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SNL Hires New Writers and Finally Another Black Castmember SNL Hires New Writers and Finally Another Black Castmember

When the 44th season of Saturday Night Live premieres on September 29, with Adam Driver and Kanye West as host and musical guest, respectively, there will be a few new voices in the mix. Ego Nwodim has joined the cast as a featured player, and four new comedians—Alan Linic, Alison Gates, Eli Mandel, and Bowen…

Norm MacDonald Had Louis C.K. Call Roseanne Barr to Give Her Advice Norm MacDonald Had Louis C.K. Call Roseanne Barr to Give Her Advice

Norm Macdonald is getting his own Netflix show because David Letterman felt sorry for him—why, I cannot be sure. And, because sympathy must be paid forward, Norm MacDonald feels sorry for Louis C.K. and Roseanne Barr—two people who do not need anyone’s sympathy, as evidenced by recent actions. As you know, both C.K.…

Kathy Griffin on Louis C.K.: 'The Boys Club Closes Ranks and Protects Its Own' Kathy Griffin on Louis C.K.: 'The Boys Club Closes Ranks and Protects Its Own'

Kathy Griffin is speaking out about Louis C.K.’s comeback and how female comedians get pushed out of the industry.

Michael Che Has Unleashed His Bad Opinions About Louis C.K.'s Potential Comeback Michael Che Has Unleashed His Bad Opinions About Louis C.K.'s Potential Comeback

Much like Michael Ian Black before him (earlier this day), Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update” co-anchor Michael Che has an opinion about Louis C.K.’s potential comeback that I could really do without!

Netflix's Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj Will Arrive Just Before the Midterms Netflix's Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj Will Arrive Just Before the Midterms

Hasan Minhaj’s weekly comedy show will arrive just in time for the insanity of the 2018 midterm elections.

How Queer Comics Are Confronting Rape Culture How Queer Comics Are Confronting Rape Culture

Trauma and triumph have always been source material for queer performers. The difference now is that people with power are starting to pay attention: men, heterosexuals, cisgender people, white people—even the holy trinity of cishet white men. At the cutting edge of this cultural reckoning are comedians Hannah Gadsby,…

Sacha Baron Cohen Probably Punked Roy Moore, so Now I Will Watch His New Show Sacha Baron Cohen Probably Punked Roy Moore, so Now I Will Watch His New Show

Like many of you, I was a tad underwhelmed when, earlier this week, Sarah Palin was in the news again and it was all a comedian’s fault. Can’t some things stay in the past? Must all of America’s demons come back to haunt us at once in a great and terrible Republic ghost party? A moment’s peace, please!

Netflix Released the Trailer for Its Teen Movie About a Severed Penis

Netflix has a movie coming out on August 10 called The Package, and it’s about a group of five teenage friends who go camping in the woods for spring break (okay, sure) and the havoc that ensues. The havoc, in fact, includes one of the teen boys apparently cutting off his own dick in an unfortunate incident involving…

LeBron James Absolutely Must Be Cast As the Lead in a Comedy LeBron James Absolutely Must Be Cast As the Lead in a Comedy

If LeBron James isn’t cast as the lead funnyman in the film his production company just sold, there is no justice in this world. Because LeBron is indeed funny.

If I Have to Hear This Fox News Anchor Calling Roseanne 'Raunchy and Rough,' So Do You

Surprising no one, some Fox News anchors have already swooped in to defend Roseanne Barr after a racist Twitter rant led to the cancelation of her shitty ABC reboot that the world or at least I did not ask for.

Rebecca Corry on Louis C.K.: 'It’s Hell Making the Decision to Speak Out, and It’s Hell After' Rebecca Corry on Louis C.K.: 'It’s Hell Making the Decision to Speak Out, and It’s Hell After'

In a new op-ed for Vulture, comedian Rebecca Corry addresses questions she’d never have to answer in a more ideal world. As she points out in the first line of the article, it has been six months since she told the New York Times that Louis C.K. asked to masturbate in front of her and tone-deaf inquires about her…

Sarah Silverman Doesn't See Why Alleged Predators 'Can’t Continue Being Artists' Sarah Silverman Doesn't See Why Alleged Predators 'Can’t Continue Being Artists'

In a new profile for GQ’s Comedy Issue, Sarah Silverman talks about what to do with her pal Louis C.K., who you might remember was accused, for years, of being a serial exhibitionist who masturbated in front of women comedians, some without their consent, a rumor confirmed with a New York Times investigation last year…

Carol Burnett Explains How Close She Came to Being Shut Out of Her Legendary Career by Men Carol Burnett Explains How Close She Came to Being Shut Out of Her Legendary Career by Men

On Monday night, comedy queen Carol Burnett appeared on Conan where host Conan O’Brien asked her how things have changed for women in the industry since she came up. Boy, does she have a story.

I Won't Let the Mess in Washington Affect My Improv I Won't Let the Mess in Washington Affect My Improv

While I am frustrated by the divisions in present-day American society, and the terrible erosion of democratic norms in Washington, I can’t let that affect my progress in my level 3 improv class. I believe that comedy transcends politics—especially my comedy, which is really improving, my teacher says.

In Ali Wong's Hard Knock Wife Special, Motherhood Is a Queef-Filled Adventure In Ali Wong's Hard Knock Wife Special, Motherhood Is a Queef-Filled Adventure

In Ali Wong’s latest stand-up special Hard Knock Wife, she tells the audience near the top of the show: “I’ve been with my baby girl all day, everyday, and I love her so much, but I’m on the verge of putting her in the garbage.” What follows this statement is an hour of visceral comedy that explores motherhood,…

How Kathy Griffin Went From Sorry to Not Sorry She's Not Sorry

Last year, Kathy Griffin caved. In the wake of what must have felt like an avalanche of furor over the release of a picture of her holding up a Halloween mask made to look like the severed head of Donald Trump, she apologized repeatedly. Going into it, she knew what she was doing—video footage of her on set after the…

Mitzi Shore, Founder of Legendary L.A. Comedy Club, Has Died Mitzi Shore, Founder of Legendary L.A. Comedy Club, Has Died

Mitzi Shore, co-founder of famed comedy club The Comedy Store in Los Angeles, died Wednesday morning at the age of 87.

Michael Che (Still) Can't Take Criticism From Women Michael Che (Still) Can't Take Criticism From Women

On March 15, Daily Beast reporter Samantha Allen wrote a piece titled “Dear Ricky Gervais and Other Comics, Your Caitlyn Jenner ‘Jokes’ Are Getting Old.” Allen took issue with how often successful comedians used transphobic jokes in their comedy, citing the work of Ricky Gervais, Bill Burr, and Michael Che. She wrote:

Comic Accused of Rape Sues UCB for Reverse Gender Discrimination  Comic Accused of Rape Sues UCB for Reverse Gender Discrimination 

Aaron Glaser, a comic who was banned from the Upright Citizens’ Brigade amid anonymous allegations of rape, which subsequently went viral, has—as promised—sued UCB, UCB artistic director Shannon O’Neill, and managing director Alex Sidtis in federal district court for allegedly failing to conduct a formal hearing…

A Bunch of Louis C.K.'s Work Is Being Pulled From Distribution, Including I Love You, Daddy [Updated] A Bunch of Louis C.K.'s Work Is Being Pulled From Distribution, Including I Love You, Daddy [Updated]

Justice comes excruciatingly slowly and then all at once, as evidenced by the fallout from the recent allegations that Louis C.K. has a habit of masturbating in front of women against their will.

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