Whitney Cummings talks to Wendy Williams about having three TV shows on the air at once, facing her critics
At the beginning of 2013, stand-up comedian Whitney Cummings had three different shows on TV at the same time. Cummings starred in an NBC sitcom bearing her name, Whitney, that she created, produced and wrote for, fronted a weekly talk-show for E!, Love You, Mean It, and co-created and exe... [Read More]
Flying a holding pattern: Multiple sitcom pilots still up in the air for network schedules in 2014
The Walking Dead, a show about life in Georgia just after the zombie apocalypse, has emerged this year as America's most popular TV series -- not just on cable, but also beating just about anything living and breathing on the broadcast networks among viewers 18-49. As the networks watch viewers jump... [Read More]
Bridget Everett on Inside Amy Schumer and HBO Canada, singing “T*****s”
Amy Schumer allowed her sometime opening act to perform the closing number this time for the first season of Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer. Bridget Everett also appeared in the "Sex Tips" magazine sketch earlier in the season finale of Schumer's series, before performing a musical number, "Tit... [Read More]
Showtime hits the road this summer with Tig Notaro for fan-picked stand-up tour, documentary
Tig Notaro is hitting the road this summer for a very special stand-up comedy tour. Just how special? "Showtime is going to be filming my tour this summer, beginning in early August," Notaro says in this clip uploaded yesterday from Seal Beach, Calif. "And we're looking for venues for me to perform ... [Read More]
Zach Sherwin switches it up, drops the comedy moniker in “Stage Name” and “SWITCHITUP”
You may have noticed a couple of weeks ago, when Zach Sherwin appeared on FX's Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, Bell introduced him not as MC Mr. Napkins, but as Sherwin. That's how it's meant to be now. Sherwin has dropped his comedy moniker for his more common nomenclature. Why? Do all comedians... [Read More]
Nick Cannon talks the return of WIld ‘N Out on MTV2
Wild 'N Out returns to the MTV airwaves after a six-year absence, resurfacing on MTV2 on July 9, 2013, with host Nick Cannon, several of his original improv comedy battlers and special guest Kevin Hart. Two teams of comedians and rappers play short games forcing them to ad-lib songs based off of aud... [Read More]
Nick Thune documents his comeback from injury in the short film, “Disarmed”
Nick Thune taped his first hour-long TV special last week in Brooklyn, and the stand-up comedian and guitarist mentioned how he'd had to postpone the taping due to a broken arm. You don't have to wait to find out why he broke his arm or what he did in the intervening two months -- Thune just release... [Read More]
Improv gone loopy: Vines from the UCB’s 15th annual Del Close Marathon #DCM15
The Upright Citizens Brigade's 15th annual Del Close Marathon, which wrapped up another weekend of around-the-clock improvised comedy, attracts thousands of comedians and comedy fans from around the world and offers surprises of all sorts. Performers you wouldn't expect to see on a show but do -- Mi... [Read More]
Rhetoric with a melody: Owen Benjamin talks comedy, music, and his CD/DVD, “High Five Til It Hurts”
Owen Benjamin's new special, which debuts on Comedy Central tonight and comes out in a combined CD/DVD package on July 2, finds him walking the streets of Austin, Texas, high-fiving strangers. It's the opening for "High Five Til It Hurts." Why Austin? "It's such a cool city. It's the combination of ... [Read More]
Bo Burnham on the end of MTV’s “Zach Stone is Gonna be Famous”
Zach Stone isn't going to be famous enough for a second season, but Bo Burnham, the star of the MTV sitcom, already is well on his way to bigger fame. Burnham is from a generation growing up with the idea that everyone can be famous and everyone will be if they just share enough of their personal li... [Read More]