Denis Leary ‘Benders’ hockey comedy headed to IFC
Denis Leary gets another TV show greenlit as IFC has ordered eight episodes of Benders. The half-hour hockey comedy developed under the title Uncle Chubby’s follows a group of friends bonded by an undying obsession with their amateur hockey league. None of the members are near-professional or ... [Read More]
 
Comedian Damienne Merlina responds to Ari Shaffir after he blasts her in Comedy Central special (Video)
When Comedy Central fans tuned in to watch Ari Shaffir’s one hour special, Passive Aggressive, they may have been taken aback by the smattering of nervous laughter that greeted the comedian during his set. Nervous because opening your big moment as a comedian, your hour-long special, with a pr... [Read More]
 
Did the Daily Show make a mistake hiring Trevor Noah instead of me? Yes.
I haven’t slept in over a week purely in anticipation for that one phone call. That one phone call that would change my life even more than Frozen did. You see, with Jon Stewart’s recent announcement of leaving Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, I thought I was a clear front-runner f... [Read More]
 
Lena Dunham’s New Yorker ‘Dog or Jewish Boyfriend?’ quiz isn’t anti-Semitic, it’s just not funny
In an effort to appeal to readers under the age of 106 and to make Passover cool, The New Yorker enlisted the help of Lena Dunham, the 28-year-old writer, actress, author, director, producer, Jewish human and hipster goddess who has found massive success since the debut of Girls on HBO in 2012. To p... [Read More]
 
Bill Hicks mega-anthology set for release
Comedy Dynamics, the massive California-based comedy publisher, has teamed up with the Hicks estate to release a mega-anthology of every piece of Bill Hicks’ creative material ever created, including recordings of his stand-up performances and candid photos never before seen by the public, acc... [Read More]
 
Sarah Silverman rape prevention tips backlash on Twitter is absurd
Another day, another troll-explosion on Twitter. This one, in particular, was aimed at a very public and well-known female figure with the audacity to make jokes or have an opinion. Next thing you know, they’ll be wanting the damn vote. But this time, those who have their panties in a bunch (i... [Read More]
 
Kevin Smith confirms Mallrats sequel with cast preview (Photo)
Kevin Smith made waves last week when he announced the shooting schedule for his next slate of films: Clerks 3 in May, long-pondered hockey flick Hit Somebody this fall and Tusk spin-off Moose Jaws in February 2016. At the end of the announcement he teased a project no one suspected and most people ... [Read More]
 
Chelsea Handler: Bill Cosby ‘tried to Cosby me’
Why does it sometimes seem like almost no one is safe from the claws of the Cosb-er these days? In a new interview with Esquire, cover girl Chelsea Handler (buck-naked, alongside cover boy Nick Offerman, in the mag’s “Women and Men” issue) shared a particularly creepy experience fr... [Read More]
 
50 Weirdest Photos On The Internet Compilation (Video)
If there’s one thing the Internet is good for, it’s for finding the weirdest photos in the world. Before the Internet we had to revel in our own photos—or, at best, our friends’ or family’s photos. But now, especially with the help of the fine folks at World Wide Interw... [Read More]
 
Maysoon Zayid wants to kill Internet trolls with kindness, and comedy (Video)
Comedians and Internet trolls seem to have a peculiar relationship. While nobody relishes getting dumped on by some anonymous shithead on Twitter, Reddit, or anywhere else the subhuman roam, comedians are in the unique position to craft their art around troll fuel. Well respected and beloved comedia... [Read More]