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Eddie Izzard joins Junior Bender crime comedy for NBC

Eddie Izzard joins Junior Bender crime comedy for NBC

By | October 6, 2014 at 3:33 pm | One comment

NBC has tapped comedian Eddie Izzard to bring thieving detective Junior Bender to life. The network gave Izzard a script commitment to adapt Timothy Hallinan's popular crime novels into a comedic crime thriller. Hallinan's four-book series centers around a burglar in Los Angeles...

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Feminist Portlandia bookstore will close down in real life without financial support

Feminist Portlandia bookstore will close down in real life without financial support

By | October 6, 2014 at 12:37 pm | One comment

The Women & Women First bookstore featured on Portlandia is still in business. But the real-life feminist bookstore – called In Other Words – in which those sketches starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein are filmed may be closing up shop if its owners don’t get a...

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Chelsea Handler’s ‘Uganda Be Kidding Me’ for Netflix gets a trailer (Video)

Chelsea Handler’s ‘Uganda Be Kidding Me’ for Netflix gets a trailer (Video)

By | October 5, 2014 at 6:14 pm | No comments

It´s only been a month since Chelsea Handler said farewell to her late night show Chelsea Lately, but as one of the hardest working humans in comedy, she’d be hard pressed to take a break. After seven years boosting ratings and comedians' careers, Handler is embarking on a...

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Inside Amy Schumer, Broad City and more added to New York Comedy Festival

Inside Amy Schumer, Broad City and more added to New York Comedy Festival

By | October 3, 2014 at 12:09 pm | One comment

The New York Comedy Festival has just added Amy Poehler, Jim Gaffigan, Pete Holmes, Seth Rogen and over 60 additional shows to its long weekend's schedule. Some old favorites of the festival, such as Comics to Watch and the New York's Funniest Stand-Up competition finals will...

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Brian Regan spring tour announced, tickets on sale now

Brian Regan spring tour announced, tickets on sale now

By | October 3, 2014 at 9:36 am | No comments

Brian Regan, the Cal Ripken Jr. of comedy, has announced the spring 2015 leg of his 10-year, non-stop theater tour. And tickets are on sale -- wait for it -- now! This upcoming nationwide jaunt will find Regan visiting 39 cities kicking off in Eugene, OR on Jan. 8 and ending in...

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Netflix snags Adam Sandler for four movies

Netflix snags Adam Sandler for four movies

By | October 2, 2014 at 11:24 am | One comment

Adam Sandler is getting the Netflix treatment, but instead of a stand-up comedy special, Sandler will produce and star in four feature-length films to be seen exclusively on the video streaming giant. "People love Adam's films on Netflix and often watch them again and again,"...

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Bill Burr pilot from It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia team heads to FX

Bill Burr pilot from It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia team heads to FX

By | October 1, 2014 at 6:11 pm | One comment

Comedian Bill Burr may finally get his own successful television show after all. FX Networks has ordered a pilot for Pariah starring the You People Are All The Same comic. Co-created by John and Dave Chernin (It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia), Pariah is about a volatile TV...

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Tracy Morgan may never perform again, says lawyer

Tracy Morgan may never perform again, says lawyer

By | October 1, 2014 at 5:48 pm | No comments

When Tracy Morgan barely survived a crash involving a Walmart truck that killed one of his closest friends in June, observers knew the veteran comedian would have a long recovery ahead of him. But now, we’re hearing things could be even worse than originally thought. Morgan,...

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Aisha Tyler, Reggie Watts, Eddie Pepitone headlining Maui Comedy Festival (Video)

Aisha Tyler, Reggie Watts, Eddie Pepitone headlining Maui Comedy Festival (Video)

By | October 1, 2014 at 3:54 pm | No comments

As the temperature begins to drop in many parts of the country, there's a special place where the country's top comedians will migrate next month. The first annual Maui Comedy Festival will kick off Oct. 30 and will continue through the weekend. Taking place in Lahaina, Hawaii,...

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