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SCTV Reunion Doc for Netflix Will Be Directed by Martin Scorsese

The cast of SCTV is reuniting on May 13 in Toronto for An Afternoon with SCTV, a live special in front of a studio audience, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. Netflix has ordered a documentary about the sketch comedy troupe that will center around the [...]

By Kenneth Arthur

Zach Woods Tells Conan About Being a ‘Nocturnal Anti-Semite’

Zach Woods went on Conan on Wednesday to promote the fifth season of Silicon Valley. One trait of his character that is revealed in a past episode is that he screams in his sleep in German, an idea that Woods says may have come from his own [...]

By Kenneth Arthur

‘Phantom Bread’: So Dumb, So Fun

It seems too easy: a Phantom Thread parody about a baker called Phantom Bread. Know what? It is that easy. Written by and starring Anna Salinas and Heather Alarcón Higginbotham, and deftly mapped to the source trailer by Colin Pierce, this [...]

By Luke Kelly Clyne

Mitzi Shore, Owner of The Comedy Store, Dies at 87

Mitzi Shore, c0-founder of The Comedy Store standup club in Hollywood, has died. Shore founded The Comedy Store in 1972 with her then-husband Sammy Shore, taking over full ownership in 1974 after their divorce, with such comedians as Jerry [...]

By Kenneth Arthur

Timothy Olyphant Confronts Seth Meyers On Their Friendship

Timothy Olyphant could soon be filming a long-awaited Deadwood movie, and serious drama is where he's most often found, but on Tuesday Olyphant was on Late Night stretching those comedy muscles even further while promoting a new season of Santa [...]

By Kenneth Arthur

T.J. Miller Charged with Calling In False Bomb Threat

Former Silicon Valley star T.J. Miller was arrested on Monday night and charged with calling in a false bomb threat, according to federal authorities. Miller was released on $100,000 bond on Tuesday after appearing before a U.S. District Judge [...]

By Kenneth Arthur

Bruce Willis Is Getting the Comedy Central Roast Treatment

After years of roasting some celebrities who may have been seen as "easy targets" such as Charlie Sheen, David Hasselhoff, and Donald Trump, Comedy Central is continuing in its quest to aim their Comedy Central Roast at more mainstream figures. [...]

By Kenneth Arthur

Kevin Smith Standup Special Headed to Showtime

Kevin Smith nearly died of a heart attack in late February, just after finishing the first night of taping a new standup special, Kevin Smith: Silent But Deadly. Smith cancelled the second night of his show, went to the hospital, survived the [...]

By Kenneth Arthur

Essential Advice for Your First Party, by Matt Corluka

If you’re here, in my class, then you already know my story. Until I was 21, I’d never been to a party. And then everything changed. I went to a party, I learned the tricks, and yes, it was the first and last time I felt alive. Let’s begin.

By Brian Boone

‘The Simpsons’ Defends Itself Against Apu Stereotype Accusations

Comedian Hari Kondabolu has been voicing his disappointment in the harmful stereotypes he sees within The Simpsons' character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon for over a half-decade, and on Sunday night the writers of the show finally gave a response to [...]

By Kenneth Arthur

Chadwick Boseman Hosts a Silly Yet Woke ‘SNL’

CARDI B IS PREGNANT!!!! Also there was some live comedy. There episodes of SNL where the musical guest, for one reason or another, outshines the host. The best sketch of Larry David’s latest episode had more Miley Cyrus than him in it. But [...]

By Bethy Squires