Season 2 of 'Adam Devine's House Party' Will Feature Aparna Nancherla, Kurt Braunohler, Kristen Schaal, and More
by Megh Wright Adam Devine's House Party is returning for a second season on September 9th, and Comedy Central released the above sneak peek revealing Devine's latest party location, the very non-dead New Orleans. The season premiere will feature standup from Ian Karmel, Aparna Nancherla, and Brenda... [Read More]
 
NBC Cancels 'Working the Engels' Starring Andrea Martin
by Megh Wright Not even two months after premiering on NBC, Canadian import Working the Engels has been canceled. THR reports that the family comedy starring Andrea Martin and Kacey Rohl — which was given a straight-to-series order last year and featured Martin's fellow SCTV alums Martin ... [Read More]
 
Laurie Kilmartin is taping a new special ’45 Jokes About My Dead Dad’ October 17-18 in LA
Comedian and Conan writer Laurie Kilmartin announced today via Twitter that she will be taping a new comedy special this fall. Entitled ’45 Jokes About My Dead Dad,’ Kilmartin will be taping a unique, short special on October 17th and 18th at the Lyric Theater in Los Angeles. Here’... [Read More]
 
ABC Is Developing an Astronaut Comedy Based on Chris Hadfield's Memoir
by Megh Wright Astronaut and internet star Chris Hadfield's memoir An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth is getting the sitcom treatment. Deadline reports that ABC has given a pilot production commitment to the project, which will be a multi-cam family comedy from Surviving Jack co-creators Justin H... [Read More]
 
Bob’s Burgers, Harry Shearer among first-time winners at 2014 Emmy Awards
"Mazel Tina!" That's an appropriate title for the episode that won Bob's Burgers its first Emmy Award over the weekend. Harry Shearer, long known but never properly celebrated for his voice work on The Simpsons, also earned his first individual Emmy during the Creative Emmys ceremonies, held separat... [Read More]
 
Amber Tozer launches Kickstarter to produce ‘The Your Town Show’ (Video)
Los Angeles-based comedian Amber Tozer recently launched a Kickstarter to raise funds for The Your Town Show, a travel Web series, wherein Tozer will travel to small towns across the country and produce one-off shows starring each locale’s residents. “Tozer [along with a videographer] wi... [Read More]
 
'SNL,' 'Between Two Ferns,' 'Bob's Burgers' Win Creative Arts Emmys
by Megh Wright The Emmys are set to air on NBC next Monday, but over the weekend all the Emmys that won't make the main show — called the Primetime Creative Arts Emmys — were handed out. The big comedy-related winners include the Barack Obama edition of Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifi... [Read More]
 
Kevin Hart, Dave Franco’s Madden NFL 15 video for EA Sports hilarious, absurd
Madden NFL 15 is upon us and, if the just released video “Madden Season” is any indication, EA Sports, along with Kevin Hart and Dave Franco, want to make sure we’re adequately entertained and disturbed. Sure, sure, you can now pre-order Madden NFL 15 (it comes out Aug. 26), but th... [Read More]
 
Daily Show with Jon Stewart launches podcast
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is coming to iTunes…without Jon Stewart. Comedy Central has launched a new podcast The Daily Show Podcast without Jon Stewart, a bi-monthly behind-the-scenes show. Each 20-30 minute episode features Daily Show writers, producers and actors gather around to talk... [Read More]
 
Rob Riggle recalls the time he bombed in front of Martin Scorsese
Comedian and actor Rob Riggle stopped by The Tonight Show last night to chat with Jimmy Fallon. In this behind-the-scenes web clip, Riggle recounts the worst he ever bombed doing stand-up. Riggle talks about the time he was asked to do stand-up at a charity gala while filming The Other Guys. Riggle ... [Read More]