IFC renews ‘Maron’ for a third season
Today, IFC announced that they had renewed comedy series Maron for a third season. Since its debut in 2013, Marc Maron’s semi-autobiographical TV show has been met with critical acclaim. Coupled with its impressive list of guest stars (Tig Notaro, Adam Scott, Aubrey Plaza, Amy Poehler, Andy Ki... [Read More]
Watch another teaser for Jerrod Carmichael’s upcoming HBO special, “Love At The Store”
About a month ago HBO ran a teaser for Jerrod Carmichael’s new HBO stand-up special, Love At The Store. It was too brief a clip. Now a slighly longer clip has debuted giving us a bit more of a peek into Carmichael’s special, which, ironically will also serve as his first appearance on te... [Read More]
“Saturday Night Live” hires comedian Pete Davidson as its newest featured player
Here’s some awesome news to get your Monday morning going. We’ve heard from a few different sources that comedian Pete Davidson is the newest featured member of Saturday Night Live when season 40 begins in a few weeks. The 20-year-old comedian will not be the youngest cast member to ever... [Read More]
Cecily Strong on leaving SNL’s “Update” desk, “No point being angry or sad for me”
About 24 hours ago Saturday Night Live head honcho Lorne Michaels announced comedian and former SNL writer Michael Che was returning to the show and replacing Cecily Strong as co-anchor at the Weekend Update desk for season 40. While the overall vibe was happiness for Che, many seemed bummed that th... [Read More]
W. Kamau Bell on “The Unbearable Whiteness of Late Night”
“But the people who run late night don’t need us blacks to host anymore. Once Arsenio left, late night picked the bones of his show. They picked them so clean that when he came back there wasn’t enough to make it feel as different as it had been the first time. Late night didn&rsqu... [Read More]
It turns out that David Letterman enjoys being yelled at by Billy Eichner
Last night Billy Eichner paid visit to David Letterman. It’s kinda fitting to see this happen as Eichner was a comedian whom Joan Rivers backed and repeatedly told Late Show bookers that they had to check out and get on the show. So Eichner being on the show is a final, subtle tribute to River... [Read More]
Michael Che to replace Cecily Strong as Weekend Update co-anchor on “Saturday Night Live”
Well, here’s more of those big changes Lorne Michaels alluded to with season 40 of Saturday Night Live coming soon. There there will be a new co-anchor at the “Weekend Update” desk, and that will be the red-hot comedian and former SNL writer, Michael Che. Yes, that Michael Che. Che... [Read More]
Nick Offerman tells Jimmy Fallon about his sexual codes
College is a wild time for everybody. Sir Nick Offerman (aka Ron Swanson) of course was no different. On last night’s The Tonight Show, Offerman shared with Jimmy Fallon his sexual coding system he devised with his roommate to let the other know how long to stay out of the room. Ties on doorkn... [Read More]
SNL names Chris Pratt and Sarah Silverman its first hosts of season 40
This week has been all about Saturday Night Live. Yesterday, the TV icon announced it had hired Good Neighbor’s Nick Rutherford to its writing staff, along with Streeter Seidell, Natasha Rowell, and Jeremy Beiler. Today, SNL announced that its 40th season will open up with Chris Pratt and Sara... [Read More]
Watch “Robin Williams Remembered:” A PBS Pioneers of Television special
The PBS documentary series, Pioneers of Television, had interviewed Robin Williams extensively just recently for its portraits of him and other groundbreaking comedians of the past 60 years. So, when Williams tragically died last month at 63, they went back through the footage with him as well as wi... [Read More]