The Onion issued an apology for a joke they posted on their Twitter account during the Oscars that referred to nine-year-old Beasts of the Southern Wild actress Quvenzhané Wallis as “kind of a cunt”. The joke caused outrage from some, and was defended by others (including comedians Matt Kirshen and Dave Anthony), as often the case in situations like this. It also prompted this parody apology from former Onion staff writers at Thing X. Feel free to share any thoughts you may have left in the comments, but please, keep it civil.
The Oscars weren’t the only award show last weekend. The Independent Spirit Awards also took place with host Andy Samberg. You can watch his monologue (and the entire show if you want) online.
The Comic’s Comic tells the real-life dream comedy scenario that happened when Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock performed on stage together at the Comedy Cellar this week.
Submissions for the Out of Bounds comedy festival in Austin Texas are now open. This year’s festival will take place from August 27 to September 3 and is open to stand-ups, sketch groups, and improv groups. Visit their website to submit an application.
Splitsider put together this list of over 70 of Louis CK’s funniest quotes.
Jimmy Fallon debuted a new web series called Worst I Ever Bombed this week with an episode featuring SNL cast member Cecily Strong talking about a particularly bad Second City show. The series will continue with more stories from comedians about their worst live-performance experiences.
To Be Loved & Understood is a new short documentary about Patton Oswalt from director Julien Nitzberg. Go ahead, watch it!
Comedian Pete Holmes has signed with Conan O’Brien to host a late-night show on TBS set to debut this fall that will air after Conan. The 30-minute show will feature in-studio guests and will also host live comedy, short films, sketches and field pieces.
Philadelphia’s own Kevin Hart is hosting Saturday Night Live this week. You can watch Hart and cast member Jason Sudeikis in promos for the episode.