Hey, hey, hey: Bill Cosby’s best worst idea ever now would be a Comedy Central Roast
Jeffrey Ross, aka the Roastmaster General, obviously was joking Monday night when he posted this photo to his new Instagram account with the caption: "Hey hey hey!" Or perhaps Ross was half-joking. After all, I was only half-joking when I suggested the very idea of a Comedy Central Roast of Bill Cos... [Read More]
Tig Notaro’s documentary, “Knock Knock, It’s Tig Notaro” to air on Showtime on April 17th
Here’s another big one for Tig Notaro. When we announced to her upcoming HBO special late last week, we mentioned that Tig Notaro will also be the subject of a feature documentary. Well, details of that documentary came down today. On April 17th a Showtime documentary, Knock Knock, It’s ... [Read More]
Bridget Everett enters the “Dork Forest” and “Ding-Donger with Matt Braunger” has it’s live debut at NYC Podfest
The hardcore podcast listeners were out in full supporting regalia this past weekend at the 3rd Annual NYC Podfest. The festival ran this weekend (January 9-11) at various venues across New York City. The Todd Barry Podcast, The Daily Show Podcast without Jon Stewart, and Gilbert Gottfried... [Read More]
What's on TV This Week: The Final Seasons of 'Parks and Rec' and 'Kroll Show' Begin
by Stephanie Simon What a week for TV! Monday kicks off the action with Kathy Griffin taking the reins of E!’s Fashion Police. The season five premiere marks the first episode without Griffin’s mentor, the late Joan Rivers. Tuesday the final seasons of Parks and Recreation and The Kroll ... [Read More]
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to debut Sept. 8, 2015; CBS to rerun primetime in late-night over the summer after Letterman’s retirement
CBS Entertainment Chair Nina Tassler told TV critics Monday during the TCA Winter Press Tour what most astute viewers probably already had figured out: Stephen Colbert's edition of The Late Show will kick off this September. Specifically, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015 -- the night after Labor Day. The Late... [Read More]
'Knock Knock, It's Tig Notaro' Airs April 17th on Showtime
by Megh Wright In addition to an upcoming HBO standup special, Tig Notaro has another big television event slated for this year when Showtime airs her new documentary Knock Knock, It's Tig Notaro. The network revealed at TCA today that the special, which followed Notaro on her 2013 summer stand... [Read More]
R.I.P. Taylor Negron (1957-2015)
Taylor Negron -- stand-up comedian, actor, painter, poet and muse -- died Saturday from cancer. Negron was 57. Born Brad Stephen Negron on Aug. 1, 1957, in Glendale, Calif., young Taylor already was performing stand-up comedy and appearing in episodes of The Dating Game by the time he matriculated a... [Read More]
Showtime Renews 'Shameless' and Orders 'Happyish' to Series
by Megh Wright Showtime just announced some comedy news at TCA today. Deadline reports that the network has renewed Shameless for a sixth season and also picked up the new pilot for Happyish, which was reworked following the death of star Philip Seymour Hoffman last year and now stars Steve Coogan. ... [Read More]
Watch the Series Premiere of HBO's Duplass Brothers Comedy 'Togetherness' on YouTube
by Megh Wright HBO's new Duplass brothers comedy Togetherness premiered last night, and the pay network has also made the first episode available in full on YouTube. The show follows "four adults nearing 40, living under the same roof and struggling to keep their relationships and their dreams alive... [Read More]