Ladies, do we really have to go over this again? Catcalls are flattering! The latest defense of street harassment comes not from the New York Post (where we would expect it) but from comedian Michael Che, late of The Daily Show, now the co-host of SNL's "Weekend Update," and recent Village Voice cov ... More >>
Between growing up in Queens and currently residing in Brooklyn, comedian Hari Kondabolu has appeared on Letterman, Conan, and NPR. With brother Ashok (Das Racist rapper Dapwell) he created the Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Podcast and fills in for Night Train host Wyatt Cenac when the latter finds hi ... More >>
Two stars of the stage, small and big screens will co-host the 2014 Village Voice OBIE Awards on May 19 at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street) in the East Village. Tamara Tunie, perhaps best known as the lead in the Public Theater's Troilus and Cressida (among more credits listed below) and Hamish L ... More >>
When the election night broadcast cut to Bill de Blasio's victory party late Tuesday, some watching from home had the chance to see what could very well be the next first family of New York City in action for the first time. Daily Show host Jon Stewart, for one, was smitten.
On last night's Daily Show, Lewis Black decimated Texas Governor Rick Perry's series of radio ads, which are aimed at luring companies away from all those shitty, freedom-hating states and down to Texas.
Hope you caught Tom Coughlin on The Daily Show last night, plugging his new book, Earn the Right to Win: How Success in Any Field Starts with Superior Preparation before a beaming Jon Stewart (obviously a Big Blue fan). The clip is at the bottom of the post. One particular comment intrigued me: Coa ... More >>
"Wait a minute-- something's changed," Donald Glover says just moments into the premiere of the final season of Comminuty, NBC's rococo and weirdly earnest meta-analysis of the sitcom form. For Glover's character, the Greendale Community College student Troy Barnes, the thing that's changed involves ... More >>
In this week's feature in the Voice Pride Issue "Does 'Gay Inc.' Believe in Free Speech?" we take a long look at GLAAD, the self-described "PR firm for the LGBT community." Since the story was published Tuesday afternoon, a few events have happened as if on cue (one nationally, the others on a muc ... More >>
David Adjmi's new comedy is sadly no laughing matter
Mets fans are still basking in the afterglow of Johan Santana's no-hitter, among them Jon Stewart, who began Monday night's Daily Show with camera phone videos of him and his family celebrating in the stands at Citifield (see video embedded below). About 45 minutes later David Letterman celeb ... More >>
The Colbert ReportGet More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video ArchiveTwitter was abuzz last night about Diane Keaton's appearance on the Colbert Report, with people wondering if the Annie Hall and Godfather star was drunk, high, or just plain nuts. Watching it, we wond ... More >>
Throughout the award's history, Grammy voters have tended to bestow Best Comedy Album upon trusted favorites: Bill Cosby closed out the 1960s with six straight victories; Richard Pryor took home three trophies in the '70s and two more in the '80s; and Peter Schickele opened the '90s with four ... More >>
As we continue our year-end celebrations, we've come to a big moment. We asked voters to decide which story had the most impact on Scientology watching this year. We chose five finalists that we think had lasting importance as well as immediate punch. There were many other stories worth cove ... More >>
20th Century Fox via Grub StreetI recognize most of the characters, but who's the bald guy? The end-times for Foodism are near, my friends. This Sunday, Marge Simpson turns into a food blogger, as reported in an extensive Grub Street interview with Simpsons executive producer Matt Selman. To ... More >>
raybdbomb/FlickrHands off our tots!On last night's Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert weighed in on plans to reduce the potato presence in school lunches. Specifically, officials want to get rid of deep-fried potatoes, such as crunchy, salty tater tots. To put it mildly, Colbert does not approve ... More >>
Eugene Mirman has the formula for fun
Poor RupyOn The Colbert Report last night, a case was made for being humanized by pie. When Rupert Murdoch, under investigation for wiretapping victims' phones, was attacked with a foam pie on Tuesday, it caused his stock to spike. Is there anything pie can't do?
"Those are mah cheesy poofs!"If you're a South Park fan -- and who isn't these days -- get excited for a new snack the Frito-Lay division of PepsiCo is preparing to launch next month. Finally, Cheesy Poofs will be real, for a limited time.
In the 1950s, American comedian and television personality Ernie Kovacs invented many of the tropes that still prevail today in TV comedy, including sketch comedy, conceptual comic films, and a tendency to ad-lib nearly everything.
In light of the rather icky publicity the show has gotten in the past year, along with the ill will accorded its unruly, departed star Charlie Sheen, the bigwigs over at Two and a Half Men will submit the show in a lot of Emmys categories, but not the biggies. In other words, there is no sub ... More >>
Yes, Ashton Kutcher has been announced as the guy who'll fill Charlie Sheen's lumpy shoes on Two and a Half Men, but this isn't like when there was suddenly a new Darren on Bewitched.
An all-Brooklyn benefit for disaster relief
Black sees red over taco filler.No taco chain scandal is complete without a frothing-at-the-mouth rant from Lewis Black. At first, he seemed unfazed (well, for him) at the lawsuit claiming the taco meat filling is mostly filler on his 'Back in Black' segment on The Daily Show last night. Afte ... More >>
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Let's hope what follows is the strangest, darkest, worst news item any of us will have to read over the next two weeks. According to the NYPD, Michael Brea, an actor who once appeared on Ugly Betty, has killed his mother with a samurai sword after a "religious rant."
Saturday Night Live is switching up their cast, and the New York Times has confirmed the new lineup. Who's out and who's in this season, which everyone will tell you is worse than the season before regardless?
Pill-popping nurse teams with Alison Pill
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Tracy Jordan, er, Morgan, for your pleasure
Laughing for a good cause
Bored to Death, a new HBO half-hour comedy series about an alcoholic writer (Jason Schwartzman) pretending to be a private investigator, a la Philip Marlowe, and which also features Zach Galifianakis as his comic book-writing best buddy, has a trailer up at HBO. The show was created by Jonathan Ames ... More >>
The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cEnd Timeswww.thedailyshow.comDaily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorNewt Gingrich Unedited Interview So the Daily Show's Jason Jones was somehow invited to infiltrate the Times for a segment that ran last night called "End Times," in which Jones w ... More >>
The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30cMichael Pollancolbertnation.comColbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical HumorGay Marriage The Colbert Report was food-centric last night, including Colbert dining and dashing on the ridiculous $1000 sundae at Serendipity, and this interview with Michael Po ... More >>
In the final days of the 2008 Presidential Campaign, John McCain is counting on his traditional fan base: celebrities and viewers of late-night television. McCain will appear on Saturday Night Live, marking his third SNL appearance of the election season. Christianity Today has mixed feelings, says ... More >>
A comedy festival that can laugh at itself
Before Jon, there was Chevy and Dan
If you'd just emerged from a weekend-long coma and we told you two of America's most popular black father figures had passed away, after Bill Cosby you might have guessed comedian Bernie Mac, but wondered: isn't he too young? Unfortunately no: Mac died of pneumonia this weekend at age 50. Mac firs ... More >>
The days when Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen starred in cutesy flicks like How The West Was Fun are as over as era when Nicole Kidman had an expressive forehead. Nowadays, of course, Mary-Kate shows up on Weeds, playing "Tara, a devoted Christian girl who falls in with a family of drug-dealing suburbani ... More >>
A new series about a drug-dealing suburban homemaker kicks against conservative pricks and Christian bitches
Jon and Bill: The hosts who make us laugh when we'd rather cry