The most anticipated event to hit the screen in years is finally here. Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, the late-night topical comedy coming to TBS February 2016.
Only about 5 years into his career as a stand up, Louis CK appeared with Paul Provenza on Comics Only, one of the first original programs on the then-brand-new Comedy Central network. The material he did in conversation here was some of his earliest and this may be the first time most of it appeared on television. Even by this early time in his career, he was already recognized as a major talent by the comedy community, and had already been opening for Jerry Seinfeld on tour. His first HBO 1/2 hour special debuted 5 years after this appearance.
Hannibal Buress was recently asked one simple question, “Who would they be if our Presidential candidates were rappers?” Here is his response.
Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show, gets his first taste of the American health care system while in an emergency room with appendicitis.
Trevor Noah stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to mark his first month as host of The Daily Show. He talks about his mother’s hilarious pre-Daily Show insight.
Watch David Krumholtz transform into Gigi Rotblum. IFC’s Gigi Does It airs Mondays 10:30p. The show also stars co-creator Ricky Mabe as Ricky.
Eddie Murphy joined an illustrious group last night when he was the recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for comedy at The Kennedy Center. The award started showcasing comedy’s best back in 1998 by recognizing Richard Pryor. Other winners include Jonathan Winters, Carl Reiner, Whoopi Goldberg, Bob Newhart, Lily Tomlin, Lorne Michaels, Steve Martin, Neil Simon, Billy Crystal, George Carlin, Tina Fey, Will Ferrell, Ellen DeGeneres, Carol Burnett, Jay Leno, and one that was specifically mentioned during Murphy’s acceptance speech, Bill Cosby. “Who else got this? Oh, Bill, Bill has one these. Did you all make Bill give his back?” stated Murphy resting his hands on the head of his award. He continued by adding, “You know you f*^ked up when they want you to give your trophies back.” The crowd erupted with laughter. Read More
Byron Bowers tells us why he’d rather have cell phone insurance than health insurance during his performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night. He also talks about the reason women live longer than men and taking a pee like a boss.
Tracy Morgan hosts Saturday Night Live on October 17 with musical guest Demi Lovato. In his promos for his show, Morgan is surprised to find out that he’s not hosting the season finale and then explains why it will be. Also, Tracy Morgan is going to get everyone in 30 Rock pregnant.
Comedian Randy Liedtke takes the stage on Conan last night to discuss his job at the Humane Society, his grandma who passed, and his new memoir was just released as an audiobook. The good news, it comes with a director’s commentary. His new album, I’m on a roll, drops October 9th and his episode of The Half Hour on Comedy Central airs 12 midnight October 10.