Obama Shouldn’t Be a One-Off: Why Comedy Podcasters Should Embrace Politicians
A few days after interviewing President Obama on his WTF podcast, Marc Maron traveled to New York and did some press about the historic episode. In one radio interview Maron makes a point to defend the sanctity of his podcast, saying this was a rare opportunity that he couldn’t possibly pass u... [Read More]
Marc Maron to interview President Barack Obama on his WTF? Podcast
If this isn’t an indication that podcasting has hit the mainstream, I don’t know what is. This Friday, Marc Maron will interview President Barack Obama. That’s right, the sitting U.S. President will be guest one of the most celebrated podcasts the medium has. Maron tapes the podcas... [Read More]
Watch Cecily Strong and Keegan-Michael Key at the White House Correspondents' Dinner
by Megh Wright SNL's Cecily Strong headlined as guest comedian at the White House Correspondents' Dinner over the weekend, and even with an uptight crowd who weren't always eager to laugh at themselves, Strong didn't hold back, targeting everyone from Fox News ("Fox News is losing some viewers, and ... [Read More]
Meet the Muslim comedian British police have employed as counter-terrorism to ISIS
Wait. What now? Humza Arshad is a 29-year-old YouTube comedian in London, born to Pakistani parents and brought up Muslim. He studied performing arts in college and followed that up with drama school. In 2009, Arshad joined YouTube, where his first effort was a five-episode webseries, "Chronicles of... [Read More]
Watch Aasif Mandvi's Fantastic Radio and Television Correspondents' Association Dinner Speech
by Megh Wright On Wednesday night The Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi gave a speech at the 2015 Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner, and the whole thing is now online in full. Mandvi's speech has pretty much everything, from improvement advice for C-SPAN ("C-SPAN needs to be more like C... [Read More]
Comedian Rob Cantrell’s new Coffee and Weed D.C. Go-Go Remix video
Coffee and Weed – D.C. Go-Go Remix by Rob Cantrell feat. Lionize. The timing for this video is perfect. Washington DC, the city where comedian Rob Cantrell was born and a place near and dear to his heart has just Legalized Cannabis. “Wow, It seems weird saying it. It is a bit tricky beca... [Read More]
Can 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Ever Accurately Portray the NYPD?
by Harry Waksberg Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a fun, wacky, well-cast sitcom set in a Brooklyn police precinct. Since 2004, approximately seven unarmed people of color have been killed by real cops in real Brooklyn. It stands to reason that a network sitcom would be uncomfortable addressing something so h... [Read More]
Trevor Potter Looks Back on Setting Up Stephen Colbert's Super PAC
by Megh Wright Stephen Colbert's former lawyer Trevor Potter wrote a piece for The Washington Post this week to mark the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court Citizens United decision, and it's a great look back at the brilliance and lasting influence of Stephen Colbert's super PAC "Americans for a... [Read More]
Aziz Ansari vs. Rupert Murdoch! #RupertsFault Twitter Hashtag Attacks Murdoch For Anti-Muslim Tweets
Aziz Ansari, J.K. Rowling, and thousands of Twitter users made Rupert Murdoch into a bigger laughingstock than he already is. When the conservative mogul opined that all Muslims should take responsibility for the recent ISIS terrorist attacks, Ansari and Rowling fired back at Murdoch and inspi... [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]