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The Biggest Happenings in Comedy Right Now 2/20/14

I know that you’re all caught up in the latest release of U.S. Postal Service stamp collections, and while that’s certainly important to watch out for, there’s plenty of… more

The Most Intentionally Funny Video of The Day 2/20/14: Truth Behind Infomercial Actors

With the last days of the Sochi Olympics coming soon, you probably find yourself discovering sports that you had no idea that were sports. It makes me think that if… 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

2014 SXSW Comedy Line-up Includes The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, The Chris Gethard Show, and Bill Cosby

SXSW has just announced its comedy line-up for the 2014 festival (March 8th-15th), and it’s a doozy. Having already announced a great round of comedy panels and screenings of Wes… more

The Most Intentionally Funny Video of The Day 2/19/14: Rehearsal Dinner from Murderfist

If you’re sad about the news about the Hot Pockets recall, you should probably reexamine your life. You need to upgrade the food in your fridge. Hopefully, you’ll pick something… more

Mel Brooks and Conan O’Brien Pay Tribute to Sid Caesar

As we noted here at Nerdist, Sid Caesar passed away last week, and the world of comedy is saluting him, his illustrious comedy career, and his invaluable contributions to the… more

The Most Intentionally Funny Video of The Day 2/18/14: Andy Daly’s “Review” Reviews Racism

National Drink Wine Day is apparently a thing, based on what I just saw trending on Twitter. I’m pretty sure that with or without an honorary day to imbibe wine,… more

Celebrities Bet Against Jimmy Fallon… And Now, They Pay Up

Last night, Jimmy Fallon had his inaugural night at The Tonight Show and, with all the fanfare and big guests, along with 5 years of late night talk show host… more

The Most Intentionally Funny Video of The Day 2/17/14: Nadia Kamil’s Feminist Burlesque

As it is President’s Day weekend, I can’t help but think of William Henry Harrison rather than Lincoln or Washington. If you’re not familiar with Harrison, that probably has something… more

Jimmy Pardo To Shoot THE WEEKLY AWARDS Pilot For TBS

Comedian, warm-up for Conan O’Brien, pioneering podcaster, and a human database of cultural references, Jimmy Pardo is getting another shot at his own TV show. TBS has just ordered a… more

Matt Damon, Ben Affleck Develop CBS Comedy Pilot, Alyson Hannigan and Tom Papa to Star

More than 15 years has passed since Matt Damon and Ben Affleck penned the Academy Award winning screenplay to Good Will Hunting. Even now, there are plenty of folks who… more

Patton Oswalt Is ‘Putting a Bird on It’ For 2014 Spirit Awards

While certainly Ricky Gervais has ruffled some Hollywood feathers with his roast-y style of awards hosting, the spectacle of an awards show has been largely left to the award winners…. more

The Most Intentionally Funny Video of The Day 2/14/14: Adam Conover Exposes The Engagement Ring Scam

Valentine’s Day just happens to coincide with the release of the second season of House of Cards on Netflix, which should test more than a few relationships today. Perhaps some… more

The Biggest Happenings in Comedy Right Now 2/14/14

One of the biggest things to happen this week according to the Internet was the opening of Dumb Starbucks in Los Angeles, which is a rare case of comedy news… more

Watch Fred Armisen As a Musician Before He Leads 8G Band at Late Night with Seth Meyers

When Late Night with Seth Meyers debuts in less than two weeks on Monday Feb. 24th, the all-around-great Fred Armisen will take his place as the band leader of The… more

The Most Intentionally Funny Video of The Day 2/13/14: Sochi PR Says Everything’s Fine on Conan

The merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable is indeed happening. While there certainly has been decrying of the merger since its announcement, I can’t help but hope this is… more

The Most Intentionally Funny Video of The Day 2/12/14: Love’s a Bitch, Ep. 1

People are getting a real education in parody this week as Nathan Fielder founded Dumb Starbucks and Funny or Die is now parodying an art installation of Shia LeBeouf’s. Apparently,… more

RICK AND MORTY Gets Renewed for a Second Season at Adult Swim

The once unbreakable barrier between ratings between network and cable are starting to show signs of wear and tear, thanks to a big wave of high quality programming on cable…. more

Greta Gerwig To Star/Produce/Write CBS HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER Spin-Off Pilot

If a series goes 9 very successful seasons on network television, the discussion of a spin-off is inevitable. How I Met Your Mother has surpassed that mark and that conversation… more

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Premiering April 27th on HBO

After announcing he was leaving The Daily Show, for his own pop culture/politics/news satire show at HBO, nearly all of us were wondering exactly how long John Oliver… more

The Most Intentionally Funny Video of The Day 2/11/14: Myq Kaplan’s “Axes and Brains”, Animated

Shia LeBeouf has now reportedly transitioned from actor/filmmaker to performance artist, taking a stroll down a red carpet with a paper bag over his head that said, “I’M NOT… more

It’s a Really Solid Line-up For This Year’s THE HALF HOUR at Comedy Central

Every year, Comedy Central gives out a few handfuls (or handful or maybe less, depending on the size of the hand and what you consider the size of a comedy… more

Nathan Fielder Announces Himself as President of Dumb Starbucks

While Nathan For You is waiting for its second season on Comedy Central later this year, Nathan Fielder isn’t taking any break from his hijinks. In fact, Fielder is the… more

The Most Intentionally Funny Video of The Day 2/10/14: Kumail Nanjiani Wants So Badly To Be Cool

Famed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns is releasing an app exclusively for the iPad. I’m curious to see who actually gets the app and see if whether they know they can… more