Conan O’Brien reunites with The Simpsons writers for some “Serious Jibber-Jabber”
For his next episode of his spin-off video podcast, Serious Jibber-Jabber With Conan O'Brien, O'Brien reunites with his former co-workers from the writers' room of The Simpsons to discuss the early days of the FOX animated classic. Al Jean, Mike Reis... [Read More]
Garfunkel & Oates series among 11 comedies in development at IFC
As if there commitment to producing quality comedy content wasn’t already clear (Maron, Portlandia, Comedy Bang Bang), IFC today announced it’s considering no fewer than 11 new comedy series, one of which is a pilot based on musical duo Garfunkel �... [Read More]
First look: Bo Burnham’s “Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous” on MTV
Anyone who has followed Bo Burnham's burgeoning comedy career from his bedroom out to the comedy clubs and theaters literally has seen him and his comedy grow up. As Burnham has matured, he has shown a fondness for commenting on celebrity and art and... [Read More]
Bob Odenkirk may star in a Breaking Bad spinoff for AMC
We’re not into spreading rumors, but this was too exciting to pass up. It seems the brass at AMC are seriously thinking about spinning off its incredibly popular series Breaking Bad, starring Bryan Cranston, into another show, centered around s... [Read More]
Matthew Weiner’s made-up stand-up connection to the Mad Men season 6 premiere?
Spoiler alert. One of the subplots to the season six premiere of Mad Men -- timed to the Christmas and New Year's holidays at the end of 1967 -- placed one of Peggy's ad campaigns in peril thanks to a stand-up comedian's performance on The Tonight Sh... [Read More]
Joan Rivers: I want to die the way Jessica Simpson lived– fat and happy
A recent visit to the doctor’s office found Joan Rivers more than a little scared about a possible cancer diagnoses. Although a spot found on an X-ray still needed to be examined, emotions ran high upon the comedian’s return to her house,... [Read More]
Still making ‘em laugh: Gabriel Iglesias takes over Comedy Central, SiriusXM with new special
For his new stand-up comedy special, Gabriel Iglesias is so big he needs three Sundays to air all of "Aloha Fluffy" on Comedy Central -- April 7 and April 14 -- with the entire stand-up performance airing at once on April 27, 2013. Iglesias also has ... [Read More]
“They weren’t offended. They hired me.” Ana Gasteyer Tweets her way to Weight Watchers ad campaign
Social media allows comedians to share idle thoughts, observations and wisecracks with the world immediately, instead of writing them down in a notebook to dig up later onstage. Flight delays and other airport mishaps. Down time between takes on set.... [Read More]
New season of Arrested Development finally gets a premiere date (Photo)
To say the new season of Arrested Development is the most anticipated comedy event of the year, would be a massive understatement. At this point, we already knew it would premiere exclusively on Netflix, that all the episodes would be released at the... [Read More]
Watch two previews from Gabriel Iglesias’ new special on Comedy Central
Comedy Central will debut Gabriel Iglesias’ newest comedy special Gabriel Iglesias: Aloha Fluffy over the course of not one, but two nights, starting this Sunday, April 7 at 9 pm ET. Filmed at the Hawaii Theatre Center in Honolulu, the second h... [Read More]