A couple years ago, I bought a Jane Lane T-shirt. If you don’t know who that is, you may recognize a picture of her. And I say that because every time I’ve gone out wearing the shirt, it’s rare I haven’t gotten a “Hey, nice shirt” (usually from twentysomething women with dyed hair), or at the very least a “That’s, uh…that’s Daria, right?” But that’s sort of how it goes with Daria, the series, in general. Over a decade out from its finale, it remains a recognizable pop culture reference point, popping up randomly in strange places, like that time when Katy Perry dressed up as Jane for [...]
The MTV Video Music Awards aired last night, and the closest thing to a host was SNL's Jay Pharoah, who made several appearances during the show disguised as some of his best impersonations. Above watch him bring back his Kanye impression while Kim Kardashian watches from an awkwardly close distance, then click through to watch his segments as Jay-Z and Drake.
Conan O'Brien announced last night that he'll be hosting the MTV Movie Awards — the only awards show that matters — on Sunday April 13th at 9:00pm, which won't conflict with all the hot TV shows on Sunday nights (they checked). The nominees will be announced tomorrow morning at 7:00am via MTV's website. This makes Conan's first MTV Movie Awards hosting gig; he's hosted the Emmys twice in 2002 and 2006 and also co-hosted in 2003.
MTV has given eight-episode orders to two new comedy series, Deadline reports. Happyland will be "a soapy teen comedy which explores the underbelly of one of the country’s most popular theme parks and those who work there," while Faking It "revolves around two best friends who will do almost anything to fit in and be popular in high school — including pretending to be something they are not." The shows will join MTV's current comedy hit Awkward, which returns with the second half of its third season tomorrow night.
Recently, MTV has been attempting to reinvest in comedy, a genre it dominated in its early years with classics like [...]
MTV's weekly late night show, Nikki & Sara Live, is set to debut its second season tonight at 11. Hosted by comedians Nikki Glaser and Sara Schaefer, the series aired its first season in January and was quickly renewed for a second run of 12 episodes. For those unfamiliar with Nikki & Sara Live, the show is hosted from a Times Square studio by the two standups and features a mix of pop culture jokes, sketches, man on the street bits, and a celebrity interview in each episode.
Check out a sketch from season one below: