Reggie Watts on ‘Taskmaster,’ Keeping It Simple, and Spending Time with His Mom

Reggie Watts is keeping very busy this year. In addition to his gig on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Watts recently kicked off his latest project hosting Comedy Central’s new series Taskmaster, which premiered just a few weeks ago and currently airs on Friday nights. Based on Alex Horne’s hit British game show […]

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Reggie Watts on ‘Taskmaster,’ Keeping It Simple, and Spending Time with His Mom

Reggie Watts is keeping very busy this year. In addition to his gig on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Watts recently kicked off his latest project hosting Comedy Central’s new series Taskmaster, which premiered just a few weeks ago and currently airs on Friday nights. Based on Alex Horne’s hit British game show […]

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@Arianna_Durnell’s Target Audience Is “Absolutely No One” (But Follow Her Anyway!)

Arianna Durnell (@arianna_durnell) is a New York-based comedian whose writing has been published on McSweeney’s, Reductress,Women In Comedy Festival Daily, and The Belladonna Comedy. Her sketch comedy has been featured on WhoHaha and Comedy Cake. She is currently performing and writing sketch comedy in the duo Bag of Rocks, which made Mogul’s list of comedians to look out for in 2018. This week, Durnell talked to […]

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@Arianna_Durnell’s Target Audience Is “Absolutely No One” (But Follow Her Anyway!)

Arianna Durnell (@arianna_durnell) is a New York-based comedian whose writing has been published on McSweeney’s, Reductress,Women In Comedy Festival Daily, and The Belladonna Comedy. Her sketch comedy has been featured on WhoHaha and Comedy Cake. She is currently performing and writing sketch comedy in the duo Bag of Rocks, which made Mogul’s list of comedians to look out for in 2018. This week, Durnell talked to […]

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This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Rachel Bloom on ‘WTF’

The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We’re here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of podcast […]

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‘Distance’: This Is Digital’s Next Step

The web series is dead. Okay, okay, don’t freak out, let me clarify. As Facebook and YouTube algorithms steer us toward original content funded by…Facebook and YouTube, there’s less room in the ecosystem for indie creators to gain the kind of rags-to-riches virality that, in 2012 or 13, made the prospect of web series so […]

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Remembering Tiffany Haddish’s Heartbreaking and Hilarious Trip to ‘The Mental Illness Happy Hour’

Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. Even more than WTF, Paul Gilmartin’s wonderful, essential podcast Mental Illness Happy Hour goes deep with its interview subjects. After a really good episode of the podcast, you feel like you know the guest on a profound human level. You feel like […]

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Donald Glover Loves Singing, Hates Shirts on ‘SNL’

It’s officially festival season, the time of year where celebrities appear next to each other completely out of context. Do you need to see a picture of Shania Twain, Nicki Minaj, and Timothée Chalamet hanging out? I got you. This episode of SNL provided an equally surreal meet-up. During goodbyes, the first person Martin Short […]

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Wendy Steiner (@wendyasteiner) Likes Bagels and Confidence

Wendy Steiner is a Brooklyn-based Jewish-Japanese comic. While the Los Angeles suburbs raised her, living in San Francisco and New York really aged her. Her comedic style can be described as dry warmth, which would really make more sense if she was from Arizona. She’s a set-up-punchline kind of gal with a Berkeley-educated sense of […]

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Before ‘Rick and Morty,’ Dan Harmon Tried to Reinvent Acceptable Television with ‘Acceptable.TV’

The idea of entertainment as an entity separate from the internet is one that is for the most part dead. Every movie must have social media tie-ins, every book a video trailer, every TV show a second screen experience. For just a moment, imagine a strange, distant land called “Cable TV in 2007” — a […]

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