The Next Wave 2015: The Top Up-and-Coming Comics in Los Angeles
by Samantha Pitchel Welcome to the second semi-annual edition of The Next Wave, Splitsider’s roundup of exciting new comic voices from around the country. Splitsider readers are no doubt familiar with most of the established stand-ups in the country – ones who have risen up via TV appea... [Read More]
Maybe See TV? The week in pilots, script commitments and development deals (Oct. 2, 2014)
The Emmys may have celebrated the past year of television, and the new Fall TV series have yet to premiere, but Hollywood always keeps an eye to the future, and August still signifies the start to the following year's development cycle. You'll hear a lot in the trades and the trade winds from now th... [Read More]
Inside Rachel Bloom's Showtime Pilot 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend'
by Philip Stamato Rachel Bloom made her first big splash in 2010 with the hilarious short "Fuck Me Ray Bradbury," which was so successful that Rachel had the honor of being present for Bradbury's first time watching it. Since then, she's produced numerous other successful and equally hysterical... [Read More]
Showtime Orders 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' Pilot from Aline Brosh McKenna and Rachel Bloom
by Megh Wright In a press release, Showtime announced today that they've given a pilot order to a half-hour comedy with a musical slant called Crazy Ex-Girlfriend co-created, executive produced, and written by Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada) and Rachel Bloom, a comedian/actress/writer on... [Read More]
Follow Friday: @RachelDoesStuff (Rachel Bloom)
by Emma Soren A lot of Twitter users take to the platform to test out their latest jokes and quips, but certain people truly excel at making us laugh with the available characters and constraints. With the Internet being such a big place, it can be difficult to find the comedians most worthy of your... [Read More]
Coffee Break
Happy Coffee Break, everybody! Here are some quick clips to get you through the next couple weeks. Today’s theme is ‘musical comedy that won’t make you want to take a […]Author informationKris McDermottContributor Follow Kris @krismcdermott and have a read on her blog if you... [Read More]
Rachel Bloom: Suck It, Christmas!!! (A Chanukah Album)
Rachel Bloom is the queen of parody music videos. She has a way of mixing total sexiness with total silliness in the best possible way, which is no easy feat. [...]Author informationDavid DeanPublisher at Serial OptimistDavid is the publisher of Serial Optimist and writer of things that hopefully ma... [Read More]
First look: Montreal’s 2012 New Faces, Characters and Unrepped
For the second consecutive year, Montreal's Just For Laughs expanded its New Faces concept to include separate showcases for sketch performers (New Faces Characters) and stand-up comedians who do not yet have agents or managers (New Faces Unrepped). ... [Read More]