• Don Cheadle wore a pro-trans shirt on SNL; Queer Twitter rejoices

    People are praising Saturday Night Live host Don Cheadle for standing up in defense of trans youth. Cheadle hosted SNL in what was a bounceback episode for the Saturday night sketch series. When he introduced musical guest Gary Clark Jr., the Black Monday star sported a shirt saying, “Protect trans kids” in all caps. The silent but powerful message was a reminder that trans children, as well as much of

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    Late night round-up: Adam Sandler, Nathan Macintosh, Jenny Zigrino, Byron Bowers

    Love was in the air this Valentine’s Day week on the late night talk shows. The lovey-dovey feelings even penetrated some of the stand-up sets this week. Jenny Zigrino shared some dating gaffes while Adam Sandler helped Jimmy Fallon celebrate five years on The Tonight Show with a little serenade. Nathan Macintosh and Byron Bowers, both late night vets, came in with great sets and tight jokes. All are certainly

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    All That revival confirmed at Nickelodeon; Kenan Thompson will “be around”

    Ready yet? Get set. All That is coming back to Nickelodeon! The hit kids sketch show will return with former cast member Kenan Thompson as executive producer. All That ran from 1994 to 2005 on Nickelodeon launching the careers of many comedy actors. In addition to the SNL star, Amanda Bynes, Nick Cannon, Kel Mitchell, and Gabriel Iglesias all got their big breaks on the tween version of Saturday Night

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    David Spade gets Comedy Central late night show in haunted time slot

    Comedy Central will let David Spade host a late night show in their seemingly haunted 11:30 p.m. time slot. Spade will follow The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Monday through Thursday in the half-hour series. Since Stephen Colbert left Comedy Central to host The Late Show on CBS, no show has quite solidified itself at 11:30 on the comedy network. The David Spade late night show will feature the Saturday

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    Late night roundup: Joe List, Sam Morril, Matthew Broussard

    It was a man’s week on the late night shows—but these dudes more than paid their dues and ground their way to respect in the comedy community. The Tonight Show, Conan, and Late Late Show all featured some stand-up this week worth watching. I’ve been watching Sam Morril and Joe List for the better part of a decade in New York City. Though I’m unfamiliar with the prominent jawline of Matthew

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    Bo Burnham beats frontrunner at DGA Awards

    Bo Burnham beat out industry darling Bradley Cooper at the Directors Guild of America Awards. Burnham won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director on Saturday night, defying most people’s expectations. Many saw Cooper as a shoo-in for the prize, but Burnham has quietly racked up a series of trophies for his accomplishments with Eighth Grade. Before the DGAs, he won eight awards for

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    Late night roundup: Gary Gulman, Jo Firestone, Samantha Ruddy, Paige Weldon, Django Gold, Corey Rodrigues

    Late night shows were jam-packed with stand-up this past week. Some of late night’s hilarious writers performed just feet away from their bosses. Other comedians like Samantha Ruddy and Corey Rodrigues made their late night stand-up debuts. Late Night with Seth Meyers and Jimmy Kimmel Live! took a week off of stand-up, but below you can enjoy over a half-hour of fantastic stand-up from both rising and veteran talents. The Tonight

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    Liza Treyger on Louis CK, TJ Miller: Being a comedian is a privilege, not a right

    Liza Treyger has a simple request to her colleagues: Stop touching women you barely know at work. She’s tired of dudes she doesn’t like kissing her on the cheek when she asks them not to or strangers rubbing her lower back. Treyger noticed a distinct shift in behavior after the 2016 election and was disappointed to learn that many of her comedy friends held some troubling positions on sexual abuse

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    Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen political comedy teases 2020 presidential election

    Charlize Theronand Seth Rogen are joining the presidential election buzz. No, the two actors are not on a split ticket. However, Theron will star alongside Rogen in a comedy about a long shot—the first female president of the United States. Long Shot, which also stars Bob Odenkirk and June Diane Raphael, premieres at SXSW this March. Lionsgate announced the new title Tuesday. Rogen will play an unemployed journalist, Fred Flarsky, who through

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    Late night roundup: Adam Newman, Kellen Erskine (and Siri)

    It was a fairly quiet week in late night stand-up despite Conan’s return to TV. Adam Newman and Kellen Erskine did solid sets this week showcasing their talents to a national audience. Erskine can be seen on Amazon’s Inside Jokes docuseries and made his late night stand-up debut on Conan in 2018. He also performed on everyone’s favorite ‘what’s this person going to do?’ series America’s Got Talent. Newman is

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    RIP Kevin Barnett: Comedians pay tribute to rising stand-up

    We regret to report that stand-up comedian Kevin Barnett passed away. The news rocked the New York City stand-up scene Tuesday morning, though comedians nationwide have expressed their sorrow. Details around his death are limited, but Deadline reports that he “died suddenly” vacationing in Mexico. He was 32-years-old. Barnett is probably most known for his truTV sketch comedy series Friends of the People, though the writer-performer has also shown up

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    Oscar nominees: Melissa McCarthy nominated for Best Actress, Worst Actress in the same year

    Melissa McCarthy is nominated for an Oscar. Again. The Oscar nominees for the 91st Academy Awards were announced Tuesday morning by funny people Kumail Nanjiani and Tracee Ellis Ross. McCarthy, who is also nominated for a Razzie Award this year for the Happytime Murders, will hope to take home the Oscar for Best Actress. The actress took a dramatic turn portraying real-life fraudster Lee Israel in Can You Ever Forgive

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    Late night roundup: Roy Wood Jr., Janelle James, Joel Kim Booster, Sean Finnerty

    Late night talk shows are still one of the best places to get bite-sized amounts of stand-up comedy and discover new up-and-coming comedians. Of course, not all late night comics are making their TV debuts. We love it when our favorite comedians do a little stand-up before heading over to the couch! To help you get through the final hours of your Friday workday, each week we’ll give you a recap

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    Ricky Gervais Netflix series After Life will treat being a jerk like a superpower

    Ricky Gervais looks to go full Ricky Gervais in his new Netflix original series After Life. After Life focuses on Tony (Gervais) who has had a seemingly perfect life. After his wife Lisa (Derek star Kerry Godliman) dies, things change. After contemplating taking his own life, he decides instead to live long enough to punish the world by saying and doing whatever he likes from now on. It sounds a

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    Seth Meyers: Andy Samberg’s Spike Lee joke would have ‘tanked’ at the Golden Globes (Video)

    Andy Samberg appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Wednesday after hosting the Golden Globes with Sandra Oh earlier this week. On Late Night, Samberg complained to Seth Meyers that he and his co-host did not have enough time to do all of the jokes they had prepared (or that their friends texted them last-minute). The unlikely pairing did a bang-up job of hosting the Not-Quite-The-Oscars award show. After presenting

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