• Conan O’Brien’s response to Conan writer Andrés du Bouchet’s Twitter rant is perfect

    Conan O’Brien took to Twitter to respond to one of his staff writer’s public war on late night comedy. Andrés du Bouchet (@dubouchet)has been a writer for O’Brien since 2008 when the red-headed comedian was at NBC on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. du Bouchet stayed on subsequent Team Coco staffs at The Tonight Show and Conan. On his Twitter Thursday night, the writer ranted about the apparently dire state

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    Jon Stewart announces Daily Show departure date. Win tickets to final taping (Video)

    Jon Stewart announced that the end of his historic reign at Comedy Central will end on Aug. 6. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart loses its iconic host after 16 years behind the satirical-news desk. Stewart annonuced his retirement back in February to the shock and surprise of his fans. He told viewers that they didn’t deserve “an even slightly restless host” and that he had no specific plans for his

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    Amy Schumer, John Oliver win Peabody Awards + Amy Schumer’s hilarious booty video!

    Amy Schumer and John Oliver join fellow Comedy Central cohorts Jon Stewart and Key & Peele as Peabody Award Winners. The Peabody Awards are given annually for various media. “The single criteria for receiving a Peabody Award is excellence,” says its website. Unlike the Oscars or Emmys, there are no set number of winners each year and there are no categories. Television shows, radio broadcasts, documentaries and online media are

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    Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser comes to Crackle this summer (Trailer)

    Fans of the cult hit Joe Dirt can get a taste of the upcoming sequel Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser today. Crackle.com released a trailer for the follow-up to David Spade’s 2001 box office bomb. Despite its measly $27 million gross in theaters, Joe Dirt grew an enormous fan base on DVD and cable. David Spade returns as the white trash mullet-rocking redneck who is now a family man. “He’s

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    Sarah Silverman apologizes to New York club owner after #Ask4More video controversy

    Sarah Silverman caused controversy last week when she implied that comedy club owner Al Martin paid her less for a stand-up set because she was a female comic. She put out a public apology to Martin on Tuesday, acknowledging that her story was “HARDLY an example of the wage gap.” She went on to say she regrets that she “mentioned Al by name—it should have been a nameless, faceless anecdote

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    Eddie Murphy to receive Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for Humor

    Eddie Murphy will receive this year’s Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the Kennedy Center announced. The annual prize is awarded for “a fearless observer of society, who startled many while delighting and informing many more with [an] uncompromising perspective on social injustice and personal folly” according to a release from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Eddie Murphy found a resurgence in media coverage following his

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    Netflix lands Ricky Gervais satire starring Eric Bana, reaffirming commitment to comedy

    Netflix landed the rights to Ricky Gervais’ comedy flick Special Correspondents. Gervais wrote the script and will direct the film starring Erica Bana as a struggling New York-based radio journalist. In classic War of the Worlds fashion, he fakes front-line war reports from his Manhattan hideout in an attempt to save his job. The movie is due out some time in 2016. Netflix has shown a growing commitment to comedies, recently snagging Tina

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    Denis Leary ‘Benders’ hockey comedy headed to IFC

    Denis Leary gets another TV show greenlit as IFC has ordered eight episodes of Benders. The half-hour hockey comedy developed under the title Uncle Chubby’s follows a group of friends bonded by an undying obsession with their amateur hockey league. None of the members are near-professional or even truly amateur athletes but that doesn’t stop them from playing slow, out-of-shape, “Hey guys, hold on a second!” hockey. IFC president Jennifer

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    Daily Show names Trevor Noah as Jon Stewart’s successor

    Comedy Central has chosen an heir— Trevor Noah will replace Jon Stewart as host of The Daily Show. Jon Stewart shocked fans in February when he unexpectedly announced that he will be leaving The Daily Show after 17 years. Just when speculation over David Letterman and Craig Ferguson’s replacements had wrapped up, the Internet could not stop coming up with moronic successor lists for the “restless host.” The #JonStewartReplacements tweets

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    Kevin Smith confirms Mallrats sequel with cast preview (Photo)

    Kevin Smith made waves last week when he announced the shooting schedule for his next slate of films: Clerks 3 in May, long-pondered hockey flick Hit Somebody this fall and Tusk spin-off Moose Jaws in February 2016. At the end of the announcement he teased a project no one suspected and most people don’t even want. Smith hints, “But after that? I smell a rat…” Yes. 1995 stoner comedy Mallrats

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    Ricky Gervais’ Netflix show ‘Derek’ signs off with an hour special. Watch the trailer now!

    Derek Noakes is returning to Netflix one last time for a one-hour heartfelt Derek special. Ricky Gervais reprises his British retirement home caretaker one last time in the United States on April 3. It already aired in the U.K. in December. Derek captivated American audiences after its original British runs on Channel 4. Gervais even earned an Emmy and Golden Globe nomination for the show’s first season. The special arrives

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    Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber: Natasha Leggero slays Kevin Hart, Ludacris, Shaquille O’Neal (Video)

    Natasha Leggero takes no prisoners in the upcoming Justin Bieber roast on Comedy Central. In this promo clip from Comedy Central’s Roast of Justin Bieber, the Last Comic Standing comedian tore into the evening’s Roast Master Kevin Hart. “Kevin Hart does all his own stunts,” Leggero starts. “He gets out of his own chair…he goes up on his wife.” Leggero took out Kevin Hart, Ludacris, Justin Bieber and Shaquille O’Neal

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    Marc Maron returns to IFC for third season of ‘Maron’ on May 14 (Video)

    Podcast giant Marc Maron returns as comedian Marc Maron in the IFC comedy series Maron on Mar—I mean, May 14. Maron has enjoyed two popular seasons on IFC and has gained more fans after being made available for binge-watching on Netflix. The Thinky Pain comedian tackles a whole new slew of worries in season 3. Fictional Marc is trying to launch a new talk show, help a friend father a

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    MTV2’s Guy Code explores life without porn in season finale (Exclusive video)

    Wednesday’s season finale of MTV2’s Guy Code imagines the terrifying, scary world of life without porn. This isn’t the post-apocalyptic Internet-down world we all silently fear. We’re talking about a petrifying porn world where the pizza delivery guy only delivers a pizza. Say it isn’t so! In this exclusive Guy Code video, Lil Duval, Andrew Schulz, Byron Bowers and the rest of the Guy Code gang explore the ridiculous premises of cheesy

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    Eddie Murphy did NOT perform stand-up at the Comedy Store last night

    Despite, multiple reports implying he did Eddie Murphy did not make a return to stand-up comedy for the first time in over 25 years last night. Murphy didn’t perform at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles on Thursday night– but that didn’t stop a flurry of excited Twitter users and Web sites to report it anyway. It all started when Arsenio Hall tweeted out the following: Yo @Eddiemurphy … just went on

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