• Simpsons showrunner disputes Apu write-off reports

    The Simpsons are playing clean-up after an Indiewire interview with producer Adi Shankar claimed that the beloved Kwik-E-Mart shopkeep will be written off the animated series. Showrunner Al Jean tweeted, “Adi Shankar is not a producer on the Simpsons. I wish him the very best but he does not speak for our show.” Shankar responded, “Let’s work towards common ground.” The producer has been running a scriptwriting competition for diverse

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    Gabriel Iglesias Beyond The Fluffy tour dates announced

    Comedian Gabriel Iglesias announced the dates for his Beyond The Fluffy World Tour on Monday. The plus-size comic will hit 46 cities in North America next year bringing his accessible brand of light-hearted (and heavy-weighted) humor to the masses. Las Vegas, Dallas, Phoenix, and Portland are amongst the cities the Fluffy Train will make stops in 2019. “There is no greater thrill for me than to perform stand-up live,” Iglesias said

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    Michael Keaton, Seth Rogen star in John McAfee dark comedy King of the Jungle

    Michael Keaton will go rogue in King of the Jungle, according to a Deadline report. Keaton and Seth Rogen will star in the dark comedy based on the absurdly true story of McAfee Antivirus software creator John McAfee. Keaton will star as McAfee while Rogen will play Wired investigator Ari Furman. McAfee was a tech genius who created the popular antivirus software, cashed-in his fortune, and left modern civilization to

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    Chris Rock to direct Kevin Hart in Co-Parenting divorce comedy

    Looks like Chris Rock is getting back behind the camera—with Kevin Hart in front of it. Deadline reports Rock is in negotiations to direct the Ride Along star in Co-Parenting, a comedy from producer Will Packer and Universal Pictures. Co-Parenting is about a stay-at-home dad—presumably played by Hart—who raises the kids while his CEO wife serves as the family’s moneymaker. As described by Deadline, the main character “finds himself in

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    Jessica Williams attending Four Weddings and a Funeral on Hulu

    Mindy Kaling wrote a dope role for a dope queen. Jessica Williams will star in Four Weddings and a Funeral, an upcoming Hulu limited series based on the 1994 film starring Andie MacDowell and Hugh Grant. This will be the former Daily Show correspondent’s return to streaming since her Netflix original movie The Incredible Jessica James came out last year. She joins the Harry Potter universe in November starring as

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    Netflix cancelled American Vandal and the internet is not happy about it

    Netflix just made a boo boo. American Vandal will not return for a third season, the leading streaming service announced on Friday. “We’re very grateful to the creators, writers, cast and crew for bringing their innovative comedy to Netflix,” according to a statement that called the show’s high brow jokes on low brow subjects “unique and unconventional humor.” Well, people are mad. American Vandal was a mockumentary true crime series

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    F is for Family introduces Vince Vaughn on Netflix next month (Video)

    Bill Burr and his dysfunctional cartoon F is for Family will return to Netflix for a third season next month, the streaming service announced Thursday. Earlier this month, Netflix confirmed that the series had added Vince Vaughn as a guest star for the new season. Burr has recruited an impressive voice cast for his show based on his 1970s Irish-American upbringing. The Breaking Bad star voices flawed patriarch Frank Murphy,

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    Broad City final season ends Age of the ‘Gross’ Girl

    Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson are running all over Broad City in the trailer for its fifth and final season. The hit Comedy Central series returns one last time on January 24, 2019. Broad City, created by Glazer and Jacobson, has been critically acclaimed since its debut in 2014, boasting a 99% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Its rabid fan base of young women have been overjoyed to see a hysterically

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    Full Frontal thinks Fox News has white power on the mind

    Samantha Bee spotted a glaring typo on a Fox News tweet about Wednesday’s bomb deliveries. Someone with the keys to the Twitter account mistakenly wrote ‘white power’ instead of ‘white powder.’ In a clip from Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, the host points out the odd autocorrect while suggesting there’s only one way for Siri to default to the racist catchphrase. Fox News has since deleted a breaking news tweet

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    Rosie O’Donnell is engaged!

    Rosie O’Donnell is engaged! The 56-year-old comedian announced the engagement to her girlfriend of a year, police officer Elizabeth Rooney. Radar reported that the League of Their Own star proposed back in the summer, but her new fiancé confirmed the speculation in a Tuesday Instagram post.   View this post on Instagram   Y E S ❤💍 A post shared by E L I Z A B E T H

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    Pete Holmes new HBO special has a premiere date

    Pete Holmes is crashing HBO with a new hourlong stand-up special Pete Holmes: Dirty Clean. The You Made It Weird podcast host will tape the special at the Aladdin Theatre in Portland. Naturally, go where the weirdos roam. Holmes, who recently celebrated the birth of his first child Lila in September, has been on a tear with HBO. He began his relationship with the premium subscription channel in 2016 with

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    The Laughspin Interview with Jason Salmon (Exclusive Tracks)

    Jason Salmon operates on one principle: If it’s funny, it’s funny. Unlike comedy purists, the engineer-turned-actor-turned-comedian is not above altering his jokes if he finds them to be too offensive. He ultimately arrives at the same decision in an end-around fashion that doesn’t involve morals, political correctness, or empathy for those offended by jokes. Salmon, whose album Force of Nature debuts October 23, wants everyone in the room to be brought

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    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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