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Why Late Night Needs More Hosts Like Larry Wilmore

On Monday, which was somewhat appropriately Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Comedy Central debuted The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore. To describe the program would be redundant by now: Throughout the week, every culture site worth its salt — including this one, naturally — has made note of the new late-night show, hosted by former Daily Show correspondent and TV writer Larry Wilmore. With his first week in the can and only four episodes under his belt, Wilmore has not only demonstrated that he’s a skilled, funny host and an adept panel moderator but has also, indirectly, proved why late night needs more hosts like him — you know, ones who aren’t white dudes. … Read More

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‘Broad City’ Season 2 Episode 2 Recap: “Mochalatta Chills”

If Broad City consisted only of the cold opens, I would still watch just as eagerly week-to-week. “Mochalatta Chills” begins with Abbi and Ilana working a small time hustle at the movie theaters, the one that we’re all familiar with: Get tickets for one movie, then sneak in to a few more. It’s a lovely sequence of the two friends having fun (and features some cool directing choices, such as them on the escalator) and going from movie to movie. Then, at the end, they return to the sleepy (and likely stoned) employee at the box office with “complaints” so they snag their way into another pair of free movie passes. Another small victory that means volumes. … Read More

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Comedy Central to Roast Justin Bieber

Comedy Central has picked its next Roastee/victim for its Comedy Central Roasts: Justin Bieber.

While the Comedy Central Roasts have… Read More

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‘Broad City’ Season 2 Premiere Recap: “In Heat”

Summer in New York City can be both the best and the worst thing. The excitement about being able to hang outside and enjoy the warmth quickly morphs into a hatred of being sticky on the subway platform, sweating on the sidewalks, being catcalled in shorts, and having air conditioners drip on you. Broad City understands the plight of summer heat, especially the biggest one: Getting a cheap air conditioner.  … Read More

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‘Kroll Show’ Focuses on Character Development in Hilarious Final Season

The news that Kroll Show‘s third season would be its last was bittersweet. Nick Kroll’s sketch comedy series is brilliant, unique, and so utterly hilarious that nothing would make me happier than new episodes every week for years and years to come. But thankfully, Kroll Show doesn’t want to overstay its welcome by becoming one of those shows that grows stale and repetitive. If Season 3 — which premieres tonight on Comedy Central — is any indication, though, Nick Kroll has enough material for all of eternity. … Read More

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The Spiritual Ennui of Stephen Colbert’s High-Wire Performance

Goodbye, “Stephen Colbert!” Hello Stephen Colbert, person and brand new host of the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. On the occasion of the passing of “Stephen Colbert” — pronounced the French way, name always in scare quotes — a significant amount of ink has been spilled on his genius; however, we also noticed that when it came to the Flavorwire staff, a significant amount of us had, well, fatigue regarding the “Stephen Colbert” narrative as the rogue truthiness hero in the media. Can you keep well-honed satire sharp and dangerous for nearly a decade? Should you? While there’s no denying that “Stephen Colbert” was a performance for the ages, are we going to miss The Colbert Report? Here are some reasons why we’re ready for Stephen Colbert, the man. … Read More

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Watch Abbi Jacobson in Her Natural Habitat, Bed Bath & Beyond, in New ‘Broad City’ Clip

In which we learn that Lincoln has a blog called “The Al Dente Dentist” (as Ilana points out, “The… Read More

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‘Kroll Show’ Is Ending For the Most ‘Kroll Show’ Reason: The Character Circle Is Complete

Yesterday, Nick Kroll announced that his Comedy Central sketch comedy series, Kroll Show, would be ending after its third season, which premieres January 13. Of course, it sucks if you’re a Kroll Show fan to think that they’ll be no more new “Too Much Tuna” or “PubLIZity” after this year, but reading Kroll’s explanation, it’s hard to feel like there isn’t dignity in this move. Considering the meta and enmeshed world Kroll and his cohorts — like Jon Daly, Jenny Slate, John Mulaney, Amy Poehler, and Chelsea Peretti — have created in just two seasons so far, it seems like a graceful move that pays respect to the distinct characters that Kroll somehow connects and the viewers who love them. The Atlantic went as far as to deem the move noble, and a model for other showrunners. … Read More

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Amy Schumer and the ‘Inside Amy Schumer’ Team Fought for and Won the Right to Say “Pussy” on Comedy Central

Ah, chivalry. Men holding doors, paying for the drinks, bleeping the word “pussy” on Comedy Central because it’s obscene, while… Read More

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‘Nathan For You’s’ “Dumb Starbucks” Episode Exceeds Expectations

A few months ago, everyone became temporarily obsessed with a “Dumb Starbucks” store that had popped up in Los Angeles. It was a blatant parody of Starbucks — the name, the logo, the drinks, the Norah Jones soundtrack — but with the word “dumb” in front of everything. No one was quite sure what it was: An actual coffee shop? A statement on consumerism? Banksy’s latest creation? As it turns out (and as a few people cleverly assumed), Dumb Starbucks was a creation of Nathan Fielder, for his brilliant show Nathan For You. The much-anticipated “Dumb Starbucks” episode finally aired last night and not only did it live up to the hype, but it went above and beyond.  … Read More

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