SNL'S Andy Samberg to Host 2009 MTV Movie Awards
Saturday Night Live star Andy Samberg is set to host the eighteenth annual MTV Movie Awards, This will be Samberg's first time hosting the award show. A roster of former hosts includes Jimmy Fallon, Ben Stiller, Mike Myers , and Jack Black. [Read More]
MTV ramping up scripted comedy slate
MTV's next target: scripted comedy. The cable network is developing an unprecedented number of scripted half-hour projects, including greenlighting a new series and ordering five pilots. "We're going to apply the same tenets of creativity and genre-busting to scripted comedy that 'Laguna Beach' used to make over the documentary," MTV head of programming Tony DiSanto said. [Read More]
Comic TV Appearances: Tues, 3/10 - Sun, 3/15
Comic television appearances include Larry the Cable Guy, Jeff Foxworthy, Tracy Morgan, Patton Oswalt, Ken Jeong, Jeffrey Ross, Greg Giraldo, Mike Birbiglia and Donnell Rawlings. [Read More]
Super Dave gets summer series on Spike
Bob Einstein, older brother of Albert Brooks, got an early break as a writer for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, but on his own, he has made a lasting contribution to multiple generations of comedy fans with his creation of daredevil Super Dave Osborne. Spike TV has granted him the chance to let four death-defying stunts go horribly awry this summer. [Read More]
Comic TV Appearances: Mon, 3/2 - Sun, 3/8
Comic television appearances this week include Larry the Cable Guy, Artie Lange, Frank Caliendo, Russell Brand, Tom Green, Jimmy Carr, John Caparulo, Lavell Crawford, Brian Kiley and Erin Foley. [Read More]
Seinfeld sells out
Everyone knew Jerry Seinfeld would make a return to prime time. He and his good friend Larry David left the original sitcom fairly open ended, just in case they'd want to return to it. But there's not a TV exec, comedian or entertainment junky that could have seen this coming. Seinfeld making a reality show, one he's not even in. [Read More]
View Jimmy Fallon's "Test Shows" Online
How is Jimmy Fallon getting acclimated to his new talk show? See for yourself. [Read More]
Former MADtv writer Torian Hughes returns to his stand-up comedy roots
So, after moving from L.A. back to Nashville, Hughes is now focusing on his own writing again, without a boss or another writer looming over his shoulder. "A lot of my stuff comes out of things I'm passionate about," he said. "I have found the best comes from watching TV or reading the newspaper and I get annoyed by something. So, I take what annoys me and turn it around in a humorous way." [Read More]
Watching TV with Comics: a night at the Oscars
Watching the Oscars last night was thrilling, entertaining, and hilarious - thanks entirely to the 30+ comic Twitter ensemble, Watch TV With Comics. From what I can gather, WTWC is designed to help people like me cope with the most mundane viewing experiences television has to offer. Thankfully, watching the Academy Awards ceremony was accompanied with an all-star comedy line-up of commentators shooting me topical humor instantaneously. [Read More]
Comic TV Appearances: Mon, 2/23 - Fri, 2/27
Comic television appearances this week include Nick DiPaolo, Don Rickles, Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Maher, Ricky Gervais, George Wallace and Chris Porter. [Read More]