Netflix Is Using Chelsea Handler to Reinvent the Way We Watch Late Night Shows
by Megh Wright Last month it was announced that Chelsea Handler had signed on to star in a new talk show for Netflix. Right now, all we know about Handler's show is that it's slated to premiere in October 2016 and will be the first series to be released at a specific time block on the streaming serv... [Read More]
 
Watch Conan's Incredibly Violent Scene from 'Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda'
by Adam Frucci While Conan recently announced that he'd be "starring" in the upcoming Syfy movie Sharktopus VS. Pteracuda, it looks like this ridiculous and insanely violent scene is the only one he's actually in. Which is probably for the best — I'm not sure anyone could take a full 90 minut... [Read More]
 
Stephen Colbert's 'Late Show' Will Remain at New York's Ed Sullivan Theater
by Megh Wright Stephen Colbert is staying in New York. According to an announcement by CBS's Les Moonves and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Colbert will host Late Show from David Letterman's current spot at the Ed Sullivan Theater when he takes over sometime next year. No official date for Letterma... [Read More]
 
Hank Azaria to Voice Lead Role in Seth MacFarlane's New Fox Show 'Bordertown'
by Megh Wright Last year it was announced that Seth MacFarlane was creating yet another animated Fox series called Bordertown, and it's now signed on a Simpsons favorite to lead the voice cast. Deadline reports that Hank Azaria — the voice behind Simpsons characters like Moe Szyslak, Apu, and ... [Read More]
 
Hulu Plus launching comedy channel from Comedy Dynamics
Comedy Dynamics, owner of New Wave Entertainment, that name you see on a title card before many of your favorite Netflix stand-up comedy specials, is launching its own comedy channel on Hulu and Hulu Plus beginning July 29. The channel will offer stand-up specials and behind-the-scenes footage from ... [Read More]
 
Maude Apatow to Make Her Television Debut on HBO's 'Girls'
by Megh Wright Maude Apatow is set to make her TV comedy debut. TVLine reports that Maude will appear in the next season of Lena Dunham's hit HBO series Girls, which her dad Judd Apatow executive produces. Few details about Maude's character have been released, but she'll reportedly play a girl name... [Read More]
 
Weird Al Gets His First #1 Album on the Billboard Charts with 'Mandatory Fun'
by Megh Wright After over a week of releasing music videos and an over 30-year career of parodying pop songs, Weird Al Yankovic has finally reached the #1 spot on the Billboard charts with his latest album Mandatory Fun, selling over 104,700 copies last week. Yankovic announced the news today via Tw... [Read More]
 
Will Ferrell and Adam McKay Are Producing an Action-Comedy 'Manimal' Movie
by Megh Wright If you're a huge fan of the shortly lived '80s television series Manimal, then today is your lucky day. Deadline reports that Sony Pictures Animation is teaming up with Jimmy Miller (The Other Guys, Step Brothers) and Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's Gary Sanchez Productions to adapt the... [Read More]
 
'Community's Ken Jeong to Play Himself in MTV Comedy Pilot
by Megh Wright Community favorite Ken Jeong is about to star in his own show. THR reports that Jeong has been cast in an in-the-works coming-of-age comedy pilot for MTV now titled Ken Jeong Made Me Do It. Jeong will play himself in the show, which centers on a 22-year-old named Andy, "who, after cat... [Read More]
 
Patton Oswalt releases a book about his love of classic films
Comedian Patton Oswalt has released a new book, a memoir of sorts as well as an ode to classic cinema. In “Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film,” Oswalt recounts the time he spent watching film after film at the New Beverly Cinema. Between 1995 and 1999, Osw... [Read More]