'Nick Swardson's Pretend Time' Commences Production on Second Season
Nick Swardson's twisted world of trust fund kitties, gay robots and the infamous "Garry Gaga" will return as COMEDY CENTRAL begins production on the second season of "Nick Swardson's Pretend Time," it was announced today by Kent Alterman, head of original programming and production, COMEDY CENTRAL. The second season of the hit sketch series will premiere on Wednesday, October 5 at 10:30 p.m. following the fall season premiere of "South Park." [Read More]
Charleston Comedy Festival Accepting Submissions
The Charleston Comedy Festival is accepting submissions for improv, sketch and stand-up. Comedians can apply online and submit video links of live performances...No registration fee is required. [Read More]
The Ultimate South Park Fan Experience at Comic-Con San Diego!
To celebrate its milestone 15th season, South Park and Comedy Central are going balls to the wall with "The Year of the Fan." There's so much awesome stuff happening, let's tackle it one by one. First, let's start with the coolest thing possibly ever, the Ultimate South Park Fan Experience at Comic-Con San Diego this week… [Read More]
Will Charlie Sheen’s ex Brooke Mueller ruin Comedy Central’s fun?
Brooke Mueller is threatening to send a legal letter to Comedy Central to squelch any would-be negative jokes about her that might crop up during the network’s scheduled roast of Charlie Sheen, her ex husband. [Read More]
World Series of Comedy 2011 approaches
We visited Las Vegas last September to “observe” the World Series of Comedy, a six-day affair at the Alexis Park Hotel, dreamed up by comedian/producer/impresario Joe Lowers. We posted about it here and here, where we recapped the affair... [Read More]
Comedy Central announces Charlie Sheen roast; no topic will be off limits
The old saying, when one door closes another door opens, holds true– even for televised celebrity roasts. In early June we broke the news that Comedy Central’s planned roast of Kid Rock was not, after all, going to happen. A door closed.. [Read More]
Australian Court rules Mick Molloy defamed political candidate with joke on tv
Former Australian Labor political candidate Nicole Cornes has successfully sued Channel Ten after alleging comedian Mick Molloy defamed her on its Before the Game football show. Channel Ten's lawyer Robert Whitington, QC, argued that the joke was not meant to be taken literally, given the humorous context of the show. But Justice David Peek today ruled that Ms Cornes's case had succeeded and he awarded her $85,000. [Read More]
Show Report: Comedy Central Park
When I first got to the SummerStage in Central Park, the first thing I noticed was how absolutely packed it was. I never expected there would be such a huge turnout for comedy, but then again, I am not that bright... [Read More]
Carlos Mencia filming new special for Comedy Central, says he needed a break from comedy
In an interview posted this morning, Carlos Mencia says he took a break from touring the last three years because “nothing was funny” to him. “I was 22 years into it and needed to step away..." [Read More]
Comedy Central Greenlights Two New Sketch Series!
The Nick Show Kroll will showcase the many characters of Nick Kroll, including Bobby Bottleservice, Fabrice Fabrice and several created especially for the new show. Meanwhile, MADtv's Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele will head up an as-yet-untitled series starring the duo in a variety of shorts and sketches. [Read More]