July 10, 2018

Howard Stern Fans Need to Let Go and Let Grow

Daniel Fickman is a writer, producer and aspiring comedian. A lifelong comedy fan, Daniel has written an entire blog on the history of SNL and studied journalism […]
May 23, 2018

Julia Louis Dreyfus Joins the Ranks of Letterman, Newhart, Burnett as Recipient of Mark Twain Prize

Julia Louis Dreyfus will be awarded comedy’s highest honors this year as the 2018 recipient of the Mark Twain Award.  Today the Kennedy Center announced that […]
May 10, 2018

The Filtered Excellence: May 10, 2018

Bob Geldof once asked us, “Where is the filtered excellence!?” It’s right here. Once a week we take a break from comedy to bring you this week’s […]
May 7, 2018

Cosby Loses His Mark Twain Award

Bill Cosby continues to lose awards and honors following his conviction of aggravated sexual assault. Today the Kennedy Center released a statement announcing that their Board […]
March 22, 2018

The Filtered Excellence: March 22, 2018

Bob Geldof once asked us, “Where is the filtered excellence!?” It’s right here. Once a week we take a break from comedy to bring you this week’s […]
February 13, 2018

Bill Murray Gets Political

Comedy Icon Bill Murray doesn’t do a lot of formal interviews, but he did sit down with Joe Kernen and Becky Quick on CNBC’s Squawk Box […]
January 25, 2018

Classic Coming of Age Comedies That Won’t Pass the #TimesUp Test

The #MeToo movement and #TimesUp campaign is making it clear that there is no room to glamourize sexual harassment in 2018. But if you’re over 3 […]
January 14, 2018

What Happened on Saturday Night Live Last Night: Bill Murray Plays Death, Sam Rockwell Dazzles, and A Dog Headed Man

Last night the cast of Saturday Night Live performed their first show of 2018 and there were many highlights from the celebrity alum studded cold open […]
January 4, 2018

Sundance Preview: National Lampoon, Robin Williams and the Elliott Family Among Highly Anticipated Comedy Premieres

Comedy often makes appearances at Sundance, and this year, the infamous and prestigious film festival is spotlighting some tremendous comedy talents both in front of and […]
November 19, 2017

Sexual Misconduct Fallout Continues for Comedy as Tambor Exits Transparent, Franken Cut From Twain Awards

On Sunday PBS announced that they will edit out Al Franken’s appearance from the Monday’s broadcast of  the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize ceremony honoring David Letterman. […]
November 18, 2017

The Filtered Excellence: November 16, 2017

Bob Geldof once asked us, “Where is the filtered excellence!?” It’s right here. Once a week we take a break from comedy to bring you this week’s […]
October 13, 2017

The Filtered Excellence: October 12, 2017

Bob Geldof once asked us, “Where is the filtered excellence!?” It’s right here. Once a week we take a break from comedy to bring you this week’s […]
October 9, 2017

Who is On Late Night Tonight in Comedy: Week of October 9, 2017

Here's a couple of quick notes to be aware of during the upcoming week of late night talk show comedy fun. The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and The Opposition with Jordan Klepper are both in reruns this week.
October 4, 2017

Kimmel Announces All Star Comedy Line Up for Return to Brooklyn

Jimmy Kimmel Live returns to New York City for “Brooklyn Week” starting October 16 and he just announced five superstar guests- four of them are comedy […]
October 1, 2017

Bill Murray May Star In Movie About World Series Cubs

A screenplay based on the book by retired Cubs catcher David Ross and Don Yaeger, “Teammate: My Journey in Baseball and a World Series for the […]
September 22, 2017

New Wes Anderson Trailer for Isle of Dogs Released

The trailer for the new Wes Anderson animated feature Isle of Dogs is out and it includes the voiceover cast of Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill […]
September 13, 2017

‘Vice Principals’ Cast Commentary Episode

With HBO’s Vice Principals set to return to the small screen on Sunday, September 17th, the anticipation is beginning to reach a fever pitch. If you […]
September 10, 2017

Traveling ‘SNL’ Exhibit to Set Up Shop in Chicago Next Month

  Saturday Night Live: The Experience is coming to Chicago! The 500-artifact museum exhibition, which was previously stationed in New York City last year, will be […]
September 4, 2017

Louis C.K. Does Surprise Show at Small London Comedy Club

  If you’re a comedy club owner, there are few things better for business than the drop-in, when the stage of your humble establishment is graced […]
August 19, 2017

Brett Gelman Examines the Effect of Darkness in “Lemon”, and Throughout Comedy

When you speak with Brett Gelman, you notice that his gentle-jokey voice sounds nothing like the moody and mean character Isaac he plays in the new […]
July 23, 2017

Ice Cube “Sings” Take Me Out To The Ball Game

People are busting Ice Cube’s rendition of Take Me Out To The Ball Game, but they obviously never saw Bill Murray do it last year during […]
May 31, 2017

Summer Reading List 2017! Featuring 42 Comedy and Other Books

Every year we put out a summer reading list of 42 book recommendations to keep you busy by the pool, at the beach, on vacation, or […]
May 13, 2017

Who is Hosting Saturday Night Live Tonight: May 13, 2017

Saturday Night Live is live tonight and we’re expecting a gigantic episode. Melissa McCarthy is hosting, and she’s back for the fifth time hosting the show. […]
April 21, 2017

Bill Murray Recording The Classics

Bill Murray is going on tour, and recording an album that has him singing songs from Gershwin to West Side Story and reading some major classical […]
April 13, 2017

The Filtered Excellence: April 13, 2017

Bob Geldof once asked us, “Where is the filtered excellence!?” It’s right here. Once a week we take a break from comedy to bring you this week’s […]
March 20, 2017

Network Summer Comedy Lineups Announced

  Summertime isn’t just a great time for blockbuster movies; It’s also when many of TV’s biggest shows make their return to the small screen. As […]
March 16, 2017

Paul Shaffer to Guest on Unmasked, Here’s How to Get Free Tickets

The great Paul Shaffer is going to be the next guest to spend an hour with Ron Bennington, for Bennington’s Unmasked series. You can request tickets […]