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Kevin Pollak signs on for assisted suicide comedy flick

Kevin Pollak signs on for assisted suicide comedy flick

By | July 19, 2011 at 8:35 am | No comments

It's rare that I'm intrigued by a movie just from reading a short description of its plot. But, I have to say, I'm excited to see comedian Kevin Pollak's new dark comedy Chez Upshaw come to fruition. According to Variety, Pollak and actress Illeana Douglas have signed on for...

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Stephen Colbert announces Super PAC television commercial; will be “chock-full of messages”

Stephen Colbert announces Super PAC television commercial; will be “chock-full of messages”

By | July 18, 2011 at 3:25 pm | No comments

If you’re not a member of Stephen Colbert’s Super PAC, you best fix that now. The organization recently fired off the first newsletter to all members who are “the heroes with the balls” to join up and fight the good fight. What’s the PAC up to? According to the...

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Ricky Gervais joins “Dexter” showrunner to develop atheism-themed series

Ricky Gervais joins “Dexter” showrunner to develop atheism-themed series

By | July 18, 2011 at 1:37 pm | No comments

I want Ricky Gervais to do every show on television. He’s been involved in some brilliant film and TV comedies: The Office, Extras, An Idiot Abroad… Spy Kids 4 and more. Now, Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Gervais is joining Clyde Phillips – a former showrunner...

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Howie Mandel developing celebrity stand-up comedy reality show

Howie Mandel developing celebrity stand-up comedy reality show

By | July 18, 2011 at 11:09 am | One comment

Putting celebrities in compromising or difficult situations is de rigueur for many reality shows – Celebrity Apprentice, Dancing with the Stars, and the always incredible I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here. These shows aren’t presented as comedies, but they’re pretty...

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Robert Smigel cast in new Judd Apatow flick

Robert Smigel cast in new Judd Apatow flick

By | July 18, 2011 at 10:51 am | No comments

Robert Smigel, the creator and voice of Triumph the Comic Insult Dog, has been cast in Judd Apatow's next comedy. Apatow's Bridesmaids writer Annie Mumolo has also signed on to co-star in the flick, a Universal picture starring Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann and Bridesmaids scene...

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Jenna Fischer’s pregnancy will be worked into “The Office”

Jenna Fischer’s pregnancy will be worked into “The Office”

By | July 15, 2011 at 9:23 am | One comment

Since the season finale of The Office (and Steve Carell's departure) earlier this year, every cast member of the hit NBC show has been disappointingly tight-lipped about what's to come for season eight. Sure, now we know Emmy giant James Spader has been cast as CEO of Sabre,...

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Louis C.K. gets four Emmy noms; “Community” gets snubbed, and more

Louis C.K. gets four Emmy noms; “Community” gets snubbed, and more

By | July 14, 2011 at 2:46 pm | No comments

This year’s Emmy Awards are loaded with a slew of quality comedy nominations. Outside of frequent nominees and winners such as The Office, The Daily Show and Saturday Night Live, many not-so-mainstream comedies are getting respect this year-- most impressively Louis C.K. as...

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Kristen Wiig will produce and star in suicide-themed comedy

Kristen Wiig will produce and star in suicide-themed comedy

By | July 12, 2011 at 8:37 pm | No comments

If the fact that Bridesmaids snagging $207 million worldwide wasn't enough to make you believe Saturday Night Live veteran Kristen Wiig has now become a power player in Hollywood, then there's this. A pet project of hers -- a dark comedy called Imogen, about a woman who fakes...

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Jay Mohr brings dude-centric debate show “Master Debaters” to Fuel TV

Jay Mohr brings dude-centric debate show “Master Debaters” to Fuel TV

By | July 12, 2011 at 11:05 am | One comment

Hey, Dudes. Get on the couch, scratch your balls, eat something fried and get ready for your very own television debate show. Fuel TV announced today that comedian and actor Jay Mohr will host a new project called Master Debaters with Jay Mohr. Get it? It's a debate show, and...

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