• DL Hughley enters late night landscape next week with The DL Hughley Show

    DL Hughley is coming to late night next week. Starting on Monday, March 18, the outspoken comic is bringing his brash style to TV One with The DL Hughley Show. The talk show will combine the usual elements of late night variety shows: news, entertainment, social media, comedy bits, guest interviews, and roundtable discussions. Co-host Jasmine Sanders will join the always-opinionated Hughley on the hour-long show. The show seems like

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    Dave Chappelle gives Will Smith stand-up lessons on Bucket List episode

    Will Smith received a lesson in stand-up comedy from Dave Chappelle for his new Facebook Watch show, Will Smith’s Bucket List. But Smith’s stand-up experience is a life lesson for us all. When Smith celebrated his 50th birthday, he decided to tackle his bucket list in a series of episodes on Facebook Watch. His first episodes follow the Aladdin star as he skydives and swims with sharks—it has the potential

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    Kevin Hart is fine; announces Netflix stand-up special

    Kevin Hart will release his first Netflix original stand-up special on Tuesday, April 2. On Instagram, Hart told his followers, “Mark your calendars damn it.” Fresh off of not-hosting this year’s Oscars, titled Kevin Hart: Irresponsible, will feature the comic joking about his “friends, family, travel…and a year filled with irresponsible behavior.” The hour-long special was taped during the Irresponsible Tour’s sold-out stop in London. As we all know by

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    Santa Clarita Diet family faces new challenges in Season Three trailer

    Santa Clarita Diet returns to Netflix for Season Three and the new official trailer hints at some juicy plot twists to sink your teeth into. In the trailer, realtor-turned zombie Sheila (Drew Barrymore) and her still-human husband Joel (Timothy Olyphant) face a whole new set of questions surrounding their new lives together. Will daughter Abby (Liv Hewson) get fed up living with her blood-hungry mom? Is the ‘Bewarew The Knights

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    Comedy Central prioritizes original web series with new YouTube channel

    Comedy Central expanded its commitment to original digital programming this week. The network dropped a teaser video on Wednesday to announce the new Comedy Central Originals YouTube channel. The new YouTube channel is a “one-stop shop” for Comedy Central’s original digital content. It also aims to showcase emerging talent that has not yet made it onto the network. Comedy Central Originals will offer fans new and returning digital series, social

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    Idris Elba celebrates SNL hosting gig with Aidy Bryant in promo video

    Idris Elba got the call almost every actor wants to receive: He’s hosting Saturday Night Live. In the teaser video for this week’s show, Elba walks down the street in Manhattan wearing a cardigan and beanie hat when he receives the news. That magical call instantly transports him from the sidewalk straight to the SNL sound stage in Rockefeller Center. Elba strolls straight past the bumbling intern into Studio 8H. A

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    Former Daily Show correspondent to lead ‘evil’ CBS drama

    Aasif Mandvi is evil. Well, he may not actually be evil, but he is co-starring in the new CBS drama called Evil. The former Daily Show correspondent is excited to”play a guy named Ben” in the upcoming supernatural pilot. Mandvi plays deeply skeptical, blue-collar carpenter Ben. He is recruited to join a priest-in-training named David to investigate mysterious situations with a clinical psychologist named Kristen. The British comedian stars with

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    Ali Wong ramps up acting resume with virtual reality project

    Ali Wong has crossed over into artificial intelligence. The Baby Cobra comedian is lending her voice for the upcoming virtual reality project called Bonfire from Baobab Studios. The interactive, alien-themed adventure allows the comic and writer to continue her voiceover work. Just last year, Wong lent her vocal talents to Ralph Breaks the Internet and to the children’s animated series OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes. Bonfire is an interactive story

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    New Conan O’Brien podcast goes ‘inside Conan’…without Conan

    Conan O’Brien expanded his Team Coco content over the weekend with a new behind-the-scenes podcast. Inside Conan: An Important Hollywood Podcast debuted last Friday. The new podcast is already number five on the iTunes US comedy podcast rankings as of this writing. Inside Conan is co-hosted by two writers and producers from O’Brien’s half-hour late-night show, Conan. The podcast takes listeners “behind the pompadour” to explore “petty office dramas,” “hot

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    Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph really want you to think they hosted the Oscars

    Sunday night’s Oscars got some comedic help from Tina Fey, Maya Rudolph, and Amy Poehler. The Saturday Night Live alumni kicked off the hostless Academy Awards with an upbeat tone and quick pace on a night that featured lots of music and minimal bits. After the original host, Kevin Hart, stepped down from the gig amid controversy over old tweets, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences confirmed that

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    Amy Schumer tour dates canceled amid pregnancy complications

    Amy Schumer canceled her remaining tour dates due to pregnancy complications over the weekend. While Schumer is uncomfortably ill, she assured her fans that, “the baby and I are healthy and everything looks good.” On Saturday, Schumer posted on Instagram that she needed to cancel the remainder of her tour for both her and her baby’s health. Schumer began her current national tour in November in New York. She was

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    Bo Burnham casts Jaboukie Young-White, Danielle Macdonald in next movie

    Bo Burnham will follow his Eighth Grade success with a comedy starring Jaboukie Young-White and Danielle Macdonald. The two actors are in negotiations to appear in the film, which Burnham will produce alongside Chris Storer. Burnham wrote the film and Amy York Rubin will direct. Originally titled Gay Kid and Fat Chick, the comedy-drama will revolve around two costumed vigilante outcasts (The Beaver and Gold Bitch) who seek revenge on

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    The Lonely Island will start first-ever tour at Bonnaroo

    The Lonely Island is launching a two-week tour of the East Coast and Midwest this June. So you can start making your summer travel plans to Minneapolis now. The Emmy-winning trio, who rose to fame on Saturday Night Live, will perform at the prestigious Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Tennessee on June 15. Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone will then start their first major tour in Washington,

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    Jussie Smollett hoax story gets The Daily Show treatment

    Daily Show Senior Culture Correspondent Jaboukie Young-White is ready for the role of a Lifetime. Or at least a role on Lifetime. On Tuesday night’s Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Young-White notes his similarities to Jussie Smollett: they are both black, gay, and actors. While Trevor Noah does not think that the two look alike, Young-White says, “to white people I do and hopefully to whoever is casting the Jussie

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    Crazy Rich Asians star Awkwafina joins Jumanji sequel

    Awkwafina is confirmed to star in the Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle sequel. The crossover comedic actress and rapper will join returning cast members Dewayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Nick Jonas, and Karen Gillan in an unannounced, but apparently significant, role. The casting adds to Awkwafina’s fast-growing list of credits—just for 2019 alone. She is working with an all-female writing room to create a 10-episode, half-hour series for Comedy Central, simply

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