Comedy Central signs All Things Comedy to TV deal including three hour specials and a series hosted by Bill Burr
All Things Comedy, the company founded by comedians Bill Burr and Al Madrigal that produces and distributes more than 50 podcasts and will throw its second annual festival this fall in Phoenix, now has a TV deal with Comedy Central. The deal includes a new stand-up series hosted by Burr, plus three ... [Read More]
Comedy Central signs All Things Comedy to TV deal including three hour specials and a series hosted by Bill Burr
All Things Comedy, the company founded by comedians Bill Burr and Al Madrigal that produces and distributes more than 50 podcasts and will throw its second annual festival this fall in Phoenix, now has a TV deal with Comedy Central. The deal includes a new stand-up series hosted by Burr, plus three ... [Read More]
Comedians making TV network deals for the 2019 season
September doesn’t just mark the start of the new fall TV season. It also heralds the start of broadcast network buying season for potential series they may need come the following fall! It’s an endless circle of money! The 2019 sitcom shopping season started early on Aug. 17 with CBS giv... [Read More]
Bobby Collins brings 10th annual Comics For A Cause benefit to NYC
The annual “Comics For A Cause” benefit hits home for host Bobby Collins. Not only because Collins is bringing the comedy fundraiser to his hometown of New York for the first time in its 10th year, but also and more importantly, because proceeds benefit Zeno Mountain Farm, a nonprofit ca... [Read More]
Episode #226: Maria Bamford
Maria Bamford is one of the most exciting stand-up comedians working today. You may have seen her starring in her own Netflix series, Lady Dynamite, based on her own life, or Target’s holiday season TV commercials, based on your own. Bamford has been on the front lines of revolutionizing stand... [Read More]
Preview the new fall 2018 network sitcoms
Even though Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and all of the cable channels have made the idea of a TV season seem antiquated, we still get a mini-rush at the end of September when the broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and The CW) premiere their new and returning series each fall. We’ve got two old s... [Read More]
Saturday Night Live adds Ego Nwodim to the cast for Season 44
Congrats to Ego Nwodim! Saturday Night Live has announced hiring Nwodim as a new cast member for Season 44, which begins next week. From her bio at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles: Ego Nwodim is an actor-writer-improviser-cupcake connoisseur from Baltimore, MD. After graduating f... [Read More]
Live show Historical Roast gets a Netflix series order thanks to Jeff Ross
While the Friars Club and Comedy Central have enjoyed ribbing and roasting their famous friends for decades, for the past four years, a group of Los Angeles comedians have gone even older school, hosting live shows around LA called “Historical Roast.” In July, they went after JFK at Dyna... [Read More]
Here’s the Fall 2018 schedule for half-hour Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents…
The new 2018 season of Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents… half-hour specials kicks off next Friday night, Sept. 28, 2018. They’ll air in back-to-black blocks in the 11 p.m. hour each Friday. September 28: Langston Kerman, Megan Gailey October 5: Devin Field, Emmy Blotnick October 12: Rya... [Read More]
Listen to The History of Standup as told by Wayne Federman and friends
You want to get your TBTs on in a very comedy way? Starting this week, your ear holes can deliver the history of comedy into your brain parts, thanks to the brand-new podcast, The History of Standup. Over the course of six weekly episodes, teacher Wayne Federman (who is a legit professor of comedy a... [Read More]