Tag: comedy

Steve Carrell and an ‘Office’ Creator Are Turning Trump’s Space Force into a Show

We may never get the Michael Scott/Office reunion that the world desperately needs right now, but worry not, everybody. It looks like Steve Carell and The Office showrunner Greg Daniels are teaming up again for a new workplace comedy—only this time, it’s going to be, uh, set in space or something. On Wednesday, Netflix announced […]

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I Fulfilled My Dream of Doing Stand-Up in My Underwear

This article originally appeared on VICE Canada. If anyone asks me about the most memorable set I have ever performed, I tell them about the first time I performed in my underwear at a sex club. When I got onstage at Oasis Aqualounge in Toronto, I noticed that the audience was entirely dressed in towels […]

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Michael Che Is Raising Money for the NYC Housing Projects He Grew Up In

Saturday Night Live cast member Michael Che has decided to weigh in on New York City’s public housing crisis by organizing a comedy benefit show this Friday, where he’ll perform with Michelle Wolf and a “secret lineup of comics.” The 35-year-old comedian, who went from selling his own T-shirt designs on the street to teaching […]

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First Look: Inside The Boomerang Writers’ Room 

Boomerang, Courtesy of BET Beloved film Boomerang is the latest modern classic to be slated for a reboot as a series. But ahead of its premiere, the overarching question in the writers’ room is: How do you tell an age-old tale of romance and dating in a fresh new-age world? From BET.com: Boomerang is a […]

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Tiffany Haddish’s Hecklers Contributed to Her NYE Fail

Tiffany Haddish kicked off her 2019 pretty roughly after bombing her New Year’s Eve stand-up set in Miami. The hour-long set started to unravel when she forgot her material and started skipping around to unconnected jokes. Seeing fans walking out, she joked she was going to end up on TMZ (which she did). Haddish seemed […]

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Louis C.K. Hates Weed, on Top of Everything Else

Image by author. Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images In addition to disliking people of color, non binary individuals, young people, and survivors of gun violence, Louis C.K. does not condone marijuana consumption, apparently. In a New Year’s Eve standup set, Pete Davidson recalled a time when C.K. berated him for smoking weed and ratted […]

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The Worst Anti-Trump #Resistance Pop Culture of 2018

Donald Trump is a demonstrably corrupt and narcissistic con man. Two years into his presidency, this is not a novel thing to say. Actually, you would think that pointing out his loutish personal behavior, destructive policies, or chaotic governing technique as if it were a new observation would be regarded with the same sort of […]

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Mrs. Maisel’s Redeeming Bravado

In “We’re Going To the Catskills!,” the second episode of the second season of Amy Sherman-Palladino’s mid-century period comedy The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, we learn that Miriam “Midge” Maisel, a housewife-turned-comedienne in 1950s New York City, has won a summer bikini contest eight years in a row. Midge, played with carbonated speed by Rachel Brosnahan, […]

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Conan O’Brien’s New Half-Hour Talk Show Gets A Trailer And A Premiere Date

[embedded content] Share This Video In May, TBS announced that Conan O’Brien’s titular talk show Conan would soon be abandoning its traditional length of one hour in favor of a much shorter half-hour format. Some were worried the change would spell the end for the late night titan, who has spent more than 25 years […]

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‘SNL’ Morning After: The Must-See Moments From This Week’s Matt Damon-Hosted Episode

Will Heath for NBC As fun as Aquaman star Jason Momoa’s Saturday Night Live hosting debut was last weekend, Brett Kavanaugh impersonator Matt Damon’s turn as the guest host for the last episode of 2018 turned out to be the season’s best. The ninth entry in the 44th season was equal parts silly and warm, […]

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Katt Williams Will Bring His Freshly Permed Follicles to the Set of Black-ish in New Role

Roast Master Katt Williams arrives at the Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav on July 22, 2007 in Burbank, California. Photo: Kevin Winter (Getty Images) Comeback King Katt Williams is on a roll—and he has a new role. “It’s Katt’s big chance, maybe his last chance at a real comeback!” a source told In Touch. Though […]

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Kevin Hart’s Defenders Said More Than They Realized

Photos via Daniel Zuchnick and John Shearer/Getty Images. Last week, Kevin Hart announced that he would step down as the host of the 2019 Oscars amid controversy over his homophobic tweets from 2011. He claimed he had already addressed the tweets previously and didn’t think it was necessary to apologize again, instead opting to walk […]

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Pretend ‘Nathan for You’ Isn’t Gone Forever with These Deleted Scenes

Nathan For You, the brilliant satire of marketing, media, hype, and everything that holds our capitalist society together, is no more. Over the course of four seasons, creator and host Nathan Fielder used his “pretty good grades” in Canadian business school to convince small business owners to let him rebrand their businesses in legendary so-dumb-they’re-smart […]

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‘SNL’ Morning After: The Must-See Moments From This Week’s Jason Momoa-Hosted Episode

Will Heath for NBC If you follow Saturday Night Live or Aquaman star Jason Momoa on social media, then you already know how excited the actor was to be hosting this weekend’s show. He posted several photos and videos on Instagram documenting the week before broadcast, starred in a few short sketches to promote the […]

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Of Course Sacha Baron Cohen Has Invited Sarah Palin To Be His Date At The Golden Globes

Getty Image Among the many, many politicians, politicos and pundits that Sacha Baron Cohen’s Who Is America? ridiculed and vilified, perhaps none is more famous that former Governor of Alaska and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. After all, her interview with Showtime’s comedy program didn’t even air after she threatened to sue Cohen and […]

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Jason Momoa Punches And Dances His Way Through The ‘SNL’ Studio In A New Promo

[embedded content] Share This Video Aquaman‘s Jason Momoa is really excited about hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend. He’s been posting regularly about the experience so far on his Instagram account, and on Wednesday, NBC released a new promo featuring the Game of Thrones actor’s best efforts to blend in at Studio 8H. When writer […]

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‘You Know What That’s Called? Growth’: Natasha Rothwell Secures Overall Deal With HBO

Natasha Rothwell arrives at HBO’s Post Emmy Awards Reception at the Plaza at the Pacific Design Center.Photo: Emma McIntyre (Getty Images) Birds of a feather do, indeed, flock together. When your crew is glowed-up, that light is bound to shine on you as well. Such is the case for Natasha Rothwell, who just inked an […]

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Nanny Fine Is Fine Art, Thanks to This Nostalgic Instagram Mashup

L: Stefan Tcherepnin, The Missing Years: 2014–17, Galerie Francesca Pia, 2016 R: Fran Drescher in ‘The Nanny’ Who among us doesn’t know at least some of the words to the theme song from The Nanny, the larger-than-life 90s sitcom starring Fran Drescher as “the flashy girl from Flushing / the nanny named Fran”? The show […]

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