We loved it when John Oliver took over hosting duties of The Daily Show so the fact that he’s now going to host his own show is just pretty damn exciting. So now that we know that Last Week with John Oliver is set to premiere on April 27th, we’ve been dying to get a look at it. Now, lo and behold we have ourselves a teaser clip for the new show. Watch up.
If you don’t know, Myq Kaplan is a hilarious vegan and thanks to Thrillist, we can get a taste of both. We all know “that person,” of course “that person” is different in every group of friends but every group of friends has “that person.” Typically it’s a person who is the only vegan/vegetarian in the group and gets the butt of every joke when the group goes to get food. Well thanks to Myq, all those non-vegetarians and non vegans can get a taste of their own medicine.
Thrillist had Myq respond to several things that meat eaters typically ask or say to vegans and vegetarians. While I still plan to eat meat, I must say his answers are very funny, truthful and pretty clever. Read More
It’s been almost three years to the day since the passing of Mike DeStefano but his memory is alive and well, especially with the folks at CH Entertainment, a management company and owners of The Stand Comedy Club. If you haven’t been to The Stand, it’s a great spot down on 20th and 3rd that honors Mike’s passing with their logo. He was a dear friend to the owners of the club and they are leaving no stone unturned to make sure Mike’s legacy is not forgotten.
I caught up to Patrick Milligan, a partner in CH Entertainment / The Stand and asked what about Mike is different than other comics who have passed? Why is it so important that his legacy lives on? “He was the most raw and honest performer out there at the time. There were many layers to him aside from just his act. He had one of the most incredible stories that people should know about.” said Milligan.
It has been exactly one year since we broke the news that these guys were working on a documentary to honor DeStefano and I’m happy to report that progress is being made. While the gents at The Stand are consistently at work with their own jobs, it’s clear that this DeStefano documentary is a huge priority for them. When asked if DeStefano could still impact lives, Milligan quickly spoke up saying, “I don’t think he can, I know he still is. He reached out to so many different audiences through his [Narcotics Anonymous] speaking and stand up comedy. This documentary will bridge both crowds together and help impact more people in a positive way.” Read More
It has been a week filled with good news for cable comedies big and small. First up, animated TV juggernaut Archer continues its hot streak earning an impressive sixth and seventh season renewal. According to Deadline, FX has ordered 13 episodes per season to run through 2016. With this double pick-up, syndication could be a possibility in the future. Praise Kenny Loggins!
On Wednesday, Nick Kroll announced on Late Night with Seth Meyers (a new trend it seems) that Comedy Central has picked up Kroll Show for a third season. Hopefully John Mulaney aka George St. Geegland won’t be too tied up with his own show to still help Kroll’s Gil Faizon drop excessive amounts of Tuna on poor saps. Because you can have too much tuna, but never too much “Oh, Hello.”
Rounding out the list, TBS’s rookie sitcom Ground Floor has been picked up for a second season. The rom-com stars Pitch Perfect star Skylar Astin as a big shot financial banker who often comes to blows with his girlfriend’s ground floor co-workers, mainly with the scene-stealing Harvard played by stand-up Rory Scovel. Production for season two is expected to begin late 2014.
Archer airs Mondays at 10pm on FX. Kroll Show airs Tuesdays at 10:30pm on Comedy Central.
The pilot season is a time of year where ideas earn budgets. It’s a time where there is an abundance of life and excitement. It could be the start of a career in Hollywood, the end of others, the circle of life is good. The majority of this life is in LA and just like many things in the city of angels, things can get sketchy quick!
Before you know it, many of television ideas and pilots are tossed away. Discarded rather than flying high and dreams are dashed. But for right now… times are pretty. Oz is in color and not on fire. Things are okay as it is officially pilot season.
It is time to put yourself in the executive seat and make the important decisions.
Get comfortable, light up your Cuban cigar, pour some single malt whiskey and decide who gets to be on TV this year. Read More
Just when you think Lorne Michaels has enough on his plate, you’re reminded how much more he does. On this edition of things Michaels does outside of Saturday Night Live, his web production company Above Average Production is dropping two new shows and renewing another as part of it’s latest content slate.
The first new show on the block is Monkey Love. The new animated series follows Ms. Pickles on his (a male Champanzee dressed like a human woman) many dates with human men that cant get enough of her (or him… or it… I don’t know, it’s a monkey dressed as a human!). The show is set to have a 6 episode season which hit the inter webs every Tuesday starting on the 11th. As far as voices, look for Aidy Bryant, Jeff Goldblum, Kate McKinnon, Tim Meadows, Mike O’Brien, Paula Pell, Tim Robinson, and Rich Sommer, to all show up at some point. Read More
There’s a whole lot of hype circling around HBO’s True Detective staring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. People can’t seem to get enough of the show with theories about what the King In Yellow metaphors mean, or trying to figure out out who the killer is. Enter the world of comedy to make fun of it. As the first season wraps this weekend, Community’s Joel McHale and Jim Rash dropped their own version of the new drama on McHale’s other show, The Soup. I could describe it to you but let’s be real, its only 2 minutes and it hilariously spoofs the “tone” of the Southern crime drama.
It’s Thursday, it’s midday and most likely you’re wishing it was Friday. Well, there isn’t anything I can do about that but hey, here are some promo clips for this weeks episode of Saturday Night Live with Lena Dunham as your host! So click play, sit back, and let the promos roll. Who knows, when the video ends maybe it’ll be Friday! Probably not though since the video is only three minutes and 44 seconds but it’s worth a shot!