Comedy

Bruce Willis ends debate on whether 'Die Hard' is Christmas movie

We finally have a definitive answer to the age-old question over whether the 1988 action classic “Die Hard” is a Christmas movie.<p>Given that Bruce Willis’ character, John McClane, visits his estranged wife and two children during Christmas Eve at a party at his wife’s workplace, a debate has …

Bruce Willis

Sacha Baron Cohen’s Who is America? Is a Nightmare Show for These Nightmare Times

The comedian’s latest provocation will embarrass some of the most powerful people in the country—and galvanize their most passionate defenders.<p>I was not allowed to tell you anything about <i>Who is America?</i>—including how I felt about it—until after the first episode had finished airing. Which turned …

Roy Moore

Michelle Wolf Tears Apart Liberal Late Night Comedy

Are late night’s political segments starting to look repetitive? Michelle Wolf certainly seems to think so. In a recent segment for Netflix’s <i>The</i> …

Late Night Television

Edward Norton apparently brought up his tenure as Bruce Banner at the Comedy Central roast of Bruce Willis

The taping of Comedy Central's roast of Bruce Willis took place this past Saturday, with celebrity roaster Ed Norton reportedly bringing up his time …

Movies

Exploring, Not Explaining, The Mind Of Robin Williams

A new film about Robin Williams begins with his appearance on <i>Inside the Actors Studio</i> with James Lipton. Lipton says: "How do you explain the mental reflexes that you deploy with such awesome speed? Are you thinking faster than the rest of us? What the hell is going on?" Williams first makes a …

Robin Williams

You'll Really Miss Robin Williams After Hearing The Voicemails He Left For Billy Crystal

Marina Zenovich, the director of "Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind," explains the bittersweet experience of making her documentary.<p>“Hello, Bill, it’s Lord Sisley,” says a man in a posh English accent. “I’m in Africa. And dear God, man, you should be here. There’s creatures who would adore you. I …

Entertainment

‘I broke the contract’: how Hannah Gadsby's trauma transformed comedy

During the live run of Hannah Gadsby’s standup show, Nanette, she found herself sleeping 15 hours a night, then taking naps during the day. “I got bronchitis in London,” she says. “A tooth wrenched out in Edinburgh. Then I got carbon monoxide poisoning from the flat in New York. I was Googling …

The Theatre

These Photos of Rebel Wilson Dancing With Liam Hemsworth Will Make Your Day

| Mon., Jul. 16, 2018 7:07 AM<p>Shall we dance, <b>Liam Hemsworth</b>?<p>The Hollywood hunk certainly looked up for the task when he hit the New York City streets …

Liam Hemsworth

12 Surprising Facts About Robin Williams

Robin Williams had a larger-than-life personality. On screen and on stage, he embodied what he referred to as “hyper-comedy.” Offscreen, he was …

Robin Williams

Joel McHale Told Us How His Netflix Show Mines the Internet for Comedy Gold

'The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale' is a wackier version of 'The Soup,' and six new episodes just dropped on Netflix.<p>Seconds into our phone call, it’s clear that Joel McHale is relaxed. In fact, before I know it, the LA-based entertainer is interviewing me: “Where are you calling from? Chicago? …

TV

Stern Show Says Goodbye to Evil Dave Letterman

Photo: The Howard Stern Show<p>Howard took time on Monday to remember a man known simply to Stern Show fans as Evil David Letterman, a nickname he …

David Letterman

John Oliver Puts Ivanka Trump in 'Get Out,' Releases More Unaired Graphics

Some of the Photoshopped images that were created for but never appeared during 'Last Week Tonight,' include photos of a makeup artist working on a …

Late Night Television

7 Rom Coms Rotten Tomatoes Rated Near-Perfect & How To Stream Them

I don't know about you, but when I want to laugh, cry, and wish I wasn't forever single and never ready to mingle, I fancy sitting down with a nice …

Entertainment

I Watched Netflix's New Rom-Com "Alex Strangelove" And It Was Surprisingly Adorable

"Alex Strangelove was great and adorable and now I'm a puddle on my living room floor."

Romantic Comedy

Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Freaks And Geeks: The Documentary’ On A&E, A Touching Tale Of A TV Show Too Good For This World

<i>You don’t have to be a fan of</i> Freaks & Geeks <i>to enjoy this absorbing look back at a true television trailblazer. Premiering at the 2018 Tribeca Film</i> …

Entertainment

30 Funny Tweets About Being A Kid vs. Being An Adult

"As a child — boys have cooties. As an adult — ALL people have cooties and should be avoided."<p>It would probably be the understatement of the century to say that life changes as you grow up.<p>As a kid, your top priorities might have been winning capture the flag, avoiding monsters and eating as much …

Entertainment

Taylor Swift handled a concert malfunction like a professional standup comedian

Even though live performers spend months preparing for a tour, things can <i>quickly</i> go awry onstage, as plenty of artists know all too well. Recently, …

Taylor Swift

John Oliver Reveals 'Last Week Tonight' Season 5's Lost Graphics (Video)

“I honestly don’t remember why we made this one,” HBO host says<p>John Oliver revealed his latest round of lost graphics from “Last Week Tonight,” …

Bruce Willis

Arden Myrin: “Your Idea Of Comedy Is My Idea Of Creepy”

<i>The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Refinery29.</i><p>I am writing this on …

Me Too movement

‘Come Inside My Mind’ explores Robin Williams’ genius

For nearly 40 years he kept us in stitches, but how Robin Williams created those deft sutures has remained a mystery. HBO hopes to shine some light …

Robin Williams

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen Recreate The Love Boat—and It's Hilarious

| Mon., Jul. 16, 2018 11:42 AM<p>Love Boat soon will be making another run...thanks to <b>Chrissy Teigen</b>!<p>The supermodel never fails to make us laugh with …

Songwriting

Netflix Plunges After Slowing Growth Threatens Highflier Status

Netflix Inc. plummeted in late trading after posting disappointing subscriber growth in the latest quarter, threatening the run of one of Wall …

Stock Markets

'That Laugh Is a Drug.' HBO's New Documentary Explores Robin Williams' Relationship to Comedy and Addiction

Substance use loomed large over Robin Williams’ life. But a lesser-known addiction of the late entertainer may have been comedy itself, suggests …

Robin Williams

The 'I Feel Pretty' Blooper Reel Is A Hilarious Behind-The-Scenes Look At The Amy Schumer Comedy — VIDEO

Amy Schumer's comedy <i>I Feel Pretty</i> has been one of the most talked-about films of the year so far, due to its unconventional take on finding …

Nicole Kidman

Jeannie and Jim Gaffigan used humor to cope with her brain tumor

One of the basic bonds that connects Jim Gaffigan and his wife, Jeannie, is humor. He's a stand-up comedian and comic actor, and she's his on and off-screen partner and comedy co-writer.<p>So it makes sense that when life took a scary turn for them last year, they turned to what they know best — …

Physiotherapy

Sacha Baron Cohen Returns to His Borat Roots in New Comedy Series 'Who Is America?'

"The only thing to stop a bad man with a gun is a good boy with a gun," Sacha Baron Cohen says, several layers of prosthetics deep as "the terrorist …

Roy Moore

Comedian's show debuts to political backslash

Sacha Baron Cohen targets everyone from Bernie Sanders to Sarah Palin while in disguise for his Showtime series, "Who Is America?"

Bernie Sanders

The Simpsons season 30: Tracy Morgan to guest-star in two episodes

Tracy Morgan recently returned to TV with TBS comedy <i>The Last O.G.</i>, but that isn’t his only adventure on a comedy series this year. The actor-comedian …

Tracy Morgan

Michelle Wolf Eviscerates Late-Night Hosts’ Political Eviscerations on The Break

“Clapter” comedy has always been around, but it’s never felt more widespread than it has since Trump became president. From “A Closer Look” on <i>Late</i> …

Late Night Television

This Is Proof That Chris Pratt And Nick Offerman's On Screen "Parks And Rec" Friendship Is Actually Real

"I have a cabin to finish."

Nick Offerman