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  • About Andres du Bouchet’s tirade about the state of late night comedy

    Andres du BouchetThis weekend comedian, and longtime Conan writer Andres du Bouchet went on a Twitter tirade about the current state of late night television.

    Du Bouchet was seemingly fed up with the scene and its very broad approach to what it puts on the air. Du Bouchet didn’t name names, but declared that current shows are chock full of pranks, nostalgia plays, celebrity sketches, karaoke, mash-ups, and hashtags… summing everything up by calling it “Prom King Comedy,” and stating “shove your lip-syncing up your ass.”

    Du Bouchet has since deleted his tweets which is chock full of NSFW language, but does he have a point? Read More

    Inside Amy Schumer, Last Week Tonight are Peabody Award winners

    2015 PeabodyComedy Central and HBO have two new awards to put on their very large and numerous shelves of awards as both Inside Amy Schumer and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver are amongst the recipients of the 74th annual Peabody Award.

    To get you up to speed, The Peabodys are considered the “Pulitzer Prize of Radio” and were created by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) in 1940. In the years since, they’ve expanded to include TV, cable TV, and now online productions. Recipients are determined by a board based out of the University of Georgia. Here’s what they said about Schumer and Oliver’s shows. Read More

    First look at “Vacation” sequel as The Griswolds return to Wally World

    The Griswolds

    We’ve reported on a re-boot/sequel of the National Lampoon Vacation series for over three years now. It’s to star Ed Helms as the grown up Rusty Griswold who makes a return to Wally World with his wife (Cristina Applegate) and children. Leslie Mann is also on board the adult Audrey Griswold. The franchise is complete with appearances of Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo returning as Clark and Ellen Griswold. So the gang’s all back together. Read More

    Watch a teaser for “Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser,” due out on Crackle this summer

    Well, what do we have here? It’s the teaser for the sequel to a movie, some people saw and even few thought was going to get a sequel. But this is the age of the internet and Hollywood is officially out of ideas, so we now find ourselves looking down the barrel of Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser, which is set to premiere on Crackle this summer. The film also stars Christopher Walken, Dennis Miller, Brittany Daniel, Adam Beach, and Mark McGrath. Additionally, the writer/director Fred Wolf returned to direct the film with his co-writer David Spade.

    Eric Andre announced The Eric Andre Show’s return for season 4 on Conan

    Eric Andre crashed the set of Conan last night to make the very important announcement that The Eric Andre Show will return for a fourth season on [adult swim] rather than just tell this information to the public, he took the pinata approach. If you don’t know what that means, just watch the clip.

    HBO renews Silicon Valley and Veep

    Silicon ValleyHBO still has desires to stay in both the Presidential and Tech comedy spaces. This morning, less than 24 hours after the season 2 premiere of Silicon Valley, and season 4 premiere of Veep, HBO released a press release stating they’ve renewed both comedies for extra seasons.

    HBO president of programming Michael Lombardo stated “Veep and Silicon Valley are terrific series, and I’m immensely proud that they will return to HBO next year,” noted Lombardo. “Along with Game of Thrones and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, both of which have already been renewed for 2016, they give HBO a stellar Sunday night like no other.”

    He has a point here, is there a better night of television than Sunday night? And is there a better network for that than HBO? Put up an argument against it? Particularly when said night features Dragons and boobs in addition to TJ Miller going bonkers all over tech nerds.

    Don Rickles, Bill Murray, Tina Fey, Jerry Seinfeld, Howard Stern, and Steve Martin amongst Letterman’s final Late Show guests

    David LettermanWe’re about one month away from David Letterman winding down his stint as one of the greatest late night talk show hosts of all time on May 20th. Today CBS announced the guests lined up for Letterman’s final late night send off. This week’s guests include Sarah Jessica Parker, Billy Crystal, Michael J. Fox, Amy Sedaris, Kevin James, and Alec Baldwin. Many of Letterman’s favs. Additionally, many Late Show friends and regulars will be appearing in the weeks to come – Steve Martin, Tina Fey, Don Rickles, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks, Jerry Seinfeld, Robert Downey Jr., George Clooney, Julia Roberts, John Travolta, Jack Hanna, Michael Keaton, Ray Romano, Paul Rudd, Martin Short, Howard Stern, Bruce Willis, Elvis Costello, Dave Matthews Band, Mumford and Sons, Tom Waits, and Bill Murray. Murray was the first guest on Letterman’s Late Night NBC show when it 1982. Murray was also the first guest when Late Show premiered on CBS in 1993. So far, no word on when Letterman brings back Paris Hilton or if Drew Barrymore plans on one final table dance.

    Watch Amy Schumer’s opening sequence and monologue from the MTV Movie Awards

    Amy Schumer MTV

    Last night the MTV Movie Awards aired. Hopefully you followed the Twitter exploits of our managing editor Mark Says Hi! who was live tweeting the event on site in LA. Amy Schumer hosted the night of fun which was chock full of jokes about celebs and a bit of self depreciation as well. We already showed a great bit with her and some of her comedy friends, now check out Schumer kick the show’s intro and opening monologue. Read More

    Taraji P. Henson hosted Saturday Night Live: Cookie came out to play

    Taraji P. Henson

    You know it’s hard out there for a pimp. Taraji P. Henson has waiting many years to be an overnight success. From starring in Academy Award winning movies to critically acclaimed CBS dramas. But it wasn’t until the seemingly overnight success of her current project, Empire where Henson became a household name. And when that happens, the folks at Saturday Night Live came knocking and asked her to host the show and, it turns out, drop some killer Nicki Minaj and Wanda Sykes impersonations, that’s right, Henson has some moves. Let’s get to it. Read More

    Russell Peters states he was just “pranking” Trevor Noah when he called him a joke thief

    Russell Peters

    Remember back on Monday when Russell Brand called Trevor Noah a joke thief? Ya know, that time he went on a TV news show in another country and said that Noah not only stole some jokes, but he also stole the jokes from another comedian as well? Well, surprise ya’ll! It turns out Peters was just jokin’ and prankin’. Read More