Comedy: News

18 May 2024

The Big Bang Theory

'Young Sheldon' finale hits four-year viewership high with 9M+ viewers

The series finale of CBS's long-running popular comedy, Young Sheldon, marked a significant milestone by recording its highest same-day viewership in four years.

15 May 2024

Steve Carell

Steve Carell returning for 'The Office' reboot? He says no

Steve Carell, widely recognized for his portrayal of Michael Scott in the popular sitcom The Office, has officially declined to participate in the forthcoming spinoff series.

14 May 2024

Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres confirms final Netflix stand-up special

Ellen DeGeneres, the acclaimed comedian and former talk show host, has announced her return to Netflix for a final stand-up special.

11 May 2024

OTT releases

ABC's 'Not Dead Yet' will not return for third season 

ABC has officially discontinued the comedy series Not Dead Yet after a two-season run.

09 May 2024

NBC

'The Office's new iteration will chronicle a Midwestern newspaper

The updated version of the popular, genre-defining sitcom The Office, has landed at Peacock, reported Variety.

08 May 2024

The Big Bang Theory

Why 'Young Sheldon's creator opted for 'Georgie & Mandy' spinoff

Steve Holland, Chuck Lorre, and Steven Molaro, the masterminds behind the hit TV series The Big Bang Theory and its spinoff Young Sheldon, have unveiled plans for a new spinoff titled Georgie and Mandy's First Marriage.

06 May 2024

Instagram

'We'll be cautious': Paritosh Tripathi responds to Karan Johar's critique

Karan Johar recently expressed his dissatisfaction with a mimicry act performed by comedian Kettan Singh on the comedy show Madness Machayenge: Duniya Ko Hasayenge.

06 May 2024

Abhishek Bachchan

Abhishek Bachchan joins Akshay-Riteish in Sajid Nadiadwala's 'Housefull 5'

Sajid Nadiadwala's Housefull 5 has further expanded its cast ensemble.

06 May 2024

Karan Johar

Mimicry row: Comedian Kettan Singh apologizes to filmmaker Karan Johar

Comedian Kettan Singh has issued an apology to filmmaker Karan Johar.

26 Apr 2024

Netflix

'The Great Indian Kapil Show' sees a drop in viewership

Comedy maestro Kapil Sharma recently shifted his base from Sony TV to Netflix, aiming for more reach and a larger audience outside India.

20 Apr 2024

NBC

'The Office' spinoff series finalizes its first cast members

It's time to go back to Dunder Mifflin, albeit with new characters this time.

05 Apr 2024

Saturday Night Live

Kristen Wiig joins Tom Hanks, others, in 'SNL's 5-Timers Club

Hollywood actor-comedian Kristen Wiig, known for her roles in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Wonder Woman 1984, among others, has achieved a remarkable feat.

01 Jan 2024

Hulu

Best comedy shows on Hulu for you to binge-watch

Embark on a laughter-filled journey with Hulu's outstanding collection of comedy shows.

27 Dec 2023

Malayalam Movies

'Malaikottai Vaaliban' poster: Comedian Danish Sait on debuting alongside Mohanlal

Danish Sait is a social media sensation for his quirky comic timing. The stand-up comedian turned Kanna actor is now set to make his debut in Malayalam movies.

26 Dec 2023

Celebrity

Who was Neel Nanda? Comedian who tragically died at 32

Los Angeles-based comedian Neel Nanda, known for his appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Comedy Central's Adam Devine's House Party, has tragically died aged 32.

25 Dec 2023

OTT releases

OTT: 'Ricky Gervais: Armageddon' is streaming now

Ricky Gervais, the mastermind behind the original British version of The Office and Extras, is back with his latest stand-up comedy special, Armageddon, and it is now streaming on the OTT giant Netflix.

22 Dec 2023

Akshay Kumar

'Welcome' to 'Housefull': Akshay Kumar's sensational work in comedy films

There are diametrically different versions of Akshay Kumar.

14 Dec 2023

Grammy Awards

Grammy Awards 2024: Trevor Noah returns as host 

Get ready for a night of music and excitement, as Trevor Noah is set to host the Grammy Awards 2024 for the fourth year in a row!

06 Dec 2023

Hulu

Best Hollywood comedy movies to watch on Hulu

Had a bad day at work? Prepare for a laughter-filled journey as we explore the best comedy movies on Hulu that offer a comedic repertoire catering to every sense of humor.

30 Nov 2023

Comedy Shows

Priyanka Chopra pens note to Vir Das on Emmy win

Indian actor-comedian Vir Das recently celebrated a major achievement, winning the International Emmy for Comedy for his show Vir Das: Landing.

22 Nov 2023

Netflix

Why is Matt Rife receiving flak on social media

Comedian Matt Rife is under fire for one of his jokes that didn't land well with the audience. In his first Netflix special, Rife went on to crack a joke over domestic violence that has irked a section of people on social media with many criticizing the comic.

22 Nov 2023

Emmy Awards

Emmy 2023: Vir Das returns to Mumbai, poses for photos

Indian stand-up comedian Vir Das scripted history by winning the International Emmy Award for Comedy for his Netflix special, Vir Das: Landing.

21 Nov 2023

Emmy Awards

International Emmy Awards 2023: Vir Das praises Shefali Shah-Jim Sarbh

Indian actor Jim Sarbh, who received a nomination for Best Performance by an Actor at the 2023 International Emmy Awards for his work in the web series Rocket Boys, was defeated by British actor Martin Freeman.

29 Oct 2023

Hollywood

Michael Schur's birthday: Dissecting common denominators across his successful comedies

Hollywood actor, writer, producer, director, and creative tour-de-force Michael Schur is the brain behind some of the most iconic, rewatchable comedies: The Office, The Good Place, Parks and Recreation, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

28 Aug 2023

Hollywood

Best Jennifer Coolidge roles you must watch

With unparalleled comedic brilliance and unique energy, iconic Hollywood actor Jennifer Coolidge has cemented her place as one of the reigning queens of comedies over a career spanning decades.

25 Aug 2023

Hollywood

Top 5 Wes Anderson movies, according to IMDb

Every filmmaker has a specific and unique style of making films that makes it their niche, their identity. The unique features that make a film a Wes Anderson film are his color palette, aesthetics, precise framing, and absurd sense of humor.

24 Aug 2023

Hollywood

Rosamund Pike's best performances in Hollywood

Defying categorization, Rosamund Pike has a diverse filmography ranging from action thrillers to black comedy, a rare sight in Hollywood.

22 Aug 2023

Hollywood

Top 5 must-watch Hollywood movies for dog lovers

Irrespective of whether you're a dog lover or not, everyone loves to watch the cute wagging tails, wet noses, and bundles of joy take their rightful place on the screens.

21 Aug 2023

Hollywood

Liked 'A League of Their Own'? Watch these similar shows

Amazon Prime Video's A League of Their Own will not be renewed for a second and final season as a result of the ongoing strike in Hollywood, sources informed Variety recently.

18 Aug 2023

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Andy Samberg's top performances beyond 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'

Hollywood actor Andy Samberg received love globally with his impeccable comedic timing, infectious energy, and effortless balance of slapstick humor in the Netflix comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

11 Aug 2023

OTT releases

Adam Sandler's #YouAreSoNotInvitedToMyBatMitzvah: Cast, summary, release date 

Adam Sandler is the go-to name for Hollywood comedies. The actor is gearing up for his next release titled You Are So Not Invited To My Bat Mitzvah, a comedy-drama based on the 2005 novel of the same name.

10 Aug 2023

Bollywood

Bhumi Pednekar-Shehnaaz Gill's 'Thank You For Coming' poster out

There is a new "chick-flick" in the block!

07 Aug 2023

Zakir Khan

Zakir Khan to perform at Royal Albert Hall; details inside

Zakir Khan is literally going to places!

07 Aug 2023

Hollywood

Hollywood sitcoms that live in our hearts

The joy of unwinding after a taxing day and treating yourself to some intelligent humor is unparalleled—who can resist the distinguished charm of sitcoms?

04 Aug 2023

Hollywood

5 Hollywood films about teenage girls and their sisterhood

One of the very important relationships we need in life is that of sisterhood especially at a young age during our formative years. Those pure friendships teach us lessons and give experiences that no textbook can.

03 Aug 2023

Sunil Grover

Sunil Grover's birthday special: 5 lesser-known facts about the comedian-actor

Sunil Grover, the actor and comedian who became a popular and beloved household name as Gutthi from Comedy Nights with Kapil, turned 46 on Thursday.

09 May 2023

Bigg Boss

'Lock Upp' winner Munawar Faruqui approached for 'Bigg Boss OTT'

Bigg Boss is one of India's most-watched reality shows. Its fan following is so huge that the makers adapted the show into several regional versions and for the OTT space, too.

04 May 2023

OTT releases

OTT: Biswa Kalyan Rath's 'Mood Kharab' standup special trailer out

Biswa Kalyan Rath is one of the most known faces in the Indian comedy circuit. The comedian is known for his trademark delivery style and his accent adds as an X factor.

03 Apr 2023

Bollywood

#NewsBytesExplainer: Understanding sub-genres of comedy films with prominent examples

Comedy is a multilayered film genre and cannot be straitjacketed into simply one broad category.

05 Mar 2023

Academy Awards

'Still hurts,' Chris Rock jokes about Will Smith's Oscars slap 

It is no secret that last year's Will Smith slap controversy, the most infamous moment in the Academy Awards history, is forever etched in audiences' memories.

28 Feb 2023

Comedy Shows

Catch start-up comedian Kenny Sebastian live in Delhi this weekend

"There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor" - Charles Dickens.

20 Feb 2023

Hollywood

Veteran comedian, actor Richard Belzer passes away at 78

Veteran comedian Richard Belzer, known for his work across stand-up and television shows, breathed his last at his home in Bozouls, France. He was 78.

14 Feb 2023

Tanmay Bhat

Tanmay Bhat's Kotak Mahindra ad campaign draws flak: Know everything

Comedian Tanmay Bhat and controversies have become synonymous with each other.

14 Feb 2023

Hollywood

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey announce first joint live-comedy tour

The former Saturday Night Live costars, comedians Amy Poehler and Tina Fey announced their first live comedy tour together named Tina Fey & Amy Poehler: Restless Leg Tour.

03 Feb 2023

OTT releases

'Cunk On Earth': Reasons to watch Netflix's latest mockumentary

Netflix has spoilt us with options of numerous comedies and docuseries. The latest offering from the streaming platform is a hilarious mockumentary, Cunk On Earth.

22 Jan 2023

Bollywood Films

Remembering writer-director Neeraj Vora's best work on his birth anniversary

Actor, writer, and director Neeraj Vora would have turned 60 today.

18 Jan 2023

Instagram

Retta to lead 'Murder by the Book' for NBC 

NBC is gearing up for yet another mystery-drama series with stand-up comedian and actor Retta.

18 Jan 2023

Hollywood

Happy birthday Jason Segel! 5 best performances of 'HIMYM' actor

Jason Segel has become a household name for acting in the American sitcom How I Met Your Mother. He will be remembered by pop culture for his epic comic timing and charming looks.

04 Jan 2023

OTT releases

OTT: Everything to know about Netflix's upcoming 'That '90s Show'

Netflix's upcoming period teen sitcom That '90s Show will be premiering on the OTT giant on January 19, 2023.

26 Dec 2022

Netflix

'Selective Outrage': Chris Rock to headline Netflix stand-up comedy special

Streaming giant Netflix has announced that Hollywood star Chris Rock will be back on the platform with a live stand-up comedy special, titled Selective Outrage, on March 4, 2023.

25 Dec 2022

Raju Srivastava

Raju Srivastava's birth anniversary: 5 lesser-known facts about comedy king

The undisputed frontrunner of comedy in India and a pioneer in stand-up comedy, Raju Srivastava left behind a grieving nation when he passed away in September after remaining in the hospital for over 40 days.

09 Nov 2022

Hollywood

Remembering top 5 Leslie Phillips performances

British actor Leslie Phillips, known for his comedic roles in Carry On movies and voice of the Sorting Hat in Harry Potter films, died aged 98, reported Associated Press.

04 Nov 2022

Bollywood Films

#NewsBytesExplainer: What are major genres of films?

Every cinematic offering is categorized into a certain genre, which specifies its themes, core content, and comprehensive nature.

27 Aug 2022

Delhi Police

Delhi Police denies permission for stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui's show

Stand-up comic Munawar Faruqui has run into trouble yet again.

10 Aug 2022

TV News

Actor-comedian Raju Srivastava suffers heart attack; admitted to AIIMS

Actor and comedy stalwart Raju Srivastava suffered a mild heart attack on Wednesday (August 10) in New Delhi.

17 May 2022

Netflix

5 underrated romantic comedies to watch on Netflix

Who doesn't like a feel-good, soul-stirring romcom?

20 Apr 2022

Upcoming Movies

'Ante Sundaraniki' teaser: Fun ride led by Nani, Nazriya Nazim

Ante Sundaraniki finally got its first teaser!

15 Apr 2022

Netflix

'Man Vs Bee': Netflix-Rowan Atkinson's show gets a June date

Man Vs Bee gets a release date.

05 Apr 2022

Hollywood

5 best comedy films you can currently watch on Netflix

The comedy genre never fails us!

24 Mar 2022

Arshad Warsi

Arshad Warsi aboard 'Jeevan Bheema Yojana,' to play double role

For the first time in his career, Arshad Warsi will be seen in a double role in his next film, titled Jeevan Bheema Yojana.

23 Mar 2022

Munawar Faruqui

Who is Nalin Yadav, the co-accused in Munawar Faruqui case?

For comedian Nalin Yadav, life has been riddled with difficulties ever since he was arrested for allegedly hurting religious sentiments last year.

24 Sep 2021

Kapil Sharma

Why is 'The Kapil Sharma Show' facing an FIR?

The Kapil Sharma Show has landed in a legal soup!

19 Jul 2021

Paresh Rawal

'Aankh Micholi': Motion poster introduces characters in an 'eye-conic' style

Makers unveiled the motion poster of Umesh Shukla's upcoming family entertainer Aankh Micholi on Monday.

03 Jul 2021

Bharti Singh

Happy Birthday, Bharti Singh: From 'Lalli' to queen of comedy

Bharti Singh is one of the most popular names in the comedy business.

04 Mar 2021

Netflix

Netflix releases Fast Laughs, a TikTok-rivaling short video feature

Noticing its audience's decreasing attention span and the success of short-video platforms like TikTok, Netflix has now created a similar feature.

23 Nov 2020

Amazon

'Coming 2 America' lands Amazon Prime Video release in 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has taught Hollywood that comedy is enjoyed the best at the comforts of home.

19 Oct 2020

Ranveer Singh

Ranveer Singh teams up with Rohit Shetty for 'Cirkus'

After Simmba and Sooryavanshi, Ranveer Singh is all set to team up with Rohit Shetty for the third time for an upcoming comedy film, Cirkus.

11 Aug 2020

Donald Trump

'Black-ish' episode banned from ABC available on Hulu

Hulu has a surprise for Black-ish fans.

28 Oct 2019

Akshay Kumar

'Housefull 4' crosses Rs. 50 crore mark at box office

Despite scathing reviews, Akshay Kumar-starrer comedy film Housefull 4 has managed to rake in a massive Rs. 50 crore at the box office within three days of hitting the theaters.

26 Aug 2019

Netflix

Seven best comedy movies you can watch on Netflix now

Who doesn't love comedy movies?

21 Jul 2019

Dubai

Indian comedian dies on stage; audience mistook it for performance

In a tragic incident, a 36-year-old Indian stand-up comedian died on stage while performing his set in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.