Judd Apatow to Guest-Edit the 'Vanity Fair' Comedy Issue
Vanity Fair is prepping its first-ever comedy issue for January, and they've snagged none other than Pope Judd the First to guest edit it. I'm not entirely sure what guest editing entails — I assume just picking some of his famous friends to write stuff for the magazine, not actually line-edit... [Read More]
'Parks and Rec' Writer Alan Yang Sells NBC a New Show
Alan Yang, who's been a Parks and Rec writer since the show's very first season, just sold a new comedy to NBC that Parks/The Office producer Greg Daniels is producing, Deadline reports. The untitled show follows a strict father who has a near-death experience and then tries to change his hyper-re... [Read More]
Check Out an Early Look at Comedy Central's 'Gajillionaires,' Which Is Chock Full of Your Favorite People
Gajillionaires is a new animated series coming to Comedy Central next year about a couple of super-rich old white brothers (who are definitely not based on the Koch brothers) and their adventures in conservatism. This here is the original pilot/presentation made for the network. Obviously, Comedy C... [Read More]
Paul F. Tompkins and Seth Green Relive Seth Green's Teenage Stand-up Career
The latest episode of Paul F. Tompkins's "Speakeasy," his weekly web series for MadeMan.com, dropped yesterday, and in it, he sat down with Robot Chicken's Seth Green for a sophisticated barroom chat. The highlight comes at the top, when Tompkins relives Green's short stint as a teenage stand-up c... [Read More]
Networks Buy New Comedies from Jake Johnson, Steve Dildarian, and Everyone Else in LA
We're still in the midst of the Big Four networks' development season, in which they're all buying up new pilots to turn into potential shows for fall of 2013, and a flurry of pilots were ordered in the past 24 hours. Yesterday, Fox bought a sitcom called The B Team created by New Girl star Jake J... [Read More]
“George Carlin Way” Is One Step Closer to Becoming a Real Street
A year-long battle to name part of a Manhattan street after legendary comedian George Carlin is finally coming to a close after a process that lasted more than a year, according to The Columbia Spectator. A community board voted to name the 400 block of 121st Street, between Amsterdam and Morningsid... [Read More]
Watch the 'Happy Endings' Live Show Right Here Right Now
Happy Endings is finally coming back to TV tomorrow, and to ring in the new season, the cast and writers held a live show at the UCB Theatre in LA on Saturday (embedded in its entirety above). Hosted by cast members Casey Wilson and Adam Pally, the live show is full of funny stuff, whether you're f... [Read More]
The Screenplay to Judd Apatow's 'This is 40' Is Online and It's Really Long
Universal has posted the entire screenplay to Judd Apatow's upcoming movie This is 40  on its "For Your Consideration" awards site (via Bleeding Cool). You can click open a full PDF of the massive, 146-page script here. Some clips from Jon Brion's score for the film are also available on the site. A... [Read More]
'The Wall Street Journal's Profile of 'SNL's Cue Card Guy Is Eye-Opening
"In the history of the show we've only had to shoot the cue-card guy twice." -Lorne Michaels in a Wall Street Journal profile of Saturday Night Live's cue card guy Wally Feresten, who's been with the show since 1990. The profile gives a behind-the-scenes look at SNL from an unusual perspective, and... [Read More]
Stephen Colbert Has a 'Hobbit' Cameo
Tolkien superfan Stephen Colbert will have a cameo in Peter Jackson's upcoming The Hobbit movie trilogy, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Colbert spoke about flying to New Zealand to visit the set last year in an awesome, in-depth Playboy interview last week, in which he also hinted at having a ... [Read More]