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Why Kevin Nealon Can’t Ignore Donald Trump
3 years ago

Why Kevin Nealon Can’t Ignore Donald Trump

Consider Nealon’s seven-season run on Showtime’s “Weeds,” a part in virtually every Adam Sandler comedy and his ubiquitous TV ads for the blood-thinning drug Xarelto.

Nealon will be headlining a special …
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The HiT List: Reality Check Edition
3 years ago

The HiT List: Reality Check Edition

Wired.com used the latest viral video sensation to remind us that the press routinely fawns over shows that draw very small crowds.

“Girls.” “The Nightly Show.” “Conan.” And, yes, “Louie.”


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4 Ways ‘SNL’ Weaponizes Trump Against GOP
3 years ago

4 Ways ‘SNL’ Weaponizes Trump Against GOP

There’s never been a juicier political figure than the real estate mogul turned GOP frontrunner. President Bill Clinton looks absolutely dull by comparison. So does Sarah Palin.

Trump delivers raw …
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‘SNL’ Exploits Trump’s Racist Talk to Slam GOP
3 years ago

‘SNL’ Exploits Trump’s Racist Talk to Slam GOP

The NBC sketch show invited Trump to host an episode late last year, a time when the reality show star’s poll numbers were sky high. Few pundits expected those figure to …
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‘SNL’ Liberal Bias Boiled Down to One Sketch
3 years ago

‘SNL’ Liberal Bias Boiled Down to One Sketch

By  •  TV News

All you needed to watch was the show’s first sketch, dubbed the “cold open.” The sketch in question featured friends discussing the 2016 presidential race. The conversation quickly turned to Hillary …
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Spade Seizes on Obama’s Ego … at Long Last
4 years ago

Spade Seizes on Obama’s Ego … at Long Last

It took that long for one satirist to target it.

Ever since Obama entered the national scene, the word from comics was that he was a nightmare for political humor. He …
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‘Sisters’ Slips on Schumer-Sized Banana Peel
4 years ago

‘Sisters’ Slips on Schumer-Sized Banana Peel

Fey, known for her cerebral humor, tries being outrageous in “Sisters.” The new R-rated comedy re-teams her with Amy Poehler, a combination that usually clicks without compromise. Here, they’re hamstrung …
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‘SNL’ Uses Ferrell’s Dubya to Bash GOP Field
4 years ago

‘SNL’ Uses Ferrell’s Dubya to Bash GOP Field

The venerable sketch series no longer exists on the cutting edge like Comedy Central’s animated kiddies. Instead, it’s about smiting the GOP and ignoring the President of the United States …
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5 Non-Trump Political Gaffes for Noah and Co.
4 years ago

5 Non-Trump Political Gaffes for Noah and Co.

By  •  Opinion

It’s like the GOP contender was scientifically designed for pundits and satirists alike. Jon Stewart must be kicking himself for leaving his “Daily Show” perch when he did.

Expect the Trevor Noahs …
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T. Sean Shannon: John McCain Was a Trouper on ‘SNL’
4 years ago

T. Sean Shannon: John McCain Was a Trouper on ‘SNL’

But he did – for eight years, from 1998-2006, or what he considers the “Will Ferrell-Tracy Morgan era.”

Shannon has since gone on to write and direct for TV and …
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