• Bill Maher HBO special celebrates 25 years of political punditry

    Happy Anniversary Mr. Maher. Comedian Bill Maher is celebrating his 25th year as a talk show host and political pundit with his upcoming Real Time With Bill Maher: Anniversary Special, which debuts this Friday on HBO. The hour-long retrospective will take a look at Maher’s long career as a late night host of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher and his previous show Politically Incorrect, which aired first on Comedy

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    Lena Dunham shares vulnerable Instagram surgery photo

    Lena Dunham posted a photo on her Instagram post-surgery to remove her left ovary on Tuesday. The 32-year-old Girls star posted: “Yesterday I had a two hour surgery to remove my left ovary, which was encased in scar tissue & fibrosis, attached to my bowel and pressing on nerves that made it kinda hard to walk/pee/vamp.” The surgery follows Dunham’s decision last year to have a hysterectomy. “The pain becomes

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    T.J. Miller’s Gorburger Show goes to HBO

    The Gorburger Show is coming to HBO. The premium cable channel ordered a pilot of Miller’s monster-hosted Funny Or Die anti-talk show. This is HBO’s second recent web series acquisition after greenlighting Vimeo’s High Maintenance for six episodes. Miller has grown at home at HBO on their Emmy-nominated series Silicon Valley. The Gorburger Show features T.J. Miller in a furry blue monster suit who takes over a Japanese morning talk

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    Chris Rock Weighs in on Mayweather vs. Pacquiao For HBO Sports (Video)

    Chris Rock has worn many hats during his illustrious career: writer, producer, actor, director. But sports commentator? It maybe a new chapeau for his collection but it is one he wears very well. While being interviewed for HBO Sports recently, Chris Rock gave his take on the long awaited bout, set for May 2nd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Always open and honest about his comedy, Rock is

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    George Carlin Smithsonian portrait to be unveiled, new Carlin website coming!

    Fans of classic comedy – and, in particular, Carlin purists – are in for one hell of a George injection. On March 27, not only will the late comedian’s official website be re-launched, but his portrait is also to be unveiled at the Smithsonian National Gallery. Featured alongside portraits of Ellen DeGeneres and Groucho Marx, the Smithsonian is highlighting these comedians who have shaped our national dialogue in its “Recognize”

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    John Oliver NOT Jon Stewart’s replacement. HBO renews Last Week Tonight through 2017!

    HBO has renewed Last Week Tonight With John Oliver for two more years. Sorry to anyone still holding out hope that the former Daily Show correspondent would jump ship after his contract with HBO ended later this year. The deal will call for two additional seasons, each consisting of 35 episodes, to air through 2017. Last week Jon Stewart announced that he will step down as host of The Daily

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    Bill Maher heads to Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara on March 14 (Sponsored)

    Comedian and satirist Bill Maher has been in everyone’s Twitter feed recently with his many unapologetic remarks making media headlines. Instead of his usual bashing of Republicans, religious fanatics and Bill Cosby, the host this time called out fellow liberals. Well, not all liberals. On last week’s edition of Real Time with Bill Maher, the comedian took shots at some UC Berkley students who protested him giving a commencement speech

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    HBO wants more Lena Dunham, renews Girls blind again

    As usual, HBO does not need to see premiere numbers to know that they want more Girls! Five days before Hannah and company’s return, HBO has renewed Lena Dunham’s comedy series Girl for a fifth season. This isn’t new for the premium cable channel. They gave the show a blind renewal last year as well and ordered season three after only two episodes of its second season aired. Lena Dunham’s

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    Watch: Lena Dunham, Adam Driver, Allison Williams in ‘Girls’ season four trailer + new photos!

    While Lena Dunham has been making headlines for reasons not under her control, let’s all remember that her show Girls is coming back to HBO for its fourth season on Jan. 11 at 9 pm ET! And today, HBO released a brand, spanking-new trailer for you all to hungrily consume. So what the hell is going on in the world of Girls? Well, Hannah is in Iowa happy/not happy about

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    Girls fourth season gets premiere date, leads in for Mark Duplass’ Togetherness

    Lena Dunham and Girls will return to HBO for its fourth season on Sunday, Jan. 11 at 9 pm ET. So set your DVRs to see what Dunham, Allison Williams and the rest of the cast were hinting at in the new Girls promo video released earlier this week. Lena Dunham’s comedy about mid-twenties, white women in New York is geared up for 10-episodes this season and is already renewed

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    Jerrod Carmichael NBC pilot greenlighted, Muppets writer Nick Stoller enlisted

    On the heels of his successful HBO stand-up comedy special Love at the Store directed by Spike Lee and after months of back-and-forth, NBC has greenlighted Jerrod Carmichael’s untitled comedy pilot. Based on the fast rising Carmichael’s comedy as well as his life with his family and girlfriend, the pilot will be co-written by Carmichael and Nick Stoller, the latter of which has found massive success working on The Muppets,

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    John Oliver blasts Lowe’s for robot associate, pitches Home Depot commercial with Nick Offerman, Jon Benjamin (Video)

    The only thing more awful than having to go to a home improvement store and dealing with an uncaring, unqualified sales staff is going to a home improvement store with a robot sales staff. But Lowe’s thinks it’s a great idea, which is why they’ve introduced OSHbot, a multilingual, creepy-as-hell robot that is programmed to help you find what you’re looking for quickly and easily. “We believed that in the

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    Girls new promo video: Shoshanna actually has parents

    Lena Dunham’s HBO series Girls continues to tease fans with a new promo video for its upcoming fourth season. Dunham appears in the video along with co-stars Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet, Alex Karpovsky and others in a behind-the-scenes peek at where the characters of the hit HBO comedy will be heading in 2015. Lena Dunham’s Hannah was last scene in a teaser trailer falling off a bike at

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    Playboy playmate Pamela Horton becomes John Oliver for Halloween (Video)

    Last night on Last Week Tonight, John Oliver made reference to a Playboy feature in which 2012 Playboy Playmate Pamela Horton donned a John Oliver costume for Halloween. Well, we needed to explore this more. And we found this behind-the-scenes video of Horton’s John Oliver shoot. Check it out below! Sign up to get comedy videos and headlines delivered to your inbox! Be sure to subscribe to the weekly Laughspin

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    John Oliver launches #ShowUsYourPeanuts campaign in light of Halloween, sugar industry (Video)

    After expressing his complete bewilderment over Playboy’s recent suggestion of a sexy John Oliver Halloween costume, John Oliver launched into a 10-minute rant about Halloween and the fact that American’s spend $2.2 billion on candy – and more specifically, sugar – every year during the Halloween season. In fact, during last night’s episode of Last Week Tonight Oliver points out that Halloween candy shouldn’t even be considered a novelty seeing

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