A Young George Carlin and an Old Lucy Perform with Carol Burnett
by Ramsey Ess The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny p... [Read More]
'Simpsons' Co-Creator Sam Simon Is Terminally Ill and Giving His Money to Charity
by Bradford Evans Comedy writer Sam Simon confirmed on the podcast WTF with Marc Maron in May that he's been given three to six months to live after a colon cancer diagnosis and that he's donating nearly all of his massive Simpsons fortune to charity. THR has a new interview with Simon out toda... [Read More]
'Children's Hospital' Just Goes Up and Moves to Japan; 'NTSF:SD:SUV' Stays at Home
by Roger Cormier Children's Hospital and NTSF:SD:SUV air Thursday nights at midnight and 12:15 a.m. Eastern on Adult Swim. By Thursday I mean really early Friday mornings. Back in the good old days, before season four of Community was all we complained about, there was season three of Community to c... [Read More]
Danny McBride and Jody Hill Are Developing a High School Comedy for HBO
by Bradford Evans Eastbound & Down is set to debut its fourth and final season on HBO this September, but co-creators Danny McBride and Jody Hill already have another project set up at the network. HBO President Michael Lombardo told the press yesterday that McBride and Hill are developing ... [Read More]
11 Shows That Went Head-to-Head With 'SNL' and Lost
by Roger Cormier Saturday Night Live is an institution that has been considered overrated and underrated since its debut in 1975, always provoking debate, always somewhere on the minds of everyone in the comedy world, and subsequently and most importantly of all, always watched and analyzed every si... [Read More]
Larry David Hasn't Decided If He's Doing More 'Curb' or Not
by Bradford Evans Larry David is still making up his mind about the future of Curb Your Enthusiasm – or if it even has a future. When asked if the show's coming back at a Television Critics Associations event yesterday, the star/creator of the long-running HBO comedy series replied, "That's no... [Read More]
Watch David Cross and Bob Odenkirk Reunite on 'Comedy Bang Bang'
by Bradford Evans Mr. Show duo Bob Odenkirk and David Cross are set to appear on next Friday's episode of IFC's Comedy Bang Bang, and here's a short clip from that episode. It's Bob and David's first time on TV together in over five years, since a Tim & Eric in 2008. The episode comes in advance... [Read More]
Highlights from Bill Hader's Reddit AMA
by Bradford Evans Recently-departed SNL cast member Bill Hader sat down for an AMA question-and-answer session on Reddit yesterday to promote The To Do List, a new movie he plays a supporting role in that his wife Maggie Carey wrote/directed. It's a nice, wide-ranging chat set of questions that cove... [Read More]
The 'Beverly Hills Cop' TV Show Is Dead But a Movie Is in the Works
by Bradford Evans In May, CBS passed on making a TV version of Beverly Hills Cop after commissioning a pilot and producers opted to shop it around to other networks. Shawn Ryan (The Shield), who created the Beverly Hills Cop pilot, recently announced via Twitter that efforts to get the show to ... [Read More]
Melissa McCarthy to Star in Paul Feig's Spy Comedy 'Susan Cooper'
by Bradford Evans Melissa McCarthy and director Paul Feig are making another movie together. The Wrap reports that McCarthy, who previously worked with Feig on summer blockbusters Bridesmaids and The Heat, is in talks to star in his new spy comedy Susan Cooper. Feig will direct and produce the film,... [Read More]