The sketch comedy landscape has been evolving the past few years to include a more diverse selection of programs. This is apparent with newer comedic offerings of Los Espookys (HBO), Sherman’s Showcase (IFC), and A Black Lady Sketch Show (HBO). More mainstream networks are paying attention too with TBS’ The Last O.G. The increase in diversity helps bring in a wider audience, with more variety to appeal to the average viewer and a fresh take on what is considered funny. Check out a list of our picks below to add something new to your routine!
The Hollywood Reporter recently polled comedy industry insiders to produce the second annual list of the 40 Most Powerful people in the comedy space for 2019. The list included both comedians and executives that have made a large contribution to the comedy scene this year. People named on this year’s list include Sacha Baron Cohen (Who Is America?), Ellen DeGeneres (The Ellen Show), and John Mulaney (Stand-up Comedian). The criteria for the list included the ability to generate laughs, growing TV/film viewership, and providing live comedic events to billions of fans in arenas across the country.
Check out the full list HERE!
The newest coming-of-age film, Good Boys, has topped the weekend box office charts, estimated to bring in over $20M . This hilarious comedy follows the story of three twelve year old boys as they get ready to attend their first “real” party. It was produced by comedic legend Seth Rogen and his partner, Evan Goldberg , and has received positive reviews from Rotten Tomatoes with an 80% approval rating. Despite being rated-R, the film has also been deemed the biggest original comedy opening of 2019 . It stars Wonder‘s Jacob Tremblay, Saturday Night Live‘s Will Forte, and Lil Rel Howery. Check out the official film trailer from Universal Pictures below!
“Don’t act like you’re not impressed.” – Ron Burgundy
Our favorite comedic news anchorman, Ron Burgundy, visited multiple late night television shows last week to promote the second session of the Ron Burgundy podcast. What was even more impressive, Ron visited all of the late night shows in a single evening proving that he has the makings of comedy legend! Each performance was different and involved some stand-up comedy, revisiting original quirks from the movies as well as new jokes. The Ron Burgundy podcast is available through iHeartRadio Podcast network. The first episode of this season premiered last week and featured democratic presidential candidate, Kamala Harris, along with some shenanigans spilling over from the first season. To catch all of the updates and news, follow the Twitter handle, @BurgundyPodcast and click here for the episode listings! Check it out for a bunch of hilarious laughs!