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Eastbound & Down’s Danny McBride back with HBO for ‘Vice Principals’

Eastbound & Down’s Danny McBride back with HBO for ‘Vice Principals’

By | May 28, 2014 at 3:41 pm | No comments

Danny McBride is recovering pretty well in the wake of his FX animated series Chozen being cancelled. HBO has ordered another show from McBride after the smashing success Eastbound & Down. Vice Principals will star the This Is The End actor as one of two vice principals who...

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Nia Vardalos: ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ sequel is happening!

Nia Vardalos: ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ sequel is happening!

By | May 28, 2014 at 2:58 pm | No comments

Nia Vardalos has confirmed Toula Miller and the rest of the Portokalos clan are coming back to the big screen in a sequel to the 2002 box office hit My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Twelve years after its initial release, Vardalos has written a follow-up film that she will star in with...

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Russell Peters, Jim Gaffigan, Amy Schumer, Bill Burr want you to donate to Ted Alexandro’s Kickstarter campaign! (Video)

Russell Peters, Jim Gaffigan, Amy Schumer, Bill Burr want you to donate to Ted Alexandro’s Kickstarter campaign! (Video)

By | May 27, 2014 at 3:15 pm | No comments

Comedian Ted Alexandro gave us all a tease of what his stellar Web series Teachers Lounge may look like. Now, with good friend and co-creator Hollis James, he's trying to make even more episodes of the show. Alexandro and James have started a Kickstarter campaign to raise...

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Kelsey Grammer, Martin Lawrence are ‘Partners’ for FX comedy premiering Aug. 4

Kelsey Grammer, Martin Lawrence are ‘Partners’ for FX comedy premiering Aug. 4

By | May 27, 2014 at 11:44 am | 3 comments

The Martin Lawrence and Kelsey Grammar FX sitcom Partners will showcase the unusual pairing on Monday, August 4 when it premieres on the cable network. Partners pairs Lawrence and Grammar as Chicago lawyers from very different backgrounds as they face their own personal crises....

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Pete Holmes Show canceled by TBS, but Conan O’Brien is still his hero: Read Pete Holmes’ letter to fans

Pete Holmes Show canceled by TBS, but Conan O’Brien is still his hero: Read Pete Holmes’ letter to fans

By | May 26, 2014 at 11:21 am | 14 comments

TBS has canceled The Pete Holmes Show. The half-hour late night talk show/sketch show hybrid with host Pete Holmes only lasted seven months and had a strong fan presence on social media, but the ratings were not where TBS wanted them to be. The Pete Holmes Show last received a...

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Former Saturday Night Live star Bill Hader inks exclusive HBO comedy series deal

Former Saturday Night Live star Bill Hader inks exclusive HBO comedy series deal

By | May 23, 2014 at 2:17 pm | One comment

HBO wants Bill Hader, badly. The premium cable channel has signed the former Saturday Night Live star to an exclusive development deal that would have him create and star in his own comedy series. No word if the deal will effect his gig voicing the evil Dr. Giuseppe Malocchio on...

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Doug Stanhope’s Podcast joins Bill Burr, Al Madrigal’s All Things Comedy podcast network

Doug Stanhope’s Podcast joins Bill Burr, Al Madrigal’s All Things Comedy podcast network

By | May 20, 2014 at 3:35 pm | No comments

The staunchly independent stand-up comedian Doug Stanhope is bringing his podcast, simply named Doug Stanhope's Podcast, to the All Things Comedy network. It only goes to show how much Stanhope believes in  the by-comics-for-comics nature of the podcasting network founded by...

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Louis C.K., Wanda Sykes, Jerry Seinfeld and more! 11 Comedians as comedians on television

Louis C.K., Wanda Sykes, Jerry Seinfeld and more! 11 Comedians as comedians on television

By | May 19, 2014 at 2:18 pm | 3 comments

Stand-up comedians are taking over television! Comics, not all of them trained actors, are getting the opportunity to play the roles they were meant to play: comedians. The old stand-up-to-sitcom model was that maybe you'd get discovered at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in...

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Sex and the City writers developing Showtime comedy about Orthodox Jewish comedian

Sex and the City writers developing Showtime comedy about Orthodox Jewish comedian

By | May 16, 2014 at 1:32 pm | One comment

Showtime is developing a new half-hour comedy series called Yank about a young man who ventures out of his ultra-orthodox Jewish community in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to pursue his dream of becoming a comedian. Yank comes from Sex and the City writers Elisa Zuritsky and Julie...

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