Dane Cook’s Troublemaker evolution and how the Brady Bunch changed his life (Exclusive)
The premiere of Dane Cook’s newest comedy special Troublemaker on Comedy Central this Sunday at 10 pm ET isn’t just a representation of the veteran comedian’s evolution. It’s a homecoming of sorts. Comedy Central, after all, gave Dane his first few high-profile breaks. There ... [Read More]
This week in comedy: we loved “The Nightly Show”
As expected, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore began excellently this week, with this time-lapse video of the studio during its premiere providing an unusual but fun perspective on things. Later in the week, the show got a bit more serious, hosting a roundtable discussion on one of comed... [Read More]
The trailer for “Adventures In Comedy” has arrived, let’s watch
A few months back, comedian Tom McCaffrey crowdfunded a mocumentary movie about his trials and tribulations through the world of comedy. Along the way McCaffrey has some Spinal Tap moments happen to his career. The movie also features a lot of other comedians you know such as Jim Gaffigan, Aisha Tyl... [Read More]
This Week in Comedy: The Winter TV Season Gets Into Full Swing
by Stephanie Simon -The Birthday Boys was canceled by IFC. -We talked to Simon Rich about his new sitcom, Man Seeking Woman. -We delved into the newly minted sitcom archetype of the Zoidberg. -Iliza Shlesinger talked to us about her new Netflix standup special. -J.K. Simmons will host SNL ... [Read More]
The Duplass Brothers Sign a Four-Movie Deal with Netflix
by Megh Wright Netflix has given the Duplass brothers a home for their next four films. Not long after reaching a similar deal with Adam Sandler, the streaming network signed a deal today with Mark and Jay Duplass to finance and release their next four movies. "This is just the latest step in our ve... [Read More]
Dane Cook on making a new comedy BFF in Jerry Lewis and advice in a post-Troublemaker career
Dane Cook has a new manager now but a very old iconic mentor in his comedy life, although Cook has never been known as quite the troublemaker as Jerry Lewis has been over the decades. That’s not why Cook’s latest stand-up special, “Troublemaker,” which premieres on Comedy Cen... [Read More]
Chris Rock Guest Stars on Tonight's 'Eric Andre Show'
by Megh Wright The latest season of Adult Swim's The Eric Andre Show has so far featured stars like Seth Rogen and Jimmy Kimmel and an episode takeover by Hannibal Buress, and tonight's new episode should be just as entertaining when guest Chris Rock joins Andre on the street for a new installment o... [Read More]
TruTV Orders a Workplace Comedy Pilot Starring Shaquille O'Neal
by Megh Wright Shaq might star in his own TruTV comedy series. Deadline reports that the network has handed a pilot order to Shaq Inq., a workplace comedy "in the tone of Veep." Shaq Inq. will follow O'Neal and his "offbeat, yet capable" business team who take on "the mayhem of managing Shaq’s... [Read More]
@NickCiarelli on Twitter's Uselessness and Its Effect on His Sense of Humor
by Jenny Nelson Nick Ciarelli is a writer living in Los Angeles. He writes and performs at the UCB Theatre in LA, where he's a writer for the Maude team Nephew and co-creator of the currently running sketch show "Death Valley Tween Fest." Ciarelli is also a contributor to ClickHole, and together wit... [Read More]
'The Birthday Boys' Is Done on IFC After Two Seasons
by Megh Wright After two seasons on IFC, The Birthday Boys is no longer. IFC has confirmed that the Bob Odenkirk-produced sketch show starring Jefferson Dutton, David Ferguson, Mike Hanford, Tim Kalpakis, Matt Kowalick, Mike Mitchell, and Chris VanArtsdalen will not return for a third season. "IFC w... [Read More]