Saturday Night Live’s Michael Che street harassment ‘apologies’ draw ire from Twitter, Instagram followers
Michael Che, one of the newest additions to Saturday Night Live, set off a flurry of social media hatred today when he posted a mock apology on Instagram and Twitter, addressing all women for the past harassment to which he may have subjected them. “I wanna apologize to all the women that I&rs... [Read More]
 
'Los Angeles Times' Profiles Iraqi Comedy Show Creator/Writer Thair Chiad
by Megh Wright "Making a comedy about Islamic State is like trying to defuse a bomb. One mistake and you die. Somehow, we've managed to avoid blowing ourselves up, thanks to God." - The Los Angeles Times has a fascinating interview out today with Thair Chiad, creator and writer for new Iraqi half-h... [Read More]
 
The Weird and Wonderful World of Maria Bamford
by Megh Wright Back in August, the web series Modern Comedian debuted an episode featuring standup Maria Bamford wherein she candidly breaks down her struggles with bipolar disorder and delivers a hilarious walkthrough of her favorite website Crazymeds.us. Lit by nothing but the glow of her computer... [Read More]
 
ESPN will televise sports-themed Friars Roasts, starting with a Super Bowl special
Last year's Super Bowl week Friars Club Roast of Boomer Esiason in New York City never aired on TV, so if you weren't there, you missed it. ESPN isn't going to make that mistake again. The cable sports giant has entered into a partnership with The Friars Club to televise future sports-themed Friars ... [Read More]
 
Aaron Lewis Flubs National Anthem At World Series Game 5! Watch Video of Staind Singer’s Failure Three Years After He Slammed Christina Aguilera For Messing Up ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ Lyrics
What’s the only thing worse than screwing up the national anthem at a baseball game? Messing up the “Star-Spangled Banner” at a nationally-televised World Series game, of course! Staind’s Aaron Lewis learned that the hard way, as video of his epic fail during Sunday’s G... [Read More]
 
Here's the Trailer for Chelsea Peretti's New Standup Special 'One of the Greats'
by Megh Wright Chelsea Peretti's brand new standup special One of the Greats premieres on Netflix November 14th, and the streaming network dropped the trailer today with a few sneak peeks. On choosing the name of her special, Peretti told us last month: "I like the idea of positioning myself as lege... [Read More]
 
This Week in Comedy: Leslie Jones Gets Promoted at 'SNL'
by Stephanie Simon -SNL writer Leslie Jones was made a featured player. -We spoke with Wyatt Cenac about standup, writing, and being a puppet aficionado. -Fox cut Mulaney's season from 16 to 13 episodes. -We got personal with Jonathan Katz. -ABC has loads of comedies in development. Maggie Carey, El... [Read More]
 
Best Muppets – Top 10 List Podcast – Episode 110
In each episode of The Top 10 List Podcast, a panel of comedians compete to get as many of their individual picks, from a list they prepared before the show, on a final top 10 list. Episode topics range from People who Changed the World to Most Doable Hollywood Actors. The Top 10 List... [Read More]
 
Wyatt Cenac: Standup, Writer, Puppet Aficionado
by Monique Madrid Wyatt Cenac is best known as being a correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as well as writing for King of The Hill. He’s also been in films such as Sleepwalk With Me and Darren Grodsky’s independent film Growing Up (and Other Lies). Working more on his own ... [Read More]
 
Tig Notaro Live in Austin (Review)
AUSTIN – In a paradoxical municipality like Austin, Texas, where small-town mentality seems to prevail even as the city itself continues to balloon, it’s easy to see how a personality like Tig Notaro’s would sell out tickets like a scalper on Super Bowl Sunday. To begin with, Tig i... [Read More]