Comedy Central developing new Liquid Television-esque animated showcase | The A.V. Club
Comedy Central has picked up a new animated pilot from Robot Chicken and Moral Orel production company ShadowMachine: a showcase for animated shorts in a variety of formats (CGI, stop-motion, regular old hand-drawn) that is being envisioned as a launching pad for potential future full-length animation shows. (So it’s a bit like MTV’s Liquid Television, only more focused on comedy and with less Aeon Flux-type stuff.) [Read More]
Nick Thune and Seinfeld writer join forces for NBC project
It looks like rising comedian Nick Thune made a good impression with the suits at NBC after appearing as a recurring correspondent on The Jay Leno Show—not to be confused with the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Regardless, the sometimes guitar-wielding ... [Read More]
D.L. Hughley cast in comedy pilot for TNT
Judging by the wealth of new shows, it would seem that Ted Turner and company have been more than busy lately. TNT has reunited D.L. Hughley (formerly of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip) and Steven Weber for a new pilot written by Allan Loeb. The untit... [Read More]
Russell Peters lands NBC sitcom deal
Stand-up comedy giant Russell Peters landed a deal to work on a half-hour sitcom for NBC. The show, according to Variety, will be loosely based on Peters’ life. The comedian, who grew up in Brampton, Canada with his parents who immigrated there from ... [Read More]
“Conan” premieres tonight; will we be pleased or disappointed?
Originally posted on Oct. 27. Tonight’s the night, folks. Conan premieres on TBS at 11 pm EST. In light of that, we wanted to re-post this piece. We’re rooting for you, Coco! TBS has poured its heart, soul and, most important, its promot... [Read More]
Zach Galifianakis reveals new hairdo on Fallon show
As if pulling out a (fake) joint on Bill Maher’s show was surprising enough, Zach Galifianakis surprised us with a new hair cut on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night! The Hangover star was on the show promoting his new movie Due Date co-st... [Read More]
Chelsea Handler inks primetime deal with NBC
Comedy-centric network NBC has made a deal with comedian Chelsea Handler to produce a primetime sitcom pilot based on her three best selling books. Deadline reports the pilot is titled Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea, the title of her 20... [Read More]
Patton Oswalt working with Fox on new sitcom
Increasingly versatile comedian Patton Oswalt has been tapped by the folks at Fox to develop a sitcom. The folks at New York Magazine’s Vulture blog are reporting that he and longtime friend Scott Aukerman — a former writer for David Cros... [Read More]
Comedy Central’s autism benefit airs Thursday, quirky items on auction now
What’s the secret to making Hot Pockets diarrhea proof? Well, what if those Hot Pockets were signed by Jim Gaffigan? Right, you’d still have the runs, but you’d have a swell conversation piece. Gaffigan’s autographed Hot Pocke... [Read More]
Demetri Martin inks deal with CBS
It may seem like Demetri Martin has been a bit quiet as of late, but as it turns out, he’s been busy behind the scenes striking deals that will hopefully have us laughing into primetime. Though details are sparse, the Hollywood Reporter just posted t... [Read More]