NBC has tapped into the New York comedian market yet again. Josh Rabinowitz and Kevin Barnett, the head writers from truTV’s hit show, are teaming up again for a new NBC sitcom. Both stars will write and produce the new project which as been described by Deadline as, “an odd couple story of two best friends (Rabinowitz, Barnett) who’ve worked hard their entire lives to reach the careers they’ve always wanted, and then realize everything sucks and they hate it. So they quit their jobs to figure out what they really want and care about. It’s the classic story about the 50 year-old white woman giving up the American dream to discover herself in another country, but about two dudes in their 20s who move nowhere.” Read More
This week its all about the comedy at NY Comic Con and there is a lot. Including a panel from the cast of TruTV’s “Impractical Jokers” Mark and Matt welcome one of those cast members, Sal Vulcano onto the podcast to talk about how the Jokers came to be and what they have in store for Comic Con and the future. Read More
Amy Schumer is hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend. Here are the promos she cut with her Trainwreck co-star an SNL cast member, Vanessa Bayer. In it, they take the chance to re-familiarize themselves with each other. Just because they starred in the film together, had many scenes, and toured the world to promote the movie, that doesn’t mean they really know each other.
Fans of Bob’s Burgers on FOX, you can rejoice. The hit animated series has been extended two more years securing it’s seventh and eighth seasons. The show boasts the comedic talent and voices of H. Jon Benjamin (Archer, Family Guy), John Roberts (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Gravity Falls), Dan Mintz (Adventure Time, Mulaney), Eugene Mirman (Delocated), and Kristen Schaal (The Last Man on Earth, Flight of the Conchords). A comic book series based on the show is currently being published by Dynamite Entertainment. The show centers on the Belcher family – Bob, Linda, and their children Tina, Gene, and Louise who run a hamburger restaurant on Ocean Avenue in an unnamed seaside community. Congrats to all involved and it’s comforting to know the show is in the clear through 2018.
After Jimmy Fallon pulls a hamstring during his monologue last night, former host Jay Leno tags in and tells a few jokes.
Comedian Randy Liedtke takes the stage on Conan last night to discuss his job at the Humane Society, his grandma who passed, and his new memoir was just released as an audiobook. The good news, it comes with a director’s commentary. His new album, I’m on a roll, drops October 9th and his episode of The Half Hour on Comedy Central airs 12 midnight October 10.
When comedy mogul Lorne Michaels slaps his name onto a project, you know the public is going to pay attention. The latest project to garner a coveted Lorne Michael’s stamp of approval is an untitled Zack Pearlman movie pitch. For those who are unfamiliar with the actor’s work, his resume includes appearances in The Intern, The Virginity Hit, and the short-lived FOX sitcom Mulaney. The exact details of the comedian’s new pitch are unknown at this time, but it’s being described at a high-concept road comedy. This will be the second time that Michaels and Pearlman have worked together. The two crossed paths on the coming-of-age comedy Staten Island Summer. The premise for the new movie was conceived after Pearlman’s meeting with Broadway executives. Impressed by the actor’s idea, the heads sidelined discussion on Pearlman’s acting career and entertained the movie script further. This will be Pearlman’s first script sale.
Comedian and actor Steve Byrne is set to tape the fourth special of his career on February 6 of 2016. This will be his follow-up to 2014’s Champion which is currently available on Netflix. Byrne will be taping two shows, 7p and 10p, at Lincoln Hall in Chicago. Tickets are available now for the early show as well as the late show. “Worked my tail off on this one and it should be a fun one!” say Byrne. Read More
With the success of television shows like House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black, video streaming services like Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu have proven to be an influential force in entertainment. As a result many companies are trying to wedge their way into this competitive, highly profitable new market. The latest company to do this is Sony Pictures Entertainment with their free digital streaming service, Crackle. In addition to offering a variety of movies, Crackle will be launching its first original animated comedy series called SuperMansion October 8. The first three episodes can be viewed on the launch date with the remaining ten to be released on a weekly basis. Let’s take a look at what to expect. Read More
Members behind hit comedy The Goldbergs, Adam F. Goldberg and David Guarascio, are teaming up with Oscar-winning animator Patrick Osborne from Disney for a pilot ordered by ABC. Imaginary Friend is not only a comedy, but will blend the elements of live-action with the world of CGI. According to Deadline, “Imaginary Friend centers on a thirtysomething bachelor whose life is turned upside-down when he finally meets the love of his life, a divorced working mom with three kids. This triggers even more upheaval when the slightly unhinged imaginary friend he created as an only child suddenly reappears in his life to help him navigate the transition from single guy to family man.” The show will be written by Goldberg and Guarascio. As for the CGI aspect of the show, we can only assume that’s where the imaginary friend comes into play. As for Osborne’s credits, they include Wreck-It Ralph and Tangled. With The Goldbergs already on ABC and the network being owned by Disney, this is clearly a perfect fit for all those involved.