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Chelsea Handler Lands at Netflix with Talk Show Debuting in 2016 Chelsea Handler Lands at Netflix with Talk Show Debuting in 2016

As is often the case, the rumors turned out to be anything but lies. Netflix has announced a ‘multi-tiered deal’ with Chelsea Handler, the comedian/talk show host who’s ending her seven-year run with E!’s Chelsea Lately in August. Netflix is …

Netflix Wants More Original Comedies, Horror Netflix Wants More Original Comedies, Horror

Netflix is very interested in launching more original comedies, and is thinking about westerns and more horror shows as well. The Hollywood Reporter has an extensive interview with Cindy Holland, the company’s head of original content. Asked about what genres …

Jonah Hill Appears On ‘Tonight Show’ To Apologize For Gay Slur

Just last week, Jonah Hill was all over the news when he said a homophobic slur to a paparazzi who was following him. The incident was caught on video. On Tuesday, Hill guested on The Tonight Show to talk about …

Jeff Dunham Forced to Censor His Act in Malaysia

Despite past controversy and the ire of many other comedians, Jeff Dunham continues to draw huge crowds across the U.S. and the world. The comedian, best known for using ventriloquist puppets as part of his act, has now run up …

Crackle’s ‘Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee’ Season 4 Gets Release Date Crackle’s ‘Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee’ Season 4 Gets Release Date

Crackle, Sony’s online video streaming service, announced that it’s getting the fourth season of Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee on June 19th. The show on Sony’s free service, which recently added Chromecast support, has featured guests like Louis …

Derek (Of The Netflix Original) Has A New YouTube Guide Derek (Of The Netflix Original) Has A New YouTube Guide

If you’ve watched Derek, the Ricky Gervais Netflix Original, you know that the titular character loves YouTube videos – particularly videos of animals and songs. The Ricky Gervais Channel has just released Derek’s Guide to YouTube. It’s over seven and …

HBO Lets You Watch ‘Last Week Tonight’ Debut For Free On YouTube HBO Lets You Watch ‘Last Week Tonight’ Debut For Free On YouTube

HBO debuted Last Week Tonight, the new show featuring comedian John Oliver (formerly of The Daily Show). They’ve disabled embedding, so you’ll have to go to the actual video page to watch, but here it is. Yes, that is @LisaLoeb. …

‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Sequel Being Planned, But Mara Wilson Isn’t Interested

We may be seeing more of our favorite nanny soon! News from The Hollywood Reporter said that a sequel for the 1993 comedy movie Mrs. Doubtfire is in the works. David Berenbaum, writer for Elf, The Haunted Mansion, and The …

Dave Chappelle: Looking Buff And Ready to Perform

There have been several Dave Chappelle sightings over the past several months and everyone agrees, the usually reclusive funny man is looking quite buff. You may remember Chappelle as a lanky, tall glass of water. However, now it appears that …

Jerry Lewis Doesn’t Find Crude Women Funny

Jerry Lewis isn’t impressed by female comics who cross the line into vulgarity. He simply doesn’t find them funny. The 88-year-old comedian and actor was once criticized for expressing what many believed was his distaste for female comics altogether. He …

Anna Kendrick Brings Life Back to “Saturday Night Live”

Anna Kendrick seems to be Saturday Night Live’s saving gem. The Pitch Perfect star hosted a giggly, upbeat, and musical SNL last night that was smart, funny, and well-executed. Many fans and critics bemoan the show’s fall from grace, and …

‘Cancel Colbert’ Is Your Daily Dose of Dumb Twitter Outrage ‘Cancel Colbert’ Is Your Daily Dose of Dumb Twitter Outrage

In people clearly not understanding the basic idea of satire nor differentiating between network and personal Twitter accounts news, Twitter’s all fired up over a joke made by Comedy Central’s Colbert Report Twitter account. And by “joke,” we mean a …

Netflix Gets Comedy Series ‘Short Poppies’ (Which Stars Murray From ‘Flight Of The Conchords’) Netflix Gets Comedy Series ‘Short Poppies’ (Which Stars Murray From ‘Flight Of The Conchords’)

Netflix announced this morning that it is exclusively offering the first season of New Zealand comedy series Short Poppies starting on April 3rd. The show is written by and stars Rhys Darby (Murray from Flight of the Conchords). It also …

‘Community’ Cast And Co-Showrunner Speak At Google ‘Community’ Cast And Co-Showrunner Speak At Google

Jim Rash, Allison Brie, and Danny Pudi from NBC’s Community, along with co-showrunner Chris McKenna, recently participated in an “At Google” talk to answer questions about the show. Google has now made that available for everyone to watch. The talk …

George Lopez Jokes About Public Intoxication Arrest

After George Lopez was arrested last month for public intoxication in a Canadian casino, the comedian and actor discussed the incident on an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Lopez was found passed out on the floor of the Caesars …

President Obama Interviewed On ‘Between Two Ferns’

Okay. Between Two Ferns is a deadpan internet comedy series hosted on video website Funny or Die starring comedian Zach Galifianakis as a talk show host who invites various celebrities to sit down (literally, between two ferns) for an interview on …

‘Rapper’s Delight’ Cover Wows on ‘Tonight Show’

It’s way too early to predict how successful Jimmy Fallon will be at replacing Jay Leno on The Tonight Show, but his first week is certainly off to a strong start. After teaming up with Will Smith to teach us …

Cristin Milioti Has Been Chosen To Star In NBC Pilot “A To Z”

While she does not have a recognizable name to most people yet, Cristin Milioti has probably been seen by many people already. After receiving a small but iconic role in the CBS comedy How I Met Your Mother as “The …

Sid Caeser, Legend Of Sketch Comedy, Dies At Age 91

Sid Caesar was one of the first comedic actors to take part in the act of sketch comedy, which has become such a popular way to make people laugh. He was essentially the founder of the brand of comedy, and …

Sid Caesar: Revered TV Comic Dies At 91

It’s a sad day for comedy. Sid Caesar, best known for his shows “Caesar’s Hour” and “Your Show of Shows”, has passed away. He died at the age of 91 in his home on the morning of February 12. The …

Greta Gerwig Will Star As The Mother In “How I Met Your Mother” Spinoff

How I Met Your Mother has captivated audiences for nine seasons now, and on March 31st, the show will be departing. However, a new show called How I Met Your Dad will be starting, and Greta Gerwig will play the …