HBO Will be the Place to Go For Comedy in the Coming Months

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If you want to laugh, HBO will have you covered through into next year. Today they announced a number of stand up specials an a new sketch series that will air in 2016 and 2017.

First, on the stand-up side. HBO will air new specials from Continue reading

Jon Rudnitsky Not Returning to SNL for Season 42

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Courtesy of NBC

After being used sparingly last season, Jon Rudnitsky will not be coming back to Saturday Night Live next season. Rudnitsky is the third cast member to leave the show following the departures of Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah, which Continue reading

Jay Pharoah and Taran Killam Out at SNL; What Does it Mean?

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Courtesy of NBC

NBC was the center of a lot of intrigue and excitement last night. We’re not talking about the Olympics, we’re talking about Saturday Night Live and the two big announcements that will absolutely shake up Continue reading

Nick Kroll and John Mulaney Have Two Words for Broadway, “Oh, Hello”

downloadWhile Hamilton has been getting almost all of the attention on Broadway, we’re hopeful that Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland will be getting a little bit soon. This weekend, we learned that Nick Kroll and John Mulaney will be bringing Oh, Hello to the Continue reading

Don’t Think Twice Tour Dates Announced

Don’t Think Twice isn’t a traditional story so it only makes sense that Mike Birbiglia is going to promote it in an untraditional way. He’s taking the film on the road to the masses. After each screening, he will do a Q&A and provide an improv Continue reading

Fred Armisen and Drake Will Close Out Season 41 of SNL

Saturday Night Live has made it a thing to announce guest hosts on Twitter the last couple of years. Instead of having to wait until the first commercial break this weekend, we now know that Drake and Fred Armisen will close out the season after Brie Larson takes her Continue reading

‘Inside Amy Schumer’ Season 4 Looks Like It’ll Be Hilarious

Based on this trailer, the new season of Inside Amy Schumer is not for the faint of heart. If the boundaries are pushed to the limit in the trailer, we have to assume that Amy will step over them in the full episodes.

Inside Amy Schumer returns to Comedy Central on April 21 at 10pm et.

 

The Julia Louis-Dreyfus SNL Promos Are Here

Julia Louis-Dreyfus returns to Saturday Night Live this weekend. In advance, she joined Bobby Moynihan at a coffee shop to tape some promos. In them, they touch on Julia’s history on SNL, her most Continue reading

SNL Scorecard: Larry David, The 1975

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When it was announced that Larry David would be hosting this week’s Saturday Night Live, we could barely contain our excitement. Not only has Larry absolutely killed during his two cameo appearances as Bernie Sanders earlier this season, but there’s also the whole thing about his disastrous (if brief) history at SNL, which is pretty much show biz urban legend at this point. Basically, the idea of Larry David as host was so surreal that it carried with it such high expectations that, once our initial elation wore off, we worried that we might have set our hopes too high. Continue reading

Netflix Adds ‘The Characters’ to Its List New Shows for 2016

Netflix has added another comedy offering to their list of new series for 2016. The Characters is a brand new sketch show featuring 8 comedians in 8 episodes (that’s one per comedian) and will be available online March 11th. The comedians chosen for the project have interesting backgrounds many of which have done work that we are Continue reading

SNL Scorecard: Ronda Rousey; Selena Gomez (January 23)

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©2016/Mary Ellen Matthews/NBC

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When athletes host Saturday Night Live, it can go one of two ways. Either the athletes surprise everyone and become all-star SNL hosts (see: Derek Jeter, Payton Manning, The Rock) or they’re forgettable (see: well, they’re forgettable, so never mind). While we’re not followers of UFC, we of course were familiar with Ronda Rousey and thought she had the chance to do well on SNL because of how much charisma and confidence she’s shown in her pre-fight interviews. Continue reading

SNL Scorecard: Adam Driver and Chris Stapleton (January 16)

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Although he’s spent several years on HBO’s Girls, Adam Driver is now best-known as his Star Wars: The Force Awakens character, Kylo Ren. As such, while we knew that he had the capacity for comedy, we weren’t too sure what to expect from him in his first appearance on Saturday Night Live. Would he have any impressions in his back pocket? Would he be able to make fun of himself? And exactly how many emo Kylo Ren sketches would there be? Continue reading

Mas Mejor Launches Online

MasMejor_logo_colorBroadway Video launched a new Latino focused website today, Mas Mejor. The new site features short video clips featuring a variety of sketch comedy performers. Videos can also be seen on the Mas Mejor YouTube page.

The first clip that we saw was Toy Collectors #1 Continue reading

Ronda Rousey to Host SNL

Ronda Rousey can put to bed the questions people had about her brand value being damaged after being defeated by Holly Holm. Earlier today we found out that Lorne Michaels has tabbed her as the second host of Saturday Night Live in 2016. She will be joined by musical guest Selena Gomez on January 23rd.

Saturday Night Live has been the source of a lot of great sports comedy over the years. The sketch show has had Continue reading

New Details About the ‘MADtv’ Reunion

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Today, TV Line broke the news that the MADtv reunion special will air on January 12 at 8pm et on the CW. MADtv holds a special place in TV history. While Saturday Night Live has been the leader in network sketch comedy there was a time when Fox and MADtv were a worthy Continue reading