The folks at Grantland made the very wise decision to recruit Hannibal Burress to be a basketball correspondent. They sent him to a Cavs/Pelican’s game to try to report on star Anthony Davis. Davis left the game very early on (7 minutes) but Buress managed to turn it into comedy gold by taking advantage of being courtside, including an attempt to get an interview with LeBron James and taking part in the losing team’s press conference. We feel strongly that this should be a full time endeavor for Buress. Read More
Jeff Dunham fans listen up!
Today, the beloved comedian is running a fun contest that will stretch nationally all over the continental United States. All you have to do is follow Jeff on Twitter today for him to share clues that involve your chance to win some prizes. Including copies of his latest stand-up special, All Over The Map. All fans have to do is pay attention to the directions given by the comedian as to where in their city they can do to get their hands on some schwag. Literally anywhere in the US is fair game for the contest.
Over the course of the day Jeff will send out a tweets and use #WinAllOverTheMap. So team up with your friends or go at it alone and win some stuff just in time for the holidays.
Stephen Colbert gets massive sing-along send off from celebs as “The Colbert Report” signs off one last time
About an hour ago, Stephen Colbert and The Colbert Report signed off for the last time. It’s bittersweet and we’re already imagining the think pieces that we’ll read these next few weeks breaking down the cultural relevance of a show that started off as a singular joke and lasted nine glorious years. Read More
Today is the day we’ve all been waiting for! No, not Christmas morning, it’s the final episode of the NPR Podcast, Serial. And since we’re all waiting for baited breath as to how it will wrap all things up. Funny Or Die and Michaela Watkins have their own take on how the final episode will end. How do you think Adnon’s story will end?
This weekend Saturday Night Live’s final episode of 2014 will air and we have Amy Adams in the host seat with those adorable Brits One Direction holding down musical guest spots. The last ep is always a fun one because its usually chock full of great cameos and alums as SNL goes strongly into the night, when it returns a few weeks later. NBC just released these promo spots and they show just how excited Adams is about the gig.
MTV2′s Guy Code comes back for a fifth season on Wednesday January 14th. In addition to regulars, Andrew Schulz, Charlamagne tha God, Chris Distefano, Damien Lemon, Jon Gabrus, Jordan Carlos and Lil Duval returning the network also announced there will be 13 new faces joining the ranks of the show. That’s right, 13 new cast members and in addition to web celebs and attractive model types, they’ve also enlisted the help of some great new comedic talent, including Monroe Martin, Byron Bowers, Fahim Anwar, and Aksaash Singh.
And for the completionists in your life, here’s all thirteen new cast members. Read More
When it was announced that Martin Freeman was going to host SNL we thought he’d handle the job really well. Particularly because he has an everyman-type of quality that would make him a great straight-man in sketches (and he did). Freeman delivered a great performance and we didn’t have much of a doubt. The night turned out some sketches that will go down as best of the year and introduced a new Weekend Update character to the world. Freeman and co turned in one of the strongest episodes of the season, which makes it back-to-back solids. Can we get three this month? Read More
The trailer for season 5 of Workaholics has hit the web and it’s an action-packed fest for all things from all action movies – car crashes, explosions, and some very NSFW nudity. It’s a rip-roaring time. Watch the gang to Mad Max all over the place.
For the last few years, MTV has pulled talent from the comedy community to host the MTV Movie Awards, and they’ve had a good track record – Aziz Ansari, Jason Sudeikis, Chelsea Handler, Conan O’Brien. For 2015, they’re giving the job to the one and only Amy Schumer.
Shumer’s been on a tear these last few years, her sketch comedy show Inside Amy Schumer is wildly popular and she’s been out on the road selling out theaters across the land. MTV to giving her hosting duties is just the icing on the cake and with any luck take her to the next level. The awards air on April 12th.
Here’s a vid of Amy making the announcement. Read More