Will Ferrell to Produce and Star in ‘The 100 Year-Old Man’ Adaptation
Will Ferrell just lined up another movie role. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ferrell has signed on to produce and star in an adaptation of Jonas Jonasson’s bestselling 2012 novel The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared. Adam McKay is also attached as a produce... [Read More]
For Deon Cole, the Best Standup Comedy Is Like Magic
Say what you want about magicians, but Deon Cole thinks comedy should be more like magic. “I look at comedy like magic. If I’ve got the ball in this hand and I shake my hand and it’s gone, that’s how punchlines should be. You shouldn’t be able to read that shit. It&rsqu... [Read More]
Comedy Central Will Air an Eight-Day ‘South Park’ Marathon Next Month
Comedy Central has a big South Park marathon planned next month that will lead up to its season 21 premiere. The network announced today that the eight-day South Park marathon will kick off Wednesday, September 6th and air 254 episodes for 127 hours, pausing along the way only for new episodes ... [Read More]
Nahnatchka Khan and ‘Grace and Frankie’ Writer Billy Finnegan Are Developing an Untitled Fox Comedy
Fox has a new single-cam comedy in the works. According to Variety, the network has given a put-pilot commitment to an untitled comedy from Billy Finnegan, and the logline for the show doesn’t give away much: “Girl meets boy, boy very much doesn’t notice. Girl meets bus, ... [Read More]
Maya Rudolph Joins the Cast of Melissa McCarthy’s Puppet Comedy ‘The Happytime Murders’
In May it was announced that Melissa McCarthy had signed on to star in a movie called The Happytime Murders, and today another big comedy star has joined the cast. According to Deadline, McCarthy’s Bridesmaids costar Maya Rudolph has joined the cast of the film, which is set “in a world ... [Read More]
Nick Kroll’s Animated Netflix Show Features John Mulaney, Maya Rudolph, Jason Mantzoukas, and More
In June, Netflix picked up an animated comedy by Nick Kroll and Family Guy writer/producer Andrew Goldberg called Big Mouth, and today the streaming network released two teasers. Kroll and John Mulaney voice the main characters of the 10-episode series, and Maya Rudolph, Fred Armisen, Jason Mantzouk... [Read More]
Martin Morrow Talks Getting Started in Comedy, and the Best Ways to Celebrate Comedy Month
Brought to you by TodayTix TodayTix spoke with Martin Morrow, one of Chicago’s top comedic talents, about Chicago’s comedy scene, his own story, and what kitchen appliance he would be. Good news: he loves vine compilations (like every sane person should)! Tell us a little about yourself!... [Read More]
Marc Maron Gets ‘Too Real’ in the Trailer for His Netflix Standup Special
Netflix just released the trailer for Marc Maron’s standup special premiering next month. Filmed at the Pantages Theatre in Minneapolis, Marc Maron: Too Real follows Maron as he he “discusses everything from art and aging to his relationship with his parents and the longevity of the Roll... [Read More]
The First Trailer for Comedy Central’s ‘The Opposition with Jordan Klepper’ Has Arrived
Jordan Klepper’s Comedy Central late night show debuts next month, and today the network released the first trailer. Titled The Opposition with Jordan Klepper, the show was ordered to series back in April and will “satirize the hyperbolic, conspiracy-laden noise machine that is the alter... [Read More]
On the Verge: Cocoon Central Dance Team
Welcome to our series On the Verge, where our contributors highlight comedians they feel are ready for their next big break. Whether they’re already working in television or still waiting to land their breakout gig, these are just some of the comedians we’d like to see more of over ... [Read More]