Conan sent his old pal Triumph the Insult Comic Dog to Queens to watch the World Cup and talk to fans — presumably flights to Brazil were too expensive — and, unsurprisingly, he made fun of a whole bunch of people right to their faces, and it was great. Never change, Triumph.
On last night's Daily Show, Michael Che recounted his recent revealing encounter with former VP Dick Cheney, in which he fully copped to his mistakes and showed a glimpse of the emotional depths he has on the subject. Thank god he got it all on tape!
While it was previously reported that Sony and Hulu were in talks to revive the cancelled Community for a sixth season on the streaming site, TV Line is now reporting that Hulu has given up on the negotiations. There's still a tiny glimmer of a chance that the show could be revived if Sony can find another suitor by next week, when all of the actors' contracts expire, but that seems pretty unlikely at this point.
But hey, they had a good run! Five seasons is three or four seasons more than one could have really expected a show so willfully weird to last on network TV. As yearbook quote pages everywhere say, don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened. Also, dance as if no one is watching. That has less to do with Community, but is still just solid advice.
This coming Monday evening at 8:30pm, Splitsider's Dog and Pony Show returns to UCB East in NYC with another lineup of funny people who will say funny things for your amusement. The Lucas Bros., Brooke Van Poppelen, Nate Fernald, and Sabrina Jalees will be joining your hosts Halle Kiefer and Joe Stanton for a night of surprises and delights. All for a mere $5!
So go ahead and make your reservations here, and we'll see you on Monday night.
Tomorrow night, we'll be celebrating the release of our standup film A Night at Whiplash by hosting a show with our pals at Whiplash at The Bell House in Brooklyn. For $20, you'll get to see Jon Benjamin, Jon Glaser, Michael Che, Aparna Nancherla, Jared Logan, and a dance piece by Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass. On top of all that, you'll get a code to download A Night at Whiplash for free. Best of all? You'll have a reason to leave home on a Friday night and drink beers and laugh. What's better than that?
Doors are at 7:30, the show starts at 8:30, and you can snag your tickets right here. See you tomorrow night!
Photo by Ryan Muir.
We're celebrating the recent release of A Night at Whiplash this Friday night at The Bell House in Brooklyn. The lineup is pretty badass: Jon Benjamin, Jon Glaser, Michael Che, Aparna Nancherla, Jared Logan, and a dance piece by Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass. Even better? For the $20 price of admission you'll get a code for a free download of A Night at Whiplash. That's a lot of great comedy for not all that much money.
The show kicks off at 8pm this Friday night, and you can buy your tickets right here. See you on Friday!
Luther, President Obama's anger translator, was one of the first characters to blow up virally from Key and Peele. So it's only natural that the duo are set to introduce a similar anger translator for Hillary Clinton, the presumed Democratic frontrunner in the next election. Peele himself told Vulture that he's "99 percent" sure the new character will make the cut, saying:
Whereas Michelle’s translator Contendra felt like she owned a beauty salon, maybe somewhere on Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, I think Hillary’s translator would be more trailer bait. We’re thinking deep Arkansas good ol’ gal who does not censor herself.
Sounds pretty perfect. The fourth season of Key and Peele kicks off this fall.
Ricky Gervais was on The Tonight Show last night, and he and Fallon played "Word Sneak", the game in which each person has a list of five words that they need to try to sneak into natural conversation. Naturally, it devolved pretty quickly, with Gervais only half-committing to the game, but it still ended pretty perfectly.
SNL breakout start Kate McKinnon was on Conan last night, where she talked about how she developed both her wonderful Justin Bieber and Ellen impressions as well as the "Dyke & Fats" sketch she did with Aidy Bryant. The trick to the Bieber impression is pretending to be a puppy who just piddled on the rug, it turns out, just in case you want to try it yourself. READ MORE
Stephen Colbert unveiled some stylish (?) new facial hair on last night's episode of The Colbert Report. His "Tony Stark goatee" was grown to show solidarity with that poor, put-upon class: billionaires. It was all to prep for his guest, French economist Thomas Piketty, who argues for a punitive global tax on the very wealthy to help fight income inequality in his new book Capital. Obviously, the super rich like Stephen Colbert and Tony Stark are in no way on board with these ideas. Check out his intro to the goatee and Piketty above, with his confrontation with Piketty below. READ MORE
Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally sat down with Seth Meyers last night — the first time the two of them have done a joint late night appearance — to talk about SNL, Offerman's woodworking prowess, and what it's like to work together as a couple. READ MORE
In this clip from A Night at Whiplash, former SNL writer and newest Daily Show correspondent Michael Che talks about how hard it can be determining just what is and isn't racist. For the rest of his set and full sets by Sheng Wang, Carmen Lynch, Eugene Mirman, Janeane Garofalo, Jared Logan, and Sean Patton, check out the full movie now for five measly bucks.
The dream of six seasons and a movie may not be dead after all: Deadline is reporting that Hulu is in talks with Sony to produce a sixth season of the recently canceled Community. Despite Dan Harmon initially being lukewarm on the idea of continuing the show somewhere else once NBC gave it the axe, he's apparently on board if Hulu does end up ordering the show.
Talks are very early, so this could easily end up not happening, but both sides are open to the discussion, so we'll see. And if it does happen, could Donald Glover potentially come back as well? Keep hope alive, human beings.
Here's a clip from A Night at Whiplash in which Eugene Mirman tells a story of being recognized in Guitar Center. It gets a little awkward.
For Eugene's full set as well as sets by Sheng Wang, Carmen Lynch, Janeane Garofalo, Jared Logan, Michael Che, and Sean Patton, check out A Night at Whiplash now for only $5.