Judd Apatow’s stand-up comedy resurrection
Immaturity is funny, so says all-American comedy maven Judd Apatow, who’s best known for creating the genius, short-lived, cult TV show, Freaks and Geeks and his ensuing plethora of raunchy blockbusters. What Judd’s not so known for is his abridged stand-up career, which ran shorter than... [Read More]
FXX snags Axe Cop, Lucas Bros Moving Co., more for Animation Domination High-Def
The Lucas Brothers are returning to television, along with several other animated comedy series. Animation Domination High-Def late-night programming block from Fox will relaunch on FXX in the new year. New episodes of Lucas Bros. Moving Co. will be joined by new Stone Quackers and reruns of High Sc... [Read More]
Broken Lizard score TBS comedy pilot ‘Quality Time’
Broken Lizard may spend some quality time on TBS if all goes according to plan. TNT/TBS head Kevin Reilly ordered a pilot from the makers of Super Troopers and Beerfest. Broken Lizard members Paul Soter, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme and Erik Stolhanske will write and star in Quality Time. The show i... [Read More]
Minneapolis comedian Bill Young dies but won’t be forgotten by supportive Twin Cities comedy community (Essay)
We just lost a dear friend of the Minneapolis/St. Paul comedy scene. He passed away sometime between Thursday night and Friday morning. This was the second huge death the scene has had in less than two weeks and we are beyond devastated. The entire landscape of our community has changed. Bill Young ... [Read More]
Camille Cosby breaks her silence on sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby, asks ‘Who is the victim?’
A day after Bill Cosby lectured a reporter about how black media should cover the mounting sexual assault allegations levied against him with a “neutral mind” the veteran comedian’s wife of 50 years, Camille, released a statement blaming the media for not “vetting” her ... [Read More]
Donald Glover’s FX hip-hop comedy pilot ‘Atlanta’ is happening
Donald Glover will create and star in a new comedy pilot for FX Networks. Childish Gambino is already working on the next season of Community for Yahoo! Screen and his next project Atlanta will show off more of his hip-hop chops. Atlanta is about two cousins working their way up the Atlanta rap scen... [Read More]
Bill Cosby lectures reporter, expects black media to have ‘neutral mind’ about rape allegations
Though Bill Cosby has been told not to talk to the press about the staggering number of sexual assault allegations against him, the veteran comedian had no problem being manipulative to a New York Post reporter. Reached at his home by Stacy Brown, Cosby, whom Brown described as “upbeat” ... [Read More]
Golden Globes are terrible for comedy and here’s why and how it could be better
The nominees for the 72nd Annual Golden Globes were announced on Thursday morning. Yet again, those zany humans from foreign lands behind the third-rate award ceremony have befuddled us with their interpretation of the term ‘comedy,’ doling out nominations to actors in movies like crime ... [Read More]
FX’s The League renewed for seventh — and final — fantasy football season
FXX’s fantasy football comedy series The League will return next year— for its seventh and final season. The series revolving around a group of friends’ outrageous antics surrounding their fantasy football league will come to a close with a final 13-episodes in 2015. The League sta... [Read More]
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Are smartphones killing comedy?
Chris Rock says standup performers need the freedom to make mistakes that aren’t immediately uploaded by fans [Read More]