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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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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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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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Tim Meadows and Nick Thune cast in NBC comedy pilots

Tim Meadows and Nick Thune cast in NBC comedy pilots

By | February 25, 2014 at 9:52 am | No comments

Several comedians have been cast in promising NBC comedy pilots. Nick Thune will play the male lead opposite Orange Is The New Black star Natasha Lyonne in the Amy Poehler-produced Old Soul. Thune will play the roommate and friend of Nadia (Lyonne), a former wild child who has a...

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Lady Gaga, Stephen Colbert, Mariah Carey and more welcome Jimmy Fallon to The Tonight Show (Video)

Lady Gaga, Stephen Colbert, Mariah Carey and more welcome Jimmy Fallon to The Tonight Show (Video)

By | February 18, 2014 at 12:30 pm | One comment

Sure it was an excuse to parade out a massive list of A-list celebrities on Jimmy Fallon's inaugural Tonight Show, but that doesn't mean it wasn't hilarious. Last night, a total of 14 famous friends of Fallon stopped by to pay off a $100 debt each. The reason? These doubters...

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Will Forte will write and star in Last Man On Earth on Fox

Will Forte will write and star in Last Man On Earth on Fox

By | February 13, 2014 at 3:04 pm | No comments

Fox has given the greenlight to Will Forte for a comedy show that will air during the 2014-2015 midseason. Created by, written by and starring Forte, Last Man On Earth is about a man who (you guessed it) becomes the last human on Earth. No further details about the show yet but...

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Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus snaps selfie with Veep Joe Biden (Photo)

Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus snaps selfie with Veep Joe Biden (Photo)

By | February 13, 2014 at 2:57 pm | No comments

Four time Emmy Award-winning actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus is rocking HBO as Vice President Selina Meyer on Veep. The fictional VP star and the real VP were able to snag a photo-op on Tuesday night at a state dinner honoring French President Francois Hollande. Sitting in the press...

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Former SNL star Chris Kattan arrested for DUI

Former SNL star Chris Kattan arrested for DUI

By | February 10, 2014 at 4:51 pm | No comments

Saturday Night Live alum Chris Kattan is in a bit of trouble. Don't worry: he didn't say anything offensive on stage or on TV. The Corky Roman star was arrested on suspicion of DUI early Monday, Feb. 10, in California. He was arrested after allegedly crashing into a Department...

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