During last night’s Conan, poor Andy Richter sneezed. This might not seem like a big deal, but we’re living in Ebola times. The show was then halted to provide live coverage of patient a CDC patient transportation using the brand new Ebola protocols. It might be a scary world we live in, but at The Big Bang Theory is coming to an end.
In case you haven’t hears, writer, Parks and Recreations scribe, Twitter genius Megan Amram wrote a book. The satirical Science… For Her!, blends science and Cosmo magazine together for a textbook the ladies can finally get behind. Subjects include: this Spring’s ten most glamorous ways to die; tips for hosting your own big bang; what religion is right for your body type; and the most pressing issue facing women today: kale!
After releasing a music video to promote the book last week, Amram announced on her Tumblr she was going on a book tour. Amram will visit six cities between November 5th and 15th, including Portland, Brooklyn, and even Toronoto (you lucky Canucks). Joining Amram at select stops will be John Hodgeman, Megan Mullaly, and Amram’s mom Dr. Carol Lee (amongst others). Science… For Her! hits digital and real shelves on Tuesday, November 4th. You can pre-order your copy now on Amazon. Read More
When a player is not beating another person up or retiring due to lazy concussion policies, the hottest topic in the NFL is the Washington Redskins terrible name. The team and it’s fans have made it clear they do not want to change their pretty racist name (they even released a commercial with polls to show how much everyone “loves” their totally not offensive name. Because that’s what all teams do.) Comedian Hari Kondabolu has found a new creative outlet to help explain racism. In his new campaign video, Kandabolu offers a compromise: keep the name, change the logo to a severely sunburned white guy. The campaign calls fans to make their own logos, and tweet them to Redskins with the hashtag #NewRedskinsLogo and will later be added to newredskinslogo.com. “You see, it doesn’t matter how old your tradition is. If enough people tell you that it’s hurting them, maybe you should reevaluate your choices.”
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Jonathan Katz may be getting every so slightly up there in age, but he’s no less funny for it. His quasi-autobiographical animated sitcom Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, has aged nicely too; what better time, then, to bring it to life on stage? Dr. Katz Live, out now, is exactly that. Taped at a live San Francisco show, this new album boasts the appearance of both of Katz’ former Professional co-stars Sarah Silverman and H. Jon Benjamin. Better yet, younger faces feature: B.J. Novak, Eugene Mirman, and Andy Kindler all contribute.
Dr. Katz Live feels like an appropriate follow-up to the 2007 Comedy Central special An Evening with Dr. Katz: Live from the Comedy Central Stage. Both feature Silverman and Benjamin performing live-action as their sitcom characters, but somehow the new CD feels even more fresh and hysterical. The unwound and neurotic patients of both the original series and the 2007 special can be felt vividly and hilariously throughout Dr. Katz Live, which is a welcome throwback to a show that still feels like it never left. Read More
FX got a huge bump in ratings and broke records with their colossal “Every Simpsons Ever’ marathon. Since then, the channel has focused on providing a four to six hour block dedicated to the beloved animated series Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. Just in case that wasn’t enough, FX today released all 552 episodes available to stream online.
What?! Yes, you can have your own Simpsons marathon whenever you like. Simpsons World will offer every episode of The Simpsons ever and can be accessed through SimpsonsWorld.com or the FXNow app starting today. Read More
Hannibal Buress calls out Bill Cosby on stage, bringing up past accusations declaring, “You’re A Rapist”
Hannibal Buress had a few choice words for legendary comedian Bill Cosby from the stage during a stop in Philadelphia at the Trocadero. Cosby is a well known native to Philadelphia and Buress went on an comedic rant about the city’s native son, pointing out the hypocrisy and righteous stance Cosby often takes when it comes to social issues yet he himself isn’t as squeaky clean as some think.
For those unfamiliar with the story, Cosby came under fire in the mid 2000s with lawsuits from a over a dozen women who claimed to be drugged and sexually assaulted by the comedian. The accusations dated back decades. The statute of limitations ran out on some and others were settled out of court. However, Cosby was never publicly accused of rape. Read More
For those that follow social media, you would know that Donald Trump recently took to Twitter and released a series of Tweets aimed at comedian Russell Brand after seeing the comedian make an appearance on The Tonight Show. In a series of Tweets (which also took a few shots at the President and Ebola) Trump stated that he was dumbfounded as to what Katy Perry saw in Brand and wondered why anyone was a fan of the British Comedian. Read More
In a move that has seemed more and more obvious with each passing week. Lorne Michaels has called Saturday Night Live writer and stand-up comedian Leslie Jones as a featured cast member. She will begin her run with this week’s episode, which is hosted by Jim Carrey.
Jones has been a writer for SNL since early 2014 and was one of the 12 ladies Michaels was determined to find a black woman to join the cast. Sasheer Zamata ended up joining the cast at the time but Jones was brought on as a writer. Read More
After an initial short stint, The Comeback is… coming back to HBO. Lisa Kudrow stars in the sitcom that follows D-list celebrity Valerie Cherish as she attempts to climb back into the spotlight. After a few teasers, HBO finally revealed the first full trailer for the series’ return. The Comeback premiers on November 9th at 10pm.
John Oliver returned with Last Week Tonight this Sunday on HBO. While the Supreme Court doesn’t allow cameras into the court room, they do provide audio from their proceedings for the media to use. The problem is is that these audio clips with no good visuals are just too boring. Enter Oliver. Oliver and crew spent a lot of time and money to create an all-animal Supreme Court. Headed by a team of dogs, a duck assistant, and a chicken court stenography “who is just doing his best to keep up,” this footage to free to the media to use. Want one Supreme Court justice to hump the other? Oh, we got that! Read More