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  • Marc Maron to interview Lorne Michaels for his WTF Podcast

    Lorne MichaelsAn interview with Saturday Night Live head honcho, Lorne Michaels isn’t an easy get. Michaels does them, but not frequently. In fact, Marc Maron is following up his historic interview with President Barack Obama with an interview with Michaels. This weekend at the New Yorker Festival Maron revealed that he has an interview with Michaels scheduled for today.

    Maron was asked by the magazine’s Kelefa Sanneh who would be tougher to book on the podcast, the President or Lorne Michaels. Maron responded, “Turns out the president is easier to book than Lorne Michaels.” But Maron later added that he was in fact going to talk to Michaels and that it was set to happen today on Monday.

    Maron has famously told his story about being considered a replacement for Norm Macdonald on SNL’s Weekend Update in the 90s and we’re sure this will be something the two discuss on the interview. Maron added about the situation. “I’m set up for something to be horrible. I don’t have the right attitude for this interview.” Adding, “I have like some daddy sh*t to work out… The best and worst thing Lorne Michaels can do is when the topic comes up is say, “I have no recollection.” Maron added, “That would be so amazing. I would cry.”

    Tina Fey lands yet another deal, this time with CBS

    Tina FeyBeyonce has asked, “Who run the world?”. Our response, Tina Fey. According to Deadline, Fey has landed an agreement, this time with CBS. The currently untitled comedy will be written by Jack Burditt (Frasier, 30 Rock, and The Mindy Project). According to the report, “the show will focus on an oddball athlete who drives family, friends and strangers nuts after he unexpectedly finds himself retired.” Also involved in the project is Robert Carlock (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, 30 Rock, Friends). No other info is available at this time including production dates or cast.

    Watch the trailer for “Anthony Jeselnik: Thoughts and Prayers” coming to Netflix October 16

    Where do you go after taking on the entire country of New Zealand? Netflix. Shot at the historic Fillmore Theatre in San Francisco, Anthony Jeselnik’s latest special delivers an all-new hour of mildly (or straight-up) offensive and 100% hilarious stand-up. Here’s the trailer. His special, Thoughts and Prayers hits Netflix October 16.

    “No, You Shut Up!” with Paul F. Tompkins set to return for fourth season in addition to election coverage specials

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    The comedy-news program, hosted by Paul F. Tompkins and his puppet cohorts, that takes on the issues of the day until everyone gets too angry to discuss them any further has just been renewed for a fourth season. No, You Shut Up! will also be tackling the 2016 election with two special reports to air November 5 and 12. The fourth season will then kick off in February of 2016 when it starts a 25-episode run. Tompkins and his puppet pundits will take stock of the current field of candidates in their own unique way, offering insight no other news program can deliver. “I can’t wait to jump into this election season with ‘No, You Shut Up!,’” said host Paul F. Tompkins. “What a challenge it will be to make a comedy show more ridiculous than the system by which we elect the leader of the free world! I am thrilled to be back with this amazingly talented group of people and the non-people they give voice to.” Read More

    Check out this triple dip of clips from Paul F. Tompkins’ new special “Crying and Driving”

    Paul F. Tompkins talks about the downside having way too many choices and details the life cycle of people his parents’ age.

    Beck Bennett and Sasheer Zamata are now Repertory Players on Saturday Night Live

    Beck Bennett Sasheer ZamataCongratulations are in order for two former feature players on Saturday Night Live. Why former, because they’ve just been upgraded to Repertory Players. The news came in the form of the credits this past weekend when Beck Bennett, who joined the show back in 2013, and Sasheer Zamata, who joined a year later in 2014, appeared in their new slot. This news along with Kyle Mooney also joining said ranks, leaves only Pete Davidson, Leslie Jones, and new addition to season 41 Jon Rudnitsky as the only featured players left. Be sure to tune in this coming Saturday October 10 when Amy Schumer steps into guest hosting duties.

    ABC and Marvel are heading into the comedy space with “Damage Control”

    MarvelABC is continuing their ties with Marvel, this time for a comedy series, Damage Control. According to Variety, the script for a half-hour sitcom has been bought and will focus on the overworked, underpaid clean-up crew of the Marvel Universe. Genius. We’ve always wondered who puts “the city” back together after our favorite superheros turn it into nothing but a huge pile of rubble. Buildings need rebuilt, weapons get lost and need returned, and the common folk and their daily lives are obviously affected when their hotel they’ve booked a room at on their vacation no longer exists. The people that handle these types of problems will be a part of and are known as Damage Control. As far as comedies and the superhero space, we reported back in August about another concept that will be extending the DC Comic scope entitled Powerless. It’s soon to be all superheros all the time, and why not. Both the DC and Marvel universes have been beyond successful breaking box office records and climbing up the television ratings.

    Watch the trailer for Jimmy Dore’s new special “Sentenced To Live” which debuts October 16

    Comedian and author, Jimmy Dore has been Sentenced To Live. His outrageous political humor promises to make you think, while you laugh. From the President, to the media, to his dog – he covers it all. Filmed live in Los Angeles, CA. The special, from Comedy Dynamics, will be available on October 16 across most streaming devices including Roku, Hulu, Amazon, XBOX, Playstation, and more.

    This Week On TV: Billy returns to the street, SuperMansion is open for business, and Paul F. Tompkins is crying while driving

    Billy on the Street Season 4

    This Week On TV really should be titled This Week On Thursday. While the rest of the week is busy with normal comedic appearances on all of your favorite talk shows and a brand new special, Thursday night sees three shows making their series premiere with an additional two marking their return with one to a new home.  Read More

    Miley Cyrus hosted Saturday Night Live and brought some Dead Petz

    Miley Cyrus host SNL

    Saturday Night Live is back for season 41. Last season was a historical milestone for the show and what a way to roll in the new season than picking Miley Cyrus to host. Miley hosted the show before, and she’s a perfect acceptable host. While her appearance (and rumored Hillary Clinton) are sure to pull in ratings for the show. While Miley packs a lot of manufactured edge (down to the pot joke in the monologue) she’s also making some interesting wardrobe decisions. Let’s see how she makes out. Read More