Watch five glorious minutes of Aubrey Plaza on ‘Parks and Recreation’
It’ll be weeks before we get to see new episodes of Parks and Recreation. But the folks at NBC know how to keep our interest in the meantime. Or, they know how to keep my interest, anyway. They’ve put together a best-of reel of Aubrey Pla... [Read More]
Eddie Pepitone will film new scenes for ‘Community’
Hundreds of Community fans this afternoon gathered in midtown Manhattan, steps from NBC headquarters, to plead with the network to save their favorite show; and they did it flash mob style (see video below)— just in case the #savecommunity hashtag on... [Read More]
Millions to miss out on Funny or Die’s “Billy on the Street” due to Time Warner Cable spat with MSG
The new TV show from Funny or Die that's part game show, part hilarious spontaneous prank show on unsuspecting pedestrians -- aka Billy on the Street -- will debut tonight on Fuse. The cable network has spread advertising throughout New York City. An... [Read More]
Ricky Gervais is working on another mockumentary television series
Ricky Gervais sure is making our comedy reporting lives more difficult – it’s hard to keep his 800 million projects straight. But, hey, what’s another added to the list? The Guardian reports that Gervais has just made yet another comedy pilot for Cha... [Read More]
The Tim Minchin “Woody Allen Jesus” song that ITV’s Jonathan Ross Show wouldn’t show you
Tim Minchin is one of my favorite comedians, let alone one of my favorite comedians who is equally brilliant as a musical comedian and a musician. Minchin was supposed to be on the telly Friday night in the UK on ITV's broadcast of The Jonathan Ross ... [Read More]
Louis CK tells Fallon about earning $1 million in 10 days, and how he’s giving most of it away
The Louis CK comedy train keeps chugging along and picking up more fans along the way as 2011 comes to a close. This is a different train from the Dane Train, mind you. Anyhow. I'm dumb. Louis CK is smart. His new stand-up special, Live at the Beacon... [Read More]
Wendy Liebman is Taller on TV and Just as Funny
It’s takes a lot of guts to simply get on stage.  It’s another thing entirely to be funny.  When you develop a comedic style that’s often imitated, then you’re really on to something. Enter Wendy Liebman. If you don’t know her name, you definitely kn... [Read More]
Hundreds of aspiring comedians show up for ‘In Living Color’ open auditions
Hundrerds of aspiring and working comedians, improvisors and actors lined up outside of the soon-to-be-opened Laugh Factory Chicago on Dec. 20 to audition for the revamped In Living Color– a two-episode special run that Fox will premiere this s... [Read More]
The late-night TV wars of 2011: Winners and losers
With late-night TV pretty much done for the year (everyone's airing repeats or is pre-empted for holiday programming for next week's final week of 2011), we can take a step back and see who's doing well and who didn't make it to year's end. How your ... [Read More]
Michael Showalter snags a television deal with Fox
Comedian Michael Showalter has inked a deal with Fox to develop a new sitcom for the television network. The Stella co-founder is working with Christina Lee (she worked with Showalter on he and Michael Ian Black’s Comedy Central show, Michael a... [Read More]