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HBO says yes to Lorne Michaels comedy pilot

HBO says yes to Lorne Michaels comedy pilot

By | June 11, 2013 at 3:32 pm | No comments

Possibly adding a little racial diversity to its predominately white lineup, HBO has green lit a new Lorne Michaels-helmed half-hour comedy. Starring former Late Night with Jimmy Fallon writers, Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin, the yet untitled show centers around two...

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Russell Brand’s show canceled, another in development and he’ll tour the Middle East

Russell Brand’s show canceled, another in development and he’ll tour the Middle East

By | June 9, 2013 at 11:30 am | No comments

It's been a rocky road for Russell Brand. The most recent snag in his successful career as rabble rousing comedian is the cancellation of Brand X, his live part stand-up, part talk show program on FX. It's not all bad news, however; FX is creating a scripted show for Brand....

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Woody Allen’s ‘Blue Jasmine’ trailer is here: watch Louis C.K., Andrew Dice Clay, Cate Blanchett

Woody Allen’s ‘Blue Jasmine’ trailer is here: watch Louis C.K., Andrew Dice Clay, Cate Blanchett

By | June 7, 2013 at 5:15 pm | No comments

Woody Allen is back stateside (San Francisco to be exact) with Blue Jasmine, a film starring Cate Blanchett as Jasmine, a wealthy, uptight (and knowing Allen, probably neurotic) woman who loses everything when she discovers her husband (Alec Baldwin) is a scheming crook. Having...

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Wanda Sykes lands comedy specials on Oprah Winfrey’s network

Wanda Sykes lands comedy specials on Oprah Winfrey’s network

By | June 7, 2013 at 4:26 pm | No comments

Comedian Wanda Sykes is back in all her glory -- not that playing the school therapist on a recent episode of The Simpsons isn't glorious -- and she's got Oprah Winfrey behind her! The veteran stand-up will host Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious, two stand-up specials airing July...

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Mel Brooks: I thought when Richard Pryor died, that was the end of comedy

Mel Brooks: I thought when Richard Pryor died, that was the end of comedy

By | June 7, 2013 at 3:41 pm | No comments

Mel Brooks, the self proclaimed Quentin Tarantino of his day and the most recent recipient of AFI's Life Achievement Award, hasn't given up on comedy. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Brooks says, "I thought when Richard Pryor died, that was the end of comedy. He was...

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Gillian Jacobs of ‘Community’ lands lead in Hot Tub Time Machine 2

Gillian Jacobs of ‘Community’ lands lead in Hot Tub Time Machine 2

By | June 7, 2013 at 1:34 pm | 3 comments

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 has found its leading lady. Gillian Jacobs, who plays Britta, the lovable but inept psychology student on Community, is set to star alongside Chevy Chase (her former Community co-star), Rob Corddry, Clark Duke, Craig Robinson and Adam Scott in the sequel...

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Conan O’Brien will host Johnny Carson interview series

Conan O’Brien will host Johnny Carson interview series

By | June 5, 2013 at 11:19 pm | One comment

It's time to blow the dust off some old Johnny Carson interviews. Carson on TCM, Turner Classic Movies' new weekly series featuring clips from The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson begins Monday July 1 at 8pm ET. Conan O'Brien will be acting as host of the show, introducing...

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Stephen Colbert will welcome Paul McCartney for hour-long Colbert Report special

Stephen Colbert will welcome Paul McCartney for hour-long Colbert Report special

By | June 5, 2013 at 1:24 pm | No comments

If The Colbert Report were an after school program, its June 12 show (11:30 pm ET on Comedy Central) would be referred to as "a very special episode." As part of his Out There tour and to promote the reissue of Wings Over America, Paul McCartney will be appearing on an hour long...

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Bob Newhart to be honored as an icon at Critics’ Choice Awards + full comedy nominees

Bob Newhart to be honored as an icon at Critics’ Choice Awards + full comedy nominees

By | June 4, 2013 at 3:43 pm | No comments

Legendary comedian and actor, Bob Newhart will receive the title of Television Icon at this year's Critics' Choice Awards. The 83-year-old has not only been a steady figure on television since his season-long variety show in 1961, but he's also never stopped performing stand-up....

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