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Review: Katt Williams, “Great America” on Netflix

Katt Williams knows that comedy is show business, and you need to know both the business and how to put on a show. Williams told me that this morning in an exclusive interview for my podcast, Last Things First, and he certainly still delivers when it’s time to shine. His four HBO specials have been […]

Tiffany Haddish for Groupon

Tiffany Haddish loves Groupon so much, the online discount company decided to return the favor and make Haddish the company spokesperson! As the company explained yesterday: “Tiffany Haddish likes us. No, she really, really likes us. We were tickled when we heard her tell a story about taking certain A-listers on a Groupon swamp tour […]

Daniel Sloss on Conan

If everything you know about Scotland you learned from watching Braveheart, then you don’t know what Scotland’s like today. Daniel Sloss explained in a return performance to Conan on Monday. Then again, Sloss watching political news on the TV confuses him, because he reacts as if he’s watching a TV show. And in real life, […]

Hear Nikki Glaser on morning radio live on SiriusXM’s Comedy Central Radio

Comedy Central soon will have its own live morning radio show: You Up with Nikki Glaser. Glaser, who previously hosted a primetime TV talker, Not Safe with Nikki Glaser, on Comedy Central in 2016, will host live Mondays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon Eastern (7 to 9 a.m. Pacific) with her friend and […]

Neither late-night talk show nor podcast, David Letterman’s new Netflix series is better than both

When Johnny Carson retired into the late-night sunset, never to be seen again except for a rare appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, I was OK with that. But Letterman retiring didn’t seem exactly right. Certainly he couldn’t keep up with the Jimmy Fallons or James Cordens. Certainly he never wanted to learn […]

Looks like Conan O’Brien is heading to Haiti for his next TBS special

If this Tweet from Conan O’Brien on Sunday is any indication, look for his next #ConanWithoutBorders TBS special to come direct from Haiti. Still reeling from @realDonaldTrump’s very negative Yelp review of Haiti, which means I’ll love it. Headed to Haiti later this week to explore and make some new friends. Stay tuned for my […]

Rob Riggle will take over a Jet Ski Academy for new Crackle comedy series

Crackle announced it’s taking on Rob Riggle’s Jet Ski Academy, a new original comedy series with eight episodes following Riggle’s investment in the academy. Riggle will write and EP the series, as well as star in it. “Crackle is the perfect home for my Jet Ski Academy,” said Riggle. “We have big plans for this brilliant new […]

Netflix cancels “Lady Dynamite” after two seasons

Maria Bamford’s Lady Dynamite now joins Jim Jefferies’ Legit and Cristela Alonzo’s Cristela as sitcoms by stand-up comedians starring those comedians that ended way too early, and will have fans asking the comedian when to expect another new season for years on end, to no avail. Netflix confirmed over the weekend that it would not […]

Aziz Ansari alleges “completely consensual” sex in #MeToo allegation

Aziz Ansari, who just won a Golden Globe last week for starring in his Netflix series, Master of None, and who wrote a best-selling book about “Modern Romance,” has responded to a #MeToo allegation about him from a woman who dated him last September. You can read the woman’s anonymous account in this story published […]

Episode #189: Jena Friedman

Jena Friedman is a stand-up comedian, writer and producer who’s now about to star in her first late-night special for Adult Swim. Friedman has written for The Late Show for David Letterman, produced for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and taken a one-woman show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She later taped that show, […]

Pete Lee on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Pete Lee is a sensitive guy, which suddenly makes him much hotter in 2018, as he learned while performing Friday on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Lee still has quite a tussle with motion-sensor bathroom technology, though. Roll the clip!

The Critics Choice Awards for best comedy work in TV and film from 2017

The 23rd annual Critics Choice Awards, handed out by members of the critics associations for movies and for broadcast television, went out Thursday in a live broadcast on The CW. You can find the full list of winners here. But here are the winners from among our comedy friends: Movies BEST COMEDY – The Big Sick, directed […]

Dan Harmon apologizes for sexually harassing one of his Community writers

We’re making progress. Slowly but surely, the conversations are happening. Tough as they may be. As the #MeToo reckoning enters 2018, we’re moving past accusations and denials and toward making amends and making work and life better for us all. Dan Harmon (Community, Rick and Morty) closed 2017 with a Tweet offering up a mea […]

New special from Flight of the Conchords coming to HBO in May 2018

It’s official. Bret and Jemaine are returning to HBO this year. After years of rumors and hopes, and a reunion tour a couple of years ago, Flight of the Conchords will film a new HBO hourlong comedy special in 2018. HBO announced the special this week at TCAs — it’ll feature Bret McKenzie and Jemaine […]

Review: Tom Segura, “Disgraceful” on Netflix

Tom Segura reminds me of every great stand-up comedian that I used to see in comedy clubs before/between the booms. Segura takes relatively unpopular positions and makes you laugh along with him at them, and does so with a tightly structured set infused with callbacks that pay off. He’s one-half of one of the funniest […]

Owen Smith on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Owen Smith made his network TV debut Thursday night on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and Smith used his to tell us how it’s wiser to marry a women in her 30s than one in her 20s. Even so, Smith and his wife seem to have trust issues. Roll the clip.

TBS renews Full Frontal with Samantha Bee for two more seasons

The Emmy-winning Full Frontal with Samantha Bee will return for two more seasons, TBS announced today.   “We were fortunate to start our show in an election year, and I’m so grateful TBS has picked us up for two more seasons which will see us through the 2018 midterms and bring us into the 2020 election season,” […]

Jay Leno still watches late-night TV in 2018, but insists he doesn’t miss it

Jay Leno, the two-time former host of The Tonight Show, insists he doesn’t miss the late-night TV game, even though he still watches all of the hosts occupying the space now in 2018. Leno talked to The Hollywood Reporter this week to promote the new season of his CNBC series, Jay Leno’s Garage, which focuses […]

The Daily Show adds an African correspondent for overseas broadcasts

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah will start feeling more local for African viewers tonight, as the Comedy Central series now has a South African correspondent to report on topical segments just for the African broadcasts of TDS. Loyiso Madinga, a stand-up comedian from South Africa, will file his first piece tonight the African National […]

Funny You Should Ask will keep going in syndication through at least 2021

Byron Allen has another long-term syndicated series on his hands featuring stand-up comedians for your viewing pleasure in the game show, Funny You Should Ask. The game show received a two-year extension, taking it through a fourth season in 2020-2021 and 520 episodes. “Funny You Should Ask is growing rapidly in all key metrics,” Allen said. “This […]

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