Ian Abramson’s shocking late-night debut on Conan
Ian Abramson made the most of his late-night TV debut on Conan on Monday night with a unique twist. And I’m not talking about that mustache. No, Abramson (who hosts/produces a live show and Comedy Central webseries called 7 Minutes in Purgatory) decided to strap a dog’s shock collar arou... [Read More]
Ian Abramson’s shocking late-night debut on Conan
Ian Abramson made the most of his late-night TV debut on Conan on Monday night with a unique twist. And I’m not talking about that mustache. No, Abramson (who hosts/produces a live show and Comedy Central webseries called 7 Minutes in Purgatory) decided to strap a dog’s shock collar arou... [Read More]
WIRED’s Oral History of Funny or Die as the comedy video site turns 10
Funny or Die has its hands in multiple projects on both the small screens of TV and the big movie screens. Brockmire premieres on IFC this week after first appearing as a single video on Funny or Die. The company also launched and produces @midnight on Comedy Central, Billy on the Street on TruTV, D... [Read More]
WIRED’s Oral History of Funny or Die as the comedy video site turns 10
Funny or Die has its hands in multiple projects on both the small screens of TV and the big movie screens. Brockmire premieres on IFC this week after first appearing as a single video on Funny or Die. The company also launched and produces @midnight on Comedy Central, Billy on the Street on TruTV, D... [Read More]
Don Rickles to star in AARP Studios series, “Dinner with Don”
Jerry Seinfeld may drive comedians in cars to get coffee, but Don Rickles — who has appeared on Seinfeld’s Crackle-now-Netflix series — will skip the car ride and go straight to dinner, thank you very much. AARP Studios announced its first official series, Dinner With Don, headline... [Read More]
Episode #133: TV Land’s “Teachers,” The Katydids
Caitlin Barlow, Katy Colloton, Cate Freedman, Kate Lambert, Katie O’Brien and Kathryn Renée Thomas met in various Chicago improvisational theaters, and with a shared name and a dream between them, formed The Katydids. They’ve sold a sitcom to NBC and a feature film screenplay, but... [Read More]
Episode #116: Derek Waters
Derek Waters is the co-creator and star of Drunk History, which has won both an Emmy and a Sundance Film Festival award and is now in its fourth season on Comedy Central after appearing on Funny or Die and HBO. A fifth season is forthcoming. But Drunk History wasn’t even the first successful w... [Read More]
Episode #116: Derek Waters
Derek Waters is the co-creator and star of Drunk History, which has won both an Emmy and a Sundance Film Festival award and is now in its fourth season on Comedy Central after appearing on Funny or Die and HBO. A fifth season is forthcoming. But Drunk History wasn’t even the first successful w... [Read More]
Meet Me In New York: Jena Friedman
What do they say about New York City: There are eight million stories, and sometimes it seems as though eight million of the people telling them think they're comedians? No, that's not it. It is a fact, though, that America's biggest city is also its biggest comedy mecca. Hollywood may be Hollywood,... [Read More]
The 8 best webseries that made it to television
Over the last decade, a new phenomenon started occurring that has changed the landscape of how television shows make it to air these days. And that vehicle is today’s commonplace. The “webseries” has become not only a proof-of-concept, but a way to build an audience and a way both ... [Read More]