CBS Orders 'Rush Hour' Pilot and Two Other Comedies
by Megh Wright CBS announced three new pilot orders yesterday. According to Variety, the network has ordered a pilot based on the Rush Hour film franchise that Bill Lawrence and Brett Ratner began developing last year as well as two comedy pilots called Super Clyde and Joe Time. This makes the secon... [Read More]
 
Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo reunite in ABC comedy pilot “Chev & Bev”
Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo are back at it again. Stars of the 1983 classic National Lampoon’s Vacation are reuniting for a new ABC comedy pilot called Chev & Bev. The show will be a single-camera project that will feature the duo as two baby boomers who are fun, relev... [Read More]
 
Jen Kirkman on Accepting Career Opportunities and Life's Changes
by Kaitlynn E-A Smith You may know Jen Kirkman as a standup comedian, as a writer and panelist on Chelsea Lately or from drinking wine and retelling historical events on Drunk History. Her acts are personal, and don't contain pop culture references that could date the material. Her book, I Can Barel... [Read More]
 
NBC at it again with two more pilot orders, one produced by Fallon
NBC places an order for two more pilots. First up is Sharing, which is a single-camera show about disparate groups of people who work side-by-side in a shared office space. Jeremy Bronson (The Mindy Project, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon) wrote the pilot and exec produces with Fallon a... [Read More]
 
Louis CK talks Live at The Comedy Store with former Comedy Store regular David Letterman
Louis CK sent out a sincerely funny email on Monday to his fans, letting them know that the blizzard named Juno had forced him to prematurely cancel his fourth and final planned performance tonight at Madison Square Garden. He wrote Monday afternoon: "Well I didn't know you could call a thing histor... [Read More]
 
ABC Orders a Pilot Starring Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo
by Megh Wright After a year of development, Vacation stars Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo's ABC show finally has a name and pilot order. Deadline reports that ABC has ordered a half-hour single-cam comedy pilot called Chev & Bev, which will star Chase and D'Angelo "as two baby boomers who are ... [Read More]
 
Louis C.K. and Letterman Talk Disappointed Fans, The Comedy Store, and His New Standup Special
by Megh Wright Here's a clip from Louis C.K.'s visit to last night's Late Show, where he and Letterman talked about how it feels to disappoint fans in the audience while performing standup ("The more people you reach and the more people that see you, the more people are gonna think that you suck") a... [Read More]
 
Joan Rivers clinic sued
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Kyle Kinane proves he’s in a class of his own with “I Liked His Old Stuff Better” (review)
One of the first major comedy specials of the year was released on Friday when Comedy Central debuted Kyle Kinane’s second hour special. Very tongue-in-cheek, Kyle Kinane released the special under the title, I Liked His Old Stuff Better. Every comedian has to find their voice, carve out ... [Read More]
 
What's on TV This Week: Key and Peele's Super Bowl Special
by Stephanie Simon It's Super Bowl week, and fans of football are in for a real treat. Andrew Luck and Drew Brees stop in for some late night fun on Letterman and Conan, and to prep for the big game, Comedy Central presents Key and Peele's Super Bowl Special. During the one-hour ... [Read More]