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Watch Amy Schumer's 2015 MTV Movie Awards Monologue

The MTV Movie Awards aired last night, and first-time host and upcoming movie star Amy Schumer made sure the night was full of hilarity. Watch her pre-taped cold open above with special guest appearances from Chelsea Peretti, J.K. Simmons, Mike Birbiglia, and Elizabeth Banks, then check out her opening monologue below:

The Emmy Awards Will Finally Separate Talk and Sketch Variety Shows

Great news for sketch shows: THR reports that the Television Academy has switched up some rules for Emmy categories to address the genre ambiguity that's blurred the line between comedy and drama in recent years, and going forward, sketch comedy shows will finally be able to compete in their own category.

In terms of comedy-related changes, the Academy made a weird move by changing the definition of a comedy as a series with episodes that run 30 minutes or less, which will bump recent comedy category mainstay Orange Is the New Black to the drama category next round, while an extra nominee (7 total) will be added to [...]

Kristen Wiig Stole the Show at Last Night's Grammys

The 2015 Grammys aired last night, and ahead of his huge international tour, Weird Al Yankovic took home the award for Best Comedy Album against steep competition while Joan Rivers posthumously won her first Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album for Diary of a Mad Diva. The biggest comedy-related win of the night came near the end of last night's televised ceremony, with Kristen Wiig making a surprise performance as an interpretive dancer for Sia's "Chandelier." It was weird and it was wonderful, and Wiig definitely gave Jim Carrey and Kate McKinnon a run for their money. Watch it in full below:

Watch the 'NFL Honors' Opening Monologue with Seth Meyers

The fourth annual NFL Honors ceremony aired Saturday night on NBC, and Seth Meyers opened the evening with a monologue poking fun at pretty much every football player in the audience. Meyers is no stranger to hosting sports awards shows — he previously hosted ESPN's ESPY Awards in 2010 and 2011.

'Transparent' and 'Jane the Virgin' Break Records at the Golden Globes

The Golden Globes aired on NBC last night, and in the world of comedy, freshman hits Transparent and Jane the Virgin took home some history-making awards. Amazon's Transparent became the first online show to win a Best TV Series Globe, while Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez took home the award for Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy in a surprise win over Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Taylor Schilling, Lena Dunham, and Edie Falco, making it CW's first-ever Globe win. Check out the full list of comedy-related awards as well as clips of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's hosting performance below, including an appearance by Margaret Cho as an unimpressed North Korean [...]

Andy Samberg to Host the 2015 Emmy Awards

Say hello to your new Emmy Awards host. The Wrap reports that Andy Samberg has officially signed on to host the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards, which airs on Fox in September. "It’s wonderfully fitting that we have Andy Samberg, an Emmy Award winner himself, as our host for this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards," Television Academy CEO Bruce Rosenblum said on the news. "Andy has excelled in all aspects of the television universe, both from behind and in front of the camera. His humor, insights and charisma will be an exciting addition to our annual celebration of television’s best and brightest." Here's Samberg's statement:

Buckle your seat belts, Emmy [...]

Amy Schumer and Bill Hader Trash a Movie Theater in the Latest MTV Movie Awards Promo

In the latest promo for this year's MTV Movie Awards, host Amy Schumer teamed up with her Trainwreck costar Bill Hader to celebrate the undeniable fact that winning is everything by trashing a movie theater together. The awards show airs on Sunday, April 12th at 8:00pm.

The Lonely Island Will Perform at the Oscars with Tegan and Sara

The Lego Movie might've gotten a big Oscars snub this year in the Animated Feature category, but it did grab an Original Song nomination for its hit theme song "Everything Is Awesome" performed by The Lonely Island's Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer with Tegan and Sara. The Lonely Island confirmed today via Twitter that they're set to perform the song with Tegan and Sara at this year's Oscars hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, which is set to air on ABC Sunday, February 22nd. Check out a music video for "Everything Is Awesome" below:

Amy Schumer Befriends Anna Kendrick in Her First MTV Movie Awards Promo

Amy Schumer is hosting this year's MTV Movie Awards, and the network released the first promo today featuring Schumer making a (very reluctant) new best friend Anna Kendrick. The awards show airs on MTV Sunday, April 12th at 8:00pm.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Share Their 2015 Golden Globes Hosting Ideas

The lovely Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host the Golden Globes this Sunday for the third time, and NBC just released this promo featuring the ladies going over their approach and ideas for the ceremony. So get ready for a doped up Tina and Julia Louis-Dreyfus-obsessed Amy, because they're coming to you live this Sunday at 8:00pm.

Tig Notaro Wants to Be Next Year's Oscars Host

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 [...]

'Louie,' 'High Maintenance,' and 'Last Week Tonight' Win WGA Awards

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:

A Look at the 2015 Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts

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 [...]

The Problem with Poehler and Fey's Golden Globes Cosby Joke

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 [...]