How the DIY Stella Shorts Somehow Introduced the Future of Mainstream Comedy
The Stella shorts, which were filmed as companion pieces to their NYC live show and later collected on the rare Stella Shorts 1998-2002 DVD, are legendarily funny. They’re constant bit factories, firing jokes like a minigun. The shorts will upend their own narratives at a moment’s notice... [Read More]
Seeso renews “Bajillion Dollar Propertie$” for second season
Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ will return to streaming service Seeso for season two, premiering Fall 2016. The second season of the half-hour, semi-scripted comedy set against the backdrop of a luxury, cut throat LA real estate firm, will feature comedy greats: Busy Philipps, Casey Wilson (Happy Endin... [Read More]
Seeso renews “Bajillion Dollar Propertie$” for second season
Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ will return to streaming service Seeso for season two, premiering Fall 2016. The second season of the half-hour, semi-scripted comedy set against the backdrop of a luxury, cut throat LA real estate firm, will feature comedy greats: Busy Philipps, Casey Wilson (Happy Endin... [Read More]
Jack McBrayer Joins Matt Hubbard and Mike Schur’s NBC Comedy Pilot
30 Rock alum Jack McBrayer might be returning to NBC soon for a new show. According to Deadline, McBrayer has been cast in Matt Hubbard’s untitled single-cam comedy pilot produced by Mike Schur, which NBC gave a production commitment last year. Chris Smith and Elizabeth Ho star in the pilot as... [Read More]
Tracy Morgan Came Home to ‘SNL’
This weekend marked former Saturday Night Live cast member Tracy Morgan’s triumphant return to Studio 8H after recovering from the horrific car accident that severely injured him and took the life of his friend James McNair. The third episode of the 41st season followed a strong show by host A... [Read More]
Larry David, Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin and a 30 Rock reunion support Tracy Morgan’s SNL comeback as host
More than 16 months after a horrific highway crash killed his friend and almost himself, Tracy Morgan stood center stage on Saturday Night Live as host to deliver his opening monologue. Morgan had read a prompter for a surprise appearance at the Emmy Awards a month earlier, but this would be a true ... [Read More]
Watch David Koechner Critique Aidy Bryant and Jack McBrayer’s “Skit” at The Second City
Welcome to The Second City Archives, in which we post an exclusive clip each week of some of comedy’s biggest superstars performing early in their careers on the legendary Chicago stage. Second City has generously given us a glimpse into their extensive archive of live performances, and over t... [Read More]
Watch the trailer for “Crash Test,” the stand-up special on a party bus with Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel
"Paul Scheer and I made a comedy special on a moving bus. A lot of people got killed of course." That's what Rob Huebel says, but of course, the name of their weekly comedy showcase at the UCB Theatre in Hollywood is called CRASH TEST. And so, too, is this special they filmed on a party bus that rol... [Read More]
Inside 'The Jack and Triumph Show' with Jack McBrayer
by Megh Wright Playing the lovable but slightly creepy Kenneth the Page on NBC's 30 Rock from 2006-2013 brought Jack McBrayer to fame, but he's delivered that trademark sunny Georgian charm to tons of onscreen roles and television appearances. McBrayer has long served as a reliable supporting player... [Read More]
This Week on TV: “The Jack and Triumph Show” adventures begin this week on Adult Swim
Now that the long awaited and star studded spectacular of SNL’s 40th Anniversary is behind us it’s time to look forward to what is coming our way in the world of comedy through the television medium. And we don’t have to go far to see Saturday Night Live‘s roots grow and... [Read More]