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Andy Samberg’s cannibal sketch makes light of murder, brutal attacks

Andy Samberg’s cannibal sketch makes light of murder, brutal attacks

By | June 6, 2012 at 4:24 pm | 13 comments

By now you’ve undoubtedly heard about the trio of gruesome cannibal-esque attacks – one of which resulted in death – that have dominated news headlines for the last week. But as a matter of convenience, let’s review. On or around May 24, 29-year-old former porn star...

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Poll: Is this Family Guy ad anti-Semitic?

Poll: Is this Family Guy ad anti-Semitic?

By | May 30, 2012 at 2:24 pm | One comment

Family Guy and its creator Seth MacFarlane have never shied away from controversy. And the latest headline-grabbing move related to the long-running animated series on Fox comes in the form of a print ad, designed to win over Emmy voters. MacFarlane tweeted the ad, explaining...

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FX trying to sell plain black t-shirt in the name of Louis C.K. (Update)

FX trying to sell plain black t-shirt in the name of Louis C.K. (Update)

By | May 28, 2012 at 2:56 pm | 3 comments

UPDATE: 1:15 pm EST, May 29 After our story went live yesterday, it seems there's been a change to the Louie merchandise page on FX. The Inspired by Louie Black T-Shirt is no longer available for purchase. Coincidence? I seriously doubt it. I have to imagine -- let's call it...

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Dan Harmon responds to his ousting, and we respond to Sony’s bad ‘Community’ decision

Dan Harmon responds to his ousting, and we respond to Sony’s bad ‘Community’ decision

By | May 19, 2012 at 1:46 pm | 8 comments

Seeing as he hadn't signed on to produce Community-- even after it was announced it had been renewed for a new season, we knew it wasn't looking good for Dan Harmon. And now it's official. The creator and executive producer of the Thursday night comedy -- which just aired its...

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Aziz Ansari and Louis C.K. combine DIY aesthetic with traditional distribution for new specials

Aziz Ansari and Louis C.K. combine DIY aesthetic with traditional distribution for new specials

By | May 9, 2012 at 3:21 pm | No comments

There are two lessons we can learn from Louis C.K., Aziz Ansari and Jim Gaffigan-- the trio of comedians who successfully self-released their own new comedy specials. The first lesson is that it works, IF -- and it's a big "if" -- you have a large enough fanbase. The second...

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Miller Lite launches comedy competition, but they should be more honest about it

Miller Lite launches comedy competition, but they should be more honest about it

By | May 2, 2012 at 12:48 pm | 21 comments

Miller Lite, today, announced the launch of It's Miller Time-- what the popular beer brand is describing as "a search for the best up-and-coming comedian in America." And they've wisely enlisted one of the most powerful comedians today, Kevin Hart, to act as a special judge and...

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Greta Van Susteren hates Louis C.K. but just loves Lindsay Lohan?

Greta Van Susteren hates Louis C.K. but just loves Lindsay Lohan?

By | April 27, 2012 at 12:51 pm | 3 comments

Fox News host Greta Van Susteren refused to attend the Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner on June 8 in Washington D.C because Louis C.K. was scheduled to perform. In short, she said “he denigrates all women,” and that’s why she decided she wasn’t...

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Catholic League emails Daily Show’s ‘Vagina Manger’ photo because that’s what God would do

Catholic League emails Daily Show’s ‘Vagina Manger’ photo because that’s what God would do

By | April 23, 2012 at 4:21 pm | 12 comments

It’s likely you’ve been following the recent brouhaha between Jon Stewart and conservative Christian groups over a graphic, wherein a Christmas manger was Photoshopped between the legs of a naked woman during the April 16 episode of The Daily Show. Well, the issue isn’t...

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Did Sarah Silverman go too far with abortion satire on Twitter?

Did Sarah Silverman go too far with abortion satire on Twitter?

By | April 20, 2012 at 3:37 pm | 13 comments

You may have heard Sarah Silverman has once again come under fire-- this time for a pair of tweets some people are calling a cry for attention, while others have celebrated as a poignant political statement. The outspoken comedian tweeted a photo of herself, exposing her belly,...

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