• Kevin Hart’s homophobic past is catching up with him

    Kevin Hart is in hot water for some homophobic tweets coming back to haunt him. Earlier this week, it was announced that Hart will host the 2019 Oscars. Shortly after the announcement, Twitter started shining a light on tweets, mostly from 2009-2011, where the Night School star made homophobic comments and used anti-gay slurs. Aside from comedian’s habitual use of the word fag, Hart also talks about his son and

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    Exclusive: Meet the man suing Conan O’Brien for joke theft (Interview)

    Most, if not all, comedy writers dream of performing on, writing for, or hosting a late night talk show. The opportunity to showcase your abilities to millions of viewers at home is at the peak of many comedians’ dreams. So imagine you’re watching The Tonight Show (or Late Show or Full Frontal) and see one of your beloved jokes come out of the mouth of the host…and you weren’t attributed.

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    Viral humorists like Megan Amram rise from the Twitter trash heap (Opinion)

    Ten years ago, you could be a comedian without a social media presence. Back in 2008, saying, “Oh, I’m not on Twitter,” or even, “What’s Twitter?” was commonplace. If you can believe it, there were comedians wary of putting their material on the internet for free or worried someone across the country would steal their jokes. But something has changed. While those who achieved celebrity status before the mid-2000s can

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    Nick Di Paolo calls 12-year-old girl ‘dumb cunt’ on Twitter; deletes hours later

    UPDATE: Nick Di Paolo has deleted the initial tweet, but not any of the replies to his fans and detractors underneath it. We’ve included a screenshot of the missing tweet at the bottom of this post. Comedian Nick Di Paolo took to Twitter Friday afternoon to shame one of the nine covers released by Glamour for their Women of the Year edition. The cover features five of the student activists behind

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    Why is Kanye West tweeting Rick and Morty memes?

    Kayne West loves Rick and Morty. The controversial rapper was all over the news this week for distancing himself from politics after multiple endorsements of the Trump administration. But there is a more important Kanye story developing this week: the Yeezus rapper seems to be obsessed with the Adult Swim animated series Rick and Morty. The show’s fans are also no strangers to media scrutiny. Some have infamously targeted female

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    Simpsons showrunner disputes Apu write-off reports

    The Simpsons are playing clean-up after an Indiewire interview with producer Adi Shankar claimed that the beloved Kwik-E-Mart shopkeep will be written off the animated series. Showrunner Al Jean tweeted, “Adi Shankar is not a producer on the Simpsons. I wish him the very best but he does not speak for our show.” Shankar responded, “Let’s work towards common ground.” The producer has been running a scriptwriting competition for diverse

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    6 hilarious Twitter accounts that don’t even do stand-up

    You may be following a bunch of professional comedians and writers on Twitter, but that is by no means the limits of finding the funny online. Here are some of the best non-comedian Twitter accounts you should be following right now! @chrissyteigen Okay, you knew this one would be on this list. The model and TV personality revealed to the world that she is also funny as hell, whether dunking

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    Leslie Jones celebrates birthday, returns to Twitter after hack, says ‘thanks to my fans and friends!’

    Something strange in the neighborhood, who you gonna tweet? Well, you can tweet Leslie Jones again, because the Ghostbusters star is back on social media. The Saturday Night Live favorite disappeared from Twitter and Snapchat following a website hack — currently under investigation by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security — that revealed nude photos of the actress, along with passport and driver’s license information. Jones returned to Twitter with the

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    Jeff Ross will roast you tonight on Twitter, part of Slim Jim’s #SettleTheBeef movement (Interview)

    Jeff Ross doesn’t want you to call it a comeback. Roasting has been here for years. “Maybe it’s new to some people, but I’ve bee doing this for two decades,” the Roastmaster General tells Laughspin of the seemingly timeless tradition. The roast — and its younger cousin, the roast battle — has seen a mainstream resurgence over the last decade. Comedy Central’s infamous celebrity roasts of Pamela Anderson, Hugh Hefner, Charlie

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    Seinfeld’s Jason Alexander Regrets Criticism of Heidi Swedberg, who played fiancee Susan

    There are times in life when someone says something out of turn and they wish they could have another take to get the story right. That’s what former Seinfeld star Jason Alexander tried to do today in defense of recent comments he made about a former co-star. While appearing on The Howard Stern Show yesterday, Alexander told the King of All Media that show runners of the ultra-successful sitcom killed

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    Ricky Gervais vs Rebecca Francis: Comedian calls out hunter for posing next to giraffe she killed

    Comedian Ricky Gervais is hilarious on television, in films and on stage. But when it comes to social media, he has found a greater use for online tools like Facebook and Twitter: to bring awareness to the mistreatment of wild animals. On April 13, the Derek creator and star star re-tweeted a pic of a Utah based game hunter, Rebecca Francis, lying next to a giraffe she killed on a hunting

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    UPDATE: Russell Peters calls Trevor Noah a joke thief (Video)

    Update: April 8 — Now, Trevor Noah and Russell Peters are both playing off the comments as if it was just some sort of prank. Because what’s funnier than one comedian calling another comedian a joke thief? We’re not buying it. See Noah and Peter’s interaction below: For the time being it seemed Trevor Noah, the newly appointed host of The Daily Show, had survived the onslaught from the Twitter

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    Sarah Silverman rape prevention tips backlash on Twitter is absurd

    Another day, another troll-explosion on Twitter. This one, in particular, was aimed at a very public and well-known female figure with the audacity to make jokes or have an opinion. Next thing you know, they’ll be wanting the damn vote. But this time, those who have their panties in a bunch (if you’ll pardon the expression) are those who usually find themselves on the giving, not receiving end of jokes

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    Amy Schumer felt up by Broad City gals Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer (Photo)

    Comedians are nothing, if not stalwart representatives of responsible personal choices. Behold Amy Schumer, reminding her legions of female fans, with help from Abbi Jacobson and Illana Glazer aka the Broad City gals, to be routine with one’s monthly self breast examination. Ok, so screening for lumps in her lady humps, as the proverb goes, probably wasn’t the ultimate goal of this, um, coupling. (It’s an interesting correlation, though, since

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    Bill Cosby #CosbyMeme further exposes rape allegations, total social media fail

    Though he’s 77 years old, Bill Cosby and his team have done a relatively good job of keeping the iconic comedian relevant via social media the past few years. He tweets on the regular, his Website is constantly updated and he’s got more than 400,000 Facebook followers. Yesterday, in an attempt to maintain Cosby’s career buoyancy, Cosby (or his social media manager) introduced the #CosbyMeme hashtag on Twitter and the

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