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Saturday Night Live hires two new writers, Leslie Jones and LaKendra Tookes (Videos)

Saturday Night Live hires two new writers, Leslie Jones and LaKendra Tookes (Videos)

By | January 8, 2014 at 6:06 pm | No comments

After announcing earlier this week that it has (finally) hired a black female cast member, Sasheer Zamata, Saturday Night Live hired two new black, female writers, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Leslie Jones and LaKendra Tookes will join the talented staff of the...

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‘Puppets Who Kill’ enters the fray of Hulu’s original comedy programming, more shows announced

‘Puppets Who Kill’ enters the fray of Hulu’s original comedy programming, more shows announced

By | January 8, 2014 at 4:15 pm | No comments

Hulu has announced its new slate of shows available for streaming in 2014, a mix of savvy acquisitions and original content. Among its new shows is the Canadian adult comedy series Puppets Who Kill. The show, which ran for four seasons on The Comedy Network up North, follows...

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TBS renews The Pete Holmes Show, new episodes begin after Sochi Olympics

TBS renews The Pete Holmes Show, new episodes begin after Sochi Olympics

By | January 8, 2014 at 2:32 pm | No comments

TBS has renewed The Pete Holmes Show for 13 weeks. Holmes' late night talk show enjoyed a very funny seven week run with a strong social media presence. His sketch videos and professional athlete interviews have amassed over 20 million views on YouTube and PeteHolmes.com,...

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Rainn Wilson’s failed CBS pilot ordered to series at Fox (Video)

Rainn Wilson’s failed CBS pilot ordered to series at Fox (Video)

By | January 8, 2014 at 12:25 pm | No comments

Rainn Wilson is moving over to Fox after nine seasons at NBC. Fox has ordered 13 episodes of the crime drama Backstrom. The show follows Detective Everett Backstrom (Wilson), an offensive detective who tries and fails to change his self-destructive ways. He leads a team, the...

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Denis Leary lands a new deal with FX for Sex and Drugs and Rock & Roll

Denis Leary lands a new deal with FX for Sex and Drugs and Rock & Roll

By | January 8, 2014 at 9:59 am | No comments

After many years on FX with his hit show Rescue Me, comedian Denis Leary might return to the network with a new half-hour comedy show. FX has ordered a pilot for Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, a show about middle-aged rock 'n roller Johnny Rock who wants to be rich and famous...

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Jerry Seinfeld reveals he and Larry David are working on something ‘gigantic’

Jerry Seinfeld reveals he and Larry David are working on something ‘gigantic’

By | January 7, 2014 at 9:56 pm | One comment

Modern-day comedy legend Jerry Seinfeld took to Reddit this week to participate on the increasingly popular r/IAmA subreddit with an AskMeAnything post. The post had over 14,000 comments and covering everything from laugh tracks on sitcoms to his famous white sneaker collection....

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Jon Stewart blasts Fox News for its global warming theories  (Video)

Jon Stewart blasts Fox News for its global warming theories (Video)

By | January 7, 2014 at 3:52 pm | One comment

Jon Stewart was excited to begin the new year with a better attitude on his show, not constantly battling demigogue pundits' ridiculous comments and instead focusing on the positive goings on of the world. That didn't last long on his return to The Daily Show after winter...

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Reddit comedy community moderator quits and why it’s a big deal for upcoming comedians

Reddit comedy community moderator quits and why it’s a big deal for upcoming comedians

By | January 7, 2014 at 3:36 pm | 7 comments

Over the past year or so, a very popular subreddit has given nearly unknown comedians a venue to showcase their material to countless new people. On Reddit, the popular community of niche-communities, anyone with a clever idea, picture, or video can rise to the Front Page and be...

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NYC Podfest will feature Laughspin, Lewis Black, Colin Quinn, Eddie Pepitone and many more

NYC Podfest will feature Laughspin, Lewis Black, Colin Quinn, Eddie Pepitone and many more

By | January 7, 2014 at 3:16 pm | No comments

You may have seen us promoting our upcoming Laughspin Podcast Live as part of the upcoming NYC Podfest this weekend. But it's not just us that will be offering up some laughs in podcast form. The annual two-day gathering, produced by Jeremy Wein, features some of the best...

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