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CBS inks sitcom deals with Melissa McCarthy, Martin Lawrence, Nick Stoller

CBS inks sitcom deals with Melissa McCarthy, Martin Lawrence, Nick Stoller

By | January 19, 2012 at 1:58 pm | No comments

It seems CBS is on a shopping spree for comedy pilots. This comes on the heels of the nominal success of the series premiere of Rob Schneider's new project ¡Rob!. The broadcast network bought two sitcom deals a piece for Martin Lawrence and Mike & Molly's Melissa McCarthy, who...

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Why the folks upset over little Lily on Modern Family dropping the F-bomb are crazy

Why the folks upset over little Lily on Modern Family dropping the F-bomb are crazy

By | January 19, 2012 at 12:46 pm | 2 comments

For a show as beloved by both critics and key demographics as Modern Family is, it was only a matter of time before someone bothered to find something to pick on. Last night's episode is such a case as it focuses on the daughter of Cam and Mitchell (Eric Stonestreet and Jesse...

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Stephen Colbert will host primary rally with Herman Cain

Stephen Colbert will host primary rally with Herman Cain

By | January 18, 2012 at 10:54 pm | 6 comments

Stephen Colbert's camp announced tonight that the Comedy Central star will host a primary rally with former presidential hopeful Herman Cain. It's being dubbed The Rock Me Like A Hermain Cain: South Cain-Olina Primary Rally and is set to go down Jan. 20 -- a day before the...

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Meet the first two stars of Sarah Silverman’s new pilot for NBC

Meet the first two stars of Sarah Silverman’s new pilot for NBC

By | January 18, 2012 at 5:21 pm | No comments

The casting process has begun for Sarah Silverman’s upcoming, still-untitled single-camera comedy for NBC. Harris Wittels will play Harris Wittels, a tenant in Silverman’s character’s apartment building, and June Diane Raphael is set to play Chelsea, also a tenant in the...

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Thanks to Scott Aukerman and friends, a Rocky vs Rambo movie script exists

Thanks to Scott Aukerman and friends, a Rocky vs Rambo movie script exists

By | January 18, 2012 at 3:39 pm | No comments

It is an observable phenomenon that many beloved comedians hang out with each other and, when they do, they often come up with really funny ideas-- many of which will never see the light of day. Like, the groundbreaking web series where comedians go from town to town looking...

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Review: Showtime’s ‘Inside Comedy’ is a functional look at a wholly dysfunctional art

Review: Showtime’s ‘Inside Comedy’ is a functional look at a wholly dysfunctional art

By | January 18, 2012 at 1:06 pm | One comment

After watching three episodes of Showtime's new behind-the-curtain series, Inside Comedy, any rational entertainment goer will conclude, whether you like the series or not, that documentarian Ken Burns doesn't need to do a series called Comedy. The show features in-depth...

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Ricky Gervais is out, so who should host the Golden Globes next year?

Ricky Gervais is out, so who should host the Golden Globes next year?

By | January 18, 2012 at 11:42 am | No comments

If there’s one thing that makes award shows palatable, it’s Ricky Gervais at the hosting helm. He rarely shies away from skewering Hollywood’s finest, from Kim Kardashian to Mel Gibson. So I have to admit to being fairly bummed that Gervais apparently won’t be returning...

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On comedian Todd Glass coming out: a note from a friend

On comedian Todd Glass coming out: a note from a friend

By | January 18, 2012 at 11:15 am | 21 comments

photo by: Sharilyn Johnson On Monday’s episode of WTF with Marc Maron, stand-up comedian Todd Glass did something very brave. However, despite the news of Todd’s coming out of the closet, nothing about Todd has really changed. Todd is the same guy we’ve grown to adore...

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Watch Will Ferrell in the full trailer for Casa de mi Padre

Watch Will Ferrell in the full trailer for Casa de mi Padre

By | January 17, 2012 at 9:42 pm | No comments

In December the comedy world was gifted with a 30-second teaser trailer for Will Ferrell's upcoming Spanish-with-English-subtitles flick Casa de mi Padre. And today, we finally get the full trailer -- all two minutes of it -- of the movie centered around Armando Alvarez...

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