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  1. The Year in News2016 was an absolute nightmare, but thankfully comedy was there to keep us somewhat sane. From the world of television to movies, podcasts, web […]
  2. What Critics Are Saying About The Revenant Critics agree it’s a sensory feast, but is the story left famished?
  3. This Week in Comedy: Harry Shearer May or May Not Be Leaving ‘The Simpsons’-Harry Shearer announced that he is leaving The Simpsons after 26 seasons, but there’s still a chance he could sign on for another couple […]
  4. This Week in Comedy: Amy Schumer’s ‘12 Angry Men’ Parody Blows Up the […]-We explained why 12 Angry Men Inside Amy Schumer was so perfect. -Check out the list of comedians getting Comedy Central Half Hour specials […]
  5. This Week in Comedy: ‘The Last Man on Earth’ Ends Season 1-We reviewed the somewhat uneven first season of The Last Man on Earth . -We looked into how improv helps television’s best comedy […]
  6. This Week in Comedy: The Next Wave 2015-We talked to the experts and compiled our list of the best up-and-coming comics in New York, Los Angeles, and other cities. -A dozen Native […]
  7. This Week in Comedy: Live Shows for the ‘Mr. Show’ Reunion Bring It Ever […]-We got exclusive photos from the secret rehearsal show of With Bob and David, the Mr. Show reunion coming to Netflix. -With Denver’s thriving […]
  8. This Week in Comedy: RIP Stan Freberg-Comedy legend Stan Freberg died at age 88. -Silicon Valley premieres Sunday on HBO, and Zach Woods talked with us about the intricacies of […]
  9. This Week in Comedy: The ‘Mr. Show’ Reunion Is a Go-Netflix ordered a new sketch series, With Bob and David, from Mr. Show creators Bob Odenkirk and David Cross. It tapes its live portions in LA […]
  10. This Week in Comedy: ‘Super Troopers 2’ Is a Go-Broken Lizard launched an Indiegogo Campaign this week to make Super Troopers 2 and it reached its $2M goal within a day. -We got a behind […]
  11. This Week in Comedy: ‘Community’ Is Back-Dan Harmon spoke with us about the sixth season of Community, which debuted on Yahoo! Screen this week. -Watch Sarah Silverman’s tribute to […]
  12. This Week in Comedy: RIP Sam Simon-The Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon died at 59 this week. A documentary on his life, Rebel with a Cause: The Sam Simon Story, airs Sunday on […]
  13. This Week in Comedy: ‘The Last Man on Earth’ Is Here-We talked to Will Forte about the wonderful Last Man on Earth. -We looked at what it’s like working at SNL in the age of instant, widespread […]
  14. This Week in Comedy: ‘Parks and Rec’ Says Goodbye-Parks and Recreation ended its wonderful run, and we took a look at the idealism that defined the show and how it transcended its mockumentary […]
  15. This Week in Comedy: ‘SNL’ Celebrates 40 Years -It’s an end of an era as Jon Stewart announced this week he’s leaving The Daily Show. -The SNL 40th anniversary special added 30 more […]
  16. This Week in Comedy: Louis C.K. Released a New Special and the […]-What do Kristen Wig, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, and Melissa McCarthy all have in common?  Well, they’re reportedly your new […]
  17. This Week in Comedy: The Winter TV Season Gets Into Full Swing-The Birthday Boys was canceled by IFC. -We talked to Simon Rich about his new sitcom, Man Seeking Woman. -We delved into the newly minted […]
  18. This Week in Comedy: ‘Parks and Rec’ and ‘Kroll Show’ Kick Off Their Final […]-We talked with Mike Schur about his thoughts on the end of Parks and Recreation, NBC’s Thursday night comedies, and more. -Nick Kroll spoke […]
  19. This Week in Comedy: ‘Mr. Show’ and ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ Are Coming […]-Netflix confirmed that it’s ordered a limited eight-episode Wet Hot American Summer series. -A Mr. Show reunion will tape in March for HBO, […]
  20. This Week in Comedy: A North Korean-Dictated Week in Comedy-Sony cancelled the release of The Interview after violence was threatened. -We talked to standup Dan Soder aboutthe importance of […]
  21. This Week in Comedy: Reggie Watts Is Headed to ‘Late Late Show’-Reggie Watts was named the bandleader for James Corden’s Late Late Show. -Tom Scharpling talked with us about the new Best Show. -We dove […]
  22. This Week in Comedy: Bill Burr’s Netflix Special Debuts-We talked to Bill Burr about his standup career and new Netflix special. -We got dark and weird with Amy Sedaris and Scott Adsit from The […]
  23. This Week in Comedy: Some Cancellations, Some New Shows Born-CBS canceled The Millers, AMC passed on its first comedy pilot We Hate Paul Revere, and TV Land’s Hot in Cleveland will end after season […]
  24. This Week in Comedy: ‘High Maintenance’ Returns-Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair talked to us about their wonderful web series High Maintenance, which started its new season this week. -We […]
  25. Critics Say ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ Fails to Live Up to the OriginalTwenty years after the release of the original, the Farrelly brothers’ Dumb and Dumber sequel finally debuts in theaters today. Currently […]
  26. This Week in Comedy: Paul Scheer’s Wolfpop Arrives-Paul Scheer’s new podcast network Wolfpop launched on Tuesday. -We spoke with Megan Amram about her new book Science…For Her! -Kate Berlant […]
  27. This Week in Comedy: Something Something Spoooooky-Maria Bamford gave us a look inside her weird and wonderful world. -Amy Poehler’s new book Yes Please came out this week and we declared it […]
  28. This Week in Comedy: Leslie Jones Gets Promoted at ‘SNL’-SNL writer Leslie Jones was made a featured player. -We spoke with Wyatt Cenac about standup, writing, and being a puppet aficionado. -Fox […]
  29. This Week in Comedy: ‘Comedy Bang! Bang!’ and ‘The Birthday Boys’ Return-We took a look at the TV networks’ comedy depth charts; we examined which network offers the most in quantity, which offer the most in […]
  30. This Week in Comedy: An ‘SNL’ Great Passes On-SNL alum Jan Hooks died at 57 and we paid tribute to the late star in Remember Jan Hooks. -The Daily Show hired Hasan Minhaj and Trevor Noah […]
  31. Bill Murray’s ‘St. Vincent’ Is Getting Mixed Reviews from CriticsBill Murray’s new movie St. Vincent premieres in theaters tomorrow, and so far it’s getting mixed reviews from critics. Between the tale of […]
  32. This Week in Comedy: ‘SNL’ Returns, Yvette Nicole Brown Leaves ‘Community’-We ran through the 20 greatest standup specials of all time. -We took an inside look at Louis C.K.’s weird and wild three-hour radio show […]
  33. The Critics Are Not Being Kind to Fox’s ‘Mulaney’ John Mulaney’s sitcom premieres this Sunday, and while fans and critics across the board agree that Mulaney himself is a talented and likable […]
  34. This Week in Comedy: The Return of ‘Key and Peele,’ ‘SNL,’ ‘Brooklyn […] -Chicago comedy and theater great Sheldon Patinkin died at 79. -We broke down the economics of internet comedy videos. -We debated whether […]
  35. This Week in Comedy: ‘SNL’ Adds a New Announcer and Featured Player -SNL hired Darrell Hammond as its new announcer and new featured player Pete Davidson. -SNL’s October 11th host is Bill Hader, and Jim […]
  36. This Week in Comedy: ‘SNL’ Gets a New Weekend Update Anchor and Its First […]-Michael Che and Colin Jost will anchor SNL’s Weekend Update next season. -SNL’s first hosts of season 40 will be Chris Pratt and Sarah […]
  37. This Week in Comedy: Saying Goodbye to Joan Rivers - Legendary comedian Joan Rivers died at 81. -We showed you the late night tributes to Joan Rivers from David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy […]
  38. This Week in Comedy: Summer’s End-Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, and The Colbert Report won Emmys while Amy Poehler was snubbed for the 11th time. -We had an inside look at the […]
  39. This Week in Comedy: The ‘Simpsons’ Marathon Begins-The Simpsons marathon kicked off this week on FXX and we had the full schedule. -We looked at why The Richard Pryor Special deserves a […]
  40. This Week in Comedy: Losing a Legend-The world tragically lost a comedy legend in Robin Williams. -Jimmy Fallon, Conan O’Brien, and Seth Meyers paid tribute to Robin […]
  41. This Week in Comedy: ‘The Late Late Show’ Gets a New Host-James Corden was revealed to be the new host of The Late Late Show, and we put together a video guide to introduce you to him. -T.J. Miller […]
  42. This Week in Comedy: Successes and Failures-Mike Birbiglia talked about the importance and power of jokes. -We broke down Comedy Central’s one-season wonders. -We highlighted memorable […]
  43. This Week in Comedy: Weird Al Hits #1 and ‘The Meltdown’ Premieres-Former SNL cast member Gary Kroeger wrote about what it’s like to be hired and then fired by the show. -Seinfeld writer Andy Cowan told us […]
  44. This Week in Comedy: Weird Al’s Still Got It In case you missed it, here’s all the big comedy stuff that happened this week: -Broadway great and 30 Rock scene stealer Elaine Stritch […]
  45. The Week In Comedy: The 2014 Emmy NominationsIn case you missed it, here’s all the big comedy stuff that happened this week: -Here are this year’s comedy Emmy nominations. -Homestar […]
  46. This Week in Comedy: Yahoo Saves ‘Community’; ‘Drunk History’ and ‘Nathan […] In case you missed it, here’s all the big comedy stuff that happened this week: -Yahoo! resurrected Community at the last minute, ordering a […]
  47. This Week in Comedy: North Korea Declares War on ComedyIn case you missed it, here’s all the big comedy stuff that happened this week: -North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un declares Seth Rogen and […]
  48. This Week in Comedy: ‘Louie’ and ‘Playing House’ Wrap Up Their SeasonsIn case you missed it, here’s all the big comedy stuff that happened this week: -Playing House and Louie both aired their season finales. We […]
  49. This Week in Comedy: ‘The Onion’ Unveils Clickhole.comIn case you missed it, here’s all the big comedy stuff that happened this week: -We take a look inside The Onion’s new click-bait-satirizing […]
  50. This Week in Comedy: ‘Silicon Valley’ and ‘Inside Amy Schumer’s Wrapped Up […]In case you missed it, here’s all the big comedy stuff that happened this week: -Silicon Valley and Inside Amy Schumer eached aired their […]
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