• 8 great rape jokes to highlight Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Stand-up comedy has always had a complicated relationship with sexual assault. Rape jokes happen often in comedy. Many notable comedians make them including Dave Chappelle, Louis C.K., Daniel Tosh, George Carlin, and Sarah Silverman. If you Google “rape jokes,” you’ll find a lot of think pieces debating whether or not you ‘can’ joke about the touchy topic. While these jokes are common, some people

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    Childish Gambino gives away Adidas at Coachella in the most Childish Gambino way

    Donald Glover is hawking shoes in the most Gambino possible way. The comedian-rapper-actor-writer-multi-hyphenate released a nearly seven-minute short film starring Mo’Nique to promote his new shoe line with Adidas. The shoes are a re-imagination of classic Adidas styles including the Nizza, the Continental 80, and the Lacombe, but the shoes themselves get lost in the bizarre and absurdist filmmaking style of Glover. In the video, Mo’Nique chides and gives Glover

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    Late night round-up: Ronny Chieng crushes on The Tonight Show; other late night shows blackball stand-ups

    Seth Meyers continues to show no love for stand-up comedy on Late Night with Seth Meyers. He extended his Thursday night show so he wouldn’t have to cut Leslie Jones and her Game of Thrones segment, presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, or the instantly infamous Mueller report. He couldn’t extend the show six minutes one time to squeeze in a talented up-and-coming stand-up? What’s the deal, Seth?! Late night TV had

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    EXCLUSIVE: Jim Gaffigan channels inner Craigslist creep in Drunk Parents clip

    At this point, I think we’re all in agreement that Jim Gaffigan is a real actor person in addition to being a beloved stand-up comedian. Gaffigan next stars in Drunk Parents, a comedy led by Alec Baldwin and Salma Hayek. Laughspin has an exclusive clip of the Jim Gaffigan Show star being a movie star. Drunk Parents follows two upper-class parents who go broke shortly after their daughter goes off

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    Will Arturo Castro be Comedy Central’s next sketch comedy star?

    Comedy Central released a trailer for its next (hopefully) hit sketch series, Alternatino with Arturo Castro. Alternatino will showcase star and creator Arturo Castro’s perspective on relationships, life’s awkward moments, and what it means to be a Latin millennial. The sketch series premieres this summer. Viewers may recognize Castro from his role as Jaime on the recently departed hit Broad City. “Comedy Central has been my home for the past

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    Comedy Central sketch show proposes a White Tax on racism

    Chicago-based sketch group 3Peat wants racists to pay in their new sketch, White Tax. The sketch, released as a Comedy Central Digital Original, has the group playing Steve Jobs-like characters at new product launch. They describe the next big thing as “a timely and elegant penalty for people who do racist stuff.” The group behind the sketch began when several improvers from The Second City and the iO Theater were

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    Bernie Sanders ain’t happy on Tax Day in satirical video

    James Adomian is trying to get you through Tax Day as Bernie Sanders. The comedian and voice actor dusted off his Sanders impression to release a new YouTube video. In the video, Adomian plays the 2020 presidential hopeful as he tries to cram 10 years of tax returns into one day. The video shows Sanders sadly realizing how rich he is and therefore doesn’t pay enough taxes. The presidential candidate

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    SNL recap: Emma Stone is wasted on subpar sketches

    Emma Stone came back to SNL for her fourth time as host. Stone’s first time hosting was in 2010 and in the nine years since she has become a hosting fave. While Stone has a lot of experience on the SNL stage, the episode might have belonged to BTS. The show referenced the super popular K-Pop boy band a lot. The screams from the audience every time BTS was mentioned

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    Late night round-up: Nate Bargatze, Kenny Deforest prevent stand-up blackout

    Stand-up comedy was almost blacked out of late night these last two weeks. The Tonight Show was the only network talk show to feature a stand-up in the whole week—the hilarious Nate Bargatze last Friday. This week, Kenny Deforest is the only stand-up this week, doing a killer set on The Late Late Show with James Corden. Ronny Chieng and Aparna Nancherlawill both be on late night Friday night, but

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    Wanda Sykes: Not Normal first hourlong Netflix special from a Black woman

    Wanda Sykes has a new special coming out on Netflix. The veteran stand-up’s special, Wanda Sykes: Not Normal, will launch globally on May 21. While not much is known about the content of the special, Netflix said in a release that the hour-long comedy special will feature a healthy serving of political critique. Sykes isn’t shy to say that the current political climate is “not normal.” This year, Sykes has

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    SNL recap: Kit Harington let loose hosting Saturday Night Live

    Kit Harington took a break from promoting the final season of Game of Thrones to host SNL. The ‘King of the North’ was almost unrecognizable on Saturday Night Live without his trademark beard and hair. Harington overall did a good job as a host. He somehow blended into many of the sketches and, in some, you forget that he was just a special guest. This episode will have you laughing,

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    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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    Daily Show star discovers drag persona with Bob the Drag Queen

    Jaboukie Young-White got a full drag makeover from Bob The Drag Queen—and he slayed. The two got together for a video for the queer magazine them to live their drag fantasies and deliver a few laughs. The 11-minute video features the two talking about being queer, coming out, doing comedy, and what PC culture means to them all while Bob beats Young-White’s face for the gods. A correspondent on The Daily

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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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    Roseanne Barr, Stephen Colbert, and 9 other comedians who ran for office

    A comedian might become the next president of Ukraine. Volodymyr Zelenskiy is one of the 39 candidates to throw their name into a crowded presidential race, which will most likely culminate in a runoff election on April 21. Zelenskiy is in the lead with an estimated 30.6 percent of the vote according to exit polls in contrast to the incumbent’s Petro Poroshenko estimated 17.8 percent. Zelenskiy is well known in

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