Comedy Central Orders 'This Is Not Happening' to Series
by Megh Wright Comedy Central announced in a press release today that they've picked up the CC:Studios web series This Is Not Happening, a standup storytelling show hosted by Ari Shaffir, for an eight-episode run on television to premiere this fall. This order marks the network's first pickup of a s... [Read More]
Why the Hell Is Julia Louis-Dreyfus Having Sex with a Clown in This 'GQ' Shoot?
by Megh Wright Earlier this month, Veep superstar Julia Louis-Dreyfus posed naked on the cover of Rolling Stone wearing nothing but a flubbed Constitution tattoo on her back. But it seems that she's one-upped herself with her newest feature in GQ's comedy issue, which sent her to a nightmarish hells... [Read More]
GQ’s comedy issue: Louis C.K. takes the cover and Julia Louis-Dreyfus gets in bed with a clown
Louis C.K. is on the cover of the latest issue of GQ magazine’s comedy issue where they dub him the “undisputed king of comedy” and other superlatives. C.K. also admits that he did feel weird that he never felt more suicidal when things were lean for him. And he had moments, darker... [Read More]
Talking to Brett Gelman About His New Adult Swim Special
by Bradford Evans Tomorrow night, Adult Swim is airing Dinner with Friends with Brett Gelman and Friends, a new half-hour special starring comedian Brett Gelman and directed by Jason Woliner, who co-wrote the script with Gelman. Beginning as a talk show Gelman hosts over a meal with six Hollywo... [Read More]
Happy 35th Anniversary to The Blues Brothers
Thirty five years ago this week, it was 1978 and Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi debuted their now iconic characters, The Blues Brothers. Joliet Jake and Elwood appeared in the cold open of SNL, they they were on a mission from God to sing the blues, as they performed the song “Hey Bartender.&rdq... [Read More]
Stephen Colbert tells Letterman, “I’m going to do whatever you’ve done on Late Show” (video)
David Letterman had his successor Stephen Colbert on Late Show last night. It was a nice glimpse of what we’ll see in the years to come as Dave allowed Colbert to run point. Both helping introduce Stephen to the audience and showcasing the camaraderie. Colbert asked for pointers, and in typica... [Read More]
Take a Peek at This Week's LEGOfied 'Simpsons' Episode
by Megh Wright This Sunday's Simpsons episode "Brick Like Me" will see Homer waking up in a world where all of Springfield has been transformed into LEGO blocks, and it's up to him to figure out how to get back home "before he's stuck in a world of bricks forever." Click through to check out some st... [Read More]
Jimmy Fallon Makes John Oliver Relive His Last 'Daily Show' Episode
by Megh Wright Ahead of the premiere of his new HBO show this Sunday, John Oliver dropped by Tonight Show only to be forced to rewatch his very emotional Daily Show goodbye episode. Click through to watch Oliver take Fallon on a journey through all of his defaced NYC billboard ads as well as his "na... [Read More]
Mitch Hurwitz to Develop a New Series for Netflix Under Multi-Year Deal
by Megh Wright According to Deadline, Netflix has found a way to keep Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz around by signing him under a rare multi-year deal to create and produce series for the streaming network. The deal would involve Hurwitz as both a creator of new series as well as a deve... [Read More]
Watch Stephen Colbert and David Letterman Have a Chat on 'Late Show'
by Megh Wright Letterman's Late Show successor Stephen Colbert was a guest on the show last night, and the two talked about the time Colbert accidentally landed an internship at the show, much to the dismay of his college girlfriend. Click through to watch Colbert recite a Top 10 list he and his wri... [Read More]