CBS Exec Says New Craig Ferguson Replacement Might Not Be a Talk Show
by Bradford Evans It's been three months since Craig Ferguson announced he's leaving CBS's The Late Late Show in December, and the network has yet to say who his replacement will be. CBS entertainment chief  Nina Tassler, in a Q&A with TV critics today said that the network's new 12:35am pr... [Read More]
 
Chris Gethard: "This Show Has to Grow Or It Has to Go"
by Bradford Evans Back in May, Comedy Central passed on Chris Gethard's pilot for a cable version of his public access show The Chris Gethard Show, and now that it looks like TCGS landing on another network is unlikely, Gethard wrote a passionate manifesto on his blog today called "EVOLVE ... [Read More]
 
This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Diablo Cody Visits 'Professor Blastoff'
by Jessye McGarry The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week ... [Read More]
 
Mark Normand on Conan, “Promiscuous girls are like Walmart”
Mark Normand has been having one hell of a week. His album, “ Mark Normand on Conan, “Promiscuous girls are like Walmart” appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
 
Thank You Internet! Artist re-creates “Futurama’s” intro in stunning 3D
Matt Groening created a gem of a show in Futurama. Sadly, the show was given the axe for the second time (this time around by Comedy Central after reviving it from Fox) last summer, ending the show for good. Futurama was a wonderful show that could be both hilarious and touching, each episode a must... [Read More]
 
'Boondocks' Creator Aaron McGruder to Create New Pilot 'Hooligan Squad' for Adult Swim
by Bradford Evans Aaron McGruder, creator of the comic strip-turned-Peabody Award-winning Adult Swim series The Boondocks, has signed a new first-look deal with Adult Swim to create and develop new shows for the cable network. His first project under the deal is a live-action adventure pilot he's wr... [Read More]
 
David Rees on How to Make a "How-To" Show
by Phil Davidson Fans of the 2001-2009 comic strip Get Your War On will be happy to know that David Rees, the man behind the cult classic political send-up, is back with a new project. Only this time, Rees has his sights set on ice cubes, shoelaces, and holes. Going Deep with David Rees, which premi... [Read More]
 
#TBT to when Ilana Glazer tried to play Zelda: Link to the Past
Every Thursday, TLB participates in #TBT by scrounging around the internet for precious web gems of yore. Here’s one of our favorite videos that deserve some extra attention. About a year ago, before Broad City debuted on Comedy Central, Ilana Glazer launched her own web-series, Chronic Gamer ... [Read More]
 
Maria Bamford Tells 'NYT Magazine' That She's Enjoying Her Gravy Boat
by Megh Wright "People want to know: 'So what are you working on? What's going on with you? What's the next page? What's coming up for you? What's on the horizon?' And I say: 'Oh. I'm done … Yeah, I finished early. I'm actually living in a gravy boat filled with delicious gravy.'" - Maria Bam... [Read More]
 
Weird Al's Iggy Azalea Parody "Handy" Is Quite Ridiculous
by Megh Wright We're halfway through Weird Al's exciting week of music video releases for his album Mandatory Fun — watch "Tacky," "Word Crimes," and "Foil" if you haven't yet — and today he dropped the video for his Iggy Azalea parody "Handy," which includes a few scenes of Eddie Pepito... [Read More]