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Maya Rudolph will return to primetime in post-Olympics variety show

Maya Rudolph will return to primetime in post-Olympics variety show

By | November 13, 2013 at 1:55 pm | No comments

Bridesmaids star Maya Rudolph will return to NBC this winter with an all-new variety show. The pilot for the project would air as a special after the Winter Olympics. If it premieres to much acclaim and fanfare, assumedly NBC would order a full-season run of episodes. Lorne...

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Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel film Crash Test TV special on a 60-foot bus (Photo)

Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel film Crash Test TV special on a 60-foot bus (Photo)

By | November 13, 2013 at 1:27 pm | No comments

Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel are taking their live Upright Citizens Brigade comedy show to the small screen (or big screen, depending what size your television is). The Human Giant alumni filmed their long-running show Crash Test as a TV special and they weren't being shy about it...

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Key & Peele to write untitled comedy film with Judd Apatow

Key & Peele to write untitled comedy film with Judd Apatow

By | November 13, 2013 at 12:47 pm | No comments

Key & Peele fans should start getting excited: Universal Pictures has just made a deal with the sketch comedy duo to write and star in an untitled Judd Apatow movie. Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele will co-write the comedy with the This is 40 filmmaker, who will also serve...

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Erik Rivera talks about his NBC comedy series, produced by Eva Longoria (Exclusive)

Erik Rivera talks about his NBC comedy series, produced by Eva Longoria (Exclusive)

By | November 12, 2013 at 1:39 pm | No comments

Ever since Friends and Seinfeld, NBC has struggled to find a full line-up of hit comedies on Thursday night. With 30 Rock retired and its freshmen shows, Sean Saves the World and The Michael J. Fox Show, barely hanging on, the Peacock network needs to find a quality show to pair...

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Fox orders 13 episodes of Seth MacFarlane show ‘Bordertown’

Fox orders 13 episodes of Seth MacFarlane show ‘Bordertown’

By | November 12, 2013 at 11:46 am | No comments

Seth MacFarlane is coming to Fox! …again! The Ted creator and voice star is bringing another animated comedy to his home network. It's just in time for Fox after silently cancelling The Cleveland Show and selling American Dad! to TBS after this season. MacFarlane's new...

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Jay Leno, Chris Tucker, Lily Tomlin and more announced for Gilda’s LaughFest

Jay Leno, Chris Tucker, Lily Tomlin and more announced for Gilda’s LaughFest

By | November 12, 2013 at 11:15 am | No comments

Some of the biggest names in stand-up comedy have been announced as headliners of this year's Gilda's LaughFest. The nation's first-ever community-wide comedy festival announced its first round of talent and shows lined up for its fourth year of operation. Among the...

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Donnell Rawlings on new comedy era, Guy Court and Chappelle’s Show (Laughspin Interview)

Donnell Rawlings on new comedy era, Guy Court and Chappelle’s Show (Laughspin Interview)

By | November 7, 2013 at 2:50 pm | No comments

Donnell Rawlings is often recognized from his iconic roles on Chappelle's Show, namely Ashy Larry. And he doesn't mind at all. Since his days as the ashy dice roller, he has continued touring his stand-up act, making his own comedy sketch videos and more recently has appeared as...

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Comedian brother of Anne Hathaway clears up false pregnancy rumors (Exclusive)

Comedian brother of Anne Hathaway clears up false pregnancy rumors (Exclusive)

By | November 7, 2013 at 1:42 pm | 2 comments

Many stand-up comedians draw from their personal family lives for material. But what happens when your family includes an Academy Award-winning actress? Tom Hathaway (right) faces this exact problem. Tom is an aspiring stand-up and the younger brother of actress Anne...

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TBS slapped with $25,000 fine for Conan O’Brien promo

TBS slapped with $25,000 fine for Conan O’Brien promo

By | November 7, 2013 at 11:54 am | One comment

Seems like Conan O'Brien's crew is in some hot water with the FCC. Turner Broadcasting is being slapped with a hefty $25,000 fine by the Federal Communications Commission after a promotional gag for Conan last year. The promotion "used the emergency weather tones to gain...

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