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.
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.
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 New York Times profile of Jerry Seinfeld is an excellent look into his process of meticulously writing and crafting his stand-up act.
If you have an hour to kill the Reserve Channel just released this interview with Saturday Night Live writers Seth Meyers, John Mulaney, Chris Kelly, Marika Sawyer, Colin Jost, and Erik Kenward. It’s an hour-plus chat that digs deep into SNL‘s writing process.
Time Out New York named their best (and worst) comedy of the year.
The trailer for the upcoming end-of-the-world comedy This is the End was released last week. The movie, set for release in Summer 2013, will star Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride, and Jay Baruchel, and will feature appearances by Jason Segal, Paul Rudd, Michael Cera, Aziz Ansari, and more.
Entertainment Weekly named their five best stand-up albums from 2012.
UCB artistic director Nate Dern debunks “reality” TV romances by talking about his experience on Beauty and the Geek.
Huffington Post Comedy shared their picks for the Best Tumblrs of 2012.
Laughspin shared that a nearly 50-minute video chronicling the last few years of late comedian Patrice O’Neal’s career has surfaced.
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (with some help from Billy Crystal and Jerry Seinfeld) performed their own version of Abbott & Costello’s classic bit Who’s on First.
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.