• 7 comedy concepts that died in 2018

    Comedy thrived in 2018. A seemingly endless number of stand-up specials came out from Kid Gorgeous to Nanette. New sitcoms like Barry and The Conners made us laugh and comedy films like Crazy Rich Asians and Sorry to Bother You brought diversity to the forefront. However, as the year closes, it is also important to look back on the things we lost in comedy this year—a memorium of sorts for

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    Michelle Wolf calls White House Correspondents’ Association ‘cowards’ for booking Ron Chernow

    UPDATE: President Donald Trump fired off one of his angry tweets at comedian Michelle Wolf on Tuesday—and Wolf was not having it. Referring to Wolf as a ‘so-called comedian,’ [Ed. note: Michelle Wolf did an HBO one-hour stand-up special, a frequent dream and goal of many actual comedians.] Trump suggested he may go to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner now that they’ve booked an author to talk about the First Amendment. Wolf

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    Jon Stewart Blasts The Nerd Prom a.k.a. the White House Correspondents’ Dinner (Video)

    Love him or hate him, you have to respect Jon Stewart. The stand-up comedian turned late night voice for a political generation is known for calling out news organizations, political leaders and celebrities on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. But, with the social “perfect storm” that occurred over the weekend — namely, the “ecstasy” of the White House Correspondents Dinner and the agony of the Baltimore riots over the death

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    Saturday Night Live’s Cecily Strong to host White House Correspondents’ Dinner

    The White House Correspondents’ Association announced Saturday Night Live comedian Cecily Strong to be the headliner of their annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner in the spring. Strong showcased her political commentaries alongside Seth Meyers behind the Weekend Update desk before being replaced by newcomer Michael Che. She remains a full cast member on SNL and continues to make appearances on Weekend Update as her popular character The Girl You Wish

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    Joel McHale says White House Correspondents Association performance will be ‘equally offensive’ as Congress

    The White House Correspondents Association announced today that Joel McHale, star of Community on NBC and host of The Soup on E!, will be the featured entertainer at this year’s correspondents dinner. In case you’re not aware, this is the night a bunch of politicians make believe they have a sense of humor about what a shitty job they’re doing in Washington. “We’re thrilled that Joel will headline the dinner

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    Watch Conan O’Brien’s full speech from the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

    Last night Conan O’Brien delivered a masterful 27-minute speech at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in Washington D.C. With great joy (and a gavel), the late-night veteran’s barbs ranged in tone from light-hearted tributes to sharp commentary. It marked the second time O’Brien spoke at the event, the first of which went down in 1995. “It’s a big high school cafeteria,” he said of the event, which brings together the

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    Paul Provenza: Not all about the laughs

    Paul Provenza is one of the most well-respected comedians of the last two decades, but there came a point in his career when using comedy to simply make people laugh ceased to become a challenge for him. So The Aristocrats director embarked on a new comedic vision (some of that can be seen on Crackle.com’s second season of The Purple Onion) and a brand new way to piss off the

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