Since the launch of Between Two Ferns on FunnyOrDie.com in 2008, people have been clamoring for Zach Galifianakis and Scott Aukermanto turn their short-form experimental interview project into a 30-minute television show. (We certainly wouldn’t have minded if Mr. Galifiankis’ awkward, confrontational interrogations of celebrities replaced the majority of television interviews.)
Before watching last weekend’s Comedy Central’s Comedy Awards, fans of Between Two Ferns finally got a taste of what a 30 minute episode of the show would be like, in the form of Between Two Ferns: A Fairytale of New York.
The Colbert Report suspended production for at least two nights, comedy blog Third Beat reports, scheduling reruns for yesterday’s and today’s programs, which had previously booked Claire Danes and Susan Cain.
Producers sent a note to audience members yesterday apologizing for the last-minute cancellation and citing “unforseen circumstances.”
The first time we were introduced to New York comedian John Mulaney, it was through his stand-up bit about the reoccurring characters on Law & Order. (The best line, about bartenders who remember everyone: “Which New York do you work in? I live with people I don’t recognize!)
Now Mr. Mulaney, one of the writers of Saturday Night Live (and creator of Stefon!) has a new special premiering on Comedy Central this weekend. Much to our delight, he previewed some of the material on Conan this week, including another riff on Dick Wolf’s never-ending series–this time tackling everyone’s favorite rapey spin-off, Special Victims Unit–as well as one of the show’s stars, Ice-T. This is must-see TV, people.
Last night at the Hammerstein Ballroom, a mixed bag of celebrities gathered to roast Donald Trump for a Comedy Central special to air March 15. Mr. Trump, who had said on the red carpet that he did the roast in order to get paid and funnel that money to charity, sat rather gamely on a Read More
As a response to Stephen Colbert’s joking on The Colbert Report about “The Colbuffington Re-Post”–a site, identical in all particulars but name to the Huffington Post, that he planned to sell for $316 million–the Huffington Post announced its own new initiative, The Huffbert Nation. As one might guess, the site, though Read More
Chris Hughes, a co-founder of Facebook and now founder of New York-based Jumo, braved The Colbert Report last night.
“My guest tonight is the co-founder of Facebook who founded Jumo.com. I can’t wait until it starts invading my privacy too,” Stephen Colbert said in his intro. And later, “So do you have a gazillion dollars, Read More
Much of Jon Stewart’s schtick involves critiquing the media, but those who question Stewart face the wrath of his devoted followers.
At his Oct. 30 “Rally to Restore Fear and/or Sanity” where he spoke before approximately 200,000 supporters, Stewart focused on the press, or as he described it, “the country’s 24-hour political pundit perpetual Read More
Two months after Glenn Beck corralled thousands of people to the National Mall for his Restoring Honor rally, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are set to unleash their response to the gathered masses tomorrow. Pegged as the Rally to Restore Sanity, the event pushes Stewart out of the realm of satire, even if he insists it’s Read More
Last night on the Daily Show, Jon Stewart responded to CNN Rick Sanchez’s comments last Thursday on sattelite radio that Mr. Stewart is a bigot. Mr. Sanchez also talked about how Jews run the meida, and he was fired the next day by CNN.
Mr. Sanchez accused Mr. Stewart of bigotry, in part, because Read More
The Wrap reports that Comedy Central has given the go-ahead on a pilot in the style of The Soup that “focuses on the world of social networking.”
Dwaynebook will be hosted by Dwayne Perkins, a face you’d most likely recognize from stand-up segments on the various late-night shows. The announcement is not terribly Read More