'The Eric Andre Show' Is Going on Tour in November
by Bradford Evans Comedian Eric Andre is taking his unpredictable, anarchic Adult Swim talk show on tour later this fall. The Eric Andre Show Live will hit nine cities across the country (Seattle, Portland, Eugene, San Francisco, Phoenix, Austin, New Orleans, Atlanta, and Nashville) from November 7t... [Read More]
New York "Comedy Club" To Open For Doll Standup Fans
by Elise Czajkowski New York City plays home to some weird comedy shows, but this one is by far the creepiest. An art installation called "Comedy Club" will open in October in midtown Manhattan, and will allow anyone to pop in and perform standup for an audience of dolls. 30 dolls will be ... [Read More]
Surface Pro: Behind the Scenes, Featuring Superjail! Creator Christy Karacas
by Splitsider Sponsors The second episode of Microsoft's Surface Pro: Behind the Scenes, a three-part series featuring an intimate look at creative inspirations behind the work of influential artists, features New York-based animator Christy Karacas and creator of Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim... [Read More]
Standup Vince August Can't Be Both Comic And Judge, Says NJ Court
by Elise Czajkowski New Jersey's Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that comedian Vince August will not be allowed to keep performing comedy if he wants to hold onto his part-time job as a municipal judge. August is the stage name of New Jersey judge Vince Sicari, who came under criticism from the... [Read More]
Read an Oral History of LA's Wildly Influential Groundlings Theater
by Bradford Evans THR has a new oral history of The Groundlings Theater, the LA-based comedy institution where Phil Hartman, Kristen Wiig, Will Ferrell, and also people not on SNL, like Paul Reubens, Lisa Kudrow, and Jim Rash, honed their chops before breaking into movies and TV. The piece... [Read More]
Adam Sandler in Talks to Star in an Indie Drama About a Shoe Cobbler for Director Tom McCarthy
by Bradford Evans Adam Sandler is getting ready to go dramatic once again. He's in negotiations to star in The Cobbler, a new indie drama from Thomas McCarthy, the writer/director of acclaimed films like The Station Agent, The Visitor, and Win Win, THR reports. Not much is known about the movie, but... [Read More]
NBC Is Developing a Miniseries About Johnny Carson's Life
by Bradford Evans NBC announced this morning that they're developing a miniseries about the life of late night king Johnny Carson, who passed away in 2005. The untitled miniseries will be based on author Bill Zehme's upcoming biography, Carson the Magnificent: An Intimate Portrait, and the actor pla... [Read More]
Sorry, NBC: Fox Is Now the Home of Critically Acclaimed, Smart Comedies
by Bradford Evans "Those Thursday comedies, which the critics love and we love, tend to be a bit more narrow than we'd ultimately like going forward," NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt told reporters at a press tour last summer before the start of the 2012-2013 TV season. He added that those... [Read More]
Seth Meyers's Animated Series 'The Awesomes' Renewed for a Second Season
by Bradford Evans There are more episodes of Seth Meyers's animated superhero series The Awesomes on the way. Hulu had decided to renew the show for a second season consisting of 10 more episodes, THR reports. Originally developed for MTV, The Awesomes started its 10-episode first season in August. ... [Read More]
Watch Judah Friedlander Do Sets Around New York City
by Elise Czajkowski This week, Grantland's new comedy web series, Inside Joke, took a look at a typical New York night for former 30 Rock star Judah Friedlander, as he zips from set to set in his messy SUV. There's also a glimpse at his set lists as he explains the thought process be... [Read More]