NBC just announced two upcoming SNL hosts. According to TV Line, Michael Keaton will host SNL for a third time on April 4th with musical guest Carly Rae Jepsen, then Empire star Taraji P. Henson will make her hosting debut on April 11th with musical guest Mumford & Sons. The show returns live this weekend with four-time host Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
Daily Show correspondent Hasan Minhaj recently traveled to Oregon to investigate a once-in-a-lifetime story of how legalized medical marijuana is destroying society through a deer named Sugar Bob, who seems to enjoy getting high and eating stolen candy. It's a shame that marijuana is tearing our country apart one deer at a time like this, but hopefully Minhaj's report will shed some light on this growing problem.
The Late Late Show's new host James Corden was a guest on last night's Conan, where he told O'Brien about how nervous he is about the gig, which he describes as "just a quest to not throw up on your own clothes." Watch more from Corden's interview below: READ MORE
"If you’re disturbed by white-collar crime, but not quite as disturbed as you are by gay sex, then congratulations: You might possess just the right combo of social conscience and unexamined homophobia needed to fully enjoy Get Hard." That's the opening line from Variety's review of Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart's new buddy comedy, and it sums up much of the critical backlash since the film premiered at SXSW. Ferrell and Hart have responded to these accusations to varying degrees of success this week, but the most interesting coverage comes from HitFix's Louis Virtel, who confronted the guys about the issue head-on:
“You're both very smart, funny people. During the filming of the movie, between the scene where you [Hart] kind of do a mockingly effeminate voice and you [Ferrell] gag at the sight of a dick as if it's the worst thing that could happen to a straight guy — a gay situation — did you think this is mildly-mean spirited, or at the very least, a little bit dated?"
If you're sad that Broad City's second season is already over on Comedy Central, Thrillest has made it extremely easy for you to relive it all thanks to their handy interactive Broad City map. The map includes all the locations featured during season 2 — everything from Abbi's workplace Soulstice (Chalk Gyms in Williamsburg) to the manhole Ilana and her mom traveled to for top-notch counterfeit handbags. Check out the map below, then head over to Thrillest for a complete breakdown of all the hot spots. READ MORE
Great news for Super Troopers fans: Super Troopers 2 is definitely happening. In just a little over one day, Broken Lizard's Indiegogo campaign to self-fund the sequel to their 2001 cult hit has already reached its $2 million goal with 30 days to spare, which guarantees that Super Troopers 2 will go into production this summer and hit theaters sometime next year. You can still head over to the Indiegogo page to make your own contribution from now through April 24th, but if you give $35,000, be warned that someone has already claimed the grand prize of owning the patrol car that will be used in the film.
SNL is back this weekend with four-time host Dwayne Johnson and musical guest George Ezra, and NBC just released the first round of promos featuring Johnson and Bobby Moynihan discussing their porn star names, monologue jokes, and Johnson's new and much wiser wrestling catchphrase.
Nasim Pedrad might star in her very own Fox comedy. THR reports that Pedrad has signed a talent holding and development deal at the network with the goal of creating, writing, and starring in her own show. "Nasim’s an undeniable creative force in front of the camera and a brilliant writer/producer behind the camera," Fox exec Jonnie Davis said on the news. "We’ve long admired her work on SNL and Mulaney and we think she’ll be hugely valuable to us on the comedy side." In the meantime, Nasim already has a recurring role in the works on the upcoming Fox horror-comedy Scream Queens from Glee co-creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan.
Here's the newest installment of Colin Quinn's web series Cop Show featuring special guest Jim Norton, who plays a rat under interrogation by Quinn and his crew. The interns/writers behind Cop Show are clearly still relying on obvious metaphors to get their point across, but at least the metaphors Michael Che had to deal with were a little less insulting.
Welcome to The Second City Archives, in which we post an exclusive clip each week of some of comedy's biggest superstars performing early in their careers on the legendary Chicago stage. Second City has generously given us a glimpse into their extensive archive of live performances, and over the coming weeks we'll be sharing some rare and retro comedy never before seen on the web.
Now that there's officially a Bill Murray Christmas TV special in the works featuring stars like Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and George Clooney, here's a look back at a rare Murray special from 1980 called Bill Murray Live from the Second City. In this clip from the special, Murray finally returns home to his parents after six months in Denver only to be overwhelmed with questions by his father (played by Bruce Jarchow). Check out another clip from Bill Murray Livehere.
Senior Women's Issues Correspondent Kristen Schaal made an appearance during last night's Daily Show to talk equal pay for women, and it turns out that America might figure out how to create human hearts from 3D printers before women are paid the same amount as men: "At this point, we'd be better off printing a 3D penis, slapping it on the bank counter and saying 'Hey society, fuck you. Pay me.'"
Having performed live with the Beastie Boys before, Ben Stiller considers himself a pretty big fan, so during last night's Late Night Seth Meyers put Stiller's fandom to the test with some on-the-spot Beastie Boys lyrics trivia. Check out another clip from Stiller's Late Night visit below: READ MORE
Here's a clip from Kevin Hart's visit to last night's Conan, where he looks back on auditioning for SNL with an impression of someone even Lorne Michaels didn't know. Watch more from Hart's interview below: READ MORE
Late Night debuted a new segment last night called "Three Questions with Amber and Michelle," in which writers Amber Ruffin and Michelle Wolf venture out into New York City to ask people on the street three questions. The first two questions are innocent enough, but then things get super weird. Hang in there, ladies: You'll both have it all one day.
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