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comedy roundup: Wyatt Cenac, Ilana Glazer, Abbi Jacobson, Greg Davies, more

Plus: Mike Birbiglia, Chris Gethard, Michelle Wolf, Todd Barry, Adam Pally, Matteo Lane, Emily Flake, Shane Torres, Krystyna Hutchinson, Chris Gersbeck, John Roberts, Amanda Duarte, Catherine Cohen, and lots more laughs.

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‘The Simpsons’ shrug “What Can You Do?” to ‘The Problem with Apu’ (watch)

In a subplot that involved Marge rediscovering a book she had loved as a child but now realizes is culturally offensive, she asks. ”Well, what am I supposed to do?” Lisa replies, “It’s hard to say. Something that started decades ago and was applauded and inoffensive is now politically incorrect," then adding, "What can you do?" as the camera pulls back to reveal a picture of Apu on Lisa's nightstand, signed, "Don't have a cow."

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Boots Riley’s Tune-Yards-scored film ‘Sorry to Bother You’ out this summer

The film, written and directed by Boots Riley of hip hop group The Coup, is set in an alternate present-day version of Oakland, and Lakeith Stanfield (’Atlanta’) plays a telemarketer who discovers a key to success which "propels him into a macabre universe"...

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Megan Mullally’s band Nancy & Beth touring, playing Cafe Carlyle residency

Nancy & Beth (aka Megan Mullally and Stephanie Hunt) are bringing their comedy and music revue on tour this spring and dates include a five-night residency at fancy NYC supper club Cafe Carlyle...

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Kathy Griffin and Anthony Atamanuik on Comedy Central's 'Make America Great-a-Thon'
Kathy Griffin and Anthony Atamanuik on Comedy Central's 'Make America Great-a-Thon'
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Kathy Griffin played Kellyanne Conway on ‘MAGA-Thon,’ expands tour (Radio City)

Kathy Griffin played Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway on Tuesday night's "Make America Great-a-Thon," a very special spinoff of Anthony Atamanuik's Comedy Central series, The President Show. On this telethon, Trump and his staff tried to raise money for projects Congress wouldn't fund...

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Weird Al wrote today’s cheese-pun-filled ‘New York Times’ Crossword

"Weird Al" Yankovic has written today's edition of The New York Times Crossword Puzzle (4/4). As you might expect the theme is cheese puns. That's a picture of it above and, as Al notes, "If you’re REALLY good, you don’t NEED the clues!" Specifically it is cheese puns on movies ("A Few Gouda Men," "Feta Attraction').

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NYC’s Comedy Cellar opens Las Vegas location

”It will be just like coming to the New York Comedy Cellar - only in Vegas,” said club owner Noam Dworman. ”The Comedy Cellar at Rio will feature the same best-in-the-world comics and the same iconic feel in New York. The only difference is that in Vegas, you’ll be able to get in.”

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Los Angeles’ Meltdown Comics closed after 25 years

In addition to selling comics and collectibles, Meltdown hosted live comedy and Nerdist podcasts, are more.

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comedy roundup: John Cleese, ‘The Last OG,’ NYC Podfest, Anthony Atamanuik, more

Plus: Jon Benjamin & Jon Glazer, David Cross, Michael Ian Black, Scott Rogowski, free shows and lots more laughs

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David Cross adds three “Shootin’ the Shit” shows at Bell House ++ other dates

Comedian David Cross has been "Shootin' the Shit, Seein' What Sticks" at a series of Brooklyn shows since January. He started with shows at Union Hall in January, moved to the bigger Littlefield in March, and has now announced three "Still Shootin' the Shit, Still Seein' What Sticks" shows at The Bell House...

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