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How comedy has excused bad behavior like Al Franken’s — and why it might not anymore
How comedy has excused bad behavior like Al Franken’s — and why it might not anymoreThe hardest thing about looking at the photo in which Al Franken grabs at a sleeping woman’s breasts is seeing his smile. The photo — released November 16 alongside an essay by Leeann Tweeden, the woman in question — would be horrifying enough ...read more
Source: Vox
Published on Sat, 18 Nov 2017 22:32:00 GMT
How We Can Start to Fix the Comedy World (And Everything Else, Too)
How We Can Start to Fix the Comedy World (And Everything Else, Too)That men like Louis C.K. can make it all the way to the top without consequences should be a lesson to us all. When you’re an up-and-coming comedy writer, before you have representation or connections, you often find yourself in an unofficial gossip ...read more
Source: GQ Magazine
Published on Sat, 18 Nov 2017 12:36:00 GMT
Jon Stewart Competes With Stephen Colbert And John Oliver To Kick Off A Very Hectic ‘Night Of Too Many Stars’
Jon Stewart Competes With Stephen Colbert And John Oliver To Kick Off A Very Hectic ‘Night Of Too Many Stars’Through a surprisingly curse-filled two hours of star-studded comedy, HBO’s Night of Too Many Stars was able to raise money to aid people with autism and provide them with the tools to live a fuller life. The cause, however, didn’t stop Stephen Colbert ...read more
Source: Uproxx
Published on Sat, 18 Nov 2017 21:25:00 GMT
The little comedy that could: Why it took 10 years for “Cook Off!” to hit theaters
The little comedy that could: Why it took 10 years for “Cook Off!” to hit theatersActress, writer, and filmmaker Cathryn Michon set out to make an ensemble comedy set in the quaint yet cutthroat world of an all-American amateur cooking competition. The end result featured a crackerjack cast including Wendi McLendon-Covey, Melissa ...read more
Source: Salon
Published on Sat, 18 Nov 2017 07:51:00 GMT
Samantha Bee on the Sad Realities of Being a Woman in Comedy: It’s a ‘Parade of Total Dicks’ All the Time
Samantha Bee on the Sad Realities of Being a Woman in Comedy: It’s a ‘Parade of Total Dicks’ All the Time“Burn it down, my witches.” That’s the advice Samantha Bee gave all of the women in the comedy industry at the end of her Full Frontal program this week, days after the disturbing revelations of Louis C.K. finally came to light after years of hushed ...read more
Source: Vulture
Published on Sat, 18 Nov 2017 07:02:00 GMT
What do the Louis CK allegations tell us about the comedy circuit?
What do the Louis CK allegations tell us about the comedy circuit?The last few weeks have seen sexual abuse allegations emerge in Hollywood, Westminster, the art world, and, most recently, comedy. On Friday, comedian Louis CK, whose jokes have previously been lauded for their feminist tone, admitted to allegations of ...read more
Source: BBC News
Published on Sat, 18 Nov 2017 05:03:00 GMT
Comedy or not, ‘Get Out’ is a unique Oscar contender
Comedy or not, ‘Get Out’ is a unique Oscar contenderNEW YORK — The movie year seems destined to conclude the way it essentially began: With everybody talking about “Get Out.” Jordan Peele’s horror sensation is again the subject of debate after it was reported that Universal Pictures submitted the ...read more
Source: Washington Post
Published on Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:18:00 GMT
Comedy Central Announces Its Next Round of Half-Hour Standup Specials
Comedy Central Announces Its Next Round of Half-Hour Standup SpecialsComedy Central just announced the next batch of half-hour standup specials as part of its series Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents. Like the last round of specials, the series will tape at The Civic Theatre in New Orleans. Here’s the lineup: If you’re ...read more
Source: Splitsider
Published on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT
Dave Chappelle Announces New Netflix Special With ‘Stranger Things’-Inspired Teaser
Dave Chappelle Announces New Netflix Special With ‘Stranger Things’-Inspired TeaserIn a new teaser, Netflix announced on Friday that Dave Chappelle will be releasing “Equanimity,” his third comedy special with the streaming site, on Dec. 31. Eight months have passed since the first two of Chappelle’s three promised Netflix specials ...read more
Source: IndieWire
Published on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:19:00 GMT
Jordan Peele jokes about 'Get Out' being categorized as a comedy
Jordan Peele jokes about 'Get Out' being categorized as a comedyGet Out being submitted as a comedy for the Golden Globe Awards has raised a few eyebrows, and here to joke about it is Jordan Peele. SEE ALSO: Jordan Peele snuck into a class about his own movie and we're wildly jealous Peele was a guest on The Late Show ...read more
Source: Mashable
Published on Thu, 16 Nov 2017 03:36:00 GMT