The Beauty of Soap Opera Parodies
Even if I wanted to, there is no way I could possibly watch General Hospital in its entirety. Earlier this year, the daytime soap aired its 13,000th episode (an impressive number even in the world of decades-long soaps), but no one really cares about General Hospital in the age of prestige televisio... [Read More]
Jason Sudeikis to Star in Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s Fox Comedy ‘Son of Zorn’
Jason Sudeikis is headed to Fox. According to Deadline, Sudeikis signed on to star in a comedy by Chris Miller and Phil Lord called Son of Zorn (previously titled Son of Zahn) which will be an animated/live-action hybrid about “an animated fantasy warrior named Zorn (Sudeikis) who reconnects w... [Read More]
For comedians, fans who idolized Bill Cosby: What now?
I feel bad, now, for the comics who grew up idolizing Cosby. It had to affect their decision to begin doing standup and motivate the kind of standup they wanted to do… I hope there’s a way to salvage that kind of inspiration. I never saw or listened to comedy when I was a kid. I heard t... [Read More]
What’s coming in comedy from Netflix in Fall 2015 and into 2016? A TCA update
The TCA summer press tour began on Tuesday in Pasadena -- an annual parade of TV networks and stars, presenting themselves en masse to the TV Critics Association in hopes that their fall series will be welcomed and shared with rave reviews. Or, at the very least, enough buzz to break them out from t... [Read More]
The growing pains of cracking down on Twitter joke thieves
The only sure things are death, taxes and schmucks will try to profit by stealing your jokes. At least my online friends at Death and Taxes are making an effort at countering the joke-stealing schmucks. On Tuesday, Death and Taxes took to Wikipedia to make certain everyone knows that Josh Ostrosky, ... [Read More]
Talking ‘Staten Island Summer’ and ‘SNL’ with Bobby Moynihan
Summer is usually uneventful for SNL fans, but this year things are different thanks to a new movie written by Colin Jost and starring an array of his SNL friends. Available tomorrow on Netflix, Staten Island Summer is a Caddyshack-esque memoir of Jost’s final summer as a lifeguard before goin... [Read More]
truTV announces its fall lineup including “Billy on the Street” and “Impractical Jokers LIVE”
truTV has unveiled its fall 2015 lineup, which will kick off August 31 with a week-long celebration of the fan favorite Impractical Jokers. A new special each night will lead up to the Impractical Jokers Live Punishment Special celebrating the 100th, including a first-ever, quadruple punishment play... [Read More]
‘Billy on the Street’ Season 4 Premieres on truTV October 8th
It’s been months since Billy Eichner’s Billy on the Street got a season renewal at truTV, and today the network finally revealed the premiere date. The series returns on its new TV home at 10:30pm on Thursday, October 8th and is set to feature a ton of guest stars like Chris Pratt, Tina ... [Read More]
The Onion’s next target is VICE: Introducing EDGE
For The Onion's next trick, coming this Monday is a new video channel poking fun at VICE's freelancers-on-the-edge brand of voyeuristic immersive journalism. As The Onion describes @EDGEtv: "Uncaged, Unaccountable, Fucked Up" Roll the clip! ... [Read More]