Idris Elba to Star in Netflix Comedy Series ‘Turn Up Charlie’
Idris Elba has made his mark as one of the industry’s most sought after choices for gritty dramas like The Wire and Luther, but his next TV series will apparently show his more comedic side; Elba will star in and executive produce Turn Up Charlie, a comedy series for Netflix about a DJ, it was... [Read More]
Comedy Central orders show based on the world of the Comedy Cellar
Comedy Central announced its 2018 development slate, including five pilot orders and two series orders. One of the series that… MORE Comedy Central orders show based on the world of the Comedy Cellar appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Jim Carrey Surprises ‘Dumb and Dumber’ Co-Star Jeff Daniels on ‘Conan’
Jeff Daniels was on Conan on Tuesday to promote his new series The Looming Tower, but the focus immediately shifted — to Daniels’ surprise — over to the guy behind the curtain: Jim Carrey. Daniels appeared genuinely unaware that Carrey was waiting to crash the interview and th... [Read More]
Comedy Central Orders Sketch Show from ‘Broad City’ Cast Member
The Broad City comedy tree continues to grow, with Comedy Central announcing a series order for Alternatino with Arturo Castro on Tuesday during the unveiling of their 2018-2019 development slate. Castro plays Ilana’s roommate Jaime in Broad City, and was recently in the third s... [Read More]
Comedy Central orders stand-up series from The Comedy Cellar, sketch series with Arturo Castro
Comedy Central released its development slate today for 2018-2019, and topping the list are two new series: Alternatino with Arturo Castro and This Week at the Comedy Cellar. “With an exciting mix of established and emerging talent, our current development slate continues Comedy... [Read More]
Jason Mantzoukas Road Trip Comedy Set to Debut in November
The Long Dumb Road, a comedy starring Jason Mantzoukas and Tony Revolori and directed by Hannah Fidell, has sold its North American distribution rights to Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Content Group, according to Deadline. In the film, which debuted at Sundance this year, Mantzoukas (The Lea... [Read More]
Kat Radley on Women in Comedy Festivals, and in the writer’s rooms
Kat Radley spent the better parts of 2016 and 2017 submitting writer’s packets to late-night comedy shows. “I think I lost count at one point, but if you name a show, I pretty much sent a packet for it,” Radley told me. Last August, the first packet she’d submitted turned int... [Read More]
Tim Meadows to Star in Spinoff of ‘The Goldbergs’
ABC has picked up a spinoff from The Goldbergs that will be set in 1990 and star Tim Meadows (Saturday Night Live), Bryan Callen (Mad TV), and A.J. Michalka (Super 8), it was announced on Monday. The pilot of the new show aired as an episode of The Goldbergs in January and was directed by […]... [Read More]
Starz has acquired several former Seeso series and specials
Good news for fans of Seeso programming! Starz, a cable channel/network still in operation and continuing into the foreseeable future, has acquired several series and specials launched during the brief era of Seeso, NBCUniversal’s short-lived hope for a comedy streaming platform. We already kn... [Read More]
Maria Bamford filed a restraining order against President Donald J. Trump
On Friday, April 13, 2018, comedian Maria Bamford went to her local courthouse to file a restraining order. Not against an ex. But against the president. Of the United States. Ok! Going to local courthouse to file restraining order against Donald Trump. I'll let you know what happens. It may just be... [Read More]