Here’s Jim Gaffigan as the new Colonel Sanders for Kentucky Fried Chicken
KFC teased another change to its ranks of comedians playing the late great founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, Colonel Sanders. Colonel Sanders was a handsome man. From the looks of this ad, he still is. — Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) February 7, 2016 And just before kick... [Read More]
Norm Macdonald Is Writing a Memoir Called ‘Based on a True Story’
Comedian and SNL alum Norm Macdonald is writing a memoir. Deadline reports that Macdonald has signed a deal with Random House to publish a memoir called Based on a True Story, in which Macdonald will detail “his origins in a rural Canadian town to an epically disastrous appearance on Star Sear... [Read More]
Let’s get Real, Rob
Netflix Original Comedies, this is not one. Literally. Netflix acquired Real Rob whole Rob, straight from Rob Schneider, who independently financed, produced, and stars in it along with his actual wife, who co-wrote the eight episodes with the former Saturday Night Live cast member and frequent came... [Read More]
Netflix just released the first trailer for Adam Sandler’s “The Ridiculous 6”
Premiering on December 11, The Ridiculous 6 revolves around Tommy Stockburn, who goes on a wild west adventure with his 5 brothers. The movie’s star-studded cast includes Adam Sandler, Will Forte, Jon Lovitz, Norm MacDonald, Dan Aykroyd, David Spade, Rob Schneider, Luke Wilson, Nick Sward... [Read More]
Alex Trebek was tricked into saying Turd Ferguson on an episode of Jeopardy! all is right with the world
Sometimes the stars align in such a perfect way that somewhere, somehow, faith in the comedy gods is restored and the world spins a bit better. If you aren’t up to date on Saturday Night Live’s Celebrity Jeopardy sketch, 1) where have you been living for the last 20 years or so and 2) yo... [Read More]
Clayton English wins Last Comic Standing 9
Congratulations to Atlanta's Clayton English, who officially won the ninth season of Last Comic Standing, which aired its finale Wednesday night on NBC. English takes home $250,000 and a development deal with NBC to pitch his own show. He also performed later Wednesday night on Late Night with Seth ... [Read More]
Last Comic Standing 9: The Showdowns, from Top 10 to Top 5
Why was 6 afraid of 7? You know the joke: Because 7 8 9! Say it aloud. Spell it if you have to. But here we are, in episode seven of a short-order of eight episodes for season nine of NBC's Last Comic Standing, and we're cutting the field of stand-up comedian contestants from 10 […] [Read More]
The 20 Best Underrated Standup Specials You May Have Missed
Now more than ever, it’s easy to miss a great standup special. Despite social media’s role as the new word-of-mouth, there are specials languishing in copyright hell, specials that never got a proper home-video (or online) release, and specials that just plain got trampled by the stamped... [Read More]
Last Comic Standing 9: The Semifinals (Part Two)
We're in the homestretch of episodes that don't have nearly enough time to showcase 21 stand-up comedians in 44 minutes, as this is the second and final semifinal of season nine of NBC's Last Comic Standing. A quick pan across the green room and there's Andi Smith revealing to us she didn't even pac... [Read More]
Last Comic Standing 9: Semifinals (Part One)
We've reached the semifinal stages of Last Comic Standing, which means we have only a couple of hours to get the field of stand-up comedians narrowed down from 41 to our 10 finalists for Season 9. Actually, we only have this hour to cut 15 from 20 to make up the first five finalists for […] [Read More]