• 13 times Harry Shearer made Simpsons fans say ‘Exxxxxcellent!’

    Doh! When it was recently announced that Harry Shearer would be leaving The Simpsons after 26 years, mega-fans were feeling a bit more than what a mere annoyed grunt could express. It’s not just the fact that Shearer is departing – following what amounts to virtually an entire career lifetime with one series, it’s reasonable to expect that the stars will want to retire gracefully and move on when the timing

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    Amy Poehler and Tina Fey action figures? Is it Christmas tomorrow?

    Yes, Internet, it’s true. In case you missed this crime-fighting bombshell tidbit from last week’s kickass news cycle, there are now actual Tina Fey and Amy Poehler action figures. And bless them, the package even comes with a little news desk. (Kind of like Wonder Woman’s invisible jet, but more snarky and intellectual). Batteries not included, but you won’t need ’em: just seat the ladies in front a slideshow of ludicrous

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    Tracy Morgan settles with Walmart in lawsuit over 2014 car crash

    Did the Walton family make a New Years resolution to be less cartoonishly evil or something? If so, it seems they’ve been really trying to stick by it. First, there was the announcement in February that Walmart would be raising its minimum wage for workers to at least $9 per hour. And now, we’ve gotten word last week that the big box conglomerate has “done right by” Tracy Morgan, who

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    Margaret Cho: the PsyCHO comedian has Tooken our hearts again (INTERVIEW)

    Oh, Margaret Cho. Whether she’s psycho, or one bad mother, or charitably spreading her charity through charitable acts – like a little campaign you may have heard of, #BeRobin – the unstoppable comedian and actress never ceases to amaze, surprise, and blow audiences completely away. And get this; she’s been doing stand-up since she was 14. Fourteen. What were you doing at fourteen? If you’re like me, you were probably

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    21 Chris Farley life lessons: What we learned from the man who was Matt Foley

    This year Tommy Boy turned 20 years old. So, I promptly went out and bought a subscription to AARP Magazine. And then exclaimed “holy shnikes!” as any sensible Chris Farley fan would do. But for real, it’s really been 20 years? Seems like only yesterday we were reenacting all our favorite lines from the very best Farley/Spade vehicle – and truthfully, who doesn’t still bust out “fat guy in a

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    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Laughter and the art of survival

    I just finished watching Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt for a third time on Netflix, and I’m having some feelings about it. Namely, wow. They really did it. They managed to make a sitcom with a central premise that revolves around a victim of kidnapping and abuse. Yup, that actually happened. And the narrative is so spot-on that many elements of the show’s storyline appear to be lifted directly from a few

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    Inside Amy Schumer third season premieres tonight on Comedy Central. Prepare to be pleased.

    Oh, Amy Schumer, how will we ever stop having gi-normous comedy crushes on you if you don’t quit being so goddamn awesome? But actually, a better question probably is, why would we want to stop in the first place? After the smash success of Inside Amy Schumer’s first two seasons, a lot of pressure must be riding on the Schum crew to keep coming up with killer, bite-sized comedy that

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    Comedy Dynamics to premiere Coming to the Stage, series hosted by Dan Levy (Video)

    For those of you out there who just can’t get enough of stand-up packaged into TV series form, there’s good news sliding down the story shoot for you. On May 6, production company Comedy Dynamics will debut Coming To The Stage, a new six-part series that will spotlight several up-and-coming comedians. Hosted by Dan Levy, Coming To The Stage is, like much of Comedy Dynamics’ body of work, a valiant

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    Bob Odenkirk, David Cross Netflix series will feature Paul F. Tompkins, Brian Posehn, many more!

    Now, this is super exciting. Rumor has it that your favorite coked-up comedy uncles, Bob Odenkirk and David Cross, will be bringing a powerhouse backup team with them when their new Netflix series launches. The title of the forthcoming show is what we all wish we were: With Bob and David. Well, we may not get to partake directly in the action, but a number of equally as awesome comedians

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    Kenan Thompson calls Bill Cosby a ‘monster’ during stand-up set

    When even the star of Fat Albert is calling his integrity into question, things might really be over for Bill Cosby, career-wise. During a stand-up show at the University of Pittsburgh on Monday, Kenan Thompson, who played the titular character in the film adaptation of Cosby’s classic cartoon series, called Cosby a “monster” and spoke at length about the comedian’s numerous rape allegations, according to an account from one of

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    Disney’s Frozen 2 ‘Animation Domination’ treatment is gruesome. Also, it’s hilarious (Video)

    Commence the melting of our cold, dead, cynical hearts! Things were exciting enough when Disney first let it slip that there might be a sequel to Frozen, its hugely popular animated juggernaut. Exciting, if not terribly surprising: the film has since become the highest grossing animated movie of all time, and took home a slew of statuettes in 2014, including the Oscar for Best Animated Feature. But now, as was announced

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    Luisa Omielan thigh gap video goes viral. Comedian gets 8 million views on Facebook!

    British comedian Luisa Omielan is, like her hero Beyoncé, bold and unafraid. Unafraid of enjoying the shit out of a high-calorie dinner, unafraid of “upgrading” her self-esteem, and COMPLETELY unafraid of de-pantsing herself, onstage, on camera, right in the middle of the Melbourne Comedy Festival. In the process, she’s also managed to amass more than 8 million views of the proceeding video on Facebook. Have you even met 8 million

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    Chris Rock calls attention to racist cops; posts selfie every time he is pulled over

    It’s hard to read the news these days without encountering one infuriating story after another about white cops getting away with killing unarmed black people. While it’s certainly true that not every cop is racist, there has been an unprecedented amount of brutality and violence against people of color captured on video, then distributed to the entire world through social media channels. Perhaps no one has been as vocal about

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    Terrifying Lucille Ball statue needs to be removed!

    Now here’s one from the truly freaky files. By now, most every American with basic access to cable television or a standard Internet hookup is well familiar with I Love Lucy. Even more so than her show, it’s easy to visualize images of her iconic face: it’s been almost 26 years since her death, but the groundbreaking actress and comedienne is still imminently recognizable. Therefore, it’s kind of amazing that

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    Robin Williams Trust Restricts use of comedian’s likeness for 25 years

    While absolutely everyone is still mourning the hell out of Robin Williams, this bit of news is perhaps the one instance where fans might feel relieved that they won’t be seeing more of the comedian any time soon. As reported earlier last week, it was revealed that the Robin Williams Trust has imposed very strict control over the likeness rights of the beloved late comedian and actor. Specifically, no commercial

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