Translating Travel to the Stage with Bert Kreischer
by Kaitlynn E-A Smith You may know Bert Kreischer as a famous party animal who gained notoriety in a late '90s Rolling Stone article. Now it's nearly twenty years later and this comedian has a wife and two kids, a book detailing his party lifestyle, a successful podcast and standup career. He is the... [Read More]
 
R.I.P. “The Riv,” The Riviera Comedy Club in Las Vegas, Nevada
The Riviera Comedy Club died tonight* after fighting a lengthy battle with economics. The club is survived by hundreds of mourning comics: Some great, some hacks, some geniuses, some frauds, some journeymen and women, some who became successful, some who did not, some who went on to write ... [Read More]
 
Netflix Actually Paid Adam Sandler Money to Write These Native American Jokes
by Megh Wright Get ready for a bunch of juvenile sex jokes about teepees, peepees, and "zum-zums," because not long after a dozen Native American actors walked off the set of Adam Sandler's upcoming film Ridiculous 6, Defamer got their hands on a December 2012 version of the script, and it's just as... [Read More]
 
Review: Knock Knock, It’s Tig Notaro (Showtime)
Each of the past couple of years has made a big impact personally and professionally on stand-up comedian Tig Notaro. And yet, somehow, it's only April and Notaro's already shaping up to make an even bigger splash comedically in 2015, with a stand-up special on tap with HBO, a documentary about her ... [Read More]
 
Comedy Legend Stan Freberg Has Died at Age 88
by Ramsey Ess Stan Freberg, comedian, musician, radio host, record star, advertising pioneer, voice actor, and occasional puppeteer has passed away today at the age of 88. Freberg began his long career right out of high school in 1945 as the voice of a number of characters in the original Loon... [Read More]
 
A Famed Dermatologist Parodied on 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Has Committed Suicide
by Megh Wright A celebrity dermatologist that inspired a character on Tina Fey's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt has committed suicide. The New York Times confirms that Dr. Fredric Brandt, a beloved dermatologist who had an uncanny resemblance to Martin Short's Unbreakable plastic surgeon character Dr. Si... [Read More]
 
Watch 'The Sarah Silverman Program's Tribute to Harris Wittels
by Megh Wright Not long after posting a compilation of Harris Wittels Vines, Sarah Silverman Program co-creator Rob Schrab uploaded a new video yesterday looking back on Wittels' work and appearances on the show during his time as a writer. Be warned that this video contains a very NSFW snow sculptu... [Read More]
 
'The Simpsons' Co-Creator Sam Simon Dies at 59
by Megh Wright Sad news: TMZ is reporting that television writer/director/producer and Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon died yesterday in Los Angeles at the age of 59 after a battle with cancer. Simon revealed on an episode of WTF back in 2013 that he was diagnosed with terminal colon cancer, and since... [Read More]
 
'The Simpsons' Co-Creator Sam Simon Dies at 59
by Megh Wright Sad news: TMZ is reporting that television writer/director/producer and Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon died yesterday in Los Angeles at the age of 59 after a battle with cancer. Simon revealed on an episode of WTF back in 2013 that he was diagnosed with terminal colon cancer, and since... [Read More]
 
Rob Schrab Compiled All of Harris Wittels' Vines into One Video
by Megh Wright Yesterday, Sarah Silverman Program co-creator and Community/Parks and Rec director Rob Schrab paid tribute to yet another hilarious side of Harris Wittels by combining all of his Vines into one video. Expect a lot of puns, food, silly accents, and priceless life advice like this gem: ... [Read More]