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John Oliver’s HBO show gets a name and a premiere date

John Oliver’s HBO show gets a name and a premiere date

By | February 13, 2014 at 2:43 pm | No comments

We reported back in November that beloved Daily Show with Jon Stewart correspondent John Oliver would leave the Comedy Central program to host his own weekly show on HBO. The premium cable network announced that Last Week Tonight With John Oliver will debut on Sunday, April 27....

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Greta Gerwig cast as lead on How I Met Your Mother spinoff

Greta Gerwig cast as lead on How I Met Your Mother spinoff

By | February 13, 2014 at 2:33 pm | One comment

The How I Met Your Mother spinoff pilot has chosen its star-- indie actress Greta Gerwig will play the lead role of Sally on How I Met Your Dad. Sally is "vibrant, messy and unpredictable" according to recently-leaked character breakdowns. She's "a female Peter Pan who has never...

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Comedian Nathan Fielder was behind Dumb Starbucks coffee shop (Video)

Comedian Nathan Fielder was behind Dumb Starbucks coffee shop (Video)

By | February 11, 2014 at 5:34 pm | One comment

You might have noticed last weekend that people all over the Internet were talking about a new coffee shop opening in Los Feliz, CA called Dumb Starbucks. The pop-up shop featured a logo, cups, and menu that heavily resembled those of the famous Starbucks coffee chain. The new...

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Comedy Central announces lineup for Half-Hour comedy specials

Comedy Central announces lineup for Half-Hour comedy specials

By | February 11, 2014 at 4:14 pm | 2 comments

Comedy central has released their roster of comedians receiving 30-minute (well, 22-minute) specials in 2014, SplitSider reports. The new season of The Half-Hour includes a talented list of comedians, many with some television heat on them. Fortune Feimster was recently cast in...

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Aubrey Plaza, Amy Poehler and other funny ladies make Most Desirable Women list

Aubrey Plaza, Amy Poehler and other funny ladies make Most Desirable Women list

By | February 11, 2014 at 2:38 pm | No comments

More than one million votes were cast internationally in an annual survey by AskMen.com to find out the Most Desirable Woman of 2014. We all know that "sense of humor" is the new "great ass" when it comes to sex appeal and the voting started to show it. Community's Alison Brie...

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Seth Meyers names SNL alum Fred Armisen as band leader for Late Night

Seth Meyers names SNL alum Fred Armisen as band leader for Late Night

By | February 11, 2014 at 2:25 pm | No comments

Portlandia creator and star Fred Armisen has a new gig: band leader on the new Late Night with Seth Meyers. Yes, you read right. Fellow Saturday Night Live alum Armisen will "curate and lead the band, and continue to run it even when he's off shooting Portlandia," Meyers...

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Former SNL star Chris Kattan arrested for DUI

Former SNL star Chris Kattan arrested for DUI

By | February 10, 2014 at 4:51 pm | No comments

Saturday Night Live alum Chris Kattan is in a bit of trouble. Don't worry: he didn't say anything offensive on stage or on TV. The Corky Roman star was arrested on suspicion of DUI early Monday, Feb. 10, in California. He was arrested after allegedly crashing into a Department...

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Jay Leno remembers the days before Justin Bieber in his final monologue (Video)

Jay Leno remembers the days before Justin Bieber in his final monologue (Video)

By | February 10, 2014 at 10:14 am | No comments

As you very well know, last night was Jay Leno's final night of hosting The Tonight Show after nearly 22 years behind The Desk That Johnny Built. Leno, a hardworking jokesmith known for his 7 minutes of jokes to start every show, delivered his final Tonight monologue. He...

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T.J. Miller, Kumail Nanjiani launch tech start-up in HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ (Video)

T.J. Miller, Kumail Nanjiani launch tech start-up in HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ (Video)

By | February 10, 2014 at 10:07 am | One comment

HBO has released the teaser for their upcoming show Silicon Valley from Office Space writer Mike Judge. The dark comedy takes place in the Bay Area where tech icons like Steve Jobs got their start. The show features comedians T.J. Miller, Kumail Nanjiani and Thomas Middleditch...

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