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Watch Jon Stewart Announce He's Leaving 'The Daily Show'

Well, here it is: Jon Stewart's official announcement that he's leaving his longtime post at The Daily Show this year. Stewart waited until the final few moments of last night's show to explain to the audience why he's leaving: "You know, I'm not going to be here and try and sum up what this place has meant to me over the years. I couldn't do that," he said. "And we have plenty of time, and I've got a myriad of people to thank, and we'll get to that over time. I'm not going anywhere tomorrow. But this show doesn't deserve an even slightly restless host, and neither do you."

Come Celebrate the Release of 'A Night at Whiplash' This Friday with an Amazing Lineup of Comedians

We're celebrating the recent release of A Night at Whiplash this Friday night at The Bell House in Brooklyn. The lineup is pretty badass: Jon Benjamin, Jon Glaser, Michael Che, Aparna Nancherla, Jared Logan, and a dance piece by Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass. Even better? For the $20 price of admission you'll get a code for a free download of A Night at Whiplash. That's a lot of great comedy for not all that much money.

The show kicks off at 8pm this Friday night, and you can buy your tickets right here. See you on Friday!

Splitsider Announcement: We've Turned Off Our Comments Section

As of this week, Splitsider has its comments section turned off by default. We still have the ability to turn the comments on for select posts — our SNL reviews tend to get good comments, for example — but for the vast majority of posts, we will no longer be accepting comments.

Introducing Splitsider Presents and Our First Movie Release, 'The Exquisite Corpse Project'

I'm incredibly proud to introduce Splitsider Presents, our new digital distribution label. We're going to be selling hilarious, one-of-a-kind movies, documentaries and standup specials for $5 each, right here on Splitsider. All purchases will entitle you to DRM-free HD downloads and in-browser streams, and we've built the store from the ground up in order to give the lion's share of the proceeds right to the artists and comedians responsible.

The Exquisite Corpse Project is our first release, and I couldn't be more excited about it. It's the perfect movie for us: a comedy about the process of creating comedy. Director Ben Popik gathered together his former [...]

Mike Drucker, Phoebe Robinson, Adam Newman and Aaron Glaser to Swing by Our Dog and Pony Show

This Friday night is Splitsider and Tumblr's monthly Dog and Pony Show, and the lineup is pretty stellar: Mike Drucker, Phoebe Robinson, Adam Newman and Aaron Glaser will all grace the UCB East stage, joined as always by host Halle Kiefer.

It all goes down this Friday night at UCB East, which is located at 3rd St. and Ave. A in New York City. Tickets are just $10, and you can make reservations right here.

Robert Dean, Jena Friedman, Lucas Connolly, and Rus Gutin Are Swinging by Our Dog and Pony Show

This coming Monday night we're throwin' a party at the UCB East in NYC. Yes, it's Splitsider's Dog and Pony Show, hosted by Halle Keifer and Joe Stanton. This month's guests are Robert Dean (Caroline's), Jena Friedman (The Daily Show), Lucas Connolly (Caroline's), and Rus Gutin (The Comedy Store). It's all happening at 8pm and for five measly bucks. Reserve your tickets here, and we'll see you on Monday.

Announcing Splitsider's New Standup Film, 'A Night at Whiplash'

I'm very happy to announce Splitsider Presents' second release, a new standup film called A Night at Whiplash.

Whiplash is a weekly standup show at the UCB Theatre in New York. Every Monday night at 11pm, people have a chance to see some of the best standups in the world today performing ten- to twenty-minute sets, all for free. Hosted by Leo Allen, Whiplash has become one of NYC's premiere standup shows. A Night at Whiplash chronicles one such show, and features sets by Sheng Wang, Carmen Lynch, Eugene Mirman, Janeane Garofalo, Jared Logan, Michael Che, and Sean Patton.

For $5 you get the full [...]

Jason Burke, Kara Klenk, Anna Drezen, and Joe Pera Are Visiting the Dog and Pony Show This Friday

Jason Burke, Kara Klenk, Anna Drezen, and Joe Pera are joining host Halle Kiefer this Friday night at our monthly Dog and Pony Show. It's going down at 7:30pm at the wonderful UCB East in Manhattan, and it costs a mere $5. $5 for an evening of laughter and good times is a pretty good deal, guys. So go ahead and make your reservations here, and we'll see you on Friday.

Tomorrow Night at the Dog and Pony Show: Alison Leiby, Erin Lennox, Zach Broussard, and Casey Jost

This month's Dog and Pony show is tomorrow night, and the lineup is amazing: Alison Leiby, Erin Lennox, Zach Broussard, and Casey Jost, all brought together by your wonderful host Halle Kiefer. What's not to like?

It all happens tomorrow, Friday, April 12th, at 7:30pm at UCB East in NYC. Make your reservations here and we'll see you tomorrow night.

Come See John Mulaney, Annie Lederman, Dan St. Germain and Jaime Lee at the Splitsider/Tumblr Dog and Pony Show!

This month at Splitsider and Tumblr's Dog and Pony Show, we've got one killer lineup. Check this out: for $5, John Mulaney, Annie Lederman, Dan St. Germain and Jaime Lee will all be performing, plus the always wonderful Halle Kiefer is pulling hosting duties. $5! If you're in NYC next Tuesday the 18th, you should come, laugh, and hang out with us. What do you have to do that's better than this?

The details: Tuesday, December 18th at 8pm at UCB East (E 3rd St and Ave A). $5. Make your reservations here, and we'll see you on Tuesday.

Come Out to Our Dog and Pony Show on Monday Night

This coming Monday night, it's time again for our monthly Dog and Pony Show. You know the one! It's hosted by Halle Kiefer and Joe Stanton and it takes place at one of our favorite comedy venues in NYC, UCB East. This month's show features a killer lineup: Lil Rel Howery (truTV's Friends Of The People), Sachi Ezura (Girl Code), Jo Firestone (Punderdome), and Sean Donnelly (Letterman). All for a measly $5.

So come on by UCB East this coming Monday the 18th at 8pm. Grab your tickets here, and we'll see you there.

Craig Ferguson Announces He's Leaving 'Late Late Show' in December

Craig Ferguson announced on his show last night that he's leaving the hosting gig at the end of the year. Ferguson has hosted Late Late Show since 2005, infusing it with some of late night's most delightfully weird concepts such as challenging guests to try for a Golden Mouth Organ award, Secretariat the dancing pantomime horse, and his robot skeleton sidekick Geoff Peterson. Variety reports that Ferguson wanted to announce his departure as early as last summer but held off until now, and taking over for Letterman was never something he wanted to do:

"I had no desire — none — to do that job. I [...]

Hey New York! Come See a Screening of 'The Exquisite Corpse Project' at UCB East Tomorrow Night

Still haven't seen our first Splitsider Presents release, The Exquisite Corpse Project? You're totally missing out. But if you're in NYC and want to see it on a big-ish screen surrounded by other people who will also be laughing and enjoying themselves, come to our screening at UCB East tomorrow night at 7:30pm! It's only $5!

Don't live in New York or just don't feel like interacting with other people? No judgements, friend. For that same $5 you can watch the movie right here, right now, in beautiful DRM-free HD quality. So go ahead and do that! You'll love it, promise.

Tomorrow Night: A Special Valentine's Day Edition of Splitsider and Tumblr's Dog and Pony Show

Love is in the air at this week's Dog and Pony Show – awkward, awkward love. That's because, in honor of Valentine's Day, host Halle Kiefer will share her on-stage duties with her ex, Dan Chamberlain. There's no way it can go wrong!

In addition to this soulful reunion, we'll have standup sets by Amber Nelson, Ashley Brooke Roberts, Rob Stern, and Naomi Ekperigin. That's so much goodness! It's all going down tomorrow night, February 8th, at 7:30pm at UCB East for only $10. Make a reservation here or just come on by after work. See you then!