This year's Oscars ceremony was…well, not so good, so before the Academy starts planning next year's big comeback, standup Tig Notaro has offered her services as 2016's potential Oscars host. Notaro posted an open letter to the Academy on her website this week titled "Tig Notaro To Host 2016 Oscars," in which she outlines 11 reasons why she'd make a great Oscars host. Here are some highlights:
- I’ve been known to perform topless just like Mr. NPH did.
- I live relatively close to the theater and wouldn’t be late.
- I’m drop-dead cute in a suit.
- Several years back I was hired by comedian Aziz Ansari for [...]
The 2015 Writers Guild Awards were announced over the weekend, and The Grand Budapest Hotel, Louie, The Simpsons, High Maintenance, and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver all took home awards for their work last year. Budapest won Original Screenplay, Louie won both Comedy Series and Episodic Comedy for its season 4 episode "So Did the Fat Lady," and High Maintenance's episode "Rachel" won for Short Form New Media. Check out the full list of comedy winners below:
It’s a strange thing to see the 2015 Oscar-nominated animated shorts and Mortdecai on the same day. But that’s what I did a few days ago, for reasons too boring to mention. Anyways, the public’s distaste for the latter movie is well documented so I’ll spare the jokes. And besides, I prefer to use my humor to bring light instead of spread darkness.
Instead, I want to talk about the 2015 Oscar-nominated animated shorts. The truth is, movies like Mortdecai suck because nobody gives a shit about them. They are huge behemoths with unlimited budgets and no creative stakes, made by people so successful that they’re bored with the whole [...]
In what is perhaps the most French thing to ever happen, a handsome, stubble-faced marcher wearing a manscarf at the Charlie Hebdo rally was photographed holding a sign that said: “I’m marching, but I’m aware of the confusion and hypocrisy of the situation.” I love this guy because this is precisely how I feel about a great many political and social things and most recently, the 2015 Golden Globes.
By now we’ve all heard that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler went in on Bill Cosby in their opening monologue (dialogue?). This is a good thing for anyone who is generally against people being raped and their attackers being shielded [...]
The 2015 Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning, and the shows up for Best Comedy include HBO series Girls and Silicon Valley, Netflix's Orange Is the New Black, Amazon favorite Transparent, and surprise CW hit Jane the Virgin. The Lego Movie also got a nom in the Best Animated Film category, while Bill Murray, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Lena Dunham, Ricky Gervais, Jeffrey Tambor, Louis C.K., and more all got acting nominations.
Click through for the full list of comedy-related 2015 nominees: