Saturday Night Live disappoints, despite the brilliance of Zach Galifiakanis

By | March 8, 2010 at 10:24 am | One comment

The difference between the single funniest monologue I’ve ever seen on Saturday Night Live and pretty much the rest of the show this week? Night and day. Leave it to Zach Galifianakis to be his twisted self, but to find a way to make it palatable for Middle America. He...

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Dream team of SNL presidents turns up on Funny or Die

By | March 5, 2010 at 5:25 pm | One comment

It’s the interior of the White House, the president’s bedroom. It’s night. Gerald Ford stumbles in. He’s befuddled. He prat falls onto a table. “Live from New York…” But this is no Saturday Night Live sketch. History has come alive on Funny or Die in an exclusive,...

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Roseanne blames Mormonism for Marie Osmond’s son’s suicide

By | March 5, 2010 at 4:12 pm | 45 comments

In a post on her blog, the always provocative stand-up comedian Roseanne Barr insinuated that the recent suicide of Marie Osmond's son, Michael Blosil, had less to do with his innate depression than with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints' archaic stance on...

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Rosie O’Donnell, Sharon Osbourne, Rachel Dratch to guest on Logo’s ‘Big Gay Sketch Show’

By | March 5, 2010 at 3:08 pm | One comment

Are you one of those people who hasn’t caught any episodes of The Big Gay Sketch Show but has heard great things? Now’s your chance to get a taste of what is now one of only three sketch comedy troupes currently on television. The Logo network’s well-regarded sketch...

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The Daily Show’s Aasif Mandvi shows his classical acting chops in indie flick

By | March 5, 2010 at 10:15 am | No comments

If you're reading this site, you probably know Aasif Mandvi as the dapper, faux earnest, wholly hilarious field correspondent for The Daily Show. But, it turns out, Mandvi has a lot more in his bag of tricks. A classically trained actor -- Shakespeare, Chekov, anyone? --...

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Spinal Tap’s Harry Shearer says Sarah Palin’s Tonight Show comedy routine was ‘lame’

By | March 4, 2010 at 5:54 pm | No comments

It’s about time Sarah Palin got judged as an entertainer, since that's what she mostly is. Last night on Countdown with Keith Olbermann, comedian/writer/Spinal Tap God Harry Shearer gave his professional opinion of the recent set of jokes the former governor of Alaska...

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Michael Showalter announces cancellation of Comedy Central show on Twitter

By | March 4, 2010 at 4:22 pm | No comments

This will come as a huge bummer for all you die hard fans of awkward-laugh-masters Michael Showalter and Michael Ian Black. After much speculation, Showalter announced the Michael and Michael Have Issues' cancellation on his Twitter. “To all who were fans of Michael &...

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Bobby Slayton: The comedy pitbull never rests

By | March 4, 2010 at 9:20 am | One comment

Long overdue, the legendary Bobby Slayton will premiere his first hour long cable comedy special and DVD. Born to be Bobby finds the pitbull sharper and more venomous than ever. For nearly thirty years, Bobby Slayton’s X-rated fearlessness has made him the quintessential...

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Marc Maron chats with Vanity Fair's James Wolcott, Glen Wool and more on WTF this week

By | March 3, 2010 at 6:38 pm | No comments

Dearest, fans of comedy and the podcasts that make comedy even more exciting. Our favorite caster of the pod Marc Maron welcomes Vanity Fair columnist James Wolcott to WTF this week. In addition Marc talks with writer Sam Lipsyte about his new novel The Ask as well as comedian...

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