“The Simpsons” writers and Conan O’Brien reminisce in 2013
Has it really been 25 years since The Simpsons rejuvenated the idea of animated TV in primetime? Well, yes and no. Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie Simpson first emerged as shorts on the fledgling FOX network during The Tracey Ullman Show in April... [Read More]
Push and Believe! Comedy Central greenlights first-ever “dramatic comedy” series, “Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!”
Comedy Central has swooped in and grabbed another comedy series from the development plans of another cable network, ordering 12 episodes of Brody Stevens: Enjoy It! and unveiling a separate 17-episode webseries, "Push and Believe." Enjoy It! origina... [Read More]
The Onion’s ‘Sex House’ – A Satire of Reality TV
A long time ago, during the summer of 2012, The Onion produced a highly acclaimed web series called “Sex House.” If you haven’t seen it, what are you waiting for? Go. Right now. I’ll wait. Everything about “Sex HouseR... [Read More]
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]
From Brooklyn to Bonnaroo: David Cross announces 2013 comedy lineup, Rob Cantrell launches “Universally Speaking”
When you think of Bonnaroo, you think of Brooklyn, don't you? Sure, New York City's borough of choice seems even chosen more now, but it's a long way from the actual summer festival of comedy and music held on 700 acres of rural Tennessee. That's not... [Read More]
UK classic comedy character revivals: New “David Brent” from Ricky Gervias, “Alan Partridge” from Steve Coogan
What's a decade for comedy nerds to wait for their beloved British characters? Over the weekend, we saw the rebirth of not only Steve Coogan's "Alan Partridge," but also Ricky Gervais' "David Brent." Coogan's fictional radio and TV talk-show host has... [Read More]
‘Kicking Dan Out’: A Web Series Review
If there was a national television commercial meant to feature Dan St. Germain’s comedic talent, his web series “Kicking Dan Out” would do the job perfectly. The five part web series consists of very well-written scenes, an excellent supporting... [Read More]
Animated stories: When Garfunkel & Oates met John Oates
Kate Micucci and Riki Lindhome named their musical comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates. So, wouldn't you know, someday John Oates of Hall and Oates would find out about them. What happened next? Micucci and Lindhome share that story, lovingly animated by ... [Read More]
Comedy winners at the 2013 WGA Awards
Congratulations to all of the writers who took home prizes from the 2013 WGA Awards, as well as all of the writers nominated by their Writers Guild of America. Here are the comedy-related winners in bold, with their fellow nominees in those categorie... [Read More]
When Twitter jokes become short films: Web series #nitTwits proves 140 characters is plenty for quality comedy (Video)
It’s been far too long since we last posted about one of our favorite Web series #nitTwits, co-created by Mark Mathias Sayre and comedian Amber Tozer. To get you up to speed, here’s the deal: Short comedy films are produced based on funny... [Read More]