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NBC’s Rebooted American Comedy Awards Announces Nominations, Opens Voting

After more than a decade of being on hiatus, NBC is bringing back its American Comedy Awards. Though it isn’t the only comedy awards show (Comedy Central has The Comedy… more

The Most Intentionally Funny Video of The Day 3/5/14: ‘Burr’

The Scholastic Assessment Test, better known and dreaded as the SAT to all those worrying about getting into college, is getting rid of an essay requirement — it’s now optional…. more

Nerdist Podcast: William Shatner

The legendary William Shatner chats with Chris and Jonah about his upcoming show Shatner’s World in movie theaters around the country, his love of making people laugh, and his… more
 

Jim Gaffigan’s New Comedy Special OBSESSED Premiering in April

Though it has only been just under two years since the release of his last comedy special Mr. Universe, Jim Gaffigan is such a singular comedian, transcending his label as… more

Fred Savage to Direct Garfunkel & Oates IFC Series

You indeed read that headline right: Your childhood’s Kevin Arnold, Fred Savage, will be directing and executive producing your adulthood’s favorite musical comedy duo Garfunkel & Oates in their upcoming… more

The Most Intentionally Funny Video of The Day 3/4/14: Hannibal Buress on The Tonight Show

Facebook is currently in talk with a drone manufacturer, which means there could potentially be Facebook drones. While their purpose would be to provide Internet service to more remote parts… more
 

The Most Intentionally Funny Video of The Day 3/3/14: Fake or Florida on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS

Pizza was served at The Oscars last night by host Ellen DeGeneres to the nominees, amongst them Leonardo DiCaprio, pizza lover Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, and many more. Perhaps I… more

Lena Dunham Writing Mini Series for ARCHIE Comics

As of now, the upcoming advice book from Girls mastermind Lena Dunham, Not That Kind of Girl, is not the only highly anticipated project that Dunham is writing or has… more

The Biggest Happenings in Comedy Right Now 3/1/14

The Sochi Olympics are over and tensions are rising in Eastern Europe, specifically Ukraine that’s seemingly Cold War-ish. While that is the news that you need to know about right… more
 

The Most Intentionally Funny Video of The Day 2/28/14: Rory Scovel’s Piece for Art + Comedy

As Ukraine has overthrown their government and Russia is standing at its borders, seemingly ready to intervene, I notice #20ReasonsWeLoveJustin is trending on Twitter. I wonder if Ukrainians in a… more

The Most Intentionally Funny Video of The Day 2/27/14: Greg Behrendt’s Relationship with Van Halen

A British spying agency specifically tasked with electronic surveillance intercepted over a million images taken from the webcams of Yahoo! users who don’t seem to have any connection to any… more

Another Guest Star-Filled Season of PORTLANDIA Premieres Tonight

Over the 3 seasons of IFC’s wonderful sketch show Portlandia, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein have not only managed to feature so many of the great eccentricities of Portland, OR,… more
 

Dr. Steve Brule Can’t Handle Airplanes as he Launches Season 3 of CHECK IT OUT!

Tonight, Academy Award nominated actor John C. Reilly is reprising one of his most memorable roles yet again as the incomparable Dr. Steve Brule in the Adult Swim series Check… more

Watch Exclusive Clip of Jason Bateman’s BAD WORDS Then Win a Chance to Attend Premiere

After all the times you’ve seen Jason Bateman ponder the question, “Her?” as Michael Bluth, you’ll very soon get to see him in a new light, specifically as a director…. more

The Most Intentionally Funny Video of The Day 2/26/14: Will Ferrell ‘Figure Skating’ to DOWNTON ABBEY Theme

Amidst all the headlines I was combing through to make a joke here, “JC Penney sees first sales lift since 2011″ is the one that made me laugh, as I… more
 

Cast of NBC’s UNDATEABLE Going on Live Comedy Tour

Here at Nerdist, you’ve probably heard/seen/doubled over laughing from the names Ron Funches (@midnight, You Made It Weird, MIFV) and Chris D’Elia (You Made It Weird). Perhaps, you’ve… more

The Most Intentionally Funny Video of The Day 2/25/14: “Love’s A Bitch” Finale

A main exchange for Bitcoin has gone down, leaving probably the most intuitive way to get Bitcoins with traditional currency inaccessible and the digital tender more suspect than it already… more

Comedy Central Renews BROAD CITY for Season 2

Buzz has come fast and in droves for Comedy Central’s latest, greatest scripted series Broad City, created by Ilana Glazer & Abbi Jacobson and executive produced by Amy Poehler. The… more
 

The Most Intentionally Funny Video of The Day 2/24/14: Ron Funches Back on CONAN

The Sochi Winter Olympics are now over, and immediately the talk with Russia has shifted immediately from figure skating to the ousting of the Ukranian president Viktor Yanukovych. Unlike a… more

Here’s A New Trailer for Mike Judge’s SILICON VALLEY

We’ve been waiting for Mike Judge’s latest TV series for quite some time, but a show that features an amazing cast of Thomas Middleditch, Kumail Nanjiani (of The Indoor Kids … more

The Most Intentionally Funny Video of The Day 2/21/14: PORTLANDIA’s The Celery Incident

Most of us probably won’t make $30 million in our lifetime, but that’s how much money a celebrity hairstylist is seeking from Nicki Minaj for supposedly using his ideas for… more
 

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

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