For the first time in years, Dave Chappelle gave a sit-down interview. The veteran comedian spoke to GQ's Mark Anthony Green about leaving the limelight, fame, and happiness. "I have all these weird fantasies," he says. "Going coast-to-coast on my motorcycle and having random barbecues all over America. No show, no nothing...I just like meeting people."
Jerry Seinfeld's "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," a webseries about Seinfeld getting paid to drive classic and/or expensive automobiles, just picked up Amy Schumer in a semi-functional '70s Ferrari for a chat about dating, having a short temper, psychotherapy, and whether Kate Upton is funny (no).
Jack Handey has written "Deep Thoughts" for Saturday Night Live, "Shouts and Murmurs" for The New Yorker, and last week published his first novel, The Stench of Honolulu. He is one of the funniest living writers in the world today. He spoke to us via email about comedy, the perils of notoriety, and the best nut.
Whitney Cummings' new E! talk show, Love You, Mean It, debuted last night and her first guest was Mindy Kaling. They gnawed the air at each other, swapped compliments and said "like" collectively over 40 times. I strung together all of the latter instances for the reel above. Many of us are guilty of this, myself included. Every time I catch myself doing this, I grind my teeth and one day soon I won't have any teeth and pronouncing a word like "like" will approach impossibility. I'm just saying, like, let's all be more aware of it.
Are you aware of Daniel Tosh, who hosts a sort of viral-video version of The Soup on Comedy Central called Tosh.0 and is much-beloved on certain corners of the internet? His schtick is, basically, "being a huge asshole," both in a general way and in a racist or classist or sexist way. Some people think he is hilarious (they are wrong) and some people think he is really grating and unfunny and difficult to watch (they are right). You can watch his classic joke about the hypothetical rape of his sister in this video.
Are Asian co-eds the real reason this network comedian likes to tour colleges? We've heard multiple accounts of this TV funnyman romping with girls he picks up on college campuses—and getting a little raunchy with the play-by-play. According to a source, his pillow talk went something like this: "Nice and tight, just as I suspected." For the record, he was not complimenting this particular Asian coed on her abdominal muscles.
It's rare that you come across an article and, upon reading it, wonder to yourself "Is this the most horrifying thing ever written?" But occasionally there are things like this, an article on Fox News' website bearing the title "New Crop of Comediennes Combine Funny Bones With Banging Bodies." Terrific!
It's beyond all comprehension that a professional event planner in Washington, D.C. would offer seven minutes of freestyle standup comedy time, as the official entertainment for a black-tie banquet, to Arizona Rep. Ben Quayle, son of the former vice president and penman of Scottsdale's richest pornographic tales. And yet that's exactly what happened last night at the annual Congressional Correspondents' Dinner. Our old pal Ben Quayle, whose generic facial expression is that of a concussed deer in the highbeams, actually attempted standup comedy. And the poor guy couldn't even land the free laugh that is a "Politico sucks" joke.