• How High 2 comes out on 420 Day; Mike Epps returns as Baby Powder

    How High 2, a sequel to the classic 2001 stoner comedy, will appropriately premiere on April 20, 2019—and Mike Epps will return as the pimp-slapping Baby Powder. How High starred rappers Method Man and Redman as two underachievers who smoke their dead friend’s ashes and get into Harvard University when their friend’s ghost gives them the answers to an SAT-like test. The two will not return for the sequel. Epps’s

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    Late night round-up: Mo Welch, Colin Quinn

    Not a lot of stand-up on the late night shows this week. Mo Welch made a solid late night stand-up debut on Conan where she reminds everyone how weird it is to be from Normal, Illinois. Certainly worth a watch. Colin Quinn popped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert this week. Quinn did not do any stand-up, but he did give us a taste of his new one-man show

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    Brooklyn Nine-Nine renewed at NBC

    NBC seems happy with their decision to pick up Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The network renewed the popular cop sitcom for a seventh season on Wednesday. Season 7 will be Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s second season at NBC. Brooklyn Nine-Nine aired five seasons at Fox before the network curiously canceled the cult comedy led by Andy Samberg, Melissa Fumero, and Stephanie Beatriz. Fox cited low ratings, but fans lost their minds on social media, enough so

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    Daniel Sloss: People that get offended by jokes don’t have any friends

    Daniel Sloss looks like the water boy at a tiki torch rally. You’d never pit the Scottish comedian for a male ally in the war against toxic masculinity just by looking at him, but he’s made it the focus of his new show, Daniel Sloss: X. Sloss, who has made waves in the States with his two-part debut Netflix special Live Shows, frequently admits that his opinions are works in

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    Brody Stevens: comedian, actor dead at 48 by apparent suicide

    Comedian Brody Stevens was found dead Friday afternoon in Los Angeles. Police are investigating the cause of death as suicide by hanging. He was 48. The well-liked comic was found shortly before 1:00 p.m. The Blast reported that Stevens had told friends that he took himself off his medications amid worries that they were dulling his creativity. The Chelsea Lately panelist spoke about his struggles with mental health in the past,

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    Late night round-up: Adam Ferrara, Mo Amer

    Presidents’ Day was a quiet week for late night stand-up with several shows taking the full week off. Jimmy Kimmell Live! and Conan aired reruns, but a couple of comedians delivered tight sets for those tuning in. Mo Amer stopped by The Tonight Show while perennial veteran Adam Ferrara made an appearance on The Late Late Show. Here’s a couple of stand-up sets to get you 10 minutes closer to

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    Mindy Kaling signs massive overall deal with Warner Brothers

    Mindy Kaling logs another big money payday after her latest deal with Warner Brothers. Kaling reportedly signed a six-year overall deal for $8.5 million per year, according to Deadline. The overall deal comes just weeks after the Mindy Project star broke records at Sundance selling her movie Late Night to Amazon for $13 million. Warner Brothers’ TV production house won an apparent bidding war for the writer-producer-actress. Kaling had been

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    Lena Waithe will teach you How To Make Love To A Black Woman

    Lena Waithe just landed a new comedy series at Showtime. How To Make Love To A Black Woman (Who May Be Working Through Some Sh*t) will be an anthology series of multi-part, half-hour episodes dealing with the humor and harrowing nature of sexual secrets. Waithe will executive produce the show with Rich Rajani and Cathy Kisakye. Showtime inked a first-look deal with Waithe in 2018. Showtime’s President of Entertainment Gary

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    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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