Over the weekend, Amy Schumer and the writers/producers of Inside Amy Schumer sat down for a Paley Center panel all about the show, and it turns out we have them to thank for finally reaching true gender equality on Comedy Central. Prior to the second season of Schumer's show, the network bleeped the word "pussy" but often allowed the word "dick" to air uncensored — a policy that struck the writers and executive producer Dan Powell as unfair. From Vulture's recap:
"Dan decided that it wasn't fair that they bleep the word 'pussy,'" said Amy Schumer. "Because you are allowed to say the word 'dick' on Comedy Central," [...]
Here's the extended version of John Cleese's fantastic interview from last night's Daily Show, which is full of great reminders about why nothing really matters in life as well as why Cleese would choose quality time with his Maine Coons over a date with a politician any day: "If somebody said 'Would you like to have dinner with David Cameron?' I would say no…I would like to play with my cats."
Comedy Central's @midnight kicked off its week of shows in New York City last night with guests Nikki Glaser, John Mulaney, and Judah Friedlander, and during "Rapid Refresh" the show got a special surprise appearance from Jon Hamm and his unending love for cats — particularly the bodega cats featured on Tumblr.
The Daily Show kicked off its week in Austin, Texas last night, and the show began with the above Western-inspired opening title sequence featuring the Daily Show news team and some special guests. Watch more from the episode below:
Slate just launched a new podcast called Working that explores the typical workdays of various celebrities, and the very first episode features Colbert Report host and Late Show successor Stephen Colbert. Colbert offers a detailed run-through of his average day (and night) on his Comedy Central show, and you'll learn a lot about his views on scripts that don't work out (he calls them "bad girlfriends") and how he greets all of his guests: "I always say the same thing: 'I do the show in character. He's an idiot, he's willfully ignorant of what you know and care about. Please honestly disabuse me of my ignorance and we'll have [...]