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  • Sex Education: in praise of the raunchy yet heartfelt Netflix comedy

    The critically acclaimed series combines teen comedy tropes with remarkable honesty, offering a fully-fleshed portrait of how high schoolers deal with sex and consent today Netflix’s acclaimed new comedy Sex Education centers on the experiences of Otis, a 16-year-old virgin, played by Asa Butterfield, and his mom, Jean, a sex therapist, played by Gillian Anderson. Though Otis grows up in an ostensibly sex-positive home, he is incredibly uncomfortable about sex. He dislikes masturbating and is...

    the Guardian
  • Steve Carell to star in Netflix comedy based on Trump's space force

    The actor will take the lead in a series he has co-created, following those tasked by the president to develop the space-based initiative Steve Carell is set to head up a new comedy series for Netflix based on Donald Trump’s space force initiative. Related: Schitt's Creek: the funniest sitcom you're (probably) not watching Continue reading

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  • Jimmy Kimmel on Trump: 'He has to lie about everything. He can’t help it'

    Late-night hosts look at what it took to condemn Steve King’s racism and what it takes to make a gourmet White House meal Late-night hosts crack the case of Steve King’s racism and the real number of White House hamberders (yes, hamberders). Continue reading

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  • Family Guy Says it Will No Longer Make Gay Jokes

    Another one bites the dust? Our society seems to have lost the concept of a joke. You know that thing you say, flippantly, to a close friend, without putting much thought into your words? That’s a joke. And it’s not meant to be taken seriously; deep meaning isn’t supposed to be found within its recesses. Maybe it was funny; or stupid; or in | Read More

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  • On Comedy: Jaboukie Young-White: A Comic Prodigy With a Veteran’s Killer Moves

    The Senior Youth Correspondent on “The Daily Show” only made his debut there in October; at 24, he is an unusually assured stand-up.

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  • Colbert: Trump as a secret Russian agent? 'There's nothing secret about it'

    Late-night hosts look into whether the president, unwittingly or not, worked for Russia, covered up talks with Putin and ate paper Late-night hosts break down the “revelation” that the FBI looked into whether Trump was working on behalf of Russia. Continue reading

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  • Carol Channing – a life in pictures

    She faced off against a gun-toting Clint Eastwood, charmed Broadway in Hello, Dolly! and performed with the Muppets. A look back at the comedy legend’s career on stage and screenCarol Channing: the sparky star with a husky comic drawlCarol Channing dies aged 97 Continue reading

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  • Carol Channing, star of Hello, Dolly! on Broadway, dies aged 97

    Celebrated for her performances in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Hello, Dolly! Channing also earned an Oscar nomination for Thoroughly Modern Millie Carol Channing, the American actor who originated the roles of Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and the eponymous heroine of Hello, Dolly! on Broadway, has died aged 97, her publicist has announced. Channing played the matchmaking widow Dolly Levi more than 5,000 times across three Broadway runs from the 1960s to the 1990s and on tours around...

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  • Aziz Ansari UK tour: Comedian to play dates in London and Manchester after sexual misconduct claims

    The 'Master of None' actor will play Manchester Apollo, Hammersmith Apollo and the Royal Albert Hall

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  • Schitt's Creek: the funniest sitcom you're (probably) not watching

    Despite a familiar premise, this hugely underrrated comedy about newly-broke millionaires struggling with small town life has become a quiet marvel In February 2015, Chris Elliott made his final appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman. As Letterman’s funniest and best-known collaborator, Elliott took a moment to reflect on the differing paths they’d taken over the years. “Look here, you’re a television icon adored by billions,” he gushed to Letterman, to a surge of applause. Then, as...

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  • Louis CK to continue stand-up comeback despite backlash over sexual misconduct allegations

    The listing for the show reads: 'Louis CK is trying some new material. XXX Adults only'

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  • After Life: Everything we know about the new Ricky Gervais show on Netflix

    After Life tells the story of a widower who takes on a 'nothing to lose' attitude to life

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  • Conan O’Brien Wants to Scare Himself With the New, Shorter ‘Conan’

    The host of TBS’s “Conan,” which returns Jan. 22 in a half-hour format, talks about ditching his desk, embracing the unknown and Calvin Coolidge. Really.

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  • Were Stan & Ollie the best comedy duo ever?

    The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific concepts The film Stan & Ollie celebrates one of the great comedy duos; were Laurel and Hardy in fact the greatest of all? If not, who was? Tom Harris, Leeds Continue reading

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  • Olivia Coleman WINS award for Best Actress in a Comedy

    However The Favourite star, 44, failed to turn up to collect her award along with the recent of her co-stars who were notably absent from the ceremony, held at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica.

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  • Wanda Sykes review – tough anti-Trump tirade is a potent tonic

    Union Chapel, LondonLife still holds surprises for a woman of 54, including the US presidency, and Sykes plays them for everything they’ve got The first half hour of Wanda Sykes’ maiden London gig is the biggest-hitting anti-Trump tirade I’ve heard yet on a comedy stage. It’s not telling us anything we don’t know, it may not change a single mind, but boy, is it funny, as Sykes ratchets up her dismay at, and disdain for, everything the president says, does and is. Maybe it’s funnier because she’s...

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  • So why hasn’t there ever been a female version of Laurel and Hardy?

    Maybe there’s something about women being funny together that male comedy impresarios don’t like – or think we won’t The celebratory biopic Stan & Ollie is attracting reviews every bit as affectionate as the film’s own treatment of Laurel and Hardy. That’s only right. The movie itself may be no great shakes, but the performances by Steve Coogan as Stan Laurel and John C Reilly as Oliver Hardy are enough on their own to have audiences blubbing like Stan or waggling their ties in the manner of...

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  • From Fat Monica to Chandler's dad: How well has 'Friends' aged, really?

    Some are reluctant to put Friends under the microscope, but the beloved sitcom retains such a pull on viewers it's only fair to reckon with some of its most questionable aspects

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  • Trevor Noah: when Trump needs a win, 'a big, scary caravan' appears

    Late-night hosts attempted to translate the president’s comments at the border as the government shutdown stretches on Late-night hosts translated Donald Trump’s words, wheels and walls at the southern border. Continue reading

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  • Saudi Arabia, Netflix and the Globalization of Censorship

    Netflix does not face the pressures and dangers that Arab networks and artists do. It makes its bowing to Saudi censorship demand even more disappointing.

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  • Colbert: 'Mr President, steel slats are not the metal bars we want you behind'

    Late-night hosts unpack the sniffing, fearmongering and single podiums in Tuesday night’s primetime presidential address Late-night hosts picked apart an oddly sedate presidential address and awkward one-podium Democratic response. Continue reading

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  • Upright Citizens Brigade to Close East Village Location

    Facing financial pressure, U.C.B. announced that it will close the theater in early February, and will be laying off several staff members.

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  • 'Comedienne' Brags About Killing Her Babies

    I don’t get the outrage machine. If someone does something wild, the height of my emotional response is usually, “Huh.” That being said, on Wednesday, comedienne Marcella Arguello tweeted an attempt at comedy gold in the form of abortion-boasting. She was responding to people telling her she should have a baby. In her reach for the stars of hilarity on her @marcellacomedy Twitter account, | Read More

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  • Here's the Trailer for 'Russian Doll,' Netflix's Next Big Thing

    The mind-bending mystery thriller is not what it appears.

    GQ