Opinion

Madonna’s stand-up on Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon: Rest in Peace, Comedy

Madonna’s stand-up on Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon: Rest in Peace, Comedy

By | April 13, 2015 at 1:49 pm | 17 comments

You work your whole life trying to perfect what you do, overcoming hurdles and obstacles, wending your way through the intrinsically byzantine labyrinth of the industry surrounding your passion. Then one day, the gate keepers who purport to uphold the standards and quality to...

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Free isn’t Free: How the Los Angeles comedy scene is cheating itself

Free isn’t Free: How the Los Angeles comedy scene is cheating itself

By | April 13, 2015 at 9:21 am | 4 comments

I will be the first to say it. I love the word “free.” Not paying for stuff gets me super wet. Sometimes I go onto the “FREE” section of Craigslist and pleasure myself to pictures of wooden pallets and piles of dirt. I will also be the first to admit that while...

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Golden Girls Legos happening, probably (Photo Gallery)

Golden Girls Legos happening, probably (Photo Gallery)

By | April 8, 2015 at 5:07 pm | No comments

If the Lego Movie taught us one thing it’s to embrace your individuality, break from the mold (and the Krazy Glue) and to tell your dad where he can go, what with his sociopathic structured playtime with a child’s toy. That movie sure has benefited my Lego prowess while...

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Chris Rock calls attention to racist cops; posts selfie every time he is pulled over

Chris Rock calls attention to racist cops; posts selfie every time he is pulled over

By | April 8, 2015 at 10:24 am | No comments

It's hard to read the news these days without encountering one infuriating story after another about white cops getting away with killing unarmed black people. While it's certainly true that not every cop is racist, there has been an unprecedented amount of brutality and...

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Netflix lands Ricky Gervais satire starring Eric Bana, reaffirming commitment to comedy

Netflix lands Ricky Gervais satire starring Eric Bana, reaffirming commitment to comedy

By | April 6, 2015 at 2:42 pm | No comments

Netflix landed the rights to Ricky Gervais' comedy flick Special Correspondents. Gervais wrote the script and will direct the film starring Erica Bana as a struggling New York-based radio journalist. In classic War of the Worlds fashion, he fakes front-line war reports from...

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Robin Williams Trust Restricts use of comedian’s likeness for 25 years

Robin Williams Trust Restricts use of comedian’s likeness for 25 years

By | April 6, 2015 at 12:26 pm | One comment

While absolutely everyone is still mourning the hell out of Robin Williams, this bit of news is perhaps the one instance where fans might feel relieved that they won't be seeing more of the comedian any time soon. As reported earlier last week, it was revealed that the Robin...

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Denis Leary ‘Benders’ hockey comedy headed to IFC

Denis Leary ‘Benders’ hockey comedy headed to IFC

By | March 31, 2015 at 4:27 pm | 2 comments

Denis Leary gets another TV show greenlit as IFC has ordered eight episodes of Benders. The half-hour hockey comedy developed under the title Uncle Chubby's follows a group of friends bonded by an undying obsession with their amateur hockey league. None of the members are...

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Comedian Damienne Merlina responds to Ari Shaffir after he blasts her in Comedy Central special (Video)

Comedian Damienne Merlina responds to Ari Shaffir after he blasts her in Comedy Central special (Video)

By | March 31, 2015 at 3:35 pm | 49 comments

When Comedy Central fans tuned in to watch Ari Shaffir's one hour special, Passive Aggressive, they may have been taken aback by the smattering of nervous laughter that greeted the comedian during his set. Nervous because opening your big moment as a comedian, your hour-long...

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Did the Daily Show make a mistake hiring Trevor Noah instead of me? Yes.

Did the Daily Show make a mistake hiring Trevor Noah instead of me? Yes.

By | March 31, 2015 at 12:15 pm | One comment

I haven’t slept in over a week purely in anticipation for that one phone call. That one phone call that would change my life even more than Frozen did. You see, with Jon Stewart’s recent announcement of leaving Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, I thought I was a clear...

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