• Who’s left to host the Oscars? (List)

    Once Kevin Hart was announced as next year’s Academy Awards host, the internet dug up old homophobic tweets leading to a mess of controversy. Last night, the Get Hard star announced that he would be stepping down as this year’s Oscar host. Now the Academy is back to square one. Picking a host for the 2019 Oscars has been a difficult task. The Hollywood Reporter published a viral take on

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    13 comedians’ surprising first roles

    Even the biggest comedy stars have to start somewhere. Local commercials, made-for-TV movies (before “special television events” were a thing), and brief character arcs on shows can be important first steps in long careers. Especially local commercials. Thankfully for major celebrities, those credits don’t appear on IMDB. We had to do a little digging. From the silly to the surprising, Laughspin is rounding up a list of our favorite first

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    Seth Meyers midterm election coverage will be live on Late Night

    NBC’s twilight talk show Late Night With Seth Meyers will go live on Election Night to offer the nation some “real-time commentary and analysis on the day’s consequential midterm elections,” according to the network’s official press release. Meyers, the former Saturday Night Live writer and host of Weekend Update, will air his show on Tuesday, November 6 at 12:35 a.m. ET, just hours after polls close and the majority of

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    6 Times Seth Meyers Won Saturday Night Live

    Seth Meyers is coming back to host Saturday Night Live this week after leaving the cast in 2014. We think that’s pretty awesome! In 13 years on the show, Meyers was a cast member, a Weekend Update host, and served as head writer for almost nine years. While he left the show to replace Jimmy Fallon at Late Night, his time on SNL gave birth to iconic sketches, timeless characters,

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    W. Kamau Bell, Jello Biafra inject thought into Fun Fun Fun Fest, Fred Armisen brings Ian Rubbish

    AUSTIN — If Friday’s comedians at Fun Fun Fun Fest contended with the low lows of celebrity and popular culture, Saturday’s theme might as well have been “Damn the man, save the Empire.” Politics, politics, and more politics. W. Kamau Bell’s set, for example, offered an appealing blend of his personal experiences and political critique that had the audience at once laughing and thinking carefully about how race works in

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    Seth Meyers, Amy Poehler play Game of Thrones trivia with George R.R. Martin (Video)

    Seth Meyers put George R.R. Martin to the test on Tuesday night in a fun Game of Thrones trivia match on last night’s Late Night with Seth Meyers. Martin appeared on the show with Parks and Recreation star Amy Poehler. Meyers challenged the Game of Thrones creator to identify quotes from his epic five-book fantasy series. Game of Thrones has become a sensational award-winning drama on HBO over four seasons, with

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    Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show tops Jimmy Kimmel Live on YouTube

    If the number of your YouTube subscribers is indicative of your popularity in real life – spoiler: it is! – then Jimmy Fallon and his Tonight Show just hit a crucial milestone. With more than 4.7 million followers on YouTube, The Tonight Show has just surpassed the YouTube following of Jimmy Kimmel Live, which has an almost equally impressive following of 4,694,431, according to a TubeFilter piece posted this morning.

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    Ana Gasteyer apologizes to Martha Stewart on Late Night with Seth Meyers (Video)

    Apologies generally mean more when made in a timely fashion, but there’s a reason people say “better late than never.” Ana Gasteyer, former Saturday Night Live cast member and burgeoning jazz singer, reunited with fellow SNL alumnus Seth Meyers on Late Night and issued a long overdue apology to Martha Stewart, who was a guest that same night. As one of Gasteyer’s most well-known impressions, Martha Stewart was the butt

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    Watch Randy Liedtke’s bizarrely hilarious set on Late Night with Seth Meyers

    Continuing on his wave of recent shine, stand-up comedian Randy Liedtke had a stellar and altogether nonsensical set on Late Night With Seth Meyers. Liedtke is a great stand-up in his own right, but is more well known as the guy who posed as a Pace Picante Salsa employee, created and commandeered their Twitter page, and ultimately managed to prank fellow comedian Kyle Kinane last year. And let’s not forget

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    Daily Show’s Michael Che returns to Saturday Night Live as Weekend Update anchor

    Less than five months after joining The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, comedian Michael Che is leaving his correspondent post at the critically acclaimed Comedy Central show—but it’s for a very good reason. The former Saturday Night Live scribe is headed back to Midtown Manhattan to become the newest Weekend Update anchor alongside Colin Jost, replacing Cecily Strong, who will remain a castmember. This will be Jost’s second year at

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    Seth Meyers says goodbye to Joan Rivers (Video)

    Joan Rivers was a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers only one month ago, so it was surreal hearing Seth Meyers last night saying goodbye to the iconic comedian. Rivers died yesterday at the age of 81 after being in the hospital for a week. She was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York on Aug. 28 after she stopped breathing during an outpatient throat surgery at a

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    Was Sofia Vergara’s Emmys bit sexist? (Video)

    Last night’s airing of the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards hosted by Seth Meyers not only brought out nearly every television star in the country but also created some drama—mainly in the form of Modern Family star (and highest paid television actor) Sofia Vergara. In an attempt at humor, Vergara accompanied Academy of Television Arts & Sciences president Bruce Rosenblum during his boring and, we assume, mandatory speech. Vergara literally

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    Watch Seth Meyers’ Emmys opening monologue (Video)

    Seth Meyers opened the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards with a solid, nearly eight minute monologue. Check out the full clip below! Seth Meyers – Monologue – Emmy's 2014 by IdolxMuzic Sign up to get funny daily videos and headlines delivered to your inbox every day! Be sure to subscribe to the weekly Laughspin Podcast on iTunes or on SoundCloud for all the latest comedy news, audio clips and more!

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    Ricky Gervais on Louis C.K.: I discovered that big, sweaty slob (Video)

    There might be some beef at this year’s Emmys ceremony between comedy stars Ricky Gervais and Louis C.K. The two men are both nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, both for their titular characters in Derek and Louie, respectively. Gervais appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers Wednesday night and made quite the statement. When Meyers asked the former Office star if C.K. ever thanked him for roles

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    David Wain reveals ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ prequel details on Late Night with Seth Meyers (Video)

    David Wain visited Late Night with Seth Meyers last night to promote his new movie They Came Together, which hits theaters June 27 and stars Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd. Also starring the likes of Cobie Smulders, Ed Helms and Michael Ian Black, it’s a romantic comedy that basically rails against romantic comedies. In short, we can’t wait to peep it in theaters. But Meyers also got Wain talking about

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