At 2015 Crackle Upfronts, Jerry Seinfeld snaps at YouTube, pops TV’s bubble
Jerry Seinfeld doesn't need Crackle nearly as much as Crackle needs him. But the upstart webseries-turned-streaming provider is backed by Sony Pictures Entertainment, which just so happened to back Seinfeld's hit sitcom and made billions of dollars to go around. So when Seinfeld needed a vehicle to ... [Read More]
 
Inside the Job of a Showrunner with 'The Comedians' Ben Wexler
by Ian Goldstein For the past decade television audiences have become increasingly aware of the showrunner, the individual responsible for the day-to-day operations of a television show. Ben Wexler has built his career working on shows like Community and Arrested Development, where the showrunners c... [Read More]
 
This Week on TV: Amy Schumer hosts the 2015 MTV Movie Awards alongside 7 comedy show premieres
It’s a big week for comedy on TV with seven shows premiering and one comedian hosting an awards show. Let’s start with Amy Schumer and the 2015 MTV Movie Awards. The comedian, writer, and actress will be hosting and is having a huge year with one of the most talked about and anticipated ... [Read More]
 
Addicted to Comedy: A New Level of Confidence
My stagnate position needed to change, so I examined my comedy roots. I was raised on underground comedy. My favorite radio show as an adolescent was The Dr. Demento Show. He played a list of obscure artists (and up-and-coming people including Weird Al Yanokic) each week that would leave me in stitc... [Read More]
 
Here's the First Trailer for Billy Crystal and Josh Gad's 'The Comedians'
by Megh Wright The trailer for FX's new series The Comedians dropped today, and it features three of the most revered elements of American comedy: ham eating, adult diapers, and horny bears. "[Crystal] comes from more of an old-school mentality of wanting the purity of comedy in the way that he expe... [Read More]
 
Nina G: Comedian Who Stutters Goes Beyond the Punch Lines
by Valerie Branch, Guest Contributor ALAMEDA, CA – Nina G bills herself as “America’s Only Female Stuttering Comedian”. Less obvious about this stand-up comedian, social activist, and author, is that she also has a learning disability. Both Nina G’s stutter and her lear... [Read More]
 
'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee': The Web Series I Want to Hate but Can't
by Branden Kfoury “This is a slinky, sexy 1969 Jaguar XKE Series 2 E-Type convertible in opalescent blue,” Jerry Seinfeld says. He’s on his way to pick up Sarah Silverman in Los Angeles, for a season two episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. “Enzo Ferrari once describe... [Read More]
 
Crackle Renews Jerry Seinfeld's 'Comedians in Cars' and Announces 'Joe Dirt 2' Cast
by Megh Wright Sony's video site Crackle just shared two big updates at TCA. First, Jerry Seinfeld's hit web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee has landed a sixth season order, though the guests have not yet been revealed. In other Crackle news, David Spade's 2001 comedy Joe Dirt will debut a s... [Read More]
 
Jerry Seinfeld delivers a classic stand-up set about “things” on The Tonight Show
In case you missed it due to the holiday, Jerry Seinfeld kicked it old school by delivering a classic stand-up set on The Tonight Show. He’s been busy with his series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and also recently had a cameo in Chris Rock’s Top Five. Hard to believe the 9 ... [Read More]
 
First Look: Billy Crystal, Josh Gad in The Comedians on FX (Videos)
FX has five reasons to get you excited for their new comedy series The Comedians starring Billy Crystal and Book of Mormon’s Josh Gad. They’re not reasons you can express in words but rather visual stimulants. FX Networks released several teaser trailers for the new series which marks Cr... [Read More]