Maybe See TV? The month in pilots, script commitments and development deals (Dec. 27, 2014)
You'll hear a lot in the trades and the trade winds from now through pilot season, which starts in earnest in January, all the way up to the cable Upfronts in the spring and the broadcast network Upfronts in May -- when TV programmers present their new and returning lineups to impress and attract ad... [Read More]
 
We Promise Terry Isn’t the Author, by Luke Strickler
by Brian Boone, Editor Terry is not the author, nor is he a reference to the author. Terry is not any one of the author’s friends, a person who considers themselves a friend of the author, lost love, personal trainer, or you, Greg, so stop asking. Terry’s name is not to be broken ap... [Read More]
 
The best comedy albums and specials of 2014
Once again it’s time. Time to select our favorite comedy specials of the year. 2014 was a great year for stand-up comedy. Some of comedy’s biggest names put out new specials and albums as some extremely strong comedians released some terrific albums, putting their mark on the genre. That... [Read More]
 
The Year in Interviews
by Jessye McGarry In 2014, the Splitsider team did over 150 interviews to get the inside information about your favorite things in comedy. Here’s a collection of the year’s most notable quotes from our conversations with some of the best people involved in comedy today. COMEDY CAREER ADV... [Read More]
 
What I Learned from Another Year in the Archives
by Ramsey Ess The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny p... [Read More]
 
For fans of Monty Python, The Princess Bride, and Glee; Here comes Galavant on ABC
Take one part Monty Python, one part The Princess Bride, a little Shrek, and the hit show Glee. Throw them in a blender and you have Galavant on ABC. Yes that was meant to rhyme. The Musical Comedy will be coming to your screen Jan. 4th 8/7 c. It focuses around the story of Galavant […] For f... [Read More]
 
If George R.R. Martin were Santa Claus, It might go something like this
Fans of the hit HBO show Game of Thrones just can’t get enough. And with the show not returning for several months, why not mash things up for the holiday season. That’s exactly what College Humor had in mind when they made this video portraying author George R.R. Martin as Santa Cl... [Read More]
 
The Year in Comedy Podcasts
by Marc Hershon 2014. The year the podcast came back! What? Did it ever leave? Well, no. But with major ink from hoary old analog readers like New York Magazine and The Washington Post trumpeting “the return of the podcast!” it seems mainstream has finally figured out podcasting is a thi... [Read More]
 
Jerry Seinfeld delivers a classic stand-up set about “things” on The Tonight Show
In case you missed it due to the holiday, Jerry Seinfeld kicked it old school by delivering a classic stand-up set on The Tonight Show. He’s been busy with his series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and also recently had a cameo in Chris Rock’s Top Five. Hard to believe the 9 ... [Read More]
 
The Best Comedy Directors of 2014
by Brad Becker-Parton As this column wraps up its first full year, I present the 1st Annual 2014 Comedy Film School Awards. These awards are determined by a voting body of one and hold all the prestige and none of the starpower of the Hollywood Film Awards. The idea is not to rank or give out superl... [Read More]