Watch a Lengthy and Candid Conversation with Tig Notaro and Sarah Silverman
by Megh Wright Comedians Tig Notaro and Sarah Silverman both have projects at the Sundance Film Festival this year — Notaro is the subject of a new documentary called Tig and Silverman stars in a drama called I Smile Back — and The New York Times sat down with both of them for a lengthy ... [Read More]
 
In her own words: Tig Notaro on the decision to reveal her scars most truthfully and literally onstage
Tig Notaro has the first and more dramatic documentaries about her recent life debuting this month at the Sundance Film Festival. Tig will screen five times this week at Sundance. It covers a trying period in Notaro's life in 2012, when, as the film's description notes: "Having just recovered from a... [Read More]
 
Al Madrigal’s new special “Half Like Me” airs tomorrow on Fusion
Al Madrigal, known for his role as the senior Latino correspondent on The Daily Show, is set to debut his own one-hour special on biracial identity. The special, called Half Like Me, is being billed as a docu-comedy. “Being half has always been confusing,” Madrigal says in the previ... [Read More]
 
This Week on TV: The Larry Wilmore era begins tonight on Comedy Central with “The Nightly Show”
“It’s like ‘The Daily Show’, but Nightlier” says Larry Wilmore who’s new show aptly titled, The Nightly Show, begins tonight. Originally called The Minority Report, but ultimately changed, The Nightly Show is a spin-off of The Daily Show where Wilmore sp... [Read More]
 
This Week On TV: Drew Carey Starts His Guest Hosting Duties On Late Late Show
With the holidays behind us, we can now come home from exchanging our gifts we didn’t like or had already broken with some fresh TV content. First impressions can last a lifetime or just happen to be scheduled first thing at the top of the year. Here are the comedy guests that will be set... [Read More]
 
Laughspin’s 10 Best Comedy Releases of 2014
With 2015 breathing down our necks it’s time to count down the best comedy releases of 2014. It’s something Laughspin has been doing since 2008 and we’re not about to stop—especially since commercially available comedy output has increased exponentially since then. It used to... [Read More]
 
Maybe See TV? The month in pilots, script commitments and development deals (Dec. 27, 2014)
You'll hear a lot in the trades and the trade winds from now through pilot season, which starts in earnest in January, all the way up to the cable Upfronts in the spring and the broadcast network Upfronts in May -- when TV programmers present their new and returning lineups to impress and attract ad... [Read More]
 
Sarah Silverman to star in new comedy pilot for HBO
It looks like Sarah Silverman might be heading back to HBO. THR reports that the network has ordered a new comedy pilot that Silverman will star in. The untitled comedy is describes as “a comedic look at a pathologically honest woman (Silverman) having a modern midlife crisis.” In additi... [Read More]
 
HBO Orders a Comedy Pilot Starring Sarah Silverman
by Megh Wright Sarah Silverman might be HBO's next big comedy star. THR reports that the pay network has ordered an untitled pilot starring Silverman described as "a comedic look at a pathologically honest woman having a modern midlife crisis." Silverman will co-write the script and serve as a co-ex... [Read More]
 
Patton Oswalt just won our vote for the 2015 comedy Grammy by taking out the competition on social media
We've fought this battle before, @alyankovic. We will resolve this in February. #Grammys2015: pic.twitter.com/uIwkpwQyaj — Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) December 5, 2014 If you didn’t realize, earlier today the Grammy Nominations were announced. In the comedy category some pretty heavy h... [Read More]