Amy Schumer was recently at the Glamour Women Of The Year event where she took the opportunity to pay tribute to the late Joan Rivers. Schumer, who admittedly only met Rivers briefly told a story about how she was fighting TV censors about a joke, only to realize that Rivers had done something similar decades before. “I’m not going to say how big of balls she had to say that joke on the air, because she has taught us time and time again that having balls has nothing to do with it,” stated Schumer.
It’s always a treat when Jim Gaffigan drops in on late night for a stand-up spot. Last night he appeared on The Tonight Show to talk about family life, feminism, and forgiveness. Take it away Jim.
Every Thursday, TLB participates in #TBT by scrounging around the internet for precious web gems of yore. Here’s one of our favorite videos that deserve some extra attention.
While football season is still in full swing, and basketball and hockey are kicking up, maybe you’d like to sit back and watch a more classy sport. Maybe you’d like to watch two dumb comedians fence each other in order to win a false sense of pride? We thought you would, so today we’re throwing it back to Matt Ingebretson’s short-lived web series Idiot Fencing. The concept is pretty simple: two weak comedians (aka “idiots”) duel in the least formal fencing matches ever conceived. For the debut match, Ingebretson takes on Dave Ross. Who wins? Nobody really.
This will be brief as I, like many others like me, have failed to find the words to describe this video. Originally brought to my attention by The Nerve, musician Rob Cantor has created an epic music video for his song which tells the true story about a real cannibal: actor Shia LaBeouf. Performed live on stage with The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, The West L.A. Children’s Chorus, and The Argus Quartet, this is truly a thing of beauty. My God…
Stephen Colbert has long held a hatred of bears, or as he calls them “godless killing machines.” But bears are not the biggest evil Americans face. While Good Morning America opened up sweeps week with their bear attack survival guide, Colbert countered his his bucket and pail survival guide on The Colbert Report. Turns out buckets and pails injure way more people than bears or sharks. Colbert’s segment took a turn for the worse when he was attacked by a bucket, but he was quickly saved by… a bear. In that moment, Colbert reconciled with bears everywhere and got very friendly with his new savior.
Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams went to Detroit to investigate the city’s troublesome water shutoff program. In an effort to save the bankrupt city, Detroit has targeted poor residencies and shutoff their water for unpaid bills. While these affected are petitioning for income-adjusted water plans, the city doesn’t seem to mind that their football stadiums, ice hockey stadiums, and golf courses haven’t paid their water bills either and owe hundreds of thousands of dollars to the city. “Why would you pick a fight with poor people?” “‘Cause it’s easy to win.” Once again, Williams delivers a fantastic, yet infuriating, piece.
Hannibal Buress is currently on his Comedy Camisado tour across the US. It’s hard to find a good meal on the road, which is why Buress has put together a two-part restaurant video reviews. After a dreadful restaurant in Mansfield, Pennsylvania, the comedian found a good meal at a Macon, Georgia Cracker Barrel. Buress calls the chain restaurant, “consistent, it’s a solid business… it’s the Tim Duncan of chain restaurants, it’s a super star but slightly boring…” Check out the rest of Buress’ reviews. Read More
The gang is coming back. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia will return for its tenth season in January on FXX, FX’s new all-comedy channel. The network recently released two sneak peeks of the upcoming season. Charlie, Mac, Frank, Dennis, and Sweet Dee are all back and it looks like Keegan-Michael Key will join them for an episode. Check it out. Read More
30 Rock alum Jack McBrayer paid a visit to Late Night with Seth Meyers to talk about his new Adult Swim sitcom with Triumph the Dog. McBrayer and Meyers actually first met each other doing improv in Chicago. The pair talk about their wild Chicago days, Emmy parties, and first jobs. McBrayer also reveals he and Meyers auditioned for SNL on the same day. Still haven’t gotten word back on that. Check out the rest of McBrayer’s interview. Read More
It’s that time again. Woody Harrelson returns to Studio 8H to host this week’s SNL with musical guest Kendrick Lamar. This is his first time on the show since 1992. Check out Harrelson’s SNL promos with Taran Killam. Things get emotional, and a little deadly. That Aidy Bryant is pretty damn good with a bow. Read More