Review: “2 Dope Queens,” many dope perspectives in HBO variety series
Turning a podcast into a TV special, let alone a four-part series, doesn’t make sense for most podcasts. But 2 Dope Queens isn’t any podcast. The hit WNYC podcast from Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams is part two-woman comedy duo, part improv, part chat show, part stand-up storytelli... [Read More]
TV Academy modifies definitions of two Variety Special categories for 2018
The Television Academy announced some minor modifications to categories in its annual Emmy Awards, and one of the new changes for 2018 does impact the comedy world — especially James Corden, who with his production crew has been cleaning up in the variety categories the past couple of years. F... [Read More]
CBS to celebrate 50th anniversary of “The Carol Burnett Show” with a primetime reunion and tribute special
A few days before the 50th anniversary of the premiere of The Carol Burnett Show on CBS, the Eye Network has announced plans to broadcast a two-hour primetime special tribute to Burnett and her funny friends, to air this December. The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special will air from 8 to 10 p.m.... [Read More]
BET’s full late-night revamp for 2017 includes Deon Cole game show, 50 Cent variety show and more
BET may have leaked word early about the network’s upcoming new late-night talk show hosted by former Nightly Show head writer/correspondent Robin Thede (and executive produced by Chris Rock), but BET actually has a whole slate of late-night programming coming later in 2017. Among the offering... [Read More]
BET’s full late-night revamp for 2017 includes Deon Cole game show, 50 Cent variety show and more
BET may have leaked word early about the network’s upcoming new late-night talk show hosted by former Nightly Show head writer/correspondent Robin Thede (and executive produced by Chris Rock), but BET actually has a whole slate of late-night programming coming later in 2017. Among the offering... [Read More]
BET’s full late-night revamp for 2017 includes Deon Cole game show, 50 Cent variety show and more
BET may have leaked word early about the network’s upcoming new late-night talk show hosted by former Nightly Show head writer/correspondent Robin Thede (and executive produced by Chris Rock), but BET actually has a whole slate of late-night programming coming later in 2017. Among the offering... [Read More]
Hulu Orders ‘I Love You, America’ Talk/Variety Show Hosted by Sarah Silverman
Sarah Silverman is headed to Hulu with her own show. According to Deadline, the streaming network has ordered a weekly half-hour comedy/talk/variety show starring Silverman called I Love You, America. The series is produced by Funny or Die, and the first season will consist of 10 episodes. Here&rsqu... [Read More]
Watch Some Clips from the ‘Maya & Marty’ Finale Featuring Emma Stone, Steve Martin, and More
Maya Rudolph and Martin Short’s NBC variety show wrapped up its six-episode run last night, and in addition to regulars Kenan Thompson and Mikey Day, there were also some special guest appearances from Emma Stone, Sean Hayes, Kelly Ripa, and Steve Martin. Check out the “Wyoming Skies&rdq... [Read More]
Watch Some Clips from Last Night’s ‘Maya & Marty’ Featuring Ricky Gervais and Cecily Strong
Maya Rudolph and Martin Short’s Maya & Marty returned to NBC last night, and in addition to Kenan Thompson and Mikey Day, the episode featured special guest appearances from Ricky Gervais and SNL’s Cecily Strong. Check out Jiminy Glick’s extended interview with Gervais above, t... [Read More]
Watch Some Clips from Last Night’s ‘Maya & Marty’ Featuring Ricky Gervais and Cecily Strong
Maya Rudolph and Martin Short’s Maya & Marty returned to NBC last night, and in addition to Kenan Thompson and Mikey Day, the episode featured special guest appearances from Ricky Gervais and SNL’s Cecily Strong. Check out Jiminy Glick’s extended interview with Gervais above, t... [Read More]