In the battle for late night supremacy, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon continues to trounce the competition. Even The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, which got off to a strong start when it premiered, can’t seem to keep pace with Fallon’s antics. Indeed, one of the reasons why Fallon’s offering at NBC continues to do well is because the show has a knack for creating shareable and, every so often, viral videos. As a prime example, you might recall this video of Fallon and the cast from Star Wars: The Force Awakens singing an a capella tribute to the movie series.
Amy Schumer is having a pretty amazing year, with 2015 finally being the year when the 34 year old comedian finally broke into the mainstream. For starters, her Comedy Central series Inside Amy Schumer continued to deliver memorable and laugh-out-loud funny sketches. Second, she starred in Trainwreck, a well-received movie that she wrote herself. And most recently, Schumer absolutely killed it on Saturday Night Live, prompting many to wishfully write that the show would be better off with her as a full-time cast member.
HLN, a headline news cable channel owned by CNN, was hit with an epic and hilarious troll job yesterday when media personality Jon Hendren was brought on to discuss the implications and significance of Edward Snowden joining Twitter. During the course of what was ostensibly a serious interview with HLN anchor Yasmin Vossoughian, Hendren hilariously began answering questions about Snowden by instead referencing Edward Scissorhands.
Amy Schumer has had a busy and impressive year. First off, the third season of her Comedy Central series Inside Amy Schumer was another critically acclaimed ratings success. Second, Schumer’s first major foray into movies also turned out well with her well-received comedy Trainwreck delivering strong numbers at the box office.
In the long and storied history of gameshow blunders, what you’re about to see below may very well take the cake. Sure, we’ve seen contestants embarrass themselves before. And sure, we’ve most definitely seen contestants lose a lot of money before.
But never before has a gameshow contestant lost so much money in such an embarrassing way as in the clip you’ll see below. This Wheel of Fortune contestant literally had $1 million dangling right above his hands only to have it snatched away in a fraction of a second. More →
With the advent of mobile devices, odds are pretty high that most people these days don’t pay attention to airline safety videos. Delta, however, is out to change that with a new Internet-meme themed video that splices together your standard flight safety instructions with an avalanche of Internet memes, both new and old. To top it all off, the video even features a few cameos worth keeping an eye out for.
With no shortage of male-oriented superhero movies coming down the Hollywood pipeline, there hasn’t really been much in the way of a superhero movie with a female lead. With the Wonder Woman release still two years away, Saturday Night Live over the weekend put together a hilarious spoof of a movie trailer which pokes fun at what a female-driven superhero movie might look like.
The Muppets are awesome. Digital Underground’s classic rap song “The Humpty Dance” is also awesome. So why not combine the two into a modern masterpiece?
Well, that’s exactly what Twitter user Mylo the Cat recently did. And the result is nothing short of amazing. Featuring Gonzo, naturally, taking on the role of Shock G, the video is a must watch. And Muppet fans, not to worry, you’ll see a number of great cameos from all of your favorite characters. More →
With a bustling stand-up scene and perhaps the best Improv scene on the planet, Chicago is more often than not the place aspiring comedians flock to as they embark on their comedy careers. Indeed, the list of comedy greats who got their start in Chicago is seemingly endless: Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Bill Murray, John Belushi, Steve Carrell, Bob Odenkirk, Chris Farley, and Adam McKay are just a few of many who come to mind.
Even if you’re not a fan of Louis C.K.’s comedy, you have to appreciate what he’s done for the industry as a whole. On the other hand, if you are a fan of Louis C.K., you’re probably going to want to download his latest hour special, which is available now on his site for $5, just like his last special. More →
Amazon on Wednesday announced an expansion of its Amazon Studios division, which will soon develop original content. The retail giant is currently accepting proposals for comedy and children’s programming to be distributed through its Instant Video service, the company said on Wednesday. “Amazon Studios wants to discover great talent and produce programming that audiences will love,” said Roy Price, director of Amazon Studios. “In the course of developing movies, we’ve heard a lot of interest from content creators who want to develop original series in the comedy and children’s genres. We are excited to bring writers, animators and directors this new opportunity to develop original series.” If selected for a full-budget series, the creator will receive $55,000 and up to 5% of Amazon’s net receipts from toy and t-shirt licensing, along with other royalties and bonuses. Amazon’s press release follows below. More →