Inside the Will Ferrell ‘Reagan’ Script That People Criticized Before They Saw
Earlier today, news broke that Will Ferrell decided to back out of producing and starring in a film about President Ronald Reagan after getting tons of backlash for the project from many critics on the internet including Reagan’s daughter Patti Davis. The project did have a provocative logline... [Read More]
Check Out Some Excerpts from Conan O’Brien’s Unproduced ‘Simpsons’ Script Starring Prince
In light of Prince’s death last week, Simpsons showrunner Al Jean recently shared some excerpts on Twitter from an old Simpsons script by Conan O’Brien, in which Prince would star in a followup of sorts to Michael Jackson’s 1991 episode “Stark Raving Dad.” Pri... [Read More]
Judd Apatow, Sarah Silverman, Kevin Nealon, and More Remember Garry Shandling
It’s been a month since Garry Shandling died at his home in Los Angeles, and while there have been many tributes to him over the past few weeks, last night Judd Apatow produced and hosted a packed memorial for him at the Wilshire Ebell Theater in Los Angeles. According to The New York Times, K... [Read More]
New York Television Festival launches script competition focusing on half-hour comedy
The NYTVF, an organization dedicated to identifying and nurturing top independent creative talent and connecting it with networks, studios, digital platforms, agencies, and brands, announced the official launch of NYTVF Scripts, a new scripted initiative offering aspiring TV writers the opportunity ... [Read More]
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah will attend the 2016 Republican and Democratic national conventions
The first South African to host an American late-night talk show will be there in person this summer to find out if our country is ready to nominate the first Canadian-born president, first Jewish president, first female president, or as plenty have joked already, our last president of the United St... [Read More]
Cheez-It Just Blatantly Ripped Off Tim and Eric in a New Ad
More often than not, accusations of joke theft are debatable and the “parallel thinking” argument usually comes into play. But this week, some vigilant Tim and Eric fans noticed a case of theft that’s too obviously ripped off to defend. The perpetrator? Cheez-It. Here’s the s... [Read More]
Kevin Nealon Looks Back on His 35+ Year Friendship with Garry Shandling
SNL alum Kevin Nealon has a wonderful piece out today at The Hollywood Reporter that’s a followup of sorts to yesterday’s news that a ton of Garry Shandling’s friends played one last basketball game at his house as a tribute to the late writer and comedian, and it’s a brief b... [Read More]
Comedians Honor Garry Shandling by Playing One More Basketball Game at His House
To pay their respects to Garry Shandling, a bunch of his comedian friends recently met at Shandling’s house to continue one of his weekly traditions one more time in his memory. On Instagram, Judd Apatow shared a photo of a bunch of comedians who met up at the late comedian’s house to pl... [Read More]
R.I.P. Garry Shandling (1949-2016)
Garry Shandling, a great comedy writer who became a greater stand-up and begat two of the greatest most influential TV sitcoms, has died suddenly. Shandling was 66. The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed the sad news today. Shandling had just done some major interviews with other comedians at t... [Read More]
Actor, SAG President, and ’30 Rock’ Alum Ken Howard Dies at 71
One of 30 Rock’s friendliest faces has passed away. Earlier today, it was confirmed that longtime actor and Screen Actors Guild president Ken Howard died today at the age of 71. In addition to serving as the head of SAG-AFTRA, Howard starred in the ’70s series The White Shadow and is kno... [Read More]