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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Comedy Central’

Jon Stewart NFL Rant A Thing Of Epic Beauty

It can be hard to inject humor the right way into topics that are gravely serious. Somehow Jon Stewart manages to do this, and do it better than most. On Wednesday, Stewart put the embattled NFL organization on blast during a segment of his popular Comedy Central program The Daily Show. “The National Football League used to have a good …

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Hulu Scoops Up South Park For Subscription Service

Hulu announced that it is now the exclusive home for all seasons of South Park. If you’ve grown to love South Park Studios, the show’s website, which has offered every episode for years now, you’re in for some changes. Hulu and South Park Studios announced a multi-year licensing agreement that will see all South Park episodes coming to Hulu Plus. …

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Dave Chappelle Talks ‘Comedy Central’ With Letterman

Dave Chappelle made his first appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman in ten years and talked about his stint on Comedy Central, including walking away from a reported $55 million deal. “Of course I would like to have that money,” Chappelle said. “Sometimes I listen to a Jay Z record, and it starts making me feel bad about …

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‘Inside Amy Schumer’ Renewed by Comedy Central

Amy Schumer’s sketch comedy show Inside Amy Schumer has been picked up for a third season by Comedy Central. It’s a move some see as part of the network’s attempt to add more comedies created by women to its programming lineup. Inside Amy Schumer has been lauded as “the most consistently feminist show on television.” Indeed much of the show’s …

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Stephen Colbert to Replace Letterman on ‘Late Show’

When David Letterman announced his retirement from the Late Show on April 3rd, rumors immediately began swirling as to who would replace the 33-year-long television icon. The first forerunners were obviously fellow late-night show hosts. However, history shows that that transition has a history of not working well (*cough* Conan O’Brien *cough cough*). Following that initial list, names like Tina …

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Amy Schumer Stunned by Sudden Fame

Amy Schumer says the success of her Comedy Central show Inside Amy Schumer took her by surprise. “When the ratings first came in, [Comedy Central] was like, ‘Oh, um, 3 million people watched last night.’ I was like, ‘What?’ It sounded like an accident,” Schumer recently told TV Guide. When asked about comparisons to actress and comedian Kristin Wiig, Schumer’s …

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Amy Schumer Draws In Audiences With Feminist Humor

Amy Schumer was most well known for her biting performances at Hollywood roasts before she landed her own show at Comedy Central, but now that she’s got our attention, she’s not going anywhere. Inside Amy Schumer had the most-watched series premiere for the network in 2013, and considering that 60% of Comedy Central’s audience is male, that’s saying a lot. …

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#CancelColbert: Stephen Colbert Says He Didn’t Make Racist Tweet

Even though Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert is known for his sense of humor, apparently some things are off limits–on certain platforms, at least. Following a joke about Asians that was posted to the official Colbert Report Twitter account yesterday, Colbert has been branded a racist, with many people demanding that his show be canceled. Colbert has denied posting the offensive …

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Bill Cosby Headed Back to Primetime TV via NBC

Bill Cosby is making his way back to prime time TV. The 76-year-old star of The Cosby Show will grace the small screen via NBC in an upcoming half hour sitcom, where he’ll play the patriarch of a multigenerational family. Presently working with Tom Werner (executive producer of The Cosby Show) this puts Bill a giant step ahead of where …

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James Franco Is the Next Comedy Central Roast Victim

Comedy Central has just announced that actor James Franco will be the next victim for their Comedy Central Roast series. The roast will take place in August and will debut on Comedy Central on Labor Day. “If only James Franco was a more successful, multi-hyphenated, incessant creative risk taker in different media, he’d be the perfect person to roast. Oh …

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Futurama Has Been Cancelled (Again)

Bad news, everyone. Comedy Central had decided not to renew Futurama for another season, according to a report from Entertainment Weekly. The show’s final 13 episodes will begin airing on June 19 and run until September 4. Futurama originally aired on network TV channel Fox from 1999 until 2003. The series was created by Simpsons creator Matt Groening, along with …

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Jon Stewart’s Plastic Gun Is Trending (Here’s The Video)

On Tuesday, Jon Stewart pulled out a gun on The Daily Show, as Comedy Central aired a typical Daily Show-style montage of anti gun control advocates saying things. When the montage ended, Stewart had a gun in his hand. A plastic one. “I’m not sure what happened,” said Stewart. “I blacked out in the middle of that, and woke up …

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