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All-comedy FM radio station launches

All-comedy FM radio station launches

By | October 26, 2011 at 4:13 pm | One comment

A new radio station in Austin, TX called Comedy 102.7 launched and plans to offer round-the-clock comedy content. According to Austin360 programming will include classic stand-up routines from legends such as Richard Pryor, George Carlin and Rodney Dangerfield as well as content...

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Ken Jeong will put the Chung in “The Chung Factor”

Ken Jeong will put the Chung in “The Chung Factor”

By | October 25, 2011 at 11:39 pm | No comments

Lionsgate has just bought The Chung Factor, a feature project with Community star Ken Jeong attached to play the title character and also produce. According to thewrap.com, Jeong's manager Brett Carducci, is also producing. The story centers around a nice guy who meets the...

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Marlon Wayans strikes deal with ABC to star in sitcom

Marlon Wayans strikes deal with ABC to star in sitcom

By | October 18, 2011 at 12:50 pm | No comments

Marlon Wayans has struck a deal with ABC to star and executive produce a hybrid single/multi-camera show. The show revolves around two brothers (both cops) who wind up living together. The character played by Marlon is married with kids and allows his brother to move in with...

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Comedy giant Mel Brooks working on horror flick “Pizzaman”

Comedy giant Mel Brooks working on horror flick “Pizzaman”

By | September 27, 2011 at 1:41 pm | No comments

Mel Brooks has been cooking up a new horror project and he's aiming to start shooting later this fall in Illinois. “I’ve got a script and I’ve got a director,” Brooks told Fangoria. “Pizzaman was written years ago by my longtime collaborators Steve Haberman and Rudy De...

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Russell Brand and Julianne Hough set to star in Diablo Cody’s directing debut

Russell Brand and Julianne Hough set to star in Diablo Cody’s directing debut

By | September 26, 2011 at 3:27 pm | 7 comments

Diablo Cody became an overnight sensation with her 2007 writing triumph Juno (Michael Cera, Ellen Page). She's now been tapped to direct an as-of-yet-untitled film starring comedian Russell Brand and Julianne Hough, who's mostly known for her work on Dancing with the Stars....

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John Legend enters the comedy world with NBC show, “Mixed Blessings”

John Legend enters the comedy world with NBC show, “Mixed Blessings”

By | September 22, 2011 at 2:06 pm | No comments

After lengthy negotiations, NBC has closed a deal on Mixed Blessings, a single-camera comedy project executive produced by prolific singer John Legend and partner Mike Jackson. The two will produce it via their Get Lifted Film Co. banner along with Yellow Brick Road's Teri...

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Would you listen to a live Golden Globes webcast hosted by Ricky Gervais?

Would you listen to a live Golden Globes webcast hosted by Ricky Gervais?

By | September 12, 2011 at 11:55 am | One comment

When I was a kid, we as a family couldn't stand baseball commentator Tim McCarver so much that if he was working a game we would dial it up on the radio and watch on TV with that annoying buffoon muted. Well, this is kind of the same thing; instead of listening to the...

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Watch Demetri Martin, Judah Friedlander on Comedy Central’s web series “The Download”

Watch Demetri Martin, Judah Friedlander on Comedy Central’s web series “The Download”

By | September 8, 2011 at 1:48 pm | No comments

Comedy Central's web series The Download hosted by comedian Jordan Rubin, which premiered in March, continues with a new season. And with that comes the addition of new co-host Owen Benjamin, who replaces Molly McAleer. McAleer served as co-host for the entire first season and...

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Saturday Night Live and Ben & Jerry’s team up for Schweddy Balls ice cream

Saturday Night Live and Ben & Jerry’s team up for Schweddy Balls ice cream

By | September 8, 2011 at 10:39 am | One comment

World famous dessert purveyor Ben & Jerry's has just combined two of my favorite things-- ice cream and the Schweddy Balls sketch from Saturday Night Live. As you probably know, the sketch starred Alec Baldwin as Pete Schweddy, owner of Seasons Eatings Bakery; he plays a...

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