• Jim Gaffigan is now inspiring dancers because he’s just that good

    Different forms of art intersect often in the creative world but one choreographer in Orange County found a rather unique take on a Jim Gaffigan comedy routine. Choreographer Joshua King coaches a lot of young dancers in California and one of his young students, Liesl, performed a routine on Gaffigan’s bit about apples. Liesl performed an interpretive dance piece with Gaffigan’s voice in the background. Gaffigan fans will recognize his

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    Gary Gulman shares 100th comedy tips on Twitter

    If you’ve ever dreamt of Gary Gulman coaching you on your stand-up routine, you’re in luck! The veteran comedian has been sharing his secrets and posting comedy tips on Twitter every day this year. The nuggets of wisdom include advice on how to combat stage fright, the importance of leaving your house when working on a set, and how using “bitch” may guarantee a laugh—but doesn’t help you stand out.

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    Every Will Ferrell-Adam McKay collaboration while we mourn their break-up

    Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are dissolving their creative partnership. The two have made millions laugh with an empire of classic films, TV shows, and their viral comedy website Funny or Die. While they will complete their remaining active projects and plan to remain friends, Ferrell and McKay have mutually decided to go on their separate ways creatively. As co-creators of Gary Sanchez Productions, the two have been closely linked

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    SNL recap: Kit Harington let loose hosting Saturday Night Live

    Kit Harington took a break from promoting the final season of Game of Thrones to host SNL. The ‘King of the North’ was almost unrecognizable on Saturday Night Live without his trademark beard and hair. Harington overall did a good job as a host. He somehow blended into many of the sketches and, in some, you forget that he was just a special guest. This episode will have you laughing,

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    Bill Cosby accusers settle defamation suit with insurer; imprisoned star maintains his innocence

    Bill Cosby is at the center of a confusing civil suit. A civil defamation lawsuit filed by seven women against Cosby has been settled according to the plantiffs’ lawyer and court documents. However, both Cosby and his lawyer deny the comedian’s involvement in the settlement. Cosby is currently serving a three- to 10-year prison sentence on three counts of aggravated indecent assault. While his sentence is tied to the 2004

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    Adam Sandler will host SNL for the first time despite previous reluctance

    Adam Sandler will come home to 30 Rock on May 4 to host SNL for the first time. Sandler was a Saturday Night Live cast member for five years after coming on board as a writer in 1990. Though the Grown Ups star has made multiple appearances on the show since Lorne Michaels fired him (and Chris Farley) in 1995, he has never done a classic SNL monologue. Sandler previously

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    Comedy Central is all-in on Roy Wood Jr.; orders new comedy special, TV show, web series

    Comedy Central wants a whole lot more of Roy Wood Jr. The network announced Thursday a comprehensive “first look” development deal with the comedian. The deal includes plans for a pilot, a new one-hour stand-up special, and an original digital series. The veteran stand-up and former Daily Show correspondent’s deal includes production on Wood’s new pilot, Jefferson County: Probation, which shoots in his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama this May. Wood wrote the pilot with Boondocks

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    Jim Breuer talks touring with Metallica and why he stopped swearing on stage

    Jim Breuer is definitely on a high—though he’d probably prefer not to put it that way. After beginning a stand-up career in 1988, Breuer first appeared in the mainstream in 1995 on Saturday Night Live, where he became known for a spot-on Joe Pesci impersonation and his Goat Boy character. A year later, after appearing with Dave Chappelle on Home Improvement, he was briefly cast alongside Chappelle in an ABC

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    The Joker trailer has comedians relating so hard

    The new Joker trailer ends with Joaquin Phoenix’s character stating, “I used to think that my life was a tragedy, but now I realize it’s a comedy.” The film revolves around the origin story of the famed comic book villain as a failed stand-up comedian. Now (actual) comedians are taking to Twitter to share their opinion on the trailer, which comes just after Fox revealed their Joker character for the

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    Comedy Central adds Chris Distefano, Julian McCullough to podcast roster

    Comedy Central is pulling from its talent base to expand its reach in podcasting. On Wednesday, the network announced two new podcasts: Stand-Up w/ Chris Distefano and Your 2 Dads w/ Sean and Julian. DiStefano previously signed an overall deal with the comedy cable channel. The two shows will add to CC’s global podcast network. That platform originally launched in 2017 with The Jim Jefferies Show Podcast. Despite a wealth

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    Daily Show star discovers drag persona with Bob the Drag Queen

    Jaboukie Young-White got a full drag makeover from Bob The Drag Queen—and he slayed. The two got together for a video for the queer magazine them to live their drag fantasies and deliver a few laughs. The 11-minute video features the two talking about being queer, coming out, doing comedy, and what PC culture means to them all while Bob beats Young-White’s face for the gods. A correspondent on The Daily

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    Netflix renews Ricky Gervais dark comedy After Life for Season Two

    Netflix renewed Ricky Gervais’s dark comedy After Life for a second season. The little show that could, with only six half-hour episodes, was renewed by the streaming giant less than a month after the first season’s premiere. Gervais created and directed the series. Gervais plays Tony, a man who had a perfect life until his wife dies of breast cancer. Now, he is on a mission to punish the world.

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    Kumail Nanjiani cast to go back in time in new movie

    Kumail Nanjiani will star in the upcoming comedy-adventure film Any Person, Living Or Dead. Nanjiani will lead the history-based laugher as a reclusive scientist with a homemade time machine. Despite his best efforts to use the device to solve the world’s problems with the help of historical leaders, things go very, very poorly. Unfortunately, great thinkers like Shakespeare and George Washington and medieval men are not accustomed to modern ways

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    Opinion: Heckler videos are bad for comedy and here’s why

    Hecklers are one of the worst parts of the comedy club experience. It sucks for the comedian on stage and it ruins the show for most everyone in the crowd. There’s hardly a dispute about that. However, there are mixed feelings in the comedy community about the popularity of these ‘heckler takedown’ videos. Some say their popularity exposes more people to stand-up, which is good for comedians everywhere. Others argue

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    Opinion: In defense of heckler videos

    Hecklers are one of the worst parts of the comedy club experience. It sucks for the comedian on stage and it ruins the show for most everyone in the crowd. There’s hardly a dispute about that. However, there are mixed feelings in the comedy community about the popularity of these ‘heckler takedown’ videos. Some say their popularity exposes more people to stand-up, which is good for comedians everywhere. Others argue

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