Comedy

Here's the Reason Why Louis C.K.'s Jokes Are So Damn Funny

A linguistic breakdown.<p>Louis C.K. has already gone down in history as one of the greats, arguably among the likes of George Carlin and Dave Chappelle. But what exactly makes his jokes so damn hilarious? What makes his stories stand out from the rest?<p>In the YouTube channel Nerdwriter, Joey Pecoraro …

Louis C.K.

A Louis C.K. Joke Gets Dissected to Highlight How Well the Comedian Uses Language to Create Humor

The Nerdwriter (Evan Puschak) dissects a joke by Louis C.K. about playing Monopoly with his daughters to highlight how well the comedian uses …

Louis C.K.

Samantha Bee Tears Apart Kellyanne Conway: ‘The Soulless, Machiavellian Despot America Deserves’

The Full Frontal host wonders why Kellyanne Conway isn’t president of the United States instead of Donald Trump.<p>It took long enough for Samantha Bee to get around to dedicating an entire segment of her <i>Full Frontal</i> show to Trump campaign manager-turned-counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway. …

Samantha Bee

Tina Fey's New 30 Rock-Type Comedy Series

There are more than a few parallels between NBC's new sitcom Great News and 30 Rock. They're both about hard-working women in the television industry …

Entertainment

Samantha Bee Gives A Sarcastic Salute To Unlikely ‘Superheroine’ Kellyanne Conway

No matter what you think about Donald Trump, his campaign for president, his numerous grudges, and the parade of fools he keeps sending in front of Congress, it’s a fact that Kellyanne Conway is good at her job. Before she joined the Trump team, the current president-elect was supported by a …

Samantha Bee

How Louis C.K. Tells A Joke

From his tv show to his stand-up shows, Louis C.K. has become the undisputed king of comedy. He has turned joke-telling into an art form. The way he …

Louis C.K.

Laugh.ly grabs $2.25 million for its stand-up comedy streaming service

A streaming service for stand-up comedy called Laugh.ly, which publicly launched this past August, has now closed on $2.25 million in seed funding led by New York Angels, the company announced today. Available for both iOS and Android devices, Laugh.ly is the first to offer an extensive library of …

Startups

Trevor Noah Eviscerates Betsy DeVos Over Her Confirmation Hearing

Noah says DeVos as education secretary is like putting an Amish man in charge of NASA.<p>Trevor Noah thinks Betsy DeVos’ terrible performance during her confirmation hearing is a sad representation of America’s education system.<p>“She’s going to get confirmed even though she failed everything. Every …

Trevor Noah

Jimmy Kimmel Asks People If They Prefer Obamacare Or The Affordable Care Act With Predictable Results

As he is wont to do, back in October of 2013 Jimmy Kimmel sent a team out on the street to ask people to choose between Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act, which of course you and I and anyone of reasonable intelligence know are the same thing. And as usual, it didn’t stop people from making …

Jimmy Kimmel

While Trump goes off on an immediate vacation, Stephen Colbert goes off on a rant

How is the next leader of the free world spending his first few days in office? By going on vacation, of course!<p>While there are countless things to be outraged about, Stephen Colbert took the President-elect to task for this particular excess last night on <i>The Late Show with Stephen …

Stephen Colbert

Jerry Seinfeld's Move To Netflix Means A Big Payday

Tuesday’s announcement that Jerry Seinfeld’s web series <i>Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee</i> would move from Crackle to Netflix likely means a lucrative score for a comedian who knows as much about landing big paydays as big laughs. Until last year when Kevin Hart out-earned him, Seinfeld has …

Jerry Seinfeld

Why so much depends on Samantha Bee

Someone behind me said this: “Sam Bee looks sad.”<p>Indeed, she did look sad; a little worn, a little tired and she cut a wan, wee figure as she came, with her creative team, to talk to a gathering of TV critics to promote new episodes of <i>Full Frontal with Samantha Bee</i> (Wednesdays, Comedy Network).<p>Sad …

Satire

SNL Cut This Rick James Sketch With Dave Chappelle Because Trump Won

Elections are a hell of a thing.<p>You can now add this to the list of Bad Shit That Has Happened Because of Donald Trump: He deprived the world of another Rick James sketch from Dave Chappelle. Back in the early 2000s, <i>Chappelle's Show</i> ran a now-legendary sketch about the E! True Hollywood Story of …

Dave Chappelle

Bracing for a Cheaper, More Political Sundance

With an Al Gore opener and the inauguration falling its first weekend, this year’s Park City festival will be politically charged. But will execs and audiences buy it?<p>Hollywood cool kids are leaving for Park City today, and the rest of us are staying home to pay <b>Jerry Seinfeld’s</b> mortgage and feel …

Hollywood

Watch Kate Hudson and James Corden rock the dance floor with “Toddlerography”

Do you have a toddler? Or, do you babysit? Have you ever seen a kid at a wedding before? If your answer is “yes” to any of these, you’ll probably get …

James Corden

WATCH: Chargers' Philip Rivers makes hilarious oath to the city of Los Angeles

You can go ahead and put those trade rumors to bed<p>It looks like Philip Rivers is warming up to the idea of playing football in Los Angeles because on Tuesday night, he did the most L.A. thing ever: He showed up on a late night talk show and touched some yoga pants.<p>The Chargers quarterback was …

Los Angeles

Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt, and Snoop Dogg to judge Comedy Central’s Roast Battle II

Roastmaster General Jeff Ross has assembled a high-wattage judges panel for <i>Roast Battle II.</i> Comedy Central announced on Wednesday that the famous folks who will be assessing the insult skills of 16 comedians are Whitney Cummings, Ken Jeong, Anthony Jeselnik, John Mayer, T.J. Miller, Patton Oswalt, …

Sarah Silverman

Don’t Let Dave Chappelle Know You Voted for Trump During His Stand-Up Show

Because you might just get your ass escorted out.<p>Advertisement<p>One argyle-sweater-wearing white guy learned that lesson during Dave Chappelle’s Monday …

Dave Chappelle

Stephen Colbert Blasts Donald Trump for Thinking Presidents Get Weekends Off

“Instead of ‘Hail to the Chief,’ it’s going to be ‘Everybody’s working for the weekend,’” Colbert joked.<p>Inauguration Day is but a few breaths away. Soon, our weary nation will find out what our incoming president, <b>Donald Trump,</b> has in store—that is, after the weekend. Because presidents get …

Elections

Watch Ellen DeGeneres Make History at the 2017 People's Choice Awards

The proof is in the people. <b>Ellen DeGeneres</b> sure is loved.<p>During Wednesday evening's <b>2017 People's Choice Awards</b> , the talk-show host received three …

Entertainment

This comedian's parody of the Apple AirPods ad is hilarious AF

Let's face it. Apple AirPods are <i>magical</i>. But there is also that constant fear of losing those tiny little plastic knobs and people are going to extreme lengths to prevent them from falling off.<p>Apple tried to address that with its ad featuring a dancer busting gravity-defying moves and yet, the …

Humor

Stars without the warpaint

Bikinis

Norm Macdonald Thinks He Knows Why Hillary Clinton Lost The Presidency To Donald Trump

One of Twitter’s most entertaining users, former <i>SNL</i> cast member and late-night agent of chaos Norm Macdonald, was at it again early Wednesday morning, sharing his thoughts on why Hillary Clinton lost the United States presidency to Donald Trump. No, it had nothing to do with the Kardashians. …

Norm Macdonald

Inside ‘Baskets’ Season 2: The ‘Dark and Twisted’ Story of a Clown on the Run

Director Jonathan Krisel takes us inside season two of Baskets, which is weirder and better than ever. Plus, watch an exclusive clip from the premiere.<p>Zach Galifianakis’ character Chip is in a bad way at the beginning of <i>Baskets</i>’ second season.<p>Last we saw Chip — better known as Baskets the Clown — …

Entertainment

Steve Carell Plays A Mean Joke On Fans, Tweets The Office Is Coming Back

On Tuesday, Steve Carell tweeted some surprising news: that <i>The Office</i> is coming back.<p>Fans were beside themselves.<p>But their excitement came to a rapid halt when he confessed he'd made a "typo" and meant to say <i>"</i> <i>Will & Grace.</i> "<p>Considering that those two titles sound nothing alike, it's safe to say …

Steve Carell

The 21 best comedy shows you can watch on Netflix right now

The INSIDER Summary:<p><b>•Netflix is there for us at the end of a long day, when you're having trouble falling asleep, and when you're in need of a good laugh.<br>• "Scrubs," "Friends," "How I Met Your Mother," and other comedies are now on Netflix for your viewing pleasure and to brighten your day.</b><p>Who …

Entertainment

Stephen Colbert Mocks Donald Trump’s Dispute of Low Approval Rating

President-elect Donald Trump has been dismissing findings about his historically-low approval rating on Twitter lately, so Stephen Colbert used his …

Stephen Colbert

There’s Still Time To Apply To Be The First Lego Professor

To clarify, that doesn’t mean your likeness will be immortalized as the first professor minifig. They’ve already made a few (like these three …

Lego

10 Times Barack Obama Went Viral For Just Being Himself

We grabbed some of President Barack Obama’s most humorous, smoothest and shadiest moments that were catapulted online during his presidency.

Democrats

Why Neil Patrick Harris and Alec Baldwin Are TV's Social Media MVPs

<i>TheWrap has partnered with Canvs, a language analytics company that measures emotions around content, for a weekly look at the characters and</i> …

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