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This Joke Cut From the Justin Bieber Roast Was Way Too Real
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The stars were out in full force for Comedy Central’s roast of Justin Bieber, which aired last night. While many of the jokes got pretty harsh, the panelists mostly stuck to topics that seemed Bieber-approved. But one joke, delivered by comedian and Bill Cosby career destroyer Hannibal Buress, was so painfully true that it was cut from the broadcast. More

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SNL in Review: 20 Years Later, How ‘Tommy Boy’ Captures Its Cast In Time
Nostalgia

At the end of Planet Waves, Bob Dylan sings “Time is all I have to give/ you can have it if you choose.” That’s always seemed like an apt description for the relationship between a film and its audience. When you commit to watching a movie, you’re agreeing to forfeit a small fraction of your life. And the filmmakers themselves – they’re bound, as well. Whoever they were when they made a movie, wherever they were in their lives, the film preserves those moments for posterity. More

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Trevor Noah Will Replace Jon Stewart as Host of ‘The Daily Show’
TV

Last month, Jon Stewart announced that he would be departing from The Daily Show where he had been host since 1999. While many speculated as to who would be Stewart’s successor, today those rumors will be put to rest, as South African comedian Trevor Noah will be officially announced as the new man behind the desk of Comedy Central’s popular news satire show. 

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The Mystery of Boston Actor B.J. Novak’s Fake Twitter Sister
Comedy

B.J. and Keough Novak have an interesting sibling dynamic in that they are not siblings and have never actually met.

The Internet is a place where people can find their community, even if that community is a fake family. Such is the case for Boston-bred comedian and writer B.J. Novak, who has been interacting with a mysterious fake Twitter sister. The questionable family member goes under the Twitter handle of @KeoNovak and uses a photograph of Kendall Jenner as the profile picture. Why? Because, as one rapper of questionable talent once put it, the Internet. More

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‘Super Troopers 2′ Is Finally Going to Happen (With Your Help)
Movies

Super Troopers, a small-budget 2001 movie from comedy troupe Broken Lizard about a buffoonish group of Vermont state troopers, earned its spot on dorm DVD shelfs nationwide with its outlandish antics and endlessly quotable dialogue. Now, one of the great cult comedy hits of the 2000s is finally getting a sequel — if its fans can help raise the money. More

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Eric Wareheim Lends His Madness to New Charlie XCX Video
Music

Though he’s most famous for his collaborations with longtime friend and fellow beautiful disturbed person Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim of Tim & Eric fame has lent his talents behind the camera for many years, most recently as the director of the newly dropped, hopelessly catchy Charli XCX single “Famous.” More

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Will Ferrell on Fraternities: ‘An Interesting Dilemma for Universities These Days’
Commentary

Criticism of exclusionary college Greek culture is at an all-time high after a video of a University of Oklahoma frat chanting a racist epithet went viral earlier this month. Now, even former Greek life members are speaking up about it.  More

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Paul F. Tompkins Is Getting a New Podcast, Let’s Party
Ridiculous

Paul F. Tompkins is many things, not limited to being a “true gentleman,” a terrific standup and the originator of brilliant and terrifying portrayals of Andrew Lloyd Webber and the Cake Boss. His true genius, though, has always shone best in podcast form. He announced on Twitter this past Thursday that he’ll be hosting a new improvised podcast called Spontaneanation with musical accompaniment from pianist and collaborator Eban Schletter next month. More