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]
 
Chris Rock Talks 'SNL,' Standup, Politics, and More with 'New York' Magazine
by Megh Wright New York magazine recently conducted a lengthy interview with Chris Rock to promote his latest film Top Five, and it's loaded with great insight on everything from standup and SNL to political correctness, President Obama, and current events like Ferguson and Bill Cosby's demise. Here... [Read More]
 
Jay Leno headlining gun group’s annual Shot Show, National Shooting Sports Foundation boasts $1,250 ticket packages
Jay Leno will headline the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s annual Shot Show State of the Industry dinner, for which ticket packages run up to $1,250; individual tickets are $115-$135. The stand-up gig goes down Tuesday, Jan. 20 at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, where the yearly annual ... [Read More]
 
Cecily Strong to Headline 2015's White House Correspondents' Dinner
by Megh Wright SNL's Cecily Strong just set a fancy gig for next year. USA Today reports that Strong has signed on to headline as the guest comedian at next year's White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on April 25th. Strong will make the fourth woman to headline the event in its 82-year his... [Read More]
 
A Politician Applies For a Job at McDonald's, by Ben Godar
by Brian Boone, Editor I am here to announce my application for the position of line cook at this McDonald’s location. You don’t know me, so let me take a moment to introduce myself. There are a few things that set me apart from the other candidates hovering in the lobby and sipping comp... [Read More]
 
W. Kamau Bell, Jello Biafra inject thought into Fun Fun Fun Fest, Fred Armisen brings Ian Rubbish
AUSTIN — If Friday’s comedians at Fun Fun Fun Fest contended with the low lows of celebrity and popular culture, Saturday’s theme might as well have been “Damn the man, save the Empire.” Politics, politics, and more politics. W. Kamau Bell’s set, for example, offe... [Read More]
 
Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart Midterm Election coverage last night end of an era
For many, last night was a mix of emotions. For some it was a day to proudly cast a vote, making their voices heard and fulfilling an age-old civic duty. For those opposed, it was a day to protest through inaction, decrying what they see as a faulty system. For the apathetic and possibly comedy-incl... [Read More]