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Dave Attell series ‘Comedy Underground’ and one hour special ‘Road Work’ will premiere in April

Dave Attell series ‘Comedy Underground’ and one hour special ‘Road Work’ will premiere in April

By | March 19, 2014 at 9:29 am | One comment

The long-awaited uncensored Dave Attell stand-up series finally has a premiere date. Comedy Underground with Dave Attell hits television sets on Saturday night, April 12 at 1 am EST on Comedy Central. The show marks Attell's return to the network since his Insomniac series went...

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Jeff Ross joins Kevin Hart comedy pilot for ABC

Jeff Ross joins Kevin Hart comedy pilot for ABC

By | March 18, 2014 at 12:11 pm | 3 comments

Most of us are used to seeing stand-up comedian Jeff Ross on the dais roasting our favorite celebrities, but no we may get a chance to see the roastmaster general on network television. Ross has signed on to ABC's multi-camera untitled Kevin Hart comedy pilot. He'll play Stu,...

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Nickelodeon greenlights Dan Schneider series, plus two other comedies

Nickelodeon greenlights Dan Schneider series, plus two other comedies

By | March 18, 2014 at 10:11 am | No comments

Nickelodeon continues to build on its live-action comedy slate with three new shows, including one from iCarly creator Dan Schneider. Henry Danger is a crime-fighting comedy series about a 13-year old Henry who scores a part-time job as a sidekick-in-training to Captain Man....

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Tonight Show favorite David Brenner passes away at 78 (Videos)

Tonight Show favorite David Brenner passes away at 78 (Videos)

By | March 17, 2014 at 9:41 am | No comments

The comedy world lost a great talent over the weekend with the death of veteran comic David Brenner. He died Saturday in his Manhattan home from cancer. He was 78. The son of a vaudevillian singer-dancer-comedian Lou Murphy, Brenner was born on Feb. 4, 1936. He spent two...

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Comedian Robert Kelly cast in Denis Leary comedy pilot for FX

Comedian Robert Kelly cast in Denis Leary comedy pilot for FX

By | March 16, 2014 at 6:36 pm | 3 comments

Denis Leary's new pilot for FX Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll has added comedian Robert Kelly to its cast. Kelly, a nationally touring stand-up comic, will play Bam Bam, a washed-up drummer of fictional band The Heathens. He hangs around lead character Johnny (played by creator...

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Big Bang Theory gets three year renewal, not looking good for Robin Williams comedy

Big Bang Theory gets three year renewal, not looking good for Robin Williams comedy

By | March 16, 2014 at 6:25 pm | No comments

CBS Chief Executive Officer Les Moonves is standing by his comedies. The network has announced an early round of show renewals, picking up nine dramas, six comedies, and two reality shows for at least another season. 2 Broke Girls, The Millers, Mike & Molly and Mom will...

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Louis C.K. returning to FX on May 5 with more than he promised

Louis C.K. returning to FX on May 5 with more than he promised

By | March 16, 2014 at 6:10 pm | No comments

FX asked Louis C.K. for 13 episodes for season four of his critically-acclaimed show Louie. The versatile comedian said, "Here's 14 episodes, because I like ya." He didn't actually say that, but he did deliver an extra episode of the single-camera dark comedy. After taking a...

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Patton Oswalt, Emo Philips to headline 2nd annual Limestone Comedy Festival

Patton Oswalt, Emo Philips to headline 2nd annual Limestone Comedy Festival

By | March 13, 2014 at 2:41 pm | No comments

The Limestone Comedy Festival is ready to celebrate its second year as a five-venue stand-up and podcast weekend in downtown Bloomington, IN. The line-up features national headliners like Patton Oswalt, Jimmy Pardo and Emo Philips. Rising stars Ben Moore (The Bob & Tom...

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Documentary on late comedian Mike DeStefano in the works, $75,000 needed (Video)

Documentary on late comedian Mike DeStefano in the works, $75,000 needed (Video)

By | March 13, 2014 at 2:27 pm | No comments

It's been three years since the passing of the extremely talented and on-the-rise comedian Mike DeStefano. The abrasively hilarious comedian, who was HIV positive and overcame a severe drug addiction, died of a heart attack in March 2011. He was about to launch his one-man show...

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