The Laugh Button Podcast #77: A Search Party for Scot Armstrong
It’s festival season so Mark and Matt debate what comedians can fill what rooms and who’d they’d like to see on the road. Reader feedback prompts the conversation about the departure of Jessica Williams and her impact on The Daily Show. Writer Scot Armstrong has a new movie out Sea... [Read More]
Sketch Anatomy: Scot Armstrong on ‘Modern Romance’s Foley Artist Scene
Welcome to our column Sketch Anatomy, where we ask some of our favorite comedy writers to choose any sketch — one they personally wrote or one from history they find particularly hilarious, notable, or underappreciated — to learn from a writer’s perspective what separates a success... [Read More]
Showtime Orders a Semi-Autobiographical Comedy Starring Andrew Dice Clay
by Megh Wright The Diceman is headed to TV. According to The Wrap, Showtime has ordered a six-episode single-cam comedy starring Andrew Dice Clay called Dice, which will follow "semi-true accounts of Dice's efforts to revive his career and support his family" in Las Vegas. "Love him or hate him, Dic... [Read More]
Maybe See TV? The week in pilots, script commitments and development deals (Sept. 18, 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]
NBC Is Developing a 'Problem Child' Sitcom Adaptation
by Megh Wright Hit 1990 film Problem Child is getting the sitcom treatment at NBC. Deadline reports that the network has put a single-cam comedy adaptation in development based off the film starring John Ritter and Amy Yasbeck as a couple tricked into adopting a seven-year-old boy who wreaks havoc w... [Read More]
NBC to Green-Light Three New Comedy Pilots
NBC is putting comedy development into high gear in preparation for the fall  of 2012. It has picked up multiple comedy pilots, including Roseanne Barr’s Downwardly Mobile, Go On, from Friends and Joey writer Scott Silveri, and  Animal Kingdom,... [Read More]
Comedian T.J. Miller likely to be cast in comedy flick penned by “Hangover” scribe
T.J. is in talks to co-star in a Scot Armstrong movie called Road to Nardo, the tale of two roommates who hope to rescue their friend Nardo, who has been stranded in Mexico. Without any clothes, according to The Hollywood Reporter. [Read More]
Scot Armstrong, Co-Writer of The Hangover Part II and Old School: Interview on The Sound of Young America | Maximum Fun
Scot Armstrong is a screenwriter and improv comedian who has co-written some of the most popular comedies of the past decade, including Old School, Road Trip, and Starsky and Hutch among others. His newest writing project was tackling a sequel to the hugely successful movie The Hangover with long-time collaborator Todd Phillips. Scot talks about how to write the narrative to a comedy film (and especially, fitting together the puzzle-form of a movie like The Hangover Part II) and writing for Will... [Read More]