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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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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10 comedians who died on stage doing what they loved

The recent death of British comic Ian Cognito made international headlines because of his comedic timing—he died onstage in the middle of his act. Officials say Cognito died as the result of a heart attack. Though there was shock over the circumstances, Cognito (born Paul Barbieri) wasn’t the first comedian to die in front of an audience, nor will he be the last. A couple of pop culture obsessives, Jeff

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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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6 times Jim Carrey was freaking weird (but we loved it anyway)

Jim Carrey—love him or hate him, his career is full of amazing work. Carrey inspired a generation of comedy lovers over the years with incredible on-camera moments. That being said, he’s got a bit of a weird streak. He is an actor, and actors aren’t actors if they’re not at least kinda weird. It almost seems to be part of the gig. Whether it’s moments from the Man on the

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Who’s the funniest Game of Thrones character?

With the final season premiere of HBO’s Game of Thrones coming up on April 14, fans will finally find out the ultimate fates of some of their favorite characters from Jon Snow to Daenerys Targaryen. But Game of Thrones isn’t just about the drama. There is a lot of comedy in the fantasy land of Westeros. From endless imp jokes to countless double entendres, you’ll laugh as much as you’ll

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Gary Gulman shares 100th comedy tips on Twitter

If you’ve ever dreamt of Gary Gulman coaching you on your stand-up routine, you’re in luck! The veteran comedian has been sharing his secrets and posting comedy tips on Twitter every day this year. The nuggets of wisdom include advice on how to combat stage fright, the importance of leaving your house when working on a set, and how using “bitch” may guarantee a laugh—but doesn’t help you stand out.

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Every Will Ferrell-Adam McKay collaboration while we mourn their break-up

Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are dissolving their creative partnership. The two have made millions laugh with an empire of classic films, TV shows, and their viral comedy website Funny or Die. While they will complete their remaining active projects and plan to remain friends, Ferrell and McKay have mutually decided to go on their separate ways creatively. As co-creators of Gary Sanchez Productions, the two have been closely linked

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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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What not to ask female comedians (and what you can ask instead)


Women in comedy get asked all kinds of questions in interviews, during blind dates, or even in an Uber. You might be surprised at how often these ladies get the same old unoriginal, annoying, or somewhat offensive questions from just about everyone they talk to. Much like how Hollywood actresses are tired of answering, “Who are you wearing?” on the red carpet, there are a couple of questions that

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Top 20 Family Guy episodes according to Seth MacFarlane

Family Guy is turning 20 and TBS is celebrating with a marathon. On April 15, the network will play Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane’s 20 most favorite episodes. The marathon is set to start at 10:30 a.m. and will run until 10:00 p.m. The Family Guy marathon starts with the Season 2 episode Road to Rhode Island and will finish with Season 10’s Back to the Pilot. After the marathon,

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Ram Dass: Why are comedians following this spiritual leader?

Ram Dass—you’ve heard his name on podcasts like The Joe Rogan Experience, You Made it Weird, and the Duncan Trussell Family Hour. Thanks to the enthusiasm of quite a few popular comedians, Ram Dass is enjoying a surge in popularity among a millennial audience.  What is it that so many comedians see in the octogenarian spiritual leader? Richard Alpert started his spiritual journey to stay high on LSD 24/7 Ram Dass

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7 All That sketches millennials still love

All That is coming back; ’90s kids rejoice! Last month, Nickelodeon announced the iconic sketch show for kids will return. Former All That cast member, and current SNL star, Kenan Thompson will executive produce and have a hand in the reboot’s direction. The original All That ran from 1994 to 2005 and gave kids their own sketch comedy show a la Saturday Night Live. While it’s been over a decade since

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8 Canadian comedians you didn’t know you need to watch

As we explained this week, the Canadian Dream means making it in America. Some of today’s leading comedy voices are from the Great White North—something that couldn’t have happened if they stuck around home. Jim Carrey, Seth Rogen, Samantha Bee, and others have found huge success in the American entertainment industry. While many Canadian comedians come to the states seeking success, some are making Canada laugh. Americans are generally not very

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10 Crashing moments that prove Pete Holmes has one facial expression

After three full seasons, the Pete Holmes HBO show Crashing has officially come to an end. Judd Apatow confirmed the news during a recent appearance on Conan, where he lamented the end of the series and teased the possibility of an upcoming full-length Crashing movie. Regardless of whether a full-length Crashing movie happens or not, it’s safe to say that people have a lot of opinions about the HBO series,

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