• Melissa McCarthy, Robin Williams, and 9 funny people who got serious

    Comedies rarely get credit for how hard it is to be funny—look at how little respect comedies get from The Academy at the Oscars. So for some comedians, jumping from silly to serious roles can often be a rewarding experience. Comedian Melissa McCarthy is trying her hand at drama in the recently released Can You Ever Forgive Me? Earlier this month, A Star is Born opened with serious cameos from

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    Jon Dore Comedy Central special tries to save America (Video)

    Can Jon Dore be the Canadian savior America has been praying for? Comedy Central sure hopes so as it debuts Big Questions, Huge Answers with Jon Dore. In this new special, Dore tackles “the two biggest threats to our children’s safety: cyberbullying and predatory teachers.” Obviously, Dore has something special up his sleeve as this will be airing on Comedy Central and not Vice. In one seemingly bonkers segment, according

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    Which South Park character will save the boys from ManBearPig? (Video)

    The ManBearPig rampage continues in a brand new South Park episode entitled Nobody Got Cereal? airing Wednesday, November 14 on Comedy Central. The boys are out of jail and on the run from the scourge of ManBearPig! Before this season, fans of South Park only knew the ManBearPig as a fictional creature created by Al Gore. But as of last week’s episode, Time to Get Cereal, the character is now

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    Eugene Mirman, David Cross confirmed for inaugural Janelle James Comedy Festival in New York City

    After ten years, Brooklyn’s Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival is getting a rebrand. The inaugural Janelle James Comedy Festival will come to the Bell House this December. While the full line-up has not been announced, some of the talent that will be featured includes Eugene Mirman, Liza Treyger, David Cross, Mia Jackson, and Nore Davis. The festival will take place the weekend of December 4. Tickets and full lineups will come

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    Saturday Night Live recap: SNL avoids politics after historic midterm elections, falls flat (Videos)

    Saturday Night Live this week featured stoic Ukrainian bear Liev Schreiber with musical guest, Young Money Alum, Lil Wayne. When you are thinking of comedy potential, the Ray Donovan star isn’t the first name you think of, but he was funnier than you’d think on the perennial sketch show. The week was ripe with political news: the 2018 midterm elections, Acosta-Gate, wildfires in California, Trump’s trip to France, and the

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    This Liev Schreiber SNL promo video will seriously freak you out (Video)

    Liev Schreiber is hosting this week’s Saturday Night Live. SNL dropped a promo for the episode and, man, it is bizarre. The Ray Donovan star will be joined by rapper Lil Wayne for the fifth episode of the 44th season. This will be the usually-serious actor’s first time hosting the show. The show released two promos. One is the standard set up for the weekly promo. Schreiber, Wayne and SNL star Kate

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    Katherine Ryan gets one of those Netflix deals

    Katherine Ryan, the British comedian and actress, will bring a new comedy series to Netflix called The Duchess, as well as a new hourlong stand-up comedy special. Ryan will write and star in the new semi-autobiographical series. The first episode will be just six half-hour episodes. Netflix subscribers will see Ryan playing a fashionably disruptive single mom whose daughter, Olive, is her greatest love. Her character debates having a second

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    Brooklyn Nine-Nine locks up Season 6 NBC debut date

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine is coming back for a saved sixth season in 2019. The cop comedy will make its NBC debut Thursday, January 10 at 9:00 p.m. ET. The current show at that time slot, Will and Grace, will be shifting to 9:30 p.m. The cult favorite had a rocky road to Season 6. After five seasons on Fox, the network chose to cancel the show citing low ratings. Fans of the

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    10 modern day memoirs for comedy fans

    By writing a memoir, comedians can tell the stories about themselves that don’t fit on a stand-up stage. While autobiographies and anthologies of personal essays from comedians have been around for years, the genre has exploded since the early 2000s. Comedy memoirs have become a staple of bestseller lists and are often among Amazon’s top suggestions. From the funny to the raw, here are the comedian-penned books that any comedy

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    Louis C.K. runs new hour…in Paris?

    The unofficial Louis C.K. comeback tour has gone international. According to Deadline, the self-sullied stand-up performed an hourlong set at Paris’ Theatre De L’Oeuvre on November 6. His participation at the French theater’s New York comedy night is his first major comedic outing since admitting to sexually harassing five of his former female staffers last fall. The closing performance also comes on the heels of his mini-tour of New York’s

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    Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend podcast gets Earwolf premiere date

    Conan O’Brien joins the endless list of celebrities with a podcast later this month. The TBS late night host will premiere his new podcast, Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend, on November 19. Team Coco confirmed the first guest will be Will Ferrell. The podcast will fun for 36 weeks in a partnership with Earwolf and feature notable guests in entertainment, music, and comedy such as Kristen Bell, Bill Burr, Marc

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    Pregnant Amy Schumer announces more tour dates, podcast second season because she can’t be stopped

    Comedian Amy Schumer has had a busy year. In addition to getting arrested while protesting Brett Kavanaugh and standing up for Colin Kaepernick, Schumer announced some new tour dates and the second season of her podcast Amy Schumer Presents: 3 Girls, 1 Keith. The $1 million podcast from Spotify features the I Feel Pretty star with Bridget Everett, Rachel Feinstein, and Keith Robinson. Schumer just added a show in Brooklyn

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    Jay and Silent Bob Get a Reboot production to start in February in New Orleans

    Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith will get back in front of the camera as hetero-lifemates at least one more time this February for Jay and Silent Bob Get a Reboot, according to Mewes. The actor-turned-storyteller told Laughspin, “If all goes as planned, we’re supposed to start pre-production January, start shooting in February in New Orleans.” Production had been previously reported to begin this past August. Jay and Silent Bob Get

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    Samantha Bee to Donald Trump: We should be ashamed of you! (Video)

    Samantha Bee slammed President Donald Trump for his handling of a question from Jim Acosta on Wednesday night’s Full Frontal. The late night host had a busy show covering the results of the 2018 midterm elections, the gubernatorial race in Georgia, and the loss of Beto O’Rourke in Texas’ tight Senate race. The November 7 show was the 100th episode of the popular TBS comedy series. The former Daily Show

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    LOL Comedy Honors postponed…again

    The second annual LOL Comedy Honors have been canceled or at least postponed. The award show was supposed to take place Thursday at Gotham Hall in New York City. On the list to attend the black-tie show were big names like Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Nick Cannon, and Tracy Morgan, all comedians being honored for their work in the comedy industry. The announcement of the show’s cancelation came the day

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