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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

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

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

Fred Armisen To Lead and Curate House Band at LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS

It was announced this morning that the multi-talented, hilarious, and “multi-show-involved” Fred Armisen will be teaming up with Seth Meyers again, though not behind the SNL Weekend Update desk. Armisen… more


Two score and two years ago, Johnny Carson handed over The Tonight Show to Jay Leno, preserving one of the longest running programs in the history of television. Now that… more

The Most Intentionally Funny Video of The Day 2/7/14: Matt Damon Gets Pranked Again on Kimmel

It was announced today that Will Smith will not be returning for an apparent sequel to Independence Day. While that’s sad to some hardcore fans of the film, it should… more

The Biggest Happenings in Comedy Right Now 2/6/14

Controversy abounds like it always does on the Internet. Conspiracies about the Super Bowl, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Red Hot Chili Peppers at the Super Bowl, Jerry Seinfeld,… more

Over 50 Filmmakers Crowdsourced Their Own Remake of ROBOCOP

Earlier this year, I posted a trailer here at Nerdist for something called Our RoboCop Remake. Over 50 filmmakers got together chopped up RoboCop fifty or so different ways and… more

The Most Intentionally Funny Video of The Day 2/6/14: Conan’s Punxsutawney Dr. Phil

After years of dedicating himself to primarily to charity work, Bill Gates is going back to a more active role at Microsoft, which was greeted by the suggestion that he’s… more