• Kevin Hart, Nickelodeon team up for kids’ content

    Comedy mogul Kevin Hart and his company HartBeat Productions have agreed to a first-look deal to produce shows with Nickelodeon, the company announced yesterday. The deal will give Hart’s production company the ability to produce live-action scripted kids’ content for the network. “I’m excited to inherit this terrific content deal with Kevin Hart just as I step into my new role at Nickelodeon,” said Brian Robbins, the new Nickelodeon president. “Kevin is

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    Louis CK: I’ve been ‘to hell and back’ and lost $35 million (Exclusive)

    The Louis C.K. comeback controversy continues to unfold. The still-adored stand-up comedian—who last year admitted to frequent workplace sexual harassment by masturbating in front of or asking to masturbate in front of multiple women—has dropped in at multiple New York City comedy clubs this week, Laughspin has confirmed. Unlike his previous controversial appearances, the fallen star is finally talking about the sexual misconduct and what he’s been up to the

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    Jaboukie Young-White calls Trevor Noah ‘vintage millennial’ in Daily Show debut

    Newcomer Jaboukie Young-White established his role as Senior Youth Correspondent for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. On his first night, Young-White explained to Trevor Noah why young people don’t vote. The Chicago native made the case that the system is old and outdated, like his new boss who he referred to as vintage millennial. “Why are we still using paper to vote?! …Can’t you just Postmates the election to

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    Daily Show, Trevor Noah add Jaboukie Young-White to fake news team

    Jaboukie Young-White is the newest (and youngest) correspondent for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Comedy Central announced Thursday. Young-White joins The World’s Fakest News Team alongside Noah, Ronny Chieng, Michael Kosta, Desi Lydic, Dulcé Sloan, and Roy Wood Jr. Audiences will enjoy the latest addition to the crew immediately. Everyone has been talking about the 24-year-old Chicago native. Variety put him on this year’s 20 Comedians You Should and Will

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    Billy Connolly volunteers for Parkinson’s stem cell research

    Desperate times call for desperate measures. Billy Connolly, the iconic Scottish stand-up comedian and actor, has volunteered to become a “guinea pig” for Parkinson’s research. The news comes from his book, which is being serialized by The Daily Mail. “I’ve spoken to guys working on [stem cell research] at Harvard and told them I’ll be a guinea pig for them,” he writes. “I think they are going to take me

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    NBC buys Girl Scouts comedy from Late Night writer Ally Hord

    Ally Hord is selling more than Girl Scout cookies. NBC has put Woman Scouts in development from the former Late Night with Seth Meyers writer. The comedy centers on a feminist who drops out of grad school and decides to kickstart the lives of the women around her by starting an adult Girl Scout troop, which sounds like if brunch came with merit badges. “There’s no limit to what life

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    South Park compares Brett Kavanaugh to a Christmas poo (Video)

    South Park puts Mr. Hankey on trial during this Wednesday’s all-new episode. In a nod to the recent Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, the beloved Christmas poo will defend his character “or lose everything that is important to him” according to a press release from Comedy Central. “The Problem with a Poo” takes a look at Mr. Hankey’s past behavior and potentially offensive comments about South Park’s citizens. On the line

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    BAFTA: Jim Carrey is excellent at comedy

    Jim Carrey will be honored at the 2018 BAFTA Britannia Awards later this month. Carrey will receive the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for excellence in comedy. Also being honored is Emilia Clarke of Game of Thrones for British artist of the year. “Jim and Emilia are without question two incredibly inspiring and remarkable talents and we are delighted to be honoring them at this year’s ceremony,” said BAFTA Los Angeles

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    Can Nick Cannon late night show launch New Fox?

    Nick Cannon is getting a late night TV show on Fox (well, New Fox). The Wild ’N Out creator/host signed a deal with the broadcast network for a weekly topical late-night series that includes a development deal for Fox’s digital team. The yet-to-be-titled project will feature high-profile celebrity interviews, music performances, and stand-up comics with host Cannon covering the latest in pop culture. He will also executive produce. Fox, the

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    Katt Williams arrested for assault…again

    Comedian Katt Williams can’t catch a break. Williams was arrested Saturday for allegedly assaulting a Town Car driver in Portland, Oregon. The alleged incident happened during an argument about taking him and his dog from Portland International Airport to a performance in the city. In addition to his fourth-degree assault charge, the recent Emmy winner was arrested for an out-of-state warrant from Georgia. Williams, whose real name is Micah Williams,

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    Conan O’Brien says goodbye to The Basic Cable Band (Video)

    So long, Basic Cable Band! Conan O’Brien bid farewell Thursday night to Jimmy Vivino and the band that’s played him on for 25 years since his days at NBC. Conan will move to a 30-minute format in 2019, a departure from the typical hourlong late night variety show that’s worked well for decades. Similar half-hour late night shows have existed on cable with The Daily Show, Colbert Report, and Full

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    Louis C.K.’s second Comedy Cellar appearance tests club’s new Swim At Your Own Risk policy

    Louis C.K. made a return to stand-up at the infamous Comedy Cellar late Sunday night. Again. This new hiatus lasted just 5 weeks. Two women walked out during his set, but reports claim his material was well-received. According to The New York Times, the set lasted about 20 minutes as he read mostly from notes. Once again he did not address his admitted sexual misconduct, something he has not spoken

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    Amy Schumer arrested at #CancelKavanaugh protest in Washington, D.C.

    Amy Schumer was detained Thursday while protesting Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Thousands rallied in Washington, D.C. to oppose the federal judge who has been accused of sexual misconduct by three different women during his high school and college years. Schumer—along with celebrities like John Legend, Whoopi Goldberg, and Lena Dunham—promoted the #CancelKavanaugh protest outside the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse. Protesters later moved to the Hart Senate Office where

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    Michael Che teases Jerrod Carmichael Netflix project on Instagram

    If you follow Michael Che on Instagram, then you know that he doesn’t post. He almost exclusively posts text-based rants on his Instagram story (no, he still has not seen Nanette). You’ll also know that he doesn’t follow anyone. The comedian is usually an ephemeral stream of opinions and reactions. So it was surprising to see him post an actual picture Tuesday of him and Jerrod Carmichael laughing on stage

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    Watch Big Mouth’s birth control Bachelorette ahead of season 2 premiere

    Big Mouth was last year’s better-late-than-never sex ed Netflix series from the minds of John Mulaney and Nick Kroll. The cartoon highlighted the angst, struggles, and hilarity of puberty by portraying hormones as imaginary monster friends who haunt the middle school main characters Andrew (Mulaney), Jessi (Jessi Klein), and Nick (Kroll). Netflix teased the upcoming second season with a Bachelorette parody. In the cartoon, Leah (Kat Dennings) learns about her

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