• 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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    Awkwafina, Rory Scovel land Comedy Central shows as network hunts for hits

    Awkwafina and Rory Scovel are coming to Comedy Central with their very own scripted TV shows. Comedy Central announced in a press release that they are greenlighting eight episodes of Scovel’s Robbie and 10 episodes of Awkwafina’s self-titled series. Both Scovel and Awkwafina had break-out performances this year. Scovel became an indie darling on TruTV’s Those Who Can’t, but appeared on the big screen opposite Amy Schumer in I Feel

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    Lena Dunham to guest edit Women in Entertainment: Power 100 annual issue

    Lena Dunham is in the news, again, for a less enraging reason for a change. The Girls creator will be the guest editor of The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment: Power 100 list, a guide to the leading female creators, producers, dealmakers and executives in Hollywood. “I am so excited to be guest editing this issue of THR devoted exclusively to women,” Dunham said. “We’re going hard at sex, bodies and power

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    Dave Hill’s Podcasting Incident is Back! Tell your Mom (Interview)

    Dave Hill isn’t what you’d consider a political comedian, per se, but when he tweets something like “Fuck you, festering shitbag” to Donald Trump it’s not exactly off brand. But that’s only because he follows it up with a week-long onslaught of deconstructed Mom jokes as responses to those Trump supporters who pilloried Hill for such an “anti-American” sentiment. Hill’s takes on classic Mom insults ranged from “Your Mom sucks.

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    Fam, Man With a Plan get premiere dates; Happy Together ending at CBS

    CBS just announced the winter premiere dates for two of their comedy series, Fam and Man With a Plan. Fam is a new comedy that will debut on CBS Thursday, January 10, at 9:30 p.m. following their Emmy-winning programming block of The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, and Mom. The show stars Nina Dobrev and Tone Bell as a woman “whose vision of perfect life with her adoring fiancé and

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    Ed Asner and ‘his prostate’ headline Gilda’s LaughFest 2019

    Watch out, Michigan! Gilda’s LaughFest announced some of the big names performing at this year’s festival. The Grand Rapids-based festival has brought its signature brand of Midwestern hospitality and compassion to comedy stages for the last nine years. Some of the headliners for this year’s festival include Brian Regan, Ed Asner, Ali Wong, Loni Love, Brad Upton, Jo Koy, Nate Bargatze, and Matt Bellassai. Others slated to perform at the fest

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    Trevor Noah gets deported for South Africa Daily Show special

    Trevor Noah is getting deported. Kind of. The Daily Show with Trevor Noah will air a special ‘self-deportation’ episode taped in South Africa. Noah will be in Johannesburg to host the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on Sunday. Noah, whose latest Netflix special Son of Patricia earlier this month, will head back “to South Africa to give viewers a look at his hometown,” Comedy Central shared in

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    Aziz Ansari announces first tour dates since Babe.net exposé

    Aziz Ansari is back, it seems. Knowing you can’t be more hated in stand-up comedy right now than Bill Cosby or Louis C.K., the embarrassed comedy star took to social media to announce his Road to Nowhere stand-up tour. Earlier this year, Ansari was exposed as, at best, a really bad first date in a Babe.net exposé. Ansari’s sexual misconduct controversy made waves in the news cycle back in January,

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    Amy Schumer shares pregnancy struggles on Instagram in heartfelt post

    Amy Schumer posted a new video about her pregnancy on Instagram, which is as gross as it is unflinchingly real. The Trainwreck star announced the pregnancy last month. News pic.twitter.com/UBe1ZQq5Yz — Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) October 23, 2018 Since then, Schumer hasn’t been shy posting about her impending firstborn. She often shows off her bump in Instagram posts and tweets. The comedian seems to be excited about expecting her first child

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    Tom Arnold admits dipping testicles in McDonald’s milkshakes

    Tom Arnold used to dip his balls into McDonald’s milkshakes. Yes, that Tom Arnold. The Roseanne actor tweeted out his dirty deed in response to a tweet from the host of the popular RISK! podcast, Kevin Allison. Allison had re-released a classic episode of the podcast where comedian Seena Jon tells a story about being a production assistant on set with the Roseanne writer. The young stand-up was excited to meet

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