Fox picks up new Seth MacFarlane animated series
With The Cleveland Show cancelled and American Dad moving to TBS in 2014, Fox’s “Animation Domination” was starting to not seem all that dominant, especially for Seth MacFarlane. With Family Guy, in its 11th season, looking to be the  it was beginning to seem a little lonely. ... [Read More]
‘The Jeselnik Offensive’ has been cancelled according to its host
This past Saturday night Anthony Jeselnik performed at the New York Comedy Festival. While the comedian delivered some of his usual dark (and sometimes shocking) stand-up comedy in front of an adoring crowd, the biggest audience reaction came when he revealed the future (or lack thereof) of his Come... [Read More]
David Cross Is Guest Starring On 'Community'
by Elise Czajkowski Joining an incredible roster of guest stars, David Cross is set to appear on the upcoming fifth season of Community. Vulture reports that he will play Hank Hickey, the estranged son of newcomer Professor Hickey, played by Breaking Bad's Jonathan Banks. The episode ... [Read More]
Jimmy Fallon announces Nate Bargatze’s NBC development deal in his “Late Night” intro
Nate Bargatze already performed once this year on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and back in June, Fallon couldn't have enough nice things to say about the young stand-up comedian. Holding up his stand-up album and whatnot. Well, Fallon one-upped all of that on Friday night's show. Two-upped it, real... [Read More]
Seth MacFarlane Gets Another Animated Show at Fox
by Elise Czajkowski Fox has bought another animated comedy from Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane. TV Guide reports that the network has ordered 13 episodes of show Bordertown produced by MacFarlane and created by Family Guy EP Mark Hentemann. The show will follow... [Read More]
Nate Bargatze Gets Development Deal with NBC
by Elise Czajkowski Nate Bargatze was on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Friday night to do standup, and before his set, Fallon announced that Bargatze has signed a development deal for a sitcom with NBC. (There hasn't been an official announcement from NBC yet.) It's unclear what, if any, involveme... [Read More]
This Week In Comedy: Let’s ride along with Kevin Hart
Let’s ride along with Kevin Hart. [Youtube] Word on the street is Ghostbusters III will shoot in Cleveland this spring. [Bleeding Cool] Comedian Brent Weinbach has the best party line. [Youtube] Bill Burr on Totally Biased is totally great. [Youtube] Rhys Darby has a new web series on Nerdist.... [Read More]
New York Comedy Festival Day 4: Kroll Show, John Mulaney, Anthony Jeselnik, and What’s Your Effing Deal?
Saturday night is a great night for comedy in the city and when the NYCF is happening, it means there’s just more of the heavy hitters than usual. We scattered across the city on a night where some of the best comedy was happening with heavy hitters like Nick Kroll, John Mulaney and Anthony Je... [Read More]
Jane Bussman: 'Why women aren't so good at comedy'
Women aren't as good at comedy as men because they are too caring, writer and performer Jane Bussman has claimed. Bussman, who has worked on South Park and Smack the Pony, said: 'Women are raised to care that you haven’t upset people and you don’t look awful. And, by and large, the two things that are good for comedy, are looking awful, and upsetting people.' She added that the team-writing process often favours men, too, saying: 'In a writers’ room, you need clanking great balls just to s... [Read More]