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TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential List: Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer, Lorne Michaels, more represent for comedy

TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential List: Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer, Lorne Michaels, more represent for comedy

By | April 16, 2015 at 10:18 pm | One comment

TIME magazine released its twelfth-annual TIME 100 today, a list of the 100 most influential people in the world. And, while many familiar names from the arenas of politics and business were featured, some of comedy's best and brightest stars also received honorable mentions...

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Amy Schumer, John Oliver win Peabody Awards + Amy Schumer’s hilarious booty video!

Amy Schumer, John Oliver win Peabody Awards + Amy Schumer’s hilarious booty video!

By | April 16, 2015 at 5:40 pm | No comments

Amy Schumer and John Oliver join fellow Comedy Central cohorts Jon Stewart and Key & Peele as Peabody Award Winners. The Peabody Awards are given annually for various media. "The single criteria for receiving a Peabody Award is excellence," says its website. Unlike the...

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Japanese karaoke game show Sing What Happens features women giving handjobs to contestants

Japanese karaoke game show Sing What Happens features women giving handjobs to contestants

By | April 16, 2015 at 1:57 pm | 3 comments

Japan has a proud history of producing some of the most bizarre and disturbing reality programs and game shows on television. There’s a show called Troop of 100 wherein a group of 100 human beings run toward an unsuspecting stranger to scare him half to death. Then there’s...

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Bob Odenkirk, David Cross Netflix series will feature Paul F. Tompkins, Brian Posehn, many more!

Bob Odenkirk, David Cross Netflix series will feature Paul F. Tompkins, Brian Posehn, many more!

By | April 16, 2015 at 11:34 am | No comments

Now, this is super exciting. Rumor has it that your favorite coked-up comedy uncles, Bob Odenkirk and David Cross, will be bringing a powerhouse backup team with them when their new Netflix series launches. The title of the forthcoming show is what we all wish we were: With Bob...

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Ricky Gervais vs Rebecca Francis: Comedian calls out hunter for posing next to giraffe she killed

Ricky Gervais vs Rebecca Francis: Comedian calls out hunter for posing next to giraffe she killed

By | April 15, 2015 at 2:13 pm | 4 comments

Comedian Ricky Gervais is hilarious on television, in films and on stage. But when it comes to social media, he has found a greater use for online tools like Facebook and Twitter: to bring awareness to the mistreatment of wild animals. On April 13, the Derek creator and star...

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Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser comes to Crackle this summer (Trailer)

Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser comes to Crackle this summer (Trailer)

By | April 15, 2015 at 12:30 pm | No comments

Fans of the cult hit Joe Dirt can get a taste of the upcoming sequel Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser today. Crackle.com released a trailer for the follow-up to David Spade's 2001 box office bomb. Despite its measly $27 million gross in theaters, Joe Dirt grew an enormous fan base on...

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How to book your own stand-up comedy tour: A long but, by no means, definitive guide

How to book your own stand-up comedy tour: A long but, by no means, definitive guide

By | April 15, 2015 at 11:13 am | 5 comments

Hello. My name is Ron Babcock and I'm a comic in Los Angeles. Last year I went on a coast-to-coast tour for three months. I hit 34 cities, did 82 shows and drove 12,023 miles in a 1975 Mercedes Benz named Harvey. (If you want to see photos, search #benzit on instagram. Or you...

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Kenan Thompson calls Bill Cosby a ‘monster’ during stand-up set

Kenan Thompson calls Bill Cosby a ‘monster’ during stand-up set

By | April 15, 2015 at 10:03 am | 2 comments

When even the star of Fat Albert is calling his integrity into question, things might really be over for Bill Cosby, career-wise. During a stand-up show at the University of Pittsburgh on Monday, Kenan Thompson, who played the titular character in the film adaptation of Cosby's...

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Sarah Silverman apologizes to New York club owner after #Ask4More video controversy

Sarah Silverman apologizes to New York club owner after #Ask4More video controversy

By | April 14, 2015 at 4:47 pm | 55 comments

Sarah Silverman caused controversy last week when she implied that comedy club owner Al Martin paid her less for a stand-up set because she was a female comic. She put out a public apology to Martin on Tuesday, acknowledging that her story was "HARDLY an example of the wage...

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