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Saturday Night Live producer: show needs to address its ‘black woman problem’

Earlier this week, special auditions were held on the Saturday Night Live stage for a black female cast member. The venerable comedy sketch show has been roundly criticized this season for the absence of a black female cast member, and the criticism has come from inside the show’s ranks as…

Stephen Colbert to God: If atheists are created in your image, ‘then you are a jerk’

Stephen Colbert tackled the latest fronts opened up this season in the “war on Christmas,” including a Festivus pole set up next to a Christian display at the Florida state capitol. “I’ve got an incoming news flash: I believe in God,” Colbert said Wednesday night. “And frankly, I have had…

Stephen Colbert on pot and gay marriage: ‘You put anything in your mouth’ with munchies

Last night, Stephen Colbert discussed the effect the legalization of pot will have on the citizens of Colorado. He began by explaining the general trend in favor of legalization. “Suddenly, a majority of Americans favor decriminalizing ‘Satan’s oregano’ with 58 percent for it and only 39 percent opposed,” he said.…

Jon Stewart congratulates ‘old white men’ of GOP for their role in ending racism

On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Daily Show,” host Jon Stewart slammed Republicans for their appropriation of civil rights icon Rosa Parks in an ill-considered message on the social medium Twitter. Like many people, now, Stewart said, “I have one source for news that I turn to more than any…

Jon Stewart skewers Sarah Palin and Bill O’Reilly’s defense of ‘inexorable black hole that is Christmas’

Jon Stewart waded into the “war on Christmas” on The Daily Show on Tuesday, mocking conservative personalities like Bill O’Reilly, who was driven to ask “what holiday is Santa celebrating?” after seeing a Macy’s ad depicting Santa Claus helping customers with a “holiday gift list,” as opposed to a Christmas…

Jon Stewart: Conservatives complain when Obamacare’s website crashes but celebrate big Walmart sales

Jon Stewart kicked off his holiday season on Monday by mocking the hypocrisy of “private sector” advocates regarding the Affordable Care Act while cheering Walmart’s Thanksgiving weekend sales boom. “So if a website crashes trying to give people health care, it is a national travesty,” Stewart reasoned. “But if Walmart’s…

Giant mirrors at Fox News terrorize comedians who attended Huckabee taping after ‘too many’ weed cookies

Comedians Joe Mande and Noah Garfinkel went on The Pete Holmes Show last week and told him exactly why neither he, nor anyone else, should ever attend a taping of Fox News’s Huckabee while high. “We thought it would be really funny to put on suits and eat way too…

WATCH: Will Ferrell plays ‘Ron Burgundy’ on a local North Dakota station’s nightly newscast

As part of his promotional tour for Anchorman 2, comedian Will Ferrell hosted a North Dakota local newscast this past Saturday night. Ferrell stayed in character throughout the broadcast, though the other onscreen talent often found it difficult to keep their composure as “Ron Burgundy” misbehaved: He read, stiltingly, the…

Rafael Cruz: God told me to wake up the pastors so they will warn the people

The father of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) says that pastors in the United States who refuse to stand up for Christian values are to blame for the country’s misfortunes. “Political correctness is killing us,” Rafael Cruz said at an event in Texas hosted Nov. 14 by the Montgomery County…

Comedian Jamie Kilstein on how to be a feminist: ‘Don’t be a d*ck to women’

If you’re a man who’s not sure what it means to be a feminist, comedian Jamie Kilstein has some simple advice. “Don’t be a d*ck,” said Kilstein in a video posted on his YouTube channel. “Listen to women. Don’t be a d*ck to women. Easy, right?” The author and radio…

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