Amazon Orders a Pilot by Louis C.K. and Diablo Cody Starring Tig Notaro
It’s already a big year for Tig Notaro, but it just got even better, because according to THR, the standup just signed on to star in a single-cam, semi-autobiographical pilot for Amazon. Notaro will co-write the pilot with Juno’s Diablo Cody, and both will co-executive produce alongside ... [Read More]
Paula Pell Is Developing a Comedy for HBO About an Olympic Figure Skater
Longtime SNL writer Paula Pell has a new comedy series in the works at HBO. Deadline reports that Pell has teamed up with Hudson Valley Ballers co-creator Michelle Lawler for an untitled half-hour comedy about “a fallen Olympic figure skater who returns home to Massachusetts to confront her fo... [Read More]
BoJack Horseman has been renewed for a third season
It’s official, the Netflix animated cult favorite BoJack Horseman has been renewed for a third season. 12 episodes will premiere next year. Season 2 just launched on July 17 to much more positive reviews than the first. So this is fantastic news for those who have already binge watched the lat... [Read More]
Netflix sets date for Aziz Ansari’s new show “Master of None”
Some light has just been shed on the new Aziz Ansari Netflix project Master of None. A play on the phrase “jack of all trades, master of none”, the show will center on Dev, played by Ansari, a directionless 30-year-old actor in New York who has trouble deciding what he wants to eat, much... [Read More]
Tig Notaro, Doug Benson, Eric Andre, and More Join Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest
Austin’s annual music and comedy festival Fun Fun Fun Fest is back for its tenth year, and the 2015 lineup was just announced. Tig Notaro, Doug Benson, Eric Andre, Todd Barry, Eugene Mirman, Sabrina Jalees, Jonah Ray, Chris Cubas, and Kurt Braunohler will all perform at the festival, which run... [Read More]
The Laugh Button Red Carpet: Interviews with the cast of Staten Island Summer including Bobby Moynihan, Colin Jost, and Gina Gershon
This coming Thursday, July 30, Staten Island Summer will debut on Netflix. The semi-autobiographical film written by Saturday Night Live’s Colin Jost and produced by Lorne Michaels stars Graham Phillips (The Good Wife) and Zack Pearlman (Mulaney) as friends who work as lifeguards in the summer... [Read More]
The Quiet Majesty of ‘Inside No. 9’s Silent Bottle Episode
‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed to save money) from a comedy series is examined “Not a peep out of anyone.” This is one of my favorite pieces of television. So let&r... [Read More]
Netflix Exec Ted Sarandos Defends Adam Sandler and Confirms More ‘Arrested Development’
Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos gave reporters a bunch of updates at TCA in Los Angeles today, and when it came to the recent controversy around Adam Sandler’s upcoming film The Ridiculous Six — especially after Sandler’s Sony movie Pixels bombed at the box offic... [Read More]
Oral History of a Sandwich, by Jon Wolper
Before Sandwich, McElroy’s Deli was in trouble. Cold cuts became slimy. Sauces congealed. Produce spoiled after going unused for days. The deli needed a jolt of life or it would shut down. Then, from the primordial broth, something new emerged. Ham (cold cut): It started organically. It happen... [Read More]
Colin Quinn Is the Best Person to Tell ‘The New York Story’
If there are two topics that Colin Quinn loves to discuss, they’re race and New York City, so his new one-man show might be the best use of his talents to date. The New York Story, which opened Friday at the Cherry Lane Theater, is an ode to Quinn’s hometown, told through the various imm... [Read More]