• Whitney Cummings, Daniel Tosh, and more affected by Southern California fires

    Fires are raging in Southern California and people have taken to social media to share the wreckage left by the blazes. Over 31 people have reportedly died as a result of the fires and homes lost number in the thousands. The town of Paradise, California has found itself completely wiped out by the flames. Many of those evacuated from dangerous areas have returned home to ghostly ash and debris. The

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    Adam Sandler casts first Netflix film Ridiculous 6 with…Vanilla Ice?

    Adam Sandler has cast his first Netflix movie with an interesting variety of actors. Ridiculous 6 will star Sandler with Twilight’s Taylor Lautner, Nick Nolte, Whitney Cummings, Steve Buscemi, Rob Schneider, Nick Swardson and…Vanilla Ice? Entertainment website The Wrap reports that the cast also includes country music star Blake Shelton, Dan Aykroyd, Will Forte, Terry Crews, Luke Wilson, Steve Zahn, Danny Trejo and Jon Lovitz. Netflix struck a never-before-seen deal

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    Neal Brennan loves Louis C.K. but says ‘Louie’ is the kale of television (Interview)

    In this vast, cacophonous digital age, television programming finds inspiration from Twitter feeds, Tumblr blogs, podcasts and YouTube channels. So, it’s oddly quaint that Sundance TV is about to launch a new series based on one page of a magazine (magazines are like books but flatter and shinier)— specifically the back page of New York magazine. On that page for the last 10 years is the Approval Matrix, a wildly

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    Whitney Cummings, Lisa Lampanelli, Joy Behar, 11 more headlining Las Vegas comedy series ‘Lipshtick’ at Venetian

    Whitney Cummings, Lisa Lampanelli, Susie Essman, Joy Behar and 10 other stellar comedians will be part of The Venetian Las Vegas’ new all-female comedy series Lipshtick. Get it— because “shtick” is sort of a synonym for comedy and because girls LOVE lipstick? You may be asking yourself, why not just book these amazing comedians without creating an issue out of the fact none of them have dicks? Well, luckily John

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    15 comedians with Ivy League pedigrees

    It’s back to school time, you guys. And since for many students, this is a time of stress and panic, we’d like to help you through this time with a little inspiration. Below, we’ve listed 15 of our favorite funny people who were smart enough to gain entry into one (or more) of our country’s Ivy League institutions. Some graduated, some didn’t and in the case of our first subject,

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    Bill Burr, Anthony Jeselnik, Larry David among headliners at the 10th New York Comedy Festival

    The New York Comedy Festival has released its line-up with for its 2013 events, highlighted by performances from Wanda Sykes, John Mulaney, Whitney Cummings and a conversation between Larry David and David Steinberg. The festival, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary will run from Nov. 6 through Nov. 10 in association with Comedy Central and produced by Carolines on Broadway. Each day will feature series of live shows at venues

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    ‘Frankie Go Boom’ looks fun, and not just because Lizzy Caplan and Whitney Cummings are half naked (Video)

    If the trailer is any indication of how fun 3, 2, 1…Frankie Go Boom really is (despite its stupid name), we’re in for a treat when it becomes available through Video On Demand services Sept. 10 and then released in theaters Oct. 12. And it’s not just because we get to see every comedy nerds’ crush Lizzy Caplan scantily clad or Whitney Cummings scantily clad or Ron Perlman dressed in

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    Whitney Cummings lands her own talk show on E!

    Although we don’t know yet if her NBC sitcom Whitney will be returning in the Fall, comedian Whitney Cummings will have at least one weekly onscreen gig. E! just announced that her new talk show Love You, Mean It with Whitney Cummings will premiere later this year alongside Joel McHale mainstay The Soup. Cummings’ new show will find the comedian dishing out her opinions on pop culture, celebrity gossip, relationships

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    Chelsea Handler inks a deal that will keep her on E! through 2014

    After years of stellar ratings within desirable demographics, an incredible cross-platform visibility and mentoring a small army of up and coming stand-up comedians, it should come as no surprise that E! has renewed Chelsea Handler’s contract through 2014. The new deal all comes down to Handler continuing to host and executive produce her late-night chat show Chelsea Lately, which has helped comedians like Whitney Cummings, Chris Hardwick, Loni Love, Sarah

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    “30 Rock” takes the place of “Community” and more changes in comedy at NBC

    NBC, the network responsible for most of today’s watch-worthy comedies, just announced that it would be shuffling some of its sitcoms around. And at first glance, the changes make sense. Let’s get the most important facts out of the way. Despite what you may have heard on Twitter, NBC is not cancelling Community and we have no reason to believe we won’t see the 22 episodes NBC promised viewers for

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    Chelsea Lately’s Sarah Colonna strikes a deal to produce new comedy for NBC

    Another one of Chelsea Handler’s comedy posse has landed a sweet television deal. Comedian Sarah Colonna, who writes for and appears on Chelsea Lately and co-stars in the show’s companion reality series After Lately, has signed on with NBC to write and executive produce a sitcom based on her upcoming book Life As I Blow It: Tales of Love, Life & Sex…Not Necessarily in that Order. The show — which

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    Dave Attell’s new Showtime show combines hardcore porn and comedy

    UPDATE: Oct. 19 — 1:15 pm ET We have video! Not Safe For Work. ——————— Devotees of early aughts Comedy Central programming have fond memories of a loud, crass man drunkenly gallivanting through strange cities and cracking wise at the seediness that takes place when the sun sets. For four seasons, Insomniac with Dave Attell was the perfect companion for those nights when you found yourself up too late and

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    Fox News makes dumb points about female comedians; we respond

    With the nature of beauty being so subjective, it’s not surprising to a see a story like this from a news network that approaches nothing objectively. On Oct.12, FoxNews.com published an article that laid claim to an increase in “sexiness” among the newest crop of female comedians. Singled out for focus were Olivia Munn, Carrie Keagan, Anna Faris, and Mila Kunis, whose sexy presence graced the cover of GQ back

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    Jane Kaczmarek joins cast of Whitney Cummings’ NBC sitcom

    Even with the Sept. 22 premiere of Whitney fast approaching, execs at NBC are shuffling around castmembers on comedian Whitney Cummings’ network star vehicle. And this time, it’s a big one. Former Malcolm in the Middle star Jane Kaczmarek has been tapped to play Whitney’s outspoken mother, who has been married and divorced three times. The series, created by Cummings, is centered around a happily unmarried couple (comedian Chris D’Elia

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    Punchline Mag analysis: Do modern comedy roasts need more class?

    As we reported exclusively last week, Comedy Central’s plans for a roast of Kid Rock this summer were cancelled. So, one can’t help but wonder which pop culture icon Comedy Central will lay their sights on next. People so enjoyed the likes of Anthony Jeselnik (see below), Gilbert Gottfried and Whitney Cummings taking down The Donald a notch. Who wouldn’t want to see a similar thrashing, leveled at, say, Lady

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