• Grammy Nominations: Jim Gaffigan pre-congratulates Chris Rock or Dave Chappelle

    Grammy nominations were announced on Friday morning, including the contenders for Best Comedy Album. And there are plenty of big names up for the honor. Dave Chappelle, who won the 2018 Grammy in this category, is nominated for his album Equanimity & The Bird Revelation. He is up against the 2017 winner, Patton Oswalt, who is nominated for his album Annihilation. Oswalt jokingly tweeted Friday morning that he and his

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    Kevin Hart withdraws from Oscars gig in impassioned Instagram video; apologizes to LGBTQ community

    Kevin Hart will not host the Oscars in 2019. The Night School star withdrew from the job mere days after being selected for the prestigious—but possibly least wanted—gig in all of Hollywood. Hart made the announcement on social media late Thursday night. The blockbuster comedian fell under intense scrutiny from the LGBTQ community after old tweets of his surfaced using homophobic slurs as well as more recent interviews addressing the

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    Crashing Season 3 has a premiere date

    Crashing returns to HBO on January 20. The second season ended with creator and star Pete Holmes embarking on a two-month college tour and the third season will pick up with the fictional version of Holmes returning to New York City with a new found confidence in his craft and a new set of life changes. Ironically, in season three, Pete will no longer be “crashing” on any couches and

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    Netflix turning Between Two Ferns into a movie…somehow

    Between Two Ferns, the viral online talk show hosted by Zach Galifianakis known for its extreme awkwardness, is heading to the big screen. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix has ordered a movie based on the show and production is already underway. Co-creator Scott Aukerman of Comedy Bang! Bang! fame is directing. No other details have come out such as plot or how they plan to turn a short interview show

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    Comedy Central signs Chris Distefano to exclusive deal because they just can’t get enough

    Comedian Chris Distefano has signed an exclusive overall deal with Comedy Central that will have the Guy Code star creating content across multiple platforms for the network. The deal also includes on-air and off-air services and first look at any content created or developed for any platform. Basically: Comedy Central wants as much Distefano as they can handle. In fact, he already has some projects in the works including a

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    Golden Globe nominations are in; Andy Samberg, Sandra Oh to host 2019 awards ceremony

    It’s Golden Globes season and the nominations are out. Yesterday, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced that Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg are (confusedly) hosting the 2019 ceremony together on January 6. Samberg stars in the popular show Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Both the Saturday Night Live alum and the show won Golden Globes back in 2014, but have not been nominated since. Oh won her only Golden Globe for her roll

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    Kevin Hart’s homophobic past is catching up with him

    Kevin Hart is in hot water for some homophobic tweets coming back to haunt him. Earlier this week, it was announced that Hart will host the 2019 Oscars. Shortly after the announcement, Twitter started shining a light on tweets, mostly from 2009-2011, where the Night School star made homophobic comments and used anti-gay slurs. Aside from comedian’s habitual use of the word fag, Hart also talks about his son and

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    Good news for The Good Place fans

    On Tuesday, NBC announced that critically-acclaimed show The Good Place will be returning for a fourth season next year. It is the second show to get a confirmed spot in NBC’s 2019-20 lineup, the announcement coming after NBC had already picked up a new season of the Will & Grace reboot. “Congratulations to Mike Schur and an exceptional cast and crew, all of whom collaborate to create a thoughtful, mind-bending

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    Marvelous Mrs. Maisel pop-up shop draws lines around the block (Photos)

    The Marvelous Mrs. Masiel Season 2 comes out today and New York City is losing its mind. The hit Amazon series set up a pop-up shop in NYC’s SoHo neighborhood as an homage to Jewish food and 1958 New York. The show takes place in 1958 and follows one woman’s journey to try to make it on the bourgeoning stand-up scene in Manhattan and the pop-up will make you feel like

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    Kevin Hart is your 2019 Oscars host

    Kevin Hart will host the 2019 Academy Awards. The blockbuster comedian confirmed his newest job in an Instagram post Tuesday evening. Hart called hosting the Oscars “the opportunity of a lifetime” and thanked his family, friends, and fans for their support. Hart is a great selection by the Oscars’ producers. In addition to being one of the biggest movie stars out there, the Night School actor has already worked on

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    Even Ron Burgundy is starting a podcast, but first picks Twitter fight with Don Lemon

    Ron Burgundy is coming back with his own podcast—and the fictional character popularized by Will Ferrell is already in a Twitter feud with CNN’s Don Lemon. There are conflicting reports if Ferrell will be reprising his role as the iconic Anchorman character on the iHeartRadio Podcast Network. Episodes of The Ron Burgundy Podcast will be available starting in 2019. The new podcast was announced on Twitter through the show’s account

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    Exclusive: Meet the man suing Conan O’Brien for joke theft (Interview)

    Most, if not all, comedy writers dream of performing on, writing for, or hosting a late night talk show. The opportunity to showcase your abilities to millions of viewers at home is at the peak of many comedians’ dreams. So imagine you’re watching The Tonight Show (or Late Show or Full Frontal) and see one of your beloved jokes come out of the mouth of the host…and you weren’t attributed.

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    Samantha Bee, Full Frontal producer launch Swimsuit Competition production company

    Prepare for more Samantha Bee on TV! Or at least more ‘Executive Producer Samantha Bee’ on TV. The Emmy Award-winning host of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee announced Monday the formation of her new production company, Swimsuit Competition. The resounding voice of The Fed Up Feminist is excited to create original series that even she would watch. In a press release, Bee says, “Fine, if none of you are gonna make TV

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    Nick Di Paolo calls 12-year-old girl ‘dumb cunt’ on Twitter; deletes hours later

    UPDATE: Nick Di Paolo has deleted the initial tweet, but not any of the replies to his fans and detractors underneath it. We’ve included a screenshot of the missing tweet at the bottom of this post. Comedian Nick Di Paolo took to Twitter Friday afternoon to shame one of the nine covers released by Glamour for their Women of the Year edition. The cover features five of the student activists behind

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    Jerry Seinfeld clarifies PC culture comments on Ricky Gervais Sirius XM show (Video)

    Jerry Seinfeld sounded off on PC culture during Ricky Gervais’s SiriusXM show Ricky Gervais Is Deadly Sirius, and not in the way you might expect. For years, it’s been rumored that Seinfeld refuses to do college shows because he’s disgusted with the restrictions put on comedy acts by liberal institutions. But on Gervais’s show, he set the record straight. When Gervais brings up the topic, the Long Island native begs, “Please

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