Chet Haze Speaks Out on a Variety of Topics

Hamilton Nolan · 12/11/14 03:45PM

Chet Haze, the biological son of Hollywood star Tom Hanks and America's unintentionally funniest young man, is speaking out via social media after a variety of hilarious Chet Haze-related events.

There's a Good Chance Dave Chappelle Once Bought Weed From Idris Elba

Jason Parham · 11/18/14 02:20PM

For the first time in years, Dave Chappelle gave a sit-down interview. The veteran comedian spoke to GQ's Mark Anthony Green about leaving the limelight, fame, and happiness. "I have all these weird fantasies," he says. "Going coast-to-coast on my motorcycle and having random barbecues all over America. No show, no nothing...I just like meeting people."

Lucky Bastard Jerry Seinfeld Grabs Coffee With Amy Schumer

Jay Hathaway · 11/14/14 03:11PM

Jerry Seinfeld's "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," a webseries about Seinfeld getting paid to drive classic and/or expensive automobiles, just picked up Amy Schumer in a semi-functional '70s Ferrari for a chat about dating, having a short temper, psychotherapy, and whether Kate Upton is funny (no).

Hamilton Nolan · 09/22/14 02:44PM

For Advertising Week 2014, join Mo Rocca and a bunch of ad executives for "Leveraging the Laugh"—because "Increasingly, brands are breaking through the fray to deliver serious messages, even matters of life and death, with humor." Mo Rocca is not funny and strikes me as evil.

Jack Handey Just Can't Win

Hamilton Nolan · 07/22/13 02:36PM

Jack Handey has written "Deep Thoughts" for Saturday Night Live, "Shouts and Murmurs" for The New Yorker, and last week published his first novel, The Stench of Honolulu. He is one of the funniest living writers in the world today. He spoke to us via email about comedy, the perils of notoriety, and the best nut.

London's First Atheist Church Opens Tomorrow

Mallory Ortberg · 01/05/13 11:36AM

The first comedian-founded atheist church in England is set to hold its first monthly service tomorrow. Pippa Evans (a "musical improv comedian") and Sanderson Jones (just a regular talking comedian) came up with the idea together.

Like, Whitney Cummings, Like, Interviewed Mindy Kaling on, Like, Her New Talk Show

Rich Juzwiak · 11/29/12 03:50PM

Whitney Cummings' new E! talk show, Love You, Mean It, debuted last night and her first guest was Mindy Kaling. They gnawed the air at each other, swapped compliments and said "like" collectively over 40 times. I strung together all of the latter instances for the reel above. Many of us are guilty of this, myself included. Every time I catch myself doing this, I grind my teeth and one day soon I won't have any teeth and pronouncing a word like "like" will approach impossibility. I'm just saying, like, let's all be more aware of it.

Comedy Central Host Daniel Tosh Should Not Tell People How Funny It Would Be if They Were Raped

Max Read · 07/10/12 05:27PM

Are you aware of Daniel Tosh, who hosts a sort of viral-video version of The Soup on Comedy Central called Tosh.0 and is much-beloved on certain corners of the internet? His schtick is, basically, "being a huge asshole," both in a general way and in a racist or classist or sexist way. Some people think he is hilarious (they are wrong) and some people think he is really grating and unfunny and difficult to watch (they are right). You can watch his classic joke about the hypothetical rape of his sister in this video.

Which TV Funnyman Likes to Bed Asian College Girls Whenever He Can?

gawker sources · 03/15/12 01:06PM

Are Asian co-eds the real reason this network comedian likes to tour colleges? We've heard multiple accounts of this TV funnyman romping with girls he picks up on college campuses—and getting a little raunchy with the play-by-play. According to a source, his pillow talk went something like this: "Nice and tight, just as I suspected." For the record, he was not complimenting this particular Asian coed on her abdominal muscles.

Patrice O'Neal is Dead

Adrian Chen · 11/29/11 01:02PM

Comedian Patrice O'Neal is dead at 41, reports TMZ. He suffered a stroke last month. "It's true that our pal Patrice O'Neal has passed away," tweeted Opie, of "Opie and Anthony." "The funniest and best thinker I've ever known PERIOD."

Fox News Boldly Declares Sexy Women the Funniest Women

Richard Lawson · 10/13/11 12:14PM

It's rare that you come across an article and, upon reading it, wonder to yourself "Is this the most horrifying thing ever written?" But occasionally there are things like this, an article on Fox News' website bearing the title "New Crop of Comediennes Combine Funny Bones With Banging Bodies." Terrific!

Race-Joking Obama Impersonator: GOP Loves Me

Maureen O'Connor · 06/20/11 11:32AM

Obama impersonator Reggie Brown says reports about his performance at the Republican Leadership Conference are wrong. The GOP loved his jokes about Obama's mom being a black-man-loving Kardashian! They yanked him off the stage only because he ran out of time:

Dan Quayle's Weird Kid Isn't Much of a Standup Comedian

Jim Newell · 03/31/11 11:09AM

It's beyond all comprehension that a professional event planner in Washington, D.C. would offer seven minutes of freestyle standup comedy time, as the official entertainment for a black-tie banquet, to Arizona Rep. Ben Quayle, son of the former vice president and penman of Scottsdale's richest pornographic tales. And yet that's exactly what happened last night at the annual Congressional Correspondents' Dinner. Our old pal Ben Quayle, whose generic facial expression is that of a concussed deer in the highbeams, actually attempted standup comedy. And the poor guy couldn't even land the free laugh that is a "Politico sucks" joke.