There are only three episodes left in Saturday Night Live’s 40th season and now we know who will be hosting them. Scarlett Johansson is set to host the May 2 episode in lieu of Avengers: Age of Ultron out May 1. The musical guest for the episode will be Wiz Khalifa. Next up is Reese Witherspoon who will be hosting the May 9 episode. Like Johansson, Witherspoon’s latest movie, Hot Pursuit, also premieres the day before. The musical guest accompanying her will be Florence and the Machine. And finally, the season finale is in the hands of Louis C.K. on May 16. C.K.’s one of the best received SNL hosts of late, and his comedy special, Live at the Comedy Store, will be making its TV debut on FX on May 28. The final musical guest will be Rihanna, who has a couple of new singles and who is scheduled to release a new album some time this year.
If you found the “forced kiss” scene with commitment-phobe Pam uncomfortable in season four (where she tells him “This would be rape if you weren’t so stupid”), you probably squirmed and melted into your seat towards the end of last night’s first episode of Louie. Season five fired off on all cylinders, and that’s not in a good way – but in a “Louie” way. Read More
Dammnit! It was right there under all of our noses this entire time! With Louis C.K.’s excellent TV show Louie returning for a forth season this week and the folks at Nerdist decided to drop this perfectly toned Star Wars / Louie intro mash-up to get us even more excited for the season premiere. Damn, why didn’t we think of this? Our favorite wookie is a stand-up comedian working down in the Village and takes the same stop at West 4th to make the two block walk to the Comedy Cellar. Read More
Louis C.K. admits he campaigned against Jimmy being cast on Dana Carvey’s sketch show back in the ’90s and debuts his Jimmy Fallon impersonation.
According to Bill Simmons, Louis C.K., Amy Poehler, and Amy Schumer passed on being Jon Stewart’s replacement
By now, the news of Trevor Noah being named the successor to Jon Stewart on The Daily Show has spread throughout the land. In these situations we always wonder who else was on the list of potential replacements.
Well, according to sports writer/podcaster/pop culture fan Bill Simmons, Comedy Central set its sights on and ultimately were passed over by three comedy giants before ultimately making selecting Noah as the new anchor of their late night franchise. Read More
Last night, Jon Stewart hosted his telethon for Night of Too Many Stars, it was just what it sounds like. An evening where all the stars came out to raise money for the families of Autism. People with deep pockets were in the crowd to big on specialty items, including the chance to have Chris Rock be the spokesperson for your product. Louis C.K. takes you to a curtain call of a Broadway play, the previously mentioned Bob Barker/Adam Sandler redux, John Oliver committing a crime with a bidder, Gilbert Gottfried being Gilbert Gottfried, Sarah Silverman tells bidders things meant for her parents, and Paul Rudd… we cannot stress enough how much the wheel of Rudd was both hilarious and disturbing at the same time. Read More
Real talk time. On more than one occasion we’ve found ourselves singing the theme song to Louie quite often so when we saw this video we thought of ourselves, hard. The next season of the Louis C.K.’s award winning TV show debuts on FX April 9th. To celebrate, someone in marketing reached into our brains and tapped our innermost desires to walk up from the subway stop on West 4th, get a slice of pizza from Ben’s Pizza, and have an adventure at the Comedy Cellar. Read More
Louis C.K. is the biggest name in comedy right now, hands down. Sold Out shows at Madison Square Garden, a new hour long special, and a ground breaking television show all happening at the same time. Let’s turn on the way back machine and watch his rare HBO One Night Stand set shall we.
There’s been rumbling Louis C.K.’s latest comedy special the last few weeks. It was confirmed that he’d taped the special at The Comedy Store. In fact, he did so just days after Ari Shaffir taped his special at the same location.
For those counting, that’s three specials taped at The Comedy Store in the last year. And continues in the trend of comedians taking it back to the clubs, where they work most often, to tape specials. Oh, and we are just waiting for the think piece from someone about how C.K.’s changin’ the game by shooting a special in an intimate club.
This week on TV, gear up for Key & Peele Super Bowl Special on Comedy Central. If this trailer is any indication of what’s to come, we’re in for a treat. These two are unstoppable when it comes to sketch comedy. And their football sketches have been some of the best over the course of the show’s four seasons. Who can forget McCringleberry’s excessive celebration. Or the East/West College Bowl. And lastly, Quarterback Concussion. They’ve struck the comedy vein of football and there will be plenty more where that came from when The Key & Peele Super Bowl Special premieres Friday, January 30 at 10/9c. Here’s the rest of the week’s line up Read More