With a name like Kondabolu, the only thing to do with your life is to become a comedian. That’s exactly what Hari did and now, he’s releasing his second album. Those sons of guns over at the A.V. Club grabbed exclusive news that Kondabolu’s next album, Mainstream American Comic, is set for release on July 22. They also note that the special was taped at Mississippi Studios in Portland where he covered topics like race and politics. The A.V. Club even premiered a clip so head over there to check it out. Kondabolu is going to tour this summer and he’ll also start a podcast with W. Kamau Bell. He’ll also be hosting a show on truTV later this year.
Archer is "unrebooting" next season but, to add to that, they're also dropping the name ISIS (International Secret Intelligence Service) as well. Adam Reed (creator of Archer) reports that the show is losing its spy agency name due to...uh...have you seen the news lately? He spoke with The Daily Beast on the matter:
Funny thing is, A.V. Club says that FX now has so much ISIS merchandise that it can't sell. T-Shirts; cups; all that jazz. Maybe they can send that stuff to African children much like what the NFL does with the shirts/hats from the losers of the Super Bowl. Either way, those kids will surely have something to wear and eat.
Funny of Die thinks it is possible to be both funny and informative at the same time. This Wednesday, the company announced it's launching a news oriented "content vertical. THR reports that Funny or Die News will feature daily editorials about current news.
Dan Abramson, the man overseeing the entire operation, cites The Daily Show with Jon Stewart as on of the hub's inspirations for comedy news: "You can be entertained while getting your news," he said. "This should be something that people can go to to stay informed but also get some really great comedy out of it."
Funny or Die News will begin with blog posts that feature the day's most important news, essay-like pieces, and columns from real as well as character driven writers. Topics will range from politics to entertainment and, fuck it, why not sports and science too. So basically most things in the world.
Other comedy news outlets include Splitsider, A.V. Club, The Colbert Report, The Onion, and THIS SITE RIGHT HERE. We are a crowded but loving bunch.