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That Amy Schumer movie Judd Apatow is directing has a title now

That Amy Schumer movie Judd Apatow is directing has a title now

By | November 27, 2013 at 11:30 am | 2 comments

That Judd Apatow and Amy Schumer flick we told you about a few months ago has made some progress! The Anchorman 2 producer will direct Schumer's Train Wreck, which has reportedly begun casting. Train Wreck will star comedian Amy Schumer who plays "a basket case who tries to...

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CBS orders How I Met Your Dad pilot

CBS orders How I Met Your Dad pilot

By | November 20, 2013 at 11:05 am | No comments

A How I Met Your Mother spinoff is officially one step closer to happening. CBS announced that it will produce a pilot from HIMYM co-creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas (as well as Up All Night creator Emily Spivey). How I Met Your Dad will tell the story from a female point...

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Chelsea Lately regular Jen Kirkman lands script deal with FX

Chelsea Lately regular Jen Kirkman lands script deal with FX

By | November 19, 2013 at 12:58 pm | 3 comments

Chelsea Lately regular Jen Kirkman has landed a script deal with FX for Jen, a half-hour comedy written by and -- if picked up -- starring the stand-up comedian. The show would be set in Boston and would center on a woman in her mid-30s who is newly divorced and doesn't want...

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Oprah Winfrey will air two more Wanda Sykes comedy specials

Oprah Winfrey will air two more Wanda Sykes comedy specials

By | November 14, 2013 at 11:23 am | No comments

It's been an exciting week for Wanda Sykes. After the announcement that she will executive produce the revival of NBC's Last Comic Standing, it was announced that the comedienne will return to the Oprah Winfrey Network in January with two more Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious...

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Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel film Crash Test TV special on a 60-foot bus (Photo)

Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel film Crash Test TV special on a 60-foot bus (Photo)

By | November 13, 2013 at 1:27 pm | No comments

Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel are taking their live Upright Citizens Brigade comedy show to the small screen (or big screen, depending what size your television is). The Human Giant alumni filmed their long-running show Crash Test as a TV special and they weren't being shy about it...

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Toronto mayor Rob Ford seen in drunken rant: will he take Jon Stewart’s advice now? (Video)

Toronto mayor Rob Ford seen in drunken rant: will he take Jon Stewart’s advice now? (Video)

By | November 7, 2013 at 6:32 pm | 4 comments

Jon Stewart pleaded with Toronto Mayor Rob Ford to resign after he finally admitted this week that, yes, he has smoked crack— and the reports of a video wherein he smoked crack, did, indeed exist. Since that episode of The Daily Show aired, things have only gotten worse for...

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Comedy Central announces web series development slate; renews Ari Shaffir’s online storytelling show

Comedy Central announces web series development slate; renews Ari Shaffir’s online storytelling show

By | November 7, 2013 at 10:51 am | No comments

Comedy Central has always been excellent at keeping up with the times and not fighting the demand for free online content. Its online platform, CC: Studios, has announced its current development slate for its comedy web series. Among the projects is Strong Island, a show about...

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Conan O’Brien will develop buddy comedy for Fox

Conan O’Brien will develop buddy comedy for Fox

By | November 6, 2013 at 4:14 pm | No comments

After his Rebel Wilson project, Super Fun Night, recently premiered on ABC, Conan O'Brien is developing another buddy comedy for Fox. I Knew You When is about the bumpy road to success, told from the dual perspectives of two old men who have already fulfilled their long lives...

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Russell Brand attends Million Mask March in London; calls for a revolution (Video)

Russell Brand attends Million Mask March in London; calls for a revolution (Video)

By | November 6, 2013 at 2:53 pm | One comment

Across the pond, comedian Russell Brand's call for a political and social revoltuion has gone viral on YouTube after his appearance on British news program Newsnight a couple of weeks ago. In the interview, which has well over 9 million views on YouTube, called for a change in...

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