Gene Wilder looks back on his career in 92Y talk
Think of Gene Wilder and you think of his many memorable movie roles, from 1971's Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory through to Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Silver Streak, Stir Crazy, and maybe even The Woman in Red, but definitely going back even farther to Bonnie and Clyde a... [Read More]
Comedy Central orders up The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, a stand-up showcase with surprises
Comedy Central has ordered NerdMelt's flagship stand-up variety comedy showcase to series, greenlighting more episodes of The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail. Kent Alterman, Comedy Central's original programming chief, said in the release: "I'm shocked to learn this show will be taped in the bac... [Read More]
FX orders 10-90 episodes for untitled sitcom starring Kelsey Grammer, Martin Lawrence
Who needs a title to receive a 10-episode order from FX with the hopes of 90 more to come, starring Martin Lawrence and Kelsey Grammer? FX announced the 10/90 deal late Wednesday with Lionsgate Television and Debmar-Mercury. It's the same deal responsible for FX's Anger Management starring Charlie S... [Read More]
Here is the movie trailer to “Anchorman” 2 we’ve all been waiting for
After a couple of straight low-down dirty teases, there's an official honest-to-goodness movie trailer for Anchorman: The Legend Continues, featuring actual footage from the movie sequel that lands in a movie theater near you this Christmas. Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, Steve Carell, Chr... [Read More]
Jerry Seinfeld thinks clowns have a problem; he’s cool with Crackle, though
Jerry Seinfeld is one of those classic throwback stand-up comedians who, like Bill Cosby, still prefers to deliver stand-up standing up at the microphone before sitting down to panel chat on a late-night TV talk show. So, that's nice. It's funny weird but also understandable to see that Jimmy Fallon... [Read More]
AdultSwim.com debuts new design, absorbs Thing X, and more
There's a new look today to AdultSwim.com. If it's confusing to you, just think of how the fans and worker bees of the still-new Thing X feel, as that project is now absorbed into the mothership. Just as Super Deluxe once was? Yes and no. Meet the new AdultSwim.com. Same as the old one, but also dif... [Read More]
Ben Seccombe’s “Family Bum” wins 2013 Comedy Central Short Pilot Competition
Comedy Central and the New York Television Festival announced today that Ben Seccombe's Family Bum had won the cable network's second annual "Short Pilot Competition." Billed as "An alcoholic homeless man wreaks havoc on the world of a '90s TGIF-style sitcom," Family Bum stars Clint Carmichael, Aaro... [Read More]
Howard Stern offers Jimmy Fallon advice on taking over “The Tonight Show”
In case you missed it last night, Jimmy Fallon invited Howard Stern on his Late Night show last night, and Stern immediately went into Fallon with advice and suggestions for making his show better in February 2014 when he moves up an hour and takes over The Tonight Show. "I subscribe to the Anyone B... [Read More]
Russell Brand becomes only person on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” doing his or her job
Looks like CNN picked the right morning to relaunch its morning news program. Meanwhile, over on MSNBC, Monday's "Morning Joe" invited comedian Russell Brand onto its show, only to reveal to anyone watching MSNBC that Brand was the only person on set prepared to be on television. Seriously. How it i... [Read More]
RIP Rahn Ramey
Rahn Ramey, a stand-up comedian who worked the road and survived the comedy boom of the late 1980s, died on June 9 following a three-year battle with colorectal cancer. He was 58. From St. Louis, Ramey had made his home in New Orleans in recent years. He'd created "The Official Rahn Ramey is 'ok' pa... [Read More]