truTV announces 15 finalists for 2018 Comedy Breakout Initiative
Here are the 15 finalists announced last week for truTV’s Comedy Breakout Initiative, designed to find new and distinct voices to join truTV’s existing roster of unscripted comedy-based formats, which is currently toplined by Impractical Jokers, but also features The Chris Gethard Show, ... [Read More]
Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson ink deal with Comedy Central for post-Broad City future
Broad City will end in 2019 with its fifth and final season, but Comedy Central wants you to know it’ll remain in business with Broad City’s creators and stars. Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson signed a ‘first look’ deal to develop series not only with Comedy Central, but with ... [Read More]
Jerrod Carmichael Signs a Two-Year Deal with 20th Century Fox TV
The Carmichael Show might be over, but Jerrod Carmichael has some new TV projects in the works. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the comedian has signed a two-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television to develop and produce projects alongside his partner Ari Katcher. 20th Century Fox wa... [Read More]
JR De Guzman wins Stand-Up NBC for diversity talent search for 2016-2017
Congrats to JR De Guzman, the 2016 winner of NBC’s Stand-Up diversity talent search! De Guzman, born in the Phillipines and raised in California, beat out Raanan Hershberg, Gibran Saleem, Ismael Loutfi, Candice Thompson, Jessica Keenan, Keith McGill, Rojo Perez and Daniel Webb, who all pe... [Read More]
Donald Glover Signs a Development Deal with FX
Not long after winning two Golden Globes for his new show Atlanta, Donald Glover has signed a development deal with FX. According to Deadline, Glover will develop new series for FX Networks “and other networks and streaming services” in addition to continuing his work on Atlanta, which w... [Read More]
‘The Onion’ Signs a Three-Movie Development Deal with Lionsgate
The Onion is headed to the big screen. According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Onion has signed a deal with Lionsgate to develop three films with production company Serious Business (@midnight, Problematic). No details on the films have been revealed, but the deal with Lionsgate runs thro... [Read More]
Larry Wilmore Signs a Development Deal with ABC
Over three months after the cancellation of his Comedy Central series, Larry Wilmore is returning to ABC to develop new projects. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Wilmore has signed a multi-year deal with ABC Studios, where he will “develop material for his own projects as well as supervis... [Read More]
Larry Wilmore Signs a Development Deal with ABC
Over three months after the cancellation of his Comedy Central series, Larry Wilmore is returning to ABC to develop new projects. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Wilmore has signed a multi-year deal with ABC Studios, where he will “develop material for his own projects as well as supervis... [Read More]
Issa Rae Signs a Two-Year Development Deal with HBO
HBO has turned to the star of one of its upcoming comedies to develop new shows. According to Deadline, the network has closed a two-year deal with Issa Rae, whose show Insecure debuts in October. Under the deal, Rae will “develop programming focused on diverse voices” for the network, i... [Read More]
Episode #109: Ms. Pat
Ms. Pat’s early career sounds a little bit like the role Sally Field’s in the 1988 movie about comedy, Punchline, except only Ms. Pat grew up in a bootleg house in Atlanta, became a mother of two by the time she was 15, sold drugs, was shot twice, and arrested multiple times all before s... [Read More]