The 20 Best Underrated Standup Specials You May Have Missed
Now more than ever, it’s easy to miss a great standup special. Despite social media’s role as the new word-of-mouth, there are specials languishing in copyright hell, specials that never got a proper home-video (or online) release, and specials that just plain got trampled by the stamped... [Read More]
Netflix Orders an Animated 'Green Eggs and Ham' Series Produced by Ellen DeGeneres
by Megh Wright The classic 1960 Dr. Seuss book Green Eggs and Ham is headed to Netflix. Deadline reports that the streaming network has given a 13-episode order to an animated series based on the book written by Wreck-It-Ralph and The Lego Movie Sequel's Jared Stern and co-executive produced by Elle... [Read More]
Craig Ferguson, Steve Harvey, Ellen DeGeneres win 2015 Daytime Emmys
All Craig Ferguson had to do to earn some Emmy recognition was leave late-night TV behind for the daytime (relatively speaking) of game shows. Ferguson won Outstanding Game Show Host at the 2015 Daytime Emmy Awards, handed out over the weekend, for his stint in syndication in charge of Celebrity Nam... [Read More]
George Carlin Smithsonian portrait to be unveiled, new Carlin website coming!
Fans of classic comedy – and, in particular, Carlin purists – are in for one hell of a George injection. On March 27, not only will the late comedian’s official website be re-launched, but his portrait is also to be unveiled at the Smithsonian National Gallery. Featured alongside p... [Read More]
Ellie Kemper Tells Ellen DeGeneres About Her Red Carpet Alter Ego
by Megh Wright Here's a clip from today's Ellen DeGeneres Show with Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star Ellie Kemper, who tells DeGeneres what it's like being an actor who no one seems to care about on the red carpet, except at a recent event where a lot of photographers got excited thinking she was "Ann... [Read More]
Jimmy Fallon, Ellen DeGeneres, Steve Carell, and Reese Witherspoon Play "Password"
by Megh Wright The Tonight Show's week in Los Angeles continued last night, and to mix things up Fallon played a game of "Password" with Ellen DeGeneres, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carell. Unsurprisingly, Fallon and DeGeneres make the perfect team, but a lot of their success is probably thanks to ... [Read More]
Idina Menzel to star in Ellen DeGeneres comedy pilot “Happy Time”
An Ellen DeGeneres and Warner Bros TV studio called A Very Good Production may have just found a comedy winner. The studio is looking ahead towards the 2015-2016 development cycle with a half-hour comedy project set to star Frozen’s Idina Menzel. This comedy pilot, currently titled H... [Read More]
Ellen DeGeneres Is Producing a Half-Hour Comedy Starring Idina Menzel
by Megh Wright Ellen DeGeneres has another half-hour comedy in the works. Deadline reports that DeGeneres's production company A Very Good Production is currently developing a single-cam half-hour comedy starring Tony-winning actress/singer Idina Menzel called Happy Time, which will center on Menzel... [Read More]
NBC Orders Two Comedy Pilots from Jimmy Fallon and Ellen DeGeneres
by Megh Wright NBC just handed out two pilot orders. Variety reports that the network has ordered a single-cam workplace comedy executive produced by Jimmy Fallon called Sharing and an untitled multi-cam series executive produced by Ellen DeGeneres starring Parenthood's Monica Potter. Sharing will b... [Read More]