The Chris Gethard Show will begin production on Fusion next week. Today, the show’s host himself announced that the premiere date will be on May 28th at 10pm and the ladies from Broad City, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer will be show’s first guests. Gethard will also welcome The Front Bottoms as the show’s first musical guests, a band that have appeared on the show in the past and two ladies that are UCB alums just like Gethard himself. And all is right with the world.
Yeah, it sounds gruesome as hell, but that’s what happened.
Shane Mauss is set to release his third stand-up comedy album titled, My Big Break, and this time he didn’t have to look far for inspiration. You see, a few months back, Mauss was hiking and misjudged the height of a cliff on a jump. The result were two, yes two, shattered feet and some of his strongest work to date.
Mauss had surgery to fix his feet which included some screws to put him back together. Let’s be honest, if you peep the album art, you might just think Shane is more machine than man at this point. My Big Break will hit stores on Tuesday, May 26 and b available at all digital retailers.
Patton Oswalt’s tribute to David Letterman, “Thank you for never putting yourself above the oddness you so clearly delighted in”
Tomorrow evening will be David Letterman’s final night of hosting late night television. It will be an emotional evening for many involved. Not surprisingly comedians all over the place are paying tribute to one of their comedy icons. We’ve heard from the likes of Jim Gaffigan, Norm MacDonald, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, and Jimmy Fallon about what Dave means to them. Today, Patton Oswalt, who for some reason always seems to have the right words to say in instances like this, penned letter to his late night hero and it goes something like this. Read More
On Friday, Ed Helms gave a graduation speech at the University of Virginia However. During that time the actor/comedian took more than a few pot shots at Rolling Stone and the fallout from it’s article it posted about the a false rape story. “It has been said that a rolling stone gathers no moss… I would add that sometimes a rolling stone also gathers no verifiable facts or even the tiniest morsels of journalistic integrity.” Helms stated to the graduating crowd. But he wasn’t finished there, peppering his speech with other RS metaphors about rush to judgement, defining people, and labels.
For some reason Kyle Mooney’s Bruce Chandling sketch always seems to be cut from Saturday Night Live. But that’s okay, because we have the internet where we can see the failed comedian character at work. Case in point, last night’s sketch where Louis C.K. accidentally ends up stealing Chandling’s material. Resulting in another great re-imagining of Louie’s opening sequence. Oh, and Bobby Moynihan drinks ketchup.
Season 40 of Saturday Night Live must’ve been a particularly grueling one for the cast and writers of the show. Not only managing to actually churn out the show every week, but the super grand SNL 40 episode that by the time this season came to an end, it’s very easy to see them gas out in the final episode. Rather than do that, they knocked it out of the park with easily one of the strongest episodes of the season. The relied on Louis C.K. who has been a super strong host in the three times he’s helmed the wheel. Last night was no different, delivering a monologue most thin skinned will be groaning about the next day and some of the edgiest moments we saw all year. Read More
Who knew Norm MacDonald was so sensitive? During his final appearance on Late Show with David Letterman last night, Norm performed some stand-up. He then ended his set by stating just how much Dave meant to him. Norm then told a joke he heard Letterman tell when he was 13 that became his favorite joke. Then, while barely being able to fight back the tears, Norm fired off a heartfelt, “I love you.” Read More
Amy Schumer and Judd Apatow are kicking off a Trainwreck Comedy Tour for charity and to promote their new movie
This summer is the summer that Amy Schumer might just take over the world. Not only is her new season of Inside Amy Schumer inspiring countless thought pieces on how awesome she is (which are true) but her hotly anticipated Judd Apatow movie Trainwreck is poised to make her a star.
Schumer and Apatow are hitting the road this June for a string of A-list comedy stand-up shows featuring her Trainwreck co-stars Colin Quinn, Dave Attell, Mike Birbiglia and Vanessa Bayer for a series of shows benefiting various charities.
It’s something Apatow wanted to make happen for a while now. He he recently said in Vulture, “It was always a dream of mine to do those types of shows. All I really want is, for when I’m onstage, the audience continues to think a comedian is onstage.” Read More
TruTV is getting into the scripted comedy mix by greenlighting The Grawlix TV show, Those Who Can’t and now we have a first look at the show. The show stars Adam Cayton-Holland, Ben Roy, Andrew Orvedahl, Maria Thayer, Rory Scovel, Kate Berlant and directed by The Nix Bros. It’s set to premiere in early 2016 but take a sneak peek now. Read More
Nothing can stay forever. Harry Shearer, an original voice actor and cast member of The Simpsons is leaving the show after contract negotiations didn’t come together. According to statements from the show’s reps, Shearer was, “offered the same deal the rest of the cast accepted, and passed.” A deal that is reportedly worth 14 million dollars. Exec producer Al Jean also told the NY Times that his characters will be “recast with the finest voiceover talent available.” Read More