• 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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    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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    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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    SNL recap: Sandra Oh makes writing a cheque an Emmy-worthy performance

    Sandra Oh stopped by SNL to host for her first time Saturday night. Oh became just the third Asian woman to host the show in its 44 seasons. While most of the time, Oh was confined to playing the straight woman, she got to step out and showcase herself in a couple of sketches. The Killing Eve star generally seemed a little nervous throughout the show but seemed to try

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    Late night round-up: The Tonight Show showcases James Veitch, Rachel Feinstein

    Seth Meyers has a good excuse for not showcasing any stand-up comedians this week: Late Night with Seth Meyers has been on hiatus. Maybe Meyers used that vacation time to check out some indie comedy shows to find the next comic he wants to feature. Probably not, but maybe. It’s been two-and-a-half months since the SNL alum let a stand-up tell some jokes. What’s up with that? It was a

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    Comedy Central gives Jordan Klepper another chance with new docuseries

    Jordan Klepper is coming back to Comedy Central with a brand new docuseries that takes him out from behind the news desk and onto the front lines. His new show, Klepper, debuts May 9 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT and Comedy Central just released the first trailer. Klepper previously hosted Comedy Central’s The Opposition which featured Klepper playing an alt-right talking head in the style of The Colbert Report. Comedy Central

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    Tiffany Haddish, Netflix highlighting diverse comedians in stand-up showcase series

    Tiffany Haddish is partnering with Netflix for a new curated stand-up series. The series, called Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready, will feature six half-hour sets from up-and-coming stand-up comedians. Haddish hand-picked the group of comics: Chaunté Wayans, April Macie, Tracey Ashley, Aida Rodriguez, Flame Monroe, and Marlo Williams. After each set, Haddish shares stories about how she met the comedian in the scene or while working in TV. She’ll also

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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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    Apple TV Plus: Will comedy get a big cut of the $1 billion pie?

    Apple TV Plus is now official! Apple already has plans to spend a reported $1 billion in original content from Kumail Nanjiani, Steve Carell, James Corden, and other celebrities. Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the new streaming content service at the company’s It’s Show Time keynote address on Monday. The company does not seem like it will ease slowly into the streaming game. Apple TV Plus will launch this fall. While $1

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    Late night round-up: Mark Normand, Aparna Nancherla

    Late night was light with their stand-up offerings this week. But if you’re only going to have two comedians do sets, Aparna Nancherla and Mark Normand are fantastic choices. The two are favorites amongst true comedy nerds and both popped by the late night shows with strong punchlines and overall funny sets. It’s worth noticing that Late Night with Seth Meyers and Jimmy Kimmel Live! continue their blackout on stand-up

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    Rachel Bloom at PaleyFest teases Crazy Ex-Girlfriend reboot, stage show

    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend fans, rejoice! The creators of the musical comedy recently revealed on-stage at PaleyFest that there could very well be a musical stage show in the works. Co-creator and star Rachel Bloom was joined on stage by co-creator Aline Brosh McKenna as well as actors Scott Michael Foster, Donna Lynne Champlin, Pete Gardner, Vella Lovell, Gabrielle Ruiz, and songwriter Jack Dolgen, as well as choreographer Kathryn Burns. Bloom revealed that

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    Funny Women of a Certain Age creator fought against ageism and sexism…and won

    Carole Montgomery is a funny woman of a certain age, which is why her new Showtime stand-up showcase is so important to her. At age 47, comedian Montgomery moved back home to New York City in 2006 with high hopes of a third act for her stand-up career. She had almost three decades of experience under her belt. From the smoky Brooklyn rooms of the early 1980s with Andrew Dice Clay

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