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Comedy Central greenlights Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani series Meltdown, produced by Ben Stiller

Comedy Central greenlights Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani series Meltdown, produced by Ben Stiller

By | June 20, 2013 at 11:56 am | 2 comments

It looks like the work comedians Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani did on the pilot episode of a new stand-up comedy series back in February impressed Comedy Central. The network has officially announced it has picked up Meltdown With Jonah and Kumail, to be executive produced by...

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Watch Stephen Colbert’s moving tribute to his mother, who died one week ago (Video)

Watch Stephen Colbert’s moving tribute to his mother, who died one week ago (Video)

By | June 20, 2013 at 10:59 am | 3 comments

He hasn't done it much since The Colbert Report premiered in 2005, but last night Stephen Colbert broke character in a huge way so that he could pay tribute to his mother, Lorna, who died last week at the age of 92. If you're a fan of the show you already know how close Colbert...

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John Oliver is great as The Daily Show host, obviously (Video)

John Oliver is great as The Daily Show host, obviously (Video)

By | June 11, 2013 at 1:14 pm | No comments

If last night was the first time you ever watched The Daily Show with Jon Stewart – we’re making believe, ok?! – you would’ve simply assumed that Jon Stewart was a 35 year-old British dude. But what did you expect? Oliver has been nothing but brilliant through his...

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Comedy Central launches stand-up comedy video app, features more than 700 comedians

Comedy Central launches stand-up comedy video app, features more than 700 comedians

By | June 10, 2013 at 1:05 pm | One comment

With the release of its new stand-up comedy app, Comedy Central has once again expanded its cross-platform reach across the world of comedy. Simply titled CC: Stand-Up – the stand-up comedy-specific sub brand the network has been building up for more than a year online and on...

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John Oliver’s 10 best moments on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Videos)

John Oliver’s 10 best moments on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Videos)

By | June 7, 2013 at 12:05 pm | One comment

Last night, Jon Stewart handed over hosting duties of The Daily Show to longtime correspondent John Oliver. As you're likely well aware, Stewart is headed to the Middle East to direct his first film, leaving Oliver in charge of things until Sept. 3. So in honor of what we...

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Stephen Colbert will welcome Paul McCartney for hour-long Colbert Report special

Stephen Colbert will welcome Paul McCartney for hour-long Colbert Report special

By | June 5, 2013 at 1:24 pm | No comments

If The Colbert Report were an after school program, its June 12 show (11:30 pm ET on Comedy Central) would be referred to as "a very special episode." As part of his Out There tour and to promote the reissue of Wings Over America, Paul McCartney will be appearing on an hour long...

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David Letterman gives John Oliver tips on how to host The Daily Show (Video)

David Letterman gives John Oliver tips on how to host The Daily Show (Video)

By | June 5, 2013 at 11:25 am | No comments

The days are quickly approaching for the British upheaval and coup of The Daily Show with John Oliver-- shit, I mean Jon Stewart. Stewart is taking a break from the show to direct Rosewater, a dramatic adaptation of the memoir And Then They Came For Me: A Family’s Story of...

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Comedy Central renews ‘Inside Amy Schumer’ for second season

Comedy Central renews ‘Inside Amy Schumer’ for second season

By | May 28, 2013 at 2:22 pm | 2 comments

Prepare yourself to see more of Amy Schumer (and more posters of Schumer's censored breasts). Comedy Central has renewed Inside Amy Schumer for a second season, giving it a 10 episode run starting in 2014. According to Comedy Central, the show which is created by Schumer and...

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Comedy Central banned in India for 10 days due to ‘obscene dialogue’ and ‘vulgar’ words toward women (Update)

Comedy Central banned in India for 10 days due to ‘obscene dialogue’ and ‘vulgar’ words toward women (Update)

By | May 27, 2013 at 2:23 pm | 2 comments

UPDATE-- May 28, 2013: The Wall Street Journal reports that, based on the appeals of Viacom 18 Media Ltd., Viacom and India's Network 18 Group partnership, the New Delhi High Court has temporarily lifted the 10-day ban in order to reassess the merits of the...

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