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Stephen Colbert’s #CancelColbert Twitter controversy plays out on Colbert Report (Video)

Stephen Colbert’s #CancelColbert Twitter controversy plays out on Colbert Report (Video)

By | April 1, 2014 at 11:57 am | No comments

Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report last night spent the majority of his Comedy Central show addressing the #CancelColbert controversy that erupted on Twitter last week. The show opened with Colbert's staff exiting their Comedy Central headquarters with boxes, the set of The...

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Stephen Colbert inspires #CancelColbert hashtag on Twitter, because people hate context (Video)

Stephen Colbert inspires #CancelColbert hashtag on Twitter, because people hate context (Video)

By | March 28, 2014 at 12:52 pm | No comments

If the misinformed #CancelColbert campaign teaches us anything, it should be that the premise of a joke is just as important as its punch line. Twitter erupted Thursday evening when The Colbert Report's official Twitter page tweeted a joke from Wednesday night's episode. On the...

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Donald Trump sues Bill Maher for birther joke on Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Donald Trump sues Bill Maher for birther joke on Tonight Show with Jay Leno

By | February 5, 2013 at 12:20 pm | 3 comments

In yet another move to further cement his position as the number one douchebag in the United States, Donald Trump is suing Bill Maher for something the comedian said on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno one month ago. Playing off Trump’s then-recent announcement that he would...

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Did Rashida Jones really need to apologize to John Travolta?

Did Rashida Jones really need to apologize to John Travolta?

By | August 17, 2012 at 11:24 am | 3 comments

The most beautiful nurse in all of Pawnee, IN, Rashida Jones made a comment in a recent interview during the Celeste and Jesse Forever press tour that has been considered a rare gaffe by the loveable actress. While she and co-star Will McCormack were speaking with the website...

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Comedian Matt Kirshen says beer company stole his joke for their commercial

Comedian Matt Kirshen says beer company stole his joke for their commercial

By | August 14, 2012 at 11:02 am | 7 comments

“I was playing chess with my friend and he said, 'Let's make this interesting.' So we stopped playing chess.” That well-written joke is from stand-up comedian Matt Kirshen, but, more recently it's been featured in a series of commercials for Old Jamaica Ginger Beer, which...

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Comedian offers comedy club etiquette animation, in light of recent incidents (Video)

Comedian offers comedy club etiquette animation, in light of recent incidents (Video)

By | July 31, 2012 at 7:49 am | 3 comments

In light of a series of recent comedy club mishaps (Tosh, Pescatelli, Griffin) which went down in large part (in my opinion) because of people's horribly inaccurate expectations of a comedy show, comedian Adam Ray took it upon himself to educate. And after watching the below...

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Dane Cook told a joke about the Aurora shooting, disingenuous outrage sweeps the nation

Dane Cook told a joke about the Aurora shooting, disingenuous outrage sweeps the nation

By | July 28, 2012 at 12:21 pm | 28 comments

Can we stop? Seriously. Can we please stop dissecting every single word from the mouths of comedians? And while we're at it, can we stop filming and taping everything so that we can use it as evidence against comedians? I'm talking to you, unseasoned comedy club attendees and...

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Woman who threw her drink at Eddie Griffin wants money if he doesn’t apologize

Woman who threw her drink at Eddie Griffin wants money if he doesn’t apologize

By | July 24, 2012 at 11:47 am | 23 comments

You probably remember that last week we reported about an incident wherein a woman in the front row at Tommy T's comedy club in Pleasonton, CA threw her drink at comedian Eddie Griffin, after she had enough of what she described as him "taunting" her. Griffin responded by...

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Viacom and DirecTV strike a deal, though DirecTV still seems a bit annoyed

Viacom and DirecTV strike a deal, though DirecTV still seems a bit annoyed

By | July 20, 2012 at 1:27 pm | No comments

Dear, DirecTV subscribers: You no longer need to switch cable providers to watch your favorite Comedy Central, MTV, and Nickelodeon shows. Today Viacom and DirecTV made peace and struck a deal. You may remember the two companies have been fighting over how much DirecTV would...

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