SMILF canceled at Showtime; Frankie Shaw loses overall deal with ABC

SMILF is canceled after two seasons on Showtime amidst allegations against star and creator Frankie Shaw. Back in December, Shaw was accused of several disturbing rumors about sexual misconduct on set including not closing the set for a sex scene and yanking actress Samara Weaving’s shirt down after she refused to do a nude scene. The remainder of the second season will come out as scheduled, but Shaw’s overall deal

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Louis C.K. leaked stand-up on Parkland shooting, pronouns enrages Twitter

Louis C.K. is back in the news as a leaked stand-up set from a December 16 performance at Governor’s Comedy Club got passed around Twitter over the weekend. In the leaked audio recording, which has been ripped and re-uploaded multiple times, C.K. does material about gender non-binary people, school shootings, eating ice cream, and losing $35 million in a day. As just about everyone knows, the once-beloved comedian has been

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SMILF star Frankie Shaw accused of sexual misconduct; Showtime finds no wrongdoing

Frankie Shaw, the creator of the Showtime hit SMILF, is being investigated for sexual misconduct claims on set. The show returns to Showtime on January 20, but the production of the second season has been rife with onset controversy. The Hollywood Reporter published an exclusive Monday that included claims of onset racism and claims of inappropriately handled sex scenes. While the claims of racism stemming from a segregated writers room are

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Aziz Ansari announces first tour dates since Babe.net exposé

Aziz Ansari is back, it seems. Knowing you can’t be more hated in stand-up comedy right now than Bill Cosby or Louis C.K., the embarrassed comedy star took to social media to announce his Road to Nowhere stand-up tour. Earlier this year, Ansari was exposed as, at best, a really bad first date in a Babe.net exposé. Ansari’s sexual misconduct controversy made waves in the news cycle back in January,

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Sarah Silverman says Louis C.K. masturbated in front of her; sister says ‘Me Too’

Sarah Silverman has had a wild 24 hours after she made comments about Louis C.K. and his propensity to whip it out in front of female comedians. Silverman went on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM show Monday morning and made shared that C.K. used to consensually masturbate in front of her. The former Louie star admitted last November that the accusations of his sexual misconduct were true. While he confirmed the events

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‘Ren & Stimpy’ Creator John Kricfalusi Accused of Preying on and Sexually Abusing Underage Girls, Possessing Child Porn

Today, Buzzfeed published a very tough-to-read piece titled “The Disturbing Secret Behind An Iconic Cartoon” that details what’s reportedly been an “open secret” in the animation world for decades: John Kricfalusi, the creator of Nickelodeon’s animated series Ren & Stimpy and founder of animation studio Spumco, has been publicly accused of preying on, grooming, and […]

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‘Ren & Stimpy’ Creator John Kricfalusi Accused of Preying on and Sexually Abusing Underage Girls, Possessing Child Porn

Today, Buzzfeed published a very tough-to-read piece titled “The Disturbing Secret Behind An Iconic Cartoon” that details what’s reportedly been an “open secret” in the animation world for decades: John Kricfalusi, the creator of Nickelodeon’s animated series Ren & Stimpy and founder of animation studio Spumco, has been publicly accused of preying on, grooming, and […]

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A Comedian Is Suing UCB for “Reverse Gender Discrimination” After Getting Banned Over Rape Allegations

Back in August 2016, New York’s Upright Citizens Brigade theaters banned a comedian after multiple women came forward with rape allegations against him, and now he’s suing UCB over what he claims is “reverse gender discrimination.” According to the New York Post, Aaron Glaser has filed a federal suit against UCB, arguing that the theater “should […]

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Sexual Misconduct Allegations Have Put the Future of New Orleans and Austin’s New Movement Theaters in Doubt

With theaters and training centers in Austin and New Orleans, three comedy festivals under its name, and a published book about improv, The New Movement has been a swiftly rising comedy powerhouse in the South since it was founded by Chris Trew, Tami Nelson, and Brock LaBorde in 2009. When we profiled them in 2014, […]

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Samantha Bee on the #MeToo Backlash: “What Men Literally Cannot Understand Is: This Isn’t About Them”

Here’s a great segment from last night’s Full Frontal, where Samantha Bee responds to the #MeToo backlash surrounding stories like the “Shitty Media Men” list and the recent debate surrounding the Aziz Ansari allegations. “What many fail to understand is that it doesn’t have to be rape to ruin your life, and it doesn’t have to […]

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