Comedy Briefs

How one Grandad harnessed the power of a credit card (Sponsored video)

How one Grandad harnessed the power of a credit card (Sponsored video)

By | June 13, 2013 at 1:30 pm | No comments

Never has using a credit card looked so joyous (and hilarious) than it does in this video. It seems Visa is all too aware of consumers’ need for quick transactions for their wants and needs—so that they can get on with the rest of their lives, and tend to the things they...

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HBO says yes to Lorne Michaels comedy pilot

HBO says yes to Lorne Michaels comedy pilot

By | June 11, 2013 at 3:32 pm | No comments

Possibly adding a little racial diversity to its predominately white lineup, HBO has green lit a new Lorne Michaels-helmed half-hour comedy. Starring former Late Night with Jimmy Fallon writers, Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin, the yet untitled show centers around two...

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Jim Gaffigan’s five kids want you to buy Dad is Fat, so they can eat (Video)

Jim Gaffigan’s five kids want you to buy Dad is Fat, so they can eat (Video)

By | June 10, 2013 at 7:37 pm | No comments

While his book Dad is Fat is already a New York Times bestseller, Jim Gaffigan knows his work is just beginning. And that work entails him making his five kids hawk Daddy’s book— unless, of course, they don’t want to eat. Check out the video below, which finds Gaffigan and...

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Watch the first teaser for Stephen Merchant’s show ‘Hello Ladies’ on HBO

Watch the first teaser for Stephen Merchant’s show ‘Hello Ladies’ on HBO

By | June 10, 2013 at 5:59 pm | No comments

Using the highly rated Game of Thrones season finale as a platform to promote Stephen Merchant's upcoming series Hello Girls, HBO unveiled the first teaser last night. The show follows Merchant -- Ricky Gervais' writing partner -- as an awkward Englishman who tries...

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Woody Allen’s ‘Blue Jasmine’ trailer is here: watch Louis C.K., Andrew Dice Clay, Cate Blanchett

Woody Allen’s ‘Blue Jasmine’ trailer is here: watch Louis C.K., Andrew Dice Clay, Cate Blanchett

By | June 7, 2013 at 5:15 pm | No comments

Woody Allen is back stateside (San Francisco to be exact) with Blue Jasmine, a film starring Cate Blanchett as Jasmine, a wealthy, uptight (and knowing Allen, probably neurotic) woman who loses everything when she discovers her husband (Alec Baldwin) is a scheming crook. Having...

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Gillian Jacobs of ‘Community’ lands lead in Hot Tub Time Machine 2

Gillian Jacobs of ‘Community’ lands lead in Hot Tub Time Machine 2

By | June 7, 2013 at 1:34 pm | 3 comments

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 has found its leading lady. Gillian Jacobs, who plays Britta, the lovable but inept psychology student on Community, is set to star alongside Chevy Chase (her former Community co-star), Rob Corddry, Clark Duke, Craig Robinson and Adam Scott in the sequel...

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Nick Offerman to Conan O’Brien: My courtship of Megan Mullally was guided by nature (Video)

Nick Offerman to Conan O’Brien: My courtship of Megan Mullally was guided by nature (Video)

By | June 5, 2013 at 1:30 pm | No comments

At this point, there's no doubt about who the best couple in the entertainment industry is: anyone who gets past the front pages of People will correctly (yes, correctly!) tell you Parks and Recreation star Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally are tops. In this hilarious clip from...

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You should watch Web series ‘Idiot Fencing’ and here’s why (Videos)

You should watch Web series ‘Idiot Fencing’ and here’s why (Videos)

By | June 4, 2013 at 6:00 pm | No comments

Sometimes, I wish all comedians with half-baked ideas for a Web series would just stay in bed and not act on their would-be “brilliant” impulses. And then sometimes I think those half-baked impulses are exactly what we need—if executed properly. Such is the case with...

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Conan O’Brien will appear on next season’s ‘Family Guy’

Conan O’Brien will appear on next season’s ‘Family Guy’

By | June 4, 2013 at 3:13 pm | No comments

Color us excited! Conan O'Brien will be guest starring on next season's Family Guy. O'Brien, who's already done voice cameos on Robot Chicken and The Simpsons, will be playing himself. When Peter and Quagmire discover their talents they form the vocal duo "Griffin and Quagmire"...

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