• Dave Chappelle proves he’s the GOAT; wins Grammy back-to-back years

    Dave Chappelle won his second Grammy Award on Sunday for Best Comedy Album. The Recording Academy honored the album-version of Chappelle’s Netflix double-feature Equanimity & The Bird Revelation with the coveted prize. Chappelle beat out fellow nominees Patton Oswalt, Jim Gaffigan, Fred Armisen, and of course, multiple-Grammy winner Chris Rock. Chris Rock won Best Comedy Album in 1998, 2000, and 2006. Crossover recording-artist and comedian Donald Glover took home some

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    Fuck Jerry account loses half a million followers after comedians call for boycott

    Twitter and Instagram lit up last week with comedians urging fans to unfollow the popular Fuck Jerry Instagram account [Ed. Note: Due to the anti-comedy nature of Jerry Media, we will not be linking to Fuck Jerry or his other accounts]. But just what’s behind the boycott? Tired of creating content for free and having others use it for profit, comedians like Patton Oswalt and Judah Friedlander are banding together

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    Jordan Peele YouTube series makes horror hilarious—and Awkwafina’s in it

    Jordan Peele has a new show looks absolutely weird but in the best way possible. Weird City, a new half-hour sci-fi comedy show created by Peele and Charlie Sanders, seems like a continuation of Peele’s prolific career in bringing audiences inventive and terrifying science fiction combined with a biting sense of humor. Peele received an Oscar for writing Get Out, and his new movie, Us, hits theaters March 22. On the

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    Richard Pryor joins I Am docuseries on Paramount Network

    Richard Pryor is getting another documentary. I Am Richard Pryor will premiere March 15 on the Paramount Network. The doc will feature interviews from a number of current and former stand-up stars. The documentary stars Mike Epps, Lily Tomlin, Tiffany Haddish, his former agent Ron De Blasio, and widow Jennifer Lee Pryor—who also produced the film—among others. The film is part of the larger I Am series from Paramount. “I Am

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    Judd Apatow, Billy Eichner team up for gay rom-com

    Judd Apatow will produce a new same-sex romantic comedy starring Billy Eichner. Nick Stoller, who worked with Eichner on Friends From College, will direct. The Billy on the Street star wrote the film, which is based around two men with commitment issues that are “attempting a relationship.” The rom-com announcement comes just in time for Valentine’s Day. With last year’s Love, Simon as the first major Hollywood studio film to

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    Skankfest is more of a ‘comedy party’ than a comedy festival

    Skankfest is back to wreak comedy havoc on New York City in 2019. The fourth annual three-day comedy festival will be held July 21 through July 23 at the Brooklyn Bazaar in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Comedy fans can already claim their spot with tickets now on sale. The festival—which is produced by Legion of Skanks, GaS Digital Network, and The Creek and the Cave—provides comedy fans a more immersive experience compared

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    CBS renews Mom for two more seasons; Anna Faris, Allison Janney get raises

    Mom will return to CBS for two more seasons. Co-stars Anna Faris and Allison Janney are expected to earn an estimated $350,000 each per episode after extensive negotiations. That almost doubles their previous salaries on the hit sitcom. Mom is the third-most watched comedy on broadcast TV. Mom is currently in its sixth season and there’s no telling how long it will run. Kelly Kahl, President of CBS Entertainment remarked

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    New doc explores history of Best Comedy Album Grammy

    A new audio documentary from SiriusXM seeks to tell the history of the comedy at the Grammys. The documentary, called Obsessive Comedy Disorder: The 60 Year History of the Comedy Grammy Award will feature commentary from Sarah Silverman, Jim Gaffigan, D.L. Hughley, Weird Al Yankovic, Fred Armisen, and Kelly Carlin. The documentary will premiere February 7 at 5:00 p.m. ET on SiriusXM Comedy Greats channel 94. Comedy producer Dan Pasternack

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    Modern Family ending after 11 seasons on ABC

    Modern Family is coming to an end. ABC announced they’ve renewed the show for an eleventh and final season. Previously co-creators Christopher Lloyd and Steve Levitan said that the tenth season would be the last for the long-running family sitcom. When the show premiered in 2009, it was groundbreaking for its portrayal of diverse family structures including a set of same-sex fathers played by Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet. The

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    Hannah Gadsby won’t quit comedy after all; announces tour

    Hannah Gadsby might have said that she was leaving comedy in her break-out hit Nanette, but that isn’t exactly true. Gadsby announced she will go on an American tour before heading to Europe (and beyond) with her new show Douglas—named after the Tasmanian comedian’s dog. Comedy purists will have to find a new reason to be angry at Gadsby, who launched a million-and-one angry male opinions last year. She vows

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    Chelsea Handler announces new book, ‘sit-down’ comedy tour

    Chelsea Handler announced that she is coming out with her fifth book—her first in five years—and a tour to go with it. Life Will Be the Death of Me comes out April 9. While her other books, such as Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea and My Horizontal Life, have been collections of personal essays, this is the first memoir by the comedian. In conjunction with the book, Handler will

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    Kenan Thompson’s new NBC gig casts shadow over SNL future

    Kenan Thompson wants comedians to ‘bring it’ on his new NBC comedy competition show Bring The Funny. A $250,000 prize package awaits the winner, but what does the future hold for the Saturday Night Live star? Industry insiders have speculated for some time that Thompson may leave SNL as a full-time cast member in pursuit of a big-time TV or movie career. Bring The Funny is the second prime-time show to land Thompson

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    Bo Burnham beats frontrunner at DGA Awards

    Bo Burnham beat out industry darling Bradley Cooper at the Directors Guild of America Awards. Burnham won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director on Saturday night, defying most people’s expectations. Many saw Cooper as a shoo-in for the prize, but Burnham has quietly racked up a series of trophies for his accomplishments with Eighth Grade. Before the DGAs, he won eight awards for

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    Jim Jefferies renewed by Comedy Central; signs first look deal

    The Jim Jefferies Show is coming back to Comedy Central for Season 3 and the network has announced they will be doing even more content with Jim Jefferies himself. Comedy Central signed a first look deal with the Australian comedian for TV and digital content. The network released a trailer for the show’s third season, which premieres Tuesday, March 19 at 10:30 p.m. EST. The Jim Jefferies show will be

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    Big Mouth to drop Valentine’s Day special episode

    Big Mouth is coming prematurely for Valentine’s Day. The Netflix animated original series will drop a love-themed Valentine’s Day special on February 8. A Big Mouth trailer for the episode came out Friday morning and My Furry Valentine promises to showcase all the awkward anxieties that Valentine’s Day brings for youngsters. Big Mouth released its second season back in October and the show released a teaser for season 3 in

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