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A Bunch of Louis C.K.'s Work Is Being Pulled From Distribution, Including I Love You, Daddy [Updated] A Bunch of Louis C.K.'s Work Is Being Pulled From Distribution, Including I Love You, Daddy [Updated]

Justice comes excruciatingly slowly and then all at once, as evidenced by the fallout from the recent allegations that Louis C.K. has a habit of masturbating in front of women against their will.

A Comedian Called Out an Alleged Rapist—And Was Sued for $38 Million  A Comedian Called Out an Alleged Rapist—And Was Sued for $38 Million 

“It was probably one of the scariest things that ever happened to me,” New York-based comedian Jasmine Pierce said in a video posted to her Facebook page on October 15. Wearing a red baseball hat that read “Game On,” Pierce recounted her experience being served with an eye-popping $38 million defamation lawsuit by the…

Tiffany Haddish Delivers High-Stakes Comedy Tiffany Haddish Delivers High-Stakes Comedy

When Tiffany Haddish tells a story, especially her own, she does so with her entire body. In her debut standup comedy special, TIFFANY HADDISH: SHE READY! FROM THE HOOD TO HOLLYWOOD, which premiered on Showtime this past Friday, Haddish was clad in a pliable black bodysuit which lent her body the blank, shape-shifting…

The Internet Salutes Civil Rights Activist and Comic Forefather Dick Gregory  The Internet Salutes Civil Rights Activist and Comic Forefather Dick Gregory 

Civil rights activist and comedian Dick Gregory, who passed away on Saturday at age 84, will be missed.

Girls Trip Is Officially a $100 Million Box Office Hit Girls Trip Is Officially a $100 Million Box Office Hit

Girls Trip, the obvious comedy hit of the year, will surpass the $100 million mark at the box office as of Thursday, placing it in rare company.

Jon Stewart Is Coming Back to You Jon Stewart Is Coming Back to You

Jon Stewart saw us crying and screaming about how much we miss him right now, so he’s returning with two comedy specials to shut us up.

Playing House Has the Best Cast Playing House Has the Best Cast

I’ve already said most of what I’d like to say about about Playing House, the USA show created by and starring Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair, but having just devoured Season 3, a new feeling came to me: a burning desire to shout out the talented cast of comedic actors these women have gathered to play their…

Director Janicza Bravo Skewers White-Guy Comedy Tropes in the Extraordinary Lemon Director Janicza Bravo Skewers White-Guy Comedy Tropes in the Extraordinary Lemon

You’ve seen the type of indie-flick protagonist that Janicza Bravo’s brilliant first feature Lemon is centered on: The bearded and 40-year-old Isaac is prone to non sequiturs and chaos. His life seems to be in tatters, but Lemon has the smell of one of those movies where it’s all going to work out in the end for its…

Jimmy Fallon Seems Okay With Broadcasting Fluff: 'I Don't Want to Be Bullied Into Not Being Me' Jimmy Fallon Seems Okay With Broadcasting Fluff: 'I Don't Want to Be Bullied Into Not Being Me'

In a profile of Jimmy Fallon published today in the New York Times, The Tonight Show host addresses why his comedy has been more apolitical than his peers Stephen Colbert and Seth Meyers.

Hasan Minhaj Delivers White House Correspondents' Dinner Speech: 'No One Wanted to Do This' Hasan Minhaj Delivers White House Correspondents' Dinner Speech: 'No One Wanted to Do This'

The White House Correspondents’ Dinner—or what our absent president called, “a large group of Hollywood actors and Washington media…consoling each other in a hotel ballroom”—occurred rather unnecessarily and awkwardly but still with plenty of humor on Saturday night.

What Does Dave Chappelle Have To Say About Bill Cosby? It's Complicated (And Convoluted)

The two Netflix stand-up specials, The Age of Spin: Dave Chappelle Live at the Hollywood Palladium and Deep in the Heart of Texas: Dave Chappelle Live at Austin City Limits, which premiered last night, are proof that Netflix has placed a high premium on audacity. The streaming service reportedly offered Chappelle a…

Dave Chappelle Kicks Off His Netflix Stand Up Specials With Some Quiet Reflection

Dave Chappelle may be one of those people who is constantly announced as being “back,” but with his Netflix deal it appeared to finally be true. Now there’s even a trailer to confirm, in which Chappelle’s voiceover intones, “I know I’ve been gone for a very long time.”

Amy Schumer's 'The Leather Special' Seems Very Pussy-Focused

In the trailer for Amy Schumer’s Netflix stand up special she immediately addresses the fact that she’s now wildly successful. Still, despite the movie, TV, and book deals, Schumer is a stand up comedian and she looks very comfortable getting back to it, even while tightly constricted by a full leather body suit.

YouTube's Edgy Jokes Are Part Of A Bigger Debate In The Comedy World YouTube's Edgy Jokes Are Part Of A Bigger Debate In The Comedy World

The conversation surrounding what is or isn’t “over the line” in comedy isn’t new. More recently, the conversation has shifted from young comedians fighting for freedom of speech to older comedians decrying political correctness. The latest controversial jokes from Felix “Pewdiepie” Kjellberg sit at the crossroads of…

Last Week Tonight Will Attempt to Teach Trump Facts By Infiltrating His Favorite Morning Shows 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is finally back, and, like all of us, Oliver is clearly resentful that Donald Trump’s disastrous first month has prevented him from focusing on anything else. The show’s longer segment, which generally involves a deep-dive into non-front page news, settled wearily on the president’s…

Samantha Bee Is Trolling Trump With Her Own White House Correspondents' Dinner  Samantha Bee Is Trolling Trump With Her Own White House Correspondents' Dinner 

Since the Trump administration has made it crystal clear that destroying the Fourth Estate is their number one priority (priorities 2-5: watch the world burn, laugh maniacally, burn it more, get rid of all stairs), it seems rather unlikely that the annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, a century-old…

Here Is 11 Minutes of Real Stand-Up Comedy From Kellyanne Conway

Today, Kellyanne Conway is just a husk of a person. But that wasn’t always so—she used to enjoy “humor.” Let’s enjoy a November 1998 clip of her performing some stand-up comedy in the DC’s Funniest Celebrity charity event.

Donald Trump Gets Pissy Over SNL's 'Pee-Pee Party' Press Conference Bit Donald Trump Gets Pissy Over SNL's 'Pee-Pee Party' Press Conference Bit

President-elect Donald Trump continues to watch Saturday Night Live with paranoid devotion and to, subsequently, fuss about Alec Baldwin’s portrayal of him. So, you will not be surprised to learn that Trump did not appreciate the show’s “Pee-Pee Party” Press Conference cold open, and that he made his disapproval known…

The New Kate Berlant & John Early Miniseries Brings Their Brilliant Weirdness to Tinseltown  The New Kate Berlant & John Early Miniseries Brings Their Brilliant Weirdness to Tinseltown 

Kate Berlant and John Early—like Nichols and May, but with better haircuts and more jokes about face tattoos—have been creating comedy together for years, but only now, after stints in Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp and The Characters, are they starring in their own miniseries, 555, for Vimeo.

Dying Laughing Might Be the Comedy Documentary My Fractured Sanity Requires Dying Laughing Might Be the Comedy Documentary My Fractured Sanity Requires

There has been precious little laugh about in the past year, so when I watched the trailer for Dying Laughing, I was initially unsure what was happening to me. Was I having a stroke? Was this the sound of my soul fleeing the earthbound shackles of my body? There’s a moment in Philip Roth’s Sabbath’s Theater where an…

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