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“Glee” movie will not include Jane Lynch’s character

“Glee” movie will not include Jane Lynch’s character

By | August 8, 2011 at 6:51 pm | No comments

If you haven’t heard yet, in one of the least surprising developments in the comedy world, Glee is being made into a movie. A 3-D movie. Here’s the thing, though: Jane Lynch, who portrays the notoriously track suit-wearing Sue Sylvester, will not be joining the cast, reports...

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Reno 911!’s Robert Ben Garant will write “gritty” Disney movie

Reno 911!’s Robert Ben Garant will write “gritty” Disney movie

By | August 8, 2011 at 10:05 am | No comments

Robert Ben Garant has been tapped to pen Tux, a feature film adaption of Japaneese graphic novel Tuxedo Gin. It took two years for the studio to close the rights to the Tokihiko Matsuura-created Japanese property, which were controlled by Shogakukan in Japan and VIZ Media in...

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Louie C.K.’s “Louie” renewed for third season

Louie C.K.’s “Louie” renewed for third season

By | August 6, 2011 at 12:20 pm | 4 comments

It's official, folks. Louis C.K.'s semi autobiographical FX series Louie will be returning for a third season. The network has ordered up another 13 episodes. Shortly after the announcement, Louis took to Twitter: "We will be back," he said. "I am very grateful to keep the best...

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Ricky Gervais gets animated for “Family Guy”; Dan Castellaneta gets real for “Parks and Rec”

Ricky Gervais gets animated for “Family Guy”; Dan Castellaneta gets real for “Parks and Rec”

By | August 5, 2011 at 2:56 pm | No comments

Ricky Gervais, busiest (most powerful?) comedy person in the world will drop by the new season of Family Guy to voice the part of a dolphin for an episode titled, "Be Careful What You Wish For." This is great news for us, but Gervais may be even more excited about the guest gig,...

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Will Martin Lawrence return to network television?

Will Martin Lawrence return to network television?

By | August 4, 2011 at 10:07 pm | No comments

Martin Lawrence fans may have reason to rejoice: the man of many faces (and genders) may be coming back to network television. "... CBS is deep into negotiations on a deal with Lawrence that would have the actor star in and executive produce his own comedy series for the...

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Brits Matt Kirshen and Russell Howard kill it on “Conan” and “Fallon”

Brits Matt Kirshen and Russell Howard kill it on “Conan” and “Fallon”

By | August 4, 2011 at 6:10 pm | No comments

The British are coming. More specifically, British comedians. There's been a small influx on late night American TV, yet it hardly seems like their accent really makes much of a difference in regards to how they've been received in the U.S.A. While huge names like Eddie...

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Watch Jonah Hill swear at children in “The Sitter” red band trailer

Watch Jonah Hill swear at children in “The Sitter” red band trailer

By | August 4, 2011 at 4:18 pm | One comment

After watching this red band trailer for Jonah Hill's upcoming flick, The Sitter, I've been inspired to swear at my nearly three-year-old son a lot more. Why? Because it's funny. At least it is when Hill does it to the kids he's babysitting in the flick. Now that I think about...

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Steve Carell’s comedian documentary finds a home at Showtime

Steve Carell’s comedian documentary finds a home at Showtime

By | August 4, 2011 at 3:15 pm | One comment

Documentaries about comedy – or comedians – are like catnip for me. I love a good peek behind the curtain to try to understand what makes a comic tick. As Marc Maron said recently at Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival, after all, comics are philosophical, sensitive,...

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Comedian Charlyne Yi scores regular role on Fox drama “House”

Comedian Charlyne Yi scores regular role on Fox drama “House”

By | August 3, 2011 at 5:39 pm | One comment

Comedian and musician Charlyne Yi will join the cast of House as a regular, working under Dr. Hugh Laurie. One can only wonder if the Paper Heart star will get to be just as quirky as she is elsewhere-- like in this 'impromptu' performance of her song "Coyote" on...

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