Donald Trump wants to be the next president of the United States. As with matters of such magnitude, it is important to understand where a candidate stands on critical issues, such as immigration, healthcare, domestic surveillance, marriage equality, abortion, and black people, who account for 13 percent of America’s population.
This dumb year full of racist cops, Ebola, boring pop music, and subway condoms that went untouched for weeks is finally almost over. Hooray! An arbitrary temporal demarcation to provide the illusion that the worst is behind us! But before it does, here's a look back at what you thought was funny in 2014: People yelling "fuck her right in the pussy!" on live TV.
When well-regarded automobile enthusiast Jerry Seinfeld stopped by at The Tonight Show last night, he did something he hardly does anymore: picked up the microphone and told a few jokes.
If you've ever wondered what separates New York's toughest accent (The Bronx) from its second-toughest (The Rockaways), how East Villagers talk differently from their counterparts on the West, or why Long Islanders sound so flabbergasted all the time, allow Fred Armisen and his considerable improv skills to demonstrate.
Sarah Silverman kicked off the short comedy series Rubberhead yesterday with a bit called "Cops Cum Dicks and Flying," co-starring Seth Rogen. The title doesn't immediately make sense, but then it suddenly arrives and it's all over you and ugh you're going to need a shower after this because there's so much of it.
Adult Swim's deranged sitcom parody "Too Many Cooks" took off on YouTube, but part of its charm came from imagining encountering it in its intended context: at 4 a.m., in a block of time innocuously marked "Informercials." It's a gag the network pulls regularly, and this week, it premiered the follow-up: "In Search of Miracle Man."
At first, Too Many Cooks seems like some forgotten laugh-track sitcom from the '70s or '80s. There's the cheesy theme song, the suburban house, the head shots of family members as they go about their day. But then something really weird happens. Or doesn't happen.
When you're a stand-up comic, getting heckled during your set is just one of the hazards of doing business. But what if your verbal assailant is an on-duty officer of the law?
Trailblazer Joan Rivers is dead, and over the next few days, you should expect to see various takes on what her life and career meant. These takes will probably fall on one of two sides: "Joan Rivers was fearless!" vs. "Joan Rivers was bigoted!" Supporting evidence abounds for both, which is to say that the truth is more complicated than what an outsider's summation of a person's life work can provide.
My favorite Aaron McGruder moment comes during this ABC Nightline interview. First airing after his incendiary "Return of the King" episode, host Cynthia McFadden sets up a clip in which a returned-from-coma Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. airs out the black community: "I had a dream...lo and behold some four decades later what have I found but a bunch of trifling, shiftless, good-for-nothing niggers." McFadden then asks, "Mr. McGruder, you have Martin Luther King saying 'the n-word.' It's going to be offensive to many people. Why?"