• The Joker trailer has comedians relating so hard

    The new Joker trailer ends with Joaquin Phoenix’s character stating, “I used to think that my life was a tragedy, but now I realize it’s a comedy.” The film revolves around the origin story of the famed comic book villain as a failed stand-up comedian. Now (actual) comedians are taking to Twitter to share their opinion on the trailer, which comes just after Fox revealed their Joker character for the

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    Comedy Central adds Chris Distefano, Julian McCullough to podcast roster

    Comedy Central is pulling from its talent base to expand its reach in podcasting. On Wednesday, the network announced two new podcasts: Stand-Up w/ Chris Distefano and Your 2 Dads w/ Sean and Julian. DiStefano previously signed an overall deal with the comedy cable channel. The two shows will add to CC’s global podcast network. That platform originally launched in 2017 with The Jim Jefferies Show Podcast. Despite a wealth

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    Netflix renews Ricky Gervais dark comedy After Life for Season Two

    Netflix renewed Ricky Gervais’s dark comedy After Life for a second season. The little show that could, with only six half-hour episodes, was renewed by the streaming giant less than a month after the first season’s premiere. Gervais created and directed the series. Gervais plays Tony, a man who had a perfect life until his wife dies of breast cancer. Now, he is on a mission to punish the world.

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    Kumail Nanjiani cast to go back in time in new movie

    Kumail Nanjiani will star in the upcoming comedy-adventure film Any Person, Living Or Dead. Nanjiani will lead the history-based laugher as a reclusive scientist with a homemade time machine. Despite his best efforts to use the device to solve the world’s problems with the help of historical leaders, things go very, very poorly. Unfortunately, great thinkers like Shakespeare and George Washington and medieval men are not accustomed to modern ways

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    Nipsey Hussle: Kevin Hart, Michael Che, and more comedians mourn rapper’s death

    Slain rapper Nipsey Hussle’s influence went beyond hip hop and reached deep into the comedy community. Many comics are remembering the artist and paying tribute to his life on social media. The Los Angeles-based rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur, and activist was killed by apparent gang-related gunfire on Sunday. The 33-year old Grammy-nominated artist was scheduled to appear at an anti-gang violence meeting with the LAPD on Monday. Hussle turned his life

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    The Joker shows his face in Gotham teaser video

    Gotham fans can now get a sneak peek at guest star Cameron Monaghan as The Joker—just in time for April Fool’s Day. The Fox show will air its two-part series finale on April 18 (titled They Did What?) and April 25 (titled The Beginning…). The Joker will appear in the final episode of the show, as it ends its fifth season with a bang. The terrifying, scarred, and balding Joker,

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    Ilana Glazer’s horror movie just started filming

    Broad City star Ilana Glazer must not believe in vacations because the Comedy Central darling is already off to her next gig. Glazer ended her fifth and final season on the massively popular comedy series on Thursday. She will now star in her own horror movie, False Positive. How will her unique sense of millennial humor and strong visual gags translate to the horror genre? Glazer also co-wrote the horror

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    WWE, Vince McMahon get the John Oliver treatment on Last Week Tonight (UPDATE)

    Update: WWE responds to John Oliver The WWE has responded since John Oliver tore the corporation, and its CEO Vince McMahon, to shred on Sunday night’s episode of Last Week Tonight. In a statement to Deadline, WWE reps wrote, “John Oliver is clearly a clever and humorous entertainer, however the subject matter covered in his WWE segment is no laughing matter. Prior to airing, WWE responded to his producers refuting

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    SNL stars Michael Che, Colin Jost tag team for WrestleMania 35

    Saturday Night Live stars Michael Che and Colin Jost are moving from behind the Weekend Update desk into the WrestleMania ring. At the WWE Monday Night Raw event in Boston, the two comics appeared via satellite video for a five-minute chat with Braun Strowman. The wrestler challenged the pair to a match at the upcoming event in April and the comics—possibly fearing for their lives?!— promised they would join him

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    Apple TV Plus: Will comedy get a big cut of the $1 billion pie?

    Apple TV Plus is now official! Apple already has plans to spend a reported $1 billion in original content from Kumail Nanjiani, Steve Carell, James Corden, and other celebrities. Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the new streaming content service at the company’s It’s Show Time keynote address on Monday. The company does not seem like it will ease slowly into the streaming game. Apple TV Plus will launch this fall. While $1

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    Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter to reprise Bill and Ted roles in 2020

    Party on dudes! Bill and Ted are hitting the theaters again. The third installment of the stoner franchise will open August 21, 2020. Bill and Ted Face the Music will begin filming this summer in New Orleans. Original leads Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter will reprise their roles as Theodore “Ted” Logan and William “Bill” S. Preston Esq, respectively. The two ‘Wyld Stallyns’ announced the upcoming film in a short

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    Bob Newhart to headline first Minneapolis Comedy Festival

    Bob Newhart will perform at the newly-announced Minneapolis Comedy Festival this June. The 89-year old comedy icon has his own theater show in a festival line-up that includes Seth Meyers, Cedric the Entertainer, D.L. Hughley, and more. The weeklong, inaugural festival will be held at venues throughout Minneapolis. The Midwestern city has a vibrant stand-up scene with multiple clubs, theaters, and newer venues featuring comedy. In 2016, Thrillist called Minnesota

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    Roseanne Barr makes first stand-up appearance since Roseanne cancelation

    Roseanne Barr is back on stage. The controversial comic performed stand-up on Saturday for the first time since ABC canceled her Roseanne remake series last spring. She joined a clearly surprised and delighted Andrew Dice Clay for an impromptu performance at the Laugh Factory at The Tropicana in Las Vegas. The two outspoken comics, who rose to fame in the 1980s, even danced together in front of a wildly cheering

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    Stephen Colbert: Donald Trump’s doing my Colbert Report character

    Stephen Colbert criticized his own performance during the early days of The Late Show and to also criticize President Donald Trump. He received a standing ovation for his appearance on Saturday at An Evening with Stephen Colbert at the PaleyFest in Los Angeles. The sold out event was moderated by Pete Holmes. Despite his current ratings success, the late night host described the tumult during his first six months on

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    Jamestown’s National Comedy Center made official with Trump signature

    The National Comedy Center in Jamestown, NY is now the official U.S. cultural institution celebrating and preserving the art of comedy. President Donald Trump signed legislation on Tuesday to recognize that the state-of-the-art museum complex “exists for the exclusive purpose of celebrating comedy in all of its forms.” The legislation that Trump signed was part of a larger bill on natural resources management policy. Congress passed that bill two weeks

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