Michele Ganeless and Olivia Wingate have formed MO Studios
Michele Ganeless, former president of Comedy Central, has joined forces with talent manager Olivia Wingate to form a new outfit, MO Studios. As first reported in Deadline, NYC-based MO Studios will serve as a production company investing in the development of women and minorities in comedy. “A... [Read More]
Principato-Young management/production firm rebrands as Artists First
Principato-Young Entertainment, no longer young with the departure of co-founder Paul Young last summer, has rebranded as Artists First. Peter Principato remains in charge. The firm has 21 managers, and projects including current TV series blackish, grownish and The Last O.G. “On behalf of my ... [Read More]
Noël Wells Plays a Monster Manager in 'Cracked's New Halloween Web Series
by Megh Wright Cracked premiered a new web series this week called Monster Managers featuring Soren Bowie and SNL alum Noël Wells that's the perfect way to celebrate Halloween. In the above episode, the PR managers reveal the true secret to sustaining a career as a working zombie. Click through... [Read More]
Charlie Sheen returning to Two and a Half Men?
Charlie Sheen has reached out to Two and a Half Men about bringing back iconic playboy Charlie Harper for the 12th and final season. Sheen, who currently stars on FX’s Anger Management, told TV Guide magazine, “We’re trying to figure out what makes the most sense.” The actor ... [Read More]
Irving Azoff buys half of Levity Entertainment Group, jumps fully into comedy business
When Chelsea Handler named Irving Azoff as her new manager last October, the 66-year-old was only a month into his new partnership with MSG Entertainment. Judi Brown-Marmel, partner at Levity Entertainment Group, told Billboard in May that having Azoff -- a former music manager and chairman of Live ... [Read More]
Watch ABC’s failed sitcom pilot from 2013, “Bad Management,” with David Spade, Sharon Horgan, Alan Thicke and Rachael Harris
ABC passed on the sitcom, Bad Management, this spring. But now it's posted the full 22-minute pilot episode online. David Spade, who starred in the pilot alongside Sharon Horgan, Alan Thicke and Rachael Harris, told his fans last night via Twitter, "I think it's actually pretty good." See for yourse... [Read More]
Selma Blair Leaving ‘Anger Management’
Well it seems that despite the new show, Charlie Sheen hasn’t cleaned up his act. “Anger Management” co-star, Selma Blair, is officially leaving the show due to a conflict with Sheen. The Huffington Post reported that Blair allegedly told the show’s executives that Sheen had ... [Read More]
Charlie Sheen did comedy tour because he was broke, currently in love with porn star
Who could forget Charlie Sheen’s 2011 live comedy tour that he lovingly titled My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat Is Not an Option? Turns out, Sheen would love to forget it. The live shows, universally panned, made the sitcom star a reported $7 milli... [Read More]
It looks like FX will launch it’s own comedy channel
FX the channel we know and love for delivering us edgy and off beat comedy such as It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Louie, Archer, Wilfred, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, and I don’t know, Anger Management, the point here is they have a lot of great comedies on their ch... [Read More]