Peabody Awards honor Hasan Minhaj, Issa Rae, John Oliver, SNL, Mrs. Maisel
Congrats to Hasan Minhaj, Issa Rae, John Oliver, and the staffs at SNL and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, for you’re all now Peabody Award winners! Five of this year’s nine recipients came from the comedy world (six if you count Bob Odenkirk’s Better Call Saul!) The Peabody Awards will... [Read More]
Aparna Nancherla on The Late Late Show with James Corden
Aparna Nancherla performed on Wednesday’s Late Late Show with James Corden, and she joked about how much she enjoys seeing babies at these protest marches. As for herself, she’s subconsciously been protesting against her own body, even though she knows she should be drinking more water. ... [Read More]
‘At Home with Amy Sedaris’ Gets Second Season Order from truTV
At Home with Amy Sedaris debuted on truTV last fall to positive reviews and so naturally the network wanted to see more of it, which is why they ordered a 10-episode season two, it was announced on Wednesday. Created by Sedaris and Strangers with Candy co-creator Paul Dinello, At Home features Sedar... [Read More]
Comedy Central Orders Sketch Show from ‘Broad City’ Cast Member
The Broad City comedy tree continues to grow, with Comedy Central announcing a series order for Alternatino with Arturo Castro on Tuesday during the unveiling of their 2018-2019 development slate. Castro plays Ilana’s roommate Jaime in Broad City, and was recently in the third s... [Read More]
Chris Gethard on the importance of interacting with fans of The Chris Gethard Show
The Chris Gethard Show prides itself on having as much loyalty to its fans as the fans do to the show. On last week’s live broadcast on truTV, Gethard locked himself in a clear box for a stunt in which guest Matt Walsh (Veep) had to convince fans to answer revealing questions via phone and [&h... [Read More]
Kat Radley on Women in Comedy Festivals, and in the writer’s rooms
Kat Radley spent the better parts of 2016 and 2017 submitting writer’s packets to late-night comedy shows. “I think I lost count at one point, but if you name a show, I pretty much sent a packet for it,” Radley told me. Last August, the first packet she’d submitted turned int... [Read More]
John Mulaney wrote two sketches from this weekend’s “Saturday Night Live” almost 10 years ago
It’s no secret that sometimes sketches don’t make it to air when Saturday Night Live kicks off at 11:30pm. Thousands… MORE John Mulaney wrote two sketches from this weekend’s “Saturday Night Live” almost 10 years ago appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’ Updated For Adult Women Who Frequently Change Birth Control, by Ginny Hogan
Are you there god? It’s me, Margaret. I go by Mags now. Last time we chatted, I had just gotten my period. A lot has happened since. I’m 26 now, but my body is still going through continual changes. It all started in college. When I was 21, my boyfriend Damien said, “Do I really [&... [Read More]
Netflix Announces ‘A Little Help with Carol Burnett’ Release Date, Guest List
Carol Burnett’s new Netflix show A Little Help with Carol Burnett is premiering all 12 half-hour episodes on May 4, the network announced on Monday. The show will be co-hosted by standup comic and actor Russell Peters. As seen in the announcement trailer, A Little Help will feature Burnett and... [Read More]
Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson ink deal with Comedy Central for post-Broad City future
Broad City will end in 2019 with its fifth and final season, but Comedy Central wants you to know it’ll remain in business with Broad City’s creators and stars. Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson signed a ‘first look’ deal to develop series not only with Comedy Central, but with ... [Read More]