Every Episode of 'The Simpsons' Will Be Available Via Streaming This August
by Megh Wright Back in August, it was announced that FX sister network FXX purchased syndication rights to all 530 episodes from seasons 1-24 of The Simpsons. While the deal included streaming and VOD rights, the specifics of FX's in-the-works online video service were not yet clear until this week'... [Read More]
Tig Notaro Paid Craig Ferguson a Visit Last Night
by Megh Wright Tig Notaro was a guest on last night's Late Late Show, where she had a chat with her fellow comedy Grammy nominee Craig Ferguson about her famous 2012 Largo standup set, her plan to sweep this year's Grammys, and Paula Poundstone's ping pong tournaments. It's a wonderfully mellow wat... [Read More]
NBC Orders 3 Pilots from Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, Dan Mazer, and J.J. Philbin
by Megh Wright NBC has ordered three more pilots including one from McKay and Ferrell's Gary Sanchez Productions, Deadline reports. The first pilot Love Is Relative is a multi-camera comedy written by Borat/Bruno co-writer Dan Mazer and co-produced by Tom Werner about "a wife and husband who begin t... [Read More]
John Hodgman and Dan Castellaneta to Play Competing Public Radio Hosts on 'Parks and Rec'
by Bradford Evans The Daily Show's John Hodgman and The Simpsons' Dan Castellaneta are set to guest star on an upcoming episode of Parks and Recreation, EW reports. They'll be playing rival public radio hosts, with Castellaneta reprising his character of Pawnee's Derry Murbles, who he's played ... [Read More]
'Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Ratings Don't Improve Despite Two Golden Globe Wins
by Bradford Evans Fox's acclaimed new comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine won some big awards this weekend, but that didn't effect its ratings for its first episode since the wins. At Sunday's Golden Globes, Brooklyn won more awards than any other comedy, taking home the "Best TV Series – Musical or Com... [Read More]
Paul Rudd to Star in Adam Scott's Fourth and Final 'Greatest Event in Television History'
by Bradford Evans Adam Scott's fourth Greatest Event in Television History special is set to air on Adult Swim next Thursday, January 23rd, and Entertainment Weekly has revealed that Paul Rudd will be co-starring with Scott in the new installment. The specials, which have been shot-for-shot rem... [Read More]
Adult Swim Renews 'China, IL' for Season 3
by Bradford Evans Adult Swim announced today that they've renewed the animated comedy China, IL for a third season. There's no word yet on when Season 3 is expected to premiere or how many episodes long it'll be, but production is set to begin later this year. Created by Brad Neely, China, IL f... [Read More]
Rapper Eve Is Developing a Comedy for ABC
by Megh Wright For those of you who have been waiting for a semi-autographical comedy series starring rapper/actress Eve, your wish might actually come true. According to THR, ABC is currently developing a show with Eve for the 2014-2015 season that focuses on interracial relationships. Eve — ... [Read More]
Greg Proops talks parenting, education and the impact of podcasting (Exclusive Laughspin video)
The name of Greg Proops’ wildly popular podcast – The Smartest Man in the World – is somewhere between hyperbole and reality. The comedian, of course, is not the smartest man in the world (though how would we even quantify that, so maybe he is?), but he’s one of very few midd... [Read More]
Comedy Central Orders Victorian-Era Pilot Created by and Starring Natasha Leggero
by Megh Wright It's a good week for new Comedy Central shows, especially now with the news of their most recent pilot order from Ben Stiller's production company Red Hour created by and starring Burning Love staple and Tubbin' with Tash star Natasha Leggero. According to Deadline, Leggero will star ... [Read More]