Comedy Central books '30 Rock' reruns for 2011 | Hollywood Reporter
Comedy Central has acquired the off-network syndication rights to NBC's "30 Rock." It will share the cable window of the Emmy-winning comedy series with WGN America for a combined license fee said to be in the range of $800,000 an episode, surpassing cable sales of other recent comedy offerings such as "The Office," "My Name Is Earl" and "Entourage." The two cable networks will begin to run "30 Rock" in 2011. [Read More]
Comedy Central's Jokes.com Launches Stand-Up Comedy Video Contest | STAGE TIME Magazine
COMEDY CENTRAL's Jokes.com has launched Open Mic Challenge, the monthly multi-platform-themed stand-up video challenge gives users the opportunity to upload homemade stand-up videos that will be featured on Jokes.com, comedycentral.com, Facebook and mobile handsets. Some of the best videos, selected by users as well as the COMEDY CENTRAL and Jokes.com staff, will be announced and featured on-air on COMEDY CENTRAL. [Read More]
Kathy Griffin Announced as Joan Rivers Roast Master | Comedy Central Insider
Comedic icon and COMEDY CENTRAL Roastee Joan Rivers is in for one fiery evening. COMEDY CENTRAL announced today that double Emmy Award-winning and Grammy-nominated comedienne Kathy Griffin has been tapped as Roast Master for this year's "COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of Joan Rivers." The event tapes in Los Angeles at CBS Studios - Radford on Sunday, July 26. The "COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of Joan Rivers" airs on Sunday, August 9 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. [Read More]
Comedy Central's holiday weekend Stand-Up Blowout | TV Squad
Since programming anything new is probably a waste on a holiday weekend, Comedy Central is programming roughly 4,000 previously aired stand-up specials (okay, just 40, but that's a lot) from some of the biggest names on its rosters, including Dane Cook, Jeff Dunham, Katt Williams, Louis C.K., Lewis Black, Brian Regan, Demetri Martin, Ron White, Lisa Lampanelli, and Jim Gaffigan. They'll also sprinkle in some of their Comedy Central Presents half-hour showcases. It's called the Stand-Up Blowout W... [Read More]
A Michael and Michael Have Issues Status Report | The Apiary
A couple of Fridays ago, some of Comedy Central's anticipated new show, Michael and Michael Have Issues, was filmed in a small and unassuming studio on the Upper West Side. Even in its unfinished and seemingly unfocused state, it is easy to see that Michael Showalter and Michael Ian Black are back in big way since the demise of Stella.. [Read More]
Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter fight over ‘Greg the Intern' | Punchline Magazine
I got to check out the pilot episode, titled Greg the Intern. In doing so, I think I got decent hold of what the show will offer. While the episode is comprised of independently-themed sketches - one about a teenage couple who took a pledge to remain virgins and one wherein Black and Showalter throw down over the way the former Michael is imitating a butterfly fart (see video below) - the show's through line is centered around the Michaels' fight to win the affection of the show's intern Greg. I... [Read More]
Comedy Central resurrects 'Futurama' for 26 new episodes | Hollywood Reporter
"Futurama" is coming back. Taking a page from the "Family Guy" resurrection guidebook, the canceled Fox animated comedy is returning with an order from Comedy Central for 26 new episodes to run over two seasons. "Futurama" creators Matt Groening and David X. Cohen already are working on stories for the new batch of episodes of the sci-fi cartoon, slated to premiere on Comedy Central in mid-2010. [Read More]
Win a Trip to a Comedy Central Roast
The next Comedy Central Roast is right around the corner, and you could be there for the taping thanks to Honda. Includes airfare, hotel, transportation, and $1000 spending money. [Read More]
Comedy Central Announces 09/10 Development Slate - Jamie Foxx, Ron White, Andy Dick, Judah Friedlander, Sklar Bros
Exciting news today, as Comedy Central unveiled their latest development slate, which features projects from a variety of talents, including Jamie Foxx, Ron White, Andy Dick, Judah Friedlander and The Sklar Brothers. They've also given the official greenlight to the new series Ugly American. [Read More]
Pete Correale coming to Letterman, Comedy Central | Staten Island Live
Pete Correale has come a long way from mopping up floors -- not to earn a paycheck, but the closing slot -- at a B-list comedy club. "The thing with comedy is, people think you're two or three years into telling jokes and that's someone on the rise, but that's just a baby," says Correale, 39. "In comedy standards, that's someone who doesn't know who they are or what they're doing." Fourteen years after his less-than-glamorous debut, the square-jawed dude with McDreamy hair is finally poised to b... [Read More]