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John Oliver Ferguson coverage outstanding, calls out Jon Belmar, James Knowles, more

John Oliver Ferguson coverage outstanding, calls out Jon Belmar, James Knowles, more

By | August 18, 2014 at 11:43 am | One comment

John Oliver has once again brought clarity, humor and unmatched intelligence to a national issue on Last Week Tonight— this time dissecting unrest in Ferguson, Missouri over Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager who was shot at least six times and killed by white police officer...

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Reports: Late Late Show host Craig Ferguson will host syndicated talk show when contract expires in December

Reports: Late Late Show host Craig Ferguson will host syndicated talk show when contract expires in December

By | August 15, 2014 at 5:45 pm | No comments

Not even four months after Craig Ferguson announced he’d be leaving his post at CBS as host of the Late Late Show, it seems the Scottish comedian has landed a new gig. According to reports, Ferguson is about to sign a deal to host a new syndicated talk show that would air...

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Kevin Hart, Dave Franco’s Madden NFL 15 video for EA Sports hilarious, absurd

Kevin Hart, Dave Franco’s Madden NFL 15 video for EA Sports hilarious, absurd

By | August 15, 2014 at 3:14 pm | No comments

Madden NFL 15 is upon us and, if the just released video “Madden Season” is any indication, EA Sports, along with Kevin Hart and Dave Franco, want to make sure we’re adequately entertained and disturbed. Sure, sure, you can now pre-order Madden NFL 15 (it comes out Aug....

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Mike Birbiglia cast in Orange is the New Black: What type of character should he play?

Mike Birbiglia cast in Orange is the New Black: What type of character should he play?

By | August 15, 2014 at 1:53 pm | One comment

News broke late yesterday that comedian Mike Birbiglia landed a recurring role on Orange is the New Black, the original Netflix dramedy – “comedy” if you’re submitting it for Emmy consideration – that has been universally heralded by critics as one of the best shows in...

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Netflix snags Bill Cosby, Chelsea Handler, Bill Burr, Jim Jefferies, Chelsea Peretti comedy specials

Netflix snags Bill Cosby, Chelsea Handler, Bill Burr, Jim Jefferies, Chelsea Peretti comedy specials

By | August 14, 2014 at 7:37 pm | One comment

Old school comedian Bill Cosby meets new-age online streaming service Netflix this November. Cosby's newest special, Bill Cosby 77, will premiere on Netflix on Friday, Nov. 28 at 12:01am PST. The legendary comedy icon filmed a brand new special in July, with new material since...

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Kurt Braunohler: Comedy Central’s newest late-night host?

Kurt Braunohler: Comedy Central’s newest late-night host?

By | August 14, 2014 at 3:45 pm | No comments

Comedy Central may add comedian Kurt Braunohler to its late-night landscape. The network ordered a pilot for Getting' Some Strange with Kurt Braunohler. The late-night talk show would feature Braunohler covering strange stories of the day, revealing just how beautifully insane...

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Robin Williams diagnosed with Parkinson’s before suicide

Robin Williams diagnosed with Parkinson’s before suicide

By | August 14, 2014 at 2:21 pm | One comment

Robin Williams, who was found dead on Monday, Aug. 11, after comitting suicide had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease recently. "Robin's sobriety was intact and he was brave as he struggled with his own battles of depression, anxiety as well as early stages of Parkinson's...

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Chelsea Handler poses topless on Instagram, calls herself a Kardashian (Photo)

Chelsea Handler poses topless on Instagram, calls herself a Kardashian (Photo)

By | August 14, 2014 at 1:02 pm | 3 comments

Chelsea Handler’s frustration with the world of celebrity has been well documented. She’s even ending her successful late night chat show Chelsea Lately, in part, because of it. She recently signed a deal with Netflix, wherein she’ll host a new talk show and film four...

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Robin Williams gets a Lego tribute (Photos)

Robin Williams gets a Lego tribute (Photos)

By | August 14, 2014 at 11:45 am | No comments

Since Robin Williams was confirmed dead on Monday, Aug. 11, fellow comedians and friends have offered words of support via social media and through essays. But everyone grieves differently. Take, for example, Australian Lego enthusiast Jay Ong. In tribute to Robin Williams, he...

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