TV/Movies

Former Saturday Night Live cast member Casey Wilson lands ABC pilot deal

By | February 24, 2010 at 1:09 pm | No comments

It was a bit of a surprise when Casey Wilson was dumped from the cast of Saturday Night Live in September of last year, 19 months after landing the gig. But if a just-announced project for Wilson ends up hitting the airwaves, the comedy lords at NBC might regret their...

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Bo Burnham first to record under Comedy Central, Live Nation’s new alliance

By | February 23, 2010 at 4:53 pm | No comments

As Punchline Magazine reported earlier this month, Comedy Central and the House of Blues music venue chain are teaming up to create Comedy Central’s House of Comedy Live from House of Blues. Comedy Central is producing a series of monthly live stand-up shows to occur at House...

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Sarah Palin, Chelsea Handler, more to be first guests on Leno’s new Tonight Show

By | February 22, 2010 at 7:51 pm | 5 comments

Whether or not you're happy about it, Jay Leno and his incarnation of the Tonight show are gonna be back; and this time, they're bringing Sarah Palin with them. Yup, you read that right – the disasta from Alaska is one of the many guests who will be featured in the first two...

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Kristen Wiig and Judd Apatow team up for film

By | February 22, 2010 at 4:03 pm | One comment

Two of the hottest names in comedy, Kristen Wiig and Judd Apatow, will be paired together with Freaks and Geeks (rest its TV soul) creator Paul Feig. They're coming together for as a yet untitled movie project. Written by Wiig and Annie Mumolo, the movie is said to be about two...

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Russell Simmons, JB Smoove land stand-up comedy series with Comedy Central

By | February 22, 2010 at 1:57 pm | One comment

[caption id="attachment_7417" align="alignright" width="150" caption="JB Smoove"][/caption] Russell Simmons, you sly old dog, you've done it again. But this time, what he's done isn't some hot, edgy rap beat; instead, the end product of Simmons' tireless effort to bring hip-hop...

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Ricky Gervais Show entertaining, but no more than the podcast

By | February 22, 2010 at 1:35 pm | 3 comments

The Ricky Gervais Show premieres airs every Friday at 9 pm EST on HBO. One of the biggest surprises about HBO’s The Ricky Gervais Show comes during the end credits of each episode. That’s where you find out that it takes 17 animators to bring to visual life, Gervais’...

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Obama chooses Jon Stewart over Stephen Colbert

By | February 22, 2010 at 10:24 am | No comments

If there’s one thing Obama has succeeded at across the board from day one, it’s having a sense of humor about himself. He’s appeared on Leno, Letterman, The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and even performed in a pre-taped sketch on The Colbert Report. But in a recent...

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Jay Leno bandleader and announcer exit Tonight Show

By | February 18, 2010 at 8:00 pm | One comment

More troubles for Jay Leno continue to abound. It was announced in the Hollywood Reporter that Leno's longtime bandleader, Kevin Eubanks, would be making an exit from the new, revamped version of the Tonight show when Leno's incarnation returns on March 1. Also parting ways...

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Judah Friedlander is 'spectacular' on Sesame Street

By | February 18, 2010 at 9:54 am | No comments

One of the advantages of being up at 7 a.m. every morning, due to having a one year old? You're always one of the first people to find out when your favorite comedians turn up on Sesame Street. This morning the mighty World Champion Judah Friedlander graced my television set as...

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