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Drunk History back for another round on Comedy Central

Comedy Central’s hit series Drunk History is back for a 13-episode Season 3 beginning Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 10:30pm ET/PT. According to Comedy Central: “In the season premiere, host and director Derek Waters takes viewers on a historical journey to New Jersey, presenting inebriated accounts of The Bone Wars, The Balloon Corps and The Big Bang. Mark Proksch narrates the rivalry of fossil-hunters Othniel Marsh (Christopher Meloni) and Edward Cope (Tony Hale); Tess Lynch recounts Thaddeus Lowe’s (Greg Kinnear) contributions to America’s first air force, founded by President Lincoln (Stephen Merchant); and Jenny Slate explains how scientists Arno Penzias (Justin […]

Comedy

Chris Hardwick’s “@ midnight” to temporarily change time slot

From Sept. 8-17, Comedy Central’s hit series @midnight with Chris Hardwick will move an hour earlier to 11pm ET/PT, followed by new episodes of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. @midnight will return to its regular (and self-titled) midnight ET/PT time slot on Sept. 21, following The Nightly Show. It doesn’t appear initially clear why this is taking place, but late-night viewers and fans of the show will want to take note. More from Comedy Central: “@midnight with Chris Hardwick, produced by Funny Or Die, leads viewers down the ultimate internet wormhole with a rotating lineup of today’s top comedians battling nightly to determine who has […]

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Done with the “Daily” grind. Here’s when to watch Jon Stewart’s last Daily Show

What will we do without Jonnie Stew? The Daily Show Daily Show Full Episodes,  More Daily Show Videos,  Comedy Central Full Episodes   Sure, I thought the same of Stephen Colbert and The Colbert Report back in December, but my mourning was tempered with the understanding that I’m getting Stephen back next month in Letterman’s place. Jon … well, I don’t know. And that stings. Yes, The Daily Show will go on. But not The Daily Show With Jon Stewart. Because I’m a print journalist who still believes hard in the medium, I get my daily news from a handful […]

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Comedy

Another Period — Comedy Central pokes fun at the Kardashians of the past

Comedy Central’s latest scripted series, Another Period, is a sort of Downton Abbey for people who loathe Downton Abbey — messy, ribald and hilarious, but also surprisingly well researched. Series stars and longtime pals Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome (Garfunkel and Oates), who created the show from a short film they made with the same premise, spent time in the show’s Newport, R.I., home base to get a feel for the era and setting in which their turn-of-the-century socialite sisters Lillian and Beatrice Bellacourt lived. Then they threw a big ol’ voyeur-TV bomb right in the middle of all that gentility. “Riki and I had actually […]

Comedy

Watch: Key & Peele new musical short “Negrotown”

Key & Peele will be back with new episodes on Comedy Central starting July 8. Ahead of that, today Comedy Central released a musical short from Key & Peele called “Negrotown.” As you can tell from its controversial title, the video tackles tough subjects and speaks hard truths about racism and police brutality amid its catchy tune and bright presentation of a fantasy world juxtaposed with a bleaker real world. It’s reminiscent of old Hollywood musical numbers, except where those films of the 1950s rarely had people of color in them (and this video parodies how the few African Americans […]

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Trevor Noah will be next host of “The Daily Show”

Comedy Central today announced the next host for The Daily Show once Jon Stewart departs. Trevor Noah, who joined the program in 2014 as a contributor, will take over at a date to be announced later. “Trevor Noah is an enormous talent. He has an insightful and unique point of view, and most importantly, is wickedly funny,” said Michele Ganeless, president of Comedy Central. “For the next host of The Daily Show, we set out to find a fresh voice who can speak to our audience with a keen take on the events of the day, and we found that in Trevor. He […]

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Jon Bass on Big Time In Hollywood FL’s Del: “It frees you up to have such short shorts on!”

I love everything about Big Time in Hollywood, FL., Comedy Central’s brand-new scripted comedy that stars Alex Anfanger and Lenny Jacobson as Jack and Ben Dolfe, scheming slacker brothers whose big-time Hollywood dreams land them in big-time trouble in — and out of — their snoozy Florida town. But let me confess this right now: I love their sweet buddy Del the best. Possibly a bit too much. And I didn’t mind admitting it to Jon Bass, who plays him. With his great big heart, goofy little shorts, sensible sandals and an utter unwillingness to believe that Jack and Ben are anything but a force for […]

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Big Time In Hollywood FL: Ben Stiller brings a bawdy buddy laugher To Comedy Central

A few years back, Alex Anfanger and Dan Schimpf — NYU buddies with big filmmaking aspirations — wrote a TV pilot about a pair of hapless brothers with big filmmaking aspirations. Then they shelved it in favor of something more instantly doable — a web series called Next Time on Lonny, starring the doe-eyed Anfanger as an aspiring reality star with a knack for over-the-top trouble. It paid off. Ben Stiller discovered Lonny, then Anfanger and Schimpf. Lonny got a big-time backer in Stiller’s Red Hour Films — and those fictional filmmaking brothers, er, conceived in Anfanger’s parents’ basement got […]

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Preview clips for Comedy Central’s “Night of Too Many Stars”

This Sunday, March 8, Comedy Central will once again air Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs. Jon Stewart hosts the event, which since 2006 has raised over $18 million to benefit a variety of autism education and family service programs across the country. The Comedy Central broadcast of the special, which was taped last Saturday, will include live wrap-arounds featuring a celebrity phone bank, allowing viewers to call in during the airing to donate while speaking with comedians and celebrities. Talent that will be manning the phone banks include: Uzo Aduba, Samantha Bee, Aidy Bryant, Tom […]

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Jon Stewart leaving “The Daily Show”

Jon Stewart stunned his fans, and media watchers in general, last night when he announced to his studio audience for that night’s taping of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show that he will be leaving as host. Stewart has hosted The Daily Show since 1999, when he replaced Craig Kilborn. He will be leaving later this year (plans are still being worked out exactly when, according to Stewart’s announcement. Stewart also indicated he has no immediate plans). Stewart’s departure comes in the wake of Comedy Central also saying goodbye recently to Stephen Colbert, who first became widely known on The Daily Show before spinning off into his […]