The internet went crazy when a crazy letter from a Sorority President to the rest of her chapter went viral – then to make it better, Michael Shannon did a dramatic reading of the letter for Funny or Die.
Comedians Megan Koester and Andy Kindler teamed up to write this How Not to be a Stand-Up Comedian article for Vice.
Ben Stiller unveiled 12 minutes of his new movie The Secret Live of Walter Mitty and the early word is in: it might be pretty good.
Watch James Adomian star as Marc Maron in IFC’s web series Maron in Space.
Laughspin recapped Portland’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival (Day One, Day Two, Day Three, Day Four).
Netflix released nine character posters to promote the new season of Arrested Development. You can see them all on Splitsider.
Watch SNL’s Kate McKinnon as Ellen DeGeneres with Ellen DeGeneres on Ellen.
Comedian J-L Cauvin released this video in which he does an impression of Louis CK telling “the classics” and satirizes the praise Louis gets from seemingly everyone.
Louis CK did an AMA on Reddit today to promote the release of his new stand-up special Oh My God.
Bill Cosby was once again a guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and once again, he was hilarious.
Cable channel IFC announced they have a slew of comedy projects in development, including shows from Chris Gethard and Garfunkel & Oates.
Seth Rogen becomes the worst person in the world in this new video from Funny or Die.
Splitsider collected all nine promotional posters for the new season of Arrested Development.
The latest episode of Paul F. Tompkins’ web series Speakeasy features the comedian interviewing Rob Delaney.
Comedy Central has released two new sketches (One, Two) from the upcoming Inside Amy Schumer.
The first episode of Norm MacDonald Live, the comedian’s new video podcast, is available to watch online. New episodes will debut every Monday at 9pm.
Time released this list of the 140 Best Twitter Feeds of 2013.
Comedian Amy Schumer was interviewed by Vulture about her new Comedy Central show and the sexual dynamics of stand-up.
The Awl interviewed Jason Ross, a writer for The Daily Show, about writing for free and breaking into comedy.
Cable channel FX is going to launch an all-comedy channel FXX this September anchored by It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and The League.
?uestlove and “Captain” Kirk Douglas of The Roots made another appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon as “Black Simon and Garfunkle”.
Stephen Colbert is set to interview Bill Clinton for the first time on April 6 on The Colbert Report.
Watch Louis CK explain the title for his new HBO special Oh My God.
In this article for Slate Tanner Colby talks about the differences between his reporting and writing for Belushi: A Biography and Bob Woodward’s Wired: The Short Life and Fast Times of John Belushi.
To promote a new indie comedy he’s starring in called Somebody Up There Likes Me, Nick Offerman made this video with Adam Scott, Megan Mullally, Amy Poehler, Alison Brie, and Stephanie Hunt.
Jimmy Fallon answered questions for this week’s edition of “Ask a Grown Man” from Rookie, the online magazine for teenage girls.
Fallon also had some help from Steve Carell and Justin Timberlake for the latest in his series “Real People, Fake Arms”.
Comedian J-L Cauvin wrote this piece on all of the things new comics “should” do.
Watch Jerry Seinfeld do five new minutes of stand-up on The Tonight Show.
Laughspin has been covering the comedy at SXSW (Day One, Day Two, Day Three, Day Four).
The trailer for Louie CK’s new HBO special, Oh My God, is now available to watch online.
Doogie Horner sent some “anonymous tips” to Philebrity.
The internet is an amazing place; one that can show us what the credits for shows like Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones would look like if they were produced in the mid 1990’s.
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.
Adam McKay shared some details about the upcoming Anchorman 2 with Empire.
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.
Rolling Stone released their list of the 50 Funniest People Now placing Louis CK at number one.
The internet has been a hotbed of debate recently after Facebook posts from comedian Kurt Metzger criticized the UCB Theater for not paying performers on their weekend shows.
Matt Besser and Ian Roberts discuss how and why they started the UCB theatre in New York, the UCB philosophy, and the economics of the theatre in this bonus episode of the improv4humans podcast.
NBC has picked up a multi-camera sitcom from stand-up and Saturday Night Live writer John Mulaney. Seth Meyers said it best via Twitter; this is “great news for people who like funny things.”
Huffington Post Comedy did some 30 Rock research to bring us Liz Lemon’s Life Lessons for Ladies.
Splitsider asked comedy bookers in New York and Los Angeles to help them rank the Top 10 Up-and-Coming Comedians on Each Coast (former Philadelphia comedian Josh Rabinowitz is listed at number eight in New York, congrats, Josh!)
The AV Club started their new series SketcHistory this week with a breakdown of “Dalai Lama” and “Monk Academy,” from Mr. Show’s season four episode “It’s Perfectly Understandishable”. The new series promises to “get the story behind some of our favorite comedy sketches from the people who made them.”
Have you ever wondered what some comedy superstars were doing when they hit the quarter-century mark? Splitsider compiled this list of 50 comedians at age 25.
Paul F. Tompkins has started to release clips from his live show at Largo on his website. The first features Maya Rudolph getting a visit from her future son.
Ellen DeGeneres won the 2012 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. You can watch the entire broadcast online.
Have you ever wondered how much money comedians earn from different jobs?
Here’s a clip of Chris Rock talking about Eddie Murphy from a tribute to Murphy that will air November 14 on SPIKE.
It certainly seems like Bob Odenkirk has been busy lately.
Here’s a clip from California radio station KCRW of various comedians talking about how they spent their election night.
This parody of Louie from last week’s episode of Saturday Night Live (hosted by Louis C.K.) has been everywhere this week, but in case you haven’t seen it — there it is.
Rooftop Comedy has this video of Tom Hanks doing stand-up to prepare for his role in the 1988 film Punchline.