TBS Orders ‘Twenties’ Comedy Pilot from Lena Waithe
Master of None writer and The Chi creator Lena Waithe has a comedy project in the works at TBS. Deadline reports that the network has given a pilot order to a single-cam comedy by Waithe called Twenties. The show centers on “the adventures of a queer black girl, Hattie, and her two straig... [Read More]
TBS Orders ‘Twenties’ Comedy Pilot from Lena Waithe
Master of None writer and The Chi creator Lena Waithe has a comedy project in the works at TBS. Deadline reports that the network has given a pilot order to a single-cam comedy by Waithe called Twenties. The show centers on “the adventures of a queer black girl, Hattie, and her two straig... [Read More]
Highlights from winners at the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards
Would you believe Saturday Night Live took home the most Emmy Awards in 2017? Weird, right. But without Game of Thrones, or Mad Men, or Breaking Bad, or The Sopranos before them, there was no eligible primetime drama that really caught America’s full attention as much as the news and the fact ... [Read More]
Aziz Ansari Netflix series is happening! Streaming service continues to build case for comedy dominance.
Netflix continues to amp up its original comedy offerings ordering a series from comedian Aziz Ansari. Netflix ordered 10 episodes of the unnamed series which Ansari co-created with Parks and Recreation co-executive producer Alan Yang. Ansari and company are keeping details about the project on the ... [Read More]
Aziz Ansari lands 10-episode order for untitled Netflix sitcom
The trades are abuzz with Netflix's latest TV series acquisition, even if Netflix hasn't released the news officially and nobody knows what the new comedy will be called! That's because it'll star Aziz Ansari, who co-created the as-yet-untitled sitcom with his Parks and Recreation colleague Alan Yan... [Read More]
HBO Is Developing a Comedy About Three Brothers in Los Angeles
by Megh Wright HBO is working on a sibling comedy. Titled Bros, the series comes from Hand of God writer Benjamin Cory Jones and The Wire/Newsroom director Anthony Hemingway and follows "three African-American brothers — two straight, one gay and all very different — looking for love and... [Read More]
Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch: Fortune Feimster, Cristela Alonzo, Nathan Fielder included (Videos)
It’s that time of the year when industry leaders (and random blog) start listing their 5 or 10 or 39 up-and-coming stand-up comedians that people need to keep an eye on. One of the more illustrious lists is Variety‘s annual “10 Comics To Watch” list. The trade publication ann... [Read More]
Pete Davidson, Nathan Fielder and more make Variety’s 2014 “Comics to Watch” list
For the past 15 years, Variety has picked ten up-and-coming comedians to feature in their annual “Comics to Watch,” list. This year, the honor goes to Cristela Alonzo, Pete Davidson, Fortune Feimster, Nathan Fielder, Ron Funches, Harvard Sailing Team, Grace Helbig, The Lucas Brothers, Gr... [Read More]
Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch: 2014
Variety has announced its 15th annual list of "10 Comics To Watch," who'll be spotlighted and feted at the end of July both in the trade magazine and at the comedy industry's Just For Laughs festival in Montreal. Congrats to this year's crop of comedians and comedic acts: Cristela Alonzo Pete Davids... [Read More]