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  • Hannibal Buress calls out Bill Cosby on stage, bringing up past accusations declaring, “You’re A Rapist”

    Buress CosbyHannibal 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

    Russell Brand responds to Donald Trump argument, calling him a “hungry hippo”

    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

    Leslie Jones added to the cast of “Saturday Night Live” as featured player

    Leslie JonesIn 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

    “Last Week Tonight” creates an all-dog Supreme Court

    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

    Amy Poehler producing church comedy for NBC with Aisha Muharrar

    The Queen of NBC has picked up a new project. With the hit show Parks and Recreation coming to an end this year, Amy Poehler has signed on to produce a new comedy written by fellow Parks co-executive producer Aisha Muharrar. According to Deadline, the untitled show will be a single-cam work place comedy that follows “a young, agnostic woman who inherits a church and the crew of strong-willed characters who make up her new community.”

    Poehler has been flexing her producing muscles executive producing the new runaway hit show on Comedy Central, Broad City, which will air it’s second season next year. Poehler had also sold a pilot, Old Soul, centered around a retirement home that wasn’t picked up, is bringing her brother’s Welcome to Sweden to America, and is producing a pilot from Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner over at USA.

    Muharrar has written for Fox’s animated comedy Sit Down, Shut Up, and has been on the Parks writing staff since the show’s early beginnings. She’s written many great episodes including season 4’s “Born & Raised,” “Operation Ann,” season 5’s “Ron & Dianne” and more.

    Fox trims “Mulaney” series order to 13

    The talk of the fall (hell, year) has been all about John Mulaney’s new sitcom Mulaney. The show was originally turned down by NBC, a call that shocked many, then was picked up by FOX. Unfortunately, FOX recently decided to trim its season one order from 16 episodes to 13. According to Deadline, Mulaney just wrapped up its 13th episode and was about to start production on episode 14 before Fox halted production. After airing two episodes, the show is off to a slow start.

    The sitcom has received an unusually high barrage of criticism. Duo the show’s hype around its star, the show has earned both overly-high expectations and overly-low ones as well before the series even aired. The series received pretty mixed reviews since. While the scale-back is a little worrisome, 16 episodes is an unusually high order for a new series. With three other straight-to-series rookie shows at FOX this fall, this could be more of a financial move that actually benefits Mulaney in the long run. We’ll have to see.

    Mulaney airs on Sundays at 9:30pm est.

    Key & Peele set first joint film “Keanu” for production next year

    The duo behind Comedy Central’s hit show Key & Peele, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have set their first joint feature film over at New Line. According to Deadline, the project will start production next spring.

    The duo have been attached to multiple film projects over the past year, including a Police Academy reboot, a Judd Apatow flick, and a Key & Peele spinoff featuring beloved substitute teacher, Mr.Garvey. Their first film however will be titled Keanu, and tells the story of friends who pose as drug dealers to infiltrate the criminal underworld to retrieve a stolen cat named, Keanu. The film was written by Peele and Alex Rubens who write for Key & Peele and Community.

    It’s certainly an interesting choice for a debut film. Either way, it looks like we’ll be seeing Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele on the big screen a lot for the next few years (at least).

    This week in comedy: IFC brings back some shows

    The Birthday BoysThe past few weeks have seen some interesting and hilarious developments on Saturday Night Live, but with that show on a small hiatus until November 1, the late night circuit instead provided the most laughter this week. Some of today’s funniest faces popped up on Tonight Show, Conan, and Late Night With Seth Meyers, among others.

    – In the relatively small amount of SNL news currently making headlines, this past weekend’s Bill Hader-hosted SNL revealed that his most beloved character, Stefon, is pregnant…with former SNL-player-turned-late-night-host Seth Meyers’ baby. A sketch left out of the episode surfaced a couple of days later displayed Hader in tiptop comedic shape as a gossip-loving coal miner. The show will return on November 1 with Chris Rock as host and Prince as musical guest.

    – A more dystopian fiasco occurred during comedian Adam Newman’s New York set over the weekend, as flashlight-bearing police burst through the crowd to arrest someone. Where this gets really bizarre is that, when Newman tried to make jokes about the police interference, the boys in blue commanded him to “shut the f**k up!” If you don’t believe it, it’s all on video. Read More