Denis Leary ready to rock in FX comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll
FX continues its push for star-powered comedies today by ordering its Denis Leary comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll to series. Leary wrote and created the show under his Apostle banner and will star in 10 episodes to air in 2015. FX productions and Fox Television Studios will produce. This... [Read More]
 
Funny Or Die Oddball comedy festival returns: Louis C.K., Aziz Ansari, Amy Schumer, Marc Maron
Funny Or Die and Live Nation are teaming up again for their second Funny Or Die Presents Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival 2014. After a successful touring last year with Dave Chappelle and Flight of the Conchords, Funny or Die will bring in some more of the best comedians in the country. The to... [Read More]
 
Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch: Fortune Feimster, Cristela Alonzo, Nathan Fielder included (Videos)
It’s that time of the year when industry leaders (and random blog) start listing their 5 or 10 or 39 up-and-coming stand-up comedians that people need to keep an eye on. One of the more illustrious lists is Variety‘s annual “10 Comics To Watch” list. The trade publication ann... [Read More]
 
Judd Apatow’s new book will feature interviews with Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Jay Leno, more!
Before he was the king of comedy movies, Judd Apatow was a comedy connoisseur. The Anchorman producer, who used to interview famous comedians for his high school radio station, will release a compilation book through Random House featuring interviews he’s conducted over the last 30 years. Stic... [Read More]
 
AMC already wants season 2 of ‘Breaking Bad’ spinoff ‘Better Call Saul’ (Photo)
Breaking Bad spin-off prequel Better Call Saul hasn’t even aired its first episode and already AMC has ordered a second season of the Bob Odenkirk-led comedy. There has been a lot of hype about the series which will follow Odenkirk’s shady lawyer character Saul Goodman before he ever met... [Read More]
 
Chelsea Handler’s Netflix talk show deal is official
Ever since she announced the ending of Chelsea Lately in April, Chelsea Handler has kept the comedy world guessing as to what her next step would be. But today Netflix announced what many have assumed—Handler will develop a new talk show for the streaming service. Starting in 2016, Chelsea Han... [Read More]
 
Key and Peele, Jay Pharoah, Jordan Carlos in epic Obama impression mashup? (Video)
An “Obam-off” of epic proportions may be in the works. Imagine Key & Peele, Jay Pharoah and the rest of the country’s top presidential impersonators in the same sketch video. It might just break the Internet, or at least help the President reclaim his Most Retweets record. Come... [Read More]
 
Monty Python Live (mostly) rehearsals begin, final reunion show will be televised
Monty Python is back and ready to revive their infamous comedy troupe for a reunion tour. Pictures emerged Monday of Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, John Cleese, Eric Idle and honorary member Carol Cleveland reading scripts during their first rehearsals for Monty Python Live (mostly). The... [Read More]
 
Dave Chappelle opens up to David Letterman about quitting Chappelle’s Show (Video)
Dave Chappelle opened up about quitting Chappelle’s Show on Comedy Central during an interview with David Letterman on Late Show. Chappelle’s visit was a rare one indeed; in fact, it was the first time Letterman interviewed the comedian in 10 years. We posted a preview of the interview y... [Read More]
 
Dave Chappelle tells David Letterman he never quit ‘Chappelle’s Show’ (Video)
In a very rare television appearance Dave Chappelle, who has a string of huge live dates coming up at Radio City Music Hall in New York, tells David Letterman on tonight’s Late Show that he technically never quit Comedy Central’s Chappelle’s Show all those years ago. “Here it... [Read More]