Less Opposition, more Klepper for Comedy Central in 2019
Forget The Opposition with Jordan Klepper. Klepper would just as rather you did, as he and Comedy Central are ending that late-night talker to launch a different, new weekly show fronted by the comedian who broke through as a correspondent on The Daily Show. The Opposition will air its final episode... [Read More]
Romesh Ranganathan on The Late Late Show with James Corden
Romesh Ranganathan was back on The Late Late Show with James Corden, this time with a fresh clip of his soap opera cameos, as depicted in his Showtime series, Just Another Immigrant. Life in America isn’t always a day at the beach, though, as Romesh explains. If you want to hear more about Rom... [Read More]
Rell Battle on Conan
Rell Battle, who co-starred on Superior Donuts and was part of the original Roast Battle crew, performed Wednesday on Conan. Battle joked about the downsides of growing up with positive role models, the first gentrifiers in the neighborhood, and why he retired from protesting. Plus, we get to meet B... [Read More]
Between Two Ferns with Cardi B and Jerry Seinfeld!
Surprise! It’s a brand-new edition of Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis, with guests Jerry Seinfeld and Cardi B! “What’s next in lazy car-based non-comedy?” Roll it! [Read More]
National Lampoon and Stage 32 offer $5,000 feature film screenwriting contest
National Lampoon and Stage 32 have launched a contest to find the next great comedy screenwriter. The contest, which is taking submissions through July, offers a grand prize of $5,000 with an 18-month option at the Lampoon, as well as mentoring from Lampoon creatives and executives. “We’... [Read More]
New York Television Festival selects comedy scripts up for development deal prizes in 2018
The New York Television Festival has selected 13 half-hour comedy scripts for its third annual NYTVF Scripts Competition, with industry executives poring over them and perhaps granting one or more of them with development deals after the fest this July in Manhattan. Among the more intriguing selecti... [Read More]
NBC first broadcast TV network to launch own TV-based podcast network
NBC has become the first American broadcast TV network to launch its own podcast network that complements its primetime programming. The NBC Entertainment Podcast Network has launched this summer with podcasts devoted to Late Night with Seth Meyers, American Ninja Warrior and The Good Place.&nb... [Read More]
MoviePass for comedy? StandUp NY offers annual LaughPass for $99
Most anyone who thinks about MoviePass for more than a minute cannot figure out how they make money, which is why so many people are signing up for MoviePass. Can it “work” for comedy clubs, too? StandUp NY thinks so. The Upper East Side comedy club has introduced LaughPass, which for an... [Read More]
Tom Papa gets “Baked” on Food Network, new book out for Father’s Day
Tom Papa has been telling Joe Rogan about bread for years. Here he was a couple of years ago bringing homemade sourdough to the Joe Rogan Experience. Two days ago, Papa was back on the JRE, this time to announce he’s got a new TV series about bread and baked goods, Baked!, premiering this Labo... [Read More]
Vice News explores the politics of booking college comedians in 2018
In case you missed it, VICE News shipped up to Boston this spring to talk to bookers for three local colleges — Emerson, Simmons and Lesley — about how they decide which comedians to bring to campus, and what kind of expectations they lay down for the stand-ups. It also features some nic... [Read More]