Robert Smigel helps Adam Sandler deliver the best Happy Madison movie in ages with The Week Of

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Adam Sandler has so many regular and semi-faceless collaborators that it can be virtually impossible to discern their influences and whether they’re positive or negative. Is Tim Herlihy his best screenwriting partner, or just another occasionally funny yes-man who got lucky? Does Dennis Dugan know more about comic…

Chris Rock turns in half of a great special with his Netflix comeback

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Appearing on Hannibal Buress’ podcast back in September, Chris Rock talked shop about the relatively small venue he’d chosen for Tamborine, his first stand-up special in a decade, and his first in a lucrative two-special deal with Netflix. Rock told Buress that the Brooklyn Academy Of Music’s comparatively homey…

Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, and Ellen DeGeneres show up to ruin your favorite Netflix dramas

Back in September, billboards declaring that “Netflix is a joke” began peppering the avenues of L.A. and New York. Some thought it might be an attack on the streaming giant, as the company has no doubt fundamentally changed the way we consume media and not everybody is happy about it. Turns out, however, that it was…

Wyatt Cenac on what makes him laugh, from Muppets to the most insane TV pilot of the ’80s

Wyatt Cenac first came to widespread public attention as a correspondent on The Daily Show. However, the comedian worked as a writer on King Of The Hill for several years prior to that, and had been performing stand-up comedy for years. Cenac has a new show called Night Train on comedy platform Seeso, which he both…

Ken Jeong guest-stars on a Fresh Off The Boat finale that covers familiar ground

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Since their seasons tend to be so long, most network sitcoms end up recycling plot devices at a certain point in their run. But Fresh Off The Boat’s doing it earlier than usual by essentially repeating the central concept of “Success Perm,” an episode that aired a little over a year ago. Both installments deal with…

Bono wants to weaponize mockery and send Chris Rock, Amy Schumer to “fight” ISIS

Even though humanity rejected Bono’s beautiful vision of a U2 album in every pot—er, iPod—the U2 frontman isn’t holding a grudge. The three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee has continued his humanitarian work and research, recently traveling to the Middle East and East Africa to visit refugee camps. And it was with that…

Read This: King Of The Hill was America’s last truly bipartisan comedy

Mike Judge’s King Of The Hill, the animated adventures of a Texas propane salesman and his family, has been absent from the airwaves for six years, which is a shame, since the show’s even-handed, bipartisan humor is precisely the kind America needs in this bitter, deeply divided age of red state/blue state politics.…