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Billy Crystal officially returning to television with Book of Mormon’s Josh Gad as his co-star

Billy Crystal officially returning to television with Book of Mormon’s Josh Gad as his co-star

By | March 19, 2014 at 4:22 pm | No comments

In a piece of unsurprising news, FX as greenlighted a new comedy series starring the iconic Billy Crystal and Josh Gad, of Book of Mormon and Frozen fame. Production on 13 episodes will begin later this year with plans to debut the show in 2015. Deadline first reported the...

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Hannibal Buress pretends to be Donald Glover and two more previews of Live From Chicago (Videos)

Hannibal Buress pretends to be Donald Glover and two more previews of Live From Chicago (Videos)

By | March 19, 2014 at 2:08 pm | 2 comments

Though Hannibal Buress' newest one-hour special Live From Chicago is set to premiere March 29 at midnight on Comedy Central, it'll be available for download through CC: Stand-Up Direct for $5 starting March 24. Live From Chicago will also be available on DVD and digital services...

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Dave Attell series ‘Comedy Underground’ and one hour special ‘Road Work’ will premiere in April

Dave Attell series ‘Comedy Underground’ and one hour special ‘Road Work’ will premiere in April

By | March 19, 2014 at 9:29 am | One comment

The long-awaited uncensored Dave Attell stand-up series finally has a premiere date. Comedy Underground with Dave Attell hits television sets on Saturday night, April 12 at 1 am EST on Comedy Central. The show marks Attell's return to the network since his Insomniac series went...

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‘The Incredibles’ sequel is happening and also ‘Cars’ but we’re way more excited about The Incredibles

‘The Incredibles’ sequel is happening and also ‘Cars’ but we’re way more excited about The Incredibles

By | March 18, 2014 at 3:34 pm | One comment

A sequel to the heavily praised and now cult-followed animated feature The Incredibles is most certainly in the works, according to Walt Disney Company chairman Bob Iger, who told shareholders today there’s also a third Cars flick in development. The news of The Incredibles...

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Jeff Ross joins Kevin Hart comedy pilot for ABC

Jeff Ross joins Kevin Hart comedy pilot for ABC

By | March 18, 2014 at 12:11 pm | 3 comments

Most of us are used to seeing stand-up comedian Jeff Ross on the dais roasting our favorite celebrities, but no we may get a chance to see the roastmaster general on network television. Ross has signed on to ABC's multi-camera untitled Kevin Hart comedy pilot. He'll play Stu,...

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Nickelodeon greenlights Dan Schneider series, plus two other comedies

Nickelodeon greenlights Dan Schneider series, plus two other comedies

By | March 18, 2014 at 10:11 am | No comments

Nickelodeon continues to build on its live-action comedy slate with three new shows, including one from iCarly creator Dan Schneider. Henry Danger is a crime-fighting comedy series about a 13-year old Henry who scores a part-time job as a sidekick-in-training to Captain Man....

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Tonight Show favorite David Brenner passes away at 78 (Videos)

Tonight Show favorite David Brenner passes away at 78 (Videos)

By | March 17, 2014 at 9:41 am | No comments

The comedy world lost a great talent over the weekend with the death of veteran comic David Brenner. He died Saturday in his Manhattan home from cancer. He was 78. The son of a vaudevillian singer-dancer-comedian Lou Murphy, Brenner was born on Feb. 4, 1936. He spent two...

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Comedian Robert Kelly cast in Denis Leary comedy pilot for FX

Comedian Robert Kelly cast in Denis Leary comedy pilot for FX

By | March 16, 2014 at 6:36 pm | 3 comments

Denis Leary's new pilot for FX Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll has added comedian Robert Kelly to its cast. Kelly, a nationally touring stand-up comic, will play Bam Bam, a washed-up drummer of fictional band The Heathens. He hangs around lead character Johnny (played by creator...

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Big Bang Theory gets three year renewal, not looking good for Robin Williams comedy

Big Bang Theory gets three year renewal, not looking good for Robin Williams comedy

By | March 16, 2014 at 6:25 pm | No comments

CBS Chief Executive Officer Les Moonves is standing by his comedies. The network has announced an early round of show renewals, picking up nine dramas, six comedies, and two reality shows for at least another season. 2 Broke Girls, The Millers, Mike & Molly and Mom will...

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