Sketch comedy is an art, and Comedy Central’s Key and Peele is at the top of its game. This week, the sketch comedy series created a mockery of Stan Lee, who pops up at the Marvel Comics headquarters to pitch his latest ideas. The characters may be new, but I wouldn’t exactly call them updated.
This week, Comedy Central’s Tosh. O is not particularly pleased with another network. Viral video extraordinaire Daniel Tosh used his show as a platform to push ESPN’s buttons, following an incident where the sports-related network blatantly ripped off his “Web Redemption” segment.
Comedy Central is already losing one of its biggest ratings bringers when Stephen Colbert’s The Colbert Report finishes its run at the end of the year. Now, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart has spoken out to talk about his own contract expiring in 2015, and his comments aren’t as reassuring as fans would hope.
It’s tough to get a lot of voters extremely interested in a voting year that is not a Presidential year. However, this year Comedy Central sure plans to try, putting together live Election Night coverage hosted by none other than Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. We've got the details.
South Park has had a great season in terms of recurring gags and callbacks. One of the funniest of these has been the season’s obsession with Lorde, including Stan’s dad dressing up as the wild-haired pop singer. This week, the South Park guys released the audio for the “Lorde” song “ Push (Feeling Good On a Wednesday) which may or may not have actually been sung by pop singer Sia.
By now, you probably realize that Stephen Colbert will be leaving Comedy Central very, very soon. He’s set to take over for David Letterman on the late night circuit, but he says he wants to leave The Colbert Report with an awesome exit.
Ben Stiller’s last trip to the big screen was for his self-directed drama The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, and his next trip to the small screen will be on a show that is like one big Walter Mitty daydream, assuming Mitty likes to “schmoke a bewl” every now and then.
Recently, Key and Peele put together a sketch harkening back to the days of Family Matters, when Steve Urkel became a cultural phenomenon. You can check out the sketch without having to worry about a laugh track. You do need to worry about foul language in the video, as a slew of f-bombs are present and we don’t suggest giving this a watch while you are still at work.
Nerdist-friendly comedian Kurt Braunohler is being prepped as the latest funnyman to host his very own pilot for the network, and he’ll be taking on subject matter that everyone can get down with: WTF news.
@Midnight will be back for Season 2! Comedy Central has officially given the late night comedy game show a second season, extending the series through 2015. Hardwick appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this week and announced the news.
Today, Comedy Central announced new premieres are coming for a lot of its well-liked programs, and many of our favorite Comedy Central shows are coming sooner than audiences might guess. New seasons of South Park, Tosh.O and Key & Peele and many more are hitting homes soon.
If you see Cuba Gooding Jr., Michael Madsen and Keith David on a cast listing, you’d be perfectly within your right as an entertainment fan to assume the project was a straight-to-DVD thriller about a murderous husband. But that’s not the case here at all.
Ratings riser Inside Amy Schumer will be back for Season 3, and the off-kilter freshman series Review and TripTank have been renewed for respective second seasons. As well, series orders were granted to two new network series and six original web-only series. If laughter is the best medicine, Comedy Central is a pharmaceutical god.
Who will replace Colbert in that conservatively coveted post-Daily Show time slot? It’s a long, tall drink of an order that requires a performer capable of captivating audiences both with a signature interview style and a point of view that allows everyone to feel like they’re also in on the joke. Assuming that Comedy Central doesn’t just fill the time slot with repeats of South Park, here are seven people we think could gratifyingly fill the America-sized hole in our hearts that Colbert will be clawing his way out of.
Forget fictional anniversaries, Futurama turns fifteen today, so let’s all wish Matt Groening’s animated series a happy birthday! Well, as happy as an off-air birthday can be. But good news everybody, whether or not they find another network, the Planet Express crew will be back at least once more thanks to the cross-over with The Simpsons. And hey, at least it never overstayed its welcome.