The compelling thing about this comic is the perfect storm of elements he uses to build a powerhouse of relatable material.
Schumer's brand of comedy is a generally winning mixture of insecurity and frankness, sexual and otherwise.
His forebears have held one of the more eclectic mélange of jobs I've seen, including taxi driver, fruit and vegetable peddler, furrier, shoe store proprietor, and window cleaner.
Comedy Central has gathered together Bobby Bottleservice, Fabrice Fabrice, Aspen Bruckheimer, plus a whole spectrum of new characters, and found them safe lodgings in the brand new Kroll Show.
As many of my peers know, by the time you have learned about the successful strategies, everyone knows them and the advantage is gone. So, as a service to today's comedians looking for new insights, here's a comprehensive set of predictions for the future of stand-up.
To celebrate the recent news that his hilarious sketch series Key and Peele has been renewed for a third season, co-creator/star Keegan-Michael Key joins What's Trending to talk about how the show got started, getting to meet President Obama and bringing sketch comedy to YouTube.
To trope on Bill Clinton, "It's Arithmetic." Colbert and Stewart have shown us that the Romney campaign adds up to lies and insults. Now it's our turn to do the math and decide what this campaign really adds up to.
Jillian Bell's is a tale of success that is not surprising, given that she started studying improv at just eight years old in Las Vegas. She possesses that rare gift of humanizing the quirkiest of characters.
CBS News reported that most of the major claims made by Ryan about Obama's record were misleading and untrue. Ryan then kept up his pattern of truthiness after the RNC when he lied about his best time in a marathon, shaving off more than an hour from his finish time. Seriously?
Roseanne Barr, the titular comedy legend that went from "domestic goddess" to sitcom empress with the Emmy-winning Roseanne, has survived scandals and tons of criticism. So how do you dismantle an icon that's survived it all?
The Babymakers wants to be a Judd Apatow comedy. Instead, it's like a third-rate Comedy Central sitcom, with dirty words, little nudity and fewer laughs than fingers on one hand.
Humor has always been the best way to swallow and accept the obvious exploitation of political office and the misbehavior of politicians.
By now you're probably well aware of the person and incident at the center of the latest episode of the long-running pop culture series, "You're Not Allowed To Say That Because It'll Make Me Cry."
If you think that Colbert is just a guy doing a shtick as a bloviating pundit on Comedy Central, then it makes sense to question why he would be the subject of study.
Futurama hits the airwaves again tonight with two all new episodes that I couldn't be happier with.
Workaholics is hands down the funniest, least predictable, most exciting comedy on TV right now. Not the most important, or the wittiest or the most politically relevant, but it retains the highest laugh per minute ratio, all in a deceptively genius manner.