FOX orders up World’s Funniest Fails, places comedy panel series on Fridays in January 2015
Move over, Tosh. Don't be ridiculous, Ridiculousness. FOX thinks it can trump Tosh.0, Ridiculousness and all of the other comedians-talking-about-epic-fail-video series on cable by starting up its own such mocker talker in primetime on network TV. World's Funniest Fails will premiere at 8 p.m. ET/PT... [Read More]
 
This Week in Comedy: Some Cancellations, Some New Shows Born
by Stephanie Simon -CBS canceled The Millers, AMC passed on its first comedy pilot We Hate Paul Revere, and TV Land’s Hot in Cleveland will end after season six. -SNL had its best episode of the season so far with host Woody Harrelson, and we broke down the show’s best sketches. -On WTF ... [Read More]
 
Fahim Anwar on Late Night, “Every flight attendant thinks they’re a stand-up comedian”
Los Angeles comedian Fahim Anwar was the guest comedian on last night’s Late Night with Seth Meyers. This marked Anwar’s late night debut. Suited up, Anwar opened his set talking about his neighborhood Koreatown, his thin-walled apartment, airport racial profiling, and “funny&rdquo... [Read More]
 
Jim Gaffigan on The Tonight Show, “We all aspire to be forgiving”
It’s always a treat when Jim Gaffigan drops in on late night for a stand-up spot. Last night he appeared on The Tonight Show to talk about family life, feminism, and forgiveness. Take it away Jim. Jim Gaffigan on The Tonight Show, “We all aspire to be forgiving” appeared first on T... [Read More]
 
This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Michael Ian Black and Greg Proops Get Doug with High
by Megh Wright 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 our... [Read More]
 
Nick Thune, Kate Berlant, Ben Kronberg team up for February 2015 east coast tour
Three of the most innovative comedians working today are going on tour together. Nick Thune announced today via Twitter that he is teaming up with Kate Berlant and Ben Kronberg for an east coast tour set for February 2015. Entitled the “Very Tour! Much Comedy!” tour, Thune, Berlant, and ... [Read More]
 
Bill Cosby Loses Netflix Standup Special and NBC Sitcom Amid Multiple Rape Allegations
by Megh Wright Bill Cosby has been at the center of an increasing number of rape and sexual assault allegations over the past few weeks (you can find detailed timelines here and here), and the story keeps getting uglier. While these claims are far from breaking news — some go back to a 2006 la... [Read More]
 
'GQ' Highlights Dave Chappelle as One of 2014's "Men of the Year"
by Megh Wright "I have to say that comedians by and large are some of the most sensitive people on earth. Even if they're socially callous. If you sat at the back of a comedy club and just heard the way we banter, you wouldn't know that these were sensitive people, 'cause it's such an open-air marke... [Read More]
 
Hulu picks up Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner’s “Difficult People” to series
Hulu is stepping up its game by picking up Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner’s pilot Difficult People to series, according to Deadline. Eichner and Klausner originally wrote the show as a potential addition to the USA network, something I’m sure the heads at USA will regret not taking adv... [Read More]
 
John Mulaney explains why he didn’t replace Seth Meyers on the SNL “Weekend Update” chair
John Mulaney is the latest guest on Marc Maron’s WTF Podcast in addition to lengthy conversations about his alcoholic past, past drug use, and some of his favorite Saturday Night Live guests. The two also discussed Mulaney’s sitcom, which the young comedian stated that he is aware the sh... [Read More]