Fox teams up with Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo for comedy pilot “Detour”
Back in August, Detour landed at the Fox network in with a hefty put-pilot commitment. The single-camera comedy is inspired by Rivers Cuomo, a rock star who made the unexpected choice at age 30 to quit his band and go back to college. Weezer frontman and songwriter Cuomo opted to go to college ... [Read More]
David Cross on Kickstarter, Millennials, and His Directorial Debut 'Hits'
by Megh Wright 2015 is off to a great start for David Cross. Not long after launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund distribution costs for his new film Hits, the project met its $100,000 goal with eight days to spare, ensuring that the film will premiere in at least 35 markets across the US next mo... [Read More]
Jessica Williams Investigates Love Across Political Party Lines
by Megh Wright Jessica Williams filed a new Daily Show report last night about what she calls the "worst kind of mixed marriage," or when Americans cruelly betray their political party by marrying someone who does not share all of their political stances and beliefs. Thankfully most of the people Wi... [Read More]
Comedy Central is hard at work with five more shows in development and more
Comedy Central’s inhouse multiplatform division CC:Studios announced its upcoming slate of digital programs including the premiere of one new series, renewals for two and five more in development. “I am sincerely proud of how our team has established CC:Studios as an appealing desti... [Read More]
Letterman Asks John Oliver Why He Tasered Himself in Afghanistan
by Megh Wright John Oliver was a guest on last night's Late Show, where he gave a detailed account of what it was like to voluntarily tase himself twice with a one-man audience in Afghanistan: "It hurts exactly as much as you'd think shooting yourself with electricity unnecessarily hurts." Watch ano... [Read More]
Watch a Special Super Bowl Edition of "Clueless Gamer" with Conan O'Brien
by Megh Wright For the latest installment of Conan's "Clueless Gamer" on the upcoming Mortal Kombat X, O'Brien decided to make it even more competitive by traveling down to Phoenix to review the game with the Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch and the New England Patriots' Rob Gronkowski. Near the end... [Read More]
Gilbert Gottfried in a Super Bowl commercial with Snoop Dogg for EAT24
The Super Bowl commercials come out earlier each year, and online, so are they even Super Bowl commercials? It's a moot question, because any company that pays the millions of dollars for a 30-second or 60-second spot during the biggest football game and TV event of the year will get its money's wor... [Read More]
Jemaine Clement talks future Flight of the Conchords tour, special possibilities
In case you missed it, Jemaine Clement has been at the Sundance Film Festival this week presenting a new film he stars in called People, Places, Things. Flight of the Conchords fans, however, keep wanting to know about that one thing and that one other person Clement performs with: Bret. Will the Ne... [Read More]
“The Chris Gethard Show” is headed to the Fusion network
The trials and tribulations of Chris Gethard’s public access show, The Chris Gethard Show has been a long one, but not it appears there’s finally been some resolution. The show was given a pilot order, and eventual non-pickup by Comedy Central. Sending Gethard and crew back to the drawin... [Read More]
Flight of the Conchords to take flight again, tour in the works for late 2015
The New Zealand duo of Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement are hitting the road once again. The duo have suggested that there’s a tour of the US in the works near later in 2015. According to statements made at the Sundance Film Festival, Clement stated that they are, “planning on touring l... [Read More]