Christopher Lloyd to Guest Star on 'Michael J. Fox Show' for a 'Back to the Future' Reunion
by Bradford Evans Back to the Future costars Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd will be appearing together on screen again next year. Fox revealed via Twitter that Lloyd is guest starring in an episode of his new NBC sitcom, The Michael J. Fox Show, that is shooting next week. No further... [Read More]
Ali Siddiq wins Comedy Central’s “Up Next” contest
Houston-based stand-up comedian Ali Siddiq emerged victorious on Monday as the first grand prize winner of Comedy Central's "Up Next" nationwide talent search contest. Fans online chose Siddiq from among nine finalists who had advanced this fall out of regional contests at network-approved comedy cl... [Read More]
The Best of Chris Elliott on Letterman
by Bradford Evans Chris Elliott was an important part of David Letterman's Late Night ever since it began. While working as an NBC page, Elliott met and impressed Letterman, who hired him onto the show as part of its original writing staff in 1982. Elliott wrote for Late Night alongside other influe... [Read More]
Monty Python onstage reunion alert! It’s happening in 2014!
Remember earlier this year when I shared with you Eric Idle's explanation for what is and what is not an official Monty Python reunion? This is official. Terry Jones told the BBC as much already on Tuesday: "We're getting together and putting on a show - it's real," Jones said. "I'm quite ... [Read More]
Bill Cosby Basically Took Over Jimmy Fallon's Show Last Night
by Elise Czajkowski Bill Cosby's been making the rounds to promote his new Comedy Central special, and while he took issue with Jay Leno's stage, he found even more to critique on Jimmy Fallon's show, from The Roots to the audience to Jimmy's copy of Fatherhood. Watch below as he plans his own fune... [Read More]
Jen Kirkman to Star in and Create a Comedy for FX
by Bradford Evans Jen Kirkman is coming to FX. The LA-based standup and Chelsea Lately regular has sold a new comedy called Jen to FX that she will create and star in, Deadline reports. Jen follows a recently-divorced woman in her mid-30s who once did everything she was expected to but is now doing ... [Read More]
Kate Walsh to Star in NBC Pilot 'Bad Judge' from Producers Will Ferrell and Adam McKay
by Bradford Evans NBC has given an early pilot order to Bad Judge, and Private Practice's Kate Walsh has been cast in the lead role, THR reports. The project, originally announced in November, is produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay via their company Gary Sanchez and it follows a hard living judg... [Read More]
Kickstarting generations, genders of stand-up comedy: Moms Mabley, in a new HBO documentary by Whoopi Goldberg
She had played Carnegie Hall, headlined the Apollo with Cab Calloway for decades, but in 1967, Dick Smothers introduced her to a whole new audience, saying: "Some of you may not have heard of her yet. She's only started recently doing television." She was Jackie "Moms" Mabley. "She's been lost ... [Read More]
Talking to Co-Creator Jody Hill About the Final Season of 'Eastbound & Down'
by Bradford Evans After four years, HBO's Eastbound & Down ended its run last night. It was actually the second series finale for Eastbound, after co-creators Danny McBride and Jody Hill surprisingly brought the show back for a fourth season after ending it in season three last year. I talk... [Read More]
John Oliver was so good at substitute hosting The Daily Show, HBO is letting him host his own weekly show in 2014
John Oliver did such a stellar job substituting this summer as host of The Daily Show, everyone just naturally assumed Oliver had become the de facto successor to Jon Stewart whenever he'd decide to step down from his role atop Comedy Central's late-night talk show. Did they think nobody else notice... [Read More]