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  • Laughing at Schiff

    12/05/2019 12:06:16 PM PST · by Rocky · 14 replies
    Powerline ^ | December 5, 2019 | Scott Johnson
    Adam Schiff is back in the news in a big way. He’s about as funny as a rubber crutch, but it can’t be wrong to call a timeout to laugh at him. Tom Shillue has mastered the bizarreries of Schiff’s deportment in a manner that brings insight to impersonation. The compilation of Shillue clips below made me laugh out loud. It is the second of two such compilations on YouTube.
  • Pete Davidson Asks Fans to Sign $1 Million NDA Before Comedy Show

    12/02/2019 6:22:55 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 24 replies
    Variety ^ | 30 Nov 2019 | MEREDITH WOERNER
    fans attending Davidson’s standup at the Sydney Goldstein Theater were asked to sign a lengthy contract that forbade them from tweeting or instagramming any opinions about the performance. “I didn’t want to sign it because it was basically saying that I wasn’t able to comment on it or have an opinion,” Young told Variety. “The most you could say is ‘no comment.'” After refusing to sign the NDA emailed to her from the venue, Young was given a full refund but there was no additional information as to why this was happening. “I called the box office and wondered if...
  • Canadian Comedian Ordered to Pay $35,000 over a Joke

    12/01/2019 10:17:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/01/2019 | Matt Margolis
    Canadian comedian Mike Ward has lost his appeal and has been ordered by a Quebec judge to pay $35,000 because of a joke he told about a disabled boy. Ward was ordered to pay $35,000 to Jeremy Gabriel, who suffers from a genetic disorder that causes facial deformity and affects his hearing, due to a joke the comedian told at shows between 2010 and 2013. Two of three judges ruled Mike Ward’s comments regarding Gabriel were not justifiable in a society where freedom of expression is valued. Ward was originally ordered to pay an additional $7,000 to Gabriel’s mother—a fine...
  • WKRP Turkey Drop

    11/28/2019 11:43:20 AM PST · by bgill · 49 replies
    youtube ^ | Nov 24, 2010 | Brian Henigin
    WKRP Turkey Drop "As god as my witness.........I thought turkeys could fly...."
  • Tim Allen decries 'thought police,' political correctness in comedy

    11/28/2019 12:20:42 PM PST · by simpson96 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/27/2019 | Sam Dorman
    Comedian Tim Allen took aim at political correctness in his field, lamenting the fact that he has to accommodate the "thought police" when speaking to big arenas. "What I got to do sometimes is explain -- which I hate -- in big arenas, that this is a thought police thing, and I do not like it. But when I use these words, this is my intent behind those words," he told "The View" on Monday. "So as long as you understand my intent -- I still get people: 'Well, just don't say it,'" he said, mocking critics. Co-host Joy Behar,...
  • D.L. Hughley: Melania Trump Deserved Boos Because of ‘Cowardly’ Husband

    11/28/2019 7:16:19 AM PST · by davikkm · 66 replies
    breitbart ^ | PAM KEY
    On Tuesday night, outside the Laugh Factory in Hollywood, TMZ asked comedian D.L. Hughley if First Lady Melania Trump should have been booed at the Baltimore Youth Summit where she spoke about America’s opioid crisis. The reporter asked, “Do you think she deserved that type of treatment.” Hughley said, “I do. Her husband despaired Baltimore, and he sent his woman in which I think is cowardly.”
  • The Atlantic Hails NBC: 'SNL Runs an Ad for Elizabeth Warren

    11/05/2019 2:35:49 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 19 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 5, 2019 | P.J. Gladnick
    The Atlantic Magazine admitted (approvingly) that the latest opening skit on Saturday Night Live skit was less a satire and really more of a campaign ad for Elizabeth Warren. The Sunday article by pop culture critic Spencer Kornhaber made this admission both in the title, "SNL Runs an Ad for Elizabeth Warren," and body of the article.  Kornhaber also concedes the obvious, that President Donald Trump does not receive such favorable treatment: "When the topic is Donald Trump, the bits—for better and often for worse—fuel themselves on open mockery." McKinnon's Warren seems much more positive than McKinnon's take on Hillary...
  • After 'Hate' Warning, Black Conservative Says Twitter ‘Coming After Trump Supporters’

    10/05/2019 7:20:48 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    MRC NewsBusters ^ | October 5, 2019 8:25 AM EDT | Alexa Moutevelis Coombs
    Comedian Terrence K. Williams of “The Deplorables” comedy troupe, pleaded for help Friday amidst fears Twitter was targeting his account for his support of President Trump. A popular blue check conservative with over 600,000 followers, Williams received a legal warning from Twitter right before he was to go to the White House’s “Young Black Leadership Summit.” A little after 2pm on October 4, Williams tweeted, “TWITTERS LEGAL TEAM CONTACTED ME ON THE DAY I GO TO THE WHITE HOUSE! People want to take my account down because I said Schiff Should Resign, called out AOC & I support Pres @realDonaldTrump...
  • ‘Joker’ Director Todd Phillips on Why He Quit Making Comedies: Woke Culture’ [tr]

    10/02/2019 4:10:25 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 October 2019 | David Ng
    <p>Joker director Todd Phillips, celebrated for his comedy classic Hangover films, says “woke culture” killed comedy and made people overly afraid of offending others, especially on social media.</p> <p>Todd Phillips made the comments in an extensive Vanity Fair cover profile of actor Joaquin Phoenix that was published Tuesday.</p>
  • Roseanne Barr and Andrew Dice Clay Kick Off Scathing Comedy Tour (Language)

    09/20/2019 6:08:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | September 20, 2019 | Allison Crist
    The comics gave their takes on ABC, the Kardashians, the #MeToo movement, Harvey Weinstein, Louis C.K. and more at the opening night of their "Mr. and Mrs. America" tour in New York. Roseanne Barr and Andrew Dice Clay came out swinging at the opening night of their “Mr. and Mrs. America” tour on Thursday night, taking aim at the Kardashians, the #MeToo movement, ABC — the list goes on.
  • Islamist Organizations Only Elevate The ‘Right’ Muslims

    09/20/2019 9:07:50 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 8 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | 09/20/2019 | David Swindle
    Among the fascinating phenomena of America’s most prominent Muslim activist organizations is how they decide which Muslims to lift up and which to ignore. Compare two recent comedy specials. One, Dave Chappelle’s newest Netflix special “Sticks & Stones,” which is generating intense reactions given its choice of material — including abortion, #MeToo, Transgenderism, “the alphabet people” (referring to the expanding acronym LGBTQIA+), and the implications of the “cancel culture,” which seeks to silence all who do not adhere to the “woke” doctrines of political correctness. Thinking about this hilariously offensive special brought to mind another recent comedy special that challenged...
  • Alec Baldwin Still Hates Playing Trump On ‘SNL’ But Says Parody Helps Fans “Manage Their Pain”

    09/06/2019 9:16:11 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    Deadline ^ | 09/06/19 | Greg Evans
    SNIP Reiterating his loathing for the role that he expressed in June, Baldwin tells former SNL regular Kevin Nealon on the latter’s new YouTube series Hiking with Kevin (watch it below), that the first couple seasons recurring as Trump were fine – “fun, fun, fun,” actually – but the role grew tiresome. “I don’t want to do it anymore,” Baldwin says bluntly, explaining that he doesn’t think the satire is having any impact on the real thing. “I don’t think it’s doing anything. It’s not doing anything good or bad for him.” The actor says the president “likes any attention...
  • Dave Chappelle ‘Sticks & Stones’: Why I’m not allowed to say f*ggot but allowed to say N-word?

    09/04/2019 6:17:35 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 78 replies
    Stick and Stones Special
    So she sits me down. We have a nice conversation. She tells me, “Oh, the sketches are great.” I go, “Oh, fantastic. Well, then… well, then, why am I here?” She said, “Because, David, there’s no way… that you can ever say the word… “f*ggot” on our network. I didn’t know I did anything wrong. I didn’t try to defend myself. I said, “All right. F*** it, I’ll take it out. Have a good afternoon.” And as I was leaving, it occurred to me. “Hey. Hey, Renée, quick question. It’s just a question. Seriously, I wanna know. Like, wh-why is...
  • Jeffery Epstein Security Guard Speaks

    08/16/2019 10:43:44 PM PDT · by Jayster · 19 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/16/2019 | Tim Dillon
    I have to admit, he sounds legitimate. Need to get him in front of Congress ASAP.
  • Joe diGenova: “Declassified documents will be released this week … by Wednesday” (July 31st)….

    07/29/2019 4:38:50 PM PDT · by CincyRichieRich · 17 replies
    Speaking to WMAL radio, former U.S. Attorney Joe diGenova informs the audience that declassified documents will begin to be made public starting Wednesday July 31st. Additionally, Mr. diGenova states confidently that U.S. Attorney John Durham is not conducting a “review”, but is conducting a full criminal investigation with a grand jury empaneled and currently receiving testimony from witnesses.
  • Jerry Seinfeld: Comedy’s Superman

    07/25/2019 6:38:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 94 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 25, 2019 | Chris Stigall
    If you have a sense of humor you find Jerry Seinfeld funny. If not his classic sitcom, you have to enjoy his standup. (Confession? I enjoy his standup more). But Jerry Seinfeld has become more important than funny in the last few years. Seinfeld has become the bravest comedian of our time and anyone who loves comedy owes him a debt of gratitude. It’s getting harder to find comedians who take risks. By risks, I mean saying things they’re not “supposed” to say to a clapping seal audience. I’ve long written about the court jesters of late night who’ve been...
  • The ladies of ‘The Deplorables’ comedy team sing the praises of Trump, GOP (Video)

    07/08/2019 12:15:53 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 8 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 7/8/19 | Jon Dougherty
    There isn’t much today in the way of entertainment celebrating conservatism, America, and President Donald Trump, but three young, beautiful ladies are making a splash with patriotic — an humorous — songs about all three. They call themselves “The Deplorable Choir,” and they’ve just released a new video song that not only encapsulates the greatness of being an American, regardless of race, creed, sex, or any other defining characteristic.
  • Mad Magazine Is Dead

    07/06/2019 3:05:34 PM PDT · by jmcenanly · 52 replies
    Reason magazine ^ | 7.4.2019 1:15 PM | BRIAN DOHERTY
    The comic magazine's ability to rib culture, politics, and business shaped the boomer mentality, and we should be grateful.The comics community is abuzz with the news that Mad magazine will, after two more issues, cease publication of original material and abandon newsstand distribution, becoming a reprint title available only in comic book shops (with the exception, Hollywood Reporter reports, of one special issue a year of new content). Mad began life as a comic book in 1952, the brainchild of then-obscure New York cartoonist Harvey Kurtzman, published by William Gaines' E.C. Comics. Through his work in Mad's formative years and...
  • Arte Johnson, ‘Laugh-In’ Star, Dies at 90

    07/05/2019 3:23:51 PM PDT · by OttawaFreeper · 36 replies
    Variety ^ | July 3 2019 | Pat Saperstein
    Comedian and actor Arte Johnson, Emmy-winning star of 1960s and ’70s comedy sketch show “Laugh-In,” died July 3 in Los Angeles of heart failure. He was 90 and had been battling bladder and prostate cancer. On “Laugh-In,” he was most familiar as Wolfgang, the heavily accented German soldier who thought World War II was still going on. His catchphrase “Very interesting…” was one of many that caught on from the hit show. Johnson won one Emmy for the show and was nominated two more times.
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