Comedy

‘SNL’s’ Political Comedy Isn’t Too Conservative, It’s Not Conservative — Or Liberal — Enough

Reports of SNL‘s decline are, and always have been, greatly exaggerated; the comedy institution has its ups and downs, but 40 years in, the show remains a reliable source of talent and, more importantly, good sketches. It’s no secret, however, that the show’s political humor isn’t exactly at the top of its game. Of the recent highlights, like Mike O’Brien’s short films or Kate McKinnon’s Justin Bieber impression, few originated in the broadcast’s opening minutes, SNL‘s traditional home for topical bits. And in a recent interview with Grantland’s Bill Simmons, alum Horatio Sanz offered his theory as to why. … Read More

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Horatio Sanz Discusses His Problems with ‘SNL”s Conservatism

Horatio Sanz spoke with Grantland’s Bill Simmons about having recently given a critical interview for the update of James Andrew… Read More

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Comedy Central Is Cutting Paul Walker Jokes from the Justin Bieber Roast

A plethora of insults were uttered during the taping of Comedy Central’s Justin Bieber Roast, but jokes about Bieber’s… Read More

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“People Don’t Know What the Word ‘Feminism’ Means”: Amy Schumer on Internet Trolls, Her Comic Persona, and ‘Trainwreck’

AUSTIN, TX: “Judd Apatow is like an oracle,” Amy Schumer says of the director of her new starring vehicle Trainwreck, which premiered Sunday at the SXSW Film Festival. “If you look at people that are huge stars now, he put them in movies before you knew who they were, and he just has a good sense.” Then, as she does onstage, she catches herself, hears herself, and continues, “Not that I’m saying, like, ‘Guys, this is the last time you’ll see me, I’m about to blow up,’ but I’m saying…” We laugh, and she laughs, but it’s not exactly a joke; based on Trainwreck’s gangbusters reception, Amy Schumer is about to be a major movie star. And we’re ready for it. … Read More

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Polls Show Americans Want Tina Fey to Host ‘The Daily Show’

The polls are closed and the votes are in: America’s choice to replace Jon Stewart once he departs from … Read More

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Steve Carell Becomes Fabio in Hilarious (and Perhaps Arousing?) Clip

Italian fashion model and butter-substitute fanatic Fabio Lanzoni (or, plainly, Fabio) has been a cultural laughing (and to some,… Read More

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How Kate McKinnon’s Bonkers ‘SNL’ Impression Could Actually Help Hillary Clinton

Move over, Amy Poehler. Kate McKinnon’s Saturday Night Live cold open as an extremely ambitious Hillary Clinton, a presidential wannabe making only a passing attempt to downplay her intentions, has got the chattering classes talking about how the impression might hurt her chances in 2016 — should she decide to run, of course. But an expert on gender, stereotyping, and political campaigns explains that McKinnon’s portrayal might actually help… Read More

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Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson Discuss Lena Dunham, Uber, Jewishness and Pubes in ‘NY Mag’ Cover Story

Through a walk in Gramercy Park, a meal at ABC Kitchen, and a strange late encounter with an enthusiastically… Read More

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Hannibal Buress Gets His Own Comedy Central Show

Hannibal Buress has brought a needed sense of puzzled calm to Broad City as Lincoln, the dentist who’s been in an undeclared… Read More

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Michael Kenneth Williams Will Be the Star of ‘The Spoils Before Dying’

The Wire‘s Michael Kenneth Williams has been announced as the star of the Funny or Die-produced The Spoils Before Dying, IFC’s follow… Read More

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