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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

    Chris Rock isn’t feeling the need to be funny anymore in the trailer for “Top Five”

    The trailer for Chris Rock’s new movie has hit the web. Top Five has a bit of an autobiographical vibe to it as Rock portrays a comedian who is at the point in his career where he’s trying to possibly make a change. He’s about to get married to a Reality TV star, and he’s not sure he wants to make funny movies anymore and try something else. If we can draw real world parallels then this means he doesn’t want to make any more Grown Ups movies anymore? Read More

    Joan Rivers cause of death revealed

    Joan RiversJoan Rivers died of a therapeutic complication, according to the New York City Medical Examiner’s Office. Basically this means the official cause of death is lack of blood oxygen to the brain in a “predictable complication” of throat surgery.

    Rivers passed on September 4th after she was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC, a few days after she stopped breathing while undergoing a procedure and placed in a medically induced coma.

    The findings were released today in a statement by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner: Read More

    Revisiting the comedic mind of Richard Jeni

    “Going to war over religion is basically killing each other to see who’s got the better imaginary friend.”

    That’s one of my favorite Richard Jeni jokes. Probably because it’s the first I’ve ever heard of and was such a succinct and on-point summation to what an impressionable teen was discovering about religion.

    When it comes to Richard Jeni, there aren’t many comedians better on stage, he was a master at constructing a joke and even better acting it out on stage. Jeni was a driven man, haunted by his quest to be the best comic and to get mainstream recognition for it. This desire not only drove him to develop and harness an incredible presence and act on stage, but also the one that set him on the track to his demise. Read More

    NYPD arrest audience member during Adam Newman’s stand-up set, heckle the comedian with a nice “Shut the f*ck up!”

    Adam Newman, UCBThis weekend comedian Adam Newman was doing a spot at UCB Theater in New York, when 4 New York Police Department cops came into the theater with flashlights in the middle of his set to arrest someone in the audience. When Newman directs his attention to the part of the room where the commotion is happening, he gets yelled at by the police officers telling him to, “Shut the f*ck up!” It’s a surreal moment where Newman isn’t 100% sure what’s going on and definitely not sure how to respond by being heckled by the police. Read More

    Let’s watch a cut sketch from this weekend’s SNL “Coal Miners”

    If you haven’t read our recap of it yet, we felt Bill Hader’s hosting gig of Saturday Night Live this weekend was one of the best we’ve seen in a while. Which is unfortunate when we heard that the show hit a ratings low, Gotham gets the hero it deserves sometimes. But pay no attention to that arglebargle because the Hader hosted episode was fantastic for all the right reasons, just enough nostalgia with plenty of new fun moments. In this sketch that got cut after dress rehearsal, Hader tried his best to keep it together when using small wiener metaphors as a “Gossipy Coal Miner.” Our guess as to why it was cut is probably because knowing he’d crack during Stefon, producers didn’t want too much of Bill Hader losing it in one episode.

    Bill Hader hosted “Saturday Night Live”: Stefon is pregnant

    …and Seth Meyers is the father!

    Whenever an SNL alum returns to the show there’s two things we can bet the farm on 1) 1 or their classic characters will be revived for nostalgia and 2) We’ll more than likely see another alum (usually from the same cast) show up and play along with them. Yes, we realize this comes on the heels of none of these happening last week when Sarah Silverman hosted, but that episode was the outlier to this phenomenon. Read More

    Dane Cook to record a SiriusXM Unmasked interview at Carolines on Broadway

    SiriusXM is once again running an Unmasked taping for a comedian. This time around the guest to sit down with Ron Bennington, and talk about his career is Dane Cook. Bennington and Cook will set up shop in Caroline’s On Broadway in Times Square NYC on Wednesday October 15th at 3pm. It should be said that on the 11th, Dane’s new stand-up special (and directorial debut) Troublemaker will premiere on Showtime.

    Want to be in the audience? Fire up your Twitter machine and request tickets. But this is Unmasked dude, there are rules. Read More