Comedy Central Orders Sketch Show from ‘Broad City’ Cast Member
The Broad City comedy tree continues to grow, with Comedy Central announcing a series order for Alternatino with Arturo Castro on Tuesday during the unveiling of their 2018-2019 development slate. Castro plays Ilana’s roommate Jaime in Broad City, and was recently in the third s... [Read More]
Announcing the Brooklyn Comedy Collective, a new venue and improv school in Williamsburg
Two comedians who helped launch and run the former Brooklyn branch of the Annoyance Theater have announced a new venture together: The Brooklyn Comedy Collective, a theater and improv comedy school that’ll begin hosting shows and teaching classes in March in The Brick Theater in Williamsb... [Read More]
Fusion orders up political sketch comedy series, Happy Ending with Nando Vila
Fusion. It’s a TV channel. You may have it! Once you’ve found it, starting next week you can tune in to a new weekly sketch comedy series, Happy Ending with Nando Vila. The 10-episode series explores political issues and news beyond the headlines and tries to explain it all with laughs. ... [Read More]
Netflix cancels “Lady Dynamite” after two seasons
Maria Bamford’s Lady Dynamite now joins Jim Jefferies’ Legit and Cristela Alonzo’s Cristela as sitcoms by stand-up comedians starring those comedians that ended way too early, and will have fans asking the comedian when to expect another new season for years on end, to no avail. Ne... [Read More]
Netflix cancels “Lady Dynamite” after two seasons
Maria Bamford’s Lady Dynamite now joins Jim Jefferies’ Legit and Cristela Alonzo’s Cristela as sitcoms by stand-up comedians starring those comedians that ended way too early, and will have fans asking the comedian when to expect another new season for years on end, to no avail. Ne... [Read More]
Going Inside the TV Comedy Machine with Andy Richter
Andy Richter is professionally nice. He got his start playing sweetest dad in the game Mike Brady in The Real Live Brady Bunch and just got more convivial from there. From 1993-2007, and then from 2009 to today, Richter has been softening the edges of Conan O’Brien—first on Late Night, t... [Read More]
Going Inside the TV Comedy Machine with Andy Richter
Andy Richter is professionally nice. He got his start playing sweetest dad in the game Mike Brady in The Real Live Brady Bunch and just got more convivial from there. From 1993-2007, and then from 2009 to today, Richter has been softening the edges of Conan O’Brien—first on Late Night, t... [Read More]
Paramount Network Developing Latino Sketch Comedy Series ‘Browntown’
Next month, the Spike TV network will be rebranded as the Paramount Network starting January 18th, and one of the projects in development includes a Latino sketch comedy series. According to Deadline, the half-hour sketch series, titled Browntown, is in the works from Doug Greiff and ... [Read More]
SF Sketchfest announces lineup for 17th annual celebration in January 2018
The biggest, longest comedy festival in the United States is coming back in 2018, and SF Sketchfest boasts an equally impressive lineup, to be presented by Audible at 16 venues across San Francisco for 18 nights in January (Jan. 11-28, 2018). Tickets go on sale this Friday for most events. Which eve... [Read More]
CBS Diversity Comedy Showcase Director Rick Najera Steps Down After Sexual Harassment Allegations
Since the Harvey Weinstein story broke, the day of reckoning has arrived for a growing list of powerful men in the entertainment industry and beyond who, like Weinstein, have a past of allegedly inappropriate workplace behavior and sexual misconduct. In the comedy world, just last week the... [Read More]