• Barry is “most evil bad-ass person” in HBO trailer

    Bill Hader is back for Barry Season Two! HBO released a teaser for the second season of the award-winning smash hit. While there is no release date yet, the show returns this spring. In the short trailer, Barry is still caught struggling between his dreams of being an actor and his job as a former marine-turned-hitman. While Barry asserts “What I do is not who I am,” his acting teacher

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    Saturday Night Live recap: James McAvoy, SNL recycle old bits

    James McAvoy hosted Saturday Night Live this week. McAvoy isn’t known for his comedy, but as an actor, he was fully committed to this week’s show. Films like Split, Glass, and the X-Men franchise made McAvoy a major star since his indie film days. The Wanted actor took the SNL stage with a lot of confidence. Unfortunately, the perennial sketch show cursed him with a lot of repeat sketches that

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    Late night roundup: Adam Newman, Kellen Erskine (and Siri)

    It was a fairly quiet week in late night stand-up despite Conan’s return to TV. Adam Newman and Kellen Erskine did solid sets this week showcasing their talents to a national audience. Erskine can be seen on Amazon’s Inside Jokes docuseries and made his late night stand-up debut on Conan in 2018. He also performed on everyone’s favorite ‘what’s this person going to do?’ series America’s Got Talent. Newman is

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    Jay Leno on Conan O’Brien Tonight Show transition: I wouldn’t change a thing

    Jay Leno shared his thoughts on the disastrous Tonight Show transition in a rare appearance on Tuesday’s Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. When asked by Cohen for “one thing” he’d redo about his controversial return to late night, Leno stated, “I can’t think of anything I’d do different.” Jay Leno’s Tonight Show debacle resurfaces In case anyone forgot the decade-old drama, NBC replaced Leno with Conan O’Brien—then the

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    Broad City final season trailer says, ‘Don’t be scared.’

    Broad City returns to Comedy Central in just two days for “one crazy, epic final season.” A hot new trailer dropped on Wednesday that has fans of the beloved show wondering how it will all end for Abbi and Ilana. The trailer assures viewers, “no matter what the outcome, don’t be scared. Wherever the series goes, creators Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson have surely come a long way since their their

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    Saturday Night Live recap: Pete Davidson is back and he’s really excited about The Mule

    Saturday Night Live is back with a very political episode. After a month hiatus, the show featured first-time host Rachel Brosnahan. The actress is famous for her portrayal of Midge Maisel on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and it was exciting to see if she would use her comedy chops on the show. As a host, they didn’t give her too much to do, which was a shame because she was

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    Late night roundup: Roy Wood Jr., Janelle James, Joel Kim Booster, Sean Finnerty

    Late night talk shows are still one of the best places to get bite-sized amounts of stand-up comedy and discover new up-and-coming comedians. Of course, not all late night comics are making their TV debuts. We love it when our favorite comedians do a little stand-up before heading over to the couch! To help you get through the final hours of your Friday workday, each week we’ll give you a recap

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    Judd Apatow on Louis CK: He should perform, but not punch down

    Judd Apatow and Pete Holmes went on SiriusXM’s Jim & Sam to promote the third season of their HBO series Crashing, which premieres on January 20, and they had something to say about Louis C.K.’s recently leaked set. The interview started with the guests and hosts—Jim Norton and Sam Roberts—talking about Artie Lange’s drug issues and how it affected the Crashing shoot. Holmes smiles slightly as he describes the “nose continuity” issues while

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    Drunk History, Daily Show tell the ‘Trump history’ of Ulysses S. Grant

    The Daily Show teamed up with the Drunk History team to give us a little bit of ‘Trump history’ on Monday night. As the country enjoys its longest ever government shutdown, Derek Waters and his team imagine President Trump’s version of the Civil War. The Comedy Central historians use clips from an October speech the president delivered in Ohio, a speech The Daily Show called a “sober-yet-incoherent rant.” Remember when

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    New York comedian debriefs 101 rejections on Today

    New York comic and Laughspin contributor Emily Winter impressed NBC’s Today show Monday morning with her ability to handle rejection. Winter recently published a piece in The New York Times about her 2018 New Years Resolution to get rejected 100 times—she closed last year with 101 sought-after noes. Al Roker and Sheinelle Jones spoke with Winter about how she quit her stable job to pursue comedy and how she resolved to

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    Seth Meyers: Andy Samberg’s Spike Lee joke would have ‘tanked’ at the Golden Globes (Video)

    Andy Samberg appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Wednesday after hosting the Golden Globes with Sandra Oh earlier this week. On Late Night, Samberg complained to Seth Meyers that he and his co-host did not have enough time to do all of the jokes they had prepared (or that their friends texted them last-minute). The unlikely pairing did a bang-up job of hosting the Not-Quite-The-Oscars award show. After presenting

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    I feel bad for The Other Two in Comedy Central’s new trailer (Video)

    Comedy Central dropped another trailer for their newest scripted series The Other Two—and it will almost make you stop hating YouTube stars. In the trailer, 13-year-old YouTube sensation ChaseDreams enjoys the attention from his casually Auto-Tuned music video that makes him a national celebrity overnight. It makes sense since he comes from a family of creatives. His adult brother and sister act and dance, respectively. ChaseDreams ends up on the Today show

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    Sebastian Maniscalco is extra expressive in Netflix trailer

    Netflix shared a trailer for Sebastian Maniscalco’s new stand-up special—and he is more expressive than ever.  Stay Hungry premieres on January 15 and Maniscalco will tackle spin classes, pregnancy photoshoots, and wedding dances. Maniscalco has been tearing up the comedy scene for over two decades with big act outs and an old-school Italian-American flair. He addresses everyday topics with exuberance and energy that few can even dream of matching. He is a

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    Amanda Seales HBO special I Be Knowin’ gets January release date

    Insecure fans: rejoice! Amanda Seales makes her HBO stand-up debut on January 26 with her hourlong special I Be Knowin’. Seales showcases her high-energy, sharp wit, and cultural commentary in a trailer released by HBO this week. Seales is a series regular on HBO’s Insecure, a show about navigating life in Los Angeles. She also hosts a weekly self-help podcast titled Small Doses and created a traveling game show called

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    Golden Globes: Andy Samberg, Sandra Oh toast instead of roast during opening monologue

    This year’s Golden Globes monologue by hosts Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh tried it’s best to be woke. Between niceties and socially aware jokes, the monologue seemed made to accompany the diversity of the nominees later in the night. The monologue started with a bevy of roast jokes reminiscent of previous hosts like Ricky Gervais, but Oh and Samberg decided to only do nice roasts like, “Michael B. Jordan? More

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