All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Comedy’

Tina Fey Shares Secret To Her Friendship With Amy Poehler

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler who have been good friends since their SNL days play sisters in their newest film. The comic duo is back together for the movie Sisters, which premiered on Tuesday evening. Fey and Poehler hit the New York red carpet in equally gorgeous sheer black numbers. Amy Poehler & Tina Fey rock coordinating looks at the …

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Jimmy Fallon: Jay Leno Takes Over Tonight Show Monologue, Jokes About Kardashian Ass

Due to a comedic injury, Jimmy Fallon had to call in a sub to finish his Tonight Show monologue. Fallon pulled a hammy on a joke about President Obama and Bernie Sanders, and asked if anyone could tag in for him – as the show must go on. Thankfully, someone with a bit of monologue experience was there to help. …

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Chelsea Handler’s New Netflix Talk Show, Headed By Bill Wolff

After leaving ABC’s The View, producer Bill Wolff will be the executive producer of Chelsea Handler’s new talk show for Netflix which will debut in 2016. “I could not be more thrilled to join Netflix and Chelsea Handler in transforming what we know to be the talk show,” Bill Wolff said in a statement. Bill Wolff Named Showrunner of Chelsea …

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Lindsey Vonn Admits She Is Still In Contact With Ex Tiger Woods

Even though Lindsey Vonn and long-time boyfriend Tiger Woods have been broken up since May, the world-famous alpine ski racer admits she and ex are still exchanging text messages. Vonn, 30, looked red hot at the 2015 ESPYS on Wednesday, July 15. She stunned the red carpet in a seriously sexy, scarlet, slit dress. In one of her photos during …

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Chris Tucker, Netflix Sued over Standup Special

On July 10, Rush Hour star Chris Tucker’s first-ever standup special will land on Netflix, as an exclusive. Now, just a few days before his big moment, the actor is being hit with a lawsuit. TMZ reports that another comedian is responsible for the lawsuit. Terry Hodges is suing both Tucker and Netflix, claiming he’s been working on the special, …

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Netflix Orders Ashton Kutcher Comedy Series

Netflix has just dealt for its second multi-camera comedy series – and it’s a bit of a That ‘70s Show reunion. Netflix is finalizing a 20-episode order for The Ranch, a “sibling comedy” starring Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson. The series is coming from Two and a Half Men showrunners Don Reo and Jim Patterson. From Deadline: Written by Reo …

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Jodie Sweetin And Estranged Husband Fighting Over Kindergarten

Where to send your child for kindergarten is a problem that most parents happily, and easily, face. Unfortunately for Jodie Sweetin, she and her ex-husband can’t decide on the where. The Full House actress’ 4-year-old daughter Beatrix is set to start kindergarten. But while Sweetin wants to enroll Beatrix in the same school that her other young daughter is going …

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Heidi Swedberg Was ‘F***ing Impossible’ To Work With, Gets Apology From ‘Seinfeld’ Actor Jason Alexander

George Costanza might be known for his stinginess but the actor playing him wasn’t stingy with the apologies and praises he heaped on Heidi Swedberg. But that’s probably because Jason Alexander was working hard to clarify his statement that his Seinfeld fiancée was “f***ing impossible” to work with. During Alexander’s recent guest stint on The Howard Stern Show, he said …

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Keegan-Michael Key Brings The White House Down As Obama’s Anger Translator

All eyes were understandably on President Obama during the White House Correspondents Dinner, but it was Keegan-Michael Key who stole the show. Before the president started his speech, he announced that he hired an “anger translator” and out came Key. The Michigan native is known for the Comedy Central show Key & Peele. The 30-minute show is popular for its …

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Cecily Strong, Of ‘SNL’ Fame, Will Host White House Correspondents’ Dinner

She has held her own against her peers at Saturday Night Live, but Cecily Strong will soon face her toughest challenge yet when she hosts this year’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. The 31-year-old is a surprising choice to host the annual dinner. She’s not a stand-up comedian like her SNL co-host Seth Meyer, nor is she a known host …

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Jerry Seinfeld Is No. 1 On Billboard Thanks To A Rap ‘Album About Nothing’

Comedian Jerry Seinfield and rapper Wale might be the oddest odd couple out there, but their collaboration “The Album About Nothing” is No.1 on Billboard this week. The album is the American rapper’s fourth studio album and the third album inspired by Seinfield’s trademark observational comedy. Wale’s Mixtape About Nothing was released in 2007 and was followed by More About …

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Kristen Wiig And Will Ferrell Team Up To Make A Lifetime Movie — ‘A Deadly Adoption’

It might sound like an April Fools’ joke but it’s apparently true that Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig have indeed teamed up for a Lifetime movie. The Saturday Night Live alums are starring in the dramatic thriller called A Deadly Adoption.  This top-secret TV movie is a campy homage to the dramatic thriller genre that is a hallmark of the …

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Eddie Murphy Is Richard Pryor’s Daddy In New Biopic, Directed By Lee Daniels Of ‘Empire’

Eddie Murphy has been sought out to join the cast of Richard Pryor biopic, as first reported in Entertainment Tonight. Murphy will be playing the late comedian’s father, LeRoy “Buck Carter” Pryor, a WWII veteran and former boxer, in Lee Daniels’ latest Weinstein Co. drama. Murphy, who idolized and impersonated the legendary comedian in the 70’s, seems to be living …

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Amy Schumer: “A Guy Could Literally Pull His D**k Out” And He’d Be A Thinker

Amy Schumer is one of the funniest comedians around, regardless of gender. However, her self-deprecating humor and her observational comedy centering on beauty standards and sex does offer a feminist slant. Her show Inside Amy Schumer has proven to be a success, and she will now be starring in the new Judd Apatow film Trainwreck, which she also co-wrote. She …

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How Did Tina Fey’s Comedy About A Doomsday Cult Survivor Become A Hit?

In his review of the new Tina Fey comedy, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Kevin Fallon praised the show for its unabashed positivity in a time when people are going for dark, brooding, cynical shows and protagonists. And it is perfectly spot on. One of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s draws is finding comedy in what is essentially a dark and unusual …

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Betty White: 93-Year-Old Comedy Legend Lip-Locks With Hollywood Hottie Bradley Cooper

Betty White made sure that her appearance during the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special was one to remember when she started making out with hottie Bradley Cooper. The 93-year-old Golden Girls star appeared as a guest on The Californians sketch along with Taylor Swift, who played a hair-eating cousin, and Scandal’s Kerry Washington who played the doctor with the …

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Aziz Ansari’s New Special Hits Netflix March 6

Comedian Aziz Ansari is returning to Netflix with a new standup special. It’s called Aziz Ansari: Live at Madison Square Garden, and it’ll debut on March 6. “In the special, Ansari headlines the iconic Madison Square Garden and delivers his most hilarious and insightful standup yet,” Netflix said in a statement. “Filmed in front of a sold-out audience, Ansari’s latest …

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Louis C.K.’s New Special Now Available for $5 on His Site

Like he’s done in the past, comedian Louis C.K. is premiering his new standup special on his website, and is letting fans grab a copy for just $5. The new special is called Louis C.K.: Live at the Comedy Store, and it’s now available to download on louisck.com. The show will then air on FX in the spring. Up for …

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Betty White Cracks Up Audience At People’s Choice Awards; Wins TV Icon Award

Betty White, who starred in the recently-cancelled comedy show Hot in Cleveland, was given a TV Icon award during this year’s People’s Choice Awards which was held on January 7. As she got to the stage to accept her award, none other than Chris Evans (aka Captain America himself), offered his arm to help white onto the stage. White received …

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‘The Interview’: NYC Comedians Plan a Live Read ‘in the Name of Free Speech’

Who knows when you’ll get to see The Interview? Last week Sony execs decided to cave to vague, terroristic threats and postpone the release of the Seth Rogen/James Franco comedy indefinitely. According to reports, Sony was not alone in its cowardice. At this point nobody knows when the film, which was originally scheduled for a Christmas Day release, will see …

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Netflix Shares Clip From Nick Offerman Special

As reported last week, Netflix is about to get a new stand-up special from Nick Offerman. It’s called American Ham, and it premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in January to mostly positive reviews. It’s coming exclusively to Netflix in the U.S., Canada, and the UK/Ireland. Netflix just shared this clip from it (NSFW language): From the description: Become …

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Will Ferrell To Star In Shakespearean Comedy

Will Ferrell has tackled a multitude of subjects throughout his career – primetime news, professional figure skating, NASCAR and more. Now the comedian is preparing to take on the ultimate acting challenge – Shakespeare. Variety is reporting that Sony has signed on to produce a film from Ferrell and Mosaic about a Shakespearean theater company. In particular, the film will …

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Netflix Bill Burr Stand-Up Special Gets A Trailer

In August, Netflix announced four exclusive stand-up comedy specials from comedians Bill Cosby, Bill Burr, Jim Jefferies & Chelsea Peretti. The Jefferies special debuted on August 29th. The Peretti special debuted on November 14th. The Cosby special was supposed to debut last week, but was pulled because of all of those rape allegations that have been mounting against him. Bill …

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Netflix Gets Comedy ‘Camp Takota’ From YouTube Stars

Netflix is getting Camp Takota, a film from Grace Helbig, Mamrie Hart, and Hannah Hart, who have become stars on YouTube. The film’s Twitter account announced the news, and was retweeted by the official Netflix account: CAMP TAKOTA IS COMING TO @NETFLIX! pic.twitter.com/gr5EolQgwQ — Camp Turk-ota (@CampTakota) November 24, 2014 Camp Takota’s description is as follows (via Wikipedia): Camp Takota …

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Netflix Will Soon Get Nick Offerman’s ‘American Ham’

In a couple weeks, Netflix will debut comedian Nick Offerman’s stand-up special American Ham. This should be a much more crowd-pleasing addition than the Bill Cosby special Netflix just pulled. Offerman tweeted: I made you a gift of #Ham. @BarackObama @VogtRoberts @netflix @carrieunderwood I am a HUMORIST. 12/12 on NETFLIX. pic.twitter.com/kDP4LD2mVZ — Nick Offerman (@Nick_Offerman) November 24, 2014 The date was confirmed …

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Bill Murray: Chasing Academy Awards ‘Like a Low-Grade Virus’

Bill Murray is funnier than you. He’s cooler than you. And he has more friends than you. But you love him. Back before Bill Murray was working at Saturday Night Live, Chevy Chase would open the “Weekend Update” segment by declaring, “I’m Chevy Chase, and you’re not.” Chevy may have had the line, but Bill Murray has had the life. …

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Netflix Reportedly ‘Postpones’ Bill Cosby Stand-Up Special

Back in August, Netflix announced four exclusive stand-up comedy specials, including one from Bill Cosby. As you may have heard, Cosby’s reputation has suffered some major blows since then. Titled Bill Cosby 77, the special was scheduled to be released on November 28. This is the description Netflix gave: In Bill Cosby’s latest special, “Bill Cosby 77,” he brings his …

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Dave Chappelle Sticks Up For Donald Sterling

Just this year, comedian Dave Chappelle made his triumphant return to the world of stand-up comedy. The comedian, who’s known for his observations and routines regarding race, couldn’t have made his comeback at a better time. Chappelle returned to the stage right at the peak of the scandal involving Donald Sterling and his racist tirade. Despite the fact that Chappelle …

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Ellen DeGeneres And Portia De Rossi Channel Kim Kardashian For New Christmas Card

Ellen DeGeneres recently unveiled a prototype for her and wife Portia de Rossi’s Christmas card this holiday season. “This is the time of year where you have to order your holiday cards,” DeGeneres revealed on Monday’s episode of her talk show. “As you know, Portia and I started working on our holiday cards… and here’s the second one we came …

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The Onion Might Be Up For Sale, Too

Popular comedy sites are putting themselves on the market left and right. Well, really just two – but they’re two important properties. Fresh off the news that Will Ferrell’s Funny or Die has hired a financial advisor to evaluate their options, it looks like The Onion has done the same. According to a report from Bloomberg, Onion Inc. (which owns …

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