• Lena Dunham’s New Yorker ‘Dog or Jewish Boyfriend?’ quiz isn’t anti-Semitic, it’s just not funny

    In an effort to appeal to readers under the age of 106 and to make Passover cool, The New Yorker enlisted the help of Lena Dunham, the 28-year-old writer, actress, author, director, producer, Jewish human and hipster goddess who has found massive success since the debut of Girls on HBO in 2012. To push The New Yorker to palatable status, Dunham penned a humor column titled “Dog or Jewish Boyfriend?

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    Ellen DeGeneres responds to Christian leader Larry Tomczak ‘gay agenda’ editorial (Video)

    In a Christian Post Op-Ed published on Jan. 8, panic-driven “cultural commentator” Larry Tomczak exclaims, “The indoctrination and propaganda coming from those advocating a gay lifestyle in our country, classrooms and culture are increasing,” before adding, “All of us need to take note and take action to guard those we love.” The piece, hilariously titled Are You Aware of the Avalanche of Gay Programming Assaulting Your Home?, goes on to

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    ‘A Universal Language’ is a confrontational, hilarious study in comedy and religion (Review)

    If not for the recent success of Argo, it’d be difficult to imagine a more unlikely film premise then one in which a group of clueless do-gooders purposely place themselves in harms way within the politically charged Middle East. But that’s precisely the premise of Igal Hecht’s newest documentary, A Universal Language, which is set to debut April 14 at the Toronto Jewish Film Festival and on the Documentary Channel

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    Trevor Moore of Whitest Kids U’ Know unleashes offensively hilarious Pope Rap (Video)

    Though he’s usually known as one-fifth of sketch group The Whitest Kids U’ Know, Trevor Moore is about to unleash his own personal brand of absurdly offensive comedy. It comes in the form of his musical comedy album Drunk Texts to Myself, which drops March 26 on Comedy Central Records. The 10 songs span multiple genres of music — think dub step, metal, teen pop, and more — and includes

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    Sarah Silverman applauds sister’s arrest for religious protest in Israel

    Sarah Silverman isn’t the only rule-breaking badass in her family. It turns out her older sister Susan, a rabbi in Jerusalem, loves to stir the pot as well— if only for a good cause. Silverman’s sister – as well as Susan’s teenage daughter — was arrested today in Jerusalem at the Western Wall as she joined a prayerful protest against conservative Jewish law that demands women not wear the same

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    Westboro Baptist Church members call Russell Brand a ‘Fag Pimp’ (Video)

    On a recent episode of his FX series Brand X, comedian Russell Brand welcomed two members of the Westboro Baptist Church, the infamous group who protest at soldiers’ funerals, enlist children to wear shirts and hold signs declaring “God hates fags,” and engage in a host of other immensely endearing activities. And although Brand and the pair of hatemongers (who claim, that really, Brand is the hatemonger, and it’s them

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    Jeff Foxworthy’s American Bible Challenge will premiere Aug. 23

    Jeff Foxworthy, comedian, game show host and devout Christian, is bringing The American Bible Challenge to the Game Show Network. We told you about it back in March, and now GSN has officially set the premiere date for Thursday, Aug. 23 at 8 pm ET. Foxworthy, who has already made a home for himself at GSN as the host of Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?, will lead contestants

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    Jeff Foxworthy inks a deal to host ‘fun and entertaining’ Bible game show for GSN

    Hot on the heels of his foray into the political world, having campaigned with Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, veteran comedian Jeff Foxworthy announced he’ll be hosting a new game show– about the Bible. The American Bible Challenge (I shit you not) will air on GSN, where Foxworthy already hosts Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? “I am excited to be hosting a show about the bestselling book of

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    Catholic Church fights against George Carlin street naming

    A storm has been brewing on the Upper West Side of New York City. And it’s all George Carlin’s fault. Sort of. We’ve been keeping you updated on comedian Kevin Bartini’s charge to rename the 500 block of W. 121st St. after the late legendary comedian. A meeting was held last night to discuss the renaming. A entire TWO members from the opposition attended to voice their outrage: a father

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    Why it’s illogical to be angry at Bill Maher and SNL for their Tim Tebow insults

    It should be no surprise to anyone that Bill Maher would make a remark pointing out the inconsistencies of Christianity. Yet, after tweeting “Wow, Jesus just fucked #TimTebow bad! And on Xmas Eve! Somewhere in hell Satan is tebowing, saying to Hitler ‘Hey, Buffalo’s killing them,” many Christian pundits and televangelists expressed their rage against the remark. Just before this, Pat Robertson ripped Saturday Night Live for also making fun

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    Video: Musical comedian Katie Goodman will be Jewish for Christmas

    Each year when Christmas rolls around, Jewish comedians have a lot to say about growing up celebrating Hanukkah (widely portrayed as a dull holiday) instead of Christmas. Their main complaint, of course, is that they were forced to watch their non-Jewish friends have all sorts of fun opening presents under a giant tree, enjoying the avalanche of cheery Christmas television and singing up-beat carols extolling the alleged virtues of Christianity.

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    Lewis Black: Me of Little Faith

    By Jonathan Wexler While Lewis Black’s second book,  Me of Little Faith, is no doubt funny, the Comedy Central favorite and veteran comedian’s collection of essays delve into highly philosophical territory, constantly exploring the author’s spiritual evolution and ultimately creating something much more than a pile of slickly bound pages for your local book store’s humor section. The jokes come on the way to the point, because as Black writes,

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