• Kate McKinnon tests drama in new Hulu miniseries

    Kate McKinnon is coming to Hulu. The SNL actress has been cast in an upcoming Hulu show called The Dropout which is based on the ABC News/ABC Radio podcast of the same name about Elizabeth Holmes and her company, Theranos. McKinnon will play Holmes, the tech prodigy-turned-notorious fraudster. The Ghostbusters star will also serve as executive producer. Producers of The Dropout podcast, Taylor Dunn and Victoria Thompson, will also serve as

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    Who’s the funniest Game of Thrones character?

    With the final season premiere of HBO’s Game of Thrones coming up on April 14, fans will finally find out the ultimate fates of some of their favorite characters from Jon Snow to Daenerys Targaryen. But Game of Thrones isn’t just about the drama. There is a lot of comedy in the fantasy land of Westeros. From endless imp jokes to countless double entendres, you’ll laugh as much as you’ll

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    HBO wants more Barry; renews dark comedy for third season

    HBO decided they want more Barry and more NoHo Hank and, of course, more Henry Winkler as charismatic acting coach Gene Cousineau. Bill Hader’s creation got the renewal just days after Season Two’s second episode aired Sunday night. Critics are loving Barry, with various guilds nominating the show for a slew of awards. Last year, Barry earned three Emmys for Hader, Winkler, and sound mixing. Hader earned directing accolades for

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    Chris Lilley Netflix character causes controversy over potential blackface

    Chris Lilley is coming to Netflix, but one of his characters is stirring up controversy online. Netflix released a trailer introducing the characters Lilley will portray on the new series, Lunatics. Lunatics will premiere on April 19 and feature Lilley playing six different characters in first season’s 10 episodes. Lilley rose to prominence when his show Summer Heights High became a cult hit. He later made Ja’mie: Private School Girl

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    Wanda Sykes: Not Normal first hourlong Netflix special from a Black woman

    Wanda Sykes has a new special coming out on Netflix. The veteran stand-up’s special, Wanda Sykes: Not Normal, will launch globally on May 21. While not much is known about the content of the special, Netflix said in a release that the hour-long comedy special will feature a healthy serving of political critique. Sykes isn’t shy to say that the current political climate is “not normal.” This year, Sykes has

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    Netflix Is A Joke now has its own SiriusXM channel as Netflix slowly consumes your entire life

    Netflix is coming t radio with a new SiriusXM channel, Netflix Is A Joke Radio. Starting April 15, the new channel will feature the streaming service’s stand-up library in audio form, comedic talk shows, and original radio programming. The channel is the first audio venture for Netflix’s comedy content and will be a full-time comedy channel to air exclusively on SiriusXM ch. 93. Over the past few years, Netflix has distinguished

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    Hasan Minhaj, Hannah Gadsby earn Peabody Award nominations

    The Peabody Award nominations are out and many comedies have made the cut this year. The Peabody Award jurors announced 60 nominees on Tuesday that are described as representing “the most compelling and empowering stories released in broadcasting and digital media during 2018.” Named for George Foster Peabody, the awards started in the 1940s as an award to honor excellence in storytelling for radio. This year, 19 jurors selected the

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    Dane Cook: Fewer dropkicks, more transparency (Interview)

    The 1980s—when most millennials are said to be born—is commonly referred to as ‘the comedy boom.’ Following that era was ‘the bust’ of the 1990s when many comedy clubs nationwide shut down and big money gigs began to dry up. With the rise of the internet and Comedy Central at the turn of the century, the rumblings of a Comedy Boom 2.0 could be felt. One of those indicators was

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    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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    Chris Redd: But Here We Are is sharp and hilarious, but brief

    Comedian Chris Redd begins his debut album But Here We Are with a thunderous rebel yell and a warm greeting to those who were in attendance at Comedy on State comedy club in Madison, WI. “Hello white people,” he says. “I see you are still doing well.” After laughing, he adds, “That is not how I thought I was going to start this but here we are.” It is an introduction that

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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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    Gary Gulman shares 100th comedy tips on Twitter

    If you’ve ever dreamt of Gary Gulman coaching you on your stand-up routine, you’re in luck! The veteran comedian has been sharing his secrets and posting comedy tips on Twitter every day this year. The nuggets of wisdom include advice on how to combat stage fright, the importance of leaving your house when working on a set, and how using “bitch” may guarantee a laugh—but doesn’t help you stand out.

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    Every Will Ferrell-Adam McKay collaboration while we mourn their break-up

    Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are dissolving their creative partnership. The two have made millions laugh with an empire of classic films, TV shows, and their viral comedy website Funny or Die. While they will complete their remaining active projects and plan to remain friends, Ferrell and McKay have mutually decided to go on their separate ways creatively. As co-creators of Gary Sanchez Productions, the two have been closely linked

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    SNL recap: Kit Harington let loose hosting Saturday Night Live

    Kit Harington took a break from promoting the final season of Game of Thrones to host SNL. The ‘King of the North’ was almost unrecognizable on Saturday Night Live without his trademark beard and hair. Harington overall did a good job as a host. He somehow blended into many of the sketches and, in some, you forget that he was just a special guest. This episode will have you laughing,

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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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