IFC Orders Eight Episodes of Denis Leary Hockey Comedy 'Benders'
by Megh Wright IFC just added another scripted comedy to its lineup. The network announced today that it's ordered eight half-hour episodes of Benders from Denis Leary's production company Apostle. Previously titled Uncle Chubby's, the series centers on "several friends bonded by an irrational obses... [Read More]
 
Zach Galifianakis shoots himself in the butt in the new teaser trailer for Masterminds
Have you ever watched a trailer for a new movie and say to yourself, “wow, everyone is in that thing.” Well add the new Zach Galifianakis film Masterminds to that list. The trailer for the film was just released and in addition to Zachy G, it also co-stars Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson, and ... [Read More]
 
The Ever-Expanding World of 'China, IL'
by Isaac Kozell Season 3 of Adult Swim's China, IL premieres Sunday, April 5th at 11:30 p.m and according to the show's creator, Brad Neely, this season marks the first time that the creative team has truly felt both comfortable and in control. In addition to China, IL, Neely is also known for Wizar... [Read More]
 
IFC orders Benders, Apostle’s amateur hockey league, to series
IFC will get into the rink by year's end, ordering up eight half-hour episodes of Benders, a sitcom about an amateur hockey league executive produced by Denis Leary and his Apostle colleagues Jim Serpico and Tom Sellitti. Production starts this spring, with an air date of late 2015. Serpico and Sell... [Read More]
 
Bob Odenkirk Knows How to Make Authentic Cinnabons
by Megh Wright Here's a clip from last night's Late Late Show with guest Bob Odenkirk, who reveals that he did a lot of official Cinnabon training for his role in Better Call Saul. Unsurprisingly, it involves a lot of margarine. 0 Comments... [Read More]
 
IU student Rob Sherrell is first to major in stand-up comedy
IU junior Rob Sherrell wants to earn his living performing stand-up comedy. And he will accomplish it through IU’s individualized major program. “My parents did not go to college. I am the first person in my family to go. So, when they found out I was switching my major from le... [Read More]
 
Will Forte Makes His Glorious Return to 'Conan' as Ted Turner
by Megh Wright Will Forte was a guest on last night's Conan, which meant that TBS founder Ted Turner was due to show up for another visit with his "orange seahorse" employee. Turner was visibly upset with O'Brien's recent trip to Cuba and accused him of turning what was once a wholesome company into... [Read More]
 
Watch Some Clips from Last Night's 'Roast of Justin Bieber'
by Megh Wright Comedy Central's Roast of Justin Bieber aired last night, and well…who knew a Justin Bieber roast might actually be funny? From brutal jokes by SNL's Pete Davidson ("I lost my dad on 9/11 and I always regretted growing up without a dad. Until I met your dad, Justin. Now I'm gla... [Read More]
 
According to Bill Simmons, Louis C.K., Amy Poehler, and Amy Schumer passed on being Jon Stewart’s replacement
By now, the news of Trevor Noah being named the successor to Jon Stewart on The Daily Show has spread throughout the land. In these situations we always wonder who else was on the list of potential replacements. Well, according to sports writer/podcaster/pop culture fan Bill Simmons, Comedy Central ... [Read More]
 
The best jokes from The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber
At least the jokes that made it to broadcast on Comedy Central, that is. In order of appearance, here were the best jokes from the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber: Pete Davidson. "Wow. Ludacris and Snoop Dogg are here. If I was 38, I'd be freaking out right now!" .@PeteDavidson can't beli... [Read More]