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April 11th, 2013
11:30 AM ET

'Superstar!' Molly Shannon on her latest comedic turn in 'Scary Movie 5'

"Saturday Night Live" alum Molly Shannon is known for, among other things, her role as Mary Katherine Gallagher. Now she's acting in "Scary Movie 5," the latest installment in the movie franchise.

This morning on "Starting Point," Shannon talks with John, Christine and Zoraida about the new movie and her partnership with Excedrin.

"Scary Movie 5" is in theaters nationwide on Friday, April 12th.


Filed under: Comedy
October 22nd, 2012
12:39 PM ET

Does satire hurt or help candidates? D.L. Hughley on how political punchlines could sway voters

From 'malarkey' to Big Bird to 'binders full of women,' there's certainly no shortage of material for comedians coming from the Romney and Obama campaigns. But can political satire help or hurt candidates in election?

This morning on "Starting Point," comedian D.L. Hughley talks with Soledad and the team about how political comedy and gaffes could sway voters.

Hughley says "the stakes changed" this political season after a particularly difficult first debate for President Obama.

"I think [comedians are] less apologetic," Hughley says. "And to some extent honest...I don't have a bunch of sycophants who I'm trying to sway one way or another."

Hughley adds that sometimes the political rhetoric is just so unbelievable that it's hard not to point out the hilarity in a situation. "It already writes itself. Literally. You can't script the things that they say that you're going to find ironic or funny. I think truth is absolutely more funny than fiction," Hughley says.

Watch more from the interview in the clip above.


Filed under: 2012 Race • Comedy • Politics
April 13th, 2012
01:13 PM ET

TV Land to honor "In Living Color" – Tommy Davidson on the legacy of the groundbreaking comedy show

Comedian and actor Tommy Davidson on TV land awarding "In Living Color " with the groundbreaking award on its 10th anniversary.  Davidson is also set to play Sammy Davis Jr. in a new movie.


Filed under: Breaking barriers • Comedy