Janey Godley was all excited to meet Joan Rivers for the first time at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. And when it happened, the first words out of Rivers' mouth were an insult. For Godley, it was perfect.
Robin Williams had many unforgettable moments in his movies, but he also took time to create a few of them on Sesame Street as well. He started appearing on the show in 1990 and returned many times to play the role of the gentle educator for millions of kids.
It's hard to be cool when you play the accordion. But after thirty years of creating parodies of popular hits, "Weird Al" Yankovic hit a whole new level of cool with his new album — a number one spot on the Billboard chart.
Iranians are turning to social media, an alterative to government controlled media, to receive news and express their ideas. Pooria Jafereh, Afshin Molavi, and Shappi Khorsandi join The Takeaway to talk about the influence of media on this election.
John Hodgman, writer, actor, comedian, and self-professed nerd, joins The Takeaway to talk about his keynote address at this year's Radio and TV Correspondent's dinner. In his speech, he argued that geeks deserve more credit than they get.
When comedian Andy Borowitz read that Bernard Madoff's relatives were looking for a guide to help Bernie in prison, he wrote ?Who Moved My Soap: The CEO's Guide to Surviving in Prison.' Borowitz joins The Takeaway with some helpful hints for Madoff.
Tom Davis met Al Franken when they were both in high school, undoubtedly vying for title of class clown. They eventually both became writers for Saturday Night Live. Tom Davis joins The Takeaway to share his memories of his partner in comedy.
Montreal, Canada, hosts the annual ?Just For Laughs' festival this weekend. Joining The Takeaway to talk about the festival is Steve Heisler, a contributor to The Onion, and Andy Kindler, a writer and comedian and a veteran of the festival.
It's Friday movie review day, and we are covering Judd Apatow's latest film, ?Funny People.' Joining The Takeaway to talk about the ?dudeness' of the film and how Apatow treats his female characters is freelance film critic Michelle Orange.
Political satire is dominating the airwaves on Afghan television. Jahid Mohseni, CEO of TOLO TV and producer of the satirical news show ?Danger Bell,' tells The Takeaway how entertainment shows are driving political discourse this year.
Yesterday was International No Pants Day, though you'd be hard-pressed to find it on any official calendars. With 16 countries and 44 cities participating, thousands boarded subway systems around the world to pull off one of the biggest annual pranks.