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  • Neel Kolhatkar: Calling Out the Left with Comedy

    12/14/2017 10:55:40 AM PST · by tbw2 · 5 replies
    The Rubin Report ^ | 12/14/2017 | The Rubin Report
    Neel Kolhatkar is most famous for the "Modern Education" video calling out the insanity in modern academia. Here he's interviewed by Dave Rubin as a conservative comic pointing out problems with liberalism.
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic - "Christmas At Ground Zero"

    12/03/2017 9:59:14 AM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1986 | "Weird Al" Yankovic
    "It's Christmas at Ground Zero, there's music in the air. The sleigh bells are ringing and the carollers are singing while the air raid sirens blare."A bit of Yuletide cheer as we prepare for the fat man (no not Santa!)
  • Here’s The Complete Transcript Of Sen. Al Franken’s Tribute To David Letterman That Got Cut From

    11/20/2017 7:56:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | Nov 20, 2017 | Meghan O'Keefe
    Here’s The Complete Transcript Of Sen. Al Franken’s Tribute To David Letterman That Got Cut From The ‘Kennedy Center’ BroadcastTonight, your local PBS affiliate will be airing the Kennedy Center special honoring David Letterman with the 20th Annual Mark Twain Prize for Humor. You’ll see comedy stars like Jimmy Kimmel, Norm Macdonald, Bill Murray, Amy Schumer, John Mulaney, and more fete the late night titan with speeches in his honor. What you won’t see is what embattled Senator Al Franken had to say. The former Saturday Night Live writer and performer’s tribute was cut from the broadcast in the wake...
  • CBS Developing ‘Stripes’ Series Adaptation Based On Movie

    11/17/2017 8:06:17 AM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | November 16, 2017 | Denise Petski
    CBS has put in development Stripes, a single-camera comedy based on the 1981 Bill Murray-Harold Ramis film, Deadline has learned. The project hails from the Whitest Kids U’Know trio of Trevor Moore, Sam Brown and Zach Cregger, Sony Pictures TV and CBS Television Studios. Ivan Reitman, who helmed the movie, is attached to direct and executive produce via his the Montecito Picture Company.
  • Sen. Franken claims comic’s privilege in groping saga: ‘Coming from the world of comedy…’

    11/16/2017 12:50:00 PM PST · by markomalley · 42 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 11/16/17 | Neil W. McCabe
    Sen. Alan S. “Al” Franken (D.-Minn.) issued a new statement Thursday to supplement his previous short explanation about his take on the charge made earlier in the day by Leeann Tweeden that that Franken constructed a sexually awkward comedy skit for her to perform with him during their 2006 Middle East USO tour and that Franken insisted on a private rehearsal, where he groped and kissed her.After she shook off his sexually-tinged advances, Tweeden said Franken began ridiculing her for the rest of the tour–and at one point drew devil horns on a photo of her.Also after the rehearsal incident, Franken posed...
  • Comedy Central Special: Open Borders Now!

    11/16/2017 9:06:58 AM PST · by HollywoodInToto · 13 replies
    Hollywood in Toto ^ | 11/16/17 | Christian Toto
    Comic Jeff Ross: Illegals become Americans when their feet touch U.S. soil.
  • Comedians not laughing at character in ‘The Simpsons’

    11/14/2017 4:02:15 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 61 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 11/14/17 | Mark Kennedy
    Growing up in New York in the 1980s, comedian Hari Kondabolu was like many young people. He watched “The Simpsons” and he adored “The Simpsons.” There was just one thing that bothered him about it. Amid the fictional Springfield barflies, incompetent doctors, clowns and crazy eggheads was a truly cartoonish character — Apu, the Kwik-E-Mart clerk who sold expired food, ripped off customers and delivered the sing-songy slogan “Thank you, come again.”
  • 'The Dems are back!' Hilarious SNL skit pokes fun at ageing leadership of party congratulating ...

    11/12/2017 5:57:36 AM PST · by Zakeet · 5 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | November 12, 2017 | Ariel Zilber
    Complete Headline: 'The Dems are back!' Hilarious SNL skit pokes fun at ageing leadership of party congratulating themselves on election victory with cameos from Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden and teases ANOTHER comeback for Hillary Saturday Night Live mocked the Democratic Party over its boasting about the election victories in New Jersey and Virginia this past Tuesday The spoof came in the form of a campaign commercial that featured senior members of the party The ad was meant to point out that while Democrats claim to have a fresh message, they are still led by an old guard that is...
  • "Message from the DNC- SNL" [SNL actually makes fun of Democrats]

    11/12/2017 4:58:18 AM PST · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    Youtube ^ | November 11, 2017
    Rare SNL making fun of the Democrats.
  • Comedy’s Authentic Lies

    11/10/2017 3:03:30 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    SplitSider ^ | JULY 6, 2017 | DAVID MISCH
    Since (not entirely voluntarily) retiring from screenwriting, I wrote Funny: The Book / Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Comedy. When sales skyrocketed into double figures, a university invited me to a conference about ethics in standup comedy. But really, what kind of humorless, self-important asshole would go to something like that? I landed amidst 50 philosophy professors from around the world, plus one other non-academic; a critic who gave a talk on “authenticity,” which seemed to say that the idea of authenticity in comedy is – and I hope this academic jargon isn’t too thick – bullx. He...
  • Tucker Carlson and Donna Brazile Go Head to Head Over CNN Debate Question

    11/09/2017 6:36:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies ^ | November 9, 2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    After revealing explosive details about the DNC and Hillary Clinton in her forthcoming book “Hacks,” the media have sought to discredit Donna Brazile over the fact that she shared a debate question with Hillary Clinton. Fox News’s Tucker Carlson wanted to know more about the Wikileaks revelation from Brazile—to hear her side of the story—but the former acting DNC chair did nothing but deflect and defend her actions, which the Fox News host repeatedly challenged. “They’ve come after you and said, look, it’s a little much for you to criticize the DNC for colluding with the Hillary campaign when you...
  • George Lopez booed off stage after Trump jokes flop at gala

    10/20/2017 10:41:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies ^ | October 14, 2017 | 3:45pm | By Mara Siegler
    <p>Comic George Lopez was booed off stage at a gala for juvenile diabetes in Denver last week, over an anti-Donald Trump routine that fell flat with the crowd.</p> <p>We’re told the flap began when Trump backer and Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei donated $250,000 but requested that Lopez cool it with the anti-Trump jokes at the Carousel Ball.</p>
  • Chelsea Handler calls Ben Carson a 'black white supremacist,' (trunc)

    09/25/2017 9:14:53 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 15, 2017 | Emily Jashinsky
    In a preview clip from Friday's edition of her Netflix show, comedian Chelsea Handler strung together three minutes worth of jokes about the Trump administration being racist that included some strange claims.Handler's show, which can actually be entertaining, often blends news and comedy in a fashion not dissimilar to what's done on "The Daily Show" or "Saturday Night Live's" Weekend Update segment. In fact, the clip released ahead of Friday's episode follows those formats pretty closely.The segment is supposed to function as a darkly humorous explainer on various kinds of racism in modern America. As Handler tackled the Ku Klux...
  • Mel Brooks on the Death of Comedy: ‘We Have Become Stupidly Politically Correct’

    09/23/2017 7:04:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/23/2017 | John Sexton
    Comedian Mel Brooks says political correctness is the death of comedy. Brooks is currently preparing to open his stage version of the film Young Frankenstein in London’s Garrick Theater. As the theater prepares for an October opening, Brooks gave an interview about the show and his long career to BBC Radio 4’s Rebecca Jones.Asked if any of his films could get made today, Brooks replied, “No, no. I mean maybe Young Frankenstein and maybe a few but never Blazing Saddles because we have become stupidly politically correct, which is the death of comedy.” He continued, “It’s okay not to...
  • 'Stupidly politically correct society is the death of comedy', warns veteran comedian Mel Brooks

    09/21/2017 4:39:50 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 52 replies
    society's "stupidly politically correct" sensibilities will lead to the "death of comedy", the veteran Hollywood comedian Mel Brooks has warned. Brooks, known for his plethora of acclaimed comedy movies, said political correctness was becoming a stranglehold on comedians. "It's not good for comedy. Comedy has to walk a thin line, take risks," he said. "Comedy is the lecherous little elf whispering in the king's ear, always telling the truth about human behaviour." The producer and director said that his iconic western parody Blazing Saddles could not be made in today's political climate.
  • Mel Brooks: Blazing Saddles would 'never' be made today

    09/20/2017 9:30:44 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 92 replies
    Mel Brooks: Blazing Saddles would 'never' be made today By Rebecca Jones Arts correspondent, BBC News 14 minutes ago From the section Entertainment & Arts Mel Brooks, one of Hollywood's funniest film-makers, has told the BBC political correctness is "the death of comedy". He said Blazing Saddles, his Western spoof about a black sheriff in a racist town, could "never" be made today. "It's OK not to hurt the feelings of various tribes and groups," he said. "However it's not good for comedy. "Comedy has to walk a thin line, take risks. It's the lecherous little elf whispering in the...
  • Happy Birthday, Bob Newhart! 9 Quotes that Reveal the Genius of His Comedy

    09/06/2017 1:35:36 AM PDT · by iowamark · 36 replies
    Parade ^ | 9/5/2017 | Lindsay Lowe
    Happy birthday, Bob Newhart! The comedian turns 88 on September 5, 2017. Newhart has largely stepped out of the public eye, though he has been busy over the past month, giving interviews and appearing on talk shows to celebrate the 45th anniversary of The Bob Newhart Show. In that breakthrough sitcom, which aired on CBS from 1972 to 1978, Newhart perfected the low-key delivery and deadpan reactions that made him so distinctive as a comedian. Newhart has resisted dissecting his own understated comedic style (“I don’t want to find the secret. I’m afraid all the joy will go out of...
  • Shelley Berman, Stand-Up Comic Who Skewered Modern Life, Dies at 92

    09/01/2017 1:50:00 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 33 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 1, 2017 | Peter Keepnews
    Shelley Berman, whose brittle persona and anxiety-ridden observations helped redefine stand-up comedy in the late 1950s and early ’60s, died early Friday morning at his home in Bell Canyon, Calif. He was 92. His publicist, Glenn Schwartz, said the cause was complications of Alzheimer’s disease. Mr. Berman, one of the first comedians to have as much success on records as in person or on television, was in the vanguard of a movement that transformed the comedy monologue from a rapid-fire string of gags to something more subtle, more thoughtful and more personal. The comedians of the preceding generation, Gerald Nachman...
  • Joel Osteen Sails Luxury Yacht Through Flooded Houston To Pass Out Copies Of ‘Your Best Life Now’

    08/29/2017 9:37:20 AM PDT · by fungoking · 104 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | 8/29/17 | Staff
    <p>HOUSTON, TX—Although Joel Osteen took flak over the weekend for closing up his church to flood victims and all but disappearing during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, the megachurch pastor reportedly returned to the city on his luxury yacht “S.S. Blessed” to make amends Tuesday by tossing copies of Your Best Life Now to stranded flood survivors.</p>
  • Kathy Griffin Announces New World Tour Called 'Laugh Your Head Off' Following Trump Controversy

    08/27/2017 3:35:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Entertainment Tonight ^ | August 27, 2017 | Elizabeth Stanton&#8205;
    Nothing is stopping Kathy Griffin. After what appears to be a fake hacking announcement on her Twitter on Saturday, the 56-year-old comedian released a video on Sunday announcing her "Laugh Your Head Off" world tour, with a video showing her smiling and ready to take the microphone. "Are you ready for me to say some things that are so horrible I can never take them back?" she asks. The video and her Twitter page also features a photo of the comedian holding a globe in a shot similar to her controversial one, where she held a bloodied replica of President...