Theo Von inks deal with TBS to host hidden-camera show ‘Deal with It’
Comedian Theo Von has inked a deal with TBS to host its new hidden-camera show Deal With It. The network describes the Howie Mandel-produced reality series like this: …unsuspecting members of the public wil... [Read More]
WGA: Writers strike against E!’s “Fashion Police” with Joan Rivers
The writers for Joan Rivers on her E! series, Fashion Police, went on strike today. With the support of the Writers Guild of America (WGA), the writers already had filed complaints over the past month against both E! and Rugby Productions, the produc... [Read More]
Marc Maron chases a dungeon master in this new clip from his upcoming TV show
Marc Maron is going troll hunting, well Internet troll hunting. In this fresh clip from his new show, Maron. Teamed up with Dave Foley, aims to track down a Internet troll who has been heckling him nonstop. The show stars Marc Maron, who plays himself, is based on the relationships in his life and d... [Read More]
How Jay Leno's 'Tonight Show' Turned Comedy Into Tragedy | WSJ
At this point it does not seem hyperbolic to see Jay Leno’s tumultuous time as the host of “The Tonight Show” as a tragedy of Shakespearean proportions. Leno’s strange saga represents the cautionary tale of a gifted comedian who once had the respect and validation of his peers but lost it all in blind pursuit of success for its own sake. [Read More]
'Workaholics' Star Adam DeVine Is Hosting a New Stand-Up Show for Comedy Central
Comedy Central has a new stand-up series on the way. Titled Adam DeVine's House Party, the show will be hosted by comedian Adam DeVine, who also stars in the hit show Workaholics for the network. Comedy Central has yet to officially announce Adam DeVine's House Party, but they've begun advertising... [Read More]
Egyptian court drops lawsuit to ban Bassem Youssef’s “ElBernameg” comedy show
A Cairo court on Saturday dismissed a lawsuit filed by an Islamist lawyer demanding that a popular Egyptian satirist’s TV show be banned for allegedly insulting the president and containing excessive sexual innuendo. Judge Hassouna Tawfiq said the court dropped the complaint against Bassem Youssef’s “ElBernameg,” or “The Program,” because the plaintiff did not have an interest in the case. Youssef still faces other investigations related to the show but the ruling may set a precedent. [Read More]
Watch Bob Odenkirk and The Birthday Boys make some demands to IFC for their new TV show
Sketch group The Birthday Boys has been making waves in Los Angeles for years, earning some famous fans along the way. Probably the most notable among them are Ben Stiller and Bob Odenkirk, who are executive producing a new TV show from the group for IFC. The deal didn’t come together without some d... [Read More]