MTV2 will premiere ‘Joking Off’ hosted by DeRay Davis (Video)
MTV2’s newest comedic game show, Joking Off will hit the airwaves on April 1 (No April Fools joke here!) and when it does, it is set to give the Internet what it deserves — a good, thorough Who’s Line Is It Anyway inspired belittling. Hosted by stand-up comedian and “Wild &ls... [Read More]
 
Late Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon featured in Fusion documentary (Video)
Mega-Simpsons heads like myself were devastated to hear about the death of Sam Simon, who passed away after a long battle with colon cancer on Sunday, March 8. He was just 59 years old – younger than both of my parents currently are, and certainly much younger than Homer and Marge Simpson woul... [Read More]
 
Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon dead at 59
Sam Simon, the co-creator of The Simpsons, died Sunday at age 59. Simon had been suffering from colon cancer, and he was surrounded by his family at the time of his death. “Sam Simon taught me everything about animation writing, and even more about life,” Simpsons producer Al Jean said. ... [Read More]
 
Samantha Bee leaving Daily Show to host TBS show
Samantha Bee is officially leaving Comedy Central for TBS with her husband, fellow Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones. TBS is giving the veteran comedian her own comedy series to host where she will apply “her smart and satirical point of view to current and relevant issues,” according... [Read More]
 
Wet Hot American Summer Netflix prequel series gets July premiere date
Hello, Camp Firewood! Everything sure is coming up WHAS these days, isn’t it? First, they announced the prequel mini series, to be released on Netflix. Then we found out that the ENTIRE CAST would be returning. (Yup, even the Oscar nominees). Oh yeah, there was also Wet Hot American Summer: Th... [Read More]
 
Night of Too Many Stars: Paul Rudd’s Wang, Shoplifting with John Oliver, And So Much More
In honor of Comedy Central’s every-two-year tradition, the Night of Too Many Stars extravaganza, the cable juggernaut decided to pull out all the stops this time around and give fans what they’ve really been itching for: that is, a boozy shoplifting spree with John Oliver, and one lucky ... [Read More]
 
Chris Elliott talks David Letterman, The Rewrite, Schitt’s Creek (Laughspin Interview)
Chris Elliott has had a long, storied career in film and television playing oddballs, jerks, and weirdos. There’s Chris Peterson, the 30-year-old paperboy in the cult favorite television series Get A Life. Larry, the awkward and aloof cameraman in Groundhog Day. There’s Woogie, the ... [Read More]
 
Judd Apatow’s Pee-wee Herman Netflix movie has a title!
The new Pee-wee Herman movie has a title and it has a plot. Pee-wee’s Big Holiday will see Paul Reubens return as the titular character in a film produced by Judd Apatow. Reubens confirmed the sequel plans in October when he appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Reubens co-wrote ... [Read More]
 
Michael Ian Black, Audible launches How To Be Amazing. Listen to Bob Odenkirk preview!
If there’s anyone from whom we could learn a thing or two about how to be amazing, it’s Michael Ian Black. Seems fitting that, in keeping with his own streak of unbroken amazing-ness, Black is now teaming up with the Internet’s premier audiobook hub, Audible.com, to bring fans a ne... [Read More]
 
Harris Wittels, Parks And Recreation producer, writer and comedian dead at 30
Harris Wittels, co-executive producer of Parks and Recreation, was found dead in his LA home this afternoon. While no official cause is clear as of yet, The Hollywood Reporter stated that police had responded to a 911 call at 12 PM for a possible drug overdose. Wittels himself had previously been ca... [Read More]