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Monty Python to Record 5 New Tracks for MONTY PYTHON SINGS Reissue

With their live reunion shows that sold out in mere seconds looming this Summer, Monty Python are making the most of teaming up again by reissuing their musical comedy album… more

The Most Intentionally Funny Video of The Day 3/18/14: Cobra Commander’s Bracketology

A group of scientists recently claimed that they have found the first direct proof that the Big Bang theory indeed happened and was the origin of all life. If their… more

Nerdist Podcast: John de Lancie

The very talented John de Lancie sits down with the guys to talk about his role as Jane’s father on Breaking Bad, starting his career in the theater, his… more

Craig Ferguson and Drew Carey to Swap Hosting Gigs for April Fools’ Day

Nearly 10 years after they both shared a screen with each other on The Drew Carey Show, Craig Ferguson and Drew Carey are in cahoots again, this time, in a… more

The Most Intentionally Funny Video of The Day 3/17/14: Adult Swim’s St. Patrick’s Day

Since earthquakes are one of the primary dangers of living in Los Angeles, you’d think that when one struck that people wouldn’t be so shaken up (pun intended), like certain… more

Selina Meyer Is Planning Something Big in New VEEP Season 3 Trailer

Armando Iannucci’s much lauded political comedy series Veep is finally almost back for its 3rd season on HBO. Only after two seasons, Veep has already positioned itself as a perennial… more

The Biggest Happenings in Comedy Right Now 3/15/14

Since most media outlets are sort of downplaying the fact that an entire airliner disappeared in what could be, at this point, literal thin air, you should, from this point… more

Line-up For Portland’s 2014 Bridgetown Comedy Festival Announced

Once a year, Portland, OR hosts one of the best comedy festivals in the whole of the U.S. and arguably the world, The Bridgetown Comedy Festival. Oft referred to… more

The Most Intentionally Funny Video of The Day 3/14/14: Jared Logan’s Don’t You Think

Well, Lady Gaga reportedly had herself covered in vomit during a show at SXSW by a commissioned vomit artist. Read into it as much or as little as you want… more

Comedy Central Orders 10 Episodes of Hannibal Buress Series UNEMPLOYABLE-UPDATE: No, Not Yet

UPDATE: Comedy Central tells Nerdist that it has only received a pilot from Hannibal Buress and, contrary to Hannibal’s tweet below, has yet to make a decision on whether to… more

The Most Intentionally Funny Video of The Day 3/13/14: Putin’s Kickstarter

Certain political pundits think that President Obama lowered the standards of the office of the President of the United States by appearing on an episode of Funny or Die’s Between… more

The Most Intentionally Funny Video of The Day 3/12/14: Jake Johannsen on Letterman

Long standing mall pizza franchise Sbarro is filing for bankruptcy, and they will likely have to shut down dozens of locations. While that certainly is unfortunate, it will now be… more

Billy Eichner Takes BILLY ON THE STREET to THE TONIGHT SHOW Audience

Billy Eichner has charmed, or screamed and maniacally run, rather, his way into America’s heart with his man-on-the-street/game show hybrid Billy On The Street. That’s why the third season… more

Comedy Central Gives 22 Episode Order and Animated Spin-Off to KEY & PEELE

Every once in awhile, these days in the realm of television, a series is critically acclaimed, gets good ratings, and is wildly popular online, which then gets rewarded with an… more

Dave Ross, Host of Nerdist’s TERRIFIED, Is Going on Tour

If you’ve enjoyed the Terrified podcast here at Nerdist hosted by Dave Ross, Dave’s work in the sketch group WOMEN (highlighted often here at as MIFV), Dave’s stand-up,… more

A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES May Become A Broadway Play

For the numerous failures to get a film adaption of John Kennedy Toole’s classic humor novel A Confederacy of Dunces off the ground, one might think that Toole’s words might… more

The Most Intentionally Funny Video of The Day 3/11/14: Nacho Punch’s “Better” Home Shopping Network

The first season of True Detective has come to a close, and it yet again seems like there is a void in the realm of TV, much like when the… more

Barack Obama Guests On BETWEEN TWO FERNS with Zach Galifianakis

There could be many reasons that President Barack Obama would be in an episode of a web series, especially one as satirical as Funny or Die’s Between Two Ferns with… more

The Most Intentionally Funny Video of The Day 3/10/14: Sir Patrick Stewart as “Non-Actor” on Colbert

An entire plane is still missing from Malaysia Airlines after days of intensive searching, and the Chinese government anticipated that there might be some anger from families having to wait… more

MARON Season 2 Premieres May 8th with Conan O’Brien, Chris Hardwick, and More to Guest Star

The televised version of the life of podcast legend and comedian Marc Maron is finally returning to IFC next month. Come May 8th 10PM on IFC, we’re all invited back… more

Dick Cavett and Dave Hill Hang Out For a Web Series

If you’re all about the Tumblr blog Awesome People Hanging Out Together, then you’re going to love the web series Dick and Dave, wherein hysterical comedian/author/musician/all around… more

COMEDY GIVES BACK Live Stream From@SXSW Sunday Night

Following their massive international, 24-hour, digital comedy telethon for Malaria No More, the wonderful comedy charity organization known as Comedy Gives Back is doing another great event tonight at SXSW … more

Paul F. Tompkins to Star in ABC Family Comedy Pilot

One of America’s most funniest and most dapper comedians, Paul F. Tompkins, may get the chance for most of America to see him on a network sitcom with the news… more

The Most Intentionally Funny Video of The Day 3/7/14: Nice Jokes by ‘Nice Boy’ on The Pete Holmes Show

In reading the headline “A shotglass made of a chocolate chip cookie”, one immediately, probably, thinks that’s a great idea. Just think that only a few shooters or liqueurs would… more