comedy

This New Comedy Special Attempts To Reclaim The Rape Joke

Not every comedian would name a standup special Rape Jokes — but Cameron Esposito has a story to tell. The Take My Wife co-creator and star wants to take back the conversation about sexual assault, and she's not mincing words about it. Cameron Esposi…
By Meghan DeMaria

Hannah Gadsby's 'Nanette' Is About To Become Your New Netflix Fave & Here's Why

Netflix recently announced everything that will be landing on the site this June, prompting many to immediately cancel any weekend plans and set up camp on the sofa. As well as announcing the new and returning shows and the films coming to the stream…
By Lara Williams

The Robin Williams Documentary Trailer Will Make You Tear Up

During his 63 years on earth, Robin Williams brought smiles to a countless number of faces through his comedic work until his death in 2014. The trailer for the HBO documentary Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind gives a glimpse into Williams' many a…
By Meghan DeMaria

I Was A Stand-Up Comic & What I Learned Will Change Your Whole View On Comedy

Stand-up comedy is one of those things that people often list as their worst nightmare. As someone who has lived that nightmare, I can confirm that being a stand-up comedian really is about as hard as it looks. The agony you feel when a joke falls fl…
By Aoife Hanna

These 9 British Workplace Comedies Might Be A Little TOO Relatable

Brits are often lauded for their unique sense of humour, especially on the small screen. You only need to watch an episode of The Office to understand the British approach to humour in every day life. Typically laden with heavy sarcasm, irony, and de…
By Sophie McEvoy

13 British Comedies On Netflix For When You Genuinely Want to Netflix & Chill

Whether you're in the thick of a gruelling 9-5, or at the height of exam season, stress will sometimes come knocking on your door whether you like it or not. But who said adulting was easy? Thankfully, the comfort blanket that is Netflix will always …
By Sophie McEvoy

'GQ' Spoofed 'Vanity Fair's Photoshop Fail With 3 Of Your Favorite Female Comedians

GQ's latest cover for its annual comedy issue features three very funny women: Issa Rae, Kate McKinnon, and Sarah Silverman. But look a little closer at the glossy photo and you'll notice there's some funny business going on here. GQ's comedy issue c…
By Shannon Carlin

‘2 Dope Queens’ Season 2 Isn’t For Sure, But Its Stars Are Down To Do More TV

Comedians Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams are individually hilarious, and even more so when they team up. The two comedians joined forces as co-creators and hosts of their podcast turned HBO series 2 Dope Queens (director: Tig Notaro). But after…
By Kayla Hawkins

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