Michael Richards Is Returning to Acting for Kirstie Alley's TV Land Pilot
It's been over a decade since Michael Richards's last regular TV gig (on his short-live NBC vehicle The Michael Richards Show), but he's returning to acting to co-star with Kirstie Alley in her new TV Land pilot Giant Baby, Deadline reports. In the show, Kirstie Alley plays a Broadway star dealing w... [Read More]
Monty Python Pays Tribute to Graham Chapman in 'A Liar's Autobiography'
It’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of the comedy world. There are a raft of comedy documentaries exploring comedy and comedians, but do they really have anything significant to add to the discus... [Read More]
Tig Notaro Discusses How Her Famous Largo Set Came to Be
Tig Notaro's acclaimed Largo set, which was released on Louis C.K.'s website and became a huge success, was the most talked-about standup performance of the year, and Notaro has been keeping kind of a low profile since. Here she is in a rare recent interview with Pitchfork TV, talking about the awf... [Read More]
'SNL' Writer Colin Jost on How He Wrote Kristen Wiig's Farewell Sketch
"I started [on SNL the same season as] Kristen [Wiig], and she came in as the one new female cast member and was great from the beginning. But it’s surprisingly rare that you know that a cast member is leaving, and until they really say they are, you always hope that they’re going to come back. So y... [Read More]
ABC Is Developing a Cop Comedy from 'Community' Writer Andy Bobrow
ABC just put into development a new sitcom called Rookie, about a woman in her 20s who attempts to reinvent herself by becoming a cop, in turn finding a surrogate family amongst her fellow police officers. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show was created by longtime Community writer Andy ... [Read More]
Katt Williams is retiring from stand-up comedy (video)
After going on a bender-like weekend that involved all kinds of nonsense including riding a motorcycle on a curb, minor police chases, slapping a guy at Target, and various disruptions of the peace. Katt Williams tearfully and kinda unceremoniously announced his retirement from stand-up comedy to a ... [Read More]
Judd Apatow guest editied the first-ever Vanity Fair comedy issue (photos)
Want to know how much comedy is having a renaissance? This January, Vanity Fair will dedicate an entire issue of it’s magazine for the first time to funny people and funny things. Also, it enlisted Judd Apatow to be its guest editor for the issue. Everyone from Conan O’Brien, Sarah Silverman, ... [Read More]
TV: Newswire: There sure are a lot of cop comedies headed to TV all of a sudden
The cop comedy—dormant on broadcast television since America decided that justice is best served with throwaway quips about mangled corpses—is about to have something of a renaissance. This development season has already seen the purchase of a bumbling police procedural from Parks And Recreation's M... [Read More]
Comedy: Money Matters: Paul Gilmartin on the finances of getting basic-cable big, losing it all, and what happened next
In our new feature Money Matters, creative people discuss what they're not supposed to: the intersection of entertainment and commerce, as well as moments in their lives and careers when they bottomed out financially and/or professionally.  The artist: For 16 years, comedian Paul Gilmartin was the c... [Read More]
Katt Williams booted from Seattle hotel, announces retirement from standup
“I’m just gonna go ahead and announce my retirement from standup, I’m kinda done,” Williams said. “I’ve discussed it with my kids, I wasn’t gonna do in the middle of a Seattle street, I was going to go to Los Angeles and do it in the offices of ICM or LiveNation.” [Read More]