Conan airs final regular hour show on TBS, but launches a podcast and more
Believe it or not, the final episode of Conan on TBS aired tonight. The regular weeknight show is going on hiatus until January 2019, when it’ll return in a new comedy-packed half-hour format. In the meantime, Conan O’Brien is keeping busy and won’t be far from your eyeballs and ea... [Read More]
CBS late-night comedy exec Vinnie Favale out on leave pending harassment investigation
Vincent Favale appeared on an early episode of NBC’s Late Night with David Letterman in 1982, eventually became a Letterman producer with his CBS Late Show in 1996, and eventually became Vice President of CBS Late Night Programming, East Coast. Last year he was named senior vice pres... [Read More]
The Second City expands partnership with Insight to produce original programming
This year, The Second City has worked with Insight Productions on an upcoming documentary about the comedy theater’s legendary TV series, SCTV. Now they’ve agreed to collaborate further to develop original comedy programming. “The magic of Second City’s creative process has a... [Read More]
Ted Alexandro on Conan
Who knew that a heterosexual relationship could both be like basketball and like customer service? Ted Alexandro knew, and he explained in this funny set on Tuesday’s Conan. Alexandro has a new comedy special out now via All Things Comedy (video) and 800 Pound Gorilla Records (audio). Rol... [Read More]
Jimmy Kimmel to open Vegas comedy club with Caesars Palace
Jimmy Kimmel Live isn’t exactly known for its stand-up comedy spots. But Jimmy Kimmel, the University of Nevada Las Vegas graduate, will soon be offering live stand-up comedy nightly on the Vegas Strip. Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club will open in spring 2019 in an 8,000-square-foot space in ... [Read More]
Comedy Central launches animation submission process, open through Dec. 31, 2018
Based on the success of Nickelodeon’s “Animated Shorts Program,” sister Viacom network Comedy Central has launched its own Animated Shorts Program. “We hope the Animated Shorts Program is an evolution of our continuous history of finding the next great comedic voices. We... [Read More]
Tenacious D’s NSFW webseries and new album: Post-Apocalypto
Tenacious D is back. Jack Black and Kyle Gass have recorded a new album, are heading out on tour behind it, and also releasing a six-episode animated webseries, with each episode featuring a brand-new Tenacious D song from JB and KG. It’s called “Post-Apocalypto.” And Black hand-dr... [Read More]
There’s a George Carlin biopic in the works
A feature film biopic on comedy legend George Carlin is in the works, with Jerry Hamza, Carlin’s estate executor and former manager, on board as a producer. The Jackal Group (currently producing an animated version of The Addams Family) has acquired the film rights, and have hired Stan Ch... [Read More]
HBO remains in the Danny McBride business, ordering “The Righteous Gemstones” to series
Danny McBride will star in his third outrageous HBO comedy series soon enough. The cable giant announced Tuesday it had ordered The Righteous Gemstones to series. With his writing/directing/producing partners Jody Hill and David Gordon Green, they’ve previously released critically-acclaimed bo... [Read More]
Showtime cancelled I’m Dying Up Here after two seasons
I cannot say I’m surprised. Or that anyone else is surprised to learn this week that Showtime had cancelled I’m Dying Up Here after two seasons. Despite what I wrote in Decider urging the network this summer to give it a third go-around. The series, based on the non-fiction book of the s... [Read More]