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Earlier this week, Bustle and truTV hosted "Can't Make This Sh*t Up," a night of storytelling inspired by comedian Andrea Savage's brand-new show, I'm Sorry. The series, which premieres on truTV on July 12, fictionalizes Savage's bonkers, real-life e…
By Arielle Dachille
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4 Life Crossroads We All Flail Through

Puberty, college graduation, having kids — each one of these monumental events can be viewed as the beginning to a new chapter in life. Simultaneously, these are the very life crossroads that leave us screaming “reroute!” at our existential GPS-es. C…
By Arielle Dachille
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Andrea Savage Talks Her New Comedy Series 'I'm Sorry'

Andrea Savage may say "I'm sorry" a lot, but that doesn't mean she's apologizing for anything. As she tells me over the phone on a Thursday evening in June, when I ask about the inspiration behind the title for her new show on truTV I'm Sorry, "I was…
By Arielle Dachille

31 Hilarious Comedy Specials You Can Watch On Netflix Tonight

Seemingly overnight, Netflix has become the primary destination for stand up comedy specials. For many years, the pinnacle of a comic's career was to obtain the coveted HBO special, but these days it seems all of the top comics are releasing their sp…
By Johnny Brayson

'The Mick' Has So Much More In Store For Fans

The holiday season is fast approaching, which means misteltoe, hot coco, Elf, and, unfortunately, the fall finales of your favorite shows. One of the shows wrapping up on Tuesday, Dec. 5 is The Mick. Fans of the sitcom will then want to know, of cour…
By Jordan Lauf

'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel's Leading Lady Was Inspired By These Famous Comedians

Television in the streaming era has finally begun to start placing oppressed and minority voices at the center of their own stories — women and people of color are slowly but surely carving out a place for themselves in mainstream television. Amazon'…
By Jordan Lauf

This Comedian’s Bizarre Approach To Depicting Mental Illness Is Making For Groundbreaking TV

In the first season of the comedian Maria Bamford’s semi-autobiographical comedy Lady Dynamite, there’s one moment where I felt a deep pang of recognition. After a chance encounter with the handsome Graham (played by Dean Cain, no less) at her own op…
By Kerensa Cadenas

Kevin Hart Jokes About His Alleged Infidelity But It's Just Not Funny

Rumors of family drama surfacing won't keep Kevin Hart down. The comedian announced Monday that he is going on the road soon. But, getting back to work in the midst of chaos isn't the issue here. Hart using the tour's promotional video to poke fun at…
By Ashley Rey

You Have To Watch Patton Oswalt Open Up About His Wife’s Passing In His New Netflix Special

In his new special, the Netflix release Annihilation, Patton Oswalt wades through unimaginable grief with a watchful audience in front of him. Fans of the stand-up comic won't be surprised at the tone the show, which hit the streaming service on Oct.…
By Taylor Maple

Why Sasheer Zamata’s Quiet ‘SNL’ Exit Raised Some Eyebrows

In the era of Trump, real life often seems like something out of a really outlandish SNL skit, and the show certainly used this fact to their advantage this past season. Such newfound success makes it even more puzzling that Sasheer Zamata left SNL, …
By Jordan Lauf

6 Essential ‘Will & Grace’ Episodes to Watch If You Need To Catch Up For The Revival In A Hurry

More than a decade after the series finale aired, the lovably dysfunctional foursome that used to reign on NBC's Thursday nights are returning to TV. The Will & Grace revival premieres Thursday, Sept. 28, back on its home network. And you can expect …
By Kevin Starynski

Dylan From 'American Vandal' Is A Youtube Star IRL & He's Met Milo Ventimiglia

If you're a huge fan of true crime, but find yourself rolling your eyes at some of the more dramatic scenes, the new Netflix original show American Vandal might be for you. This mockumentary, which is currently streaming on Netflix, follows the story…
By Jordan Lauf

The Foolproof Way To Discover Your Fave Standup Comedian On Netflix

Featuring a constantly evolving rotation of movies, TV shows, and other programs is easily one of the best assets Netflix offers. But when it comes to choosing a title during a casual browsing session, you may feel a bit stuck. If you're a lover of a…
By Allie Gemmill

Brace Yourself, America — Jon Stewart Is Coming Back To A TV Near You

Despite valiant efforts of late-night TV hosts in the age of ever-newsworthy President Trump, there's been a Jon Stewart-sized hole in the national political commentary realm since he stepped down from hosting The Daily Show in 2015. Although he is n…
By Kelly Tunney

Your Teenage Self's Favorite Movie Is Coming To Netflix In August

It's crazy to think that summer is just about halfway over, and soon we will be back to wearing sweaters and sipping pumpkin spice lattes. And, a movie is coming to Netflix in August that might just make you want to grab your old Jansport and head ba…
By Jordan Lauf

Hilarious GIFs From Bustle's #IStandUpFor Comedy Showcase

On July 12 Bustle's Comedy IRL presented the #IStandUpFor Comedy Showcase event which featured hilarious female comics — Lane Moore, Blair Socci, Emma Willmann, Michelle Buteau, and Charla Lauriston — performing for a packed house at the Knitting Fac…
By Caroline Redmond

Ashley Nicole Black Is Proof That Comedy Is The Only Way To Fix 2017

Throughout July, Bustle's Comedy IRL package is featuring photoshoots, profiles, and stories of the women in comedy who are using their craft to elevate female voices and speak out on important issues. Comedy is powerful as hell, and we're toasting t…
By Sage Young

Samantha Bee's Emmy Nomination Busted A Glass Ceiling

In a year where late night political talk shows can be like medicine for your sanity, it's nice to see the one female host get some well-deserved recognition. Full Frontal With Samantha Bee was nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Variety Talk Se…
By Leah Thomas

Why Katie Dippold Writes Female Characters That Don't Suck

When it comes to fictional female TV and film characters, a lot of them, put simply, suck. They can be stereotypical, tired, and sometimes even offensive. After all, not every woman or girl on screen can be Olivia Pope, Leslie Knope, a Gilmore woman,…
By Anna Klassen

The '30 Rock' Cast Reunites To Roast Alec Baldwin With One Exception

When the news broke that there was going to be a One Night Only: Alec Baldwin roast, I have to say, my first thought was: why? Baldwin has been plagued by so many self-generated scandals, from his angry, abusive voicemail to losing his shot at an MSN…
By Kayla Hawkins

'Cards Against Muggles' Is Your New Fave Game

Harry Potter fans have just managed some serious mischief: they've invented a "Cards Against Muggles" game, based on the mega-popular Cards Against Humanity. The game is filled with hilariously tasteless Harry Potter references — and it's available t…
By Emma Oulton

KFC Resurrects 'GoT's Hodor In New Ad

Hold the door — Hodor lives, and he's finally got himself a better gig than carrying Bran Stark around in the freezing cold beyond the Wall. In a new ad for the British KFC, Game of Thrones star Kristian Nairn parodies his beloved character to promot…
By Sabienna Bowman

How To Attend Bustle's #IStandUpFor Comedy Showcase

Throughout the month of July, Bustle is honoring powerful female voices in comedy with our Comedy IRL feature series. We've spoken to hilarious women from all walks of comedy who are using their talents, insights, and, of course, jokes to start conve…
By Caroline Redmond