• Comedian Damienne Merlina responds to Ari Shaffir after he blasts her in Comedy Central special (Video)

    When Comedy Central fans tuned in to watch Ari Shaffir’s one hour special, Passive Aggressive, they may have been taken aback by the smattering of nervous laughter that greeted the comedian during his set. Nervous because opening your big moment as a comedian, your hour-long special, with a prolonged, left-field attack on a relatively unknown fellow comedian is, um, certainly an interesting choice. Not to mention an antagonistic, off-putting and

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    Strangers With Candy funniest moments: 10 videos to celebrate one of the greatest comedies

    With the recent announcement from co-creators Amy Sedaris and Paul Dinello that Strangers with Candy, Comedy Central’s late-90s cult classic, will never be resurrected in any way, SWC fans are mourning the loss of Jerri Blank and her excellent taste in whack-ass jewelry. Maybe Jerri has gone back to performing her famous donkey shows in Tijuana; or perhaps she’s finally actualized her “dream” of working in the Artificial Flower Factory.

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    Sarah Silverman rape prevention tips backlash on Twitter is absurd

    Another day, another troll-explosion on Twitter. This one, in particular, was aimed at a very public and well-known female figure with the audacity to make jokes or have an opinion. Next thing you know, they’ll be wanting the damn vote. But this time, those who have their panties in a bunch (if you’ll pardon the expression) are those who usually find themselves on the giving, not receiving end of jokes

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    Chelsea Handler: Bill Cosby ‘tried to Cosby me’

    Why does it sometimes seem like almost no one is safe from the claws of the Cosb-er these days? In a new interview with Esquire, cover girl Chelsea Handler (buck-naked, alongside cover boy Nick Offerman, in the mag’s “Women and Men” issue) shared a particularly creepy experience from her past in which she almost became another notch on Bill Cosby’s alleged victim belt. “Not poor guy!” Chelsea rebuked the writer,

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    Maysoon Zayid wants to kill Internet trolls with kindness, and comedy (Video)

    Comedians and Internet trolls seem to have a peculiar relationship. While nobody relishes getting dumped on by some anonymous shithead on Twitter, Reddit, or anywhere else the subhuman roam, comedians are in the unique position to craft their art around troll fuel. Well respected and beloved comedians like Patton Oswalt and Marc Maron routinely engage with their trolls on Twitter, often to hilarious and devastating effect. But Maysoon Zayid, a

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    Will Ferrell: Down with fraternities and Greek life!

    Question: What do fraternity brothers love more than crushing aluminum cans on their foreheads and shoving pine cones up new pledges’ rectums? Answer: A very good guess would be Will Ferrell movies. After all, it’s hard to forget Ferrell’s hilariously sloppy, scene-stealing performance in 2003’s Old School, and even easier to understand why the Alpha Epsilon Whoevers might latch on to Ferrell as a sort of beer-bonging icon. Which is

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    George Carlin Smithsonian portrait to be unveiled, new Carlin website coming!

    Fans of classic comedy – and, in particular, Carlin purists – are in for one hell of a George injection. On March 27, not only will the late comedian’s official website be re-launched, but his portrait is also to be unveiled at the Smithsonian National Gallery. Featured alongside portraits of Ellen DeGeneres and Groucho Marx, the Smithsonian is highlighting these comedians who have shaped our national dialogue in its “Recognize”

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    Seeing Other People: Hilarious web series probes the awkwardness of a BFF breakup

    It’s hard to think of anyone more qualified than a comedian to shed funny light on the painful process of enduring a friendship breakup. Luckily, with the launch of the new web series Seeing Other People, we get not one comedian, but four of them to mend our broken hearts while tickling our funny bones. The brainchild of writers and actors Brooke Van Poppelen and Giulia Rozzi (who co-star alongside Patrick

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    Amy Sedaris, Paul Dinello: Strangers With Candy will never be revived

    With all the paths to resurrection that canceled-too-soon cult TV classics have at their disposal these days, it’s natural for fans of, well, basically any beloved series fitting that criteria to do some hoping. Alas, for fans of Comedy Central’s 1999-2000 inaugural sitcom, Strangers With Candy, creators Amy Sedaris and Paul Dinello effectively squashed any chance that Jerri Blank could be making a comeback on Netflix, or anywhere else. “I

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    Hannibal Buress getting death threats since calling out Bill Cosby as rapist (Video)

    In an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel’s show Wednesday night, Hannibal Buress intimated that he had received a number of death threats from anonymous sources, after he bravely joked about Bill Cosby’s many rape allegations late last year. Buress undeniably received a score of positive attention, too, for calling into question Cosby’s continued popularity in the face of such damning evidence of abusive, predatory conduct. But Cosby has no shortage of

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    Wyatt Cenac, Adam Brody star in ‘Growing Up and Other Lies’ (Exclusive preview)

    Hitting theaters and On Demand services next Friday, March 20, Growing Up and Other Lies follows one day in the life of Jake, a failed New York City artist about to ditch the Big Apple and relocate to his native Ohio. As a send-off, he invites the members of his bro-posse to walk the entire length of Manhattan, just like they used to. Trouble is, there’s a considerable leap between

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    Andy Samberg will host Emmys so ‘buckle your seat belts!’

    Great news, Lonely Islanders! Andy Samberg announced today that he will host the 2015 Emmys, airing September 20 on Fox. In a statement made earlier, Samberg had the following to say about his hosting gig (and traffic safety): Buckle your seat belts, Emmy viewers! Like, in general you should buckle your seat belts in your car. In fact, even if you’re not an Emmy viewer, you should buckle your seat

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    That Metal Show’s Jim Florentine stars in ‘On the Couch’ web series as therapist (Video)

    Ever since Dr. Katz went on semi-permanent “mental health” vacation, America has yearned for an equally as capable funny “physician” to see to our comedy needs. Enter That Metal Show’s Jim Florentine, whose new web series, On the Couch with Jim Florentine, is primed to give all its viewers a good psychological scrub-down. Premiering March 17 on YouTube, the initial seven episodes will feature a number of up-and-coming comedians, who

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    Late Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon featured in Fusion documentary (Video)

    Mega-Simpsons heads like myself were devastated to hear about the death of Sam Simon, who passed away after a long battle with colon cancer on Sunday, March 8. He was just 59 years old – younger than both of my parents currently are, and certainly much younger than Homer and Marge Simpson would be, if they were aging in real time. But perhaps it’s not fair to say that just

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    Jane Lynch sends off Glee with musical comedy showcase in Austin (Review)

    While Gleeks everywhere are singing funeral dirges over the loss of their beloved Fox franchise, at least one Glee cast member is experiencing sensational new life after TV death. But really, if anyone’s going to rise out of the ashes, guns blazing, of the mega-popular high school musical dramedy, why wouldn’t it be the indomitable Jane Lynch? Taking to the Paramount Theatre stage in Austin on Friday, March 6, Lynch

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