Comedians Nominated for Best Comedy Album at 2021 Grammy Awards

Despite all of my funny friends who recorded funny albums and submitted them for consideration by the Grammy Awards, the big-time awards continue to only have room for the big names in comedy. But there will be no four-peat by Dave Chappelle. His only …

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Conan ending late-night TBS run in 2021, will pivot to weekly variety series on HBO Max

The longest-running late-night host in TV is saying goodbye in 2021. Sort of. Conan O’Brien’s CONAN will end its TBS run in June 2021. But O’Brien will keep making TV, with a new weekly series forthcoming on HBO Max. Here’s the …

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Episode #320: Colin Quinn Talks 2020

Colin Quinn seems to have his finger on the pulse of stand-up comedy and America just about as well, if not better, than almost any other comedian in America these days. His most recent solo stand-up special, 2019’s Red State Blue State, poked holes in…

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Episode #320: Colin Quinn Talks 2020

Colin Quinn seems to have his finger on the pulse of stand-up comedy and America just about as well, if not better, than almost any other comedian in America these days. His most recent solo stand-up special, 2019’s Red State Blue State, poked holes in…

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Jeff Dunham’s 2020 Thanksgiving Special for Comedy Central first of new three-special deal

As previously reported, ventriloquist Jeff Dunham has filmed a new comedy special for Comedy Central that’ll come out this Thanksgiving weekend. Jeff Dunham’s Completely Unrehearsed Last-Minute Pandemic Holiday Special premieres Friday, Nov. 27, …

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Josh Johnson on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

The Tonight Show has started booking stand-up comedians again, with a twist. Instead of performing for a live audience inside 30 Rock, since The Tonight Show doesn’t have live audiences outside of cast and crew, the show is filming stand-ups from…

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Dave Chappelle’s 2020 Saturday Night Live Post-Election Monologue

Sixteen minutes! Smoking inside during COVID! Dave Chappelle gave zero fucks tonight, delivering the monologue after the 2020 election, returning to SNL four years after he had hosted in the wake of Trump’s 2016 win. Lots of things to talk about,…

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Episode #319: CollegeHumor’s Sam Reich

Sam Reich was 21 when CollegeHumor hired him as its first Director of Original Content in 2006. In a few short years, the success of in-house webseries such as “Hardly Working” and “Jake and Amir” got Reich and CollegeHumor a sketch comedy show on MTV….

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John Mulaney’s Halloween 2020 Monologue on Saturday Night Live

John Mulaney returned to host SNL for a fourth time, and this time coincided with Halloween, and the weekend before the 2020 presidential election. Mulaney had jokes about voting, but not about Halloween to share in his monologue. I’ll give you m…

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John Mulaney’s Halloween 2020 Monologue on Saturday Night Live

John Mulaney returned to host SNL for a fourth time, and this time coincided with Halloween, and the weekend before the 2020 presidential election. Mulaney had jokes about voting, but not about Halloween to share in his monologue. I’ll give you m…

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