Netflix’s Ensemble Comedy ‘Friends from College’ Premieres in July
Last year, Netflix added an ensemble comedy to its slate called Friends from College, and today the streaming network released a teaser trailer for the show. Co-created by Nick Stoller and Francesca Delbanco, the half-hour series follows “a group of friends who attended Harvard together and ar... [Read More]
Jesse Camp and Mike Denied Hijacked ‘Going Off Track’ in a Bizarre, Morbidly Fascinating Episode
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. Former MTV personality Jesse Camp is the ultimate Warholian cult celebrity. At one point Camp had the profile and popularity to command a million-dollar recording contract for a hair metal debut f... [Read More]
John Oliver Recaps a Crazy Week of “Stupid Watergate” News
Here’s a clip from last night’s Last Week Tonight, where John Oliver recaps a truly insane week of news updates about the Trump administration and the ongoing investigation about Trump’s ties to Russia – or as Oliver calls it, “Stupid Watergate” – as well as... [Read More]
Why a Podcast Was the Perfect Move for Larry Wilmore
In August, late night TV fans were shocked to learn that Larry Wilmore’s Nightly Show had been canceled after just 19 months on the air. Comedy Central contended that the show had failed to make a significant impact, a claim which anyone who watched the show would find dubious (and that Jon St... [Read More]
NBC Renews ‘Trial & Error’ for a Second Season
NBC recently handed out a season renewal to one of its freshman comedies. Deadline reports that the network officially renewed Jeff Astrof and Matt Miller’s Trial & Error over the weekend for a second, 10-episode season. The anthology comedy was ordered to series last year and wrapped up i... [Read More]
How ‘Speechless’ Perfectly Balances Authenticity and Humor
When it comes to comedies, ABC has distinguished itself by having one of the most inclusive slate of shows on network TV. Speechless has deservedly gotten a lot of attention for its depiction of a child with cerebral palsy (starring an actor who lives with the disorder in real life). But as imp... [Read More]
HBO Renews ‘Animals’ for a Third Season
HBO’s animated comedy Animals just got another season. HBO announced today that it’s handed out a season 3 renewal to the show, which is co-created by Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano, was originally given a double-season series order back in 2015, and premiered its second season earlier t... [Read More]
Grace Parra’s New Documentary ‘Grace Anatomy’ Premieres on Fusion This Sunday
Former Nightly Show contributor Grace Parra has a new project premiering on Fusion this weekend. This Sunday at 10:00pm, the network will air a new comedy documentary hosted by Parra called Grace Anatomy, in which she “embarks on a journey across the state of California in the middle of a nati... [Read More]
Andy Samberg’s HBO Mockumentary ‘Tour de Pharmacy’ Premieres in July
Andy Samberg heads to HBO next month with his second mockumentary for the network. Following 2015’s tennis-themed 7 Days in Hell costarring Kit Harington, Samberg has written a new sports special with Matt Murray set in the world of professional cycling in the ‘80s called Tour de Pharmac... [Read More]
Andy Samberg’s HBO Mockumentary ‘Tour de Pharmacy’ Premieres in July
Andy Samberg heads to HBO next month with his second mockumentary for the network. Following 2015’s tennis-themed 7 Days in Hell costarring Kit Harington, Samberg has written a new sports special with Matt Murray set in the world of professional cycling in the ‘80s called Tour de Pharmac... [Read More]