Tag: comedy

Skip The Hollywood Comedy Clubs And Head To This Free Underground Show

Uproxx Switching Scenes is brought to you by Boost, a brand that knows the best experiences come when you change things up. Brad Silnutzer was tired of hearing his friends say going to stand-up comedy shows sucked. This was back in 2013, before Netflix started handing out comedy specials like your grandma hands out butterscotch […]

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Idris Elba Is Turn Up Charlie, But When It Comes to Slow Jams, He Also Knows How to Turn Down   

It was circa 2007-2008, and “Fresh Out of Undergrad, Trying to Transition Out of Her Mama’s House” Tonja was at her first full-time desk job and tasked with the important decision of choosing her PC’s desktop wallpaper. Her coworker had recently gifted her with the best loan a television fan could hope for: the complete […]

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Stephen Colbert Tops Jimmy Fallon In A Very Important Ratings Demographic For The First Time

Scott Kowalchyk for CBS The Late Show with Stephen Colbert has been leading The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in total viewing numbers for a while now. According to a new report from the New York Times, however, it seems that, for the first time in the program’s history, Colbert‘s successor to David Letterman has […]

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Will Forte Insists That The ‘MacGruber’ TV Series Will Be Too ‘Filthy’ For Network TV

NBC February was a big month for fans of MacGruber, Will Forte‘s Saturday Night Live sketch turned cult classic comedy film. That’s when Jorma Taccone, the movie’s director and a member of fellow SNL alum Andy Samberg’s musical sketch group The Lonely Island, revealed in an interview that a MacGruber TV series was in the […]

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John Mulaney Brought Back ‘What’s That Name?’ And Another Old Sketch That Was Previously Cut

[embedded content] Share This Video The Studio 8H audience and viewers at home were quick to notice that Saturday Night Live alum Bill Hader was back for this weekend’s cold open, but that’s not all the Barry star was up to. He also revived the irritable game show host character Vince Blight for the “What’s […]

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Hot Damn, There’s More ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ On The Way At NBC

Evans Vestal Ward for NBC Dust off your code names and prepare for another round of Halloween heists, everybody, because Brooklyn Nine-Nine won’t be leaving NBC’s comedy lineup anytime soon. That’s because the network has officially renewed the once-canceled Fox series for a seventh season. According to Variety, co-creators Dan Goor and Mike Schur‘s hilarious […]

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I Asked Critics How to Fix My Friend’s Sloppy Dating Profile

This article originally appeared on VICE Canada. A few weeks back my friend Mike Amory posted a screengrab on social media. He’d been rejected on OKCupid. The woman who rejected him didn’t ghost. There weren’t polite excuses or harsh words. Instead, she sent a message. The message explained that while she wasn’t interested romantically, she […]

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Ken Jeong’s Netflix Comedy Special Feels Stale and Regressive

Twelve minutes into his first Netflix stand-up special, You Complete Me, Ho, Ken Jeong dropped his first of many “Asian men have small dicks” jokes to raucous laughter in the Ice House Comedy Club in Pasadena, CA. “‘We are so proud,’” Jeong said, impersonating his dad’s reaction to his breakout role as Leslie Chow in […]

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This Mental Health Podcaster Told Me How to Deal with the Death of My Friend

This article originally appeared on VICE Canada. When I ask writer and comedian Mike Brown to offer advice to those fearful of therapy, I hide the fact that I’m actually asking for myself. “These niggas don’t care about you,” he told me as I gagged on laughter. “If Cardi B can go from an exotic […]

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What Men Want: Inside the Minds of Actor Aldis Hodge, Producer Will Packer and Writer Tina Gordon Chism

Aldis Hodge and Taraji P. Henson, What Men Want Screenshot: Paramount Pictures (YouTube) If you had the ability to read one person’s mind, who would you choose? Would it be someone you know, a celebrity, or a historical figure? Starring Taraji P. Henson, Aldis Hodge, Richard Roundtree, Tracy Morgan and Erykah Badu, What Men Want […]

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Matthew Lillard Talks About the Most Powerful Being in Existence: Shaggy

Every so often, the internet surprises us all with an out-of-left-field meme that is not only devoid of problematic elements, but also quite wholesome. This perfect storm is currently upon us in the form of an ongoing bit that has internet denizens worshiping Norville “Shaggy” Rogers, the slouchy layabout of Scooby-Doo fame, as the most […]

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The 13 Best, Funniest Straight-Up Comedy Movies on Netflix

Netflix perfected the wholesome, popcorn-perfect rom-com in 2018, and its approach to straight-up comedies often veers toward low-effort—*cough* eight Adam Sandler originals *cough*—stoner-optimized films. It’s easy to forget how many brilliant gut-busters the platform has to offer in January 2019. Cult classics like recently blasphemed Coen Bros flick The Big Lebowski, genuine blockbusters like Edgar […]

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‘High Maintenance’ Creators Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld Told Us How to Stop Feeling Lonely

Photo by David Russell. Images courtesy HBO The third season of High Maintenance, HBO’s funny drama about Brooklyn’s go-to weed dealer and the weirdos he serves, started last Sunday. Throughout its journey from indie web series to prestige stoner art, co-creators Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld have written some of the most nuanced and empathetic […]

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The Strange, Sad Story of How a Bad ‘Cuck’ Joke Turned Lives Upside-Down

Left: Photo of Maddox via Wikipedia. Right: Photo of Asterios Kokkinos courtesy of subject Internet humorist and podcaster Asterios Kokkinos had no idea he’d wind up in the New York State Supreme Court embroiled in one of the pettiest cases to pass through the halls of justice when he entered into a mutually destructive flame war […]

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How Adam McKay Went from ‘Whale’s Vagina’ to ‘Evil Dick’

Director Adam McKay (left) with Christian Bale (center) on the set of ‘VICE.’ Images courtesy of Annapurna Pictures Picture the scene: A criminal mastermind is preparing to carry out the most ambitious of bank robberies—for years, he has been quietly formulating a plan. To execute his heist, this guy carefully studied his target; he looked […]

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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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