Why Hank Azaria will stop voicing Apu on The Simpsons

Hank Azaria tells the New York Times why he decided to stop voicing Apu on The Simpsons.  Mitch Hedberg seems to be in the zeitgeist.  Jimmy Kimmel gets emotional at the Kobe Bryant memorial.

Ari Shaffir’s troubles go mainstream

Well, the Ari Shaffir / Kobe Bryant snowball keeps rolling, now it’s reached article level in the New York Times.  Brian Posehn’s new album sounds cool.  A Ryan Seacrest sitcom?  And can we just talk about how awesome Henry Winkler is?  Thanks for supporting the pod at http://www.patreon.com/dailycomedynews

Kobe Byrant’s death was foreshadowed by comedy show

Single topic today about doing comedy in times of tragedy.  Johnny Mac talks about his experiences at SiriusXM, and from there an old Comedy Central show that showed Kobe Bryant dying in a helicopter, and finally some thoughts on Ari Shaffir’s comments.