'The Jack and Triumph Show' Premieres on Adult Swim February 20th
by Megh Wright Jack McBrayer and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog's new Adult Swim show now has a premiere date. At TCA over the weekend, Adult Swim announced that The Jack and Triumph Show will premiere on Friday, February 20th at 11:30pm. Robert Smigel called the show "an odd experiment" at TCA, notin... [Read More]
Triumph the Insult Comic Dog Roasts the Nerds of Comic-Con
by Megh Wright Back in May, Adult Swim announced that they had ordered an untitled half-hour series starring 30 Rock's Jack McBrayer and Robert Smigel's Triumph the Insult Comic Dog co-created by Smigel, Michael Koman, and David Feldman, and at Comic-Con the group talked about what we can expect fro... [Read More]
Adult Swim unveils it’s 2014-15 slate of new series and pilots
Adult Swim recently released it’s line-up of returning shows and new pilots recently a week early. Originally scheduled to release it’s 2014-15 slate at next week’s upfronts, the network unveiled seven new original pilots and series and two specials. Untitled Triumph/McBrayer Sitco... [Read More]
Adult Swim’s 2014-2015 programming includes a Mike Tyson cartoon and a Jack McBrayer-Triumph the Insult Comic Dog buddy comedy
Norm Macdonald and Jim Rash will voice a cartoon series this fall solving mysteries with boxing great Mike Tyson -- and that's not the only odd buddy-buddy series coming this fall and winter to Adult Swim. The late-night bastion of the Cartoon Network unveiled its upcoming programming today (it'll m... [Read More]
Jack McBrayer and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog to Buddy Up for Adult Swim Series
by Megh Wright In one of the most inspired TV pairings in a while, Adult Swim has ordered a buddy comedy series starring Jack McBrayer and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, THR reports. The untitled half-hour series is created by Robert Smigel (who voices Triumph), Michael Koman, and David Feldman and f... [Read More]
The Year in Comedy, 2013: Most Popular Comedy News Posts
Happy 2014, everybody! Before we plunge forward into the new year, let's take a look back at what caught the fancy of comedy fans over the past year. Here were the 10 most popular posts of 2013 on The Comic's Comic, and what they said and still say about us. 10. T.J. Miller and Eric Andre went wild... [Read More]
Saturday Night's Children: Robert Smigel (1991-1993)
by Megh Wright Saturday Night Live has been home to over a hundred cast members throughout the past 38 years. In our column Saturday Night’s Children, we present the history, talent, and best sketches of one SNL cast member every other week for your viewing, learning, and laughing pleasure. Th... [Read More]
The Original Writers of Conan's 'Late Night' on Writing
by Ramsey Ess The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny p... [Read More]
Robert Smigel Talks About How Triumph the Insult Comic Dog Got That Accent
by Elise Czajkowski Former SNL and Late Night With Conan O'Brien writer Robert Smigel sat down with Bill Simmons over at Grantland to talk about the origins of his most famous creation, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, and some of the canine's most high-profile celebrity encounters. Bel... [Read More]
Louis C.K. and Conan O’Brien remember their first days on Late Night with Conan O’Brien in 1993
Louis C.K. is in Los Angeles for the upcoming Emmy Awards on Sunday night, but he certainly got into the spirit of #tbt last night as he and Conan O'Brien went total Throwback Thursday on Conan by reminiscing about their first days and nights on Late Night with Conan O'Brien in 1993. That photo abov... [Read More]