• Fox News to Launch ‘The Greg Gutfeld Show’

    Fox News to Launch ‘The Greg Gutfeld Show’

    By Jordan Chariton, The Wrap | “This show will forever change the way you watch television, plus guests provide their own transportation,” Fox host jokes Fox News announced “The Greg Gutfeld Show” as an addition to its weekend lineup Thursday. Gutfeld, who is one of the co-hosts of the weekday show “The Five” and was the longtime host of “Red […]

  • Misery Loves Comedy

    Misery Loves Comedy

    By Josh Board, Fox 5 | When the documentary The Aristocrats came out 10 years ago, it got rave reviews. Everyone claimed it was the funniest movie they’d ever seen. It was interesting, and had a few funny moments, but was highly overrated. The documentary Misery Loves Comedy had me captivated every second, and it had plenty of big laughs. […]

  • Letterman and the Serious Business of Comedy

    Letterman and the Serious Business of Comedy

    By Bob Greene, Wall Street Journal | David Letterman, still in his 30s and already as famous and accomplished as a television performer can be, waited patiently near a door across the hallway from his studio. This was in the middle of the 1980s, when Mr. Letterman’s “Late Night” program was a wildly popular part of NBC’s schedule. His move […]

  • “Rape is good fodder for comedy”: Amy Schumer makes a case for the feminist rape joke

    “Rape is good fodder for comedy”: Amy Schumer makes a case for the feminist rape joke

    By Jenny Kutner, Salon.com | Amy Schumer gets that rape is not funny. That’s why she’s so good at making rape jokes. During a talk at the Tribeca Film Festival on the third season of her hit series “Inside Amy Schumer,” the Comedy Central star explained how her show has evolved to become one of television’s premier feminist comedies — […]

  • Camera Phones and Comedy Today: Time for Reality Check!

    Camera Phones and Comedy Today: Time for Reality Check!

    By Carl Unegbu, Comedybeat | Thanks to the aggressive advances in modern technology, comedy today faces a pretty serious problem that it didn’t have to deal with before. These days, comedians are literally feeling the heat from folks who are using camera phones to record comedians’ acts in comedy clubs and similar settings where comedians had previously expected that what […]

  • ‘Louie’ Is Back and Better Than Ever

    ‘Louie’ Is Back and Better Than Ever

    By Melissa Leon, The Daily Beast | In the first scene of Louie’s fifth season, Louie (Louis C.K.) muses onstage at the Comedy Cellar about life on other planets. There’s no happy ending to a scenario in which humans find aliens, he says. Plus, the aliens are probably “way ahead of us,” which would make Earth look bad anyway. As […]

 

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/ May 17, 2015 2:37 pm

Fox News to Launch ‘The Greg Gutfeld Show’

By Jordan Chariton, The Wrap | “This show will forever change the way you watch television, plus guests provide their own transportation,” Fox host jokes Fox News announced “The Greg Gutfeld Show” as an addition to its weekend lineup Thursday. Gutfeld, who is one of the co-hosts of the weekday show “The Five” and was the longtime host of “Red […]

/ May 10, 2015 6:12 pm

Misery Loves Comedy

By Josh Board, Fox 5 | When the documentary The Aristocrats came out 10 years ago, it got rave reviews. Everyone claimed it was the funniest movie they’d ever seen. It was interesting, and had a few funny moments, but was highly overrated. The documentary Misery Loves Comedy had me captivated every second, and it had plenty of big laughs. […]

/ April 29, 2015 9:49 pm

Letterman and the Serious Business of Comedy

By Bob Greene, Wall Street Journal | David Letterman, still in his 30s and already as famous and accomplished as a television performer can be, waited patiently near a door across the hallway from his studio. This was in the middle of the 1980s, when Mr. Letterman’s “Late Night” program was a wildly popular part of NBC’s schedule. His move […]

/ April 22, 2015 10:43 am

“Rape is good fodder for comedy”: Amy Schumer makes a case for the feminist rape joke

By Jenny Kutner, Salon.com | Amy Schumer gets that rape is not funny. That’s why she’s so good at making rape jokes. During a talk at the Tribeca Film Festival on the third season of her hit series “Inside Amy Schumer,” the Comedy Central star explained how her show has evolved to become one of television’s premier feminist comedies — […]

/ April 15, 2015 4:54 pm

Camera Phones and Comedy Today: Time for Reality Check!

By Carl Unegbu, Comedybeat | Thanks to the aggressive advances in modern technology, comedy today faces a pretty serious problem that it didn’t have to deal with before. These days, comedians are literally feeling the heat from folks who are using camera phones to record comedians’ acts in comedy clubs and similar settings where comedians had previously expected that what […]

/ April 9, 2015 7:19 pm

‘Louie’ Is Back and Better Than Ever

By Melissa Leon, The Daily Beast | In the first scene of Louie’s fifth season, Louie (Louis C.K.) muses onstage at the Comedy Cellar about life on other planets. There’s no happy ending to a scenario in which humans find aliens, he says. Plus, the aliens are probably “way ahead of us,” which would make Earth look bad anyway. As […]

/ April 2, 2015 8:08 am

Getting To Know Tig Notaro, Comedy’s Cancer Survivor

By Shawn Thomas, CBS Local | You may have heard of her, you may not have, but one thing is for sure: Once you’ve heard Tig Notaro’s stand-up comedy, you’re world will be completely different. It’s almost surprising that more people don’t know who Tig Notaro is with her slew of comedy friends like Louis C.K., Ed Helms and Bill […]

/ March 30, 2015 10:58 am

Trevor Noah to Succeed Jon Stewart on ‘The Daily Show’

By Dave Itzkoff, New York Times | In December, Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian, made his debut as an on-air contributor on “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” offering his outsider’s perspective, as a biracial South African, on the United States. “I never thought I’d be more afraid of police in America than in South Africa,” he said with a smile. […]

/ March 25, 2015 7:42 pm

‘Late Late Show’ Bandleader Reggie Watts on Dual Role, ‘Comedy Bang! Bang!’ Influence

By Bryn Elise Sandberg, Hollywood Reporter | The Late Late Show’s Reggie Watts already has experience as a bandleader — on a faux talk show, thaWatts has spent the past three years starring on Comedy Bang! Bang!, a podcast turned TV series on IFC that riffs on the traditional late-night talk show format, parodying everything from celebrity appearances to comedy […]

/ March 22, 2015 12:15 pm

Trey Parker Talks ‘South Park’; How Did The Hit Comedy Central’s Animated Sitcom Start?

By Conviron Altatis, Yibada.com | “South Park” co-creator Trey Parker has recently shared how the hit adult animated sitcom of Comedy Central started. In an Entertainment Weekly oral history, Parker said he and his “South Park” co-creator Matt Stone were at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1992. While spending weekends on set in the film school, the two […]