Too soon, too close to home: Comedians witness Watertown shootout, manhunt for Boston Marathon bombing suspects
"Too soon!" is a refrain popularized by and among stand-up comedians for not letting enough time to pass for tragedy to become comedy. But what happens when terrorism and the national spotlight literally visits your doorstep and is happening right ou... [Read More]
Good Kaufman, Bad Kaufman: Comedy Central’s The Ben Show and Nathan For You
The legacy of Andy Kaufman lives on in more ways than one, as Comedy Central's Thursday-night pairing of  The Ben Show and Nathan For You has proven over the past eight weeks. Kaufman's comedy as performance art elevated the art form while also subve... [Read More]
FX picks up “Saint George,” new George Lopez sitcom for 10/90 episode deal
George Lopez is back in primetime, scoring a new deal made official today by FX to bring at least 10 episodes and perhaps 100 of his upcoming sitcom, Saint George. FX Network's Executive Vice President Chuck Saftler just announced the "10/90" deal wi... [Read More]
“iSteve,” the first Funny or Die movie, and first Steve Jobs biopic
PaFunny or Die has unveiled its first "on-site feature film," iSteve, starring Justin Long as the late Apple founder Steve Jobs. With a running time clocking in just under 78 minutes, FoD hasn't allowed embedding of iSteve -- watch the full movie at ... [Read More]
WGA: Writers strike against E!’s “Fashion Police” with Joan Rivers
The writers for Joan Rivers on her E! series, Fashion Police, went on strike today. With the support of the Writers Guild of America (WGA), the writers already had filed complaints over the past month against both E! and Rugby Productions, the produc... [Read More]
Meet Me In New York: Paul Hooper
What do they say about New York City: There are eight million stories, and sometimes it seems as though eight million of the people telling them think they're comedians? No, that's not it. It is a fact, though, that America's biggest city is also its... [Read More]
“The Simpsons” writers and Conan O’Brien reminisce in 2013
Has it really been 25 years since The Simpsons rejuvenated the idea of animated TV in primetime? Well, yes and no. Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie Simpson first emerged as shorts on the fledgling FOX network during The Tracey Ullman Show in April... [Read More]
Mike Judge brings Hank and “King of the Hill” for a “Family Guy” crossover
Holy animation domination crossovers! In another blink-and-you-missed-it, and yet slightly longer than that, moments on Family Guy, the animation legend behind Beavis and Butt-Head and King of the Hill brought a little bit of the latter to FOX's curr... [Read More]
Push and Believe! Comedy Central greenlights first-ever “dramatic comedy” series, “Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!”
Comedy Central has swooped in and grabbed another comedy series from the development plans of another cable network, ordering 12 episodes of Brody Stevens: Enjoy It! and unveiling a separate 17-episode webseries, "Push and Believe." Enjoy It! origina... [Read More]
Conan O’Brien’s audition for NBC’s “Late Night,” April 13, 1993
With all of the renewed talk about the shuffling of late-night TV hosts, can you believe it has been 20 years since a then-unknown Conan O'Brien auditioned for NBC's Late Night franchise? Team Coco released a snippet of video from that day's taping -... [Read More]