My Damn Channel announces plans for live YouTube channel
With a new production studio almost ready to go...My Damn Channel unveiled a new online look today and also announced its plans for My Damn Channel LIVE, a new live weekday comedy show hosted by Beth Hoyt that will debut at 4 p.m. Eastern, March 28, ... [Read More]
First NYC Improv Festival, fourth annual Women in Comedy Festival, begins
If you're in Boston or New York City this week, then you can join in the fun as two different comedy festivals kick off tonight and run through the weekend. The PIT hosts the first-ever NYC Improv Festival from March 21-24. Festival organizers have d... [Read More]
Watch the first episode of NBC’s “Best Friends Forever” online before it’s on TV
NBC's Best Friends Forever doesn't debut on the primetime TV schedule until April 4, 2012. But the network has made the first episode available online now for you to catch a sneak preview of the midseason series. This formula worked well last fall fo... [Read More]
Review: “Stevie TV” on VH1
Stevie Ryan has a compelling screen presence and an ability to impersonate many of today's pop stars and celebutards that populate the basic cable landscape, so her transition to TV with Stevie TV on Vh1 makes sense. Three episodes into its first sea... [Read More]
Key & Peele present “McFerrin vs. Winslow”
The first season of Key & Peele has been such a delight that it's not surprising that Comedy Central quickly renewed the sketch comedy series for a second season. Actually, perhaps that is surprising, considering Comedy Central's recent track rec... [Read More]
King Supernuts and Shockwave “Battle the World”
What's a one-sided freestyle rap battle look like? It looks something like this. King Supernuts (Victor Varnado) and Shockwave (Chris Sullivan) took to the streets of New York City and took on anyone and everyone whose paths they crossed. No contest!... [Read More]
Lewis Black, “In God We Rust”
If the Republican presidential field, the inaction of Congress and the European debt crisis makes you suspect that Lewis Black might go off on a bit of a rant, well, your suspicions would be well-founded but misplaced. Because that's not what has Bla... [Read More]
George Lopez eyes return to TV with syndicated sitcom deal
Lopez is making plans with Debmar-Mercury to develop a family sitcom to shop to cable channels, under the same 10-90 plan that has been successful for Tyler Perry with TBS, and this year for Charlie Sheen with FX. The 10-90 plan has a network sign on for an initial 10-episode order, with a 90-episode renewal triggered should the series meet agreed-upon ratings benchmarks. [Read More]
Goodbye, Atom.com. Hello, CC:Studios
Comedy Central has begun consolidating its various digital entities, and that means switching domain names of Atom.com and Jokes.com to fall under the main Comedy Central umbrella. Up first, CC: Studios -- which has taken all of the various web serie... [Read More]
Industry opportunities in sketch comedy, TV screenwriting and radio
A few deadlines coming up this spring that offer comedians the opportunity for greater glory on the small screen. First up, a televised sketch comedy competition?! Yes. And it's called The Biggest Laugh, brought to "a major broadcast network" soon by... [Read More]