Day: July 21, 2016

Jimmy Fallon owed money to The Groundlings when he got hired on Saturday Night Live

Mike Birbiglia says that his new movie about an improv group, Don’t Think Twice, uses plenty of real-life influences and anecdotes. Jimmy Fallon’s life isn’t among them, although Fallon shared a funny note about what happened when he himself got the call from Saturday Night Live — when Fallon called The Groundlings in Los Angeles to share the news with his former improv teacher, the comedy collective there informed Fallon first that he owed them money if he wished to continue his learning there. Don’t Think Twice opens Friday. Roll the clip!...

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Brian Regan, Dane Cook, Gabriel Iglesias, Tracy Morgan and more headline fourth annual Oddball Fest for Funny or Die

We may be a month into summer (and two months from Memorial Day already), but it’s never too late for news of a fourth consecutive Oddball Fest by Funny or Die. Especially when they announced today that this late summer’s tour of North American amphitheaters will include headliners Brian Regan, Dane Cook, Gabriel Iglesias, Hannibal Buress, Jim Jefferies, John Oliver, Nick Swardson, Sebastian Maniscalco and Tracy Morgan! The Funny Or Die Presents Oddball Comedy & Curiousity Festival Tour 2016 will feature, in various cities, performances by some of the following: Ali Wong, Alice Wetterlund, Bert Kreischer, Big Jay Oakerson, Bobby...

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Jeff Ross roasts the staff of Jimmy Kimmel Live

Jimmy Kimmel challenged Jeffrey Ross to come through his offices for Jimmy Kimmel Live and, needless to say, Ross was more than up for it. He is the Roastmaster General, after all. And if you wanted to know who works for Kimmel, this gives you that opportunity, too. All of which is to remind you that Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle premieres next week on Comedy Central. Roll the...

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SNL’s Weekend Update live on MSNBC from the 2016 Republican National Convention

Saturday Night Live sent its Weekend Update team of Michael Che and Colin Jost out to Cleveland to help MSNBC’s coverage of the 2016 Republican National Convention with a special live midnight edition of their newsy joke segment tonight. But Kate McKinnon made an appearance, too, and quickly reasserted herself as the star attraction worth watching with her dancing, fighting impersonation of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Roll the clip! Che also starred in a topical sketch playing off the insanely popular cell-phone scavenger hunt game, Pokémon GO, with a parody version trying to find “rare” minorities within...

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