Mel Brooks appeared on The Tonight Show yesterday to promote some sold out comedy shows. Since he didn’t need to push tickets, Mel had a chance to just have some fun with Jimmy and reflect on Continue reading
The latest Anthony Weiner scandal has given late night talk show hosts something to talk about besides Donald Trump, and no one ran with it further than Stephen Colbert on last night’s The Late Show. Stephen’s monologue was filled with some rock-solid puns and innuendos, and for that, we salute him. It was particularly fitting that Stephen would be the one to hit Weiner the hardest (seriously, even when you’re not trying to make puns, it’s impossible when the guy caught up in a sexting scandal’s last name is Weiner), because Weiner appeared on The Late Show only a month ago. Continue reading
Roast fans will be excited to know that the remaining Rob Lowe roasters have been announced. Again, Comedy Central has managed to put together an eclectic lineup of comedians, newsmakers, and celebrities. Joining the dais are Continue reading
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
Bob Odenkirk appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night. The next season of Better Call Saul is still a few months away, but it was fun to see Bob on a talk show Continue reading
All summer, Seth has been floating an idea to get Donald Trump to drop out of the presidential race. He (like many other people) thinks that Trump doesn’t actually want the job of being president, he just wants the prestige and the title. So Seth created Chicago President, a scripted series on NBC in which Donald Trump would get to play the president, but of course it would be set in Chicago. Since Donald Trump still hasn’t responded to this generous offer of a guaranteed hit show, Seth decided to change his tactics. Continue reading
Amy Schumer spent the summer in Hawaii filming a movie with Goldie Hawn. She talked about it on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. While there, Amy got sick and ultimately broke Continue reading
As we mentioned, the late night hosts are back in full force now that the Olympics are over. Without international athletics to distract us, we’re back to focusing on that other intense competition, the presidential race. Seth Meyers has become our go-to late night host for political humor, and he did not disappoint with his first “A Closer Look” segment since the break. In it, Seth Meyers ran down all of the Trump campaign shenanigans of the last two weeks and man, there were a lot! And some of the stuff (like the “Second Amendment People”) comments seemed like they happened a lot longer ago, didn’t they? Or maybe it’s just that the sheer length and volume of this campaign has warped our sense of time. Continue reading
After a two-week Olympics hiatus, late night television is finally back! Jimmy Kimmel had the big get on Monday, as Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Jimmy Kimmel doesn’t come up very often in the discussion of political comedy in late night, but he’s sneakily one of the best interviewers of politicians out there. He’s good at walking the line between keeping things light (and making the candidates look fun-loving) and asking some real questions (which they may or may not want to answer). Continue reading
While Last Week Tonight often dives into under-represented topics, the things that he talks about are rarely that controversial (particularly for his audience). It’s not that shocking to learn that debt buyers are a little shady, you know? If John Oliver’s discussion of a certain topic gets some people upset, he’s usually happy about it, since the people who get upset are the people he was hoping to make upset. But this week’s look at charter schools was a little bit different, as John noted that people on both sides of the political spectrum have praised charter schools and their benefits. However, Continue reading
Amy Schumer probably expected to spend this week promoting her new book, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo. While her book is getting some great reviews, she’s instead spent most of the week talking about her Comedy Central show Inside Amy Schumer and one of its writers, Kurt Metzger. After Kurt courted some controversy a couple of days ago with his comments on UCB’s banning of a comic who had been accused of sexual assault (read all about it here), Amy began receiving tweets and Continue reading
In its first two seasons, You’re the Worst has proven to be among the very best shows on television. Based on the trailer for season three, it looks like audiences will be in for even more fun and Continue reading
This morning, Comedy Central announced the first names for the upcoming roast of Rob Lowe. There are more to come, but the preliminary lineup for the dais is looking promising. Here’s who we know will be involved for sure: Continue reading
Over the past couple of years, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver has shed a lot of light on the various predatory practices that target poor people and contribute to making it difficult to get and stay out of debt. Past stories have focused on debt buyers, municipal violations, and payday loans. This week John took a look at the auto industry, in particular the trend towards sub-prime auto loans, and the scary ways the prevalence of these types of loans reflects the sub-prime mortgage bubble that caused the 2008 recession. As usual, John used the experiences of real people to help to drive his point home and demonstrate the ways that bad auto loans can have a snowball effect on people’s financial futures. And, in the end, he enlisted the help of Keegan-Michael Key and Bob Balaban to create his own advertisement for auto loans (from “Crazy Johnny’s”) that’s just a little bit more truthful than the others.