Monty Python to reuinite for new stage show
This Thursday, many a comedy geek’s dream is set to come true, as it appears that the surviving members of Monty Python will be reuniting and doing a new stage show. A press conference has been called for tomorrow at London’s Playhouse Theatre, the same venue where Spamalot is currently ... [Read More]
Kevin Farley: “Chris would have crushed playing Rob Ford”
As you’ve likely seen by now, Saturday Night Live kicked things off in high fashion this week, with a cold opening lampooning Toronto mayor Rob Ford. Really, the guy’s past week, in which he admitted to smoking crack and made crude sexual references during a press conference, was ripe fo... [Read More]
NBC gives pilot order to Kate Walsh comedy
NBC has been on a comedy tear lately. Whether it’s picking Nate Bargatze and The Office‘s Ellie Kemper up for development deals, having Ellen DeGeneres create a new sitcom with a gay lead character, or reanimating Last Comic Standing, the Peacock is definitely upping their comedy game. N... [Read More]
Lady Gaga hosted Saturday Night Live: She did it for the applause
In general, my taste in music doesn’t really lean towards pop, so I would not classify myself a fan of Lady Gaga. While she’s had her share of WTF? moments every time I’ve caught a live performance, there’s not much of a doubt that she really is good at her trade of entertain... [Read More]
This Week In Comedy: Alternate ending edition
The much wanted alternate ending of Breaking Bad/Malcom in the Middle actually happened. [Youtube] Steve Martin was awarded an honorary Oscar. [Twitter] Bob Zmuda will release an Andy Kaufman book next year. [Splitsider] Paul Feig is working on a spin-off of The Heat. [Deadline] IN STORES Crazy Stup... [Read More]
Looks Like The Lonely Island Will Appear On SNL Tonight
With Lady Gaga pulling double duty tonight on Saturday Night Live, it seemed likely that a few “surprise” guests would make an appearance. Now it’s safe to say that one of those surprises will come from The Lonely Island. Taran Killam essentially let the cat out of the bag with a p... [Read More]
Steve Rannazzisi ‘Manchild’ special premieres tomorrow, let’s watch some clips
Tomorrow night Steve Rannazzisi‘s stand-up special Manchild will make its premiere on Comedy Central. Many of you may recognized Rannazzisi as Kevin MacArthur, the former commissioner of the Shiva league and father of Chalupa Batman MacArthur in the FXX show, The League. In addition to being o... [Read More]
Comedy Central picks up Chris Hardwick’s ‘@Midnight’ for 40 more weeks
The week of good but cancelled comedian-led TV shows ended last night. On the final episode of its inaugural run, Chris Hardwick announced that @Midnight was picked up for another round of shows. Hardwick delivered the news shortly into the game stating, “This was an experiment we did for a mo... [Read More]
John Oliver to helm weekly news show on HBO
This past summer while The Daily Show host Jon Stewart was off filming Rosewater, he enlisted one of his best correspondents, John Oliver, to guest-host the show. We thought he knocked it out of the park, and apparently HBO did as well, as they’ve given him his own weekly Sunday night show. Mu... [Read More]
‘Last Comic Standing’ to rise again with Wanda Sykes
It’s been canceled twice before, but NBC is reviving it’s popular Last Comic Standing show for an eighth season, this time with Wanda Sykes executive-producing. It’s been reported that the show, which last aired in 2010, will be brought back in the Summer of 2014. While THR says th... [Read More]