Whitney Cummings, Lisa Lampanelli, Joy Behar, 11 more headlining Las Vegas comedy series ‘Lipshtick’ at Venetian

Whitney Cummings, Lisa Lampanelli, Joy Behar, 11 more headlining Las Vegas comedy series ‘Lipshtick’ at Venetian

By | May 16, 2014 at 4:40 pm | 3 comments

Whitney Cummings, Lisa Lampanelli, Susie Essman, Joy Behar and 10 other stellar comedians will be part of The Venetian Las Vegas’ new all-female comedy series Lipshtick. Get it— because “shtick” is sort of a synonym for comedy and because girls LOVE lipstick? You may be...

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Sex and the City writers developing Showtime comedy about Orthodox Jewish comedian

Sex and the City writers developing Showtime comedy about Orthodox Jewish comedian

By | May 16, 2014 at 1:32 pm | One comment

Showtime is developing a new half-hour comedy series called Yank about a young man who ventures out of his ultra-orthodox Jewish community in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to pursue his dream of becoming a comedian. Yank comes from Sex and the City writers Elisa Zuritsky and Julie...

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Watch Rashida Jones in TBS comedy ‘Angie Tribeca’ from Steve Carell

Watch Rashida Jones in TBS comedy ‘Angie Tribeca’ from Steve Carell

By | May 16, 2014 at 1:25 pm | One comment

As TBS got ready to start its upfront presentation on Wednesday, the network released the trailer for the Rashida Jones-led comedy Angie Tribeca. TBS gave the cop comedy a series order last week for 10 episodes. Angie Tribeca is the brainchild of Steve and Nancy Carell about a...

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CBS passes on How I Met Your Dad, releases The McCarthys trailer (Video)

CBS passes on How I Met Your Dad, releases The McCarthys trailer (Video)

By | May 16, 2014 at 12:24 pm | No comments

CBS has passed on the much-talked about highly-anticipated pilot How I Met Your Dad. The How I Met Your Mother spin-off series dominated trade headlines over the past seven months, including last week when the show was reportedly picked up. CBS executive Nina Tassler commented...

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FXX and FX cancels Jim Jefferies’ ‘Legit,’ Danny McBride’s ‘Chozen’ — RIP, two excellent shows

FXX and FX cancels Jim Jefferies’ ‘Legit,’ Danny McBride’s ‘Chozen’ — RIP, two excellent shows

By | May 16, 2014 at 11:55 am | 4 comments

Jim Jefferies' Legit and Danny McBride's animated series Chozen will not return to FX or FXX, after this season ends. The news came after FX Networks CEO John Landgraf, who has been pushing hard on creating original comedies for FX and its baby sister channel FXX, announced he...

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TBS renews Conan O’Brien through 2018, let’s watch Coco’s interview with Game of Thrones’ George R. R. Martin

TBS renews Conan O’Brien through 2018, let’s watch Coco’s interview with Game of Thrones’ George R. R. Martin

By | May 14, 2014 at 5:25 pm | No comments

Since its premiere in November of 2010, in the wake of that whole Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien kerfuffle, Conan has been TBS’ flagship comedy brand, helping to give rise to up-and-coming comedy stars. And that, in part, is why TBS has renewed Conan O’Brien’s late night...

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‘Two and a Half Men’ 12th season will be its last, Chuck Lorre promises ‘season long event’

‘Two and a Half Men’ 12th season will be its last, Chuck Lorre promises ‘season long event’

By | May 14, 2014 at 4:30 pm | One comment

Two and a Half Men, starring Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer, will end after the upcoming 12th season, CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler confirmed. The long-running sitcom, which also formerly starred Angus T. Jones and Charlie Sheen has survived the type of turmoil and...

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ABC’s ‘Black-ish,’ ‘Cristela, ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ a win for racial diversity in television comedy?

ABC’s ‘Black-ish,’ ‘Cristela, ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ a win for racial diversity in television comedy?

By | May 14, 2014 at 1:39 pm | 9 comments

ABC programming chief Paul Lee gave people a taste of the network's diverse slate of comedies for the 2014-15 season at its upfront presentation to advertisers. It showed off comedies starring black actors, hispanic females and a chubby Thai kid that saves ABC from any...

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Theo Von talks ‘Deal With It’ on TBS, selling guinea pigs, finding a wife (Laughspin Interview)

Theo Von talks ‘Deal With It’ on TBS, selling guinea pigs, finding a wife (Laughspin Interview)

By | May 14, 2014 at 10:16 am | One comment

Theo Von is the human embodiment of a small town success story. Born Theodor Capitani Vonkurnatowski in Convington, Louisiana (about 45 minutes north of New Orleans), the 34-year-old comedian began slinging jokes at a local coffee shop in 2003, driving 40 minutes just to perform...

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