Meet Pete Davidson, Saturday Night Live’s newest addition

Meet Pete Davidson, Saturday Night Live’s newest addition

By | September 15, 2014 at 10:59 am | No comments

Comedian Pete Davidson has just become the newest member of Saturday Night Live. Hand-picked by SNL honcho Lorne Michaels to join the 40th season of the iconic sketch show, Davidson now has the opportunity to greatly build on his already growing following in the New York comedy...

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Daily Show’s Michael Che returns to Saturday Night Live as Weekend Update anchor

Daily Show’s Michael Che returns to Saturday Night Live as Weekend Update anchor

By | September 12, 2014 at 1:29 pm | No comments

Less than five months after joining The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, comedian Michael Che is leaving his correspondent post at the critically acclaimed Comedy Central show—but it’s for a very good reason. The former Saturday Night Live scribe is headed back to Midtown...

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When tragedy struck firefighter Travis Howze, comedy saved his life (Essay)

When tragedy struck firefighter Travis Howze, comedy saved his life (Essay)

By | September 12, 2014 at 11:32 am | 2 comments

Travis Howze lived through the tragic death of nine of his closest friends, fellow firefighters now referred to as the Charleston 9. Up until that point, the South Carolina native spent his entire life saving people. After that night in 2007, Howze spiraled into depression and...

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Bill Burr will release Live at Andrew’s House vinyl, will chronicle his Carnegie Hall performance

Bill Burr will release Live at Andrew’s House vinyl, will chronicle his Carnegie Hall performance

By | September 11, 2014 at 12:00 pm | No comments

Listen up, comedy nerds: the mighty Bill Burr will release a vinyl album called Live At Andrew's House, a recording of his 2011 performance at Carnegie Hall. A pre-sale will begin Sept. 16 through Third Man Records and will be available wide starting Sept. 30. “As a...

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Sarah Silverman makes Saturday Night Live return after 20 years!

Sarah Silverman makes Saturday Night Live return after 20 years!

By | September 10, 2014 at 3:33 pm | No comments

As the fall approaches, so does the 40th season of NBC's Saturday Night Live. The long-running sketch comedy show announced Sarah Silverman and Chris Pratt as its first couple of guest hosts. Pratt, star of the mega-blockbuster movie Guardians of the Galaxy, will host the season...

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Mel Brooks shows off 11th finger on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Mel Brooks shows off 11th finger on Hollywood Walk of Fame

By | September 10, 2014 at 11:25 am | No comments

The legendary comedian, actor and producer Mel Brooks cemented his name in Hollywood history on Monday with a classic Mel twist. Brooks was honored at the Chinese Theatre on the Walk of Fame with a cement block of his hand and shoe prints. The 88-year-old comedian wanted to...

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Wyatt Cenac’s Netflix special, vinyl release and national tour: get the details!

Wyatt Cenac’s Netflix special, vinyl release and national tour: get the details!

By | September 9, 2014 at 11:10 am | No comments

Wyatt Cenac's second stand-up special Wyatt Cenac: Brooklyn will debut on video streaming giant Netflix on Oct. 21. The announcement marks yet another big name comedian releasing their hour-long special on Netflix. Last month we told you that Bill Cosby, Bill Burr, Chelsea...

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John Oliver Says Student Debt Is Like STD… ‘Last Week Tonight’ Video Slams For-Profit Colleges

John Oliver Says Student Debt Is Like STD… ‘Last Week Tonight’ Video Slams For-Profit Colleges

By | September 8, 2014 at 7:36 pm | One comment

John Oliver was back with a vengeance on Sunday’s Last Week Tonight. Previously the host attacked the male/female wage gap, hyperbolic Internet headlines, and the Ferguson police. So who was his latest target? Colleges, especially those created for profit. John Oliver’s...

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Seth Rogen calls Ray Rice a piece of garbage

Seth Rogen calls Ray Rice a piece of garbage

By | September 8, 2014 at 5:01 pm | No comments

Fresh off his firing from the Baltimore Ravens and possible lifetime ban imposed by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, former star running back and wifebeater Ray Rice has a new foe: Seth Rogen. New footage from within the elevator that shows the knockout punch Rice landed on...

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