Ricky Gervais wants to host the Oscars and return to podcasting

GQ caught up with Ricky Gervais who would host the Oscars…on his own terms.  He also is thinking about podcasting again.  Patton Oswalt and Mike Birbiglia bring the heat on twitter.  Bert Kreischer has a funny story about beer on stage.  A  streaming comedy benefit includes Bill Burr and Tom Segura.  Vulture says if you like Jim Gaffigan and Birbigs you should check out Ray Romano, Chad Daniels and Al Madrigal.

Louis C.K. reportedly donated $30,000 to Comedy Cellar staff

Louis C.K. has reportedly donated $30,000 to a GoFundMe started by Mike Birbiglia.  Michael Che, Dave Attell, Jim Norton, Michelle Wolf, T.J. Miller, Colin Jost and many others also reportedly have donated.  Meanwhile, another bad review of Chris D’Elia’s new special. And a list of comedy albums to check out suggests Mitch Hedberg, Robert Kelly, Tom Segura and Kathleen Madigan.

Jim Gaffigan criticizes the government response

JIm Gaffigan tweets about the Federal Government’s response.  Make Birbiglia tweets “We should never stop talking about how this isn’t even remotely okay.”  Marc Maron asks if its ok If he does out for a drive. Johnny Mac answers a listener request for podcast recommendations, and SNL returned with host Tom Hanks!  Plus tweets by Sam Morill and Pete Correale.