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Second season of Burning Love premieres: Watch the first two episodes (Video)

Second season of Burning Love premieres: Watch the first two episodes (Video)

By | February 14, 2013 at 3:20 pm | 2 comments

The wait is over! Burning Love's second season premiered today on Yahoo! Screen, boasting not one, but two episodes! For the uninitiated, Burning Love is a Bachelor-type parody created and written by Erica Oyama and directed by Ken Marino; the two are married in real life....

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SXSW Comedy Day 4: Judd Apatow crashes Pete Holmes’ podcast, Kumail Nanjiani and more!

SXSW Comedy Day 4: Judd Apatow crashes Pete Holmes’ podcast, Kumail Nanjiani and more!

By | March 14, 2012 at 2:07 pm | No comments

AUSTIN -- For any comedy nerd, last night's shows at South by Southwest were prettay prettay prettay good. Pete Holmes hosted the first ever live taping of his podcast, You Made It Weird. Joining the comic onstage was Kumail Nanjiani, who also performed in last night’s Funny...

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Portlandia’s ’80 Plates’ sketch is now a Cat Cora show on Bravo, sort of

Portlandia’s ’80 Plates’ sketch is now a Cat Cora show on Bravo, sort of

By | March 7, 2012 at 12:17 pm | 2 comments

You may remember Portlandia's current season premiere, which featured the sketch "Around the World in 80 Plates," wherein comedian Kumail Nanjiani played a persistent waiter at an obnoxiously eccentric casual eatery. If don't remember or haven't seen it, you must check it out...

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Portlandia season 2 premiere recap: “Mixology”

Portlandia season 2 premiere recap: “Mixology”

By | January 10, 2012 at 12:40 pm | No comments

All hail the return of the non-hipster-bashing Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, satirists of the twee and zeitgeist-y IRL and artisanal picklers, IPL who yes, can pickle that. Jewel cases, parking tickets, broken off heels: all pickleable. Let’s go have a cocktail. Skit...

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Let’s take a long, hard look at Comedy Central’s development slate for 2011-2012

Let’s take a long, hard look at Comedy Central’s development slate for 2011-2012

By | December 7, 2011 at 3:34 pm | 8 comments

This morning Comedy Central released its development slate for 2011-12. So, what does that mean? Basically, it’s a giant list of shows the network is officially working on for the next year. An incredibly small number of these shows will actually see the light of day. But...

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Brian Posehn, Chris Hardwick, Kumail Nanjiani nerd it up at Just For Laughs

Brian Posehn, Chris Hardwick, Kumail Nanjiani nerd it up at Just For Laughs

By | July 30, 2011 at 6:45 pm | One comment

MONTREAL -- The Tribute to Nerds gala ended up being one of my favorite extravaganzas of the fest so far, and that’s not just because I happen to carry around something of a constant nerd boner. Was every comedian that performed here a total babe? Yeah, I would definitely...

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Comedian Kumail Nanjiani plays agoraphobic lawyer on new TNT drama 'Franklin & Bash'

By | April 18, 2011 at 11:44 am | No comments

After making the move from Chicago to New York City in 2007, comedian Kumail Nanjiani's career has taken off. He's contributed to and made appearances on Michael and Michael Have Issues (RIP), The Colbert Report and many others-- not to mention, Variety named him as one of 10...

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New season of John Oliver’s stand-up show promotes community in comedy world

By | March 15, 2011 at 6:32 pm | No comments

Stand-up fans, get ready: the second season of John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show is almost here. Premiering March 24 on Comedy Central, the show features some returning stand-up favorites as well as some newer faces. And, to promote the show, John Oliver was in town for...

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South By Southwest Comedy: Day 3

By | March 15, 2011 at 8:55 am | One comment

AUSTIN-- Day three began with perhaps the most appropriately titled podcast for the SXSW crowd: Chris Hardwick’s Nerdist podcast. Before bringing out their special guest, Hardwick, Jonah Ray, and Matt Mira chided Austin residents’ penchants for the ironic mustache. The...

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