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Bill Hicks mega-anthology set for release

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 11:58

Comedy Dynamics, the massive California-based comedy publisher, has teamed up with the Hicks estate to release a mega-anthology of every piece of Bill Hicks’ creative material ever created, including recordings of his stand-up performances and candid photos never before seen by the public, according to the Houston Chronicle.

“Our goal is to have everything,” Brian Volk-Weiss, president of Comedy Dynamics told the Chronicle. “It’s designed give a Hicks fan or novice no reason to have to look anywhere else.”

On April 28th, the windfall begins with a digital release of Hicks’ entire remastered discography — from Arizona Bay to Salvation and everything in between — via online retailers. On that same day, Comedy Dynamics also plans to re-release all of Hicks’ stand-up specials through its video-on-demand service. A DVD box set release of his entire special catalog will hit stores on August 18th.

After the summer, Comedy Dynamics will bookend the year-long Hicks-a-thon by releasing a never-before heard Hicks album on October 27.

“The duty to expose him to a new generation of comedy fans is a true honor,” Volk-Weiss said. “We’ll do him proud.”

For more information on the anthology or video releases, check out Comedy Dynamics’ Facebook page. Also, check out a slice of Hicks’ stand-up awesomeness below:

Strangers With Candy funniest moments: 10 videos to celebrate one of the greatest comedies in television history

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 10:14

With the recent announcement from co-creators Amy Sedaris and Paul Dinello that Strangers with Candy, Comedy Central’s late-90s cult classic, will never be resurrected in any way, SWC fans are mourning the loss of Jerri Blank and her excellent taste in whack-ass jewelry. Maybe Jerri has gone back to performing her famous donkey shows in Tijuana; or perhaps she’s finally actualized her “dream” of working in the Artificial Flower Factory. Regardless, we’re sorry to see Blank & co. go for good, but after three seasons and one feature film, it’s hard to complain about the lack of great memories with the world’s most beloved junkie-whore.

In honor of Jerri, Geoffrey Jellineck, Chuck Noblet (young Stephen Colbert, long before he was STEPHEN COLBERT), Principal Blackman, and all our Flatpoint friends, let’s look back fondly on some of our favorite SWC moments. It’ll be just like flipping through one incredibly fucked up yearbook. (Be sure to rub some glint on your lips before proceeding).

 

On career day at school, Jerri is determined to find out what her dreams are. We’re not sure about dreams, but that massive ‘stache on Noblet is the stuff of nightmares:

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From the very first episode, Jerri Blank was doing the wrong things the right way. Shelly the turtle was such a good-sport-tortoise:

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In our humble opinion, Stephen Colbert should have won an Emmy for this episode. Beleaguered angst to the max!

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“You know, when I was in high school, I was elected queen of the honor roll.” This episode is Sarah Blank’s Sunset Boulevard performance:

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If there’s a greater sequence in TV history than Alan “Father” Tudyk descending from the heavens wearing Jesus sandals, I don’t want to know about it:

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“Noblet! Hop in this sack and call me daddy.” This is the surprisingly sweet episode where Jerri loses her father to ravenous wild dogs, then tries to do his memory proud by winning the father-student potato sack race:

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One of the best SWC guest appearances comes courtesy of Tim Meadows, who plays grief counselor Percy Kittens:

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Personally, my favorite episode is “To Be Young, Gifted, and Blank.” Every joke and gag hits in just the right places, and the three-way chemistry between old friends Colbert, Sedaris, and Dinello is beyond evident in each of the sequences here:

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“Jerri, what does V-I-C-T-O-R-Y spell?” “….hobo camp?” In the episode where Jerri is revealed to be illiterate, Noblet takes on the Anne Sullivan Miracle Worker role and teaches Jerri to read. The teacher-pupil breakthrough scenes feels very, well, V-I-C-T-O-R-I-O-U-S:

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And finally, perhaps one of Jerri Blank’s proudest moments: winning the title of Lady of the Bogey Nights Golf Dance. Bless you, Blank. We’ll never forget you:

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Sarah Silverman rape prevention tips backlash on Twitter is absurd

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 22:30

Another day, another troll-explosion on Twitter. This one, in particular, was aimed at a very public and well-known female figure with the audacity to make jokes or have an opinion. Next thing you know, they’ll be wanting the damn vote. But this time, those who have their panties in a bunch (if you’ll pardon the expression) are those who usually find themselves on the giving, not receiving end of jokes at one’s expense.

Sarah Silverman, 44 – actress, writer, comedian, woman on the Internet – found herself under scrutiny from the Tweeting with Aggression and Testosterone crowd (or TWATs for short), after she tweeted a meme that outlined several “rape prevention tips.” But here’s the catch: these tips to prevent rape are targeted at the would-be RAPIST, not the victim, who, if you asked the media, usually bears the brunt of the responsibility of prevention. For example, tip #4: “If you are in an elevator and a woman gets in, don’t rape her.” So, you know, it’s satire. And bloody good satire, at that. Satire that makes a very strong point. But alas, sharp social commentary is often completely lost on the narcissistic, and several men jumped at the opportunity to cry sexism over Silverman’s tweet. We’re not all like that! How dare she insinuate that every man is a rapist? (#YesAllMen, anyone?)

Whoa there, okay, let’s think about this logically for a minute. Aren’t these online Lotharios the same guys who have been saying things like “can’t you take a joke? Lighten up, sweetie, we’re just joking” for years? But alright, for the sake of the doubt and the benefit it brings, let’s assume that not one of those TWATs currently up-in-arms over Silverman’s tweet has ever in his life said anything resembling the above… is Silverman really trying to make the absurd (and obviously untrue) point that ALL men are rapists and potential rapists? Or is she using the humor of the unexpected to provoke a change in perspective about how we discuss rape? Really, is this any more of an offensive swipe at a demographic of people than every last one of those “women, amirite?” jokes we’ve all occasionally cracked up at? Guys, I may never get a chance to say this again, but lighten up. And learn to take a joke. If you think what you’re experiencing here is sexism, try going all Freaky Friday with a woman sometime – particularly a female comedian, if you can find one who will agree to wear sweaty Nikes for a whole day.

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Kevin Smith confirms Mallrats sequel with cast preview (Photo)

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 22:01

Kevin Smith made waves last week when he announced the shooting schedule for his next slate of films: Clerks 3 in May, long-pondered hockey flick Hit Somebody this fall and Tusk spin-off Moose Jaws in February 2016. At the end of the announcement he teased a project no one suspected and most people don’t even want. Smith hints, “But after that? I smell a rat…” Yes. 1995 stoner comedy Mallrats will get a sequel and on Friday, the writer-director-storyteller-faux actor has a picture to prove it. Smith posted the below picture with Mallrats stars Jason Mewes, Michael Rooker and cameo Stan Lee on his Facebook page.

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Kevin Smith is often accused of going back to the well to revisit old characters in sequels and spin-offs. Anyone who knows Smith’s box office record knows why that is a joke. His highest opening box office weekend was $18 million with the Bruce Willis-Tracey Morgan movie Cop Out, which was the only he movie he’s directed but didn’t write. His last movie in the View Askewniverse Clerks 2 only made $24 million in 2006. It’s definitely not for the big paycheck.

On his Hollywood Babble-On podcast, Smith explained the reason for pulling the trigger on Mallrats 2. One of the original film’s producers, Jim Jacks, passed away last year. “For years, [Jacks] would always be like, ‘We should do a sequel.’ Because when we were making the movie he was like, ‘This is gonna make $100 million [Ed. note: Mallrats grossed just $2.1 million],’” the SModcaster said. “I was like, ‘I have one already.’ ‘What is it?’ ‘Mallrats 2: Die Hard in a Mall.’ And he was like, ‘Oh that’s perfect. We’ll do it.’” The sequel’s script is allegedly half-finished and he is currently looking for financing. Mallrats was shot on a $6 million budget, with the more successful Clerks 2 shot for even less.

Kevin Smith loves his fans and making movies with his friends. That was the cornerstone of his entire career. He confused many last year with the limited release comedy horror film Tusk, which inspired his next interwoven Canada-based trio of films collectively referred to as the True North trilogy (comprising of Yoga Hosers coming out this summer and Moose Jaws). Mallrats gained a cult following on VHS (and later DVD) as a part of his Jersey trilogy. Smith enjoyed revisiting his Quick Stop characters ten (and twenty) years later. Now fans (the loyal ones still standing by his side after experimental Red State) will get to see what their favorite mall junkies do when the cookie stand, not a part of the food court, turns into a 16 Handles.

Shooting on Mallrats 2 will hopefully begin in May 2016. Listen to Kevin Smith talk about the origin of his decision on Hollywood Babble-On around the 5:30 mark.

We shoot CLERKS III in May. HIT SOMEBODY shoots September to Christmas. Then in Feb 2016, we do MOOSE JAWS. But after that? I smell a rat…

— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) March 12, 2015

 

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Chelsea Handler: Bill Cosby ‘tried to Cosby me’

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 17:35

Why does it sometimes seem like almost no one is safe from the claws of the Cosb-er these days? In a new interview with Esquire, cover girl Chelsea Handler (buck-naked, alongside cover boy Nick Offerman, in the mag’s “Women and Men” issue) shared a particularly creepy experience from her past in which she almost became another notch on Bill Cosby’s alleged victim belt. “Not poor guy!” Chelsea rebuked the writer, who referred to Cosby as a “poor guy” while interviewing Handler and Offerman. “[H]e tried to Cosby me.”

I was in Atlantic City playing, doing stand-up, and he was doing stand-up in Atlantic City in the same hotel, and at like three o’clock in the afternoon, someone from the hotel came down and said, “Oh, you know, Mr. Cosby would really like to meet you up in his hotel suite.” So the three guys I was with… I brought them up with me to his room and thank God I did, because now I know what would’ve happened if I went up there alone. And I forgot about it when all the stories about Bill Cosby came out. I was like, I didn’t even think of it. Then my friend texted me the other day saying, “Do you remember that night we went up to, or that afternoon we went up to Bill Cosby’s and you were so freaked out you made us come with you?” And I said yeah, and he said, “Hello! You could’ve been one of his victims if we weren’t there.”

It’s a pretty horrifying prospect, and we’re super glad that Chels made it out of there before Cosby had the chance to offer her a beverage.

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50 Weirdest Photos On The Internet Compilation (Video)

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 16:29

If there’s one thing the Internet is good for, it’s for finding the weirdest photos in the world. Before the Internet we had to revel in our own photos—or, at best, our friends’ or family’s photos. But now, especially with the help of the fine folks at World Wide Interweb, we can enjoy the oddest, weirdest and most bizarre photos from the oddest, weirdest and most bizarre people in the world.

This compilation video of the 50 weirdest photos on the Internet has something for everyone. Maybe you want to see a gloriously happy midd-aged woman embracing a giant sock monkey with a huge penis. Maybe you’re into dudes sitting a bathtub full of cheeseburgers or a pig-nosed, bald guy into leather and vodka. Or maybe you’ve waited your entire life to witness a fat, naked man riding atop a female midget. Or maybe you’re the type of person who enjoys looking at grown men taking selfies while dressed in a diaper and bonnet. And if you are that type of person, you should know it’s ok. There are places for you to go and enjoy yourself. You are a snowflake– unique and beautiful. Embrace it. The point is, you should click play on the video below and bask in the knowledge that you are none of these people…hopefully.


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Ricky Gervais’ Netflix show ‘Derek’ signs off with an hour special. Watch the trailer now!

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 14:25

Derek Noakes is returning to Netflix one last time for a one-hour heartfelt Derek special. Ricky Gervais reprises his British retirement home caretaker one last time in the United States on April 3. It already aired in the U.K. in December.

Derek captivated American audiences after its original British runs on Channel 4. Gervais even earned an Emmy and Golden Globe nomination for the show’s first season. The special arrives in place of a third season of the hit comedy series, as the show’s star-writer-director is working on a David Brent of The Office spin-off movie. English shows don’t go on for years and years like they do in America and Ricky Gervais explained his thoughts on not doing another full season. “I usually do two seasons and a special,” he told Deadline.com. “A third season can ruin the first two…I always think if there’s two seasons left, do one. If there’s one season left, do a special. If there’s not barely a special, don’t do anything.”

The Derek special prepares for a wedding and lots of changes, including a baby and a new job for Tom (Brett Goldstein). It seems like the characters are ready to move on as Ricky Gervais and the show’s fans will, too. The Derek special will premiere exclusively on Netflix in the States at midnight on April 3. Check out the trailer below!

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Humble Bundle releases comedy bundle with Bill Hicks, Marc Maron, Doug Stanhope, Iliza Shlesinger…get the details!

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 14:01

You’ve asked for it and Comedy Dynamics has finally answered! Between Thursday, March 26 and April 1, the two-time Grammy Award nominated production company is putting up for sale a “humble bundle” that will feature comedy video or audio specials from some of the industry’s greatest stand-ups. (See the full list of what’s available below.)

For those who are unfamilar, Humble Bundle is a website that offers flash sales of music, video games and comedy specials in a pay-what-you-want scale, so fans can get great content on the cheap in one neat package. The more money someone pays for the products, the more stuff gets unlocked for them, and the more money goes to charity — proceeds from the sales benefit the American Red Cross and Electronic Frontier Front.

The Comedy Dynamics Humble Bundle will be live for one week only. So log in and bundle up your comedy for a good cause.

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Bill Hicks “One Night Stand”
Bill Hicks “Totally Bill Hicks”
Marc Maron “Thinky Pain”
Mike Birbiglia “My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend”
Doug Stanhope “Beer Hall Putsch”
Iliza Shlesinger “War Paint”
Brian Posehn “The Fartist”

Audio

Bill Hicks “Arizona Bay”
Bill Hicks “Rant In E Minor”
Mike Birbiglia “My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend”
Doug Stanhope “Beer Hall Putsch”
Iliza Shlesinger “War Paint”
Brian Posehn “The Fartist”
Dr. Katz “Live” (with BJ Novak, Eugene Mirman, and Andy Kindler)
Brooks Wheelan “This Is Cool, Right?”

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Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber: Natasha Leggero slays Kevin Hart, Ludacris, Shaquille O’Neal (Video)

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 12:23

Natasha Leggero takes no prisoners in the upcoming Justin Bieber roast on Comedy Central. In this promo clip from Comedy Central’s Roast of Justin Bieber, the Last Comic Standing comedian tore into the evening’s Roast Master Kevin Hart. “Kevin Hart does all his own stunts,” Leggero starts. “He gets out of his own chair…he goes up on his wife.” Leggero took out Kevin Hart, Ludacris, Justin Bieber and Shaquille O’Neal in one awesome joke. Check her out in the video below and be sure to tune in to the Roast of Justin Bieber on Comedy Central on March 30 at 10pm EST.

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Maysoon Zayid wants to kill Internet trolls with kindness, and comedy (Video)

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 15:29

Comedians and Internet trolls seem to have a peculiar relationship. While nobody relishes getting dumped on by some anonymous shithead on Twitter, Reddit, or anywhere else the subhuman roam, comedians are in the unique position to craft their art around troll fuel. Well respected and beloved comedians like Patton Oswalt and Marc Maron routinely engage with their trolls on Twitter, often to hilarious and devastating effect. But Maysoon Zayid, a comedian best known for speaking publicly about her cerebral palsy and Muslim heritage, is taking an altogether different approach: killing them with kindness, rather than vitriolic retaliation.

After her first-ever television appearance on Countdown with Keith Olberman in 2010, Zayid encountered a great deal of online bullying and hate, over everything you might imagine: her religion, her physical affliction, and her looks. But instead of lashing out, Zayid is trying to stake out higher ground, as she explained in a recent episode of In The Deep Shift with Jonah Elrod.

“People would tell me, ‘Why do you respond to these anonymous trolls? They have no effect on you, you’re bigger than that. And the reason I respond is because someone has to. Because if no one ever tells them, ‘Stop. Think about what you’re saying. Are you proud of this?’ then they will go after someone not as strong as me. And when they go after someone not as strong as me, that person might take their own life. And if there is anything I can do to make people stop with the hate and find something better to focus on, that’s my goal.”

While we love watching a good troll slaughtering on Comedy Twitter, Zayid is definitely making a valid (and valiant) point. We have to give her major kudos for choosing the much tougher road of compassion. Let’s hope that she manages to extinguish hate fire pockets from all around the Internet.

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Will Ferrell: Down with fraternities and Greek life!

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:31

Question: What do fraternity brothers love more than crushing aluminum cans on their foreheads and shoving pine cones up new pledges’ rectums? Answer: A very good guess would be Will Ferrell movies. After all, it’s hard to forget Ferrell’s hilariously sloppy, scene-stealing performance in 2003′s Old School, and even easier to understand why the Alpha Epsilon Whoevers might latch on to Ferrell as a sort of beer-bonging icon.

Which is why it’s surprising, if not encouraging, to see Ferrell speaking out over the recent public disgraces attributed to university Greek houses, and calling for a total ban on Greek life altogether. During a live Q&A with The New York Times at this year’s SXSW festival, Ferrell fielded a question from a fan on the rash of racism, misogyny, and homophobia that seems alarmingly present in many fraternities.

“The incident in Oklahoma, that is a real argument for getting rid of the system altogether, in my opinion, even having been through a fraternity. Because when you break it down, it really is about creating cliques and clubs and being exclusionary. Fraternities were started as academic societies that were supposed to have a philanthropic arm to them. And when it’s governed by those kind of rules, then they’re still beneficial.”

As he pointed out, Ferrell was himself a fraternity pledge while attending the University of Southern California. And then, of course, there’s Frank Ricard, who probably has more class in one Budweiser can tab pulling finger than the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Oklahoma chapter has in its entire student body. But, despite his entangled personal history with the Greek system, Ferrell seems to realize what is becoming more starkly apparent to the rest of us: the Greeks have gotta straight up, or they’ve gotta go. Take it from Frank The Tank.

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George Carlin Smithsonian portrait to be unveiled, new Carlin website coming!

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 10:54

Fans of classic comedy – and, in particular, Carlin purists – are in for one hell of a George injection. On March 27, not only will the late comedian’s official website be re-launched, but his portrait is also to be unveiled at the Smithsonian National Gallery. Featured alongside portraits of Ellen DeGeneres and Groucho Marx, the Smithsonian is highlighting these comedians who have shaped our national dialogue in its “Recognize” space. (While many more comedians have made vast, if not equal contributions to the culture, these three were selected as the result of a poll the Smithsonian recently conducted through its magazine’s website).

And, speaking of websites, Carlin’s official cyberspace place is set to reopen on the same date, to help celebrate this momentous occasion. A project of The George Carlin Estate, the website aims to be the central hub by which fans of Carlin can seek absolutely any scrap of information, rare and legendary performance videos, and top-of-the-line merchandise. Perhaps the best of these videos is the previously unreleased clip of Carlin performing at the 1972 Milwaukee Summerfest, where he was later arrested on charges of obscenity for performing his defining “Seven Dirty Words” routine.

Check out an audio clip of Carlin tearing up Summerfest ’72 below, and be sure to hit up GeorgeCarlin.com on March 27 to get your funny fix on.

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Andrew Dice Clay headed to Showtime in new comedy series

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 16:07

The Diceman cometh — and this time, he’s bringing his unabashed and brazen humor to a small screen near you. Showtime, the cable network known for shows like Shameless, Californication and Dexter, has announced it will air Dice, a scripted comedy based on Clay’s life and career as a stand-up comedian in 2016.

“Love him or hate him, Dice is a true original, and Dice is always funny,” Showtime’s exec VP of original programming Gary Levine told Fox News Sunday. “After a career full of ups and downs, he’s hotter today than ever. Plus, we were looking to do a semi-autobiographical comedy about a one-named icon and Cher was busy.”

The six-episode series, set to begin filming in Las Vegas later this year, will follow Clay as he works supporting his family, including his ex-fiancé, ex-wife and mother-in-law as well as his son’s band, while living in Las Vegas. Clay has seen his career boom as of late — he was featured in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine, was a featured guest star on the NBC series The Blacklist and had a major recurring role as Johnny Drama’s cartoon co-star on the final season of Entourage.

“We all go through some personal stuff, even the Dice Man,” Clay told the Hollywood Reporter in 2011. “What happens with me, either I’m doin nuthin’, or when something happens, it’s everything.”

Since his new show doesn’t debut until 2016, here’s some of Dice’s early stand-up to tide you over until then:

Marc Maron returns to IFC for third season of ‘Maron’ on May 14 (Video)

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 15:48

Podcast giant Marc Maron returns as comedian Marc Maron in the IFC comedy series Maron on Mar—I mean, May 14. Maron has enjoyed two popular seasons on IFC and has gained more fans after being made available for binge-watching on Netflix. The Thinky Pain comedian tackles a whole new slew of worries in season 3. Fictional Marc is trying to launch a new talk show, help a friend father a child and avoid his crazed father.

The usual comedy co-stars are back with Dave Anthony returning as Dave Anthony. Andy Kindler is Andy Kindler. Judd Hirsch plays…Maron’s father. Eddie Pepitone, Maria Bamford, Bruce Bruce, Whitney Cummings, Andy Dick, Patton Oswalt and a slew of other will guest star on Maron this year. Go catch up on Maron on Netflix and tune in to the season premiere on IFC on May 14 at 10pm EST. Until then, check out this teaser below!

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John Oliver Takes Down Municipal Violation Fines In ‘Last Week Tonight’ Video, Inspires #ShutDownTheFuckBarrel Hashtag

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 16:53

On the most recent episode of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver slammed America’s system for fining municipal violations.  And his attack inspired the Twitter hashtag #ShutDownTheFuckBarrel.

“We have all committed municipal violations,” Oliver began. “And if you’ve never gotten a ticket for one, congratulations on not getting caught.”

Indeed, everyone in America has had to pay one of these small fines at some point in their lives. But while this is no big deal for the upper class, those who can’t afford the fine find themselves in an unbreakable cycle of debt- or, as Oliver called it, “the fuck barrel.”

“No one is saying that people who break the law should not be punished,” John Oliver said on Last Week Tonight. “Not only should municipalities not be balancing their books on the backs of some of their most vulnerable citizens, but we cannot have a system where committing a minor violation can end up putting you in — and I’m going to use a legal term of art here — the fuck barrel.”

This is especially the case for  those who commit driving violations, whether it’s not wearing a seat belt or speeding. People who can’t afford to pay their fine immediately often have their license suspended. And this makes it tough for them to get to work, hurting their ability to earn money towards paying the fine.

“Most Americans drive to work, and if you can’t do that, you’ve got a problem,” John Oliver said during this #ShutDownTheFuckBarrel rant. “In New Jersey, a survey of low-income drivers who had their license suspended found that 64 percent had lost their jobs as a result, which doesn’t help anyone. You need them to pay their fine, but you’re taking away their means of paying it.”

Those who can’t afford the fine can sometimes sign up for a payment plan. But this often requires an upfront payment.  Add in late fees and court costs, and this small municipal fine could turn into thousands of dollars.

Cities charge these high fees so they can get money for local endeavors without increasing taxes. This was particularly the case in Ferguson, Missouri, where a police commander reportedly bragged about seeing a long line of residents waiting to pay municipal fees. “The only people who should be that excited about people waiting in line to hand over way too much money are Apple executives,” John Oliver said during Last Week Tonight.

In some places, private companies take over the task of collecting fine money from individuals who commit municipal violations. This often leads to even higher fees for those who can’t make payments on time.

Some of these municipal violators even get thrown in jail for not paying off their initially small fines. So it’s no wonder John Oliver urged Last week Tonight fans to help #ShutDownTheFuckBarrel. Even Cher got involved!

#ShutDownTheFuckBarrel

— Cher (@cher) March 23, 2015

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MTV2′s Guy Code explores life without porn in season finale (Exclusive video)

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 10:29

Wednesday’s season finale of MTV2′s Guy Code imagines the terrifying, scary world of life without porn. This isn’t the post-apocalyptic Internet-down world we all silently fear. We’re talking about a petrifying porn world where the pizza delivery guy only delivers a pizza. Say it isn’t so! In this exclusive Guy Code video, Lil Duval, Andrew Schulz, Byron Bowers and the rest of the Guy Code gang explore the ridiculous premises of cheesy porn videos and show what really happens when a hot housewife tries to come on to the mechanic. Watch this exclusive video below and then check out the season finale of Guy Code on MTV2 on Wednesday, March 25 at 11 pm EST!

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Charlo Greene’s Alaska Cannabis Club Raided By Police! Why Cops Searched Marijuana Dispensary Owned By Former Reporter Who Famously Quit Job On-Air

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 17:49

Last fall, we brought you the story of Alaska reporter Charlo Greene, who epically quit her job on-air. The former KTVA-TV journalist resigned from her position so she could focus her efforts on legalizing marijuana in her home state. But now Greene’s new line of work could get her in trouble with the law. Police raided her Alaska Cannabis Club after hearing reports that pot was being sold there illegally.

Alaska did approve a ballot measure last year allowing for the recreational use of marijuana. It is still against the law to sell the drug in the state, but Greene insisted that the club she owns did nothing illegal.

“I saw them uproot a couple of marijuana plants,” Charlo Greene said of the police raid on the Alaska Cannabis Club. They took some bongs and pipes and phones and computers and that’s pretty much it. This is basically a medical marijuana dispensary. We don’t sell any recreational marijuana, we don’t sell any medical marijuana. This is a place for card holders to come and share their own cannabis.”

Police have not made any arrests following this raid of Charlo Greene’s cannabis club. And Greene was able to reopen the location the following day. But she was still “incensed” that cops spent their time executing a search warrant on the club instead of focusing on nearby violent crimes.

“By opening back up bright and early, less than 24 hours after the local police department’s failed scare tactic, we, at the Alaska Cannabis Club, have made it clear that the will of the people is stronger than any force they have — and we aren’t going anywhere,” Greene said in a statement after the police raid.

This police raid is not the first time Charlo Greene has faced investigation since she quit her job on-air. Back in November, police issued a subpoena after she started an  IndieGoGo fundraiser supporting marijuana legalization. Cops wanted to make sure she didn’t break any laws by failing to formally report the money from this campaign.

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New Yorkers Read Final Text Messages They Got From Their Exes In Hilarious #FamousLastTexts Video

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 13:11

Reading the last text you got from an ex can be an emotionally painful exercise. Thankfully, YouTube comedians Eva and Mel decided to turn the concept into a funny video titled #FamousLastTexts.

The duo asked New Yorkers to read the last text message each received from a former lover, whether it was from a long-term significant other or just a casual fling partner. These #FamousLastTexts were read without context, making the clip hilariously awkward.

“We just asked our friends to come in and share the last text they got from a hook up/S.O./FWB/it’s casual/idk what we are/etc,” Eva and Mel told MTV about this #FamousLastTexts video. “We just asked anyone who is dating and who is texting — and that’s basically everyone we know.”

Some of these last texts were short and to the point – like “I got back together with my ex” or “Sorry I never rescheduled our date. I actually have a girlfriend.”

But not all the exes had a nefarious reason for ending the relationship. And one guy named Ryan even saved his date the awkwardness of returning his belt post-breakup.

“Hey I’m really sorry I got caught up a bit in what was really an excellent date,” he wrote his ex. “You’re an awesome girl, but I’m not sure I see a future for us dating-wise. And you can totes just toss that belt I left at your place. It was broken anyways.”

But our favorite #FamousLastTexts were the most random ones.  One girl named Sophie texted her ex: Don’t come over. There is no chili. The chili has not been made. I repeat, there is no chili.”

Let that be a lesson to you all: If your lover hasn’t made you chili, your romance is probably doomed.

Watch this #FamousLastTexts video below.

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Eddie Murphy did NOT perform stand-up at the Comedy Store last night

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 16:10

Despite, multiple reports implying he did Eddie Murphy did not make a return to stand-up comedy for the first time in over 25 years last night. Murphy didn’t perform at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles on Thursday night– but that didn’t stop a flurry of excited Twitter users and Web sites to report it anyway. It all started when Arsenio Hall tweeted out the following:

Yo @Eddiemurphy … just went on at the @TheComedyStore! #cathartic – Come on and Take 5 one nite!

— Arsenio Hall (@ArsenioHall) March 20, 2015

 

Arsenio is addressing Eddie Murphy, you guys. Arsenio is saying that he (Arsenio) just went onstage. And then he urges Eddie to do the same: “Come on and Take 5 one nite.” ALSO, Eddie’s publicist just confirmed with Laughspin that Eddie didn’t perform. Also, Arsenio has removed the Tweet. The Humor Mill has since updated their own story explaining that Arsenio simply called Murphy to the stage, Murphy said hi and that was it. Though we’re still finding even that hard to believe seeing as not one tweet from the audience seems to have surfaced about it. And why would Arsenio tweet to Eddie if he was just with Eddie in the same room?

Even though Eddie Murphy didn’t hit the stage last night, he’s been plenty busy. He was recently cast to play Richard Pryor’s father in the upcoming biopic starring Mike Epps as the legendary Bicentennial Nigger comedian. Years ago, he was even in the running to play Pryor himself.

He has teased a return to stand-up for years. It seems like every once in a while he hints at a stand-up revival. “Some days I’m like, it’s right there, I’m going to do it tomorrow,” Murphy told Entertainment Weekly back in 2011. “But then the other side of it is…I’ll see a show with comedians and they talk about me favorably with people like Richard [Pryor], Lenny Bruce, all those guys…so it’s kind of like, why fuck with that?” He’s always claimed to still write jokes and he’s known for keeping up with the current comedy scene, allegedly watching all of the new Comedy Central stand-up specials from the country’s latest rising comedy talents.

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Seeing Other People: Hilarious web series probes the awkwardness of a BFF breakup

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 12:44

It’s hard to think of anyone more qualified than a comedian to shed funny light on the painful process of enduring a friendship breakup. Luckily, with the launch of the new web series Seeing Other People, we get not one comedian, but four of them to mend our broken hearts while tickling our funny bones.

The brainchild of writers and actors Brooke Van Poppelen and Giulia Rozzi (who co-star alongside Patrick Hosmer and Tommy Pope, who you may remember from the 2012 New Faces lineup at Just For Laughs), Seeing Other People is a six-part slice-of-life comedy about what happens after getting dumped by that other couple you and your significant other were besties with. Each of the actors plays an eponymous character, with Van Poppelen and Hosmer portraying the couple that does the dumping, and Rozzi and Pope acting as the couple on the receiving end of the dreaded “it’s not you, it’s me/us” hackneyed line. As the series progresses, you can’t help but begin feeling for both couples, as each tries repeatedly (and unsuccessfully) to replicate the platonic spark shared among the former foursome. But oh, is watching them attempt to move past the jilting ever uproarious. Check out the pilot episode below; if you don’t find it to be as funny as we say, this relationship is totally over!

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