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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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Fred Willard fired from PBS show after ‘lewd conduct’ arrest

Fred Willard fired from PBS show after ‘lewd conduct’ arrest

By | July 19, 2012 at 4:00 pm | 3 comments

UPDATE: July 20 If Willard agrees to enroll in what's called an Alternative Prosecution Program, Willard will not charged for lewd conduct, according to TMZ. The course runs two weeks and would cover the laws related to Willard's alleged offense. No word on whether the...

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Nick Kroll takes on Chick-Fil-A in ‘Kroll Show’ teaser sketch (Video)

Nick Kroll takes on Chick-Fil-A in ‘Kroll Show’ teaser sketch (Video)

By | July 19, 2012 at 2:29 pm | No comments

Although Nick Kroll's upcoming sketch show, Kroll Show, doesn't premiere on Comedy Central until next year, you can check out this sketch that dropped today-- a super topical commercial for Chick-Fil-A. I mean, Chikk-Klub. In the video, the fast food chain is endorsed by...

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Daniel Tosh apologizes for gang rape joke (Update)

Daniel Tosh apologizes for gang rape joke (Update)

By | July 10, 2012 at 5:27 pm | 165 comments

One of the pitfalls of hitting the big time, is that every word out of your mouth can become news. And that's the case today, when a blogger wrote about her experience at a recent Daniel Tosh show at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles, the comedian's home club. After the Tosh.0...

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Dave Chappelle has yet another show ruined by hecklers

Dave Chappelle has yet another show ruined by hecklers

By | June 21, 2012 at 1:54 pm | One comment

Dave Chappelle performed a set at the Paramount Theater in Austin, Texas on Tuesday, but despite the show having sold out in a matter of minutes, a large portion of the audience did not greet Chappelle too warmly. You may remember last year when Chappelle brought a show in...

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Why Jimmy Carr shouldn’t have to apologize for using a totally legal process for paying less taxes

Why Jimmy Carr shouldn’t have to apologize for using a totally legal process for paying less taxes

By | June 21, 2012 at 12:24 pm | 2 comments

You may have heard by now that well-respected (and very rich) British comedian Jimmy Carr has come under fire for not paying taxes. In short, Carr took part in a totally legal tax filing process, wherein he was able to pay as little as one percent on income tax. And while he...

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Marketing ploy for comedian with muscular dystrophy gets her friend arrested

Marketing ploy for comedian with muscular dystrophy gets her friend arrested

By | June 20, 2012 at 12:36 pm | No comments

Any working comedian will tell you, that no matter how much he or she hates to do it, self promotion is a necessary evil. And with so many performers hitting up social media, sometimes it's difficult or nearly impossible to be heard over all the chatter. Well, Kentucky-based...

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Desperate Housewives producer calls out Will & Grace creators for stealing ‘Partners’

Desperate Housewives producer calls out Will & Grace creators for stealing ‘Partners’

By | May 21, 2012 at 8:10 pm | 7 comments

In all of the clutter of network television upfronts the last few weeks, one CBS comedy acquisition hasn’t gotten the attention it deserves. The show is called Partners, about two best friends— one gay, one not gay. And here’s why it needs more attention—and no, it’s...

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Comedian Hasan Minhaj has a message for Popchips: F*ck You

Comedian Hasan Minhaj has a message for Popchips: F*ck You

By | May 7, 2012 at 7:04 pm | 2 comments

I met Hasan Minhaj in the summer of 2009 where he was performing at the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival. And it's been fun to watch him grow as a comedian and an actor, having seen him snag success on television and on viral videos. But, I think his newest Web video -- part of his...

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