We all take breaks every now and again. But usually, they don't last 25 years. That's how long it's been since Jud Apatow did stand up. For reassurance, he asked a few of his friends for advice, and they all said one thing — don't do it. Apatow makes his return to the stage December 12, 2017, on Netflix.
During Monday Night Football, a new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi debuted and you know the commander of the First Order would have something to say about it. While most of the films have taken a look back at history, this one is going into the future and Kylo isn't buying. Although he's not so sure about the storyline, his overall reaction can be summed it up in one word — raw.
If you have a martial arts question, Jackie Chan is the guy to ask. He and LEGO Ninjago Movie Olivia Munn take to Twitter to answer questions about things like breaking wood blocks, knife fights, and how many Jackie Chan movies you need to watch to become Jackie Chan.
Netflix wants you to know it's got jokes — a lot of jokes. Some deft editing puts Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Rock, and Dave Chappelle in a few scenes of Netflix's original drama series. The online streaming service has been making itself the home of stand-up, with specials by Dave Chappelle, Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Rock, and Jerry Seinfeld set to premiere this fall.
If you don't like Norm Macdonald's brand of comedy, don't expect him to change for you. Norm has made a career of doing what he likes, and you either love him or you don't. The Nerdwriter digs into the philosophy behind one of America's comedic legends.
It's the 80s undercover operation you've never heard — the attempt to take down Pablo Escobar with a Pablo Escobar look-alike. Needless to say, it didn't go well. This bad lip reading presents an alternate, and far less successful, take on the Netflix series Narcos.
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There's no one quite like you — not even all the other tattooed, skinny jeaned, horn-rim glasses, 80s hairstyled, iPhone-toting, selfie-taking, denim jacket-wearing, bearded, and pierced people. In other words, you're unique. Just like everyone else wearing the uniform. And Dissolve created this faux ad that mocks the ever-cringworthy nature of youth advertising as a testament to your individuality.
There was a time when Jerry Seinfeld wasn't the star of the greatest TV show of all time. Before he was even a stand-up comic, he was a middle-class funny kid from a big family on Long Island. In his first Netflix special, Jerry returns to the place he loves the most — the small stage — and the people that made him who he is. Jerry Before Seinfeld premieres September 19, 2017.
If you want to know about Idris Elba's side gig as a DJ, or where Matthew McConaughey got his trademark "alright alright alright", here's where to find out. The two leading men from the upcoming film The Dark Tower sat down for WIRED's autocomplete interview, answering the web's most searched-for question about them.
Finding love is hard. Or a hookup. But for one lucky Vanity Fair staffer, things got a lot easier — or worse, depending on how you look at it. T.J. Miller got the keys to Lauren's Tinder account and took it for a wild test drive.
Things you didn't know but know now — Amy Poehler is actually Jack Black and the sister of Louis C.K. Will Ferrell was born in a Cancer and was born in 1980. The internet might ask silly questions, but Will and Amy have the serious answers in this autocorrect interview with WIRED magazine.
In a world where everything from your lightbulb to your water bottle can be connected to the internet, eventually, enough is enough. A wifi antenna doesn't make something smart — and often just makes it more of a pain to use than the "dumb" version. This spot for Swedish tech company Semcon reminds us that being smart doesn't mean simply being connected — it has to be usable by humans too.
It's summertime, and summertime means water. And balloons. The Slow Mo Guys ring in the warm weather in the best way possible — with a massive six-foot water balloon.
It isn't exactly Litchfield Penitentiary, but it's pretty close. Piper Snackman has a mission when she comes to Litchfield Academy: Getting the students to snack a little healthier. Sesame Street puts their own slightly softer take on Netflix's hit series in this parody of Orange is the New Black.
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Siri, Alexa, Google Home, Microsoft's Cortana — they're great at answering questions, calling you a Uber, ordering food, and a myriad of other useful functions. But they're all terrible and getting a laugh. To put these virtual assistants to the test, WIRED got their best material and took it to a standup comedy club in LA.
When our entire political system is a joke, it follows that comedians would be the people best-equipped to cover it. The bizarre chaos of cable news, with screaming heads desperately trying scream over top of one another, is more confusing and off-putting than helpful — and there's research to back it up. Meanwhile, a healthy dose of satire can sharpen your brain and make you a more critical thinker. Vox looks at how comedians are taking Walter Cronkite's place as the most easy-to-follow source of news.
Louis C.K. is the next major comedian to join Netflix's roster of stand-up specials. But if you were hoping to get a taste of some his new comedic gems, you're out of luck. Other than the fact that there will be a stand-up special April 4, 2017 — which really should be all of the information you need — this trailer tells us nothing.
Normally, getting medical advice from a comedian wouldn't be a good idea — except when the comedian you're asking is also a doctor. Ken Jeong, with his assistant Louis and a little help from a smartphone, took to Twitter to answer some very complex health questions. Highlights include why doctors test your reflexes and the difference between a hangover and having a stomach virus. Spoiler: it depends on whether or not you drank the day before.
After saving the Earth with The Avengers, Thor decided to take some me time and head back to Australia. We catch up with the crown prince of Asgard and his roommate Darryl to see how things are going. Apparently, there's still a few kinks to work out.
Four years from now, the Trump administration will make a great sitcom — if it doesn't become the most depressing chapter in American history. Brandon Smith took the theme from NBC's version of The Office over clips Trump and his cabinet. While The Office was a comedy, this mashup feels more like a tragedy.
From his tv show to his stand-up specials, Louis C.K. has become the undisputed king of comedy. He has turned joke-telling into an art form. The way he carefully structures and rhythmically relays a story is a thing of beauty. Using one of the bits from his Live at the Beacon Theater show, Nerdwriter breaks down the mastery behind his jokes to reveal what makes Louis C.K. so damn funny.
Right now, your inbox is probably crammed with an insane number of marketing emails. That one account you created to access that one piece of information that you only needed that one time was all it took to open the floodgates. Director and comedian James Veitch describes his attempt to unsubscribe from one such email and how he hilariously fought back when they just kept coming.
Move over James Franco. The man you really don't want to see your daughter with is Walter White. Funny or Die replaced Franco's eccentric tech billionaire character in Why Him? with Cranston's former turn as drug kingpin Walter White. Which means that's Brian Cranston's daughter in the film is dating Brian Cranston's Walter. Which means that every father's worst nightmare is seeing their daughters date someone that's an even worse version of themselves.
We're sorry, Mr. Neeson, but you're slightly over-qualified for this position. And too intense. Way too intense. Liam Neeson shows off his acting range in this audition for a mall Santa, bringing a dose of reality and method acting to the man in the red suit.
We've been waiting 20 years for a new episode of Pigs in Space. Captain Link Hogthrob of the S.S. Swinetrek has come down with a stomach bug, and it's more than just some bad alien cuisine. The Captain, First Mate Piggy, and Dr. Julius Strangepork end up with an unannounced crew mate that likes to hitch a ride in the most uncomfortable of places.
With the passing of David Bowie, Alan Rickman, and Prince, there's been a number of celebrity deaths this year. In the latest Billy on the Street clip, Billy Eichner adds Seth Rogen to the list when he tells bystanders the Sausage Party actor is dead. There's a mix of shock, sadness, and confusion among fans, and an enormous amount of embarrassment and regret from Rogen.
Long live the absurd. Nails that won't be hammered, balloons that smash cactuses — animator Florent Porta created a series of scenes that defy your expectations and make no sense whatsoever.
Plastic bottles by the billions. Filling our oceans, landfills, streets and parks. You may not have to walk naked down the streets of King's Landing, but think about where that plastic bottle ends up before you pick it up.