Watch the trailer for MTV’s zombie comedy series “Death Valley,” starring Bryan Callen
A few weeks ago, we chatted with comedian Bryan Callen about his many upcoming and current projects, and starring in MTV’s new zombie-themed mockumentary series Death Valley was one of those said projects. “It’s so much fun. It’s just a b... [Read More]
Comedy Central Greenlights Two New Sketch Series!
The Nick Show Kroll will showcase the many characters of Nick Kroll, including Bobby Bottleservice, Fabrice Fabrice and several created especially for the new show. Meanwhile, MADtv's Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele will head up an as-yet-untitled series starring the duo in a variety of shorts and sketches. [Read More]
The Greatest TV Writers Rooms Ever
A sharp and clever writing staff is the key to a great comedy series, but some shows in television’s past have gone above and beyond, recruiting a murderer’s row of comedy minds to fill the writers’ room, with each member later creating an impressive body of work on their own. Either by design or by... [Read More]
Jim Carrey to be named “Funniest M.F.” at Spike TV’s Guys Choice Awards
Canadian-born comedy legend Jim Carrey will be awarded the “Funniest M.F.” award at this year’s Guys Choice Awards, presented by Spike TV. Beginning his mainstream career on In Living Color in the early 90’s, Jim quickly made a name for himself portr... [Read More]
MTV Greenlights 'Zach Stone' Comedy Pilot Starring Comedian Bo Burnham
..a comedy about young people's obsession with celebrity and with reality TV as a way to become famous. MTV has given the green light to single-camera comedy pilot Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous, co-created by hot 20-year-old comedian Bo Burnham and writer Dan Lagana and starring Burnham. It is a mocumentary, which centers on Zach (Burnham), a kid fresh out of high school who hires a camera crew to film him because he wants to be famous. "It's that idea that your life is not worth anything if you... [Read More]
SNL’s Jason Sudeikis will host MTV Movie Awards
Jason Sudeikis is no stranger to live television, which should make his next non-Saturday Night Live gig a breeze. MTV announced today that Sudeikis will be hosting the 2011 MTV Movie Awards, to air Sunday, June 5 at 9pm. He promises to be a pretty s... [Read More]
Wrapping Up a History of Sketch Comedy
With this last article on the history of sketch comedy, I wanted to take the opportunity to reevaluate the past, present, and future of the genre as I've laid it out over the last six months. First of all I should say that this has hardly been the definitive guide to sketch; there are countless impo... [Read More]
Cedric The Entertainer gets his own TV Land pilot, a ‘Hot in Cleveland” spinoff
Comedian Cedric The Entertainer is getting his own pilot on TV Land; and it’s a spinoff of the network’s hugely successful show Hot in Cleveland! But how is it a spinoff if Cedric isn’t even on Hot in Cleveland, you might be asking.... [Read More]
Dave TV survey reveals joke theft rife among UK comics
In a new face-to-face survey of more than 100 UK comedians, 55 per cent said they have been the victims of joke theft. And quarter of them admitted that there was little they could do about it – although the study did not reveal what the other three-quarters would do. The study, commissioned by Dave TV, provides an insight into several other aspects of the working lives of stand-ups in the UK. [Read More]
MTV Networks to release Comedy Central’s “Ugly Americans” video game, more titles to come
MTV Networks today announced the inception of 345 Games, a division charged with creating video games based on Comedy Central and Spike TV properties. The launch will be celebrated with an August release of an Ugly Americans-themed game called Apoca... [Read More]