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Dying Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon teams with Fusion for animal rights documentary

Dying Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon teams with Fusion for animal rights documentary

By | August 13, 2014 at 5:22 pm | No comments

The Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon is partnering with young network Fusion to produce a documentary about battling cancer and fighting for animal rights. The Emmy Award-winning writer and producer has been battling colorectal cancer since 2012. In his final months, Fusion will...

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Comedy Central renews Chris Hardwick’s @midnight, Internet wins for another 40 weeks

Comedy Central renews Chris Hardwick’s @midnight, Internet wins for another 40 weeks

By | August 13, 2014 at 3:45 pm | No comments

Social media late night game show @midnight will continue at Comedy Central. The network renewed Chris Hardwick's show, which features three comedians battling to win the Internet, for a second season. The new season will run for 40 weeks, which is 160 episodes, in 2015. Nerdist...

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Comedy Dynamics offers vast comedy library on Hulu featuring Jim Norton, Whitney Cummings, DL Hughley and many more (Sponsored video)

Comedy Dynamics offers vast comedy library on Hulu featuring Jim Norton, Whitney Cummings, DL Hughley and many more (Sponsored video)

By | August 13, 2014 at 12:13 pm | 2 comments

Comedian and frequent Time magazine contributor Jim Norton gets really awkward in social situations. But that's partly because other people are obnoxious and awkward, too. Norton's superb 2013 stand-up special Please Be Offended talks about the people in life who are way too...

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MAD Magazine exclusive preview: The Worst People to Sit Near on a Plane

MAD Magazine exclusive preview: The Worst People to Sit Near on a Plane

By | August 12, 2014 at 1:07 pm | One comment

The folks over at MAD Magazine know that flying is not fun: cramped space, long lines and questionable food. In the upcoming issue of MAD Magazine, hitting stands on Tuesday, Teresa Burns Parkhurst shows you some of the worst people on your flight. Sometimes it's "The Cute...

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Watch Bob Odenkirk’s Better Call Saul teaser (Video)

Watch Bob Odenkirk’s Better Call Saul teaser (Video)

By | August 11, 2014 at 4:23 pm | No comments

The highly-anticipated Breaking Bad spinoff prequel Better Call Saul released its first teaser trailer. The AMC series, starring Bob Odenkirk as crooked lawyer Saul Goodman, made news in June when it was renewed for a second season before it even received a premiere date. Now we...

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The Big Bang Theory stars Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar land appropriate contracts

The Big Bang Theory stars Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar land appropriate contracts

By | August 6, 2014 at 3:25 pm | One comment

Table reads will happen today for Season 8 of The Big Bang Theory. Co-stars Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar finalized their new contracts for the next three seasons at the zero hour on Tuesday afternoon. Earlier this week, Big Bang Theory's higher-profile stars Johnny Galecki,...

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Comedy Central orders Chris Hardwick-backed pilot Sleight of Mouth with Justin Willman (Video)

Comedy Central orders Chris Hardwick-backed pilot Sleight of Mouth with Justin Willman (Video)

By | August 6, 2014 at 2:19 pm | No comments

Nerdist emperor Chris Hardwick might bring yet another show to television. Comedy Central ordered a pilot for Sleight of Mouth, a weekly comedy/variety/magic show starring comedian Justin Willman. Willman mixes magic with his stand-up and has experience hosting TV shows. He's...

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Bill Cosby, Marc Maron, Amy Schumer headline 2014 New York Comedy Festival

Bill Cosby, Marc Maron, Amy Schumer headline 2014 New York Comedy Festival

By | August 6, 2014 at 11:42 am | One comment

The New York Comedy Festival, in association with Comedy Central, has announced its star-studded line-up for this year's festival. Comedy favorites Marc Maron, Amy Schumer & Maria Bamford share the bill with legendary stand-up comedian Bill Cosby (whose new NBC sitcom...

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Greg Poehler’s Welcome to Sweden renewed for second season

Greg Poehler’s Welcome to Sweden renewed for second season

By | August 5, 2014 at 10:53 am | No comments

Amy Poehler's brother Greg is making a name for himself on NBC. The Parks & Recreation network has renewed his summer comedy series Welcome to Sweden for a second season. Originally produced and aired in Sweden, the sitcom is based on Greg Poehler's life as a New York accountant...

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