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By Chris Martin | All things comedy

Alfonso Ribeiro Isn't Interested In A 'Fresh Prince' Reboot

But he tells HuffPost Live what Carlton would be up to today.<p>Sorry, "Fresh Prince" fans, but Alfonso Ribeiro says there's no reboot on the way.<p>Despite rumors that Will Smith is developing a "present-day family comedy that puts a new spin on the fish-out-of-water tale while maintaining the spirit of …

John Oliver lets Big Oil have it: North Dakota boom is literally killing people — and even Texas demands more regulation

North Dakota is so sketchy “FIFA just found the location of its new international headquarters!” Oliver said<p>In Sunday evening's <i>Last Week Tonight</i>, John Oliver went after the state of North Dakota, or as he called it, "south of Canada." The state has been experiencing both a boom and bust thanks to …

Dwight Yoakam and Jack Black to Produce New Nashville Comedy

Titled 'Belles & Whistles,' the half-hour single-camera series will air on Fox<p>There's a neighborhood in East Nashville known as "Little Hollywood," …

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Seth Meyers on his comedy best friends and the 'SNL' sketch that never was

Seth Meyers is a big sports fan. He’s pretty mad at himself for not being a better athlete, but he thinks it worked out for the best.<p>“In high school …

Seth Meyers’s Favorite Trump Jokes for You to Use and Enjoy, As Told at Comic Con

Running low on jokes to make about Donald Trump? Seth Meyers has you covered. During his New York Comic Con panel yesterday, in conversation with …

Comedy

You Like Saturday Night Live Audition Stories; Pete Davidson’s Is a Cute One

Everyone loves a good <i>Saturday Night Live</i> audition story. Here is Pete Davidson's. Not only does it feature a bad Bill Hader impression, it also …

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Watch: George Clooney, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson and More ‘Hail, Caesar!’ in Madcap Trailer For Coen Brothers Comedy

Watch: George Clooney, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson and More 'Hail, Caesar!' in Madcap Trailer For Coen Brothers Comedy<p>WATCH MORE: The Coen …

Channing Tatum

Amazon's new comedy Red Oaks is Caddyshack plus John Hughes divided by boring nostalgia

Nostalgia is a powerful but dangerous tool.<p>It can evoke sudden, visceral reactions via something so small as a turn of phrase, creating a sense of belonging for everyone who remembers. But it can also lose those who don't know what it's referencing, or simply don't care. Nostalgia can be useful, …

A Dark Animated Comedy About Pest Exterminators on an Alien Planet

Lauren Davis

Bill Maher Gets Heated On ‘Real Time’ While Defending ‘Talent Free Hack’ Hillary Clinton

You might want to watch your criticism of Hillary Clinton around Bill Maher, he seems to take it pretty rough. Maher got fairly worked up when Andrew Sullivan of The Daily Beast fame decided to refer to Clinton as a “talent free hack” on Friday’s <i>Real Time</i>. It was likely the most I’ve seen Maher get …

Bill Maher

This Is Why I Love Watching John Oliver’s Take Downs

Late night comedians are taking on The Man like it’s their job.<br>Read More

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Amy Schumer Proves Firearms Are Useful Everywhere In This ‘SNL’ Gun Control Sketch

Due to recent mass shootings, gun control has once again become a hot topic for people to yell at each other about (as opposed to its usual spot as an ancillary topic that people yell about between episodes of <i>Modern Family</i>). While folks on both sides of the issue are opposed to these tragic events …

Guns

‘SNL’ Imagined What Amy Schumer Starring In A Cheesy Porno Would Look Like

Baby butthole expert Amy Schumer joining the ex-porn stars seemed like a given, but <i>SNL</i> threw us a curve ball and give the <i>Trainwreck</i> star a porn sketch of her very own. “Hot For Teacher 8” takes place in a grainy universe where Schumer is teaching algebra in an office building, and Kyle Mooney is …

Amy Schumer

Hillary Clinton 'loved' the idea of playing the bartender on 'SNL'

<i>SNL</i> opened Season 41 with Miley Cyrus and the woman who could be the next President of the United States.<p>But crafting the perfect sketch for Hillary …

Exclusive 'Inside Out' Deleted Scene Discovers Something New To Send Riley's Emotions Into A Tizzy

"Um, no thanks" -- Joy and Co.<p>Take Your Daughter to Work Day was always the most ingenious way to avoid school -- unless your parent had a hopelessly mundane job. That's a rare opinion that Riley's five emotions in "Inside Out" would have agreed upon, had this exclusive deleted scene made it into …

'Bring It On' Stars Had A Reunion, And It Was Adorable

Still bitchin'. Still have great hair.<p>The stars of "Bring It On" reunited for a trip down memory lane -- to 15 years ago when the cheerleader ruled.<p>Kirsten Dunst, Gabrielle Union, Eliza Dushku and Jesse Bradford sat down with Entertainment Weekly to talk about the low-budget 2000 movie that turned …

Eliza Dushku

'Netflix And Chill' Is Now A Condom Brand, Millennials

Riiiiiiiight. "Chill."<p>If you were looking for that ice-breaking move on your next "Netflix and chill" night, here's something for your pants that's <i>supposed</i> to be laughed at. Netflix and Chill condoms are coming to a nightstand near you.<p>Kori Williams is a 27-year-old serial entrepreneur who has …

These #WorstCollegeParty Tweets Are Guaranteed To Give You Flashbacks

Maybe college parties weren't so great after all.<p>College parties are the best. The beer is terrible, the cops show up, you wake up feeling like you got kicked by a horse ... uh, wait, what were we talking about?<p>Jimmy Fallon's favorite #WorstCollegeParty tweets are guaranteed to give you flashbacks …

Amy Schumer Shares Adorable Throwback Before Hosting 'SNL'

Is it 11:30 yet<p>Amy Schumer is hosting "Saturday Night Live" tonight, thank god.<p>In advance of what will definitely be a history-making evening, she shared a cute picture of her baby self.<p>She also tweeted her friend and comedian Kevin Hart's selfless, helpful advice:<p>(In case you didn't get it, the …

Where to start with Mel Brooks’ high-quality low comedy

<i>Primer</i><i>is</i> The A.V. Club<i>’s ongoing series of beginners’ guides to pop culture’s most notable subjects: filmmakers, music styles, literary genres, and</i> …

Amy Schumer’s brilliant “SNL”: Devastating gun ad, Kevin McCarthy parody highlights near-perfect show

Amy Schumer just absolutely crushes it<p>Amy Schumer crushed it on <i>Saturday Night Live</i> last night. Comedians often times do well on the sketch comedy show, but Schumer has a history with many current and former SNL cast members who were likely helpful in tips and tricks. One such message of support …

Watch Stephen Colbert Attempt To Work Through The Insanity Happening In The Halls Of Congress

Stephen Colbert still manages to keep that bite of his old Comedy Central show within his new stomping grounds on <i>The Late Show</i>, getting a moment or two each night to produce segments with his crew that would normally lead off a night on <i>The Colbert Report</i>. The only thing it lacks is the “character” …

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Amy Schumer Received A ‘Hostile Text’ From Kevin Hart Before Hosting ‘SNL’

One little joke between friends was just blown a bit out of proportion. Ahead of Amy Schumer‘s debut as host on tonight’s <i>Saturday Night Live</i>, fellow comedian Kevin Hart sent her an encouraging message in the form of what Schumer referred to on Twitter as a “hostile text” on Saturday morning.<p>Funny …

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“SNL”’s insane first show: Behind-the-scenes secrets of Chase, Belushi and more, 40 years ago this weekend

Inside the hostile deals, network panic and last-minute scrambles that made history on October 11, 1975<p>"Saturday Night Live" celebrated its 40th anniversary last February with an avalanche of stars parading through a three-hour prime-time special. Overlooked in all the excitement was the fact that …

Bill Maher, atheist fundamentalist: Why he gives nonbelievers a bad name

The comedian loves to rail against religious fanatics, but his treatment of Islam is no less radical and intolerant<p>I really want to like Bill Maher. He calls out Islamic fundamentalist regimes for their brutal oppression of women, and that is absolutely righteous. When he points out that not enough …

Keshia Knight Pulliam defends legacy of 'Cosby Show' in wake of scandal

<b>(CNN) —</b> As more allegations are made against Bill Cosby, his former co-star says the scandal doesn't negate the importance of his iconic television show.<p>Keshia Knight Pulliam told The Grio that "The Cosby Show" had a profound effect on fans.<p>"You can't take back the impact that it's had on …

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Want to smell like an Andy Kaufman prank? Now you can

<b>(CNN) —</b> Well, this smells like a prank. But, apparently, it's not.<p>Xyrena, a California company that bills itself as a "celebrity partnered on-demand perfumery," is releasing "Andy Kaufman Milk & Cookies," a fragrance inspired by the comedian's 1979 Carnegie Hall show that ended with him taking the …

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Lawyer grilling Cosby 'goes after guys who hurt women'

<b>Los Angeles (CNN) —</b> Oh, to be a fly on the wall when Gloria Allred grilled Bill Cosby.<p>The famed feminist attorney interrogated the 78-year-old comedian and Jell-O huckster under oath Friday in Boston, Massachusetts, about his alleged serial doping and groping of young women. She says no question …

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Keanu goes full Cage in Eli Roth’s sick home-invasion comedy Knock Knock

Ignore the dark and stormy night, the tinkle of ominous music, and the whole “directed by Eli Roth” part, and <i>Knock Knock</i> could momentarily pass for a …