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Show Amy Schumer's Doggy Daycare Sketch to Your Most Insufferable Dog-Owning Friend

Here's a sketch from last night's Inside Amy Schumer in which the dog owners dropping their pets off at doggy daycare compete to see whose dog is the saddest. I've got a soft spot for the dead one, myself.

'Frisky Dingo's Equalizing Bottle Episode Proves That Laughter is the Best Medicine

‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed to save money) from a comedy series is examined

"I know, I know. Nothing hurts like a scrape."

Frisky Dingo might have been Adult Swim’s craziest program that you never saw. Lasting a mere two seasons, the series was created by rapid dialogue extraordinaires Adam Reed and Matt Thompson, fresh off the heels of Sealab 2021’s cancelation. While a much broader program than Sealab, Frisky Dingo was also the stronger indication of the voice that Reed and Thompson would so strongly cultivate and would later be [...]

David Letterman Has His Staff Help Him Out with One of His Last Top 10s Ever

On last night's Late Show, Dave had 10 of his staffers help him out with one of his very last Top 10 Lists, with them running down the things they'll miss about their jobs. It was a bittersweet list, as many of the folks on staff have been working with Dave for decades, with an unclear future before them.

'SNL' Review: Louis C.K. Gets Ballsy for the Season 40 Finale

As we've seen throughout SNL's 40th season, standup comedian hosts bring with them strong points of view that dictate the temperament of their episodes. Sarah Silverman launched her night with her signature irreverence, followed by sketches that made light of Ebola, white privilege, and the late Joan Rivers. Chris Rock aimed to ease audiences' discomfort over topics like the Boston Marathon bombing and 9/11, with his sketches (including confusing twists on ISIS and old age) largely overthinking themselves. Kevin Hart was, as usual, a burst of energy, with his sketches trying to keep up with his manic speed. And last weekend, Louis C.K. opened the show with 8 minutes about how life was [...]

Woody Allen Is Really Unsure About the Amazon Show He's Making

Back in January, Woody Allen signed on to create a six-episode series for Amazon. They told him he could do whatever the hell he wants, which sounded good to him. Turns out, he's more of a film guy. He talked to Deadline about the process, and it doesn't seem to be going so well. DEADLINE: How do you reconcile your avoidance of computers and iPads, when you signed on to create a TV series for Amazon’s streaming service? ALLEN: I don’t even know what a streaming service is; that’s the interesting thing. When you said streaming service, it was the first time I’ve heard that term connected [...]

Seth Meyers Recreated Letterman's 'Late Night' Opening as a Tribute

With Letterman's last show happening tonight, the tributes are rolling in for the late night legend. Last night, Seth Meyers and his team showed their tribute: a faithful, shot-for-shot recreation of Letterman's original opening titles for his Late Night from way back in 1982. Check out their version above and the original below:

The 25 Best Sketches of 'SNL' Season 40

With SNL's 40th season wrapped up, we're taking a look back at the past year to recall the highs, lows, and other memorable moments as the show ended its fourth decade on the air. Here, we list some of our favorite sketches from this season — both videos and live sketches.

Though many still criticize SNL of being in a creative slump, with sagging ratings and various anniversary specials reminding viewers how great the show used to be, the sketches we've seen on the show recently tell a different story. Yes, there are fewer stock characters fans can immediately identify with the show — the familiar personas we've seen from Cecily Strong or Taran Killam aren't yet [...]

What's on TV This Week: David Letterman Says Goodbye

It's a week of finales and a farewell. Monday, 2 Broke Girls ends season four on CBS followed by the season five finale of Mike and Molly. Wednesday, Modern Family wraps season six, and Blackish finishes season one. Wednesday, we also say goodbye to Late Show host David Letterman who ends his run after 30 years.

New this week, Showtimes' Inside Comedy on Tuesday has Bryan Cranston and Carol Leifer, and Sunday, HBO has new episodes of Silicon Valley and Veep.

In late night, Fallon has guests Nick Offerman and Jeff Foxworthy, Conan has Betty White and Jay Larson, and Letterman welcomes his final guest Bill Murray. Chelsea Peretti, Mike Epps, Nick Swardson, [...]

Leslie Jones Can't Control Herself Around Rihanna

In the newest promos for SNL's finale this weekend, Leslie Jones proves that she can't really control her excitement around Rihanna.

When Letterman Took 'Late Night' to Tokyo, Sort of

The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny programs waiting to be rediscovered by comedy nerds like you and me. Each week, this column will highlight a new gem waiting for you at the Paley Library to quietly laugh at. (Seriously, it’s a library, so keep it down.)

This is that last edition of From the Archives that will be published during a time that David Letterman is on TV. That’s really weird [...]

Watch "Rooftop Party", a Pretaped 'SNL' Sketch Cut From the Season Finale

Here's a pretaped short that was cut for time from this past weekend's SNL finale, "Rooftop Party," in which Jay Pharoah just wants everybody to give him everything, whether or not it makes sense.

Chelsea Peretti Talked to Seth Meyers About Growing Up with Andy Samberg

Chelsea Peretti was on Late Night last night, and she talked to Seth about growing up with Andy Samberg, her disappointment in not getting to see the people she beat at the Webby Awards, and her strat for shaming her coach-flying friends when she's sitting in first class. Below, hear her story of trying to just get a glimpse of Rihanna at the SNL finale after party.

John Oliver Highlights the Depressing Reality of Farming Chickens

On last night's Last Week Tonight, John Oliver took aim at the situation that modern chicken farms find themselves in which — surprise! — is a pretty unpleasant one. But at least it's an unpleasant story told with an abundance of jangly acoustic guitar music, which helps.

Hulu Has Ordered a 26-Episode Fourth Season of 'The Mindy Project'

Fox may have canceled The Mindy Project, but the show isn't going away — instead, it's moving to Hulu, which has just picked up the show for a 26-episode fourth season. In addition, the first three seasons will be available exclusively on Hulu. Kaling had this to say: "I am thrilled The Mindy Project has found a new home on Hulu, where so many of our fans are already watching the show. It's such an exciting place to be." There's no word on when the new season will premiere.