FX greenlights series order for “Baskets” starring Zach Galifianakis
Zach Galifianakis has his first starring TV vehicle! FX just ordered Baskets, a half-hour, single-camera sitcom starring Galifianakis, and co-created by Galifianakis, Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel. You'll have to wait until 2016 to see it, though. FX's announcement today said the first 10 epis... [Read More]
 
Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman win comedy writing awards at 2014 Emmys
The top comedy writers on TV for 2014 were stand-up comedians, according to the Emmy Awards. Take that, comedy writers. In a telecast light on filler, viral videos or much in the way of surprises, the Emmy wins for Louis C.K. (writing, comedy series) and Sarah Silverman (writing, variety special) di... [Read More]
 
Dave Chappelle surprises Hartford crowd on 2014 Funny or Die Oddball Tour with triumphant return performance
Last year's stop on the Funny or Die Oddball tour in Hartford proved memorable for all of the wrong reasons, as the crowd turned on headliner Dave Chappelle, then Chappelle turned on the crowd. So it was surprising to see the Oddball tour schedule another stop in Hartford for this summer. But Satur... [Read More]
 
FX renews “Louie” for a seven episode fifth season
Announced at their summer TCA, FX has renewed Louis CK’s Louie for its fifth season. This really comes as no surprise as Louie has been a huge fan favorite and critically acclaimed series since its debut, and has racked up plenty of award nominations including two Emmy wins. It’s fourth ... [Read More]
 
66th Primetime Emmy Nominations in Comedy
Here are your nominees for 2014 Emmy Awards in TV comedy. Will update with more categories and breakdowns, but for now, congrats to all! Making a big splash this year definitely is Netflix, with its decision to Orange Is the New Black in comedy earning the streaming site a series and acting nods. Th... [Read More]
 
Burn It Down and Start Again: 4 Comics Who Threw Out Their Material and Reinvented Themselves
by Ian Goldstein Throwing out material is a frightening prospect for any entertainer. For some performers it can take years to compile a half-hour show. Especially in comedy, recycled material can feel reheated quickly; it ends careers of comedians who refuse to change their once popular, soon ... [Read More]
 
Louis C.K., Bill Burr, Amy Schumer and more headline Funny Or Die’s 2014 Oddball Festival
Last year, Funny Or Die debuted its Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival to much success. Featuring juggernaut performers like Flight of the Conchords, Dave Chappelle, and John Mulaney, how could it not be a hit? Well, the Oddball Fest is back this year with an even bigger line-up and tour schedule... [Read More]
 
SiriusXM is celebrating Memorial Day Weekend with a marathon of all things comedy
Memorial Day Weekend is upon us and SiriusXM has the perfect backdrop for your holiday festivities. SiriusXM’s Comedy Central Radio, channel 95, will be kicking off the summer with a Memorial Day Weekend marathon. All day Sunday and Monday, the channel will be airing back to back full length s... [Read More]
 
How 'SNL' Addressed Race in Season 39, as Shown in 11 Sketches
by Erik Voss With SNL's 39th season coming to a close, we're taking a look at the past season with a series of posts examining the highs, lows, and other memorable moments from the past eight months. Here, we look at the show's shifting tone on race over the arc of this season. This has not bee... [Read More]
 
The Episodes of 'SNL' Season 39, Ranked
by Erik Voss With SNL's 39th season coming to a close, we're taking a look at the past season with a series of posts examining the highs, lows, and other memorable moments from the past eight months. Here, we look at each episode as a whole, ranking them in order of overall success and positive reso... [Read More]