• The American Meme: Netflix doc whitewashes meme culture (Opinion)

    I have a secret. I love Vine. When Vine shut down last year, I turned to endless compilations of six-second comedy on YouTube. In the right circles, you will hear quotes like, “Stop. I could have dropped my croissant!” or, “Can I please get a waffle?” Which is probably why I was so excited for The American Meme. The Netflix documentary from director Bert Marcus came to the streaming platform last week

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    Adam Sandler’s touching Chris Farley tribute on the 21st anniversary of his death (Video)

    Adam Sandler put out one of the freshest comedy specials of 2018 with 100% Fresh, now available on Netflix. Spoiler alert: the multimedia show, filmed at various venues as small as the subway and as massive as an arena, ends with a touching tribute to Sandler’s friend Chris Farley. Today marks 21 years since the death of the iconic Saturday Night Live star. Farley overdosed on cocaine and morphine on

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    Conan O’Brien shares new talk show format in TBS teaser (Video)

    Conan O’Brien will debut his new much-talked-about 30-minute Conan format. The show also put out a teaser showcasing what Team Coco has been up to in between seasons. For O’Brien’s ninth season on TBS, the series will get a new format but will still appear at the top of its regular time slot. Conan will now run four nights a week starting on January 22. While the show will be transitioning

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    Amy Sedaris brings humor to DIY crafts (Interview)

    Seated at a long table of judges Amy Sedaris eats cookie after cookie and writes down her thoughts on a sheet attached to the clipboard. She is the special guest judge of an annual cookie bake-off at the Lower East Side Girls Club, a community center that operates full-service arts, science, and civic engagement programs in lower Manhattan. This is not the first time female comedians have come out to

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    SMILF star Frankie Shaw accused of sexual misconduct; Showtime finds no wrongdoing

    Frankie Shaw, the creator of the Showtime hit SMILF, is being investigated for sexual misconduct claims on set. The show returns to Showtime on January 20, but the production of the second season has been rife with onset controversy. The Hollywood Reporter published an exclusive Monday that included claims of onset racism and claims of inappropriately handled sex scenes. While the claims of racism stemming from a segregated writers room are

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    Full Frontal with Samantha Bee donates massive home to El Refugio for Christmas on I.C.E. special

    Well, this is heartwarming. Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, the Emmy-winning TBS series, is donating a six-bedroom house to a group that lodges families of detained immigrants.  The receiving organization, called El Refugio, provides housing for families visiting loved ones at the Stewart Detention Center in rural Lumpkin, Georgia. The house has 20 beds, a 20-person dining room, and is newly renovated. Bee herself called it “beautiful.” There are no hotels

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    Artie Lange avoids jail time for now, admits to using cocaine after rehab

    Artie Lange isn’t going to jail but has tested positive for cocaine again. Back in November, Lange was facing jail time after failing to meet the terms of his parole. At the time, Lange announced that he would be going to rehab, but he still had to appear in court for the earlier charge. The MADtv alum finished a 25-day rehab program earlier this month, but at his court appearance

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    Pete Davidson SNL absence caused by skipped rehearsals; celebrities concerned about mental health

    Pete Davidson had a hard week last week. Many started to worry about the comedian’s mental health after he posted to Instagram what seemed to be suicidal thoughts. Davidson was then suspiciously absent from this past weekend’s Saturday Night Live. He only appeared for one line, to introduce musical guest Miley Cyrus and had a small cameo in a pre-recorded sketch. This came after a whirlwind weekend leading many fans

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    7 true crime podcasts that make murder sound hilarious

    Comedy has found an unlikely bedfellow: true crime. And America is loving it! The two don’t seem to go together, but more and more true crime comedies are popping up and making audiences laugh along to horrible stories of murder and mayhem. In the genre of true crime comedy, podcasts are king. There are hundreds of podcasts dedicated to telling stories about serial killers, survivors, and horror. Laughspin has made

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    David Letterman series may be the talk show Netflix has been looking for

    David Letterman and his Netflix talk show (and his massive retirement beard) will return for a second season in 2019. My Next Guest Needs No Introduction debuted in January releasing one episode per month (and two in May). Letterman, who decided he didn’t want to work on Fridays when hosting Late Show on CBS, continues to work on his own terms. Six interviews a year and recording some field segments

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    Saturday Night Live recap: Matt Damon, celebrity impressions close out SNL’s 2018

    Last night was the final Saturday Night Live of 2018 and the crew went out on a good one. Matt Damon came back for the first time in over a decade to host. Though he had come back earlier in the season to play Brett Kavanaugh, he really got to shine this week. He brought the kind of commitment to hosting that showed how much he really loves SNL. He

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    Jerry Seinfeld: Kevin Hart is gonna be fine (Video)

    Jerry Seinfeld is the latest comedian weighing in on the controversy surrounding Kevin Hart and the Academy Awards. And the sitcom star thinks the Oscars, not Hart, got hurt the most by the Night School star’s decision to step down as host. Seinfeld recently spoke with Willie Geist for a Today interview that will air on Sunday. A newly released clip from the sit-down shows Geist asking Seinfeld about Hart

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    Black-ish, The Goldbergs get season extensions as ABC displays confidence in comedy slate

    ABC seems pretty happy with their comedies. The alphabet network has ordered additional episodes for black-ish, The Goldbergs, The Conners, The Kids Are Alright, and Single Parents. Black-ish and The Goldbergs are some of the network’s senior sitcoms, with black-ish continuing to garner critical and popular praise. Now in its fifth season, the Anthony Anderson comedy will get an additional two episodes for a total of 24. The Goldbergs get just

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    Natasha Lyonne Netflix series boasts all-female writing and directing team

    Netflix announced a premiere date for the upcoming Natasha Lyonne series Russian Doll. The dark comedy series is set to debut on February 1. Netflix confirmed the news in a video posted Friday morning. Lyonne, who previously played Nicky Nichols on Orange is the New Black, is both the star and the executive producer of Russian Doll. Lyonne plays Nadia, a young woman who is the guest of honor at

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    Billy Eichner, Lin-Manuel Miranda shock New Yorkers in Billy On The Street clip (Video)

    Billy Eichner and Lin-Manuel Miranda took to the streets of Manhattan in this hilarious new clip from Billy on the Street. Miranda is a great sport as always as he promotes his new film, Mary Poppins Returns. In the video, produced by Funny or Die with Lyft Entertainment, Eichner tries to answer the question is anyone truly happy? In his trademark style, he accosts everyday New Yorkers with his larger-than-life

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