This week in comedy: Pranking SXSW
Jimmy Kimmel once again pranked music fans at a festival. This time, SXSW. [Jimmy Kimmel Live] There’s a porn parody of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. [Wood Rocket] President Obama talked about his appearance on Zach Galifianakis’ Between Two Ferns. [Washington Post] The Big Bang Theo... [Read More]
A few recommendations for Saturday Night Live’s ‘First Timers’ Club’
Saturday Night Live will return on March 29th with Louis CK performing the hosting duties for his second time. While excited to see C.K. back at Studio 8H, there’s a long list of people I’d rather see. The thing is, one of the reasons SNL is great and stays fresh is its weekly implementa... [Read More]
Comedy Central picks up Hannibal Buress TV show ‘Unemployable’ for 10 episodes
Comedy Central is all up in the Hannibal Buress game these days. Last year they inked a multi-faceted deal with the comedian which included stand-up and TV deals. From it so far Buress has a new special lined up for release at the end of the month, as well as a great supporting role in […]Com... [Read More]
SXSW 2014: Season 3 of ‘Billy On The Street’ at the Funny Or Die Clubhouse proves to be a crowd pleaser
Lustre Pearl played the location for the house party that Funny Or Die put together and oh what a party it was. There was food, music, live entertainment, podcast recordings. They also played host to a screening of season 3 of Billy On The Street. A season that’s chock full of celebs like Amy ... [Read More]
Nate Bargatze on The Tonight Show, ‘For me, a good workout would be walking to McDonalds’
We talked to Nate Bargatze at SXSW about his upcoming gig on The Tonight Show, now watch his performance here. Bargatze made his Tonight Show debut last night, breaking down the problem out-of-shape people have with Under Armour, workout strategies, and a potential consequence to getting rid of guns... [Read More]
Get ‘em while they last: Free tickets available for ‘The Half Hour’ tapings
Season 3 of Comedy Central’s vaunted The Half Hour will be taping in Boston the last week of March. Fifteen comedians will record their specials over seven shows spread out over the week at The Royale theatre, and if you’d like to be a part of the action, tickets are available now online... [Read More]
“Key & Peele” earn an expanded 4th season and a potential spinoff
Comedy Central and it’s viewers cannot get enough of Key & Peele. The popular sketch series that brought us such fine sketches as the “East/West College Bowl,” is getting an expanded fourth season with the network ordering 22 episodes including two “best of” episode... [Read More]
Season two of ‘Maron’ brings a heavy hitting list of guests
This May, get set to see IFC’s new season of Maron. The hit show follows Mark Maron, host of the WTF Podcast, through life as he attempts to grow as a man and all his stumbles along the way. Mark is the creator, executive producer, and writer of the show, and he’s playing no games [&hell... [Read More]
FOX renews ‘The Mindy Project,’ ‘New Girl,’ and ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’
The Fox network ups its comedy line-up with a few early renewals. According to Deadline, sophomore sitcom The Mindy Project, created by and starring Mindy Kaling, was picked up for a third season. The show has struggled with ratings a bit, but Fox seems very confident in its sitcoms. The network is ... [Read More]
Paul F. Tompkins, Jeff Ross, and Amy Sedaris cast in comedy pilots
Hollywood’s (people still call it that, right?) newest comedy pilots continue to fill out their casts with a few of comedy’s favorite stalwarts. According to Deadline, actor-comedian/distinguished gentleman Paul F. Tompkins lands the starring role in the ABC pilot centering around an ove... [Read More]