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  1. A Sequel to a Week in Comedy- We introduced you to SNL’s new cast member Kate McKinnon. - We guided you through the vast world of Los Angeles comedy. - Ron Burgundy […]
  2. Five Reasons Ricky Gervais Deserves to DieJust kidding! This is my goodbye post. I’ll be taking off after today for other, sadly less wearing-pajamas-all-day work opportunities. It’s […]
  3. Eagleheart Is Back in Full Bloody Form on April 12 Eagleheart returns to Adult Swim on April 12 at midnight, and with it comes the return of suspenseful music, Michael Gladis’ deep Orson Welles […]
  4. Louis C.K.: Live at the Beacon Theater Will Air on FXLouis C.K.’s last standup special Live at the Beacon theater was wildly successful and paved the way for other comics to release their own […]
  5. Community Remains Thrust Into Unfamiliar New Role as NBC’s Thursday Night […]Community topped NBC’s Thursday night ratings again last night, holding steady with a 1.7 rating with adults 18-49 even though it was up […]
  6. Schwarzenegger, DeVito, Murphy to Make an Unholy Trinity in Triplets“Guys, I’ve got it. You know how we’ve been wondering whether it would be too strange to make a sequel to Twins, the 1988 comedy starring […]
  7. Ben Affleck Lends His Mug to a Political Comedy From the Writer of Crazy, […]…and it’ll be called Crazy, Stupid, Politics. Wait, that’s already a Bill Maher show. But politics are definitely getting a comedy boost in […]
  8. Up All Night Recap: ‘Letting Go’Baby dogs within the first minute of the show? A Stevie Nicks musical number to close it out? You are crafty, Up All Night. You know what […]
  9. Tracy Morgan Explains His Sundance Collapse Last night Tracy Morgan told an understanding David Letterman all about his recent collapse at Sundance. I always knew there was some sinister […]
  10. Avery Jessup Is Returning, Or Else Is Still KidnappedAvery Jessup is coming back to the US a free woman! Or possibly she will continue to be held hostage by Kim Jong-un. But either way, she’ll be […]
  11. The World’s Population May Die With Excitement Over a Charlie Kaufman NovelCharlie Kaufman is writing a novel, and considering the power of his movies to make people go, “Whoa, that’s an inventive way to articulate […]
  12. Judd Apatow and Lena Dunham Get to the Bottom of Judaism and BoobsAmid the hubbub about HBO’s Girls, which premieres April 15, we still all have some important lingering questions. Like: Is Lena Dunham Jewish? […]
  13. Ansari, Holmes, Schumer, Wright, Maron & More to Crush Bonnaroo With ComedyBonnarooooo: not just a fun thing to yell when you’re drunk and pretending to be a wolf! It’s also a good source of comedy. The festival has […]
  14. Ronna & Beverly Are On Their Way Across the Atlantic With Paul FeigBeloved web series Ronna & Beverly didn’t get picked up after its 2008 pilot in the US, but Sky Atlantic HD in the UK has ordered six episodes […]
  15. Barack Obama Is the Aziz Ansari of Presidents Aziz Ansari’s account of meeting the president (after getting a public shout out from him) is really, really wonderful (although surely not […]
  16. Dana Carvey Bats Our Emotions Around Like a Ball of Yarn When you’re Dana Carvey and you go on Conan immediately after Will Ferrell announces an Anchorman 2 in character, there’s really only one […]
  17. I Assure You, Clerks 3 Will Be a Stage Play First comes Anchorman 2, and now comes the news that Kevin Smith wants to make Clerks 3 - as a stage play. It sounds like a fun idea, since […]
  18. Get Ready for the Idiot Abroad Bike Tour SpinoffAccording to Ricky Gervais, An Idiot Abroad’s Karl Pilkington and Warwick Davis of Life’s Too Short will star in The Short Way Round, in which […]
  19. Anchorman 2 Is On the Way, Says Ron Burgundy It’s been a long road to get here, but Ron Burgundy visited Conan last night to announce that there will indeed be an Anchorman 2. He also […]
  20. Aziz Ansari is a Lady Magnet in This American Express Commercial Before we go any further, it’s important that you know this is not a Parks & Rec webisode, but an American Express commercial starring Aziz […]
  21. If Only the Safety Not Guaranteed Trailer Could Time Travel Us to June 8 I don’t know if it’s the blend of comedy with a magical element, the combination of Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass and Jake Johnson, or the […]
  22. Galifianakis, Wilson, and Poehler Are Practically Gonna Be on Mad MenMad Men creator Matthew Weiner has cast Zach Galifianakis and Owen Wilson to star in his upcoming dramedy film You Are Here, and Amy Poehler is […]
  23. Chris Rock Is Producing a New FX Series Starring W. Kamau BellChris Rock’s newest project is a half-hour weekly series for FX premiering this August, starring comedian W. Kamau Bell. Based on Bell’s […]
  24. What Do You Think of Bill Burr’s Rant Against the Alternative Comedy Scene? Whoa. Bill Burr took a controversial stance on alternative comedy on his Monday Morning Podcast, blaming The Office for the rise of “awkward” […]
  25. The TV Guide Network Is Getting Into the Comedy Mix With StandUp in […]Let’s put aside the fact that the TV Guide Network’s new female standup show hosted by The Office’s Kate Flannery is called StandUp in […]
  26. Samantha Bee Journeys to the Holy Land of the Park Slope Co-op Last night’s Daily Show saw a special report from Samantha Bee on the most pressing, dramatic theater of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: the […]
  27. The Modern Family Cast May Triple Their Paychecks Before Season FourThe ten cast members of Modern Family are re-negotiating their contracts, and they’re looking for a seriously gigundo raise before the next […]
  28. Rich Pregnant Teenager’s Eugene Mirman Is Always Named GeneFirst things first: Eugene Mirman’s production company is called Rich Pregnant Teenager, which is the premier A+ best name for anything. Second […]
  29. Simon Pegg Faked His Own Greek Ghost Abduction on Twitter Simon Pegg visited Conan last night, and after he and Conan figured out how to refer to the part of a house that’s on the top floor, he […]
  30. New Dictator Trailer Drops General Aladeen in the Real World Steer clear of this Dictator trailer if you don’t want to learn too much about the plot. For the rest of us, it’s a pretty fun departure from […]
  31. Gain IQ Points Easily Via a TED Talk on the Power of Comedy Stick it out through a few minutes of talk about comparative literature and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and you’ll get to the good stuff in this […]
  32. Well, I Know What Nightmare I’ll Be Having Tonight Voila! It’s been 13 years, but that apple pie finally enacted its disgusting, horrifying revenge on Jason Biggs. Thank you, American Reunion […]
  33. Listen to This Interview With Mitch Hedberg From Five Months Before His […] This week marks seven years since Mitch Hedberg’s death. In between repeated listens of his standup albums, you might take a break to listen […]
  34. Who’s Your Favorite Will Ferrell Character?If you’re not wiped out by March Madness yet, go vote in the championship round of this Best Will Ferrell Character Tournament. One of the […]
  35. Moshe Kasher on His Deaf and Jewish Parents Moshe Kasher performed on Conan last night to promote his new book Kasher in the Rye and to tell the world about the tragedy of growing up […]
  36. Louis C.K. on the Details Behind the ‘Louis C.K. Deal’Everyone knows by now about “the Louis C.K. deal” - a holy grail for comedians in which they’re given total freedom by a network to make a show […]
  37. Former Senator Arlen Specter Is Amazing at Standup ComedyMeet your new favorite standup comedian, former Pennsylvania senator Arlen Spector. He demolished New Talent Night at Caroline’s Comedy Club […]
  38. Anna Faris on Sacha Baron Cohen’s Scarily Dogged Improvisational SkillsDid you know that Anna Faris grew up acting in Arthur Miller and plays about the Holocaust? This profile details how she moved from those roles […]
  39. Jay Baruchel Has Barely Met James FrancoOkay, I know this shouldn’t be the takeaway from this interview with Jay Baruchel, in which he talks about writing roles for women and for […]
  40. Tenacious D’s New Music Video Has Explosions and Gunfights and a Training […] Here’s the new music video for Tenacious D’s comeback album Rize of the Fenix. Or rather, the comedy video that features Val Kilmer leaping in […]
  41. Will Ferrell Will Get You Into College In Crazy UDid Will Ferrell pay for that fancy-ass SAT tutor so you could not get into college, son? No sir. Did he spend all those hours working on […]
  42. Oh Lord, Britta Is Going to Start Wearing GlassesWell, well. The remainder of this season of Community will not only see Britta Perry’s continued attempts to “therapize” her friends, it’ll […]
  43. Watch the Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 Pilot This Instant It truly is the best time of the year to be an unproductive employee. The first episode of Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 is available […]
  44. Bob Odenkirk on Directing & Being a ‘Dictator Without Being a Dick’This interview with Bob Odenkirk gets into his hopes for the future of his Adult Swim pilot Let’s Do This!, the techniques he’s learned for […]
  45. Cheyenne Jackson Is Returning for the New Live 30 RockCheyenne Jackson will be back on 30 Rock as Danny for the show’s second live episode this April 26. That’s exactly one month from today, if […]
  46. You Don’t Wanna Miss These Descriptions of The Chris Gethard ShowHere are a few ways The Chris Gethard Show is described in this great love letter: “an anime nightmare,” “a shambolically ambitious, oddly […]
  47. Gallagher’s Watermelon-Smashing Days Are Behind HimEven before suffering another heart attack yesterday (his second in 11 days and third in a year), Gallagher said last week that he’s retiring […]
  48. Jimmy Kimmel Is Hosting the EmmysJimmy Kimmel will host this year’s Emmy Awards on Sept. 23, his second big hosting gig of 2012 after the White House Correspondents’ Dinner […]
  49. Everything You Are Feeling About GirlsPhew. If you’re going to read one review of HBO’s Girls, make it this one. It admits to the “unstable blend of worship, envy, and disdain” that […]
  50. Amy Poehler and Rachel Dratch’s Sons Are Going to Own the Comedy WorldFun! Amy Poehler interviewed Rachel Dratch about her new book, Girl Walks into a Bar …: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife […]
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