Watch cut SNL sketch “Def TED Talks”
This week, NBC posted online a cut sketch from last week’s SNL hosted by Cameron Diaz. Diaz stars alongside a large handful of cast members in this a Def Jam/TED Talks hybrid show hosted by Jay Pharoah as Russell Simmons. The sketch was written by Michael Che and Bryan Tucker. I know it’... [Read More]
 
Happy Harassment Day! Patrice O’Neal breaks it down
There’s a big holiday happening this week! No, not Thanksgiving. Not Black Friday. Not even Wednesday, the biggest club night of the year. I’m talking about today, the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, known as Harassment Day. What is Harassment Day you ask? Well, it’s the brainchild of... [Read More]
 
Unaired ‘Selfie’ and ‘Manhattan Love Story’ episodes now available on Hulu
This fall, freshman sitcoms Selfie and Manhattan Love Story were the first to get the axe. The two ran back-to-back and struggled mightily in the ratings. While ABC has decided to part ways with both, they have now found a new home over at Hulu. According to Deadline, unaired episodes of Selfie and ... [Read More]
 
Aasif Mandvi talks auditioning for ‘The Daily Show’ on ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’
Actor Aasif Mandvi was a guest on last night’s Late Night with Seth Meyers. Mandvi talked about his early days as an actor and his first auditions for a snake charmer and a lot of doctors. “I’ve played more doctors than any actor in the history of Hollywood.” Mandvi followed ... [Read More]
 
ABC gives ‘Cristela’ full season order
While many freshman sitcoms are biting the dust, one got some great news this week. According to Deadline, ABC’s new sitcom Cristela has been given a full season order, bringing season one from thirteen episodes to twenty-two. The only other freshman sitcom to receive the same treatment’... [Read More]
 
Bob Odenkirk on Being an Amateur Standup and the Inevitable Decline of Improv
by Bradford Evans Bob Odenkirk may be busier than ever, starring in the upcoming Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul, but that doesn't mean he's put comedy on the back burner. If anything, he's amped up his comedic output as of late. Odenkirk released his first book A Load of Hooey&... [Read More]
 
Here's the Final Trailer for Seth Rogen and James Franco's 'The Interview'
by Megh Wright After angering North Korea, making some big edits, and getting a later premiere date, Seth Rogen and James Franco's latest film The Interview now has a final trailer. Unlike the previous sneak peeks, this time around there seems to be a lot less anti-Kim Jong-un sentiment and a lot mo... [Read More]
 
Amy Sedaris Updates David Letterman on Her Pet Rabbit Tina
by Megh Wright Here's a clip from Late Show regular Amy Sedaris's visit with Letterman last night, in which she grills the late night host about his recent decision to get a second dog and updates him on her destructive rabbit Tina, who is apparently about the size of "an Italian meatloaf or maybe a... [Read More]
 
Aasif Mandvi Tells Seth Meyers How He Got Hired on 'The Daily Show'
by Megh Wright Aasif Mandvi was a guest on last night's Late Night, where he told Seth Meyers about some of the more stereotypically Indian roles he's auditioned for (a bunch of doctors and a snake charmer) as well as what his parents thought when he was hired as Daily Show's "Senior Muslim Correspo... [Read More]
 
Seth Rogen’s Jewish-Canadian-American Thanksgiving, animated for Funny or Die
Poor Seth Rogen. He's Jewish and Canadian, which means he doesn't get to celebrate Thanksgiving. Wait. That's not right. That cannot be right, can it? Somebody tell Rogen the good news, please! In the meantime, here is an animated short starring and written by Seth Rogen talking about how his family... [Read More]