Tracee Ellis Ross, Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip, Black-Ish, And More Went Home With ‘Image Awards’
Last night the 2018 NAACP Image Awards aired on TV One. Some of Hollywood’s usual stars left home with the top honors including some notable stars in comedy.  Tracee Ellis Ross, Jay Ellis, Tiffany Haddish, Anthony Anderson, Black-Ish, Girls Trip and others represented for comedy. Black-Is... [Read More]
R.I.P. Jerry Van Dyke (1931-2018)
He could have been Gilligan, but Jerry Van Dyke wanted to be his own comedic self. That self, the younger banjo-playing happy-go-lucky, stammering brother of Dick Van Dyke, Jerry (six years Dick’s junior) managed to enjoy a lengthy TV career that started in the 1960s, peaked in the early 1990s... [Read More]
R.I.P. Danny Breen
Danny Breen made his mark in front of the camera as a cast member for eight seasons on HBO’s sketch comedy series, Not Necessarily The News. But Breen also won multiple Emmys for his work behind the scenes on a producer for Ellen and The Wayne Brady Show. An alum of The Second City, he ma... [Read More]
R.I.P. Danny Breen
Danny Breen made his mark in front of the camera as a cast member for eight seasons on HBO’s sketch comedy series, Not Necessarily The News. But Breen also won multiple Emmys for his work behind the scenes on a producer for Ellen and The Wayne Brady Show. An alum of The Second City, he ma... [Read More]
R.I.P. Rose Marie (1923-2017)
Rose Marie, a vaudeville star at 3 and hit radio singer at 5, who performed opening night at Bugsy Siegel’s Flamingto resort in Las Vegas and is best known now for her co-starring role as TV comedy writer Sally Rogers on The Dick Van Dyke Show, has died. She was 94. It is with broken […... [Read More]
In Memoriam: The year in R.I.P. in comedy for 2017
It’s rather remarkable that most all of the funny nonagenarians profiled in this year’s HBO documentary, If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast, managed to make it through 2017 unscathed. But several other comedy legends passed away in 2017, old and not-so-old. Let us take one mo... [Read More]
R.I.P. Jim Nabors, aka Gomer Pyle (1930-2017)
Jim Nabors, best known in his younger years for playing country bumpkin Gomer Pyle on two different hit TV sitcoms, and in his later years for singing — particularly at the opening of every Indy 500 — has died. He was 87. Nabors died in his home in Hawaii, his longtime partner and husban... [Read More]
R.I.P. Ken Shapiro
Before Saturday Night Live, before The Groove Tube even, Ken Shapiro was making funny faces on television with Chevy Chase when nobody knew their faces. Shapiro and Chase performed sketches together on Channel One, then on PBS as the first people seen on-air on The Great American Dream Machine, befo... [Read More]
Mamoudou N’Diaye Wrote a ‘Broad City’ Spec Script That Should Become a Real Episode ASAP
New York-based comedian Mamoudou N’Diaye is a fan of Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer’s Comedy Central series Broad City, but one glaring aspect of it has always bothered him: the show’s use of cultural appropriation, particularly when it comes to Glazer’s character Ilana Wexle... [Read More]
CBS Is Developing a ‘Stripes’ TV Series Adaptation
Another day, another TV reboot. According to Variety, CBS has put into development a single-cam series adaptation of the 1981 film Stripes, which originally starred Bill Murray and was directed by Ivan Reitman. Trevor Moore, Sam Brown, and Zach Cregger of The Whitest Kids U’ Know are... [Read More]