• 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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    Jerry Seinfeld: Kevin Hart is gonna be fine (Video)

    Jerry Seinfeld is the latest comedian weighing in on the controversy surrounding Kevin Hart and the Academy Awards. And the sitcom star thinks the Oscars, not Hart, got hurt the most by the Night School star’s decision to step down as host. Seinfeld recently spoke with Willie Geist for a Today interview that will air on Sunday. A newly released clip from the sit-down shows Geist asking Seinfeld about Hart

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    South Park flags Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder in new season (Video)

    The boys from South Park, Colorado might get flagged for taunting after airing a teaser clip during Sunday’s Washington Redskins game. South Park returns to Comedy Central with all-new episodes on Wednesday, Sept. 24. Our favorite animated scamps will kick-off their 18th season by taking on Redskins owner Dan Snyder and the controversy surrounding the NFL team’s name. In the South Park clip, we see an annoyed Snyder arguing with

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    Stephen Colbert’s #CancelColbert Twitter controversy plays out on Colbert Report (Video)

    Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report last night spent the majority of his Comedy Central show addressing the #CancelColbert controversy that erupted on Twitter last week. The show opened with Colbert’s staff exiting their Comedy Central headquarters with boxes, the set of The Colbert Report shutting down its lights, and a Native American man’s lone tear protruding from his sad small pox-infested tear duct. If you don’t remember, Twitter went

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    Stephen Colbert inspires #CancelColbert hashtag on Twitter, because people hate context (Video)

    If the misinformed #CancelColbert campaign teaches us anything, it should be that the premise of a joke is just as important as its punch line. Twitter erupted Thursday evening when The Colbert Report’s official Twitter page tweeted a joke from Wednesday night’s episode. On the show, Stephen Colbert, the well-known satirist, pointed out the absurdity of Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder’s response to the controversy over his team’s racially-charged name.

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    Donald Trump sues Bill Maher for birther joke on Tonight Show with Jay Leno

    In yet another move to further cement his position as the number one douchebag in the United States, Donald Trump is suing Bill Maher for something the comedian said on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno one month ago. Playing off Trump’s then-recent announcement that he would donate $5 million to the charity or charities of Barack Obama’s choice (if the president provided proof he was a proper American citizen),

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    Did Rashida Jones really need to apologize to John Travolta?

    The most beautiful nurse in all of Pawnee, IN, Rashida Jones made a comment in a recent interview during the Celeste and Jesse Forever press tour that has been considered a rare gaffe by the loveable actress. While she and co-star Will McCormack were speaking with the website Spinning Platters, the topic of Frank Ocean — the pop star who recently came out of the closet — McCormack said, Jones

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    Comedian Matt Kirshen says beer company stole his joke for their commercial

    “I was playing chess with my friend and he said, ‘Let’s make this interesting.’ So we stopped playing chess.” That well-written joke is from stand-up comedian Matt Kirshen, but, more recently it’s been featured in a series of commercials for Old Jamaica Ginger Beer, which have been running on Comedy Central in the UK. The commercials feature members of the public telling their favorite jokes; one of them sounds an

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    Comedian offers comedy club etiquette animation, in light of recent incidents (Video)

    In light of a series of recent comedy club mishaps (Tosh, Pescatelli, Griffin) which went down in large part (in my opinion) because of people’s horribly inaccurate expectations of a comedy show, comedian Adam Ray took it upon himself to educate. And after watching the below animation, I can say he’s done an outstanding job. Check out the video, animated by Colin McCall and written by Ray, below. And please,

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    Dane Cook told a joke about the Aurora shooting, disingenuous outrage sweeps the nation

    Can we stop? Seriously. Can we please stop dissecting every single word from the mouths of comedians? And while we’re at it, can we stop filming and taping everything so that we can use it as evidence against comedians? I’m talking to you, unseasoned comedy club attendees and mainstream media, who have no idea what you’re talking about. Amidst the Daniel Tosh controversy (which has been taken way too far)

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    Woman who threw her drink at Eddie Griffin wants money if he doesn’t apologize

    You probably remember that last week we reported about an incident wherein a woman in the front row at Tommy T’s comedy club in Pleasonton, CA threw her drink at comedian Eddie Griffin, after she had enough of what she described as him “taunting” her. Griffin responded by dumping a bottle of water on the woman. Well, a little more than a week later, the woman, Fiona Walshe wants an

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    Viacom and DirecTV strike a deal, though DirecTV still seems a bit annoyed

    Dear, DirecTV subscribers: You no longer need to switch cable providers to watch your favorite Comedy Central, MTV, and Nickelodeon shows. Today Viacom and DirecTV made peace and struck a deal. You may remember the two companies have been fighting over how much DirecTV would pay Viacom for their channels. Before today’s deal, Viacom received about $500 million in payment from DirecTV. The cable provider spends around $10 billion a

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    Fred Willard fired from PBS show after ‘lewd conduct’ arrest

    UPDATE: July 20 If Willard agrees to enroll in what’s called an Alternative Prosecution Program, Willard will not charged for lewd conduct, according to TMZ. The course runs two weeks and would cover the laws related to Willard’s alleged offense. No word on whether the comedian will enroll. We also wonder if PBS will change their mind about his firing. ————– Fred Willard, improv comic and 72 year-old veteran of

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    Nick Kroll takes on Chick-Fil-A in ‘Kroll Show’ teaser sketch (Video)

    Although Nick Kroll’s upcoming sketch show, Kroll Show, doesn’t premiere on Comedy Central until next year, you can check out this sketch that dropped today– a super topical commercial for Chick-Fil-A. I mean, Chikk-Klub. In the video, the fast food chain is endorsed by non-racist customers who are willing to stomach the restaurant’s bigotry in exchange for a good ol’ chicken sandwich. Now that’s some real American apathy. Seems pretty

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    Daniel Tosh apologizes for gang rape joke (Update)

    One of the pitfalls of hitting the big time, is that every word out of your mouth can become news. And that’s the case today, when a blogger wrote about her experience at a recent Daniel Tosh show at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles, the comedian’s home club. After the Tosh.0 star got heckled during a bit on rape, things got messy. Below, is an excerpt from a blog

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