• Watch: NBC’s Last Comic Standing first preview features JB Smoove and comedians you should know

    NBC’s Last Comic Standing is slotted to return for its ninth season next month with new hosts, new judges and a new format. And the first teaser trailer  was just released! Executive producer Wanda Sykes has taken hold of the twice-cancelled stand-up comedy competition show. Comedian J.B. Smoove (pictured to the right) takes over hosting duties this summer when the show premieres on Thursday, May 22. The 40-second preview video

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    New season of John Oliver’s New York Standup Show will feature W. Kamau Bell, Paul F. Tompkins, Reggie Watts, more!

    Dear, readers in the New York tri-state area: Cancel your evening plans from June 3rd to June 5th (Instant Netflix will still be there when you get home) because John Oliver will be taping the fourth season of Comedy Central’s John Oliver’s New York Standup Show at Webster Hall and you can be there as a witness. Tickets are available through The Black List NYC. There will be three shows

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    Watch the worst cop show ever, because it’s really the best cop show ever

    Hey, USA, TNT, NBC, ABC, CBS, and any other channel or network that has a stock procedural cop drama; your time has come to an end. The Taper is here. As almost every possible angle of having a scripted TV show on investigating crime has been done, Sarah Schaefer (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon) found one of the tiny nooks of the genre that hasn’t: crime scene tapers. That’s right,

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    Johnny Pemberton, Ron Funches, Carl Donnelly impress as New Faces at Just For Laughs (group two)

    MONTREAL – After the rich and varied display of the comics from the early, 7 pm incarnation of the New Faces show, the 9 pm-ers were left with an order to fill about as tall as first rounder Cy Amundson. (Seriously, have you seen that guy? They don’t call him the Larry Bird of comedy just because he’s white.) But fulfill it they did, and to great success, too. Inter-spliced

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