pm ET. While we can sit here and cry about the ever deepening hole inside of us that will be left raw and bloody after Colbert leaves, let us instead celebrate Co... [Read More]
 
Judd Apatow’s stand-up comedy resurrection
Immaturity is funny, so says all-American comedy maven Judd Apatow, who’s best known for creating the genius, short-lived, cult TV show, Freaks and Geeks and his ensuing plethora of raunchy blockbusters. What Judd’s not so known for is his abridged stand-up career, which ran shorter than... [Read More]
 
FXX snags Axe Cop, Lucas Bros Moving Co., more for Animation Domination High-Def
The Lucas Brothers are returning to television, along with several other animated comedy series. Animation Domination High-Def late-night programming block from Fox will relaunch on FXX in the new year. New episodes of Lucas Bros. Moving Co. will be joined by new Stone Quackers and reruns of High Sc... [Read More]
 
Sony cancels release of “The Interview” movie in wake of widespread hacking, terrorist threats
After weeks of embarrassing reveals by unknown computer hackers who cracked into Sony Pictures, it was a terrorist threat with references to another 9/11 that prompted movie theater chains to pull back from the release of The Interview, and now a full cancellation from Sony. Sony released this state... [Read More]
 
All Five Top Theater Chains Drop 'The Interview'
by Megh Wright It's a sad day for comedy, free speech, and people who hate losing against terrorists. According to THR, all five major movie theater chains — Regal Entertainment, AMC Entertainment, Cinemark, Carmike Cinemas, and Cineplex Entertainment — have announced that they've decide... [Read More]
 
Jon Stewart calls Congress bill “the Bill Cosby of legislation” (Video)
Congress recently passed the sneaky Cromnibus spending bill last week and Daily Show host Jon Stewart was not about to let politicians’ bullshit go undetected, calling it “the Bill Cosby of legislation.” The 1,600-page budget bill is a routine piece of legislation that decides how ... [Read More]
 
Broken Lizard score TBS comedy pilot ‘Quality Time’
Broken Lizard may spend some quality time on TBS if all goes according to plan. TNT/TBS head Kevin Reilly ordered a pilot from the makers of Super Troopers and Beerfest. Broken Lizard members Paul Soter, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme and Erik Stolhanske will write and star in Quality Time. The show i... [Read More]
 
“The Big Lebowski” gets his White Russian in the form of the National Film Registry alongside “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”
The 1998 cult movie classic The Big Lebowski that has spawned its own annual festival, 12 years strong now and nationwide, will be going into the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry. It’s film’s version of the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame. 25 films a year get in and have... [Read More]