“I thought this was a reaction to the very sweet moment that Matt and Eleanor were sharing, but seconds later, Dave Chappelle popped out from inside the restaurant!”
Russell Peters is producing a documentary about hip-hop recording studio D&D
Lucie Arnaz says Nicole Kidman will be fine as Lucille Ball stop stop trying to get Debra Messing to play the part – not in those exact words.
Anthony Atamnuik on Comedy Life After Trump
Off Book: the improvised musical is a podcast you should be listening to
Liam Neeson in a Naked Gun reboot is a terrible idea.
Johnny Mac considers adding Matt Berry to The Mac Pack.
Jonny Mac adds Matt Berry to the cast of Adam Sandler’s “The Potato Chip Murder” which would start Sandler, Michael Chiklis, Matt Berry and Sarah Cooper.
Jim Gaffigan will play Mr. Smee in a live adaptation of Peter Pan and Wendy.
The Critics Choice Award nominees are….
BEST COMEDY SPECIAL
Fortune Feimster: Sweet & Salty (Netflix)
Hannah Gadsby: Douglas (Netflix)
Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours to Kill (Netflix)
Marc Maron: End Times Fun (Netflix)
Michelle Buteau: Welcome to Buteaupia (Netflix)
Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything (Netflix)
BEST COMEDY SERIES
Better Things (FX)
The Flight Attendant (HBO Max)
Schitt’s Creek (Pop)
Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)
What We Do in the Shadows (FX)
BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Hank Azaria – Brockmire (IFC)
Matt Berry – What We Do in the Shadows (FX)
Nicholas Hoult – The Great (Hulu)
Eugene Levy – Schitt’s Creek (Pop)
Jason Sudeikis – Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)
Ramy Youssef – Ramy (Hulu)
BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Pamela Adlon – Better Things (FX)
Christina Applegate – Dead to Me (Netflix)
Kaley Cuoco – The Flight Attendant (HBO Max)
Natasia Demetriou – What We Do in the Shadows (FX)
Catherine O’Hara – Schitt’s Creek (Pop)
Issa Rae – Insecure (HBO)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
William Fichtner – Mom (CBS)
Harvey Guillén – What We Do in the Shadows (FX)
Daniel Levy – Schitt’s Creek (Pop)
Alex Newell – Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (NBC)
Mark Proksch – What We Do in the Shadows (FX)
Andrew Rannells – Black Monday (Showtime)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Lecy Goranson – The Conners (ABC)
Rita Moreno – One Day at a Time (Pop)
Annie Murphy – Schitt’s Creek (Pop)
Ashley Park – Emily in Paris (Netflix)
Jaime Pressly – Mom (CBS)
Hannah Waddingham – Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)
Should we just give everything to Schitt’s Creek now?
Vulture would like Matt Berry to take over as the celebrity spokesperson for Ocean Spray.
Matt Berry’s Year Of The Rabbit needs funding
Save The Bill Murray sounds like a lot of fun – James Acaster, Maria Bamford and other comedians are coming together to try to save a comedy club in London.
Dave Chappelle had to cancel some shows in Austin after testing positive for Covid. Chappelle was seen in pictures from earlier in the week where he was with Joe Rogan, Donnell Rawlings and Elon Musk. No updates on their situations at the time of recording.
Office Ladies wins the Best Podcast Award (as chosen by people on social media). Conan O’Brien wins Best Podcast Host – Male.
Bowen Yang talks about being naked while speaking to Andrew Yang. Hastag #yanggang
A comedy-thon is happening right now! They are trying to break the record for longest comedy show.
Freaks and Geeks is coming to Hulu with the original music which includes The Who, The Grateful Dead, The Moody Blues, Van Halen, Alice Cooper, Styx, XTC, Cheap Trick, and Rush.
The Muppet Show is coming to Disney+ Kermit the Frog says, “It’s going to be great to welcome back longtime fans, and to give a new generation of fans a chance to see how we got our start, how Miss Piggy became a star and so much more,” said Kermit in a statement. “And as for Statler and Waldorf… I can only add: ‘Sorry, guys, but… here we go again.’”
Roy Wood Jr. on Comedy After Trump
Remember when John Mulaney told Kimmel that the Secret Service had investigated him? Turns out they really had – about some jokes Mulaney made on SNL about a very very public figure. Mulaney said, ” I have been making jokes about him since 2007, so I have been making fun of him for 13 years. They said if it’s a joke, then I am cleared by the Secret Service.”
Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, Seth Myers and Stephen Colbert take a look at Trump’s farewell speech.
Comedians reflect on whether or not Trump was good for comedy.
Sarah Cooper wonders if Tik-Tok will be mentioned in her obituary. That answer is yes Sarah.
Arnold Schwarzenegger gets the vaccine and says to come with him if you want to live.
Final(ash) thoughts on Trump and jokes about the Inauguration from Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, Samantha Bee, Seth Myers, Trevor Noah, Jim Gaffigan and Tim Dillon.
The Podcast Awards are tonight and the nominees for Best Comedy Podcast are:
Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
Fake Doctors, Real Friends
Dave Chappelle, Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Gaffigan – do the GRAMMY awards somehow have the wrong people nominated for best Comedy album? Yes and in today’s pod, the reason why.
Ricky Gervais on how rich he is and whether or not you can meet him.
Jimmy Fallon, Seth Myers, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert with a good set of True jokes.
Apparently GRAMMY is supposed to be in all caps when you write it out. Who knew?
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Holy cow, Steve Martin is 75!
Trump Impersonators Anthony Atamnuik, J-L Cauvin, Sarah Cooper, Jeff Bergman and James Austin Johnson on their approaches to comedy as the Trump Era comes to a close.
Some rapid fire Q&A with Jerry Seinfeld – tennis shoes? Your wife’s dogs?
The General Secretary of the Free Speech Union is not happy with the BBC
Ricky Gervais points out it’s been 20 years since we all met David Brent.
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Bill Burr defends his Mandalorian character Mayfield’s Boston Accent.
A deep dive on some things Late Night could do to thrive post-Trump
Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, James Corden, Stephen Colbert and Seth Myers on things being looted from the White House
Joe List on the future of comedy
David Letterman discusses the influence Tom Snyder had on his interviewing style.
Colin Quinn discusses bombing.
Hannibal Buress on ADHD
Jerry Seinfeld explains that he’s rich but not Own The Mets rich.
Ricky Gervais wanted to be fed to the lions after his death, but the London Zoo has declined the offer.
Chris Gethard starts a podcast about New Jersey.
The film Hysterical takes a look at the comedy of Margaret Cho, Fortune Feimster, Rachel Feinstein, Marina Franklin, Nikki Glaser, Judy Gold, Kathy Griffin, Jessica Kirson, Sherri Shepherd, and Iliza Shlesinger.
The BBC slaps a warning on an episode of Blackadder
Dan Soder realizes some of his friends were just coworkers.