Steve Martin receives The American Film Institute’s 43rd Life Achievement Award
Steve Martin has been an influence on everyone and everything in comedy since he first hit the scene as a writer on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. And even when he branched away from stand-up comedy, he become a successful actor, as well as an author, playwright, pianist and banjo player, eventu... [Read More]
Amy Poehler and Tina Fey action figures? Is it Christmas tomorrow?
Yes, Internet, it’s true. In case you missed this crime-fighting bombshell tidbit from last week’s kickass news cycle, there are now actual Tina Fey and Amy Poehler action figures. And bless them, the package even comes with a little news desk. (Kind of like Wonder Woman’s inv... [Read More]
Here’s the 22-year-old intern who wrote the #1 and #2 entries on Late Show with David Letterman’s finale Top 10
David Letterman's 33-year career in late-night television memorably gave a lot of would-be comedy writers and producers their own starts in show business as interns, receptionists and pages -- and wouldn't you know it -- even his grand finale held true to that formula. Caroline Schaper, a 22-year-ol... [Read More]
Weekend Update-Era Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Get the Action Figure Treatment This Summer
Say hello to the hottest action figure set of 2015: American heroes, comedy queens, and SNL favorites Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Ahead of Comic-Con in San Diego this summer, Entertainment Earth has revealed that a limited set of 3 1/2-inch Fey and Poehler action figures dressed up like their days as ... [Read More]
Tina Fey Gives David Letterman Her Last Fancy Talk Show Dress
by Megh Wright Here's a clip from last night's Late Show with guest Tina Fey, who decided to mark her 20th and final appearance with Letterman by giving him something she was happy to give away — the very last fancy dress she'll ever wear on a late night talk show. Watch another clip from Fey'... [Read More]
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Laughter and the art of survival
I just finished watching Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt for a third time on Netflix, and I’m having some feelings about it. Namely, wow. They really did it. They managed to make a sitcom with a central premise that revolves around a victim of kidnapping and abuse. Yup, that actually happened. And t... [Read More]
Watch Tina Fey, Scott Adsit, Rachel Dratch, and More Prove How Everything Is Connected
by Megh Wright Welcome to The Second City Archives, in which we post an exclusive clip each week of some of comedy's biggest superstars performing early in their careers on the legendary Chicago stage. Second City has generously given us a glimpse into their extensive archive of live performances, a... [Read More]
Amy Schumer, Tina Fey, and Patricia Arquette celebrate Julia Louis-Dreyfus on her “last f**kable day” (video)
Did you happen to catch the season 3 premiere of Inside Amy Schumer last night? If you didn’t, you missed a tone set by the show’s star that was stronger and more overt about the female perspective than previous seasons. If this is the direction the season is headed, well count us in. &l... [Read More]
Watch the third-season premiere of Inside Amy Schumer on Comedy Central
Amy Schumer and her Inside Amy Schumer writers and producers really upped the ante for season three with some brilliantly brutal satire, biting with wit and laughs while making a very clear point that our culture's priorities and viewpoints could use a shake-up. Here are the videos and sketches from... [Read More]
Inside Amy Schumer third season premieres tonight on Comedy Central. Prepare to be pleased.
Oh, Amy Schumer, how will we ever stop having gi-normous comedy crushes on you if you don’t quit being so goddamn awesome? But actually, a better question probably is, why would we want to stop in the first place? After the smash success of Inside Amy Schumer‘s first two seasons, a lot o... [Read More]