Splitsider

Posts tagged as comedy central

'SNL's Pete Davidson Joins Comedy Central's 'Roast of Justin Bieber'

SNL cast member Pete Davidson is headed to the Roast of Justin Bieber later this month. The network revealed the news on Twitter today, and Davidson joins previously announced roasters Jeffrey Ross, Natasha Leggero, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, Shaquille O'Neal, Hannibal Buress, Chris D'Elia, Martha Stewart, and roastmaster Kevin Hart. The special airs on Comedy Central Monday, March 30th at 10:00pm.

Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer Talk 'Broad City' on 'The Daily Show'

Here's a clip from Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer's visit to last night's Daily Show, where they talked with Stewart about how Broad City went from a web series to a Comedy Central show, how their parents have responded to their fame, and the special person who called just for Abbi during Sunday's Night of Too Many Stars.

'The Nightly Show's Mike Yard Goes Full Amish to Avoid the Apple Watch

Here's a clip from last night's Nightly Show featuring contributor Mike Yard, whose response to yesterday's Apple Watch announcement is to go "full Amish" (technically, "full Amish-ish") to avoid the moral crisis every Apple customer must undergo before buying a new product considering the horrible conditions under which they're made in China. Yard calls today's technology the "modern-day cotton," pointing out that "the same way we're ignoring how this stuff gets made is the same way a Northerner in the 1850s was feeling about a comfy pair of cotton drawers."

Hannibal Buress, Natasha Leggero, Martha Stewart, and More Join the 'Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber'

The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber airs at the end of the month, and Comedy Central announced the full lineup of roasters today. It's a mix of regulars, newbies, and the completely absurd: Kevin Hart will serve as roastmaster joined by Jeffrey Ross, Natasha Leggero, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, Shaquille O'Neal, Hannibal Buress, Chris D'Elia, and the one and only Martha Stewart. The roast airs on Monday, March 30th at 10:00pm, so get ready for some trademark Martha Stewart burns.

Larry Wilmore, Issa Rae, Marina Franklin, and More Discuss Black Women in the Workplace

To close out Black History Month, last night The Nightly Show explored some of the many issues black women face today. Wilmore was joined by The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl's Issa Rae — who currently has a pilot order with Wilmore at HBO — as well as Fordham professor Christina Greer, New York Live's Jacque Reid, and comedian Marina Franklin to tackle Patricia Arquette's Oscars speech and some of the obstacles black women face in workforce. Rae's thoughts: "If I were a white guy, I would rule this world right now." Watch the panel discuss black women and dating below:

Key and Peele, Nick Kroll, Adam DeVine, and More Share Their Least Favorite Comedy Clichés

HitFix recently got the opportunity to interview a bunch of Comedy Central stars, and they posed an interesting question to all of them: "Which comedy clichés bother you most?" The responses are equally varied and hilarious — who knew Nick Kroll had such a low tolerance for pretty much everything?

Watch the Series Premiere of 'Big Time in Hollywood, FL' Two Weeks Early

Last year, Comedy Central ordered ten episodes of a new show from Next Time on Lonny's Alex Anfanger and Dan Schimpf called Big Time in Hollywood, FL about two brothers and aspiring filmmakers who get kicked out of their house. Ahead of Big Time's television debut on March 25th, Comedy Central uploaded the full series premiere episode this week so you can watch it two weeks early. The series is executive produced by Ben Stiller, who also has a big part in the first episode.

Watch Amy Schumer's Fantastic 'Night of Too Many Stars' Standup Set

Comedy Central's annual charity event Night of Too Many Stars aired last night, and among the celebrity guests was Amy Schumer, who did a brilliant standup set about sexism in Hollywood, what she learned making her movie Trainwreck, and her love and devotion to drinking. Watch some more clips from the special below:

Jordan Klepper Investigates Florida's New Ban on Doctors Discussing Guns with Patients

Florida recently passed legislation that prohibits doctors from discussing gun safety with patients, so The Daily Show's Jordan Klepper headed down to the Sunshine State to investigate. To better understand the ban, Klepper interviews a paranoid second amendment attorney who supports the ban and fears a "Holocaust 2" should doctors know which of their patients own guns, then he consults with a "buzzkill" pediatrician who explains why the law is obviously a terrible idea.

Ilana's Masturbation Session Gets Sabotaged on Next Week's 'Broad City'

Broad City has been pumping out nothing but excellence this season, and Comedy Central uploaded a sneak peek of next week's episode today that confirms the trend is far from over. This time we get an exclusive glimpse into Ilana's masturbation rituals, only this time she finds an unexpected surprise in the porn she pulls up on her computer.

Larry Wilmore and the 'Nightly Show' Panel Debate Banned Words and Political Correctness

From Sheryl Sandberg's campaign against the word "bossy" to Rick Scott's ruling to ban the term "climate change" in Florida to the University of Michigan's recent decision to ban terms like "illegal alien" and "crazy," there's been a lot of word policing in the news lately, which Larry Wilmore and his panel explored during last night's Nightly Show. Watch Wilmore give an overview above — which includes a list of offensive slurs he and his writers think deserve to be banned way more than "bossy" and "alien" — then check out his panel with comedians Lizz Winstead, Maz Jobrani, and Nick DiPaolo and The Daily Beast's John Avlon below:

Comedy Central Orders Eight Episodes of 'Why? With Hannibal Buress'

It looks like Hannibal Buress has finally landed his own Comedy Central series after all. According to The Wrap, Comedy Central has picked up eight episodes of a weekly half-hour series called Why? With Hannibal Buress, which will follow Buress "as he addresses major cultural issues through stand-up, filmed segments, man-on-the-street interviews and interviews with in-studio guests." The show is slated to debut this July, nearly a year and a half after Buress put his dreams out into the world by saying Comedy Central had ordered his last pilot Unemployable to series a little too soon.

Jessica Williams Got Trapped in Ferguson

Last night on The Daily Show, Jessica Williams looked at the Ferguson Police Department's habits of handing out citations for pretty much anything. She didn't fare as well there as Jason Jones for some weird reason.

Adam Sandler and Bob Barker Reunite on Comedy Central's 'Night of Too Many Stars'

Comedy Central's Night of Too Many Stars airs this weekend, and the network released a sneak peek today featuring Adam Sandler and Bob Barker reuniting in another glorious Happy Gilmore brawl. Catch the rest of the special on Comedy Central Sunday night at 8:00pm.