Bill Maher & Larry Charles Talk Dangerous Comedy And How ‘Seinfeld’ Erases Borders

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Well, there certainly was no shortage of national news for the host to dig into Friday on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher tonight. Writers likely had to scramble to update the monologue after word surfaced that Special Counsel Robert Mueller had …

‘The New Negroes With Baron Vaughn & Open Mike Eagle’ Bows On Comedy Central

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Comedy Central has revealed the talent list and premiere date for The New Negroes with Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle, a new music and comedy series debuting on Friday, April 19 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central and simulcast on BET.
Each series …

David Letterman Tells Ellen DeGeneres He Stayed Too Long At ‘Late Show’: “Nobody Had The Guts To Fire Me”

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As Jay Leno bemoans the politically one-sided meanness of today’s late-night comedy landscape – a stance all but impossible to take seriously after John Oliver’s brilliant debunking – his former rival for wee-hour dominance is h…

Seth Meyers, Tiffany Haddish, John Mulaney, John Oliver & Sarah Silverman Go Green With Anti-Trump Comedy Event

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Seth Meyers, Mike Birbiglia, Tiffany Haddish, Hasan Minhaj, John Mulaney, John Oliver and Sarah Silverman will band together in New York City next month to save the Earth: Meyers will host the all-star “Night of Comedy” event to benefit a n…

Paramount Moves ‘Limited Partners’ To 2020 & Dates ‘The Tiger’s Apprentice’ Toon

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Paramount has moved the release of its Tiffany Haddish-Rose Byrne buddy comedy Limited Partners back by six months to January 10 and dated its literary-adaptation toon The Tiger’s Apprentice for 2020.
Limited Partners, which the studio acquired a…

‘One Day At A Time’ Gallery: A Look Back At Netflix’s Comedy Reboot

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As fans of Netflix’s One Day at a Time digest its cancellation today, Deadline takes a look back the update of Norman Lear’s classic 1975-84 sitcom. Click on the photo above to launch the gallery.
The series followed three generations of a …

SNL: ‘The Impossible Hulk’ Terrorizes The World With Brute Threats To Call The Manager

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Idris Elba was struck by gamma radiation in a failed experiment, and Dr. Bruce Banner has been cursed to transform into a raging, aggressive and unreasonable beast when his stress levels rise. Thus was born The Impossible Hulk.
But instead of a green g…

SNL: Stereotypical Actor Casting Gets Spanked On ‘Can I Play That?’

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Hollywood is the land of hopes and dreams, but it definitely lives within a set of rules. Never is that more clear than with the advent of Twitter, where opinions flow and instant judgments are final.
Saturday Night Live took that one step further with…

‘The Daily Show’ Offers First Trailer From Desi Lydic Exploring Gender Equality

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The Daily Show’s Desi Lydic will explore the how and why of international women and gender equality in education, economics, health and politics, comparing it with US efforts. 
To do so, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah presents Desi Lydic: Abroad on Mo…

Spike Lee’s ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Gets Season 2 Premiere Date On Netflix

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Spike Lee’s had a pretty good couple of weeks — Green Book winning the Best Picture Oscar notwithstanding — and today Netflix has revealed the Season 2 premiere date for its series based on his first movie. The streamer said today tha…

Idris Elba Celebrates ‘Saturday Night Live’ Gig With Style In New Promo

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Idris Elba knows how to celebrate his first Saturday Night Live hosting gig: In style, with champagne and to the tune of Khalid’s “Talk.”
In this new promo for Saturday’s episode, Elba is walking down a New York street when he g…

Diarra Kilpatrick & Keenen Ivory Wayans Team On Interracial Couple Comedy In Works At Showtime From Lionsgate TV

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EXCLUSIVE: Showtime has put in development a single-camera interracial couple comedy from Diarra Kilpatrick (American Koko) and In Living Color creator Keenen Ivory Wayans, which is set to star Kilpatrick. The project hails from Lionsgate TV, Scott Sch…

‘SNL’ Promo: John Mulaney Coulda Been A Not Ready For Prime Time Player

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Just imagine, John Mulaney, who hosts Saturday Night Live this weekend, could have stood next to John Belushi, Gilda Radnor, Chevy Chase and Dan Aykroyd as an original Not Ready For Prime Time Player if only he’d been hired when he first audition…

‘Life In Pieces’ Gets Season 4 Premiere Date On CBS

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Life in Pieces is getting back together in the spring. CBS said today that Season 4 of its ensemble comedy will premiere with two new episodes bookending Mom at 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18. The series then will settle into its regular slot th…

‘Daily Show’s Jaboukie Young-White Plays Jussie Smollett In Fake Movie Trailer

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The Daily Show‘s Jaboukie Young-White has been angling for days to replace Jussie Smollett on Empire, but now he’s taken his ambitions to a new level: In a faux-commercial for a fake (but inevitable) Lifetime movie, Young-White plays Smolle…

Desus & Mero Showtime Talk Premiere Brings Manic Energy, But Needs Work On Its Interviews

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Thankfully, money doesn’t change everything. Desus & Mero are still funny, still informal, still high energy and unlike most talk shows, even though they now have more to work with after moving from Viceland to Showtime.
Desus Nice and The Ki…