• Will Lewis Black and friends become radio stars?

    Lewis Black and friends will tape a radio pilot tomorrow in New York City. News Quiz USA, hosted by Black and featuring comedians Kathleen Madigan, Todd Barry, Ted Alexandro and radio host Andy Borowitz will be a politically charged panel show, wherein the quartet will opine on current events and pop culture. The show is a spinoff of the original British version, produced by the BBC. The pilot episode will

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    The Laughspin video interview with Jimmy Shubert from Laughfest

    While at Laughfest in Grand Rapids last week, I caught up with comedian Jimmy Shubert just before he was about to get on a plane to Los Angeles. You may know Jimmy from his appearances on King of Queens; he also just did a spot on the CBS hit series 2 Broke Girls. If you’re really lucky, however, you’ve seen him onstage slinging jokes with old-school fervor, determination and with

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    Leslie Knope gets city council endorsement from real life Parks and Recreation union

    If you’ve been watching Parks and Recreation this season (and why wouldn’t you be?) you’ll know that our friend Leslie Knope is trying hard to get as many bigtime endorsements as she can in order to help secure her win as city councilwoman of Pawnee. And now, without even trying she’s just scored one— sort of. The real-life union organization American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees has publicly

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    Campaigning for Mitt Romney, Jeff Foxworthy takes a shot at Barack Obama

    Veteran comedian and television host Jeff Foxworthy campaigned with Republican presidential hopeful and current frontrunner Mitt Romney today, hitting both Alabama and Mississippi. Romney already lost in Georgia (Foxworthy’s home state) as Newt Gingrich snagged a victory there. Foxworthy long ago created a huge name for himself as founder of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, along with Larry the Cable Guy, Bill Engvall and Ron White, a group of comedians

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    Stephen Colbert’s SuperPAC ad tribute to Herman Cain will blow your goddamn mind (Video)

    One of the strangest things about SuperPACs for presidential candidates is that even if you’ve dropped out of the race, you can still spend the money you’ve collected and roll out television ads. And that’s exactly what Hermain Cain has done. You may have already peeped the overly creepy, unoriginal and heavy-handed spot. But in case you didn’t, here it is. Not to be outdone, Stephen Colbert last night rolled

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    Greta Van Susteren should do some research before demonizing Louis C.K.

    UPDATE: 6:30 pm — Louis C.K. has pulled out of the event. He will not be performing. Last night, Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren took to her official blog GretaWire to proudly proclaim that she will not be attending the Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner on June 8 in Washington D.C. In fact, she’s flat-out refusing to go. She’s also pleading with her fellow journalists to boycott the

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    Comedians fight against possible gay ban in tourist town

    While the debate over gay rights and marriage equality continues to rage in America, it seems another country, the Philippines, is also being affected– most notably in the confines of comedy clubs. Venue and bar owners in the touristy seaside town of Puerto Galera claim the local government is threatening to ban gay comedians who regularly perform in the area, due to some customers complaining about the comedians’ “obscene behavior.”

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    Find out how Futurama is helping the presidential election process

    Brace yourselves, folks: it’s an election year. So we’ll soon be hearing a lot about voter fraud and Diebold machine malfunctions. Hooray. Some, however, are taking some precautions against vote hacking. In a brilliant bit of crowd-sourcing, teams from all over the globe were encouraged to hack into an electronic voting system to expose the least secure areas of the system, Fox News reported. “It was too good an opportunity

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    Ted Alexandro talks shady politicians, fake Chinese and more on Letterman (Video)

    One of my faves, Ted Alexandro was on Late Show with David Letterman last night. So check out the video below, wherein we find T-Dro (just made that up; please begin using it) opining on language, shady politicians and more! What’s that? You want more T-Dro? Let’s do it. His latest video project with Hollis James is below. It’s disturbingly hilarious. Or maybe hilariously disturbing. It doesn’t matter. Neither of

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    Garfunkel and Oates unleashes official music video for ‘Save The Rich’

    Back in November, Garfunkel and Oates (Kate Micucci and Riki Lindhome) released their DIY video for their then-new song “Save The Rich,” just in time for the Occupy Wall Street movement. But today, seeing as their newest album Slippery When Moist was just released, the brand new, official and ultra-shiny version is out. And you should watch it.

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    Nick Offerman and friends know a lot about reproductive rights (Video)

    I recognize that, as a woman, my brain is simply too small to comprehend science. Thank god for this Funny or Die video starring Judd Nelson, Tim Meadows, Kurtwood Smith, Corey Stoll, Brian Flaherty and the delicious Nick Offerman. This short, titled “Women’s Health Experts Speak Out”) really highlights the reason that late middle-aged men are the true experts when it comes to lady-parts and contraception. Using great quotes from

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    Watch Bill Maher give $1 million to Obama Super PAC during stand-up special

    Last night, during Bill Maher’s live-streaming stand-up comedy special Crazy Stupid Politics, the well-known liberal leaning comedian stopped the jokes for a moment to announce that he’s donating $1 million to the pro-Obama Super PAC Priorities USA Action. In case you don’t know, a Super PAC has the ability to raise unlimited funds from private and corporate sources in order to support a presidential candidate without having to disclose much

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    Nancy Pelosi claims Stephen Colbert doesn’t like kittens in new attack ad

    What does it mean when a comedian’s satirical influence rubs off so heartily on the subjects he’s satirizing that said subjects begin to satirize the real satirists? Christ, I have no idea. But I can tell you that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has entered the world of comedy. She’s just released the below faux attack ad against Stephen Colbert’s Super PAC, Creating A Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow. So, what’s a

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    Roseanne Barr officially enters the presidential race, but would you vote for her?

    No jokes. No satire. No political pranks. Last night, comedian and trailblazing television star, writer and producer Roseanne Barr announced that she has filed the necessary paperwork to seek the Green Party presidential nomination. Back in August on The Tonight Show, Barr made an overlooked announcement (see video below) that she intended to run for this country’s highest public office. Since then, she has built a grassroots campaign, appealing to

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    Video: Andy Richter and Conan O’Brien are Newt Gingrich and wife, Callista

    You know how when you look at Newt Gingrich, he invokes fear in you? And then when his wife Callista shows up, with her painted-on, Children Of The Corn face, you shit your pants, because you’re a human with feelings and that’s the only logical response to have? Well, Conan O’Brien and Andy Richter feel soiling your pants isn’t good enough. So they did this.

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