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ABC’s ‘Black-ish,’ ‘Cristela, ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ a win for racial diversity in television comedy?

ABC’s ‘Black-ish,’ ‘Cristela, ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ a win for racial diversity in television comedy?

By | May 14, 2014 at 1:39 pm | 10 comments

ABC programming chief Paul Lee gave people a taste of the network's diverse slate of comedies for the 2014-15 season at its upfront presentation to advertisers. It showed off comedies starring black actors, hispanic females and a chubby Thai kid that saves ABC from any...

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Theo Von talks ‘Deal With It’ on TBS, selling guinea pigs, finding a wife (Laughspin Interview)

Theo Von talks ‘Deal With It’ on TBS, selling guinea pigs, finding a wife (Laughspin Interview)

By | May 14, 2014 at 10:16 am | One comment

Theo Von is the human embodiment of a small town success story. Born Theodor Capitani Vonkurnatowski in Convington, Louisiana (about 45 minutes north of New Orleans), the 34-year-old comedian began slinging jokes at a local coffee shop in 2003, driving 40 minutes just to perform...

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Watch John Mulaney, Nasim Pedrad, Martin Short in first ‘Mulaney’ trailer from Fox

Watch John Mulaney, Nasim Pedrad, Martin Short in first ‘Mulaney’ trailer from Fox

By | May 13, 2014 at 3:41 pm | No comments

Comedian John Mulaney has to he happy about this: Fox executive Kevin Reilly called the upcoming sitcom Mulaney this generation's Seinfeld at Monday's upfront presentation to advertisers. The network released a trailer for John Mulaney's long-awaited series, featuring both...

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NBC fall comedies: Casey Wilson, Cristin Milioti, Kate Walsh, Ken Marino in official trailers

NBC fall comedies: Casey Wilson, Cristin Milioti, Kate Walsh, Ken Marino in official trailers

By | May 12, 2014 at 4:30 pm | No comments

As we mourn the loss of shows like Community, we can begin to celebrate the new hopefully-hilarious arrivals. NBC released trailers to three of its new comedies this week. NBC shook things up when it announced a slew of cancellations last week as well as a large handful of...

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Mike Tyson, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, Black Jesus part of Adult Swim’s new comedy slate

Mike Tyson, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, Black Jesus part of Adult Swim’s new comedy slate

By | May 12, 2014 at 10:07 am | No comments

After renewing Children's Hospital for a sixth season, Adult Swim has announced its full programming slate for the 2014-2015 season. It's filled with many new faces and returning favorites. In addition to Rob Corddry's hospital satire, The Eric Andre Show, Robot Chicken, The...

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Larry Wilmore in Stephen Colbert’s timeslot: Comedy Central starts ‘Minority Report’ in January

Larry Wilmore in Stephen Colbert’s timeslot: Comedy Central starts ‘Minority Report’ in January

By | May 9, 2014 at 8:18 pm | One comment

Comedy Central just announced that Larry Wilmore, Senior Black Correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, will replace Stephen Colbert at 11:30 pm ET each night on Comedy Central with his own show called The Minority Report. Starting in January of 2015, Wilmore will host...

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NBC cancels ‘Community’ but Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Yahoo! or Crackle could give it life

NBC cancels ‘Community’ but Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Yahoo! or Crackle could give it life

By | May 9, 2014 at 3:09 pm | 11 comments

Community, the cult favorite comedy loved by the country’s biggest comedy nerds, has been canceled by NBC after five seasons. Despite the return of series creator and original executive producer Dan Harmon, after being replaced in season four, ratings never did improve in any...

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Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, John Hodgman talk Thrilling Adventure Hour ahead of Town Hall show

Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, John Hodgman talk Thrilling Adventure Hour ahead of Town Hall show

By | May 9, 2014 at 1:58 pm | No comments

The Thrilling Adventure Hour is a glorious amalgam of old-school and contemporary art, a throwback to a simpler time and yet highly evolved, sophisticated and simultaneously goofy as hell. The Thrilling Adventure Hour is super fucking cool. And it’s about to invade New York...

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Wendi McLendon-Covey, Jeff Garlin will return to ABC, Modern Family renewed obviously

Wendi McLendon-Covey, Jeff Garlin will return to ABC, Modern Family renewed obviously

By | May 9, 2014 at 9:31 am | No comments

An obvious piece of news in the melee of series pickups, cancellations and renewals: ABC's Modern Family will return for a sixth season this fall. The critically-acclaimed comedy has been the centerpiece of ABC's comedy lineup. It's won the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Comedy...

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