Jimmy Pardo Is Filling in for Andy Richter on 'Conan' Tonight and Tomorrow
by Bradford Evans Standup and Conan audience warm-up guy Jimmy Pardo will be taking Andy Richter's place as sidekick on the TBS talk show tonight and tomorrow night. Richter will be busy for the next two days filming a pilot for a Fox game show called Step Up that was announced this morning, so... [Read More]
'American Dad!' Is Jumping to TBS in 2014
by Bradford Evans Fox's long-running sitcom American Dad! is jumping from the broadcast network to a cable one next year. Deadline reports that the series will air its tenth and final season on Fox beginning this fall and then the show will move to TBS next year. TBS has ordered an 11th season of Am... [Read More]
Jimmy Pardo to fill in as “Conan” sidekick while Andy Richter hosts FOX game show pilot
Good news all around for Team Coco this week. Jimmy Pardo is stepping in as Conan O'Brien's sidekick tonight and Wednesday night for tapings of Conan on TBS. Whither Andy Richter, you say? You don't say! No. Don't say it. Because Richter is busy with his own new TV project -- a game-show pilot picke... [Read More]
Fox Orders a Game Show Pilot Hosted by Andy Richter
by Bradford Evans Longtime Conan sidekick Andy Richter is getting ready to host a show of his own. THR reports that Fox has ordered a pilot for a new game show called Step Up that Richter will be hosting. Here's the description of the show: Step Up offers contestants "life-changing" amount... [Read More]
There Will Be a Second 'Community' Convention This Year
by Bradford Evans In February, fans held the first-ever CommuniCon, a convention for the sitcom Community, at a community college in Los Angeles. Even though it hasn't been a year since the first CommuniCon, the event organizers are already planning a second one for October. February's eve... [Read More]
Claire Mulaney Hired to Write for 'SNL'
by Bradford Evans Saturday Night Live has started adding onto the writing staff for the show's 39th season, which is set to start up this fall. Claire Mulaney, a writer/performer out of Chicago, has just been hired to write for  the long-running sketch show. She's the younger sister of standup ... [Read More]
Mike Schur Says 'Parks and Rec' Won't Acknowledge Chris Pratt's New Superhero Body
by Bradford Evans Parks and Recreation actor Chris Pratt is preparing to star in the new Marvel superhero movie Guardians of the Galaxy, and last week, he tweeted this photo of his absurdly muscular new superhero body after six months of working out and not drinking beer. TV Guide asked Parks a... [Read More]
Addicted To Comedy: How to be a Writer Who Writes – The Greg Miller Interview
Have you ever had problems with a writing project? Maybe your goal is to publish a book, write a screenplay, or submit a sitcom pilot to your favorite competition? The biggest problem I encountered as a comedy writer was not having enough time to write. Or so I thought. I discovered "How to be a Wri... [Read More]
Patton Oswalt’s first paid acting gig, at 19, in a college loan video
JC Shakespeare is one of a few young comedians who appeared in an infomercial about college loans in 1990, and 23 years later, he uploaded the video to YouTube today. Shakespeare writes in the description: "This was my first paid gig as an actor, and perhaps it was for Patton as well. Patton had the... [Read More]
Scott Aukerman Made a Great List of His Favorite Comedies
by Bradford Evans The AV Club asked Comedy Bang Bang's Scott Aukerman to create his own 24-hour comedy marathon made up of his favorite movies and shows, and the piece is worth checking out for the basic list itself and to hear Aukerman talk at length about the comedies that inspired him. From ... [Read More]