An Onion video released Tuesday about a fake NYPD "stop-and-kiss" policy, "which allows officers to kiss anyone who they think looks suspicious," is upsetting a lot of people on the internet who think it's real. Dumb people treating Onion [...]
Last month, online retailer Amazon released its first batch of original TV pilots online, allowing viewers to have a hand in deciding which ones get picked up to full series. With the broadcast networks announcing which pilots they're picking [...]
Here's a never-before-scene, hour-long interview with the Onion News Network team, recorded at the Paley Center in 2011. Representing ONN are producer Liz Koe and writers John Harris, Carol Kolb, Lang Fisher, and Dan Mirk. The conversation [...]
A day full of such IFC joy cannot avoid bringing with it a little IFC sadness. The Onion News Network has made its last broadcast and will not return for a third season. Fingers crossed that we can still get our video fix on the Onion website.
"Why r ppl not RT this surely they cannot be that stupid!" writes Michael Robinson on Twitter, in response to this video about the CIA using Facebook via their "Overlord" Mark Zuckerberg. But they can be that stupid, Michael. They can. As [...]
There's too soon, and then there is impressively soon; this video is from the ONN episode airing this week. In it, the Onion News Network offers a preview of the new Steve Jobs 2, an updated version of the late great Apple founder that includes [...]
I walk over to Suzanne Sena, the star of satirical news program Onion News Network, which premieres tonight at 10 p.m. for its second season on IFC, and after only 15 seconds of conversation, something is immediately clear: I’m not sure whether [...]
SNL has just hired another new writer for the upcoming new season: Funny or Die's Chris Kelly. Kelly left a staff job as a writer/director at the Onion News Network this spring (something he wrote about here on Splitsider) to head west to be a [...]
We got a hot, throbbing anonymous tip that the writers of the Onion News Network joined WGA-East as of today, thus staving off the need for us to force guffaws while listening to NPR. "The ONN writers stood together and won real improvements,” [...]
This morning marks the deadline for a potential ONN writers strike, as well as a serious blow to our right to uninterrupted comedy broadcasting. As of this morning, failed negations between the Writers Guide of America-East and The Onion, Inc. [...]
There are few things better than The Onion's Joad Cressbeckler, so I was of course excited to see today's new installment of The Cressbeckler Stance. In this episode, Joad tackles the issue of gay marriage, which he is for, as how else are you [...]
In a video conceived by Chris Kelly, the kindergartner who wrote Fast Five chats with The Onion's Today Now! about his new action-packed film. Though he may not be old enough to not pee his pants when he's asleep, Chris Morgan knows what [...]
IFC has released a couple of new clips from The Onion News Network, which premieres on the 22nd. Above, "Snowy Conditions Proving Hazardous For Nation's Idiots." Below, "Kim Jong Il Ends Nuclear Program For Lead in Next Batman." Yep, it's the [...]
The Onion has two new shows coming next month, one on Comedy Central and one on IFC. The first to premiere will be Onion SportsDome on Comedy Central, which kicks off on Tuesday, January 11 at 10:30 p.m. Those handsome gents above are the hosts.
The Onion News Network is a goldmine, consistently pumping out amazing videos week after week. So it's exciting to see them moving to TV with a 30-minute show on IFC debuting this January 21st. The first trailer for the show, called "FactZone," [...]