FX is in a giving/thankful mood because they just dropped six, coun’t ‘em six promos for season six of Archer (premiering January 8th). They center around the staff getting re-certified by Krieger to enter back into the spy world. As we remember, in season five, the cast did a 180 from the spy game and became drug dealers in Miami because they became in possession of a ton of cocaine. A re-boot of sorts because the show’s creators were simply a bit bored. Read More
Sadly, not every sketch written for Saturday Night Live makes the show. So Seth Meyers decided to revive some shot-down sketch on his “Second Chance Theater” on Late Night. This week Jason Sudeikis joins the Second Chance players for a sketch called “Juggling Flyer.” Poor Jason, people these days just don’t care about juggling. It’s a shame.
Don’t you hate it when everyone starts singing Christmas carols in November? What about those good ole classic Thanksgiving carols? Well fear not, you can get all your favorite carols on Comedy Bang! Bang!‘s Now (This Is What We Are Referring To As Music): Thanksgiving Carols. Scott Aukerman, Reggie Watts, and Amber Tamblyn sing all your favorite, like “Dark Meat,” “Yams,” “Pizza This Year,” and many more. Only $1,000? What a steal!
Last week we mentioned that Nore Davis will release his debut comedy album, Home Game this week on Black Friday. Today, he dropped a video sketch featuring a track from said album. It features Damien Lemon and Grizz Ghapman from 30 Rock and portrays Davis’ being from the hood.
This week, NBC posted online a cut sketch from last week’s SNL hosted by Cameron Diaz. Diaz stars alongside a large handful of cast members in this a Def Jam/TED Talks hybrid show hosted by Jay Pharoah as Russell Simmons. The sketch was written by Michael Che and Bryan Tucker. I know it’s been said before many times, but I’m sure glad Che is back on the SNL team. Check it out.
Actor Aasif Mandvi was a guest on last night’s Late Night with Seth Meyers. Mandvi talked about his early days as an actor and his first auditions for a snake charmer and a lot of doctors. “I’ve played more doctors than any actor in the history of Hollywood.” Mandvi followed up with the story of how he auditioned to be the “Senior Muslim Correspondent” on The Daily Show and his parents reaction to his new gig. Check it out. Read More
Thanksgiving is this week. For many that means getting together with family, watching football, eating too much food, and finding out which relative is racist. There’s also the long tradition of “turkey pardoning.” While Last Week Tonight is on hiatus (set to return in February), John Oliver and crew are still cranking out web exclusives. For his latest, Oliver offers up a challenge for Obama and future presidents: just kill all the delicious turkeys.
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.