What's the one consolation of 10 years of Tories? Some decent political comedy
Political comedy used be an orthodox, tub-thumping affair. Today, it’s a far subtler art, with Nish Kumar, Sheeps, Stewart Lee and Ahir Shah all reinventing the form You can tell plenty about the state of a nation from its comedy. Throughout the noughties, live comedy was by and large unintere... [Read More]
Remembering Donald Trump’s Sex Comedy Debut in the Afterlife-Themed ‘Ghosts Can’t Do It’
At the sub-Vaudevillian freak show that was the recent Republican debate, freak-in-the-lead Donald Trump was introduced as a “businessman.” That is technically accurate. As Trump has established to a nauseating degree over the past thirty years, his “art” is the art of the de... [Read More]
Chris Gethard Breaks Down Which Republican Presidential Candidates Would Be the Best (and Worst) Improvisers
If you’re looking for an alternative review of last night’s Republican debate, look no further than today’s breakdown in Vanity Fair by TCGS host and experienced improv coach Chris Gethard, who was asked to rate all ten candidates as if they were his own improv students. Here&rsquo... [Read More]
Goodbye Jon Stewart, thanks for all of the fun
I don’t particularly remember the exact date I began watching The Daily Show, but I recall my earliest memory of it. I was in college, looking for off-campus housing to spend my sophomore year, around 1997. I ventured into a potential domicile that could house my prized CD collection. A young ... [Read More]
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]