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  • The Jim Gaffigan Show has been renewed for a second season

    Jim Gaffigan Show

    Do you like comedian Jim Gaffigan? Do you food? Do you like family? Do you like comedy? Well then you’re in luck because all of those things will be returning to TVLand for a second pass. The Jim Gaffigan Show, created by the husband and wife team of Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan, have done quite well for themselves. The show that is loosely based on their actual lives has garnered their host channel TVLand decent enough numbers that they’ve been invited back. The show is fantastic starring and featuring some of today’s best comics. Michael Ian Black, Adam Goldberg, and Ashley Williams lead the charge with appearances by Dave Attell, Fred Armisen, Colin Quinn, and Bill Burr just to name a few. Congrats Gaffigan and everyone involved with the show.

    Here’s your first peek at Lil Rel Howery’s new special “RELevent”

    Lil Rel

    Here’s your first look at Lil Rel Howery’s brand new special RELevent which hits television September 5 on Comedy Central. Oh, did we mention it’s presented by Kevin Hart. In his debut special Rel covers family and his upbringing. The Chicago native is not only a comedian, but an actor and writer as well. He’s appeared on Comedy Central’s Russell Simmons Presents: Stand-up at the El Rey. You can currently catch him on The Carmichael Show on NBC as well as Friends of the People on truTV. His album I Know You Hear Me, But Are You Listening, is available now. Let’s check out a sneak peek of RELevent. Read More

    The not so fine line between a trick and a joke with Justin Willman

    Justin Willman

    With his first Comedy Central Special, Sleight of Mouth, behind him, Magician Justin Willman has taken himself and his tricks to the road. His goal is that you may find the humor in magic and the magic in humor. Relax; allow yourself to be entertained like when you were a kid and you were more concerned about what else could be up his sleeve as opposed to how it’s done. Like a meticulously crafted joke, good magic is a process of time, trial and error and dedication. Which is exactly what we talked about when we had the chance to catch up with the man himself.  Read More

    Bill Murray gives his explanation for finally saying yes to Ghostbusters

    Bill MurrayMaybe it was timing or maybe it was just time. For as long as we can remember, let’s call it 1989, there have been talks, discussions, scripts, rewrites, new scripts, more discussions and even more rumors about a third installment of the Ghostbusters franchise. And in all of those talks and discussions there was one constant, no Bill Murray. In fact, every time he was asked about it, he seemed to get less and less interested and more frustrated than anything. So why the cameo in Paul Feig’s upcoming reboot? What changed? Here’s what Murray had to say himself in an interview with Vulture. “You know, they were incredibly nice to ask me, and I really enjoyed being there. They have such a jolly group, and they are going to have great success with this project. I didn’t want to overshadow [them] or anything, and I feel really good about it.. I like those girls a lot. I mean, I really do. They are tough to say no to. And Paul is a real nice fellow.” Maybe it’s the ties to Saturday Night Live? Maybe Melissa McCarthy was able to convince him. They did star together in the off-beat dramedy St. Vincent last year. Or maybe it was simply just time. Read More

    Eddie Murphy confirmed to join Mike Epps in cast of the Richard Pryor biopic

    Mike Epps

    Well, it’s finally happening. Back in 2014 we reported that comedian Mike Epps would be playing Richard Pryor in an upcoming biopic about the comedic legend. A couple months later in October of 2014, Epps went on Jimmy Kimmel Live and discussed the project. Now, it’s been confirmed that comedian and actor Eddie Murphy has joined the cast. Originally, he was set to play Pryor in an earlier biopic that was in development. Now he’s attached as the role of Pryor’s father. As for other family members, Oprah Winfrey will play Pryor’s grandmmother and Kate Hudson will play Jennifer Lee Pryor. Empire‘s infamous character “Cookie”, Taraji P. Henson, (Empire) is also set to star but her role is still unannounced. Production starts in March of 2016 and will be directed by Lee Daniels (The Butler, Empire, The Paperboy). The greelight is on and things are moving forward.

    Saturday Night Live’s got a new featured player for season 41, stand-up comic Jon Rudnitsky

    Jon Rudnitsky

    The Hollywood Reporter has broken the news that Saturday Night Live will be having a new featured player for it’s upcoming 41st season. Stand-up comedian and impressionist Jon Rudnitsky will be joining the cast. The 25 year old New Jersey born comic was recently a participant in the latest batch up New Faces at this past year’s Just For Laughs festival in Montreal. Rudnitsky’s credits and work thus far have certainly primed him for his upcoming life changing role on the sketch comedy series. From The Jewish Hunger Games: Kvetching Fire parody to his incredible Matthew McConaughey impression that’s garnered well over a million hits on YouTube. Let’s take a look at some of his work he both wrote and starred in. To set things up, Matthew McConaughey is interrogated by The Academy about the 2014 Oscars and his past of less-notable films. Welcome to the SNL family Jon, we’re looking forward to your work. Read More

    This Week on TV: Drunk History returns for season 3 this Tuesday

    Drunk History

    Historical reenactments by A-list talent are presented by inebriated storytellers. That’s the description of Comedy Central’s Drunk History. The show returns for season three this week and will feature locations like Miami, Las Vegas, and New Orleans. In addition to creator Derek Waters, celebrity guest stars including Michael Cera, Jake Johnson, Jack Black, Will Ferrell, Zooey Deschanel, and Jim Carrey are among the laundry list who’ve appeared on the show. Additional characters are played by regulars Bennie Arthur, Tim Baltz, Mort Burke, and Sarah Burns. Let’s take a look a Drunk History‘s Comic-Con panel out in San Diego this past year to put us in the mood. It was hosted by comedian Paul F. Tompkins and be sure to check out the season premiere this Tuesday. We also have all of your favorite comedic appearances on all of your favorite talking head shows so you can plan your week accordingly. Read More

    Watch Natasha Leggero confront a focus group discussion about her latest special

    Natasha

    A focus group talks about what they liked and hated about Natasha Leggero’s special Live at Bimbo’s as she watches in another room, then confronts them. Read More

    Stephen Colbert: From improv classes at Second City to the cover of Time magazine

    Colbert TimeFrom his earliest days taking improv classes at The Second City in Chicago to his correspondence work on The Daily Show to now taking over for Letterman on The Late Show, it’s been quite the ride for D.C. born Charleston, SC raised Stephen Colbert. He is the youngest of 11 kids so you could see why he might have the perfect pedigree for attention. Colbert attended Northwestern University as a theater major to study performance. He began performing improvisation while in college, both in the campus improv team No Fun Mud Piranhas and at the Annoyance Theatre in Chicago as a part of Del Close’s ImprovOlympic at a time when the project was focused on competitive, long-form improvisation, rather than improvisational comedy. He was employed at Second City’s box office answering phones and selling souvenirs which allowed him to take free classes at the theater. Shortly thereafter, he was hired to perform with Second City’s touring company, initially as an understudy for Steve Carell. It was there he met Amy Sedaris and Paul Dinello and Strangers with Candy was born, a show that aired on Comedy Central for 3 seasons. By this time he had already become a corespondent on The Daily Show, at that time hosted by Craig Kilborn. In 2005 he started to host The Colbert Report, a spin-off of The Daily Show, ultimately making him a household name. On April 10 2014, CBS announced that Colbert will succeed David Letterman as the host of The Late Show, ending The Colbert Report which wrapped up on December 18 of 2014. And now we find ourselves here alongside Colbert about to embark on his biggest career adventure yet, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. His first week‘s guest list has been announced and now it’s just a matter of time. A new era for Colbert, a new era for late night, and a new era for The Late Show. And we couldn’t be happier to continue our ride as we see him eventually become legend in the comedy landscape. Here’s to Colbert. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert kicks off on Tuesday September 8 on CBS with guest George Clooney.

    It’s time to check out the “Bloodsucking Bastards” trailer from comedy group Dr. God

    Bloodsucking Bastards

    Check out the official trailer for Bloodsucking Bastards, the comedy horror film directed by Brian James O’Connell (Underground Comedy), written by Ryan Mitts and Dr. God, O’Connell’s comedy group. The film stars Fran Kranz (The Cabin in the Woods), Pedro Pascal, Emma Fitzpatrick, and Joey Kern. The film is scheduled to be released on September 4 in a limited release and will hit VOD. Evan (Fran Kranz), his girlfriend Amanda (Emma Fitzpatrick) and his best friend Tim (Joey Kern) all work for the same company. Things go from depressing to deadly when it becomes apparent that the company’s management are more than figuratively “soulless;” they are vampires. Here’s the trailer: Read More