It’s official, the Netflix animated cult favorite BoJack Horseman has been renewed for a third season. 12 episodes will premiere next year. Season 2 just launched on July 17 to much more positive reviews than the first. So this is fantastic news for those who have already binge watched the latest installment. If you haven’t been watching, now is a good time to get on board. The series stars Will Arnett as the eponymous character, BoJack Horseman. The supporting cast includes Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, Paul F. Tompkins, and Aaron Paul. The series’ first season premiered on August 22 of 2014 with a surprise Christmas special premiering on December 19. The show is designed by the cartoonist Lisa Hanawalt, who had previously worked with Bob-Waksberg on the webcomic Tip Me Over, Pour Me Out.
Some light has just been shed on the new Aziz Ansari Netflix project Master of None. A play on the phrase “jack of all trades, master of none”, the show will center on Dev, played by Ansari, a directionless 30-year-old actor in New York who has trouble deciding what he wants to eat, much less the pathway for the rest of his life. Netflix describes the show as “ambitious, funny, cinematic, and both sweeping in scope and intensely personal, Dev’s story takes him through subjects as diverse as the plight of the elderly, the immigrant experience, and how to find the most delicious pasta for dinner.” The show will launch November 6. The series will also star H. Jon Benjamin (Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp) and Eric Wareheim (With Bob and David, Tim And Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie).
The Laugh Button Red Carpet: Interviews with the cast of Staten Island Summer including Bobby Moynihan, Colin Jost, and Gina Gershon
This coming Thursday, July 30, Staten Island Summer will debut on Netflix. The semi-autobiographical film written by Saturday Night Live’s Colin Jost and produced by Lorne Michaels stars Graham Phillips (The Good Wife) and Zack Pearlman (Mulaney) as friends who work as lifeguards in the summer following high school graduation. One is heading to Harvard and the other’s future is uncertain. So why not throw one more party to end their final summer together on a high note before they go their separate ways. If you love Saturday Night Live, you’ll love this movie as it’s chalk full of your favorite cast members including Bobby Moynihan, Will Forte, Fred Armisen, and Cecily Strong, along with Jost himself. Also in the mix is Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show). We had the pleasure of catching up with the cast at the Red Carpet Premiere in New York City including Moynihan, Gina Gershon, both Colin and Casey Jost, Pearlman and director Rhys Thomas among others. Read More
Comedy Central lays out its fall schedule including Moonbeam City, Nathan For You, and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Just as the leaves start to change colors, Comedy Central is changing the game up with their fall programming slate. Trevor Noah makes his debut as the host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show on Monday, September 28, and the new animated cop extravaganza series Moonbeam City premieres on Wednesday, September 16. Also premiering this fall are all-new seasons of South Park, Nathan For You, and TripTank, as well as an original stand-up special from Steve Rannazzisi. In addition, Comedy Central will premiere several new short form series including Alternatino, Lucky Loser and White Flight, along with new seasons from returning short form series New Timers and Six Guys One Car. Here is your complete Fall lineup from Comedy Central: Read More
Back in May, comedian and writer, Rob Fee penned a lengthy breakdown of the phenomenon in which people running “parody” accounts steal jokes and just how rampant said problem is. If you think it’s an overblown reaction, you’d be wrong, as those behind popular Instagram and Twitter accounts are earning big bucks after building audiences on the backbone of stolen material passed off as their own. Most of these social networks that these empires are built on haven’t done much to control stolen material until now, as Twitter is beginning to crack down. Read More
The location, L’Astral at Just For Laughs. The event, The Roastmasters Invitational presented by Jeff Ross. What is it you ask? Four days of head-to-head roasting amongst comics from around the Globe. The United Kingdom, United States, Canada, and Australia were all represented in the joke-for-joke slamfest that took place at this year’s JFL Festival. The show was hosted each night by Roast Battle staple and comedian Brian Moses. The tit-for-tat tournament kicked off this past Tuesday with the finale of the competition taking place on Saturday night just before midnight. Each showcase featured guest celebrity judges including director Jason Reitman, Gilbert Gottfried, Wanda Sykes, Moshe Kasher, Dave Chappelle, Trevor Noah, director Jeremy Garelick, Artie Lange, Ari Shafir, Saturday Night Live‘s Michael Che and more. The list of competitors included your champion Jimmy Carr (UK), Wil Anderson (AUS), Mike Ward (CAN), Joe DeRosa (USA), Tony Hinchcliffe (USA), Luenell (USA), Tom Ballard (AUS), Randy (AUS), Sarah Tiana (USA), Katherine Ryan (CAN), Ashley Barnhill (USA), K. Trevor Wilson (CAN), Mark Forward (CAN), Sean Cullen (CAN), Jak Knight (USA) and finally 2nd place finisher Matthew Broussard (USA). Read More
It looks like Melissa McCarthy and fellow Groundlings alum and husband Ben Falcone will be executive producing a new comedy for TVLand. It’s set to be a single-camera comedy with McCarthy guesting in the pilot. Tentatively titled Friends with Melissa, the comedy is written, executive produced and inspired by the real lives of Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf and Rachel Ramras (Mike Tyson Mysteries), who watched as their friends from The Groundlings went on to star in blockbuster comedies and win Oscars, while they toiled away writing for children’s television. “We are so excited to be working with Hugh, Rachel & Larry – such funny people, who are great friends.” says McCarthy. She’s on fire right now with the success of Spy over the summer and the McCarthy forecast shows us her future will contain the upcoming 2016 reboot of Ghostbusters as well as Michelle Darnell, written and directed by Falcone. The two are quite the team. They are comedy’s new power couple.
20 years is a long time coming, especially for someone who is coming off an interview with the President of the United States. Marc Maron: More Later is Maron’s first premium TV stand-up event in 20 years. Maron, who made headlines last month when he interviewed President Barack Obama on his popular podcast, WTF with Marc Maron, which has been downloaded over 2.3 million times to date, has welcomed a long list of top tier talent to his show, including Louis C.K., Amy Poehler, Lena Dunham, Conan O’Brien, Janeane Garofalo and Chris Rock, among others. The special was ilmed this year at The Vic Theatre in Chicago and captures Maron tackling religion, relationships, rage, Skype sex and ice cream among other topics in the sheerly authentic way that only he can. “I’m really excited about this special,” said Marc Maron. “The Vic is an amazing theater and the crowd in Chicago was amazing. I don’t think I’ve ever been funnier and I should know.” The special was also directed by Bobcat Goldthwait. Read More
It’s about time. That’s what friends and fellow comics Dan Soder and Big Jay Oakerson must be thinking. But the time it takes from conception to completion instantly feels like only a second once it does finally get off the ground. And that’s been the case with The Bonfire, the new and first live staple to hit Comedy Central Radio on SiriusXM. “This radio show has existed since the day Soder and I met, now we finally get a chance to share it with a live audience,” said Oakerson. Soder adds, “Looking forward to having fun on the radio with Jay!” Oakerson and Soder are also each set to debut new stand-up specials for the network next year. So this is a great look moving forward for not only the two comics but the network. The Bonfire with Big Jay Oakerson and Dan Soder will invite listeners and friends to come and hang out by the radio bonfire as the blunt and candid twosome discuss everything from comedy and entertainment to sports, sharing their funniest stories from the road and giving fans a chance to call in and get their opinions on the topics of the day. The show kicks off today at 8pm and will air live every Monday and Wednesday at the same time.