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Rob Lowe Is the Next Comedy Central Roastee

His FOX sitcom The Grinder may be no more, but Rob Lowe has moved on to his next comedic role — taking abuse at the hands of roasters during Comedy Central’s annual favorite event, The Comedy Central Roast. Lowe’s skewering will be taped in Los Angeles this summer, with an airdate for the #LoweRoast to be announced later. “Rob Lowe is handsome, talented, successful and handsome. He needs to be roasted,” said Kent Alterman, President, Comedy Central, in a release. Lowe added: “What a thrill to once again be following in Justin Bieber’s footsteps. I look forward to a night of hilarious jokes […]

Comedy

“Donald Trump” and “Bernie Sanders” will face off in an @midnight debate tonight

Comedy Central’s hit late-night series @midnight, which you can usually see trending on Twitter most weeknights, will be staging its own political debate tonight (March 23). The debate pits Donald Trump (played by Anthony Atamanuik) against Bernie Sanders (played by James Adomian). The two actors star in the comedy show Trump vs. Bernie: The Debate Tour 2016, which is currently on tour. The two “candidates” will field questions from the debate moderator, @midnight host Chris Hardwick. Being the interactive show that it is, it sounds like the episode will also field recorded questions from viewers who use the hashtag #MidnightDebate. It might be […]

Comedy

PREVIEW: Abbi and Ilana freak out when they meet Hillary Clinton on Broad City

It’s been no secret for a while now that pop culture can play a big role for political candidates in getting exposure. Saturday Night Live has played a part in this, as the show has, this season alone, included appearances from presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, and even courted controversy by allowing candidate Donald Trump to host an episode. Late-night talk show appearances are also a staple for people who are running. This week, Hillary Clinton takes a different approach as she makes an appearance on tomorrow’s (March 16) episode of Comedy Central’s Broad City (which was filmed in December). Broad City stars […]

Broad City Season 3
Comedy

Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer return for “Broad City” Season 3

The eye of the tiger, the thrill of friendship. #BroadCity is back February 17. #BC3https://t.co/gdnrUYj2zf — Comedy Central (@ComedyCentral) January 21, 2016 ALSO SEE: Interview: Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer of Broad City Stars and creators Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer are back for Season 3 of Broad City on Comedy Central, premiering Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 10pm ET/PT. Broad City is about two best friends and their unexpected and often outlandish adventures as 20-somethings in New York City. In the Season 3 premiere “Two Chainz,” Abbi and Ilana are on their way to a friend’s gallery show, but they […]

Not Safe With Nikki Glaser
Comedy

Meet TV’s #1 pervert Nikki Glaser

It’s easy to see how Amy Schumer and Nikki Glaser are best friends. The whip-smart, nothing-is-off-limits comics are brutally honest and brazenly hilarious. Now they’ll both be on Comedy Central with Glaser’s new series Not Safe With Nikki Glaser premiering Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 10:30pm ET/PT. (Inside Amy Schumer returns for a new season in April.) Donning a black leather jacket, black tee and black pants, Glaser sat comfortably on stage at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena and talked to TV critics about sex, which is the focus of Not Safe With Nikki Glaser. A self-described […]

Comedy

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah: Late night favorite gets a new voice

  When Comedy Central announced that Jon Stewart’s successor on The Daily Show would be Trevor Noah, much of America responded with, “Who?” Noah, a 31-year-old standup comedian from South Africa and Daily Show contributor since 2014, has an incisive wit and an uncanny ability to expose deep-seated hypocrisy. At a standup performance in late July, Noah riffed on being a black guy being pulled over by police (“I don’t know how not to die.”), being an African on a U.S.-bound airliner during the Ebola outbreak, and the “charming racism” he encountered in the South. It will be a vastly […]

Moonbeam City
Animation

“Moonbeam City” shines with Rob Lowe, Elizabeth Banks, Will Forte and Kate Mara

Comedy Central describes the new animated series Moonbeam City as “an absurdist, retro-futuristic ’80s cop extravaganza” about an incompetent but attractive detective who does more harm than good. We’ll describe it as FX’s Archer meets Miami Vice. Rob Lowe voices Det. Dazzle Novak, Elizabeth Banks voices police Chief Pizzaz Miller, Will Forte voices Dazzle’s rival Rad Cunningham and Kate Mara voices Chrysalis Tate, the only capable cop in town. The entire pilot episode, “Mall Hath No Fury,” is available to watch on cc.com. Moonbeam City premieres on Comedy Central Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 10:30pm ET/PT following the Season 19 premiere of […]