Tenacious D opens SF Sketchfest with stories, laughs and rock
SAN FRANCISCO — As the 13th edition of SF Sketchfest is upon us, I’m reminded the mark of a truly great comedy festival is not simply amassing as many high-profile and up-and-coming comics as possible and throwing them up onstage throughout a city. It’s about offering the comedy fa... [Read More]
FX Orders Series Starring Nat Faxon, Judy Greer, Brett Gelman, and Jenny Slate; Coming in July
by Bradford Evans Cable network FX announced they've picked up two new comedies today. The first, called Married, stars Nat Faxon (Ben and Kate) and Judy Greer (Arrested Development) as two best friends trying to save their marriage amidst arguing and sex troubles. Brett Gelman (Eagleheart) and Jenn... [Read More]
USA Orders a Series Starring Eliza Coupe from 'Happy Endings'
by Bradford Evans The USA network may have passed on saving Happy Endings last year, but they're giving a new show to one of Happy Endings' stars. USA has given a 12-episode order to Benched, a new half-hour sitcom starring Eliza Coupe, THR reports. Benched, which was ordered as a pilot presentation... [Read More]
'Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule' Comes Back for Your Health February 27th
by Megh Wright Great news for Brule fans: Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! spin-off Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule starring John C. Reilly is set to return to Adult Swim for a third season. The first episode will premiere on February 27th at 12:30AM, and you can catch a sneak peek of the ne... [Read More]
NBC Orders Tennis Comedy Pilot from Rob Lowe
by Megh Wright Not to be outdone by Rashida Jones's recent pilot order and casting in Steve Carell's TBS show, Parks and Rec's Rob Lowe has also gotten a pilot picked up by NBC. According to Deadline, Lowe is starring and executive producing the single-camera pilot called The Pro, which centers on "... [Read More]
HBO Cancels 'Family Tree' and 'Hello Ladies'
by Bradford Evans HBO has canceled a couple of its new comedy series. THR reports that Family Tree, starring Chris O'Dowd and co-created by Christopher Guest, and Hello Ladies, starring and co-created by Stephen Merchant, have been canceled by the pay-cable network. Both shows aired their eight... [Read More]
HBO Passes on Sarah Silverman/Lorne Michaels Comedy
by Megh Wright Back in October, it was announced that HBO had added what seemed like a surefire pilot with People In New Jersey, a half-hour series starring Sarah Silverman and Topher Grace, directed by Bridesmaids' Paul Feig, produced by Lorne Michaels, and created/written by Girls/Six Feet Under w... [Read More]
Colin Jost Will Replace Seth Meyers as 'Weekend Update' Co-Anchor on 'SNL'
by Bradford Evans With Seth Meyers leaving Saturday Night Live next month to take over NBC's Late Night, his spot as "Weekend Update" co-anchor is up for grabs. SNL's head writer, Colin Jost, has been named as Meyers's replacement, THR reports. Meyers's last episode will be February 1st, while Jost ... [Read More]
Fred Armisen Is Releasing 7" Singles from All His Fake 'SNL' Bands
by Megh Wright Get ready to blast the sweet sounds of "Massachusetts Afternoon" on your vintage record player, because Pitchfork reports that SNL/Portlandia star Fred Armisen is releasing a series of 7" singles from all the amazing fake bands he played in during his time at SNL called "Hometown Hero... [Read More]
Chris Gethard to release first stand-up album, ‘My Comedy Album’ on April 22nd
Today comedian Chris Gethard announced that he’s intends to release his first stand-up comedy album this April. Gethard, a NJ native has been pretty busy lately, not only is he seeing great success with his cable access show, The Chris Gethard Show he also also inked a deal with Comedy Central... [Read More]