Comedy Central orders stand-up series from The Comedy Cellar, sketch series with Arturo Castro
Comedy Central released its development slate today for 2018-2019, and topping the list are two new series: Alternatino with Arturo Castro and This Week at the Comedy Cellar. “With an exciting mix of established and emerging talent, our current development slate continues Comedy... [Read More]
Chris Gethard on the importance of interacting with fans of The Chris Gethard Show
The Chris Gethard Show prides itself on having as much loyalty to its fans as the fans do to the show. On last week’s live broadcast on truTV, Gethard locked himself in a clear box for a stunt in which guest Matt Walsh (Veep) had to convince fans to answer revealing questions via phone and [&h... [Read More]
Tim Meadows to Star in Spinoff of ‘The Goldbergs’
ABC has picked up a spinoff from The Goldbergs that will be set in 1990 and star Tim Meadows (Saturday Night Live), Bryan Callen (Mad TV), and A.J. Michalka (Super 8), it was announced on Monday. The pilot of the new show aired as an episode of The Goldbergs in January and was directed by […]... [Read More]
Starz has acquired several former Seeso series and specials
Good news for fans of Seeso programming! Starz, a cable channel/network still in operation and continuing into the foreseeable future, has acquired several series and specials launched during the brief era of Seeso, NBCUniversal’s short-lived hope for a comedy streaming platform. We already kn... [Read More]
‘SNL’ Is Always Better When John Mulaney Writes It
Photo: Will Heath/NBC John Mulaney has been putting up #tbt pics of his SNL years all week, and he has barely aged. And although his face has remained that of an ageless lifesize doll, Mulaney has grown a lot as a performer. When he did “I Love It” on Update back in his writer days, [&he... [Read More]
Netflix Announces ‘A Little Help with Carol Burnett’ Release Date, Guest List
Carol Burnett’s new Netflix show A Little Help with Carol Burnett is premiering all 12 half-hour episodes on May 4, the network announced on Monday. The show will be co-hosted by standup comic and actor Russell Peters. As seen in the announcement trailer, A Little Help will feature Burnett and... [Read More]
This week on TV: Trevor Moore marathons before the story of our times
This week comedian Trevor Moore will be pretty busy. Moore is set to release his second special on Comedy Central.… MORE This week on TV: Trevor Moore marathons before the story of our times appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Duo Get Order for New Pilot, ‘Arranged’
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend showrunner Aline Brosh McKenna is set to take on another project with the announcement of Arranged, a pilot she has co-created with Crazy Ex-Girlfriend writer Sono Patel, getting picked up by Pop TV. Patel will serve as a writer and executive producer, while Brosh McKenna will be... [Read More]
Donald Glover to Host, Perform as Musical Guest on ‘SNL’ Next Month
Donald Glover will host Saturday Night Live on May 5, the show announced on Saturday. Glover will also be the musical guest, under his alias Childish Gambino, making him the 12th person to perform double-duty on SNL, joining Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, Bruno... [Read More]
15th annual StandUp NBC comedian search kicks off, will allow video submissions, too
NBC’s annual StandUp NBC nationwide search for stand-up comedians of diverse backgrounds, has launched, and for its 15th anniversary, the event not only is expanding to five regional audition sites instead of four, but also is allowing video submissions for each of the regionals. Details: The ... [Read More]