• Maz Jobrani, All Things Comedy team up for new podcast

    Maz Jobrani has a new podcast on the All Things Comedy Network that might actually teach you something. In Back To School with Maz Jobrani, the American-Iranian comedian will sit down with professors, experts, and smart successful people in hopes of learning more about topics he and his co-hosts Tehran and Kaitlin might not know about. The All Things Comedy Network, founded by Bill Burr and Al Madrigal, has made

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    Jim Gaffigan is now inspiring dancers because he’s just that good

    Different forms of art intersect often in the creative world but one choreographer in Orange County found a rather unique take on a Jim Gaffigan comedy routine. Choreographer Joshua King coaches a lot of young dancers in California and one of his young students, Liesl, performed a routine on Gaffigan’s bit about apples. Liesl performed an interpretive dance piece with Gaffigan’s voice in the background. Gaffigan fans will recognize his

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    Bill Cosby accusers settle defamation suit with insurer; imprisoned star maintains his innocence

    Bill Cosby is at the center of a confusing civil suit. A civil defamation lawsuit filed by seven women against Cosby has been settled according to the plantiffs’ lawyer and court documents. However, both Cosby and his lawyer deny the comedian’s involvement in the settlement. Cosby is currently serving a three- to 10-year prison sentence on three counts of aggravated indecent assault. While his sentence is tied to the 2004

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    Adam Sandler will host SNL for the first time despite previous reluctance

    Adam Sandler will come home to 30 Rock on May 4 to host SNL for the first time. Sandler was a Saturday Night Live cast member for five years after coming on board as a writer in 1990. Though the Grown Ups star has made multiple appearances on the show since Lorne Michaels fired him (and Chris Farley) in 1995, he has never done a classic SNL monologue. Sandler previously

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    Comedy Central is all-in on Roy Wood Jr.; orders new comedy special, TV show, web series

    Comedy Central wants a whole lot more of Roy Wood Jr. The network announced Thursday a comprehensive “first look” development deal with the comedian. The deal includes plans for a pilot, a new one-hour stand-up special, and an original digital series. The veteran stand-up and former Daily Show correspondent’s deal includes production on Wood’s new pilot, Jefferson County: Probation, which shoots in his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama this May. Wood wrote the pilot with Boondocks

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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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    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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    Chris Rock jokes on Jussie Smollett: What the hell was he thinking?

    Chris Rock is making headlines for his jokes at the 50th NAACP Image Awards Saturday Night. While black-ish’s Anthony Anderson hosted the awards show, Rock stole focus with his jokes about Jussie Smollett. Smollett received a nomination this year for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role on Empire. However, after recent news broke that Smollett allegedly reported a hate crime that never took place (charges have

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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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