BY kelsey haight in Boob Tube on Apr 19, 2014 |
Not too long ago we were rallying to get a female replacement after Letterman’s departure…but what’s the next best thing besides replacing a big late night name? Endeavoring into uncharted waters and getting the chance to start your own show! I’m counting my lucky stars and sending major support to Maya Rudolph now that she has been elected to try out her own (trial run) late night variety show on NBC. We knew how chill Maya was after ... Read More
BY Amy Carlberg in General on Apr 04, 2014 |
When comedian Liza Dye of NYC's Upright Citizens Brigade was struck by a B train on February 13, the New York Post said she was nothing more than a "straphanger" who didn't have her wits about her.In fact, the opposite is true. The very witty Liza Dye was not even looking at her phone that morning. Actually, she's so witty that she even joked with the passengers whose train she inadvertently delayed: "I'm sorry I made you late for work!" If you were in the New ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa in General on Mar 30, 2014 |
Ok, so this is pretty much gold.
"Royals" gets an overhaul by three women of color actresses--Tess Paras, Haneefah Wood and Ayana Hampton--who use the song to comment on typecasting and representation in Hollywood.
"I'm gonna play the white girl's nerdy friend[Of course][Obviously]I'm gonna play the white girl's other friendWho is sassy[Omigod, you nailed that]"
In a funny but disturbingly true rendition, we are all reminded that gender and race ... Read More
BY Michelle Beiter in Boob Tube on Mar 27, 2014 |
Are you having a particularly grumpy Thursday? Has the wrath of the polar vortex (are we still even in it?) finally pushed you to your limit? Allow me to console your wind-burned faces with a little comedy, courtesy of Hari Kondabolu. This video is not particularly new, but a little bit of Kondabolu never hurt anyone. Seriously. He’s one of the only comedians I’ve experienced that doesn’t rely on typical tropes to write his jokes, and ... Read More
BY Abigail Nutter in Boob Tube on Mar 10, 2014 |
I’m not sure about you, but I was super psyched about the latest SNL with Host Lena Dunham and Musical Guest The National; a double win in my book. The promos for the episode - featuring Lena and Kate McKinnon - had me for-real cry-laughing. I thought I would never get over the departure of Kristen Wiig in 2012, but I think I'll be alright if this comedic genius continues. 2014 has been a pretty awesome year for Dunham: she released ... Read More
BY Brittany Allen in Boob Tube on Feb 14, 2014 |
Okay, okay, it doesn't "tell us why we're single" — the comedy stylings of Paul Gale merely expose a truth. Sometimes we can all be a bit shallow, and it never hurts to laugh at yourself.
And may I remind those flying solo this Hallmarkian holiday of the many reasons why being single is the bees-knees. Namely, remote-control ownership, autonomy, every-night-is-ladies'-night, not-having-sucky-relationships, self-confidence, unplanned adventures, and ... Read More
For last week’s feature in Elle magazine, Amy Poehler described her ravenous appetite for her craft, revealing her excitement about her new directing and producing gig on Broad City and her upcoming book, which she lovingly refers to as a self-help/memoir hybrid.
For Poehler and women everywhere, this is an exciting time. Her passion for women’s rights and female empowerment shines through her her every move, from her website Amy ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa in Boob Tube on Jan 27, 2014 |
Margaret Cho has been brought on to co-star in Tina Fey's upcoming sitcom about a women's college going co-ed.Cho, the hilarious and brilliant comedian, will play Laura Thibault, the college president responsible for the new inclusivity. Apparently, Thibault is a "divisive figure on campus" (a.k.a probably a badass) struggling with her decision to bring on the men, as she is easily frustrated with their boyish ridiculousness.
I smell a new ... Read More
BY Brittany Allen in Boob Tube on Jan 10, 2014 |
So perhaps you've already heard: SNL – that cliquey comedian's mecca – is set to debut a brand new cast member in the coming weeks. And...wait for it...she's a black woman! GASP! We've already popped the champagne, and not just because fresh face Sasheer Zamata represents merely the fifth African American female to appear on the show throughout its thirty-eight year run. And not “just because” a diverse cast of comics indubitably creates a wider gamut ... Read More
My ultimate favourite funny female duo, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, are all set to host the Golden Globes for their second year in a row this Sunday (January 12). The two chatted with The Hollywood Reporter recently about the upcoming gig and, of course, in their own witty style, they keep it kinda snarky and super hilarious answering questions about the gender lines in comedy, ageism in Hollywood and the criticism towards SNL for its lack of African American ... Read More