Day: March 3, 2017

The 8th annual Pardcast-A-Thon will livestream for 12 hours on Saturday, March 4, 2017

Who’s joining Jimmy Pardo, Matt Belknap and Pat Francis for their eighth annual Pardcast-a-Thon, happening for 12 hours this Saturday live from Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank, Calif.? Among the known, announced guests: Jon Hamm, Sarah Silverman, Lauren Ash, Paul F. Tompkins, Scott Aukerman, Randall Park, Kumail Nanjiani, Rachel Bloom, and Rhett and Link. Of course, who knows who else might drop by to lend a hand and their voice to the festivities, which have raised more than $650,000 for Smile Train through donations and auctions. You can’t get a ticket to see it all in person, unless you snagged...

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Episode #140: Kate Berlant and John Early

Kate Berlant and John Early are unique characters in stand-up comedy, and yet you almost always see them together, whether it’s in each other’s half-hour specials for Netflix’s The Characters, in their joint project for Vimeo, 555, or on the bill together on shows from New York City to Los Angeles and stops in between. Berlant was one of Variety magazine’s 10 Comics to Watch in 2015, filmed separate TV pilots for both Comedy Central and truTV, and hosts a monthly show at the UCB theater in Los Angeles. Early co-stars in the TBS series, Search Party, and appears...

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February 2017: First month of Trump administration sweeps late-night TV ratings

When people said Trump would be good for comedy, they were thinking about punchlines, and not ratings. And yet, the first month for Americans living under President Donald Trump has sent them scurrying to different TV stations after their late local news than they had been watching just a couple of months ago. Just look at these February 2017 ratings, which saw Stephen Colbert rise from second (and sometimes third) to the top, over the heretofore seemingly indestructible Jimmy Fallon (I’d cue the hot takes about Fallon’s tussle with tousled hair, but we’ve already TL;dr’d them all already). In...

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