Jay Leno: Working Class Hero
by Justin Gray When I started this series I knew that sooner or later I would be writing about Jay Leno. No comedian has been as villainized in the past two decades as much as Leno. As soon as he replaced Johnny Carson as the host of The Tonight Show, Leno has been inundated with criticism from just... [Read More]
First look: IFC sets October debut for The Birthday Boys, sends them on national tour with Comedy Bang! Bang!’s Scott Aukerman, Paul F. Tompkins
It's going to be a busy fall for The Birthday Boys. The L.A.-based sketch comedy troupe will earn their TV debut all together now on IFC, debuting the first of 10 half-hour episodes at 10:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, 2013. The Birthday Boys will be paired with Comedy Bang! Bang!, not just on the la... [Read More]
Ed Helms Is Producing a New ABC Comedy from an 'Archer' Writer
by Bradford Evans Three months after The Office ended its run on NBC, Ed Helms is lining up his next TV show. THR reports that Helms is producing a new single-camera comedy created by Archer writer Mike Arnold. The untitled show follows a talented big-city female attorney adjusting after a move to a... [Read More]
Patton Oswalt's 'The Heart, She Holler' Returns Sept. 10
by Bradford Evans Adult Swim's strangest show is headed back to TV. The network announced today that season two of The Heart, She Holler will premiere Tuesday, September 10th at 12:30am. Created by PFFR's Vernon Chatman and John Lee, The Heart, She Holler stars Patton Oswalt as the long-lost, cave-d... [Read More]
Casey Wilson and June Diane Raphael Are Developing a Show with ABC
by Bradford Evans Comedy duo Casey Wilson and June Diane Raphael are developing a new show together. Deadline reports that Wilson and Raphael have signed a script deal with the network for a project that would star Raphael. Wilson doesn't have a deal to star in the show but she could end up doing so... [Read More]
Jay Leno's Final 'Tonight Show' Will Air February 6, 2014
by Bradford Evans Jay Leno has less than six months left behind his Tonight Show desk. The show's executive producers made the announcement to the show's crew Friday that the final episode will air on Thursday, February 6, 2014, Deadline reports. The Winter Olympics, which NBC is covering, begin air... [Read More]
Check Out James Adomian's Louis C.K. Impression from 'Childrens Hospital'
by Bradford Evans Last night's new episode of Childrens Hospital, written by Diablo Cody and directed by David Wain, featured James Adomian (Comedy Bang Bang) doing a bunch of impressions all at once. Here's a clip from it, in which he plays Madonna, Kate Upton, Rihanna, Freddie Mercury, and most i... [Read More]
James Adomian as Louis C.K., Freddie Mercury, Madonna, Kate Upton and Rihanna; on “Childrens Hospital
In case you missed it, last night's episode of Childrens Hospital on Adult Swim featured comedian James Adomian performing several impersonations onstage all at the same time. Here he was, and is, and ever shall be, remembered together as Louis C.K., Rihanna, Madonna, Kate Upton and Freddie Mercury.... [Read More]
Watch Bob Odenkirk Review a Bunch of Bad Local Lawyer Ads
by Bradford Evans Here's living comedy legend and Breaking Bad's sleazy lawyer Bob Odenkirk reviewing sleazy local lawyers ads with Julie Klausner for Vulture. Odenkirk and Klausner's commentary on the commercials is funny but can't top the ridiculousness of this awesome ad. 0 Comments... [Read More]
America Meets David Letterman and Michael Keaton on a Failed Mary Tyler Moore Variety Show
by Ramsey Ess The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny p... [Read More]