Day: June 22, 2016

Inside Amy Schumer unveils previously unaired “Gun Lawyer” sketch after latest failed U.S. Senate votes on gun control

After the U.S. Senate failed once again to follow the overwhelming public support for reasonable gun control measures, shooting down four laws that would keep suspected terrorists from legally buying guns in the United States, the folks at Inside Amy Schumer responded by unveiling a new sketch that was cut from this spring’s fourth season on Comedy Central. The sketch, “The Law Firm of Shrak & Murphy,” debuted on Politico today. It stars H. Jon Benjamin as lawyer Toby Shrak in a TV commercial appealing to viewers to entrust his firm for any tragedy — any tragedy — except...

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Julia Scotti’s groundbreaking audition for America’s Got Talent 2016

Julia Scotti is a 63-year-old stand-up comedian who impressed the judges Tuesday night during her audition on America’s Got Talent, then wowed them even more when she explained that she had tried to make a go of a career in comedy for 20 years, then quit, took an 11-year-break, and came back. As a woman. Her first go-round, she was Rick Scotti. Julia’s Twitter bio reads: “Comedian, professional old person with cranky moments, Returning to comedy after an 11 year absence, caused by a tonsilectomy gone awry.” Which means we now have an openly transgender stand-up comedian on national...

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