Vulture released this list of “50 Comedians You Should and Will Know“.
Marc Maron’s new TV show, Maron, premiers this week on IFC and in honor of that Splitsider put out this list of 15 of the Best, Most Defining Episodes of WTF.
The third season of comedy documentary series Modern Comedian premiered this week with an episode featuring stand-up comedian Phil Hanley.
Reggie Watts started a new web series, Life on the Road, which follows the performer while on tour.
Chris Hardwick is going to join the late-night team at Comedy Central in the fall with a new show co-produced by Funny or Die with executive producers Tom Lennon and Ben Garant.
Judd Apatow moderated a discussion between comedy legends Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner and the whole thing is available to watch online.
Chris Gethard made this video for IFC to deal with his scenes from Iron Man 3 being left on the cutting room floor.
The 2013 White House Correspondents’ dinner was held last weekend. You can watch comedian Conan O’Brien’s entire 27-minute speech and President Obama’s full speech online
In response to Zach Braff asking fans to fund his follow-up project to Garden State – comedy news site Laughspin released this article covering “Kickstarter abuse”.
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.
Jon Stewart will take a 12-week summer hiatus from hosting Comedy Central‘s The Daily Show to make his feature directing debut.
According to the NY Post, NBC is grooming Howard Stern to take over for Jimmy Fallon once Fallon takes over for Jay Leno as host of The Tonight Show.
The Comic’s Comic shared thoughts on Shaquille O’Neals’ (Ph.D.) theory of leadership through humor.
The Best Show on WFMU‘s Tom Scharpling wrote and directed this new video for Funny or Die following the 2002 audition process for the band The Postal Service.
Joan Rivers’ new web series, In Bed With Joan, in which she has a half-hour discussion with a different guest each week debuted with an episode featuring Sarah Silverman.
Marc Maron’s book, Attempting Normal, won’t be released until April 30th – but you can preorder it now online.
A documentary James Franco made as an NYU grad student over four years ago on Saturday Night Live may finally actually be released.
Glen Howerton of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia recently tweeted this solicitation for scripts from writers.
IFC has ordered a sketch show from Los Angeles-based group The Birthday Boys that will be produced by Ben Stiller and Bob Odenkirk.
The Hangover Part III is a movie that is happening. And it now has a trailer.
Check out this document full of complains to the FCC about Saturday Night Live between 2008 – 2012. Although none of them say “it was better when I was younger” one does flat out complain that the show is “not funny”.
A new Monty Python movie has been announced in which the Pythons will be playing aliens who grant wishes to humans. Robin WIlliams is reported to join the cast as the voice of a talking dog. No kidding.
Splitsider took on the enormous task of creating this guide to New York City’s comedy scene.
Funny or Die produced this 20th anniversary video of The Adventures of Pete & Pete.
IFC just released this short teaser for their new show Maron, based on and starring comedian Marc Maron.
In this interview Dan Harmon talks about his career, and what he would have done with the fourth season of Community if he were still in charge.
The Laugh Button picked their top five funniest Super Bowl commercials.
Not included in their list was this ad for Old Milwaukee starring Will Ferrell. The company only ran the ad in three small markets – but now it’s all over the internet. Great idea!
This Tuesday Rittenhouse Comedy at Noche will put on its final open mic at the Chestnut Street bar. The night will be a celebration and a good-bye to the Tuesday night stage stand-ups have been testing out material on for the past two years.
This Thursday, Philly Improv Theater will host the return of Bing Supernova’s Cavalcade of Fools, a stand-up comedy showcase hosted by the legendary comedian himself. This time around Bing will share the stage with guests Brendan Kennedy, Juliet Hope Wayne and Mike Rainey, with more surprise special guests promised.
The First Ladies of Comedy Fundraiser will take place this Friday at PHIT. The show will feature jokes performed by the significant others of some of Philly’s best comedians. All proceeds will go to Angel 34, a charity set up by Michelle Somishka, whose 2-year-old daughter Aubrey recently passed away from neuroblastoma. The show will be hosted by Mary Radzinski and jokes will be performed by Jaime Mulhern (Mike Rainey), Timaree Leigh (Carl Bocutti), Shannon Brown (Brendan Kennedy), MaryJo Butterly (Tim Butterly), Kim Broadbent (Chip Chantry), Lorraine Dean (Darryl Charles), Dennis Nguyen (Steve Miller-Miller) and Samantha Russell Craig (Fastball Pitcher Bob Gutierrez).
This Saturday, Rookie Card at The Raven Lounge will return with a show featuring stand-up comedian Brandon “Ketchup” Wilson, opening improv group The Self-Esteem Motivators, and Rookie Card will headline with a set inspired by Edgar Allan Poe. Rookie Card will also be saying goodbye to founding member Jake Alvarez, as it will be his last performance with the group.
Tickets are now on sale for Marc Maron’s return to Helium Comedy Club. The comedian, known for his WTF Podcast, will be performing at the Philadelphia club December 6-8. Get your tickets now, as the shows are sure to sell out.
This week comedian and Philly native Todd Glass appeared on What the Fuck with Marc Maron and publicly announced that he was gay. In the interview with Maron, Glass admits one of the main reasons he decided to come out was the sense of guilt he was feeling after hearing stories about gay teens committing suicide over their sexuality. Philly native and friend of Todd Glass Blake Wexler wrote this reaction on Laughspin after Glass’ interview on WTF.
This week comedian Eddie Brill was fired from his job as talent booker for Late Night with David Letterman after a backlash over a profile on him in the New York Times in which he made comments about why he rarely booked female comics for the show. Then, in the comments of this Mirth Magazine article Brill defends himself, saying some of his quotes were taken out of context and gets responses from both Jason Zinoman (the writer of the NY Times profile) and comedian Amy Schumer.
Multiple comedians were openly critical of Dane Cook after a drop in set he had this week at The Laugh Factory in Los Angeles. Comedian TJ Miller wrote that Cook took the stage and was “vicious, misogynistic, cruel and arrogant” along with being disrespectful to the audience, and comedy in general. Cook responded via Laughspin with his thoughts that comedians can’t be critics, and offering to take Miller, along with member of the A.V. Club to a spa.
Laughspin also has this review of the upcoming Showtime series Inside Comedy. The show, which will premiere on January 26 aims to have a “coffee table book feel” to it and will feature in depth interviews with comedy greats including Don Rickles, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock and Robin Williams.
Television blog Warming Glow wrote this article listing ten recurring SNL characters that should have been one offs. We mainly include this link to spur up healthy debate in the comments section. What do you guys think?
Finally, we dare you to click on this link and not feel pure, unadulterated joy.