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Whitney Cummings, Lisa Lampanelli, Joy Behar, 11 more headlining Las Vegas comedy series ‘Lipshtick’ at Venetian

Whitney Cummings, Lisa Lampanelli, Joy Behar, 11 more headlining Las Vegas comedy series ‘Lipshtick’ at Venetian

By | May 16, 2014 at 4:40 pm | 3 comments

Whitney Cummings, Lisa Lampanelli, Susie Essman, Joy Behar and 10 other stellar comedians will be part of The Venetian Las Vegas’ new all-female comedy series Lipshtick. Get it— because “shtick” is sort of a synonym for comedy and because girls LOVE lipstick? You may be...

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Sex and the City writers developing Showtime comedy about Orthodox Jewish comedian

Sex and the City writers developing Showtime comedy about Orthodox Jewish comedian

By | May 16, 2014 at 1:32 pm | One comment

Showtime is developing a new half-hour comedy series called Yank about a young man who ventures out of his ultra-orthodox Jewish community in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to pursue his dream of becoming a comedian. Yank comes from Sex and the City writers Elisa Zuritsky and Julie...

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FXX and FX cancels Jim Jefferies’ ‘Legit,’ Danny McBride’s ‘Chozen’ — RIP, two excellent shows

FXX and FX cancels Jim Jefferies’ ‘Legit,’ Danny McBride’s ‘Chozen’ — RIP, two excellent shows

By | May 16, 2014 at 11:55 am | 4 comments

Jim Jefferies' Legit and Danny McBride's animated series Chozen will not return to FX or FXX, after this season ends. The news came after FX Networks CEO John Landgraf, who has been pushing hard on creating original comedies for FX and its baby sister channel FXX, announced he...

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TBS renews Conan O’Brien through 2018, let’s watch Coco’s interview with Game of Thrones’ George R. R. Martin

TBS renews Conan O’Brien through 2018, let’s watch Coco’s interview with Game of Thrones’ George R. R. Martin

By | May 14, 2014 at 5:25 pm | No comments

Since its premiere in November of 2010, in the wake of that whole Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien kerfuffle, Conan has been TBS’ flagship comedy brand, helping to give rise to up-and-coming comedy stars. And that, in part, is why TBS has renewed Conan O’Brien’s late night...

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‘Two and a Half Men’ 12th season will be its last, Chuck Lorre promises ‘season long event’

‘Two and a Half Men’ 12th season will be its last, Chuck Lorre promises ‘season long event’

By | May 14, 2014 at 4:30 pm | One comment

Two and a Half Men, starring Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer, will end after the upcoming 12th season, CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler confirmed. The long-running sitcom, which also formerly starred Angus T. Jones and Charlie Sheen has survived the type of turmoil and...

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Tenacious D promises Festival Supreme 2 will ‘leave all other comedy and music festivals crying in the dust’

Tenacious D promises Festival Supreme 2 will ‘leave all other comedy and music festivals crying in the dust’

By | May 13, 2014 at 1:33 pm | One comment

Jack Black and Kyle Gass, aka Tenacious D, have announced the return of Festival Supreme, the comedy, music and arts festival curated by the world’s most popular comedy rockers. "Yes, Festival Supreme was the comedy and music event of 2013,” Jack Black and Kyle Gass said in...

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Simpsons and Family Guy crossover coming to Fox

Simpsons and Family Guy crossover coming to Fox

By | May 12, 2014 at 4:48 pm | No comments

Homer Simpson, meet Peter Griffin. At their upfront presentation to advertisers on Monday, Fox exec Kevin Reilly announced that The Simpsons and Family Guy will (finally) appear together in a crossover show. The Simpson family will appear on a one-hour episode of Family Guy in...

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Ricky Gervais, Russell Crowe Drunk Live Tweets Hilarious! ‘Derek’ And ‘Noah’ Stars Share Bar Adventures With Fans (PHOTOS)

Ricky Gervais, Russell Crowe Drunk Live Tweets Hilarious! ‘Derek’ And ‘Noah’ Stars Share Bar Adventures With Fans (PHOTOS)

By | May 12, 2014 at 4:04 pm | No comments

What happens when you mix Ricky Gervais, Russell Crowe, and a lot of alcohol? Fans of the comedian found out this weekend, when the comedian live tweeted his drinking experience with the Noah star. Ricky Gervais started the fun when he posted this hilarious photo of himself...

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Tina Fey adds Jane Krakowski to Ellie Kemper comedy ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’

Tina Fey adds Jane Krakowski to Ellie Kemper comedy ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’

By | May 12, 2014 at 12:31 pm | No comments

Tina Fey's new NBC comedy series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt just added another fellow 30 Rock alum to its crew. Jane Krakowski will play a recurring role on the new show starring former The Office star Ellie Kemper. Kemper plays Kimmy, who after 15 years of living in a cult...

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