Hannah Gadsby addresses “the good men” at the 2018 Women in Entertainment Gala

Hannah Gadsby took to the podium this week at the 2018 Women in Entertainment gala. It’s been quite a year for Gadsby, and a year for women in entertainment, too. Gadsby took aim at “the good men” in show business and everywhere else,…

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Alec Baldwin: Donald Trump must be overthrown (Video)

Alec Baldwin demanded we overthrow Donald Trump and the government he’s installed. Although the actor and ongoing Saturday Night Live Donald Trump stand-in was impassioned throughout a speech he delivered Sunday night at a Democratic fundraiser in New Hampshire, Baldwin – who owns a history of hot-headed behavior – made it clear the this dismantling should be done by peaceful means. “It is time to overthrow the government of Donald

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Louis CK: I’ve been “to hell and back” and lost $35 million (Exclusive)

The Louis C.K. comeback controversy continues to unfold. The still-adored stand-up comedian—who last year admitted to masturbating in front of female comics without their consent—has dropped in at multiple New York City comedy clubs this week, Laughspin has confirmed. Unlike his previous controversial appearances, the fallen star is finally talking about the sexual misconduct and what he’s been up to the last 11 months. The former FX darling made headlines

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The Aziz Ansari pivot away from wokeness

While Louis CK continues to make unannounced drop-ins at New York comedy clubs, much to the dismay of anyone hoping he’d talk about the reason for his absence over the past year, Aziz Ansari hasn’t been quiet as quiet. Ansari began headlining comedy clubs again this summer, about six or seven months after a woman […]

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Louis C.K.’s second Comedy Cellar appearance tests club’s new Swim At Your Own Risk policy

Louis C.K. made a return to stand-up at the infamous Comedy Cellar late Sunday night. Again. This new hiatus lasted just 5 weeks. Two women walked out during his set, but reports claim his material was well-received. According to The New York Times, the set lasted about 20 minutes as he read mostly from notes. Once again he did not address his admitted sexual misconduct, something he has not spoken

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Who’s saying what about Louis CK showing his face in comedy clubs again, after #MeToo

Ten months ago, the long-whispered rumors about Louis CK became reality when The New York Times published on-the-record allegations, followed by a public statement by the award-winning comedian in which he confessed to masturbating in front of female comedians without their consent. Over the weekend, CK showed his face in two comedy clubs. First, Governor’s […]

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Where are the women of comedy a year after #MeToo?

We’re almost one year removed from the first wave of mainstream media attention toward the underreported and overlooked mistreatment of women in all walks of life (but particularly in comedy and show business, as Tig Notaro’s second season of One Mississippi shone a spotlight on the harsh realities women face all-too-often). As #MeToo begat #TimesUp, […]

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AMC reinstating Chris Hardwick as Talking host

Chris Hardwick is in the clear in the eyes of AMC. The cable network announced today that Hardwick will return to its airwaves Aug. 12, 2018, as host of Talking Dead for the after-shows of The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead, following an investigation into allegations he was sexually and emotionally abusive to […]

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Arden Myrin writes on comedy’s painful resistance to change in the #MeToo movement

In just the past year, comedians as big as Bill Cosby, Louis CK and Chris Hardwick have found their careers halted or suspended due to newly surfaced or resurfaced allegations of sexual misconduct. CK admitted his guilt, Cosby denied it but was convicted of rape, while Hardwick has denied allegations by an ex-girlfriend yet gone […]

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Talking about Chris Hardwick

Sunday night was supposed to herald another big moment for Chris Hardwick’s TV career with the premiere of Talking with Chris Hardwick and his big-get guest, Donald Glover. But AMC pulled that episode, and the entire series, following allegations of sexual assault and abuse made by an ex-girlfriend of Hardwick’s online Friday. “We have had […]

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