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]
 
This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Pee-wee Herman Visits 'Nerdist'
by Stephanie Simon The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week... [Read More]
 
Gary Gulman on Conan, “We whine everything into perfection”
Gary Gulman is no stranger to late night. He has performed on every late night show, and last night he returned to Conan. Gulman’s set was all about the technology revolution. Things were much different when his parents we’re growing up; orange juice has less pulp, books are on Kindle, m... [Read More]
 
Hari Kondabolu’s final solution for the NFL’s team in Washington to be more accurate Redskins
Want the debate over the racist Washington Redskins name and logo to end peacefully? So does everybody else! Hari Kondabolu has an intriguing solution. Keep the name. Change the logo to make the name accurate. Thank Brian McCann for undergoing the sunburn, and Upworthy for uploading the video. Now i... [Read More]
 
Aparna Nancherla to Audience Members Who Record Shows: "Don't Be a Jerk"
by Megh Wright Comedian and current host of weekly New York standup show Whiplash Aparna Nancherla wrote an interesting blog post today about last night's show, which featured a surprise performance by Chris Rock that quickly turned sour after several audience members started recording his set on th... [Read More]
 
Leslie Jones added to the cast of “Saturday Night Live” as featured player
In a move that has seemed more and more obvious with each passing week. Lorne Michaels has called Saturday Night Live writer and stand-up comedian Leslie Jones as a featured cast member. She will begin her run with this week’s episode, which is hosted by Jim Carrey. Jones has been a writer for... [Read More]
 
What's on TV This Week: Jim Carrey Returns to 'SNL'
by Stephanie Simon The week starts off with the second season premiere of The Millers tonight on CBS, and while many shows are on hiatus there's still plenty of must-sees. From new series like Marry Me and Selfie to favorites like Modern Family the week has something new in store ever... [Read More]