• Last Call with Carson Daly ending after 17 years; NBC ponders replacement

    NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly is ending after 2,000 episodes. Carson Daly tweeted on Tuesday, “Yes, Last Call is wrapping up! I’m forever grateful & proud to all who have worked w us over the years.” The show, which has aired at 1:30 a.m. for 17 years, will end this season, but NBC has not yet announced a final date. Last Call is a half-hour late night show featuring

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    Samantha Bee revives Not the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner

    Samantha Bee is getting ready to roast President Donald Trump. No, she has not officially joined the White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) and she is not hosting their annual gala dinner in April. Instead, she’s bringing back her Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on the same night because the WHCA “doesn’t have the balls to face a comedian.” In a video posted on Monday, Bee says, “Someone’s gotta roast

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    Amy Schumer announces second Netflix comedy special

    Amy Schumer is coming out with a new Netflix special. The comedian, who has proven she won’t be stopped no matter what’s growing inside her, will cover marriage and pregnancy in the new comedy special. If you’ve been living under a rock: Amy Schumer is pregnant. The star has been very open about her pregnancy, morning sickness, and all of the issues surrounding her pregnancy on social media. The I

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    Crank Yankers revived at Comedy Central; The Other Two renewed

    Comedy Central announced Monday night that it will revive Crank Yankers with 20 all-new episodes. Crank Yankers ran from 2002-2007 on Comedy Central starring profane puppets making prank calls. The cable network also announced a full slate of projects for 2019. In the revival, the titular Crank Yankers will target people not just on phones, but on social media, e-sport platforms, and “any venue where trouble can be made,” according

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    Album Review: Greg Stone is blue, but charming, in The Amazing Greg Stone

    According to many famous comedians, political correctness is suffocating the creativity of those within the comedy world. Most notably, Jerry Seinfeld said of today’s comedy climate, “There’s a creepy PC thing out there that really bothers me,” going so far to say he had to change his set in order not to offend a younger audience. However, there are many comics today that, despite the political climate, still throw caution

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    David Spade gets Comedy Central late night show in haunted time slot

    Comedy Central will let David Spade host a late night show in their seemingly haunted 11:30 p.m. time slot. Spade will follow The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Monday through Thursday in the half-hour series. Since Stephen Colbert left Comedy Central to host The Late Show on CBS, no show has quite solidified itself at 11:30 on the comedy network. The David Spade late night show will feature the Saturday

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    How to name your first comedy special

    Every time I read about someone’s comedy special or see an ad on the side of a bus, immediately after spit-taking the hot beverage that I’m casually sipping with a burst of seething jealousy as if I’m an evil villain in a sitcom, I think to myself, “What would my comedy special be called?” Obviously, I’d want to come up with an incredible name that would be so perfect it’d

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    Is Amy Schumer pregnant with twins? Mysterious post spawns rumors

    Is Amy Schumer having twins? The pregnant stand-up comic teased her 7.8 million Instagram followers with a post on Sunday featuring iconic twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen wearing black coats and smoking cigarettes. Schumer posted, “Special announcement coming Tuesday! (It is unrelated to the Olson [sic] twins).” Schumer has not posted any mysterious messages on Twitter in the past day.   View this post on Instagram   Special announcement coming

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    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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    Saturday Night Live recap: Halsey sings through stale SNL

    You’ll love Halsey after this week’s Saturday Night Live. Halsey appeared last year as the musical guest when Sam Rockwell hosted, but she got to do a lot more this time around. The 24-year-old singer both hosted and performed as the musical guest. She even painted a giant picture live on the show. While Halsey was adorable and tried her best, she was stuck in some sketches that didn’t quite

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    Late night roundup: Joe List, Sam Morril, Matthew Broussard

    It was a man’s week on the late night shows—but these dudes more than paid their dues and ground their way to respect in the comedy community. The Tonight Show, Conan, and Late Late Show all featured some stand-up this week worth watching. I’ve been watching Sam Morril and Joe List for the better part of a decade in New York City. Though I’m unfamiliar with the prominent jawline of Matthew

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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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    13 queer comedians you didn’t know you need to know

    Queer comedians are no new fad (despite what some disgruntled dudes who didn’t get a Netflix half-hour will tell you). In 1994, Lea DeLaria became the first openly LGBTQ comedian to appear on American TV. On the Arsenio Hall Show, she took the stage for her set and proudly announced, “It’s the ’90s. It’s hip to be queer and I’m a BIG dyke.” In the last 25 years, queer comics

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