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  • Katt Williams and Spike Lee team up for HBO special

    Katt Williams and Spike Lee team up for HBO special

    Earlier this month, HBO's president of programming announced that Katt Williams will be filming a new stand-up comedy special for the premium network. Legendary “Do the Right Thing” director Spike Lee with be directing the project, which is set to be filmed at Williams' May 17 show in Ontario...
  • Looking back at 2014 BET Awards host Chris Rock’s best musician putdowns

    Looking back at 2014 BET Awards host Chris Rock’s best musician putdowns

    Music award shows are always more interesting when Chris Rock is around. In light of the news that the superstar comedian has been tapped as the host of the 2014 BET Awards, let’s revisit some of his most memorable music-inspired jokes. Between his three hosting gigs at the MTV Video Music Awards...
  • Amy Schumer is comedy's latest overachiever

    Amy Schumer is comedy's latest overachiever

    Stand-up comedians are known for their quick wits, wry observations and bold humor, but many comics also have impressive work ethics. Amy Schumer is the latest comedienne to show that her talent and ambition know no bounds. With her successful sketch comedy series “Inside Amy Schumer” receiving rave...
  • A look back at The Kids in the Hall's most iconic characters

    A look back at The Kids in the Hall's most iconic characters

    The Kids in the Hall are an ingenious comedy troupe who created memorable and quotable sketches on their 1990s show “The Kids in the Hall.” Comprised of Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney and Scott Thompson, The Kids in the Hall intertwine their unique, individual humor to...
  • The Wild West Comedy Festival promises to bring lots of laughs to Nashville

    The Wild West Comedy Festival promises to bring lots of laughs to Nashville

    The first annual Wild West Comedy Festival is gathering comedy's best and brightest in Nashville, Tenn. on May 14-18. The festival, which is produced by Vince Vaughn's Wild West Productions and Outback Concerts, is hosting sets at various venues throughout Music City, USA including the Ryman...
  • Marc Maron returns to IFC with new season of 'Maron'

    Marc Maron returns to IFC with new season of 'Maron'

    Marc Maron is climbing the ranks of stand-up comics who successfully transitioned their routines into 30-minute sitcoms, thanks to his IFC show "Maron." Like Louis C.K. (“Louie”), Jerry Seinfeld (“Seinfeld”) and Bill Cosby (“The Cosby Show”), who was honored at last night's American Comedy Awards...
  • Comedians honored at 2014 American Comedy Awards

    Comedians honored at 2014 American Comedy Awards

    Last night, comedy's elite were honored at the American Comedy Awards, which aired on NBC. The show was pre-recorded and ran smoothly with Craig Robinson and The Nasty Delicious acting as the host and house band. Several of the best stand-up comedians, film actors and sitcom stars took home coveted...
  • Bonnaroo reveals set times and comedy schedule

    Bonnaroo reveals set times and comedy schedule

    The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival unveiled its stellar lineup back in February, but earlier this week, eager fans got their first look at when their favorite acts will be playing. Kanye West will be making his much anticipated return to the farm on Friday the 13th and Jack White will be...
  • 'Louie' continues to push the limits of television with new season

    'Louie' continues to push the limits of television with new season

    It's been over a year and a half since Louis C.K. endured an awkwardly depressing holiday season before fleeing to China in the season three finale of his hit show “Louie.” The season four premiere, which aired earlier this week, found Louie back in New York, submerged in uncomfortable hilarity. The...
  • Five great comedians on tour this May

    Five great comedians on tour this May

    Some of the funniest comedians in the world are hitting the road this spring with hilarious stand-up routines. Whether you like intellectual humor, observational comedy or multilingual performers, one of these talented men will leave you laughing. Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Spike TV
  • Movie review:  'That Awkward Moment' when you realize you are watching crap

    Movie review: 'That Awkward Moment' when you realize you are watching crap

    The Hollywood garbage dump that is January has its latest, steaming turd. It's That Awkward Moment (opening today), a tedious, hollow, unfunny and - at times - even offensive R-rated comedy from Tom Gormican. Who is Tom Gormican, you may ask? He is the first-time writer and director of That...
  • Movie review:  'Grudge Match' a regurgitation of boxing cliches

    Movie review: 'Grudge Match' a regurgitation of boxing cliches

    To determine the worth of the new Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro comedy, Grudge Match (opening today), look no further than the film's TV trailer. In it, there are the usual positive comments ("It's a knock-out! Or, "A great time at the movies!"), but if you look closely, they are pulled...
  • Amy Schumer @ The Paramount Theatre

    Amy Schumer @ The Paramount Theatre

    Amy Schumer is quickly becoming the hottest star in the world of comedy, with her blend of wholesome, girl-next-door looks and edgy comedy. Amy is the creator, star and writer of "Inside Amy," her Comedy Central television show which will premiere next year. Amy is coming off her one-hour stand-up...
  • Movie review:  'Bad Grandpa', worse movie

    Movie review: 'Bad Grandpa', worse movie

    Imagine the 2006 comedy Borat. Now replace the talented comedian, Sacha Baron Cohen, with the less capable Johnny Knoxville (best known from MTV's "Jackass"). Now strip away any and all laughs. Finally, replace all of the sharply conceived social commentary and fish-out-of-water buffoonery with a...
  • Taylor Swift looks sleek in Calvin Klein at Toronto International Film Festival

    Taylor Swift looks sleek in Calvin Klein at Toronto International Film Festival

    Singer Taylor Swift looked totally modern as she hit the red carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival. This was the singer's first time at the event according to both Twitter and "The Inquisitr." She was there to support the film ' One Chance' for which she wrote the end credit song...
  • Movie review:  'Hell Baby' an incredible achievement in awfulness

    Movie review: 'Hell Baby' an incredible achievement in awfulness

    To say that A Haunted House - the Marlon Wayans comedy which would normally be considered one of the worst films of this or any year - was terrible, is a massive understatement. But it's not even the worse horror-spoof of 2013. No, that honor goes to the dead-on-arrival, Hell Baby (opening today...
  • Review: 'In A World' a comedy that finds its voice, not without static

    Review: 'In A World' a comedy that finds its voice, not without static

    The famous real-life voice-over performer, Don LaFontaine, was known as "The Voice of God." His voice was featured on hundreds of movie trailers, commercials and TV shows before his death in 2008. One of his token lines, "In A World..." - read in a deep and husky voice - started off several...
  • Movie review: 'The World's End' a wild train wreck full of blue blood and beer

    Movie review: 'The World's End' a wild train wreck full of blue blood and beer

    Belly up to the bar and take a swig of The World's End (opening today), my friend! It's unlike anything you've ever tasted and although it may be a bit tough to swallow, it will surely lighten your mood. You may get a bit dizzy the more pulls you take, and there are moments toward the bitter end...
  • Movie review:  'We're the Millers' a raunchy road trip on the comedic fast track

    Movie review: 'We're the Millers' a raunchy road trip on the comedic fast track

    What do you get when you put SNL alum, Jason Sudeikis, in a car with Jennifer Aniston, Will Poulter and Emma Roberts? The answer is one of the funniest movies of the year, We're the Millers (opening today). Fans were recently saddened to hear that Sudeikis was leaving Saturday Night Live. For so...
  • Movie review:  'The To Do List' a collection of what not to do in a comedy

    Movie review: 'The To Do List' a collection of what not to do in a comedy

    Raunchy, sloppy, stupid and mostly unfunny, The To Do List (now playing) exists as a proverbial list of what not to do when attempting to construct an enjoyable comedy. Aubrey Plaza plays Brandy Klark, one of the most air-headed high school valedictorians you'll ever meet. In order to get the film...
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