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Daily Show correspondent Larry Wilmore and Issa Rae join forces for new HBO series

Daily Show correspondent Larry Wilmore and Issa Rae join forces for new HBO series

By | August 7, 2013 at 1:46 pm | No comments

Daily Show correspondent and severely underrated television writer Larry Wilmore and rising star Issa Rae are working together to co-write a comedy series for HBO. The comedy will star Rae, and similar to her popular webseries, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, the show...

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Soon you will own Lego versions of The Simpsons, so you’re welcome

Soon you will own Lego versions of The Simpsons, so you’re welcome

By | August 6, 2013 at 6:16 pm | No comments

Seeing as The Simpsons have been transformed into everything from plush dolls to board games to books to a collectible Christmas village set to video games to lunch boxes to pillow shams (yes, pillow shams) to energy drinks to their own amusement park, it should come as no...

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Tenacious D, Patton Oswalt, Kyle Kinane and many more set for Fun Fun Fun Fest

Tenacious D, Patton Oswalt, Kyle Kinane and many more set for Fun Fun Fun Fest

By | August 6, 2013 at 4:48 pm | No comments

The Fun Fun Fun Fest has announced the official comedy and music line up for the 8th annual festival going down between Nov 8 and Nov. 10 in Austin. Veteran comedy rock duo Tenacious D, Patton Oswalt, Craig Robinson, Rob Delaney, and a live version of Adult Swim's series The...

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Bill Burr, Anthony Jeselnik, Larry David among headliners at the 10th New York Comedy Festival

Bill Burr, Anthony Jeselnik, Larry David among headliners at the 10th New York Comedy Festival

By | August 6, 2013 at 4:17 pm | No comments

The New York Comedy Festival has released its line-up with for its 2013 events, highlighted by performances from Wanda Sykes, John Mulaney, Whitney Cummings and a conversation between Larry David and David Steinberg. The festival, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary will...

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Donald Glover inks a deal with FX to develop his own series

Donald Glover inks a deal with FX to develop his own series

By | August 6, 2013 at 3:38 pm | No comments

While Donald Glover is planning his exit from Community, he's already lining up his next television project-- and not surprisingly, he's landed at FX, who has been relentless in their comedy programming the last few years. Glover is developing a half-hour series tentatively...

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Jim Gaffigan’s television show might still happen at CBS

Jim Gaffigan’s television show might still happen at CBS

By | August 6, 2013 at 2:14 pm | No comments

The television gods are working in our favor. CBS is resurrecting Jim Gaffigan's series, which they passed over this past pilot season. Now, according to reports, the network is redeveloping the show for the 2014-2015 season. The semi-autobiographical single camera comedy will...

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Josh Gad will play Sam Kinison in upcoming biopic

Josh Gad will play Sam Kinison in upcoming biopic

By | August 5, 2013 at 6:29 pm | 2 comments

A much-deserved biopic of late comedian Sam Kinison is finally on in the works and actor/writer Josh Gad has been cast as the legendary comedian. Larry Charles (Borat, Bruno) will direct and Rich Wilkes wrote the script based on the book Brother Sam, written by Kinison's...

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Seth Rogen tapped as roastmaster for Comedy Central roast of James Franco

Seth Rogen tapped as roastmaster for Comedy Central roast of James Franco

By | August 5, 2013 at 3:48 pm | No comments

To pretty much everyone’s delight, Seth Rogen will be the roastmaster for Comedy Central's roast of James Franco. Rogen announced the news via twitter saying, “I will be 'Roastmaster' at the Franco Roast on Comedy Central. It's to help promote the Russian release of This Is...

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Comedy Bang Bang hits the road with Paul F. Tompkins and The Birthday Boys

Comedy Bang Bang hits the road with Paul F. Tompkins and The Birthday Boys

By | August 5, 2013 at 2:10 pm | No comments

Comedy Bang Bang is hitting the road for the second year in a row. IFC announced that lead man Scott Aukerman is set to commence on a Comedy Bang Bang tour with special guest, Paul F Tompinks, and sketch group The Birthday Boys -- whose own show (produced by Bob Odenkirk and Ben...

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