Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo developing new comedy series for ABC
While Chevy Chase’s 85-episode run on NBC cult favorite Community has long since come to an end, it seems the iconic actor is gearing up for a return to the small screen. He’s working on a new series for rival network ABC– and he’s teaming up with Beverly D’Angelo, his ... [Read More]
Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld's "Mysterious Project" Is a Broadway Play
by Megh Wright During his Reddit AMA last week, Jerry Seinfeld hinted at an upcoming collaboration with Larry David. "We wrote this script for this thing that you will eventually see but I can't reveal what it is at this time," he said. "All I can do is tell you that it's big, huge, gigantic." While... [Read More]
Amber Ruffin and Andrew Law Joining 'Late Night with Seth Meyers' Writing Staff
by Megh Wright In the wake of SNL's recent hiring of LaKendra Tookes and Leslie Jones as writers, Late Night with Seth Meyers has also added a black female writer to its staff with Amber Ruffin, the Chicago Tribune reports. Ruffin has appeared on Key and Peele, is a graduate of iO and Second City, f... [Read More]
Amy Poehler snags a Golden Globe, plus more surprises in the comedy categories
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler returned last night to host the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony. This is their second year in a row hosting the awards show (and they’ll be back to host it again next year). Of their return, Fey remarked, “This is Hollywood, so if something kind of works... [Read More]
Melissa McCarthy to Host 'SNL's Superbowl Weekend Episode
by Megh Wright Melissa McCarthy is going to host SNL for a third time. According to Variety, McCarthy is set to return to the show for its Super Bowl weekend episode on February 1st following the announcement of hosts Drake (as both host and musical guest; Jan 18th) and Jonah Hill (with musical gues... [Read More]
Amy Poehler, Andy Samberg, 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Among 2014 Golden Globe Winners
by Megh Wright The Golden Globes aired last night, and in the realm of comedy, Mike Schur's NBC shows had a great night. Not only did Amy Poehler finally get an award for her work as Leslie Knope on Parks and Rec, but freshman sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine took home a surprising win for Best Comedy/Musi... [Read More]
Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo Are Developing a Show for ABC
by Megh Wright Chevy Chase is already planning his return to television. According to THR, the former Community regular is currently developing a comedy series with his National Lampoon's Vacation costar Beverly D'Angelo and producer Aaron Kaplan, who worked as an EP on The Lonely Island's 2012 Fox ... [Read More]
Richard Pryor Biopic Back On with New Director; Eddie Murphy, Marlon Wayans, Michael B. Jordan Eyed to Star
by Bradford Evans A biopic about the late great standup Richard Pryor has been in the works for nearly two decades now, and while the project has been dormant for the past few years, it looks like a Pryor biopic is once again in development. Lee Daniels (Precious, The Butler) is in talks to direct t... [Read More]
Tim Minchin Is Making a 'Groundhog Day' Musical
by Bradford Evans Tim Minchin and Matthew Warchus, the composer and director of Tony-winning Matilda the Musical, are adapting the 1993 Bill Murray comedy Groundhog Day into a stage musical, The Daily Mail reports. The pair have been working on it with Danny Rubin, who co-wrote the script to the mov... [Read More]
Comedian Dieudonné M’bala M’bala banned for being ‘anti-Semitic’
Moments before he was scheduled to perform for 5,000 fans on Thursday, French comedian Dieudonné M’bala M’bala learned his gig – the kickoff to a 22-city national tour – was canceled. After striking down a ban on the show, the highest court in France reversed the decis... [Read More]