Pre-Order 'Poking a Dead Frog,' Mike Sacks's Follow-Up to 'And Here's the Kicker'
by Megh Wright Mike Sacks has written a sequel to his hit 2009 book And Here's the Kicker: Conversations with 21 Top Humor Writers on their Craft. The new series of interviews — called Poking a Dead Frog: Conversations with Today's Top Comedy Writers — includes new insights from Amy Poeh... [Read More]
Ben Roy
Ben Roy gets a lot of mileage out of grating against expectations, so it makes sense for him to begin his second album, No Enlightenment in Sobriety, with the track “I’m Gonna Get Out of Here On This One.” The phrase that most comics use to end their sets is also the longest o... [Read More]
David Cross to Play the Dead Boss in Fox's Pilot 'Dead Boss'
by Bradford Evans David Cross has been cast in a Fox pilot, his first since Arrested Development. Cross will guest star in the pilot Dead Boss as the titular "dead boss," Deadline reports. Based on the British show of the same name created by Sharon Horgan and Holly Walsh, Dead Boss stars 30 Rock's ... [Read More]
Rachel Dratch Joins Jane Krakowski NBC Pilot 'Dead Boss'
by Megh Wright Awesome cast alert: Rachel Dratch — who was originally cast in the role that Jane Krakowski landed on 30 Rock — has been added as a series regular on the Sharon Horgan series adaptation Dead Boss, Deadline reports. Dratch will play Christine, "Helen's (Krakowski) cellmate,... [Read More]
Amy Sedaris Joins Jane Krakowski Fox Comedy 'Dead Boss'
by Megh Wright The Fox comedy pilot Dead Boss has added another hilarious lady to its cast. Following news of 30 Rock's Jane Krakowski landing the starring role in the BBC3 adaptation, THR reports that Amy Sedaris has also joined the cast as Mary, described as "one of Helen's (Krakowski) nosy, fault... [Read More]
This Week in Comedy Podcasts: 'The Dead Authors Podcast' Returns with Jamie Denbo as Anne Frank
by Jessye McGarry The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week ... [Read More]
Jane Krakowski to Star in Fox Comedy 'Dead Boss'
by Megh Wright Jane Krakowski's getting more camera — I mean cam-er-ah — time in the form of a leading role on a new Fox comedy. According to Deadline, the 30 Rock star has signed on for the lead role in Dead Boss, an adaptation of Sharon Horgan and Holly Walsh's BBC3 series. Krakowski w... [Read More]
Conan Gets Zombiefied in This 'Walking Dead'-Themed Cold Open
by Megh Wright What was Mr. O'Brien up to the night of Leno's last Tonight Show? Conan had the cast of The Walking Dead on as guests last night, and the cold open for the episode was transformed to fit the walkers theme. Conan really seems to enjoy that makeup (or lack thereof). 0 Comments... [Read More]
Hulu looks to compete with Netflix, announcing new shows, renewals
It’s plain to see that Netflix has a firm grasp on the online streaming game – but maybe not for long. Hulu looks to follow Netflix’s path of original content in hopes to compete with the giant. Hulu has already renewed shows like The Awesomes and East Los High. They’re also ... [Read More]
Best Of 2013: The 10 Best Comic Books Of The Year
In the history of humankind, there have been many vital artistic revolutions. Wait, did I say “many”? I meant one: Comical books. Comics are simply the greatest medium known to […]Author informationJimmy CallawayAuthor at Serial OptimistJimmy Callaway lives in San Diego. He works ... [Read More]