April 14, 2019

Comedy Bits: This Week in Comedy News Kate McKinnon, Scott Rogowsky Have Everyone Talking, Plus News From Wanda Sykes, Ricky Gervais, Album Releases and More

This week in comedy news, there’s so much we didn’t cover this week, so get ready to catch up. We’re very excited about upcoming Hulu series […]
March 19, 2019

More Tribeca Film Fest Announcements for 2019

The Tribeca Film Fest announcements keep coming. We know a comedy film will close the show this year, and that there are a number of movie […]
March 9, 2019

Comedy Bits: This Week in Comedy News, Wins for Ali Wong, Kara Klenk, Wyatt Cenac, Bob Saget, Losses For Pete Holmes, Louis C.K., Aziz Ansari, Bill Cosby

This week in comedy, news was all over the place with a few stories orbiting women’s history month including some inter-gender bickering. The big story was […]
March 8, 2019

Simpsons Deletes Michael Jackson Episode, While Apu Lives On

So the Simpsons does have a social conscience it seems. Simpsons Executive Producer James L. Brooks told the Wall Street Journal this week that after watching […]
February 14, 2019

Kids Pull a Classic Prank on Soccer PA Announcer

Three kids at a Soccer fan decided to go up and ask the announcer to call out the plate ‘NE14 ABJ” and the dummy actually did […]
February 9, 2019

Comedy Bits: Sebastian Maniscalco, Woody Allen, Nick Stoller, Paul Feig, Stephen Merchant, and More

This in comedy news we covered Joe List and Byron Bowers doing late night sets, a new congressional push to recognize comedy, trailers from Kevin Hart […]
December 29, 2018

The Official Unofficial Comedy Timeline of 2018

Comedy in 2018. A lot happened in comedy news in 2018- a lot of the news was bad with some hard hitting deaths, and some disturbing […]
December 22, 2018

Ten Best Books Authored By a Comedian in 2018. Vote for #1

Comedians no longer are satisfied to just perform on stage- they have to constantly be doing side projects. Host podcasts, get a gig on tv, perform […]
November 18, 2018

SF Sketchfest is Going to Be Gigantic This Year with Carol Burnett, Best in Show, Peter Rigert and a List of The Best Comedy Performers in the Country

Tickets are on sale now for the 2019 San Francisco Sketchfest, always one of the biggest and most varied comedy festivals of the year. This year’s […]
October 30, 2018

Apu is Staying!? Going!? Al Jean Dismisses Earlier Report of the Character Disappearing

Simpsons showrunner Al Jean denies statements made by a producer about future Apu, but doesn’t address the what’s happening to the character. Is Apu staying on […]
October 27, 2018

The Simpsons Agrees to Say Goodbye to Apu

Simpsons producer Adi Shankar has told Indiewire that a decision has been made to deal with the “Apu Problem.” After various tactics failed to produce a […]
September 27, 2018

Simpsons Showrunner Puts the Brakes on Apu Questions

Al Jean does not want to talk about the Simpsons controversy over the character Apu.  In a recent interview with Slashfilm writer Fred Topel, Jean was happy […]
September 25, 2018

Dave Attell, Pete Holmes, Tracy Morgan, Scott Thompson and More Will Guest on The Simpsons This Year

This Simpsons are getting ready to return for a record breaking 30th season on September 30th with their annual Treehouse of Horror lead-off episode. There’s a […]
September 9, 2018

Katt Williams, Tiffany Haddish, Take Home Early Emmys

Emmy Season has officially begun with last night’s 2018 Creative Arts Awards, part one. The Creative Arts Awards are given prior to the PrimeTime Emmy telecast […]
August 13, 2018

Who is On Late Night Tonight in Comedy: Week of August 13, 2018

Bad news made its away across the late night TV landscape with the announcement last week that truTV was not renewing The Chris Gethard Show for another season.
July 30, 2018

Who is On Late Night Tonight in Comedy: Week of July 30, 2018

Another successful Just For Laughs comedy festival has wrapped in Montreal. For the most exclusive coverage of JFL 2018 from the people who were there, be sure to check out the Interrobang's Comedy News.
July 12, 2018

Who Got Comedy Emmy Nominations This Year

This year’s Emmy announcements had some very expected nominations and a few surprises. In a year where bad behavior can get you fired, it seems it also […]
June 28, 2018

The Middle Ages Get the Matt Groening Treatment

The Simpsons put Matt Groening on the animated comedy Mt Rushmore (well, if there was one anyway) for his look at the average American family in […]
June 11, 2018

Who is On Late Night Tonight in Comedy: Week of June 11, 2018

It's an exciting week this summer in late night television. All of the hosts will be in their chairs and behind their desks and working this week with none of them on vacation.
May 10, 2018

Bet You Can Guess Which Adult Swim Show Just Got a Gigantic 70 Episode Renewal

There’s only one animated series that is so popular that it could carry such a big re-order, and that’s obviously Rick and Morty.  To put into […]
April 25, 2018

Hank Azaria Says Apu Doc Opened His Eyes; Willing to Step Aside

Hank Azaria is calling for more diversity in the writer’s room at the Simpsons after a documentary about his character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon opened his eyes. Last […]
April 13, 2018

Apu Controversy Grows, Al Jean Promises More Popular Resolution

Simpson’s showrunner Al Jean acknowledged the outrage from fans of The Simpsons that followed last Sunday’s nod to the controversy over Apu. In a tweet today, […]
April 10, 2018

Nell Scovell Broke the Glass Ceiling. Why Are So Few Women Writers Getting to Follow?

Nell Scovell’s New Memoir Shines a Much Needed Light on Some Dark Places in Televisions Writers Rooms Nell Scovell’s new memoir, “Just the Funny Parts” has […]
April 9, 2018

Simpsons Address Apu Controversy, Kondabolu Responds, Calling it Sad

 Last night the Simpsons finally publically responded to Hari Kondabalu’s documentary, “The Problem With Apu.” The documentary, which aired on truTV takes on the use […]
February 28, 2018

Chicago’s AV Club Festival Rebrands as The Onion Comedy & Arts Fest

Tom Scharpling, Bob Odenkirk, Chris Gethard are Highlights of The Rebranded Fest We’ve been covering the AV Club’s 26th Annual Comedy Festival in Chicago since its […]
January 13, 2018

Simpsons’ Star Hank Azaria Admits to Being Troubled by Concerns Over ‘Apu’

  The TCA’s continued all week and one of the more interesting conversations arising this week was a revelation by Simpsons Star Hank Azaria, who voices […]
December 27, 2017

The Award for Remarkable Achievements of Exceptional Noteworthiness for Unrelated Things in Comedy

Some of the best comedy moments defy categorization but that doesn’t mean they don’t deserve recognition. Some of these ‘awards’ are genuine and some of them […]