Paul F. Tompkins may become a network comedy star

Paul F. Tompkins may become a network comedy star

By | March 10, 2014 at 11:08 am | One comment

Comedian Paul F. Tompkins might be the star of his own network sitcom! The comedian has been cast in Brian Gallivan's single-camera comedy pilot for ABC. He will play an overworked father dreaming of being "on vacation all year" by uprooting his family from the city and moving...

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SXSW Comedy, day 1: Seth Meyers reveals news on Stefon, Matt Besser leads Improv 4 Humans

SXSW Comedy, day 1: Seth Meyers reveals news on Stefon, Matt Besser leads Improv 4 Humans

By | March 10, 2014 at 10:29 am | No comments

AUSTIN – South by Southwest 2014 kicked off to… rain. And cold. Apparently the polar vortex gods do not discriminate between the great white north and the usually milder environs of Texas, to the chagrin of every SX patron trying to escape winter on March 8. One of those...

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With Stick of Truth, Matt Stone reflects on South Park early years: It would play on Nickelodeon now

With Stick of Truth, Matt Stone reflects on South Park early years: It would play on Nickelodeon now

By | March 7, 2014 at 12:29 pm | No comments

Seventeen years after the season one premiere of South Park on Comedy Central, the once-humble animated series has turned into one of the largest comedy franchises of all time. Its creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker have gone on to produce movies, a Broadway hit (Book of...

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Comedy world will be blessed with at least two more seasons of Archer

Comedy world will be blessed with at least two more seasons of Archer

By | March 7, 2014 at 11:40 am | One comment

FX is locking up its top animated show for at least another two years. Archer has been picked up for a sixth and seventh season through 2016. "Archer is one of the best comedies on television and has played a significant role in the growth of the FX comedy brand," said Eric...

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Frozen song ‘Let It Go’ goes with everything and Funny Or Die can prove it (Video)

Frozen song ‘Let It Go’ goes with everything and Funny Or Die can prove it (Video)

By | March 7, 2014 at 11:22 am | No comments

You can't deny the power of the Grammy-winning song "Let It Go" or the majestic musical force that is Idina Menzel, the goddess who has brought to life the flagship ditty of Disney's latest hit animated feature Frozen. But did you know "Let it Go" is the perfect song for any...

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Bill Burr, Aziz Ansari headline Nashville’s first annual Wild West Comedy Festival

Bill Burr, Aziz Ansari headline Nashville’s first annual Wild West Comedy Festival

By | March 7, 2014 at 11:02 am | No comments

The "Music City" is about to get a whole lot funnier. Vince Vaughn's Wild West Productions and Outback Concerts present the first annual Wild West Comedy Festival in Nashville, TN. The four-day weekend May festival will feature an impressive line-up of stand-up comedians. Aziz...

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Seth Rogen leads nominees for revived American Comedy Awards

Seth Rogen leads nominees for revived American Comedy Awards

By | March 7, 2014 at 9:49 am | One comment

After seeing people win Emmys, Globes and Oscars, the comedy community will once again get to see the country's funniest performers accept a "Lucy" on stage! Nominations for the newly-resurrected American Comedy Awards have been announced. NBC announced it would bring back the...

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Fred Savage will direct the Garfunkel and Oates show on IFC

Fred Savage will direct the Garfunkel and Oates show on IFC

By | March 7, 2014 at 9:30 am | No comments

Production has begun on the new IFC scripted comedy series Garfunkel and Oates. Actor/director Fred Savage (Wonder Years) will direct the show starring comedy-folk duo Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci. The show follows the pair's humorous misadventures and how they rely on each...

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TruTV orders its first-ever sketch comedy show

TruTV orders its first-ever sketch comedy show

By | March 6, 2014 at 11:17 am | No comments

TruTV has added a new sketch comedy show to its comedy line-up. Friends Of The People will launch this summer with a 10-episode order from the network. The sketch show stars an impressive line-up of comedians, who will also serve as writers and executive producers: Kevin Barnett...

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