This Week in Comedy: 'Parks and Rec' Says Goodbye
by Stephanie Simon -Parks and Recreation ended its wonderful run, and we took a look at the idealism that defined the show and how it transcended its mockumentary roots. -We remembered Harris Wittels by compiling some of our favorite Wittels podcast appearances. -Chunklet magazine issued a long-out-... [Read More]
Paul F. Tompkins and Scott Aukerman Look Back on Some Classic '90s Memories
by Megh Wright It's a great week to learn about some of Scott Aukerman's lesser-known television projects. First it was Scott Through the Heart, and during his appearance on Fusion's No, You Shut Up! he got super nostalgic for the '90s with host Paul F. Tompkins, which reminded the guys about their ... [Read More]
Jim Gaffigan’s chili is contagious; live tour planned for summer 2015
Jim Gaffigan wanted to make an important announcement today about chili, so let's hear it for Jim! OK, so maybe it was about more than just a good bowl of chili. Turns out Gaffigan -- who's currently in production on the first season of The Jim Gaffigan Show for a summer premiere on both TV Land an... [Read More]
Eddie Izzard’s “Force Majeure” world tour returns to U.S. for spring/summer 2015
Americans who live west of the Mississippi River will get a chance to see global comedian Eddie Izzard this spring and summer as Izzard's "Force Majeure World Tour" returns to the U.S. for a run of theater dates from May 19 through July 1, 2015. Among the gigs is a June 6 date at Hollywood Bowl, whe... [Read More]
Craig Ferguson to Play a Recluse in ABC Pilot 'The King of 7B'
by Megh Wright Former Late Late Show host Craig Ferguson might star in his own ABC sitcom. Entertainment Weekly reports that Ferguson has joined the cast of The King of 7B, a single-cam comedy about a recluse who "ventures outside for the first time in 20 years when he spies what could be his soul m... [Read More]
Cameron Esposito Interviews Her Dad About Catholicism and Coming Out
by Megh Wright The A.V. Club published a new installment of standup Cameron Esposito's ongoing column "Who in the World Is Cameron Esposito?" today, and this time Esposito decided to interview her conservative Catholic father about his struggle to accept her sexuality after she came out, and how it'... [Read More]
Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Nick Offerman, and More Show Up in the Season 6 'Childrens Hospital' Trailer
by Megh Wright At long last, Rob Corddry's Childrens Hospital returns for a sixth season on Friday, March 20th at midnight. Adult Swim released the first trailer today, which features a ton of guest stars like Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Tony Hale, David Wain, and Nick Offerman as a mustachioe... [Read More]
The best network TV comedy programming blocks of all time
With the series finale wrapped for Parks and Recreation, and at 10:59 p.m. on a Tuesday at that, NBC no longer has any claim on Thursday nights -- or any night, really -- as Must-See TV for sitcoms. The only network with a successful comedy programming block, as the definition of "successful" contin... [Read More]
Watch Simon Pegg’s latest trailer for “Kill Me Three Times”
A mercurial assassin (Simon Pegg) discovers he isn’t the only person trying to kill the siren (Alice Braga) of a sun-drenched surfing town. In this darkly comedic thriller, the hitman finds himself unravelling three tales of mayhem, murder, blackmail and revenge. Watch Simon Pegg’s lates... [Read More]
Jodie Foster Is Developing a Comedy About a Woman Whose Mother Is a Dog
by Megh Wright It's the classic comedy setup: Alcoholic woman rescues a dog, alcoholic woman realizes the dog is her reincarnated mother, alcoholic woman decides to get sober to make her dog proud of her. That's the plot of Charlie, a half-hour single-cam comedy currently in development at Sony by J... [Read More]