• Why SNL’s Black Jeopardy sketch with Tom Hanks was perfect (VIDEO)

    Depending on what side of the political fence you’re on, you may be thinking that Saturday Night Live has been killing it so far this season. Their comedy coverage of the three presidential debates starring Kate McKinnon as Hillary Clinton and Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump (the last of which dropped this weekend, naturally during the latest episode’s cold open) and one vice presidential debate has been, in my opinion,

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    James Corden’s first Late Late Show guest announced!

    James Corden will host the legendary Tom Hanks as his first guest when the Scottish comic takes over The Late Late Show on CBS next month. Craig Ferguson has already and is plenty busy with other projects. Since his departure, CBS has had a slew of (male) guest hosts including Judd Apatow, Drew Carey, Jim Gaffigan, Wayne Brady, Kunal Nayya and musician-turned-comedian-turned-back-into-a-musician John Mayer. Tom Hanks is a friendly, popular– and

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    Funny Or Die casts Evan Rachel Wood as Tom Hanks character in Big, horrible things occur (Video)

    For reasons still not fully explained the 1988 Tom Hanks hit Big, wherein a pre-pubescent boy magically turns into an adult and fucks Elizabeth Perkins, is considered a family comedy. Well, the folks at Funny or Die enlisted Evan Rachel Wood and Glee star Darren Criss to flip the script. In its version of Big, the pre-pubescent child is a girl, played by Rachel Wood and the Perkins character is

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    Justin Timberlake joined by Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin, more on Saturday Night Live (Video)

    To properly induct Justin Timberlake into the Five-Timers Club last night, Saturday Night Live invited back a teeming handful of all-time favorite hosts. Already-christened members of the club Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Alec Baldwin, Candice Bergen and Tom Hanks all appeared during Timberlake’s monologue (which really wasn’t a monologue). Joining them was Paul Simon and Martin Short — both of whom hosted three times — as well as original castmember

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    Videos: Arianna Huffington, Tom Hanks want The Onion to win a Pulitzer

    The Onion wants a Pulitzer. They want the highly coveted award so much so that they’ve launched the Americans for Fairness in Awarding Journalism Prizes, AFAJP, an “organization” dedicated to guilting the committee responsible to giving up the award. If you’re a regular follower of their “news” coverage you can actually sign a petition by uploading a video to their site detailing your grievances about The Onion not ever getting

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    Comedy Matters with Andy Kindler, Natasha Leggero, Bill Murray, more

    Comic Strip Documentary Blows Up We were excited enough when Chris Rock agreed to exec. produce the documentary film for the 35th anniversary of The Comic Strip. Now Abby Russell and Brent Sterling-Nemetz of Letterbox Pictures, who are actually shooting the film have really stepped it up, and have just shot Jay Leno, Billy Crystal, Joe Piscopo, Arsenio Hall, Richard Lewis, Carol Leifer, Kevin Nealon, and Richard Belzer for the

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    Tom Hanks making movie about Leno and Letterman

    In the midst of NBC’s highly-publicized late night shuffle, development is underway on a movie about several of the players involved. William Knoedelseder‘s book, I’m Dying Up Here: Heartbreak and High Times in Stand-up Comedy’s Golden Era is being adapted for the screen by Playtone, Tom Hanks’ production company. The story focuses on The Comedy Store, LA’s premiere comedy club during the 70’s and 80’s and the venue where Jay

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