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Rebecca Corry on Louis C.K.: 'It’s Hell Making the Decision to Speak Out, and It’s Hell After' Rebecca Corry on Louis C.K.: 'It’s Hell Making the Decision to Speak Out, and It’s Hell After'

In a new op-ed for Vulture, comedian Rebecca Corry addresses questions she’d never have to answer in a more ideal world. As she points out in the first line of the article, it has been six months since she told the New York Times that Louis C.K. asked to masturbate in front of her and tone-deaf inquires about her…

Sarah Silverman Doesn't See Why Alleged Predators 'Can’t Continue Being Artists' Sarah Silverman Doesn't See Why Alleged Predators 'Can’t Continue Being Artists'

In a new profile for GQ’s Comedy Issue, Sarah Silverman talks about what to do with her pal Louis C.K., who you might remember was accused, for years, of being a serial exhibitionist who masturbated in front of women comedians, some without their consent, a rumor confirmed with a New York Times investigation last year…

Carol Burnett Explains How Close She Came to Being Shut Out of Her Legendary Career by Men Carol Burnett Explains How Close She Came to Being Shut Out of Her Legendary Career by Men

On Monday night, comedy queen Carol Burnett appeared on Conan where host Conan O’Brien asked her how things have changed for women in the industry since she came up. Boy, does she have a story.

I Won't Let the Mess in Washington Affect My Improv I Won't Let the Mess in Washington Affect My Improv

While I am frustrated by the divisions in present-day American society, and the terrible erosion of democratic norms in Washington, I can’t let that affect my progress in my level 3 improv class. I believe that comedy transcends politics—especially my comedy, which is really improving, my teacher says.

In Ali Wong's Hard Knock Wife Special, Motherhood Is a Queef-Filled Adventure In Ali Wong's Hard Knock Wife Special, Motherhood Is a Queef-Filled Adventure

In Ali Wong’s latest stand-up special Hard Knock Wife, she tells the audience near the top of the show: “I’ve been with my baby girl all day, everyday, and I love her so much, but I’m on the verge of putting her in the garbage.” What follows this statement is an hour of visceral comedy that explores motherhood,…

How Kathy Griffin Went From Sorry to Not Sorry She's Not Sorry

Last year, Kathy Griffin caved. In the wake of what must have felt like an avalanche of furor over the release of a picture of her holding up a Halloween mask made to look like the severed head of Donald Trump, she apologized repeatedly. Going into it, she knew what she was doing—video footage of her on set after the…

Mitzi Shore, Founder of Legendary L.A. Comedy Club, Has Died Mitzi Shore, Founder of Legendary L.A. Comedy Club, Has Died

Mitzi Shore, co-founder of famed comedy club The Comedy Store in Los Angeles, died Wednesday morning at the age of 87.

Michael Che (Still) Can't Take Criticism From Women Michael Che (Still) Can't Take Criticism From Women

On March 15, Daily Beast reporter Samantha Allen wrote a piece titled “Dear Ricky Gervais and Other Comics, Your Caitlyn Jenner ‘Jokes’ Are Getting Old.” Allen took issue with how often successful comedians used transphobic jokes in their comedy, citing the work of Ricky Gervais, Bill Burr, and Michael Che. She wrote:

Comic Accused of Rape Sues UCB for Reverse Gender Discrimination  Comic Accused of Rape Sues UCB for Reverse Gender Discrimination 

Aaron Glaser, a comic who was banned from the Upright Citizens’ Brigade amid anonymous allegations of rape, which subsequently went viral, has—as promised—sued UCB, UCB artistic director Shannon O’Neill, and managing director Alex Sidtis in federal district court for allegedly failing to conduct a formal hearing…

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…

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