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Comedy Central Launches App Offering Full Seasons of 'Chappelle's Show', 'Broad City', and Tons More

Comedy Central announced today that they've launched a new app offering up access to hundreds of episodes of hit shows and standup. The app, free for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, will offer the most recent season of South Park as well as next-day full episodes of The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and @midnight to all users for free, plus preview episodes of upcoming shows TripTank and Comedy Underground with Dave Attell.

Users who sign in with their cable or satellite provider will get access to nearly 200 episodes of hit Comedy Central shows, including full seasons of Broad City, Workaholics, Kroll Show, Futurama, Review, Trip Tank, [...]

Stephen Colbert Fires Back at #CancelColbert, Deletes @ColbertReport

On last night's show, Colbert finally got the chance to address the #CancelColbert Twitter blowup that happened last week through a new "Who's Attacking Me Now?" segment, where he pointed out that the show has made countless segments that, when quoted out of context, are extremely offensive, including the animated KKK-themed "Laser Klan" installment he ran during Black History Month that nobody seemed to complain about. Coincidentally, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone was last night's guest and was on hand to flip the kill switch on the show's official Twitter account, which is either a temporary April Fool's move or a rightful end to whatever social media team [...]

The Promising Debut Season of 'Broad City' Nails the New York Struggle

Since premiering in January, Comedy Central's Broad City has been gaining momentum as not just television's funniest breakout comedy but one of the freshest concepts to get the TV treatment in a while. While it has the sketch mastery roots of Kroll Show, the offbeat weirdness of Portlandia, and the Millenial female-driven New Yorker theme of Girls, Broad City has remained singularly new and exciting thanks to the onscreen chemistry and deft rapport of series creators/stars Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson. Ahead of tonight's season finale, here's a look at why Broad City killed it this season, and why we can't wait until Glazer and Jacobson get to do [...]

A Guide to Your Favorite Late Night and Sketch TV Writers on Twitter

There are tons of great late night and sketch comedy shows on television these days, and behind each one is a staff of writers hard at work to ensure their respective late night host or starring cast puts on the funniest and most finely tuned performance possible. We're in the midst of a rerun week for shows like Conan, SNL, and The Daily Show, so with that in mind, here's a complete writing staff breakdown of some of the best sketch and late night shows on TV, including a handy guide to whose Twitter feeds you can invade to get your minute-by-minute comedy fix.

'Nathan For You' Season 2 Premieres June 24th

Nathan Fielder announced today on Twitter that the second season of his critically-acclaimed Comedy Central show Nathan For You will debut on Tuesday, June 24th. Nathan For You was renewed by the network for a 10-episode season last year, two more episodes than it was given during its initial season. The show will air Tuesdays at 10:30, following Drunk History, which premieres on the same date.

While I'm sure there's a ton of amazing stuff in these 10 episodes of Nathan For You, the most eagerly-awaited one will document "Dumb Starbucks," the fully-functioning Starbucks knockoff Fielder opened in Los Angeles last month. Dumb Starbucks, a [...]

Season 2 of 'Inside Amy Schumer' Starts Off with a Banging

Before Broad City exploded onto the scene, comedian Amy Schumer stood alone as Comedy Central's (to steal a term from tonight's Inside Amy Schumer premiere) "feminist-bent on a male-skewering network," serving as both a powerful female force and adaptable demographic-straddler on a channel that has traditionally catered to dorm room bros. Her TV success has depended on — as it often does for girls with a lot of older brothers — out-crassing them on one level then turning that crassness completely on its head on the other; in the first three episodes alone she plays the comic who calls out the objectification of women in fashion magazines then goes [...]

Talking with Hannibal Buress About 'Broad City,' Preparing for Onscreen Roles, and His New Standup Special

Hannibal Buress has come a long way from being a writer for SNL and 30 Rock and sometimes a crazy homeless man, enjoying a steady rise to success as both a popular standup and hilarious supporting television player on The Eric Andre Show and more recently Comedy Central's Broad City. His newest Comedy Central project, an hourlong standup special Hannibal Buress: Live From Chicago, airs on the network tomorrow night at midnight, so ahead of its premiere I talked to Buress about how his standup has evolved, his experience acting on Broad City and Seth Rogen's Neighbors, his Comedy Central pilot, the power of "Hannibal's Hands," and how [...]

Watch the Trailer for Comedy Central's New Animated Series 'TripTank'

Here's a minute-long trailer for TripTank, a new animated anthology show in the vein of MTV's Liquid Television that Comedy Central's debuting on April 2nd. The show, which has been picked up for eight episodes, is a mix of many different styles of animated segments from different animation/comedy people, with some of the segments recurring and others just being one-offs. You can get a tiny glimpse of Zach Galifianakis and Bob Odenkirk voicing characters in the trailer, but the show also features stuff either written or voiced by Larry David, Bill Oakley, Kumail Nanjiani, Brett Gelman, Kyle Kinane, Nat Faxon, Tom Kenny, Rachel Butera, Wayne Brady, and Curtis Armstrong.

Hannibal Buress Talks About Impersonating Donald Glover in This Preview of His New Comedy Central Special

Here are two preview clips from Hannibal Buress's new Comedy Central standup special, Live from Chicago, which debuts on Comedy Central Saturday, March 29th, at midnight, and will be available on the 24th via CC: Stand-Up Direct. In the first clip (above), he talks about saying he's Donald Glover in order to get into an Eddie Griffin show in Las Vegas for free, and in the second clip (below), he tells a story about an ecstasy trip.

Watch Patton Oswalt's 'True Detective' Parody

Here's the internet's five millionth True Detective parody, but this one was made by Comedy Central and stars Patton Oswalt. Oswalt is the latest well-known comedian to release a parody of the HBO crime show, following in the footsteps of Joel McHale and Jim Rash and Jimmy Kimmel and Seth Rogen.

Talking to Amy Schumer About Season Two of 'Inside Amy Schumer'

When Inside Amy Schumer premiered last April, it had the best first-episode ratings for any show on Comedy Central and got quickly renewed after only four episodes. The series successfully mixed often over-the-top scenes with standup, man-on-the-street interviews, and conversations with unique professionals, with Schumer always at the wheel.

Tonight, the show returns in full force, with a second season premiere called “Would You Bang Her” in which Schumer interacts with God (guest star Paul Giamatti), plays tennis, and goes deep with a porn producer. Recently, I got the chance to talk with Schumer, who in addition to Inside Amy's 10-episode second season is on tour doing standup [...]

'Kroll Show's Second Season Evolves Into "Sketch-uational Comedy"

As far as character showcases go, it doesn't get much more elaborate than Kroll Show.

When Nick Kroll's sketch series on Comedy Central returned for its second season in January, it was clear that he had set his sights firmly on the pseudo-celebrity culture of reality television, with a lineup of characters inspired by the most despicable monsters that crawled out of the Jersey Shore and Real Housewives muck: the Guido womanizer Bobby Bottleservice, the psychopathic publicists of "PubLIZity," the man-child toilet-baby C-Czar, the self-destructively vain Rich Dicks, etc. But if the first season served to introduce the freakshow, the second season unleashed them out into [...]

Talking to Jillian Bell and Charlotte Newhouse About Their Comedy Central Web Series 'Idiotsitter'

Jillian Bell and Charlotte Newhouse’s Comedy Central web series Idiotsitter wraps up this week, with the series possibly seeing its odd couple of Gene, a super rich, under-house-arrest woman-child, and Billie, her uptight GED tutor, becoming friends, celebrating Gene getting her ankle monitor off, or burning down Gene’s mansion. The web series showcases Bell and Newhouse’s talents as writers and performers, adding to the two Groundlings’ growing credits. Bell and Newhouse sold a pitch of an arranged marriage comedy last year to MGM, and Bell has popped up in several high-profile comedies like Curb Your Enthusiasm and Bridesmaids, as well as in Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master (apparently he’s [...]

Watch 'Broad City's Drake Music Video

From tonight's new episode of Comedy Central's Broad City, here's a music video for Drake's "Started from the Bottom" featuring the Broad City ladies referencing Missy Elliott and Nicki Minaj alongside a bunch of confused people at a bank.