2017’s WGA Awards Winners Include ‘Atlanta,’ ‘Last Week Tonight,’ and ‘Triumph’s Election Special’
The 2017 Writers Guild Awards were handed out over the weekend, and in addition to Donald Glover’s new FX show Atlanta winning two awards for Comedy Series and New Series, writers from BoJack Horseman, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Saturday Night Live, and ... [Read More]
“Atlanta” scores Writers’ Guild Award for Best Comedy Series
Fresh off his Golden Globe wins, Donald Glover has earned yet another accolade for his latest project, Atlanta: the Writers… MORE “Atlanta” scores Writers’ Guild Award for Best Comedy Series appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Steve O’Donnell accepts the Herb Sargent Award at the 2017 Writers Guild Awards, and other winners
Steve O’Donnell remained humble as he accepted the Herb Sargent Award at the 2017 Writers Guild Awards, wondering if perhaps the WGA had confused him for another former head writer of Late Night with David Letterman, or perhaps Saturday Night Live, or even his identical twin, Mark, who co... [Read More]
‘SNL’ Suspended a Writer Over a Barron Trump Joke, So Dan Harmon Offered Her a Job
Yesterday, SNL made headlines after it was announced that writer Katie Rich has been suspended “indefinitely” from the show over a joke she tweeted out Friday that referenced Donald Trump’s 10-year-old son Barron. While not everyone is defending the joke in question — and Ric... [Read More]
‘SNL’ Suspends Writer Katie Rich for Tweeting a Joke About Donald Trump’s Son
A writer at SNL has been suspended over a tweet about Donald Trump’s son Barron. According to The New York Times, writer Katie Rich has been suspended from the show due to a joke she tweeted on Friday mocking Trump’s 10-year-old son, which received immediate backlash on the internet... [Read More]
Jo Firestone, Colin Elzie, Sage Boggs, and Alexandra Song Join the ‘Tonight Show’ Writing Staff
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon recently added four new writers to its staff. NBC confirmed with us that the show has hired standup Jo Firestone (Womanhood, High Maintenance), Colin Elzie (UCB, Cracked), former Tonight Show research coordinator Sage Boggs (UCB, Mic) and Alexandra Song (UCB, C... [Read More]
2017 WGA Award Nominations Include ‘Atlanta,’ ‘Nathan for You,’ and ‘Triumph’s Election Special’
The Writers Guild of America announced its list of 2017 WGA Award nominees today, and among the comedy nominees are some new series, returning series, and series we haven’t seen for quite some time. Donald Glover’s Atlanta racked up nominations for Best Comedy Series, Best New Series, an... [Read More]
The Writers Guild Awards announce 2017 nominations, Patton Oswalt back as host
The Writers Guild Awards have announced its nominations for the 2017 edition and the winners for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio, and promotional writing will be honored on Sunday, February 19th, 2017, at concurrent ceremonies in New York City and Los Angeles. The event... [Read More]
How Many of These Joke Clichés Are You Guilty of Using?
Workaholics will air its seventh and final season on Comedy Central next year, and while the writing staff has contributed plenty of great lines to the show over the years, they’ve also been compiling all of the worst lines you can possibly use in a show as well as a public service to all. On ... [Read More]