Gary Owen, a white comedian loved by black audiences, has landed a show on BET, making him the first white lead in the network’s history.
One year ago today, comedian Harris Wittels passed away from a heroin overdose. Although he died much too young at the age of 30, his impressive career included writing and executive producing Parks and Recreation as well coining the term “humblebrag.”
It’s an exciting day when Aidy Bryant, one of the funniest comedians working on TV today, agrees to not only do an interview, but to also schlep to the Gawker Media offices and do it on video. Little did she know...
During a stand-up set in 2014, comedian Hannibal Buress levied a blunt accusation at Bill Cosby that intensified the media’s attention to allegations of rape and sexual assault against him.
After reportedly declining to do a Bill Cosby impression for Saturday Night Live’s 40th Anniversary special, Eddie Murphy revived his old act while being honored at the Kennedy Center in D.C. on Sunday night.
Last night, comedian and artiste Kate Berlant performed on the Comedy Central show The Meltdown with Jonah & Kumail. Her standup set—like all of her standup sets—served as an excellent reminder that we are living in a great time for creative, weird, intelligent, and subversive comedy.
Trevor Noah took a ride with Jerry Seinfeld for the latter’s web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and talked about how he reacted to landing his new gig hosting The Daily Show. He also awkwardly schooled Seinfeld about racism in South Africa.
"Time was when a woman comedian had to make herself ugly, cross her eyes, or fall down in order to get laughs. Her hair stuck straight up in the air–or else it resembled a ragmop. And it didn't hurt any if she was a few dozen pounds overweight," is the lede to this New York Times piece from 1970 about the rise of…
Lauren O'Brien figured out a great way to beat the frustration of L.A. traffic.
Hear any good stories about funny women getting mentioned as possibilities for roles in major Hollywood films lately? Let me guess: Tina Fey, Melissa McCarthy, Amy Poehler...sound familiar? That's because those women are on the so-called "short list" in many studio casting offices.
At a stand up show in Auckland, New Zealand, Jackass alum Steve-O demonstrated that not only is he adept at making funny faces whilst humiliating himself, he also has a real gift for humiliating people who pay to see him do comedy.
This month's issue of Cosmopolitan devotes a sizable amount of ink to Q&A's with the women of SNL, complete with a photo spread of the comedians at a fake girly slumber party wearing girly pjs that cost more than most semi-successful comedians get paid to headline a half hour set. As with everything of or related to…
Next week's episode of Law & Order: SVU contains a special treat: a plot line centered around a RAPE JOKE GONE WILD. Stop me if you've heard this one.
Joan Rivers, the legendary groundbreaking comedian thrice convicted of fashion police brutality, made one New Yorker's Christmas by gifting him with an ornament from her QVC collection and a hand-signed note. New York City is a weird, weird place.
Are you watching MTV's Nikki & Sara Live? Because it's pretty great, like having a slumber party with the girls you thought you were never cool enough to be friends in high school with but who turn out to be super nice. Case in point: how the show's hosts — comedians Nikki Glaser and Sara Schaefer — reacted to being…
I think we all wish we were at that party.
Lisa Lampanelli, a comedian who's the self-proclaimed "queen of mean"*, is over on Twitter being a real idiot. Her psuedo provocative act is tiring, and this is really, really not OK. No matter how many times she talks about how she slept with a black man, the n-word is still off-limits. Let me try to put this in…
A few years ago, at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, a young comedian was doing a set for a crowd there to see the main performer, Hannibal Buress.
I really wish this version had made it to the theaters, I blame the MPAA and their ridiculous ratings. Anyway, I have no idea why Avery Monsen didn't take off back then, but maybe the world wasn't ready yet? Y'all ready for this now?
Brown face in Halloween costumes? Not cool, according to Aziz Ansari, the comedian behind Parks & Recreation’s Tom Haverford, the most spot-on, pitch-perfect and hyphen-hyperbole-inducing portrayal of douchebaggery in a generation.