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The Foodroom

McDonalds, Sorkinized for your pleasure. [SingleLinkComedyCentral]
posted by tonycpsu on Apr 17, 2014 - 22 comments

A New Nation

Stephen Colbert will take over for David Letterman as host of The Late Show. Just weeks after coming under fire for an out-of-context tweet, the former Daily Show correspondent and host of The Colbert Report will enter network late night. Will he drop the character? Would his fans embrace the real Colbert? Bonus footage: a young Colbert as a reporter for Good Morning America.
posted by moviehawk on Apr 10, 2014 - 331 comments

Every night somebody's talking about something real

"2013 has brought an unprecedented wave of new late night shows, some more formally innovative than others. But years before The Colbert Report, another topical show occupied its coveted post-Daily Show spot. A mix of the roundtable debates of Politically Incorrect and the unpredictability of live standup, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn was possibly the purest form of comedy ever on television."
posted by Potomac Avenue on Sep 17, 2013 - 52 comments

The Prodigal Jon

I've got a lovely bunch of super cuts! (Deedle de dee!) [more inside]
posted by GoingToShopping on Aug 27, 2013 - 7 comments

"Shoot, we have enough crap in the garage. We can build a combat robot."

An Oral History of the Birth and Death of BattleBots
posted by Copronymus on Jun 18, 2013 - 32 comments

I ♥ DULUTH, The Story of the Maria Bamford Show

About a year after her participation in the groundbreaking Comedy Central documentary series the Comedians of Comedy, Maria Bamford was on stage at the Friars Club in LA when a heckler began shouting at her. What happened after that isn’t entirely clear, other than Bamford had a breakdown, walked off stage, and disappeared. She was found three months later selling clock radios on the sidewalks of Detroit. A fellow homeless person, who was also a Comedy Central fan, recognized Bamford and eventually her parents were contacted. They brought her back home to Deluth, Minnesota and began to get her help. Maria decided to document her recovery in a series of short videos called The Maria Bamford Show, which were first posted to the TBS networks' now abandoned Super Deluxe Web site. [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on Jan 26, 2013 - 100 comments

p.s. ppprrrrrr <--best regards

10 years ago marked the debut of Chappelle's Show. Grantland's Rembert Browne pits the 64 most watched sketches on Comedy Central in a tournament to decide the funniest sketch of the 2.something seasons the show produced. (SPOILER warning - the final 8 are linked inside!) [more inside]
posted by mannequito on Jan 23, 2013 - 25 comments

The Critic online? It stinks!

The story that lead to the creation of The Critic is an interesting one, starting as an idea for a behind-the-scenes show with a focus on the make-up lady for a morning talk show, which transitioned into the animated series that ran for two seasons on two different channels, plus 10 online shorts (on the blue, previously). If this is all news to you, you can peruze an old fansite and, or watch all 23 episodes online, plus the webisodes in two sets. Bonus: the Simpsons/Critic crossover, which did not amuse Matt Groening.
posted by filthy light thief on Aug 1, 2011 - 77 comments

That's gonna leave a (trade) mark.

Comedy Central introduces its new logo! In the words of Jay Sherman (whose show used to be on CC) it sucks. Its simplicity and stupidity will get it compared to other classic logo disasters (previously on MeFi: Gap, SyFy, UK Space Agency, aol, 2008 GOP Convention, 2012 London Olympics twice, Quark, other logos to laugh at and not found on MeFi: Tropicana). But seriously, is the logo's similarity to a Copyright Symbol (©) part of an anti-piracy campaign? [more inside]
posted by oneswellfoop on Dec 9, 2010 - 86 comments

Q to the E to the D

Futurama has always been a haven for geek humor, but last week's episode "The Prisoner of Benda" pushed things to the next level. First hinted at in an American Physical Society interview with showrunner David X. Cohen (previously), staff writer and mathematics Ph.D. Ken Keeler devised a novel mathematical proof based on group theory to resolve the logic puzzle spawned by the episode's brain-swapping (but no backsies!) conceit. Curious how it works? Read the proof (in the show or in plain text), then see it in action using this handy chart. Too much math for a lazy Sunday? Then entertain your brain with lengthy clips from the episode -- including two of the funniest moments in the series in the span of two minutes.
posted by Rhaomi on Aug 22, 2010 - 130 comments

let's roll with Joel Hodgson's TV Wheel

"The TV Wheel was a television experiment created by and starring Joel Hodgson, of Mystery Science Theater 3000 fame. Cable network HBO ordered a pilot, but ultimately passed on picking up the show. The pilot episode eventually aired once on Comedy Central as a special presentation following the last new episode of MST3K to be broadcast on that network."*

The pilot, bookended by introduction segments, is right through this door: [more inside]
posted by item on Aug 11, 2010 - 41 comments

This chronological wang-dang-doodle could destroy the very matrix of reality.

The Physics of Futurama David X Cohen, producer of Futurama, explains how there's actual, legitimate physics in the show, why not.
posted by shmegegge on May 16, 2010 - 56 comments

This is not a threat, but a warning of the reality of what will likely happen to them.

The creators of South Park were threatened (or "warned") by Muslim extremists (cached, scroll down for article including photo of dead Theo VanGogh) not to depict the Prophet Mohammad. Parker and Stone thought they'd be able to air the episode by putting Mohammad in a bear suit, but Comedy Central censored the episode due to the threats. The clip in question is not hosted at South Park's website, but exists elsewhere online. This is not the first time South Park has dealt with censorship of Mohammad's image. (previously)
posted by desjardins on Apr 22, 2010 - 112 comments

You haven't heard the last of Barbados Slim!

Original Futurama voice cast (yes all of them) on board for new season. Also, in related news, Torgo's Executive Powder back in stock at most retailers. via
posted by sexyrobot on Aug 25, 2009 - 55 comments

Remembering Dennis Wolfberg

Dennis Wolfberg was one of the most distinctive voices (literally) from the stand-up comedy boom of the early 90s. A former schoolteacher, he became a fixture on the fledgling network Comedy Central roughly fifteen years BCM (Before Carlos Mencia). His vocal style and inflections had a way of selling the most outlandish comparisons. He was a guest on both Letterman and Carson, and had guest-starred as Gooshie on Quantum Leap on multiple occasions until he tragically died from cancer in 1994. Some of his most memorable routines were his experience with Fiber One cereal and encounter with a sigmoidoscope,, his wife's pregnancy and his twins' Bris. His HBO special is available in its entirety on YouTube: part 1 - part 2 - part 3 (most of part 3 linked above).
posted by JHarris on Aug 8, 2009 - 26 comments

Wouldn't that be L'Ira di Khan?

Le Wrath Di Khan. This is too much of a geekgasm not to share. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Jul 28, 2009 - 34 comments

My Frys sound funny

Fox has announced that due to a refusal to meet salary demands, the upcoming new episodes of Futurama on Comedy Central will be replacing the entire principal voice cast, having failed to reach agreements with any of the core team of Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Maurice LaMarche, and Tress MacNeil. On the plus side, the lame imitations your friends have been doing for years can now be put to the test in the open casting call for cheaper sound-alikes.
posted by XQUZYPHYR on Jul 17, 2009 - 137 comments

Terrorist fist bump!

Mock the Vote: Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert interviewed.
posted by Artw on Sep 25, 2008 - 41 comments

Go Fox Yourself

John Oliver's "The Meter Is Running" is a loving* look back at the history of FOX News. [more inside]
posted by chuckdarwin on Apr 11, 2008 - 34 comments

Oh My God! You Killed Low-Quality Spam-Infested Attempts at doing this! You (aren't) bastards!

Do you love South Park but you wish you could watch all the episodes on your own time? Uncensored? Without waiting for (or paying for) the DVDs? If so, South Park Studios just answered your prayers. Since the Daily Show recently did the same thing - is Comedy Central making big waves, or big mistakes? [more inside]
posted by revmitcz on Mar 24, 2008 - 47 comments

A Look Back at Jon Stewart's Greatest Lesbian Moments

Since we've seen Jon Stewart's Greatest Gay Moments (previously on MeFi), how about Jon Stewart's Greatest Lesbian Moments?
posted by fiercecupcake on Dec 12, 2007 - 19 comments

Augenblick Augenblick Augenblick

Augenblick Studios provide many strange and offensive animated cartoon video films including Superjail. You may be familiar with their work!!! [flash, mayhap quicktime]
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 on Jul 3, 2007 - 7 comments

No means maybe

Three Strikes is a TV pilot from the writers of Frasier, Larry Sanders and King of the Hill and executive produced by Jon Stewart for Comedy Central. It was turned down by the network but like Nobody's Watching the makers have turned to YouTube to revive its chances [Parts 1, 2, 3]. [via TVtattle]
posted by meech on Mar 27, 2007 - 24 comments

"I hope I'm still around to catch the cockring at Sulu's. . ."

Youtubefilter: William Shatner gets roasted by the likes of Betty White, George "Sulu" Takei, Jeffrey Ross, and Lisa Lampanelli. Not to be outdone, Kirk responds.
posted by bardic on Aug 29, 2006 - 37 comments

Good news, everyone!

Apparently Futurama is to be revived for (at least) 13 episodes. Of course this is not the first time people have talked about resurrecting the show, but it seems pretty official...
posted by clevershark on Jun 22, 2006 - 69 comments

Futurama

Futurama is probably coming back.
posted by Protocols of the Elders of Awesome on Jan 5, 2006 - 105 comments

No spin zoned

The folks at Comedy Central were annoyed when Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly kept referring to "The Daily Show" audience as "stoned slackers." So they did a little research. And guess whose audience is more educated?
posted by ae4rv on Sep 28, 2004 - 57 comments

Straight Plan for the Gay Man

Is turnabout fair play?
On Monday Comedy Central will permire it's new show Straight Plan for the Gay Man, a parody of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. The so-called "Flab Four" will:
[M]akeover a new gay friend and give him a crash course on the secrets of straight male life -- like hitting on chicks, playing basketball or working a blue-collar job.
The Advocate describes it as "inane" and "borderline offensive" as though it seems its' "sole purpose is to rag on gay men."
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood on Feb 21, 2004 - 56 comments

The bad news?

The bad news? Politically Incorrect is dead. The good news? So is The Man Show. The bad news? Jimmy Kimmel's getting his own late-night talk show.
posted by darukaru on May 14, 2002 - 68 comments

God bless Jon Stewart and The Daily Show,

God bless Jon Stewart and The Daily Show, back for their first show after the attack. It's not completely new, but God knows I needed to see it. New York may be OK after all. (Comedy Central will repeat the show several times before Monday, so don't despair if you thought it would be a rerun and missed it.)
posted by mdeatherage on Sep 20, 2001 - 24 comments

That WAS My Bush

That WAS My Bush no surprise, really....Comedy Central cancels "That's My Bush".
posted by briank on Aug 3, 2001 - 36 comments

Sour Family Hour?

Sour Family Hour? This report from the conservative Parents Television Council made the top of the front page in our local paper this morning. If you visit the PTC home page, you'll get a pop-up calling for action against Comedy Central and "South Park" because they recently went over the top by not censoring the word "shit" and compounding the sin by using a counter in the corner to note how many times it was said. (Anybody catch that episode?)
posted by jdbanks on Aug 2, 2001 - 16 comments

Comedy Central airs an episode of South Park

Comedy Central airs an episode of South Park where the characters say "shit" 168 times, unbleeped. Trey Parker and Matt Stone prove once again that they aren't afraid to take American television where everybody else has already been.
posted by RylandDotNet on Jun 20, 2001 - 28 comments

That's My Bush!

That's My Bush! - Premiers tonight on Comedy Central. From Matt and Trey, the creators of South Park. This is either gonna be really great or reeeeeaaaallllyyy bad.
posted by radio_mookie on Apr 4, 2001 - 23 comments

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