Bill Burr pilot from It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia team heads to FX
Comedian Bill Burr may finally get his own successful television show after all. FX Networks has ordered a pilot for Pariah starring the You People Are All The Same comic. Co-created by John and Dave Chernin (It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia), Pariah is about a volatile TV personality Joe Abb... [Read More]
 
Tracy Morgan may never perform again, says lawyer
When Tracy Morgan barely survived a crash involving a Walmart truck that killed one of his closest friends in June, observers knew the veteran comedian would have a long recovery ahead of him. But now, we’re hearing things could be even worse than originally thought. Morgan, 45, has suffered n... [Read More]
 
Weird Al Ranks His Top Five Sketch and Standup Comedy Albums
by Megh Wright Here's a web extra from Late Night featuring guest Weird Al Yankovic, who is given the daunting task of summing up his five favorite sketch and standup comedy albums of all time. Surely no one will disagree with his picks. 0 Comments... [Read More]
 
Aisha Tyler, Reggie Watts, Eddie Pepitone headlining Maui Comedy Festival (Video)
As the temperature begins to drop in many parts of the country, there’s a special place where the country’s top comedians will migrate next month. The first annual Maui Comedy Festival will kick off Oct. 30 and will continue through the weekend. Taking place in Lahaina, Hawaii, shows wil... [Read More]
 
IFC developing Denis Leary hockey comedy Uncle Chubby’s
Denis Leary’s Apostle empire has sold the idea of yet another comedy show, this time to IFC. Uncle Chubby’s is a comedy about a group of friends in their late 20s who play hockey together. They decide to take their casual play to the next level and compete for the league title in a compe... [Read More]
 
David Wain, Rob Huebel, Thomas Lennon, and More Show Up in the 'Newsreaders' Season 2 Trailer
by Megh Wright The second season of Newsreaders premieres October 23rd at midnight, and Adult Swim released a trailer today featuring new host Alan Tudyk as "Reagan Biscayne" and appearances by Rob Huebel, Thomas Lennon, Jenna Fischer, Rob Riggle, Steve Little, David Hasselhoff, Billy Ray Cyrus, and... [Read More]
 
Sarah Silverman claims she (not Tina Fey) played Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live (Video)
After leaving the Saturday Night Live writers room 20 years ago, Sarah Silverman returns this week to host the iconic sketch show with musical guest Maroon 5. Silverman is joined by SNL veteran Taran Killam in this week’s NBC promos for the show, wherein Silverman reveals a new character, clai... [Read More]
 
John Mulaney on His New Fox Show, 'SNL,' and the Scars of Catholic Schooling
by Megh Wright It's been nearly two years since news first broke that standup and former SNL writer John Mulaney landed his very own television show. Since then, Mulaney has evolved from a proposed NBC series to a highly anticipated Fox sitcom with the backing of executive producer Lorne Michaels an... [Read More]
 
Hurricane Odile cancels 2014 Cabo Comedy Festival; NUVOtv and Levity organize relief benefit show Oct. 1 in California
The second annual Cabo Comedy Festival was supposed to start tonight at the southern tip of Baja Mexico, but Hurricane Odile had other ideas, devastating Cabo San Lucas and Los Cabos as it passed through last month. So the festival was cancelled. Or postponed, if you prefer to think of it that way. ... [Read More]
 
Hans Beinholtz Visits 'The Colbert Report' to Ponder the Pointlessness of Life
by Megh Wright People who prefer a bleak and pessimistic outlook on life were validated by the news this week that they live longer, healthier lives than their more positive friends, which turned into the perfect opportunity for The Colbert Report to welcome another visit from its favorite German, t... [Read More]