Ray Romano hosts CBS tribute, “David Letterman: A Life On Television”
Ray Romano, who owes his life on television to David Letterman, will host the CBS tribute to the reigning king of late-night TV on May 4, some 16 days before Letterman signs off one final time as host of the Late Show. David Letterman: A Life On Television will air as a 90-minute primetime special f... [Read More]
Impractical Jokers to get U.K. version on Viacom’s Channel 5 and Comedy Central overseas
Usually it’s the other way around, British shows getting imported into the U.S. But this time, Britain will be doing the importing. Congrats are in order for the boys behind Impractical Jokers. The U.S. version of the hidden-camera series has been the British Comedy Central’s top show. V... [Read More]
'David Letterman: A Life on Television' to Air on CBS May 4th
by Megh Wright Before he leaves his longtime post at Late Show on May 20th, David Letterman will be the subject of a 90-minute tribute special on CBS. The network announced today that David Letterman: A Life on Television will air on Monday, May 4th from 9:30-11:00pm with host Ray Romano, who got hi... [Read More]
Here's the Star-Studded Trailer for Season 3 of IFC's 'Maron'
by Megh Wright Marc Maron returns to IFC next month for a brand new season of Maron, and the first trailer was just released. It's loaded with new and returning stars like Andy Kindler, Patton Oswalt, Maria Bamford, Whitney Cummings, Andy Dick, Eddie Pepitone, Dave Anthony, Judd Hirsch, and Sally Ke... [Read More]
Meet the Muslim comedian British police have employed as counter-terrorism to ISIS
Wait. What now? Humza Arshad is a 29-year-old YouTube comedian in London, born to Pakistani parents and brought up Muslim. He studied performing arts in college and followed that up with drama school. In 2009, Arshad joined YouTube, where his first effort was a five-episode webseries, "Chronicles of... [Read More]
The Laugh Button Podcast: Karate and fireworks with Rob Cantrell
Mark and Matt deliver thoughts about late night humor, Nate Bargatze, Nic Cage, Aziz Ansari on Netflix, and even a bit about Star Wars. We then host Rob Cantrell to discuss Karate and Fireworks with Mitch Hedberg, weed, and how much you would pay for your memories all in this super stuffed episode o... [Read More]
Sketch Anatomy: Jake Fogelnest on 'The State's "Taco Man"
by Megh Wright Welcome to our column Sketch Anatomy, where we ask some of our favorite comedy writers to choose any sketch — one they personally wrote or one from history they find particularly hilarious, notable, or underappreciated — to learn from a writer's perspective what separates ... [Read More]
Amazon Orders Comedy Pilot from Bob Nelson and Sacha Baron Cohen
by Megh Wright Nebraska writer Bob Nelson has a new coming-of-age comedy in the works at Amazon. According to Deadline, the streaming network has ordered a single-cam half-hour comedy called Highston from Nelson and produced by Sacha Baron Cohen, with Little Miss Sunshine duo Jonathan Dayton and Val... [Read More]
Bob Nelson and Sacha Baron Cohen get an order from Amazon for comedy pilot
After earning an Oscar nomination for his first screenplay, Nebraska, at age 57, the writer-performer has landed his first pilot order. The single-camera project, which is casting, centers on Highston Liggetts, a kind 19-year-old and perched on the edge of adulthood. When he encounters a world he do... [Read More]
Jim Gaffigan and David Letterman Talk Jesus, Standup, and the Midwest
by Megh Wright Jim Gaffigan made his final appearance on Late Show with David Letterman last night, where he and Dave chatted about why no one should live in the Midwest, what it's like to work on his upcoming TV Land series, and why it's impressive that Jesus was in such good shape, which involves ... [Read More]