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Posted Tuesday 2/13/18 at 7:30PM EST
Comedy Central's second Clusterfest will feature Amy Schumer, Jon Stewart and Trevor Noah
Clusterfest 2018, set for June, will also include Tiffany Haddish, The Lonely Island and many more people from the world of comedy.
Posted Monday 2/12/18 at 8:22PM EST
Roy Wood Jr. is set to play a parole officer on a Comedy Central series from Trevor Noah and Aaron McGruder
The Daily Show correspondent has signed on for Re-Established, playing a parole officer who is "willing to bend the rules to help the parolees on his watch, much to the chagrin of his partner and everyone else in his life." Noah will executive produce the potential comedy, along with Boondocks creator McGruder.
Posted Monday 2/12/18 at 2:12PM EST
Comedian Michelle Wolf lands a weekly Netflix late-night show
After working on Late Night with Seth Meyers and The Daily Show, Wolf is ready to star in her own talk show, which Netflix is billing as a break from the seriousness of late-night TV. "You can expect the types of jokes my former bosses would tell me we couldn’t do on TV,” she joked in a statement. The announcement comes two months after Wolf's critically acclaimed HBO stand-up special, Michelle Wolf: Nice Lady.
Posted Friday 2/09/18 at 3:08PM EST
Comedy Central renews Tosh.0 for three more seasons
Comedy Central has locked up Daniel Tosh and his comedy show through 2020 ahead of his 10th season premiere on March 27,
Posted Wednesday 2/07/18 at 9:09PM EST
Drunk History praises Star Trek’s Nichelle Nichols as the woman who “literally integrated space”
Last night’s “Game Changers” episode had Raven-Symoné as Nichols meeting Jaleel White as Martin Luther King Jr., who told her: “I’m Martin Luther King. I have no chill.”
Posted Friday 2/02/18 at 3:15AM EST
CBS is poised to reunite with MTV, BET, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon under a proposed merger with Viacom
A reunion could benefit both companies, especially since Viacom’s cable channels have a big international footprint while giving a boost to CBS All Access. CBS and Viacom split into separate companies in 2005.
Posted Thursday 2/01/18 at 6:10PM EST
Trevor Noah is working on a follow-up memoir to Born a Crime
The imprint Spiegel & Grau has purchased The Daily Show host’s follow-up to 2016 memoir Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood. The untitled book, which is expected to cover Noah's rise to global fame, is scheduled to be published on Nov. 13.
Posted Wednesday 1/31/18 at 4:33PM EST
Late-night shows that went live after President Trump’s State of the Union didn’t distinguish themselves
The live reaction after Trump’s speech on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and The Opposition with Jordan Klepper mostly featured jokes that could’ve been written or were likely written hours before the speech, as Hank Stuever points out. The talk show hosts instead left it up to their guest for real-time analysis of the speech. Stuever adds: “Comedy remains the ideal refuge in all this — whether practiced professionally or just part of the general snark of resistance. Your joke about Melania Trump’s white pantsuit is as good as mine (so too our mutual yuks about official Democratic rebuttlizer Joe Kennedy III’s lip-balm addiction), but the hope remains that the pros will be more funny than any of us, which is not always the case.” Yet Trump’s “long and boring” speech, says Stuever, “failed to provide the right sort of raw meat for the drooling hounds of late-night.” ALSO: Jimmy Kimmel’s taped episode ended up being the most fascinating late-night show of the night.
TOPICS: Late Night, ABC, CBS, Comedy Central, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Opposition, Jimmy Kimmel, Jordan Klepper, Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, Trump Presidency
Posted Tuesday 1/30/18 at 4:45PM EST
Tom Hanks will become the second member of his family to portray Mister Rogers
Colin Hanks points out on Twitter that he played the PBS kids’ TV icon on Drunk History: “Oh, did someone else get cast in a rival Mr Rogers project? I would hate to be them right now."
Posted Tuesday 1/30/18 at 4:45PM EST
Piers Morgan responds after Trevor Noah characterizes him as an “unf*ckable Colin Firth”: “You're not as funny as Jon Stewart”
The British presenter tweeted at The Daily Show host: “Hi @Trevornoah - I agree I'm 'not as f***able as Colin Firth'. But you're not as funny as Jon Stewart. So we're kinda even.”
Posted Friday 1/26/18 at 11:08PM EST
Roy Wood Jr. turned on The Daily Show in response to his airplane seatmate watching Fox News
The Daily Show correspondent also put on the Thurgood Marshall movie Marshall “for balance.”
Posted Monday 1/22/18 at 11:51PM EST
Watch a preview of Tiffany Haddish’s Drunk History episode
Haddish tells the WWII story of Cate Blanchett’s character in The Monuments Men, but she originally wanted to do the history of the weave.
Posted Wednesday 1/17/18 at 11:05PM EST
Comedy Central’s Corporate is sneakily audacious
Part of what makes Corporate so audacious are the jokes about suicide, says Todd VanDerWerff. “There are quite a few jokes about suicide in Corporate (of which I’ve only seen four episodes but have had to restrain myself from watching more), but they’re tossed off with such blissful, wistful optimism that it becomes clear the show’s characters can only find amusement in the blackest of black humor,” he says. “That’s a hallmark of the show’s writing, which is grimly purposeful in how it makes sure every joke serves the show’s larger stories and themes about the existential queasiness of working for a corporation like Hampton DeVille.” ALSO: Corporate makes your biggest office pet peeves more brutally realistic than Office Space.
Posted Wednesday 1/17/18 at 4:02PM EST
Jordan Klepper’s The Opposition has been the only late-night show to tackle the Aziz Ansari controversy
As Splitsider notes, Klepper actually “dove into” the polarizing and “tricky topic” with an in-depth discussion with Guardian writer Jessica Valenti, who thinks it “is going to end up being the most important story that’s come out.”
Posted Tuesday 1/16/18 at 6:10PM EST
Comedy Central sees a future for both The President Show and The Opposition with Jordan Klepper
“We’re working that out,” Comedy Central president Kent Alterman said of Anthony Atamanuik’s weekly Trump parody. “We’ll have something soon.” As for Klepper, Alterman said. What pleased us the most was how formed it was at the outset, knowing it’s not going to stay fixed. It’s just going to keep evolving. We believe in Jordan, and we’re happy with him out of the gate.”