'The IT Crowd' Is Coming Back for a Finale, Filming This Month
Beloved British sitcom The IT Crowd is coming back for an extra-long finale episode after ending its run in 2010. Bleeding Cool reports that creator Graham Linehan announced at a Q&A in Germany that the 40-minute special is set to start filming in three weeks after two-plus years of pre-producti... [Read More]
Adam Scott in Talks to Replace John Cusack in 'Hot Tub Time Machine 2'
Adam Scott may be the new face of the Hot Tub Time Machine franchise. When a sequel to the 2010 time travel comedy was announced in January, stars Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, and Clark Duke were onboard but leading man John Cusack was not. Now, The Wrap reports that Parks and Recreation and Party D... [Read More]
Zach Galifianakis Is Doing 'The Chris Gethard Show' Tomorrow and Cutting Strangers' Hair
Comedian Chris Gethard's public access show has a big-time movie star dropping by this week: Zach Galifianakis. Gethard announced on The Chris Gethard Show's blog that the show will be handing out free haircuts on-air this week, despite the fact that nobody on the show knows how to cut hair, and tha... [Read More]
'Dad Is Fat' Review: How Jim Gaffigan Lives Completely Unlike Your Average Comedian
In comedy circles, Jim Gaffigan has almost a living-legend aura around him. His broad appeal and ability to do the same clean material in every type of room is widely admired. "If you're a comedian, you should be able to perform in front of any kind of crowd, and the goal is to be someone like Jim G... [Read More]
9 Comedy Pilots We Hope Get Picked Up This Year
Next week, the TV networks are set to unveil their new fall lineups, officially announcing which shows are coming back and which new shows will get to see the light of day. Networks always develop a ton of pilots, only choosing a few to go to series, and Deadline reports that execs at all the networ... [Read More]
Talking to Joe DeRosa about 'The Half Hour', Web Comedy, and the Best Fans
For the past 15 years, Comedy Central’s half hour specials have showcased the future stars of standup. Looking back, the early years of Comedy Central Presents included memorable sets from the likes of Mitch Hedberg, Patton Oswalt, Maria Bamford, Dane Cook and dozens more. Re-branded The Half Hour i... [Read More]
Read a Bit of Julie Klausner's New YA Novel
The very funny Julie Klausner has a new young adult novel, Art Girls Are Easy, coming out on e-book tomorrow and in print next month, and Jezebel has an exclusive excerpt from it, which you could be reading right now instead of this sentence if you clicked on that link.---See more posts by Bradford ... [Read More]
Watch Kyle Kinane's Comedy Central Pilot
Kyle Kinane has been one of the funniest stand-ups going for the past few years. Last summer, he made this pilot, entitled Kyle Kinane's Going Nowhere, for Comedy Central that the network passed on. It's a pseudo-travel show that sees him visiting San Francisco and hanging out with a lot of weirdos... [Read More]
The 'Office' Wrap Party Was This Weekend, and It Was Awesome
The Office's series wrap party went down in Scranton, PA on Saturday, and in case you missed the news, it included ten thousand fans and a glorious surprise attendance by Steve Carell. As Splitsider’s resident Pennsylvanian, I had some dippy eggs and scrapple then immediately made the trek to the El... [Read More]
Tig Notaro's Late Night Talk Show Sounds Amazing
Esquire has a great feature out today, in which they interviewed a bunch of comedians about what their version of a late night talk show would be. In addition to interesting pitches from Jeff Garlin, Chris Gethard, Julie Klausner, Scott Adsit, and John Lutz, they heard from Tig Notaro, who already f... [Read More]