Pivot orders Freestyle Love Supreme to series, plus new docu-series, renewal of “Please Like Me”
New cable channel Pivot enjoyed Freestyle Love Supreme's improvised hip-hop comedy special in March, it announced today it has ordered up 10 additional half-hour specials from the NYC-based musical comedy crew. The series upgrade came as part of Pivot's full slate of new shows, renewals and developm... [Read More]
Pete Holmes Shares Some Delirious 4am Observations
by Megh Wright Pete Holmes gets some crazy ideas — or delirious observational humor, really — in the middle of the night, and he shared a few of them on last night's Pete Holmes Show. Apparently Holmes likes to crack himself up a lot at four in the morning. 0 Comments... [Read More]
Looking at the Planned 2008 Version of 'Beverly Hills Cop IV'
by Bradford Evans "The Script Pile" is a biweekly column on Splitsider that takes a look at the screenplays for high-profile movie and TV comedies that never made it to the screen. Eddie Murphy has been trying to get a fourth Beverly Hills Cop movie made since the late '90s, and it's somet... [Read More]
Maya Rudolph’s variety show special, ‘The Maya Rudolph Show’ gets premiere date
NBC has been developing a new variety show for Maya Rudolph ever since her sitcom Up All Night crashed and burned a few years back. Now the network has announced that the The Maya Rudolph Show, a variety special will premiere on Monday, May 19th at 10pm. Rudolph will host an hour and be joined [&hel... [Read More]
Here's a New Promo for Season 4 of 'Louie'
by Megh Wright Here's a promo for the newest season of FX's Louie, which premieres on May 5th after a two-year hiatus. Click through to watch the past two promos for the series. 0 Comments... [Read More]
Season Two of The Walsh Brothers Great and Secret Comedy Show on Comedy Central’s CC:Studios
Chris and David Walsh are back online with a second season of webisodes of their "Great and Secret Comedy Show" on Comedy Central's CC:Studios, and this represents the best expression yet of what makes these brothers so great, and yet still so much of a comedy secret. One of their classic stand-up b... [Read More]
Bonnaroo announces its full comedy lineup, includes Hannibal Buress, Rory Scovel, Craig Robinson, and Bridget Everett
The big summer shindig known as Bonnaroo already announced its usually impressive festival lineup. But we noticed at the time that it was a little light on the comedy. Over the years the fest had definitely done well by comedy with it’s large comedy tent and even hosting a travelling comedy sh... [Read More]
A Look at the Unlikely Career Path of 'Late Night' Writer Bryan Donaldson
by Megh Wright Bryan Donaldson — or as he's known on Twitter, @TheNardvark — is profiled on Vulture today, and it's worth a read if you like stories of unlikely comedy world hires. After working as an IT guy in Illinois for 20 years, Donaldson rose the Twitter ranks until he landed a wri... [Read More]
Dan Soder on Conan, ‘She talks about death with an ease that rattles my bones’
Dan Soder, one of our favs made his second appearance on Conan last night for another round of stand-up comedy jokery. Soder took swings at the generational gap between children and their grandparents and why he doesn’t trust 2 year olds and their technological prowess. If I follow the logic b... [Read More]
Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, and John C. Reilly to Re-Team for 'Border Guards'
by Megh Wright After their successful collaborations on Step Brothers and Talladega Nights, Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are currently in talks to star in Border Guards, Deadline reports. The film will be written by In the Loop's Jesse Armstrong and follows Ferrell and Reilly as "two hapless but ... [Read More]