Canadian Humour

“Nanette” and why a new wave of comedians don’t want to be funny

In Hannah Gadsby’s highly acclaimed comedy special <i>Nanette,</i> she announces that she’s quitting comedy. Jokes are too simplistic, she says: they convert her trauma into humor and obscure the ugly truth of her story. Comedy, says Gadsby, has prevented her from evolving.<p>Gadsby isn’t the only comedian …

Comedy

Is Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on tonight, July 22nd?

John Oliver’s been missing on HBO for the past couple weeks, but will he be making his return tonight? We have the info about the show right …

Comedy

Q and A: Comedian Russell Peters means no offence

Politics? Nah. Trendsetting? Meh. Fame? Not really.Comedian Russell Peters — who performs at Caesars Windsor on July 28 — says he’s just a “brown …

Comedy

Join FreeFall This August For MISS MCGEE'S CREATURE FEATURE

Join Matthew McGee for an evening of glamour, gore and guffaws in Miss McGee'S CREATURE FEATURE. This August, freeFall Theatre hosts three nights of …

Horror

Jim Carrey's Latest Artwork Takes Aim At Donald Trump's Stance On Vladimir Putin

The actor has been highly critical of the president.<p>Carrey overlaid the words "Would" and "Wouldn't" over his depictions of Trump and Putin for the …

Donald Trump

Comic-Con 2018: Preacher Season 3 Trailer Promises More A Seriously Wild Ride

AMC's <i>Preacher</i> is one of the wildest comic book adaptations ever made, and the madness is set to continue if the latest trailer is anything to go by. We're already four episodes into <i>Preacher</i> Season 3, but fans at San Diego-Comic Con were given a look at what to expect from the rest of the season.<p>The …

Comics

Halloween star Jamie Lee Curtis meets a fan who says Laurie Strode saved his life

Of all the films out there, <i>Halloween</i> seems like it would be one of the least likely to save someone's life, but for one fan, it did just that.<p>During …

Film (UK)

Left Wing Politics Are Hurting the Entertainment Industry

Opinion<p>Posted: Jul 21, 2018 12:01 AM<p><i>The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com.</i><p>Like academia …

Samantha Bee

This Week's TV Guide

<b>STUFF TO WATCH</b><p><i>Sunday</i><p><i>Who Is America? (E02 of 7) - 3pm Stan</i><br>• House Rules (S06E43) - 7pm Seven<br>• Australian Ninja Warrior (S02E07) - 7pm Nine<br>• The Crystal Maze …

Tour de France

Stephen Colbert Cannot Believe Trump Invited ‘War Criminal’ Putin to Washington

“Second meeting?!” the ‘Late Show’ host asked in disbelief. “Because the first one went so well.”<p>This week, Samantha Bee said she did not understand …

News (U.S.)

The Sliming of Ben Shapiro

The progressive mob doesn’t have a monopoly on truth.<p>I’ve got some questions for my progressive readers. When you think of Colin Kaepernick, do you …

Samantha Bee

Republicans are feigning surprise at Trump’s fealty to Putin, and Samantha Bee is not having it

<b>Samantha Bee (Getty/Charley Gallay)</b><p>“There was not one part of that groveling display that Trump hasn’t said before,” Bee said of the Helsinki summit<p>Natalie Parker<p>July 20, 2018 6:59pm (UTC)<p>Nearly all liberals and a remarkable number of conservatives were aghast at Trump's remarks at the Helsinki …

Samantha Bee

The Difference Between Flirting and Rape

A handy guide for men everywhere.<p>Recently, Superman actor Henry Cavill expressed his dissatisfaction with the #MeToo movement claiming, “There’s something wonderful about a man chasing a woman … I think a woman should be wooed and chased, but maybe I’m old-fashioned for thinking that. It’s very …

Me Too movement

Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Tonight’ Will Air ‘Hybrid’ Shows for Summer Fridays

Jimmy Fallon has Friday on his mind.<p>Fallon’s “Tonight Show” will, starting this evening, try out a few weeks of “hybrid” Friday shows. On Friday …

TV

‘The Walking Dead’ EP Greg Nicotero Is Producing A ‘Creepshow’ Series On Shudder

<i>Creepshow</i> is coming to AMC Networks’ Shudder. The premium streaming service has given the green light to a <i>Creepshow</i> TV series, based on the iconic …

The Walking Dead

‘Nanette,’ Sacha Baron Cohen, and the limits of laughter

Coming to comedy in unfunny times.

Boston

Jimmy Fallon as Donald Trump launches Trump News Network

On The Tonight Show, host Jimmy Fallon donned the blonde wig to become Donald Trump for a new sketch where the president launches the Trump News …

Fake News

Trump, Late Night, and the Motif of Harmful Sensation

One of the best tropes in horror is the motif of harmful sensation: something is so awful to look at or to be exposed to that it will drive a person …

Samantha Bee

10 underrated TV shows that gave rise to some of today's most popular stars

Everyone starts somewhere. Talented actors come from all walks of life, and each of their journeys is worth telling, considering the result. Who wouldn't want to be a famous star in movies? Well, we're here to remember some of the lesser-known breeding grounds for the stars of today. You may not …

TV shows

OC Fair 2018: Things to do today, July 20

Headed to the fair today? Here’s some things to know.<p>Hours: Noon to midnight<p>Admission: $12 adults; $7 ages 60 and older, $7 ages 6 to 12; free 5 and …

George Michael

Scoop: THE CW Shares Primetime Schedule for Week of 8/6

MONDAY, AUGUST 6<p>PENN & TELLER: FOOL US<br>"Imagine (Magic) Dragons" - (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)<p>SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY DAN REYNOLDS …

TV

RV use is rising among Canadian campers: report

Recreational vehicle users haven't enjoyed the coolest of reputations.<p>Oftentimes they're depicted as provincial suburbanites in plastic, fluorescent …

RVs

Samantha Bee: 'Republican leaders are every bit as compromised as Trump'

Late-night hosts on Wednesday discussed the continued fallout from Donald Trump’s comments in Helsinki and the White House’s attempt to walk them back.<p>Samantha Bee<p>“Like many of you, I am shocked by President Trump’s press conference with Vladimir Putin this week,” began Samantha Bee, before showing …

Samantha Bee

Here's 13 minutes of Aubrey Plaza casually terrorizing celebrity interviewers 

Aubrey Plaza’s droll sense of humor helped cut the sometimes-twee sensibilities of <i>Parks And Recreation</i>, and she’s gone further afield as the gonzo …

Offbeat News

Samantha Bee: Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan ‘As Compromised By Russia as Trump’

During Wednesday’s <i>Full Frontal</i>, Samantha Bee called out Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan as being “every bit …

Mitch McConnell

Samantha Bee: Mitch McConnell And Paul Ryan As Compromised By Vladimir Putin As Donald Trump

Samantha Bee opened <i>Full Frontal</i> with a “Здравствуйте to Our New Mother Russia” segment, “to please our new masters,” saying “Hello, my name is …

Samantha Bee

Samantha Bee has a gift for her rival Emmy nominees … wait, why is it ticking? [WATCH]

“With the Emmys around the corner I’d like to extend an olive branch to my competition and give this very standard American soccer ball to everyone …

Entertainment

Samantha Bee Is Shocked! But Not By Donald Trump.

"There was not one part of that groveling display that Trump hasn't said before."<p>Samantha Bee of “Full Frontal” was shocked after the Helsinki summit. But it wasn’t President Donald Trump’s embrace of Russian President Vladimir Putin that surprised her.<p>“What shocked me was that Republicans seemed …

Samantha Bee

Republicans Think We’re Being “Hysterical” Over the Future of Roe v. Wade? Sam Bee Says We Should Be “Maximum Hysterical”

Banning abortion has been a top Republican goal for years. They talk about it all the time, they attack Planned Parenthood at every opportunity, and …

Feminism

One Cheer for Whataboutism

When it emerged last week that John Schnatter, the founder of Papa John’s Pizza, had used a racial slur in a business meeting to quote what he said Colonel Sanders called blacks, much attention was paid to his use of the word but little to the point he was trying to make. Mr. Schnatter was …

Opinion