Demetri Martin and the persistence of jokes
About five years into his stand-up comedy career, Demetri Martin landed a writing job on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and The Daily Show soon after. It was around that time he wrote his first one-man show and began exploring the idea of screenwriting and acting. Then he continued on from ther... [Read More]
Here’s a sneak peek at Another Period, Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome’s new historical sitcom
While we were at SF Sketchfest last month we got the opportunity to sit in on a panel for the new Natasha Leggero / Rikki Lindhome Comedy Central series, Another Period. We previewed a few new episodes and we can guarantee that it will soon be one of your favorite new shows. Think Keeping Up [&helli... [Read More]
Melissa McCarthy Transforms Into a Cat Lady in the Latest 'Spy' Trailer
by Megh Wright Paul Feig and Melissa McCarthy's latest collaboration Spy hits theaters this summer, and 20th Century Fox dropped a brand new trailer today featuring McCarthy as a CIA employee who finally gets to leave the office for some good old fashioned spy work. Jude Law, Jason Statham, Rose Byr... [Read More]
Moontower Comedy Festival announces its daily show schedule for April 22-25
As March comes to a close, the comedy calendar turns yet another page with plenty to look forward to in the month of April. One of those said events is the annual Moontower Comedy Festival down in Austin, TX. Today the fest, now in it’s fourth year, announced it’s day-by-day schedule. Th... [Read More]
Hannibal Buress to a Heckler: "You, Sir, Are a Social Terrorist"
by Megh Wright Why do we love heckler videos so much? Is it because it's fascinating to see experienced comedians bounce back from unexpected interruptions, or is it because watching a drunk, selfish idiot get humiliated in front of thousands of people is always a good time? In this new clip from Ha... [Read More]
Natasha Leggero Plays a Flirtatious Widow in This 'Another Period' Sneak Peek
by Megh Wright Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome's new Comedy Central show Another Period premieres this summer, and today the network released the first sneak peek featuring Leggero as a widow who flirts with a rich Newport man played by Tim Heidecker and Michael Ian Black as a butler who always kn... [Read More]
Denis Leary ‘Benders’ hockey comedy headed to IFC
Denis Leary gets another TV show greenlit as IFC has ordered eight episodes of Benders. The half-hour hockey comedy developed under the title Uncle Chubby’s follows a group of friends bonded by an undying obsession with their amateur hockey league. None of the members are near-professional or ... [Read More]
FOX renews New Girl for a fifth season
New Girl returns with new episodes tonight along with some fantastic news for fans of the show, as it’s been picked up for a fifth season. The show is also set to celebrate its 100th episode during the upcoming 2015-16 season. Created by Liz Meriwether (No Strings Attached) with Meriwether, Da... [Read More]
Jack Black and James Marsden's 'The D Train' Premieres on May 8th
by Megh Wright Jack Black and James Marsden recently teamed up for a new indie film called The D Train, and after a successful run at Sundance, the film is now headed to theaters on Friday, May 8th. According to Vanity Fair, the trailer has been edited to present the film as more of a high school re... [Read More]
Comedian Damienne Merlina responds to Ari Shaffir after he blasts her in Comedy Central special (Video)
When Comedy Central fans tuned in to watch Ari Shaffir’s one hour special, Passive Aggressive, they may have been taken aback by the smattering of nervous laughter that greeted the comedian during his set. Nervous because opening your big moment as a comedian, your hour-long special, with a pr... [Read More]