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Alan Yang’s Art-House Comedies

Even though he subsisted on comedy growing up — Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, SNL — Alan Yang didn’t think that it was something you could actually do for, like, money. “We had the very traditional Asian-American upbringing wh...

A Pep Talk for the Hopeless Aspiring Comedy Writer

As a former comedy agent at UTA and WME, Priyanka Mattoo represented numerous big-name writers and performers before leaving to start a TV production company with Jack Black. Now she writes and directs, but she still encounters a tida...

Murphy Brown Is Back and Ready to Take on Donald Trump

Television is awash in reboots, remakes, and revivals right now. This fall alone brings us a new Magnum, P.I., another Charmed, a slightly retuned Last Man Standing, and The Conners, the reinvention of Roseanne, which just got revived...

TCA Votes to Rescind Bill Cosby’s Career Achievement Award

The Television Critics Association issued a statement today announcing they had voted “overwhelmingly” to rescind the Career Achievement Award that was given to Bill Cosby in 2002. The award has previously been won by people like Opra...

Watch Will Smith Jump Into the Grand Canyon

Two of America’s greatest treasures, the grand canyon and Will Smith, came together today to create a truly great moment in YouTube video history. Smith accepted a challenge earlier in the year from YouTube creators Yes Theory to do a...

New Amsterdam Is Very, Very Dumb

NBC’s new medical drama New Amsterdam belongs to a familiar type. There’s a Bad Boy Outsider who comes to Shake Things Up, questioning the conventional wisdom and breaking all the rules in order to do the right thing. On New Amsterdam...

The Purge Recap: Dark Carnival

We’re in the thick of Purge Night now and a sense of urgency and desperation is starting to sink in for our protagonists, most of whom are starting to realize they’ve made some questionable choices about how to spend the evening. And ...

Seth Meyers Blows Up Brett Kavanaugh’s ****** Defense

Tuesday night’s episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers tackled Fox News’s Brett Kavanaugh interview head on with their ‘Couple Things’ segment, which actually included four things in total, but hey, who’s counting? (Me. I am counting....