The Emmys come only but once a year. And this year's looks to be more diverse than ever, comedy wise that is. The usual suspects like Veep are there but then newcomers like Samantha Bee and Pamela Aldon join the fun. The Emmys air on Sunday, September 17th at 8 PM. Stephen Colbert will host so we know who's not winning his award...(jk I don't know).
Comedy festival season is upon us. Funny or Die’s Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival is back next month and a whole lot of the best of the best comedians are popping up.From Thursday, August 25th to Sunday, October 2nd, attendees will get to see the likes of Ali Wong, Jermaine Fowler, Cameron Esposito, Tracy Morgan and more. The tour will have stops in Atlanta, Austin, Portland and other top comedy cities. Tickets start selling on Monday, July 25th and you can purchase them on Oddball’s site for dates and other relevant information.
The Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning. Shows like Made Men were snuffed, but we're not here to talk about that no matter how good it is. Comedy had a stellar year between streaming services and cable alone. Even network TV got its ugly head in there. While Aziz Ansari was given a nom for his role on his Netflix series Master of None, Rachel Bloom and Gina Rodriguez were both recognized for their amazing works on Crazy Ex Girlfriend and Jane the Virgin respectively. Check out the full list below. The Gold Globes return on Sunday, Januray 10 with million time host Ricky Gervais.
Aziz Ansari has always been a talented person. From TV to film and the stage, Ansari has always captivated audiences with his storytelling and wit. Now, that same charisma is headed to Netflix in Master of None where Ansari stars as Dev, a thirty-something actor in New York. The trailer suggests storylines will be dealing with love, heritage and friends, concepts of which have been staples in Ansari's standup. Noel Wells from SNL is costarring and so are Ansari's actual parents. Master of None comes out on Netflix Friday, November 6.
Cherndelifer - McGoiter
In one of the funniest videos of the year, YouTube comedian McGoiter (Brock Baker) uses his fantastic Swedish Chef impression in order to sing Sia's "Chandelier." Although this is not the song you already know. It's been chefterized and I personally love it. Baker is able to channel his inner Swedish Chef in order to make the perfect rendition of the cook's probable favorite song. His dance moves aren't the best but he's a muppet damnit! And the lyrics are just as understandable as the character himself. Nice way to hop on the return of The Muppets, McGoiter.
New Ben Carson 2016 Campaign Commercial - Funny or Die
Ben Carson hasn't had any luck in the polls recently (who am I kidding? He's one of the leading candidates) but that didn't stop him from creating a new campaign add! Featuring the likes of Carson's dying patients, the ad shows truly what this doctor can do. And that's apparently make a lot of bad doctoral mistakes.
Amy Poehler's Smart Girls is a social entity that aims to bring about a better world. In one of their most recent videos, they use the great voice of John Mulaney in order to get the ball rolling on more frequent pet adoption. This video is in partnership with ASPCA in order to raise support for animal shelters. The result is a cute video that has a dog doing dog things while Mulaney narrates the actions. If you don't want to get a puppy (or older dog) after this, then you've got real issues. Later episodes are said to feature the likes of Aubrey Plaza, Aziz Ansari and Nick Offerman.