Comedy Central Orders 'This Is Not Happening' to Series
by Megh Wright Comedy Central announced in a press release today that they've picked up the CC:Studios web series This Is Not Happening, a standup storytelling show hosted by Ari Shaffir, for an eight-episode run on television to premiere this fall. This order marks the network's first pickup of a s... [Read More]
 
Why the Hell Is Julia Louis-Dreyfus Having Sex with a Clown in This 'GQ' Shoot?
by Megh Wright Earlier this month, Veep superstar Julia Louis-Dreyfus posed naked on the cover of Rolling Stone wearing nothing but a flubbed Constitution tattoo on her back. But it seems that she's one-upped herself with her newest feature in GQ's comedy issue, which sent her to a nightmarish hells... [Read More]
 
GQ’s comedy issue: Louis C.K. takes the cover and Julia Louis-Dreyfus gets in bed with a clown
Louis C.K. is on the cover of the latest issue of GQ magazine’s comedy issue where they dub him the “undisputed king of comedy” and other superlatives. C.K. also admits that he did feel weird that he never felt more suicidal when things were lean for him. And he had moments, darker... [Read More]
 
Take a Peek at This Week's LEGOfied 'Simpsons' Episode
by Megh Wright This Sunday's Simpsons episode "Brick Like Me" will see Homer waking up in a world where all of Springfield has been transformed into LEGO blocks, and it's up to him to figure out how to get back home "before he's stuck in a world of bricks forever." Click through to check out some st... [Read More]
 
Mitch Hurwitz to Develop a New Series for Netflix Under Multi-Year Deal
by Megh Wright According to Deadline, Netflix has found a way to keep Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz around by signing him under a rare multi-year deal to create and produce series for the streaming network. The deal would involve Hurwitz as both a creator of new series as well as a deve... [Read More]
 
“Maron” set to return on May 8th, boasts huge list of guest stars
The second season of Marc Maron’s IFC TV show Maron premieres on May 8th. And, we’re all very patiently waiting. So far we’ve seen a teaser clip, heard about some guests that are going to be on the new season of the show. However, today a huge list of guest stars for the next seaso... [Read More]
 
Eddie Izzard ‘Force Majeure’ Interview: ‘The Melting Pot can save the World’
On the surface, Eddie Izzard and Arnold Schwarzenegger don’t seem to have much in common. Izzard is hilarious; Schwarzenegger isn’t funny (on purpose, at least). Izzard is a slight dude – barely 5’8” – who cross-dresses and wears lipstick while Schwarzenegger stan... [Read More]
 
The American Comedy Awards to honor Bill Cosby with Lifetime Achievement award
The American Comedy Awards is one of comedy’s biggest nights. As we previously reported, the awards ceremony has made a nice bump from Comedy Central to NBC this year. The show honored both David Letterman (2011) and Don Rickles (2012) with one of it’s most prestigious awards, The Johnny... [Read More]
 
A Possible Online 'MST3K' Reboot Is in the Works
by Megh Wright Wired has compiled a complete oral history of Mystery Science Theater 3000 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the show's original Comedy Central debut, enlisting its writers, performers, and network producers to track its run from scrappy 1988 movie commentary show to fully-fledged ... [Read More]
 
Pre-Order Megan Amram's New Book 'Science…For Her!'
by Megh Wright Last year it was announced that Kroll Show and Parks and Recreation writer Megan Amram landed a book deal for Science…For Her!, a lady-focused "faux-expert compendium of scientific knowledge." Amram posted an update on Tumblr today that the book will be officially released on N... [Read More]