comedy

Mo’Nique calls for a boycott of Netflix

Mo’Nique, legendary comedian and Academy Award winner, is calling out Netflix for allegedly offering her $500,000 for a stand-up comedy special while offering millions to Amy Schumer, Dave Chapp

Stop what you are doing and watch Nathan for You’s brilliant Uber episode right now

If you have not yet had the pleasure of being introduced to Nathan for You, you’re in for a treat! The man behind the show, Nathan Fielder, is so wonderfully awkward in his delivery he might jus

Watch the first nine episodes of the Silicon Valley mockumentary ‘Bubbleproof’

We're excited to be premiering a new mockumentary series about the startup world; watch the first seven episodes of Bubbleproof right here on TechCrunch. 

Watch the trailer for Hulu’s original sci-fi comedy ‘Future Man’

Hulu has a new original comedy series executive produced and directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, and it’s arriving on the streaming service on November 14. The trailer premiered at NYC Com

SNL just came up with a hilarious version of Alexa designed for senior citizens

While the White House was definitely the focus of tonight's episode of Saturday Night Live, the show managed to fit in a great sketch on Amazon's Alexa. The sketch was an advertisement for a (faux) de

HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ cast hints about upcoming season

They're back! HBO's "Silicon Valley" is set to return to television, with the fourth season debuting this Sunday. We had a chance to watch the first two episodes at the premiere and can confirm that t

Laugh.ly grabs $2.25 million for its stand-up comedy streaming service

A streaming service for stand-up comedy called Laugh.ly, which publicly launched this past August, has now closed on $2.25 million in seed funding led by New York Angels, the company announced today.

Stroy Moyd’s dating show in an Uber goes from meme to mainstream

For years, Oakland-based stand-up comic Stroy Moyd has been driving for Uber and Lyft part-time to generate supplemental income. It’s a familiar story to anyone in a creative industry — ev

AMC Networks backs Funny or Die

Comedy site Funny or Die has sold a minority stake to AMC Networks. The deal is intended to strengthen the ties between Funny or Die and AMC’s IFC channel, according to The Hollywood Reporter, w

Laugh.ly, a Pandora for comedy, launches into beta

Laugh.ly, a startup that’s something like a Pandora – but for comedy – is today launching into public beta. Via its website and forthcoming mobile application, users can stream stan

Laugh.ly is a streaming radio app dedicated to comedy

If you, like Dick Van Dyke, love to laugh loud and long and clear, then Laugh Radio hopes you’ll tune in. This standalone audio app offers a searchable achieve of streaming comedy for fans of ch

Laugh.ly aims to be the Pandora for stand-up comedy

A company called Laugh.ly wants to make streaming sets from the best comedians as easy as streaming music on Pandora. Though not yet available to the public, Laugh.ly's iOS application will allow user

NBCU’s Comedy Subscription Service For Cord Cutters, Seeso, Goes Live

Seeso, NBCUniversal’s oddly named subscription service aimed at cord cutters, is now live. The ad-free streaming service is solely focused on comedies, pulling together well-known titles and f

NBCU Debuts “SeeSo,” A New Subscription Streaming Service For Comedy Fans

The number of niche video streaming services continues to grow in the shadow of major players like Netflix, Amazon, HBO and Hulu. Today, NBCUniversal tossed its hat into the ring with the debut of &#

Jim Gaffigan, Comedian And POTI, Talks About His New Show

Jim Gaffigan, comedian and official President Of The Internet, stopped in at our New York studio where we talked about his new show that is now streaming on JimGaffigan.com. The show will air on TV La

Skit! Lets You Create Comedy Animations With Characters From Pacific Rim And Other Movies

<a target="_blank" href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/skit!-video-maker/id594262772?mt=8">Skit!</a>, the comedy animation app that <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/04/30/tell-silly-stories

Louis C.K. Responds To Online Ticket Sales Experience: Scalpers’ Opinions Have Been “Enlightening”

When <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/06/26/soba-i/">Louis C.K. announced</a> that he was selling tickets to his shows for $45, cutting out ticket middlemen entirely, the response was fairly

Louis C.K. Sells Show Tickets On His Own Website

<a target="_blank" href="https://buy.louisck.net/news/im-going-on-the-road">Comedian Louis C.K. is using the Internet</a> to his advantage by selling tickets to his upcoming shows online, cutting out

TCTV Interview: Jim Gaffigan On His Upcoming Download-Only Comedy Special

If you're not familiar with Jim Gaffigan, you should be. He's one of the funniest comics standing and he's a kind, gentle soul with a mid-westerner's sensibility and a hilarious bit about <a HREF="htt

@louisck Reports His Content Experiment Sold $500,000 Worth Of Downloads

It's always heartening to see an experiment in disintermediated content succeed and it couldn't have happened to a better guy. Louis CK began <a HREF="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/12/10/sabo/">sel
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