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Meet the first two stars of Sarah Silverman’s new pilot for NBC

Meet the first two stars of Sarah Silverman’s new pilot for NBC

By | January 18, 2012 at 5:21 pm | No comments

The casting process has begun for Sarah Silverman’s upcoming, still-untitled single-camera comedy for NBC. Harris Wittels will play Harris Wittels, a tenant in Silverman’s character’s apartment building, and June Diane Raphael is set to play Chelsea, also a tenant in the...

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Review: Showtime’s ‘Inside Comedy’ is a functional look at a wholly dysfunctional art

Review: Showtime’s ‘Inside Comedy’ is a functional look at a wholly dysfunctional art

By | January 18, 2012 at 1:06 pm | One comment

After watching three episodes of Showtime's new behind-the-curtain series, Inside Comedy, any rational entertainment goer will conclude, whether you like the series or not, that documentarian Ken Burns doesn't need to do a series called Comedy. The show features in-depth...

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Sarah Silverman, Amy Poehler’s new TV gigs, Diablo Cody revamping ‘Sweet Valley High’

Sarah Silverman, Amy Poehler’s new TV gigs, Diablo Cody revamping ‘Sweet Valley High’

By | November 23, 2011 at 11:39 am | No comments

Amidst all the uproar of the most recent half-naked picture of Kristen Wiig in GQ for being "bro of the year" and the NY Times letting the whole world know that female comedians are pushing the boundaries of taste and succeeding, there is plenty of great news for women in...

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Steve Carell’s comedian interview show will premiere Jan. 26 on Showtime

Steve Carell’s comedian interview show will premiere Jan. 26 on Showtime

By | November 17, 2011 at 6:24 pm | 3 comments

It's finally happening, folks. We first heard Steve Carell and David Steinberg were working on a documentary about comedians way back in December of last year. Three months ago we found out that Showtime had picked up the project, called Laughing Stock, and that it would become...

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Sarah Silverman and friends raise money for NAACP at “glorious” anti-Rick Perry show

Sarah Silverman and friends raise money for NAACP at “glorious” anti-Rick Perry show

By | November 2, 2011 at 3:41 pm | No comments

Sarah Silverman has never shied away from employing racial slurs in her comedy, but she’s always maintained that—like any good comedian—she’s making a larger point about racism when she uses racist language, rather than exploiting offensive terms merely for the sake of...

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And the winner of the Sarah Silverman bidding war is…

And the winner of the Sarah Silverman bidding war is…

By | August 18, 2011 at 10:05 pm | One comment

By yesterday, we knew that Sarah Silverman was a wanted woman, with at least three networks vying for her pilot pitch. In the end, the peacock network beat out ABC and snagged a pilot order for Sarah Silverman's untitled single camera comedy show. With Imagine Entertainment...

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Three networks fighting over Sarah Silverman’s new show

Three networks fighting over Sarah Silverman’s new show

By | August 17, 2011 at 4:34 pm | 2 comments

Everybody Loves Sarah. Get it? I used part of the name of a incredibly popular television show and swapped out the titular character's name with the first name of another comedian-- all in order to illustrate that there's a bidding war going down on Sarah Silverman's developing...

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Sarah Silverman, Ricky Gervais, Louis C.K. among headliners for New York Comedy Festival

Sarah Silverman, Ricky Gervais, Louis C.K. among headliners for New York Comedy Festival

By | August 9, 2011 at 4:00 pm | No comments

Big comedic guns Sarah Silverman, Ricky Gervais and Louis C.K. are scheduled to perform at the eighth annual New York Comedy Festival, which will span both Manhattan and Brooklyn between Nov. 9 - 13. Other headliners will include Tracy Morgan, Bill Maher, Wanda Sykes, Norm...

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The embarrassing beginning: nine comedians’ roles they’d probably like to forget

The embarrassing beginning: nine comedians’ roles they’d probably like to forget

By | August 4, 2011 at 1:29 pm | 9 comments

As anyone in show business can attest to, the entertainment industry can be horribly cutthroat and demoralizing. Everyone has to pay their dues, do their time, and otherwise work their way from relatively uninspiring, embarrassing, or generically shitty roles and jobs. Of...

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