• Adam Sandler Still Award-Worthy And Highly Paid

    The People's Choice Awards show on January 7th brought the best in movies, television, and music together for a night of fun, support, and praise. Among the winners was comedy veteran Adam Sandler, who won the award for Favorite Comedic Movie Actor.   The actor, who has starred in movie…

  • The Daily Show by Jon Stewart

    Describing itself as a fake news program, The Daily Show draws its comedy and satire from recent news stories, political figures, media organizations, and often, aspects of the show itself. This year saw the “fake news” landscape shift in unexpected ways, with…

  • Twitter becomes new channel of comedy

    Twitter has been used by major celebrities to release public statements, spur and deny rumors, and connect with fans. Now the social media outlet has an additional purpose in the world of comedians. Galactic Keegan is one of the many successful Twitter comedians sweeping the nation. In less than a…

  • British TV defends controversial comedy

    British TV station Channel 4 insisted on creating a situational comedy about the Irish Famine despite the public outcry. Hungry is a comedy series reflecting the tragedy of the Irish potato famine. Irish writer Hugh Travers, 31, was given an “open commission” by Channel 4 after his…

  • North Korean comedy is not a laughing matter

    Comedy can be a tough, and sometimes dangerous business for those in North Korea. Welcome to prime time programming on North Korea’s only television station. A cartoon explaining how to bomb the enemy, to traditional dance, and praising the supreme leader. This is entertainment a la North…

  • Barack Obama took over Stephen Colbert's comedy show

    US President BArack Obama showed his funny side when he slipped into the role of late night talk show host Stephen Colbert. He made an appearance on the comedian’s satirical program and he was poking fun at himself. "You've been taking a lot of shots at my job, I've decided I'm…

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    Chris Rock opened up in a lengthy new cover story about a variety of topics, ranging from the recent sexual assault claims made against fellow comedian Bill Cosby, his appreciation for romantic comedies, specifically those penned by Nancy Meyers. The current allegations of rape made against fellow…

  • Melissa McCarthy’s plus size clothing line will launch next fall, teams with Sunrise Brands

    Melissa McCarthy, already an Emmy-winning and Oscar nominated actress, is expanding her resume to include clothing designer. The Bridsemaids and Mike & Molly star has teamed up with Sunrise Brands to create casual sportswear that will include straight and plus sizes. And lest you think…

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Can a calendar year really be drawing to a close if no one stops to make a list of the top cultural output of the past 12 months? Looking back over the past year, one thing is clear: It’s not such a heartwarming one to revisit. It was, however, a perfect year for escape and catharsis through…

Aziz Ansari is Variety’s comedy impact honoree of the year. Mike Schur, co-creator of “Parks and Recreation.” “There aren’t very many funny people like Aziz Ansari in the world. His breadth and width of ideas — he’s one of the funniest people in the world…

Ellen DeGeneres’s company A Very Good Production is developing a new comedy series starring Gilmore Girls’ Lauren Graham after NBC’s Parenthood wraps up its sixth and final season. NBC is working with DeGeneres’s team to develop Kate On Later which revolves around the…

American Dad isn’t going anywhere. Seth MacFarlane’s animated comedy series about a government agent father has been renewed by TBS for a 12th season. Season 11 premiered to 2.5 million viewers on its first night at its new home. American Dad has jumped to different networks and followed…

An aspiring comedian needs to have certain aces up his sleeves if he has to realize his dream of becoming a good standup comedian. Not all men with a sense of humor can be comedy artists. Here’s why Seize the moment: To be a comedy artist one needs to practice and practice. Having a natural…

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For most people, it seems long overdue that Betty White is now officially a Favorite TV icon. That honor was bestowed upon the actress on January 7th at the 41st annual People's Choice Awards.   White approached the stage while clutching the arm of actor Chris Evans, who offered to…

Welsh-made comedy High Hopes is back. Cwm Pen-Ôl’s favorite resident Richard “Fagin” Hepplewhite (Robert Blythe) is up to his old tricks and is back on screen after five years away. The one-off special is part of the forthcoming BBC Wales Real Valleys Season – stories…

Initially when Noreen Fraser was approached by Variety to partner in creating an impact list and event similar to the Power of Women and Power of Youth events, the suggestion was to plan a daytime affair. “I came in for a meeting and they asked me to do a luncheon,” says Fraser, who has…

Sony has bought a pitch from Mosaic as a starring vehicle for Will Ferrell. The original idea was developed internally at Mosaic and currently untitled. The comedy centers on the intense, competitive world inside a Shakespearean theater company. David Guion and Michael Handelman will be writing…

In a bold move that will undoubtedly spread his earthy manliness across the world, Parks and Recreation star Nick Offerman will release American Ham exclusively through Netflix. Described as a “master class in life, love, woodworking, meat eating and being a man,” American Ham finds…