| Oct 10, 2012
With 'Drunk History,' Lutherville's Derek Waters has a tipsy hit
Five years ago, Lutherville native Derek Waters was a struggling comedian in Los Angeles.
Like thousands before him, he had dreams of being cast on "Saturday Night Live" or making it in...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 4:44 AM
President Obama continues his real campaign march tonight with a visit to Jay Leno's couch at the "Tonight Show."
And then Friday afternoon, it's on to what last time was essentially a campaign rally masking as an interview on MTV.
What hath Bill...
| May 16, 2011
| 11:05 PM
We've been waiting all weekend for the heavyweight debate over rapper Common's invitation to a White House poetry reading. Monday night, it finally happened, as Comedy Central's Jon Stewart sat down across the table from Fox News' Bill O'Reilly.
| May 15, 2011
| 6:20 PM
With high unemployment rates, shaken investor confidence and three ongoing wars facing the United States, Fox News' Bill O'Reilly and Comedy Central's Jon Stewart will square off Monday night to debate that most important of topics: Common's appearance...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 11:34 AM
CNN's Don Lemon is making the rounds on Comedy Central's late night political humor shows and he's building a strong case for the coveted title of "America's Funniest Anchor."
Earlier this week in a clip dubbed "CNN anchor Don Lemon Appears not to...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 11:53 AM
About the blogger: Amy Bree Becker is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mass Communication & Communication Studies at Towson University. Her research considers the impact of political comedy and political entertainment on everyday life. She...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 1:01 PM
Amy Bree Becker is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mass Communication & Communication Studies at Towson University. Her research considers the impact of political comedy and political entertainment on everyday life. She also studies public...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 7:40 AM
It seems that Michele Bachmann's husband, Marcus, and his counseling clinics are the new favorite punch line for political comedians.
With his "pray the gay away" therapy tactics under scrutiny, Marcus Bachmann has been lampooned all week on Comedy...
| May 24, 2011
| 9:04 AM
The disastrous start to Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign is serving up plenty of fodder for late night comedians.
After flip-flopping on Paul Ryan's budget proposal (and then claiming anyone who quoted him directly was spreading falsehoods, which...
| Sep 29, 2010
| 4:22 PM
TMZ reports that comedian Greg Giraldo died today at age 44. He had been in the hospital for five days after an overdose on prescription drugs. Sad. I don't know much about him, but he was the only one of......
| Jun 28, 2011
| 4:38 PM
I think it is time for fans of Jon Stewart to start worrying about him. He has not been right since the day CNN confronted his friend, Anthony Weiner, outside the then-congressman's office -- and Stewart attacked CNN for doing its job.
Stewart has been...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 4:30 PM
In the end, Glenn Beck's last hour on Fox News Thursday after 2 and 1/2 years of considerable controversy, was relatively quiet, banal and kind of pathetic.
Beck told viewers several times how "amazing" the last 2 and 1/2 years have been. It was an...