• John Oliver invokes Katy Perry, Buzzfeed, Mountain Dew to explain native advertising on Last Week Tonight (Video)

    Ever since John Oliver’s HBO show Last Week Tonight premiered in April the former Daily Show correspondent has hilariously brought a great many issues and topics to light. There was his FIFA rant during the World Cup, his amazing interview with Stephen Hawking, his complete decimation of Dr. Oz, his dramatic reading of Warren G. Harding’s love letters and his epic explanation of America’s broken prison system. So it’s no

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    Tina Fey will host season 39 premiere of SNL, Miley Cyrus and Bruce Willis to follow

    While Saturday Night Live will enter its 39th season without the help from recently departed veterans Jason Sudeikis, Fred Armisen and Bill Hader, they’ll at least have former head writer, “Weekend Update” co-host, and all-around comedy powerhouse Tina Fey. NBC announced today that Fey will host the season premiere on Sept. 28 and will welcome Arcade Fire as musical guest. It’ll be Fey’s fourth time hosting; she’s done the job

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    First trailer for Smurfs 2 with Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria is here (Video)

    You wouldn’t guess it from watching the mostly shlocky trailer below, but Smurfs 2 — in theaters July 31, 2013 — is cast full of well-respected comedy types: Fred Armisen is the voice of Brainy, Jonathan Winters voices Papa Smurf and George Lopez plays Grouchy. As for the live action players: Neil Patrick Harris, Sofia Vergara, Christina Ricci and Hank Azaria (as Gargamel) round out the cast. Oh, and Katy

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    Tears flow after Katy Perry and 11-year-old sing at Comedy Central autism benefit (Video)

    If you were following along with my live blog from last Saturday’s taping of Comedy Central’s Night of Too Many Stars, you’ve already heard about Katy Perry’s incredibly moving duet with 11-year-old autistic girl Jodi DiPiazza. The special airs this Sunday at 8 pm ET, but Perry’s entire performance is here now. I challenge you to watch it and not cry.

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    Russell Brand will host the MTV Movie Awards

    MTV announced today that Russell Brand will be hosting this year’s MTV Movie Awards. The show will broadcast live on June 3 from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California at 9 p.m. ET. The comedian and actor has previously hosted MTV’s Video Music Awards, which turned out to be his first huge Stateside exposure for the British comic. “With his amazing ability to span the full spectrum of comedy

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    Watch Katy Perry do an impression of husband Russell Brand on SNL promo

    This week, pop star and wife of comedian Russell Brand is hosting Saturday Night Live. But she’s not doubling as the musical guest– that would be too much to ask. For your pleasure, here’s the promos for Saturday’s showing, starring Kenan Thompson. Check out Perry’s impression of her husband.

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    Russell Brand will star as “sexy hippie” in new comedy flick

    Over the last few years, UK import Russell Brand has become much more than one of the most popular stand-up comedians in the world. He’s a two-time author, is the husband to one the world’s biggest pop stars (Katy Perry) and a bit of a movie star. He also formed his own production company Branded Films– and now said company is finally entering the movie world. Its first project will

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    Watch Russell Brand marry a couple, for real

    When I got married nearly six years ago, my wife and I thought we were really sticking it to tradition when we (both raised Catholic) chose a female, Protestant minister to marry us. But that was nothing compared to the couple in this video, who decided it would be a good idea to allow comedian Russell Brand, who is, indeed an ordained minister (it’s not difficult to become one), do

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    Russell Brand deported from Japan for criminal past; Katy Perry totally bummed

    Even international celebrities aren’t immune to strict border rules. This past weekend, comedian and actor Russell Brand was deported from Japan because of his criminal past, announced pop star Katy Perry, his wife, on Twitter. Perry was understandably disappointed – she “brought him all this way to show him [her] favorite place” – but her husband had a more light-hearted reaction to the situation. Said Brand, “Planning escape from Japanese

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    Russell Brand Show debuts on Sirius XM Nov. 24

    British comedian, newlywed to Katy Perry and worldwide superstar Russell Brand is coming to Sirius XM next week in a 10-week limited run. Previously exclusive to the UK, this is the first time The Russell Brand Show will be available to American audiences and in a completely uncensored format. Featured guests include fellow comedian and co-host Matt Morgan, former Oasis front man Noel Gallagher, The Office co-creator Stephen Merchant, and

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    Saturday Night Live premiere relies on nostalgia, Amy Poehler, Katy Perry for laughs

    The 36th season premiere of Saturday Night Live was pretty magical. Not in that hokey poetic way. I mean the show’s overall impact relied on a bit of a slight-of-hand approach — or as host Amy Poehler’s husband Will Arnett might have said on Arrested Development, “It’s an illuuuuuusion!” But let’s come back to that. First, let’s hear from the host herself. Now, that was a perfectly delightful introduction to

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    Russell Brand arrested for roughing up photographer

    British megastar comedian Russell Brand was arrested yesterday LAX for allegedly beating up a photographer of the paparazzi variety. TMZ is reporting that he was angered after said photo snapper attempted to take photos of what was under pop star Katy Perry’s billowy skirt. You may know that Brand is engaged to marry Perry. The photog made a citizen’s arrest and the cops at the airport made it official, booking

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