Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele did their best impressions of NFL pros Bertram Skilling and Dante Pibb in the tease for their upcoming Super Bowl special. In preparation for the special, Key and Peele predict the winners of the AFC and NFC championship games, and Key really thinks the Packers are going to take the NFC championship. READ FULL STORY
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In this exclusive trailer for the web series Roustabout from Comedy Central’s CC:Studios, comedian Kurt Braunohler is jet skiing from Chicago to New Orleans in order to get goats and chickens to African families in need. What’s that you say? READ FULL STORY
Truly, it’s the end of a Colbera.
And what an end it was! The final episode of The Colbert Report—which began, as his shows often did, with a toss from Colbert’s old boss/buddy Jon Stewart—started off slow; the faux pundit didn’t even formally acknowledge that tonight’s half-hour would be his last until halfway through his first segment. READ FULL STORY
With only a few weeks of shows left, Stephen Colbert begrudgingly invited one final “liberal lion” guest onto his show for an interview: Jon Stewart.
The problem with Twitter is, anyone can see what you write. For comedian Artie Lange, that meant losing a television appearance and being banned from ESPN after a series of tweets.
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you just decided to stop showing up to work? Dave Chappelle has. And in 2005, he did — walking away from his hit Comedy Central series Chappelle’s Show midway through its third season.
The reclusive comedian explained his reasoning in an interview with David Letterman on Late Night Tuesday. “Technically, I never quit. I’m seven years late for work,” he joked. Work briefly continued in his absence, however, as the network aired three episodes from the show’s incomplete third season in 2006 before calling it quits.
Sadly, Jo(h)ns Oliver and Stewart did not bring back the Carlos Danger dance when the former Daily Show correspondent stopped by his old stomping grounds last night.
The pair did, however, discuss Oliver’s new series, Last Week Tonight, which debuts on HBO Sunday. And you know what that means: “HBO will let me say whatever the f— I want!” Oliver bragged to his old boss. Additionally, we can expect a whole lotta nudity: “I’m pantless for the first three episodes.”
But seriously, folks: It’s a treat to watch Oliver and Stewart reunited, and both comedians were clearly thrilled to be in each others’ company again. Watch the magic happen below — after a brief decoy segment about the royal family’s recent tour of Australia and New Zealand. (The bit involves TDS‘s new senior British correspondent, “Jessica Smythe-Williams,” as well as Oliver’s reaction to meeting his American replacement Jordan Klepper. Pip pip!)
In a new Comedy Central video, Seth Rogen and Zac Efron audition for the most coveted role of them all: the fourth member of Adam, Blake, and Anders’ cubicle on Workaholics.
Their appearance in the Workaholics world is part of a promotional tour for the duo’s upcoming movie Neighbors, in which Rogen plays a new dad who clashes with his family’s new neighbor, a rowdy frat — and let’s just say Efron lives up to his role as cocky frat boy in the clip. READ FULL STORY
Caveat: There’s no guarantee that Comedy Central will program another topical nightly talk show in The Colbert Report‘s place when Stephen Colbert leaves to take over CBS’s Late Show in 2015.
After all, Colbert isn’t just another late night gabfest — it’s a parody of a very specific type of news program, starring a character who’s a very specific caricature of folks like Bill O’Reilly and Rush Limbaugh. (Limbaugh, naturally, has already spoken out against Colbert’s move to CBS, saying that the network has “declared war on the heartland of America.”) It would be strange and sad to see Comedy Central try to capture similar lightning in a similar bottle by ordering another show that parodies cable news the same way Colbert did.
That said, I can’t see the network scrambling to find a whole week’s worth of new programming for the 11:30 timeslot — and if it’s going to go with another nightly program, some sort of talk show revolving around some sort of central comedic figure would make the most sense. So, with that in mind, here are eight options for Colbert replacements — both realistic and more pie-in-the-sky.
Let’s put aside whether the tweet was offensive or not.
I know that’s difficult. Judging by the reactions on Twitter and the comments on last night’s post, you probably have strong feelings, one way or another, about Stephen Colbert’s joke about Asians — a joke that wasn’t supposed to be a joke about Asians at all, but about Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder.
First, here is the context (in a story that is all about context): During a sports-themed segment of Wednesday night’s The Colbert Report, the host mocked Snyder for responding to complaints about his team name by announcing a foundation to help Native Americans. Then on Thursday, The Colbert Report‘s Twitter account echoed his on-air punchline: “I am willing to show #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever.”
Twitter exploded with #CancelColbert outrage. The tweet was deleted. Later that night, Colbert tweeted that he does not control the @ColbertReport feed:
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