Comedy

John Oliver Pinpoints Precisely What’s So Troubling about Trump and Putin’s Special Relationship

To put it plainly: “Trump is basically the propagandist of Putin’s dreams”—and he’s playing directly into the Russian president’s hands.<p>Unlike, say, the costs of continuing to manufacture the penny or special government districts, <b>Donald Trump’s</b> strange insistence on trying to get along better with</b> …

Russia

John Oliver to other countries: no, we don’t know what Trump is talking about either

<i>Last Week Tonight</i> host John Oliver was baffled by the latest news cycle surrounding President Donald Trump. “Trump dominates the news cycle the way a fart dominates the interior of a Volkswagen Beetle,” Oliver said. “There is simply no escape from him.”<p>The latest example came when Trump triggered …

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Trevor Noah: 'Moms Are Just Like Superheroes Without The Capes'

The talk show host spoke about his childhood on "The View."<p>Trevor Noah knows how strong moms can be.<p>While appearing on “The View” on Feb. 17, the “Daily Show” host spoke about his childhood in South Africa. Noah was born to a black mother and white father during a time when interracial …

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Judd Apatow Roasts Donald Trump In Stand-up Routine: “I Feel Like I’ve Just Been Raped”

Judd Apatow, edgy stand-up comic. The producer took the stage this weekend to deliver some pointed and blue remarks about the new American president …

Comedians

John Oliver Takes A Long Look At Trump’s Bizarre Russia Fetish: ‘He’s Nicer To Putin Than Meryl Streep’

On Sunday night’s episode of <i>Last Week Tonight</i>, John Oliver couldn’t avoid discussing Donald Trump again, which is an understandable dilemma. The man dominated the media before he was elected, and things are even more chaotic now. So, Oliver turned to a subject that was ripe for ribbing … Trump’s …

Comedians

John Oliver picks apart President Trump's 'crazy' press conference

John Oliver on Sunday criticized President Donald Trump’s latest week in office, saying nothing epitomized it more than his “bat-s— crazy press conference” on Thursday.<p>At one point, Trump’s first solo press conference as president found him going back and forth with a black reporter who asked …

Comedians

John Oliver perfectly explains to Donald Trump why Putin is bad news

Russia is currently one of Donald Trump’s worst problems, one that the President keeps dismissing as “fake news.” After Michael Flynn’s resignation …

Donald Trump

Stress Nearly Destroyed Me - Here's Why We Need To Fix It

Please tell me how a successful, happy 31-year-old woman got to the point where she was sitting in her bathroom at 3am carefully dabbing neat bleach onto her skin? And above all, how on earth that woman was me.<p>I didn't really realise I was stressed, despite vast evidence to the contrary. My …

Jessica Williams

Read All the Sharpest, Funniest, Meanest Trump Digs from the WGA Awards

The Writer’s Guild of America was utterly merciless on Sunday night—especially hosts Lewis Black and Patton Oswalt.<p>The writers of America are ready to lead the revolution against <b>Donald Trump</b>. At the East Coast Writer’s Guild Awards on Sunday night (held concurrently with the West Coast ceremony), …

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John Oliver tries to warn Trump about Putin — through horrible techno music

Throughout campaign season and since winning the election, President Donald Trump has asked, “Wouldn’t it be great if we actually got along with Russia?”<p>John Oliver isn’t so sure. “It would also be nice if you could walk right up to a bear and hug it,” the “Last Week Tonight” host said on Sunday’s …

Comedians

WATCH: John Oliver examines the roots of Donald Trump’s lies, because “Trump’s reality can change within a single sentence”

"We are talking the president like a Tinder match we've been on four dates with"<p>John Oliver has been one of the important late-night voices who have come down hard on Donald Trump’s presidency. On Sunday night, the “Last Week Tonight” host examined Trump’s habit of stretching the truth.<p>The media, …

Donald Trump

See John Oliver's Warning to Trump About Vladimir Putin, Russia

John Oliver explained why it wouldn't be so "nice if we actually got along with Russia," as Donald Trump often says, in a <i>Last Week Tonight</i> exposé …

Russia

Jack Black Was Accidentally Slapped In The Face By A 'Price Is Right' Contestant

A high five gone very, very wrong.<p>Jack Black kicked off Celebrity Charity Week on “The Price Is Right” on Monday, and you might say it a priceless experience.<p>The actor was accidentally slapped in the face by one of the contestants when a friendly gesture went very, very wrong.<p>Contestant Andrew Fox …

Celebrity News

With “Crashing,” Pete Holmes makes a good comedy about a decent man who’s a bad comic

Pete Holmes gives viewers a show about comedians that isn't hilarious, but is perfectly honest — and it works<p>Working toward making it as a professional comedian isn’t all that fun. This is one of many takeaways from “Crashing,” the new HBO series executive produced by Judd Apatow and starring Pete …

Liberal POV

Seth Meyers Is Open to Having Trump on His Show (On One Condition)

Funny "fake news" master turned late night king Seth Meyers famously banned Donald Trump from his show way back in the summer of 2016, and he's kept …

TV

Trevor Noah: Until We Start Treating Racism Like a Disease, It’ll Never Go Away

After living under the explicit racism of Apartheid South Africa, “The Daily Show”‘s Trevor Noah believes that America shifted away from the overt …

Trevor Noah

Punching Henry Has More Laughs Than Most Life-of-the-Comedian Stories

It’s thematically fitting that Henry Phillips’ slight, prickling <i>Punching Henry</i> hits theaters just weeks after <i>The Comedian</i>, a bloated Robert De Niro …

Comedians

John Oliver Rips the Books Open on Vladimir Putin's Finances (Video)

Come on, Vlad, we know how much that custom track suit costs.<p>John Oliver spent the lion’s share of Sunday’s “Last Week Tonight” episode dissecting …

Comedians

John Oliver Employs A Musical Method To Warn Trump About Putin

It’s safe to say that the current state of the world has allowed for no shortage of discussion on talk shows across every network, and <i>Last Week</i> …

Comedians

How Mexican-American Comedian Cristela Alonzo Is Resisting Trump’s America

“I don’t remember anybody sticking up for us when Trump called my people rapists,” says the comedian, whose stand-up special is now playing on Netflix.<p>Three years ago, Mexican-American comedian Cristela Alonzo became a trailblazer: the first Latina to create, produce, write, and star in her own TV …

TV

The TV Comedy in the Time of Trump

Maybe it's time for a new, full-throttle-escapism genre: the alt-pocalyptic sitcom.<p>Here in the United States, the comedy we watch and the jokes we tell are often pretty indicative of the political climate we live in. For example, during the Bush administration we saw the creation of some truly …

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John Oliver Explains Trump-Russia Insanity with the Help of ‘La La Land’ and ‘The Human Centipede’ — Watch

A new look at the special relationship.<p>In the latest “Last Week Tonight” segment, John Oliver goes long on the special relationship between Donald …

La La Land

PopPolitics: Why Late Night Is Thriving in the Trump Era (Listen)

In the first two weeks of Donald Trump’s administration, four late-night talk shows told 195 jokes about the new president, exceeding even the level …

TV

Tim Heidecker Is a “Humane Exterminator” in New “Portlandia” Clip: Watch

The latest season of Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen’s IFC show “Portlandia” has already been packed with special guests, including Jeff Tweedy and Run the Jewels. In a new clip, Tim Heidecker (“Tim & Eric”) guest stars as a “humane exterminator,” hired by Brownstein and Armisen to take care of …

Music

John Oliver Eviscerates Donald Trump’s Ties to Vladimir Putin

When news broke last Monday that National Security Advisor Michael Fylnn had resigned over his communications with Russia, it was a sure thing that …

Comedians

Female Presidential Candidate Finds New Purpose After Election Defeat In ‘Veep’ Trailer

And that's where Selina Meyer's similarities to a certain real-life candidate begin and end.<p>Season 6 of “Veep,” HBO’s political comedy of errors, is weeks away, but Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) is already prepared for her “second act.”<p>Louis-Dreyfus shared a trailer for the Emmy-winning …

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John Oliver sets Donald Trump's relationship with Putin to a thumping techno beat

BTW<p>In the wake of Donald Trump’s national security adviser Michael Flynn resigning over his alleged ties to Russia, John Oliver looks into Trump’s …

Russia

Pete Holmes Gets Knocked Down (But He Gets Up Again) In HBO’s Endearing New Comedy ‘Crashing’

Bad stand-up comedy is painful to endure. Excruciatingly so. You’re watching a fellow human being at their most vulnerable; a live wire of raw …

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John Oliver Rifles Through the Dossier on America’s New Bestie Vladimir Putin

It’s good to know a little bit about a person before you and your nation begin an international friendship with him, so <i>Late Week Tonight With John</i> …

Comedians

Susan Calman review – Radio 4 favourite's sparky set is far from cosy

The Stables, Milton Keynes The standup reveals she’s taken up boxing on her Calman Before the Storm tour, and the show swipes energetically at a formidable array of targets<p>“No one says, ‘Hicks. Pryor. Calman’,” says Susan Calman, ruefully. “I’m not a dangerous comedian.” By her own admission, …

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