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  • This Week on TV: Conan learns Cuban slang, dances salsa, and rolls cigars on “Conan in Cuba”

    Conan In CubaConan in Cuba. It happened and we get to witness it on the Wednesday March 4th episode of Conan. The Havana excursion, which Team Coco’s editors are still furiously cutting together, represents a new form for him, an hour-long episode where he is the perpetual “fish out of water”. An attempt to use comedy as a kind of diplomacy. “Maybe it’s not a bad form of diplomacy. Maybe it’s not bad to send a comedian over,” Conan said of the thawing U.S. – Cuba relations spearheaded by the Obama administration. “I’m not going to have a snarky take. The goal is not, Oh, look at this place. What’s going on over here? It’s a different thing. There’s a genuine quality to it.” Indeed, over the past few years, Conan’s segments have taken increasingly deeper dives into various worlds, whether it’s the digital space of a hookup app like Grindr or a Koreatown spa in Los Angeles. This episode sees Conan try different things, like singing to the clave rhythm, dancing salsa, learning Cuban slang, and hand-rolling a cigar. All poorly of course. Read More

    Dakota Johnson hosted “Saturday Night Live,” and it was 50 Shades of… something punny

    Dakota Johnson

    Alright, here we have it, our first episode of Saturday Night Live since SNL 40 turned the world on its head, and the Dakota Johnson (at her first time hosting) continues to appear all over the place to plug 50 Shades of Grey as the guy who played the film’s title character continues to grow his beard and show up almost nowhere. Johnson, who up until this movie was probably best known for the title role on the short-lived FOX sitcom, Ben & Kate and for having famous parents, Don Johnson and Melanie Griffin. So, after the hugeness that was SNL 40, the writers and cast had to get back to work with Johnson in the driver’s seat. How did she do? Well, kinda sorta alright, maybe, I can’t even… Read More

    What to watch this weekend: Ralphie May “Unruly” and Will Forte in “The Last Man on Earth”

    We’ve got two “can’t miss” comedy events on our weekend calendar and you should too. First up is Ralphie May. Very little is off-limits for May in his very first Netflix original stand-up comedy special, Unruly. It was filmed live in front of a raucous, fist-pumping crowd at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta. May unleashes his hilariously raunchy, no-holds-barred perspective on everything from airline travel and the news media, to Chick-fil-A and everybody being a little racist when they drive. Read More

    Garfunkel and Oates perform on Late Late Show singing about the differences between ages 29 and 31

    Garfunkel and Oates aka Riki Lindhome (Garfunkel) and Kate Micucci (Oates) perform on the Late Late Show with guest host Kunal Nayyar from The Big Bang Theory. Be sure to watch their show of the same name on IFC.

    Host Dakota Johnson and Taran Killam beg her mom to watch 50 Shades in SNL promos

    SNL Host Dakota Johnson and Taran Killam Beg Her Mom To Watch 50 Shades in these new promos for the upcoming February 28th episode with musical guest Alabama Shakes.

    Chris Hemsworth announced to host “Saturday Night Live” on March 7th

    Chris HemsworthChris Hemsworth a.k.a. Thor, has just landed his next big gig. The actor has been announced to host iconic sketch show Saturday Night Live next month, in what will be his debut appearance. Chris will join musical guest Zac Brown Band for the show on March 7. The announcement was made on the official Saturday Night Live Twitter account on Tuesday. As his star grows and grows in Hollywood, so do his list of credits. Later this year he’ll be seen in the continuation of the comedy franchise Vacation alongside Ed Helms, Nick Kroll, Leslie Mann, and Christina Applegate. Also due out are sequels to both the Thor and The Avengers films. Read More

    The crew from “Parks And Recreation” says goodbye to Harris Wittels (video)

    Parks and Rec goodbyeTonight Parks And Recreation ended its run on NBC. Arguably one of the funniest and most biting sitcoms we ever got on the air. It wasn’t always setting the ratings on fire, but it consistently ended up on many critic’s lists ever since season 2 began – honestly, there’s no need to even defend season 1, we all know the show started off rocky.

    The show ending got just a touch more bittersweet as just days ago, the show lost exec producer, comedian, and well loved guy Harris Wittels. Much of the cast has since spoken to Wittels’ character as a human. Tonight, as the series wrapped, a mini-montage was ran, ending with a group hug and quick love note for their fallen comrade. Read More

    T.J. Miller celebrates all the way from the last row at the Oscars

    MillerOscarsYou can try to stop him by placing him in the very back row at the Oscars, however, you’ll be disappointed. T.J. Miller couldn’t help but do what he does best, entertain and make a scene. Miller made the briefest of appearances last night during the star studded affair after Big Hero 6 won best animated feature. The camera scurried to find the voice that reached the stage from literally the furthest point in Dolby Theatre while the recipients began their celebration speech. And yes, it was Miller. So far away, so small, but recognizable to those who know that distinct curly head of hair. He documented the night from his vantage point via twitter, vine, and instagram. And who wouldn’t be excited to go to the Oscars, we’d do the same. Here are some of the highlights from Miller over the course of the night. Read More

    Adam Scott to bring marijuana comedy to NBC

    131003-adam-scottNaomi and Adam Scott are poised to explore the world of marijuana for NBC. The comedy, which received a script commitment, revolves around the day-to-day operations of a marijuana dispensary in Denver, Colo. Parks and Recreation‘s Joe Mande, also a successful stand-up comedian and Twitter sensation, will pen the script and executive produce alongside Naomi and Adam Scott. It keeps Scott and Mande in business with the network and studio following next week’s series finale of the veteran comedy starring Amy Poehler. On the acting side, Scott appears in Hot Tub Time Machine 2 in theaters now.

    Kevin Hart Presents “Keith Robinson: Back of the Bus Funny” debuts on Comedy Central tonight

    Kevin Hart Presents Keith Robinson: Back of the Bus Funny premieres Saturday, February 21 at 11/10c. Watch Kevin bust Keith’s balls in this promo about twitter followers. Read More