Talking to Wyatt Cenac About 'The Daily Show', Writing for 'King of the Hill', and What's Next for Him
by Bradford Evans Since leaving The Daily Show at the end of last year, comedian Wyatt Cenac has been keeping busy with a variety of new projects. He's been hosting the popular New York standup show Night Train, filmed a role in the upcoming David Cross-directed movie Hits, and has been developing T... [Read More]
Talking to Brad Neely and Daniel Weidenfeld About Season 2 of 'China, IL'
by Bradford Evans This weekend, Adult Swim's animated series China, IL is set to return for its second season, and for season two, the show is expanding from 15 minutes to a full half-hour, making it one of the rare Adult Swim shows to become a full-length series. Created by Brad Neely, who honed hi... [Read More]
Today's Funniest Tweets
by WitStream Amber Tozer Dating is collecting information about someone until you realize you don't like them Myq Kaplan just used old-timey analog shazam. (asked a person what song they were p... [Read More]
Talking to Mike Schur About 'Parks and Rec', 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine', and Writing with Bill Murray
by Bradford Evans Few writers in the TV world pull off creating two shows that are on the air at the same time, but Mike Schur just became part of that club. The Parks and Recreation co-creator's new series, the Andy Samberg cop comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, premieres tonight on Fox. Schur co-created t... [Read More]
Talking to Vernon Chatman and John Lee About Season 2 of 'The Heart, She Holler'
by Meera Jagannathan Season 2 of The Heart, She Holler, a Southern gothic melodrama steeped in incest, gore and absurdity, has been two years in the making: Adult Swim greenlit another season right after the live-action show’s initial six-episode run in 2011, but showrunners Vernon Chatman and... [Read More]
Al Jean on 'Family Guy'-Style Cutaways Being 'Not as Fresh' Anymore
by Elise Czajkowski Co.Create has a cool interview with long-time Simpsons writer and showrunner Al Jean about the process of writing an episode of the legendary show and how the show has has been impacted by its rivals over the years. We did quite a few [random cutaways] in season four (a... [Read More]
Talking to Ike Barinholtz About 'The Mindy Project', 'MADtv', and His 'Game of Thrones' Audition Tape
by Jeremy Popkin From Twitter buddy to staff writer to breakout series regular, Ike Barinholtz earned a well-deserved meteoric rise during the first season of The Mindy Project. The improv actor had initially befriended Mindy Kaling over Twitter, which led to an invitation to the writer’s room... [Read More]
Talking to Matt Walsh and Matt Besser About the New UCB Book, Improv, and the Future of UCB
by Bradford Evans Since longform improvisation was created by Del Close in the 1980s, there hasn't been a book on the art form as thorough as the Upright Citizen Brigade Theatre's new improv textbook. Co-written by UCB co-founders Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh (Amy Poehler receives a "Spe... [Read More]
Jason Sudeikis and Kirsten Dunst Are Starring in the Will Ferrell-Produced Rom-Com 'Seeing Other People'
by Bradford Evans Jason Sudeikis is starring in a new movie produced by his Saturday Night Live predecessor Will Ferrell. Called Seeing Other People, it's a romantic comedy that stars Sudeikis and Kirsten Dunst. The project was announced at the Toronto Film Festival this morning, Variety reports. In... [Read More]
Talking to Bob Odenkirk About 'Hollywood Said No!', 'The Birthday Boys', and Working with David Cross on a New Showtime Pilot
by Bradford Evans It's a big year for Bob Odenkirk. In addition to Breaking Bad ending its run with its highly-anticipated remaining episodes airing over the next few weeks, Odenkirk also has a new book with his Mr. Show cohort David Cross and a new TV series with sketch group The Birthday Boys... [Read More]