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  • Jim Gaffigan, Judd Apatow and more will serve as interim ‘Late Late Show’ hosts

    On December 19th, Craig Ferguson will be stepping down as host of CBS’s The Late Late Show. New host James Corden will step in to take over on March 9th, and until then the show will run by a string of guest hosts.

    According to Deadline, Jim Gaffigan, Judd Apatow, Will Arnett, Wayne Brady, Drew Carey, Thomas Lennon, Billy Gardel, Sean Hayes, John Mayer, and Kunal Nayyar will fill in. Carey will book-end the fill-in schedule hosting the first week, January 5-9, and the last week, March 2-6.

    With both CBS’s late night shows turning over a new chapter this year, many people called for more diversity in late night. These guest spots could serve as “future auditions” for possible late night gigs, so it is unfortunate to see a continued lack of diversity in these guest host gigs. CBS is diversifying their line-up a bit with Hayes, Brady, and Nayyar but didn’t line-up any women for a hosting gig. Also, John Mayer?

    Scott Aukerman and Reggie Watts sing all your favorite Thanksgiving carols


    Don’t you hate it when everyone starts singing Christmas carols in November? What about those good ole classic Thanksgiving carols? Well fear not, you can get all your favorite carols on Comedy Bang! Bang!‘s Now (This Is What We Are Referring To As Music): Thanksgiving Carols. Scott Aukerman, Reggie Watts, and Amber Tamblyn sing all your favorite, like “Dark Meat,” “Yams,” “Pizza This Year,” and many more. Only $1,000? What a steal!

    Maui Comedy Festival announces 2015 dates, Black Friday packages available

    Maui Comedy FestivalWell, this is a fun piece of news to report on before the holiday season kicks off. After a killer time in paradise with 30+ of some of the best comedians working today, The Maui Comedy Festival has announced that it will be returning for a second season. The festival will once again take place in Lahaina over Halloween weekend, October 29th through November 1st, 2015.

    Festival producers are be putting a special edition early bird VIP pass on sale at 12:01 am HST on Black Friday (November 28th, 2014). The pass will reward purchasers of this special pass at the 2015 festival with still to be announced exclusive gifts and access. They’re also offering up special festival room rates for the festival with their hospitality sponsor, The Hyatt Regency Maui Resort. In addition to ticket packages, room packages are already available starting on the 28th. So you can plan your comedy trip now!

    All the details are available at www.mauicomedyfestival.com.

    We were at the inaugural Maui Comedy Festival last month, read our coverage here.

    Happy Harassment Day! Patrice O’Neal breaks it down

    There’s a big holiday happening this week! No, not Thanksgiving. Not Black Friday. Not even Wednesday, the biggest club night of the year. I’m talking about today, the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, known as Harassment Day.

    What is Harassment Day you ask? Well, it’s the brainchild of the late, great Patrice O’Neal. O’Neal introduced the concept to the world on his special, Elephant In The Room. A special that we watch every year on this day. It’s just a tradition we as comedy fans must keep alive. And with that, we will let Patrice explain the particulars.

    No, but seriously, if you haven’t watched Elephant In The Room at least 5 times you cannot consider yourself a comedy fan.

    Unaired ‘Selfie’ and ‘Manhattan Love Story’ episodes now available on Hulu

    This fall, freshman sitcoms Selfie and Manhattan Love Story were the first to get the axe. The two ran back-to-back and struggled mightily in the ratings. While ABC has decided to part ways with both, they have now found a new home over at Hulu. According to Deadline, unaired episodes of Selfie and Manhattan Love Story are available to stream on Hulu.

    Selfie creator Emily Kapnek announced the news on Twitter.

    “Unofficially? All remaining episodes of will soon be on Hulu, Hulu Plus & Hugs to Peter Roth ” – @Emily Kapnek

    You can watch the unaired episodes of Selfie on Hulu starting today, while Manhattan Love Story will be added beginning next week.

    Aasif Mandvi talks auditioning for ‘The Daily Show’ on ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’


    Actor Aasif Mandvi was a guest on last night’s Late Night with Seth Meyers. Mandvi talked about his early days as an actor and his first auditions for a snake charmer and a lot of doctors. “I’ve played more doctors than any actor in the history of Hollywood.” Mandvi followed up with the story of how he auditioned to be the “Senior Muslim Correspondent” on The Daily Show and his parents reaction to his new gig. Check it out. Read More

    ABC gives ‘Cristela’ full season order

    While many freshman sitcoms are biting the dust, one got some great news this week. According to Deadline, ABC’s new sitcom Cristela has been given a full season order, bringing season one from thirteen episodes to twenty-two. The only other freshman sitcom to receive the same treatment’s is ABC’s Black-ish.

    Comedian Cristela Alonzo created and stars in the series which follows a Mexican-American law school graduate who must balance her chance to live the American Dream by working as an unpaid intern at a law firm with the concerns of her family.

    Cristela also just released her new stand-up album, “Some Of The Hits” which is in stores now.