Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari Among 2015’s Highest Paid Comedians
Forbes released their annual list of the highest paid comedians today, and Jerry Seinfeld — who got some extra cash this year thanks to the big Seinfeld deal at Hulu — topped the list, which is a somewhat interesting mix of TV stars, touring standups, and Vegas performers and very uninte... [Read More]
Yahoo Lost a Ton of Money Through Original Series Like ‘Community’ and ‘Other Space’
Yahoo’s recent attempt to delve into original programming has been far from profitable, it turns out. According to Variety, the streaming network recently revealed their third-quarter earnings, and they’re super grim — the company “couldn’t effectively monetize” i... [Read More]
Think Like A Man TV Series Coming To FOX, Steve Harvey Hints At Even More TV Projects
Steve Harvey wants you to know that he doesn’t plan to slow down. The entertainment mogul has just revealed in partnership with Screen Gems that he is taking his book Think Like A Man to TV. Deadline first broke the news yesterday. Fox is developing Think Like A Man, a single-camera... [Read More]
Hulu Renews Jason Reitman’s ‘Casual’ for a Second Season
Hulu’s freshman comedy Casual just got a second season renewal. The streaming network announced today that Jason Reitman’s series starring Michaela Watkins, Tommy Dewey, Tara Lynne Barr, and Nyasha Hatendi has been officially renewed for a 13-episode second season. Hulu is currently rele... [Read More]
YouTube unveils YouTube Red to compete with Netflix, Hulu and Amazon
A few years ago, YouTube invested $200 million in boosting the profiles and content of 100 of its already higher-profile channels. This time around, YouTube is going to try to beat the other streaming giants by joining them. YouTube announced YouTube Red today, a new membership service pro... [Read More]
Forbes figures the 10 highest-paid comedians for June 2014-2015
For all of the talk about Amy Schumer this year, it's worth noting that Schumer joked throughout this summer's Oddball Festival about how little money she made off of her own blockbuster hit movie, Trainwreck. And truth be told, Schumer -- nor any woman -- are to be found on the list Forbes compiled... [Read More]
Amy Schumer’s Next Film ‘Mother/Daughter’ Set for a May 2017 Release
Amy Schumer is headed to the big screen again…in 2017. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Schumer’s next movie Mother/Daughter has been given an official release date of May 12, 2017. Warm Bodies’ Jonathan Levine will direct the film, which is based on a screenplay by Ghostbuste... [Read More]
Yahoo! “lost” $42 million investing in Original Series such as Community, Other Space, Sin City Saints
Yahoo!'s chief executives told investors and media Tuesday on a conference call that their $42 million investment on original comedy series to build up Yahoo! Screen did not yield much of any financial return. Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer had made a big play for Yahoo! Screen in 2013 by negotiating a de... [Read More]
Scott Aukerman Learns Who His Real Father Is on ‘Comedy Bang! Bang!’
Here’s a clip from tomorrow’s new episode of Comedy Bang! Bang!, where Scott Aukerman meets with his parents Burt and Barbara (Dave Thomas and Lynne Marie Stewart) only to learn that his father is not his real father after all. Now that Aukerman has reached the mature age of 28, Burt dec... [Read More]
Chris Rock set to host the Oscars for a second time
It’s been 11 years since Chris Rock last hosted the Oscars. Now he’s set to do it again. The announcement was made today despite mixed reviews his first time around. But honestly, aren’t they all mix reviews when it comes to the host. You put a comedian in place to keep the show li... [Read More]