Bill Hader to Host 'SNL' on October 11th
by Megh Wright Another SNL alum is now set to host an episode this season. TV by the Numbers reports that Bill Hader is scheduled to host SNL on October 11th with musical guest Hozier, following Chris Pratt on September 27th and Sarah Silverman on October 4th. This makes Hader's first time hosting t... [Read More]
 
'New Girl' and 'The Mindy Project's Season Premieres Drew Less Viewers Than Last Year
by Megh Wright Returning Fox comedies The Mindy Project and New Girl aired their respective third and fourth season premieres last night, but they lost steam with viewers. According to Entertainment Weekly, both premieres dropped significantly in ratings compared to their last season premieres; New ... [Read More]
 
Friars Club renames its clubhouse building the Jerry Lewis Monastery
The historic Friars Club building, a five-story house constructed in 1909 in midtown Manhattan that became the clubhouse and "Friars Club Monastery" in 1957 with Abbot Joe E. Lewis, was renamed the "Jerry Lewis Monastery" in a special ceremony Monday night in honor of the club's current Abbot and Le... [Read More]
 
Finding Business Lessons in the World of Improv
by Stephanie Simon In his book Funny Business, Bill Connolly explores the connection between business and comedy. With interviews from Boston’s powerhouse standup Gary Gulman to the owners of Boston’s Improv Asylum, Connolly explores how his ten comedic principles, if applied, can better... [Read More]
 
Key and Peele Tell the Story of How They Met on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'
by Megh Wright Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele were guests on last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live, where they told Kimmel about how they first "fell in comedy love" through Second City, Boom Chicago, and Peele's performance as a female Danish supermodel named Ute. Check out more from their interview ... [Read More]
 
Craig Ferguson Gives Seth Meyers Some Late Night Hosting Advice
by Megh Wright Outgoing CBS late night host Craig Ferguson was a guest on last night's Late Night and offered up some priceless talk show hosting advice in the process: Stay with it, dance for nickels, and accept the certainty that you're going to go crazy. Watch another clip from the interview belo... [Read More]
 
Baysides and musicals: The Laugh Button interview with Dustin Diamond
It seems almost immediately after ending his runs of the hit tween 90s sitcom Saved By The Bell and two follow-up series, Dustin Diamond has been a wealth of controversy in the news. Most recently, his 2009 tell-all book Behind the Bell was adapted into the Lifetime movie The Unauthorized Saved by t... [Read More]
 
Today's Funniest Tweets
by WitStream Sofiya Alexandra This weather is so hot I don't care if it's mean to me Tim Siedell Heat index of 110. There are so many shirtless dudes in L.A. right now it's impossible to tell w... [Read More]
 
Check Out Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer's Web Series 'Hack Into Broad City'
by Megh Wright While you're waiting for Broad City's season 2 premiere to get here, Glazer and Jacobson have started a brand new web series on Comedy Central called Hack Into Broad City, and the first episode dropped today. It's a serious look at the technological and cultural ideas and exchanges th... [Read More]
 
Chris Gethard Wants to Do Standup in Your House This November
by Megh Wright Comedian Chris Gethard is experimenting with a new way to develop his material that might involve him performing at your house if you're up for it. In a new post on his website, Gethard has reached out to fans who live within four hours of his home base of New York City to try to get ... [Read More]