• CBS’s Stephen Colbert Hire Shakes Up Late Night — And Far Right

    CBS’s Stephen Colbert Hire Shakes Up Late Night — And Far Right

    By Lisa De Moraes, Deadline.com | The day after CBS’s bombshell announcement that Stephen Colbert would replace David Letterman on Late Show, when things calmed down a bit and reason returned to her throne, industry pundits began to contemplate the deeper meaning of the shift in the late-night landscape. Practically speaking, it means Comedy Central is now one late-night show […]

  • What David Letterman Did That Will Never Be Done Again

    What David Letterman Did That Will Never Be Done Again

    By Cynthia Littleton, Variety.com | David Letterman’s sign-off from CBS’ “Late Show” next year will not only mark the end of an era in latenight, it will bring the curtain down on one of the most unique and lucrative deals ever crafted for a television star. From day one on CBS, Letterman has owned “Late Show” outright through his Worldwide […]

  • Comedian, ‘Seinfeld’ Actor John Pinette Dies at 50

    Comedian, ‘Seinfeld’ Actor John Pinette Dies at 50

    John Pinette, a comedian known for his stand-up career and an appearance in the “Seinfeld” series finale, was found dead in a Pittsburgh hotel room on Saturday, according to reports. He was 50. No cause of death has been released yet, though he was suffering from liver and heart disease, according to several outlets. Authorities have no suspicion of foul […]

  • Comedy Under Attack

    Comedy Under Attack

    By Diane Vacca | The first public reading of Carl Unegbu’s new book, Comedy Under Attack led to an animated discussion last night at the Word Up Bookstore in Washington Heights. Unegbu read from his book and spoke about some of the problems that challenge today’s comedians, including joke-stealing, undue corporate influence and political correctness. It was the latter that sparked the crowd’s reactions. The […]

  • Jon Stewart Reminds Us: All Politicians Are Corrupt, Always

    Jon Stewart Reminds Us: All Politicians Are Corrupt, Always

    By Ben Cosman, The Wire | Last Wednesday, March 26, was christened (by us) the first Unofficial Political Corruption Day, because of the slew of politicians who had run-ins with the FBI. On The Daily Show last night, Jon Stewart pointed out that while some scandals get all the attention (Chris Christie’s Bridgegate), there’s plenty of corruption to go around. Stewart […]

  • Stephen Colbert on #CancelColbert: ‘We almost lost me’

    Stephen Colbert on #CancelColbert: ‘We almost lost me’

    By Lynette Rice, Entertainment Weekly | Stephen Colbert used his entire Comedy Central show Monday to address an out-of-context tweet last week that kicked off the #CancelColbert campaign. The show started with a hilarious montage showing The Colbert Report shutting down, the lights going out, a flower wilting, scenes of the apocalypse, the famous crying Indian — all while Adagio […]

 

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/ April 13, 2014 10:24 pm

CBS’s Stephen Colbert Hire Shakes Up Late Night — And Far Right

By Lisa De Moraes, Deadline.com | The day after CBS’s bombshell announcement that Stephen Colbert would replace David Letterman on Late Show, when things calmed down a bit and reason returned to her throne, industry pundits began to contemplate the deeper meaning of the shift in the late-night landscape. Practically speaking, it means Comedy Central is now one late-night show […]

/ April 10, 2014 8:06 am

What David Letterman Did That Will Never Be Done Again

By Cynthia Littleton, Variety.com | David Letterman’s sign-off from CBS’ “Late Show” next year will not only mark the end of an era in latenight, it will bring the curtain down on one of the most unique and lucrative deals ever crafted for a television star. From day one on CBS, Letterman has owned “Late Show” outright through his Worldwide […]

/ April 7, 2014 8:37 am

Comedian, ‘Seinfeld’ Actor John Pinette Dies at 50

John Pinette, a comedian known for his stand-up career and an appearance in the “Seinfeld” series finale, was found dead in a Pittsburgh hotel room on Saturday, according to reports. He was 50. No cause of death has been released yet, though he was suffering from liver and heart disease, according to several outlets. Authorities have no suspicion of foul […]

/ April 4, 2014 7:20 pm

Comedy Under Attack

By Diane Vacca | The first public reading of Carl Unegbu’s new book, Comedy Under Attack led to an animated discussion last night at the Word Up Bookstore in Washington Heights. Unegbu read from his book and spoke about some of the problems that challenge today’s comedians, including joke-stealing, undue corporate influence and political correctness. It was the latter that sparked the crowd’s reactions. The […]

/ April 3, 2014 8:11 am

Jon Stewart Reminds Us: All Politicians Are Corrupt, Always

By Ben Cosman, The Wire | Last Wednesday, March 26, was christened (by us) the first Unofficial Political Corruption Day, because of the slew of politicians who had run-ins with the FBI. On The Daily Show last night, Jon Stewart pointed out that while some scandals get all the attention (Chris Christie’s Bridgegate), there’s plenty of corruption to go around. Stewart […]

/ April 1, 2014 8:21 am

Stephen Colbert on #CancelColbert: ‘We almost lost me’

By Lynette Rice, Entertainment Weekly | Stephen Colbert used his entire Comedy Central show Monday to address an out-of-context tweet last week that kicked off the #CancelColbert campaign. The show started with a hilarious montage showing The Colbert Report shutting down, the lights going out, a flower wilting, scenes of the apocalypse, the famous crying Indian — all while Adagio […]

/ March 26, 2014 9:13 pm

2 Toke Girls: How ‘Broad City’ became TV’s funniest comedy

By Willa Paskin, Slate | Broad City, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer’s series on Comedy Central, finishes its triumphant, hilarious, silly, bizarre, stoned-out-of-its-mind first season tonight. If you’ve been watching, you know how great this season has been. If you haven’t been watching, I am so jealous, because you get to start watching TV’s funniest comedy right now.   More…

/ March 23, 2014 4:03 pm

Eddie Griffin: Comedy and Homophobia Collide in Court

By Carl Unegbu, Comedybeat | Doing stand-up comedy is no easy thing: for starters, it’s hard enough being heckled by someone in the audience because of something the comedian said. And then, things could get more complicated when someone in the audience chooses instead to throw something at the comedian onstage because of something that the comedian had said. Still, […]

/ March 21, 2014 7:40 am

Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick Set to Host ‘Saturday Night Live’

By Kristen Hill, Paste Magazine | Last week, Saturday Night Live announced that Louis C.K. would be their next host on Saturday, March 22. Yesterday, the show revealed that Anna Kendrick and Seth Rogen would be hosting future episodes and English singer and songwriter will be the musical guest on C.K.’s episode.   More…

/ March 18, 2014 8:33 pm

Patton Oswalt Parodies ‘True Detective’ in ‘Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time’ Promo

By  Maane Khatchatourian, Variety.com | Following in the footsteps of Joel McHale and Jim Rash, and Jimmy Kimmel and Seth Rogen, Patton Oswalt has made his own parody of HBO’s “True Detective.” The spoof, in which the comedian plays Matthew McConaughey’s pony-tailed and mustachioed Detective Rust Cohle, doubles as a promo for his upcoming Comedy Central special, “Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals […]