According to Bill Simmons, Louis C.K., Amy Poehler, and Amy Schumer passed on being Jon Stewart’s replacement
By now, the news of Trevor Noah being named the successor to Jon Stewart on The Daily Show has spread throughout the land. In these situations we always wonder who else was on the list of potential replacements. Well, according to sports writer/podcaster/pop culture fan Bill Simmons, Comedy Central ... [Read More]
 
Comedy Central Reportedly Considered Amy Poehler, Louis C.K., and Amy Schumer to Take Over 'The Daily Show'
by Megh Wright Comedy Central revealed this morning that Daily Show contributor Trevor Noah is set to replace Jon Stewart when he leaves the show this year, and according to Grantland's Bill Simmons, Noah was considered among some huge comedy stars: Amy Poehler, Louis C.K., and Amy Schumer. As Simmo... [Read More]
 
Amy Poehler, George Clooney, and Maya Rudolph Join Bill Murray and Sofia Coppola's Christmas Special
by Megh Wright Last year it was announced that Bill Murray was teaming up with Sofia Coppola for an upcoming Christmas TV special, and today THR reports that the project just added a few big stars. According to the report, George Clooney, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Miley Cyrus will play versions... [Read More]
 
Wet Hot American Summer Netflix prequel series gets July premiere date
Hello, Camp Firewood! Everything sure is coming up WHAS these days, isn’t it? First, they announced the prequel mini series, to be released on Netflix. Then we found out that the ENTIRE CAST would be returning. (Yup, even the Oscar nominees). Oh yeah, there was also Wet Hot American Summer: Th... [Read More]
 
Scenes from a 1995 TV pilot starring Del Close, Amy Poehler and Matt Dwyer: RVTV
Before Parks and Recreation, before SNL, before the Upright Citizens Brigade set up shop in New York City, Amy Poehler was a fresh-faced college grad studying with the rogue improv mastermind Del Close and performing with The Second City. In 1995, Poehler and Close starred together in a pilot called... [Read More]
 
This 20-Year-Old Amy Poehler Pilot Is the Stuff of Comedy Nerd Dreams
by Megh Wright Welcome to The Second City Archives, in which we post an exclusive clip each week of some of comedy's biggest superstars performing early in their careers on the legendary Chicago stage. Second City has generously given us a glimpse into their extensive archive of live performances, a... [Read More]
 
The cast of NBC’s Parks and Recreation debriefs post-finale on Late Night with Seth Meyers
Parks and Recreation wrapped its seventh and final season last night on NBC with a series of heartfelt flash-forwards showing how and where all of the lovable members of Pawnee, Indiana's parks department ended up 10, 20 years from now. And then, we cut back to 2015. And the Parks cast, along with c... [Read More]
 
The crew from “Parks And Recreation” says goodbye to Harris Wittels (video)
Tonight Parks And Recreation ended its run on NBC. Arguably one of the funniest and most biting sitcoms we ever got on the air. It wasn’t always setting the ratings on fire, but it consistently ended up on many critic’s lists ever since season 2 began – honestly, there’s no n... [Read More]
 
Paying tribute to 40 years of Saturday Night Live, mostly thanks to Lorne Michaels
I had a vision in the hours leading up to Saturday Night Live's massive SNL40 celebration on Sunday night of what it could be -- a series of live tributes presented by past cast members and delivered to the current cast members onstage who have taken their torches and run with them. A way to flip th... [Read More]
 
Wes Anderson, Louis CK top WGA Awards for 2015
Wes Anderson and Louis CK won top prizes in comedy for movies and TV, respectively, at this past weekend's Writers Guild Awards. Anderson took home best original screenplay for The Grand Budapest Hotel, where he's also up for that award and others at this coming weekend's Oscars. Louis CK, meanwhile... [Read More]