They’re Baaack: The Return of Harvard Sailing Team
Five long years ago, Splitsider wrote this piece on the then New York-based Harvard Sailing Team (HST) and the resurgence of sketch comedy. Well, in these past five years, HST members have gone on to do amazing things, like star and guest star on great TV shows, movies, yes, podcasts have ... [Read More]
They’re Baaack: The Return of Harvard Sailing Team
Five long years ago, Splitsider wrote this piece on the then New York-based Harvard Sailing Team (HST) and the resurgence of sketch comedy. Well, in these past five years, HST members have gone on to do amazing things, like star and guest star on great TV shows, movies, yes, podcasts have ... [Read More]
Comedy Central orders new series, The New Negroes, Taskmaster, and Corporate for 2017
Comedy Central’s new development slate for 2017-2018 includes three new series orders, with a game show hosted by Reggie Watts, an adaptation of live show The New Negroes starring Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle, and a new scripted series called Corporate. These new series, combined with the ... [Read More]
This “Tired” Premise Could Make a Great TV Show
Web Therapy, Head Case, Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist, In Treatment, Necessary Roughness. Those are just some of the scripted shows about therapy. I don’t think a single one is on-air anymore, and there are more (also not on the air), but I’m on a deadline. The upshot is: clearly we d... [Read More]
Adam Conover Ruins Everything Live! in summer tour previewing 2016 Election special on truTV
Adam Conover not only will "ruin" our culture's strongly conceived notions of weddings, hydration, dog breeding and movie ratings in season two of his truTV series Adam Ruins Everything, but also will bring his humorous perspective and researchers to bear down on the 2016 election with a special and... [Read More]
Jason Alexander to Play a Psychotherapist in Adult Swim Pilot
by Megh Wright Jason Alexander to might be Adult Swim's next star. THR reports that Alexander has signed on to star in a quarter-hour live-action pilot by Adam Lustick (Harvard Sailing Team, The Office, Silicon Valley). The untitled pilot will follow Alexander as "an award-winning psychotherapist wh... [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]