Fred Armisen on the Evolution of 'Portlandia,' 'SNL,' and American Accents
by Megh Wright Portlandia's fifth season premiered on IFC earlier this month, and for longtime fans of the show, the newest crop of episodes have been the perfect culmination of four years' worth of exploring the many characters, small businesses, and human idiosyncracies in the magical world of Por... [Read More]
A Flight of the Conchords Tour Is in the Works for Late 2015
by Megh Wright Good news for Flight of the Conchords fans: There's a possible tour in the works later this year. Speaking at the Sundance Film Festival, Jemaine Clement revealed the news that he and Bret McKenzie "are planning on touring later on in the year in the States. It isn't very solid yet, b... [Read More]
Maya Rudolph joins the Lorne Michaels produced HBO comedy pilot “Brothers in Atlanta”
HBO has greenlit a new comedy pilot, Brothers in Atlanta, which will feature SNL alum Maya Rudolph. She’s said to be a recurring guest star, should the comedy get picked up. Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin, best known for writing-performing on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fa... [Read More]
'The Chris Gethard Show' to Premiere on Fusion in April
by Megh Wright Back in December, Chris Gethard announced that his public access show The Chris Gethard Show is making the move to cable, and now we know its new home. In an announcement during last night's show, Gethard revealed that Fusion has ordered ten episodes of TCGS, which will debut on ... [Read More]
Kristen Schaal Is an Ally of Subway Manspreaders Everywhere
by Megh Wright The New York City subway system recently took on the issue of "manspreading," and during last night's Daily Show, Women's Issues Correspondent Kristen Schaal appeared to share her unlikely take on it: "As a woman who has struggled her entire life to keep her knees together, I am your ... [Read More]
The Laugh Button Podcast: This is cool, right? with Brooks Wheelan
On this episode of The Laugh Button Podcast, comedian Brooks Wheelan stops by the studios to talk to Mark and Matt about what’s going on in the world of comedy news. Wheelan just released his new stand-up comedy album, This is Cool, Right?. And funny enough, two other great comedians this week... [Read More]
The Chris Gethard Show graduating from MNN cable access to Fusion cable channel in April
The final episode of The Chris Gethard Show on MNN -- Manhattan Neighborhood Network's municipal access channel -- opened tonight with the big announcement: When TCGS returns from its next hiatus in April, it'll do so as a weekly series on Fusion. "Yes, we're still going to book cool musical guests,... [Read More]
Christine Taylor Confirms She'll Return as Matilda in 'Zoolander 2'
by Megh Wright The long in-the-works sequel to Ben Stiller's 2001 film Zoolander is starting to take shape, and now we have confirmation that the movie's only sane character is set to return. According to Entertainment Weekly, Christine Taylor has officially confirmed that she'll reprise her role as... [Read More]
Kristen Wiig, Jon Hamm, Jason Schwartzman, and Chris Pine Join 'Wet Hot American Summer'
by Megh Wright As if the upcoming eight-part Wet Hot American Summer Netflix series couldn't get any better, Deadline reports that four major stars have been added to the already amazing ensemble: Kristen Wiig, Jon Hamm, Jason Schwartzman, and Chris Pine. Hamm will play a "secret spy," Wiig will pla... [Read More]
Key and Peele Get Ready for the Super Bowl with "East/West Bowl Pro Edition"
by Megh Wright Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are hosting Comedy Central's first-ever Super Bowl special Friday night, and today they released a clip featuring a brand new installment of their hit Key and Peele "East/West Bowl" sketches, this time for pros only. They brought along some real NFL... [Read More]