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  • Keith and The Girl celebrate their 10 year anniversary with a 10 city U.S. bus tour this October

    Keith and Chemda

    Early podcast adopters Keith and The Girl are hitting the road in celebration of their 10 year anniversary. Keith Malley and Chemda are bringing their friends and fast-paced, no-filter comedy talk show to venues across the West Coast, Southeast and Midwest. The tour will be filmed for a 2016 documentary, while all podcasts recorded on the road will post within 24 to 48 hours on their website. The two won’t be alone on the tour either. They be bringing with them Katharine Heller (Animal Planet, Naked in a Fishbowl), Danny Hatch (KATG intern-turned-assistant-turned-associate producer), and Lauren Hennessy (Chemda’s husband, Icelandic Academy Award winner) with a few local friends joining them along the way. Here are the dates currently on sale: Read More

    Bill Murray takes on role of has-been rock manager in upcoming comedy “Rock the Kasbah”

    Bill Murray

    Rock the Kasbah is an upcoming comedy film directed by Barry Levinson (Good Morning, Vietnam, Rain Man) and written by Mitch Glazer (Scrooged, The Recruit). The film stars Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson, and Danny McBride. Richie Lanz (Bill Murray), a has-been rock manager takes his last remaining client on a USO tour of Afghanistan. When Richie finds himself in Kabul, abandoned, penniless and without his U.S. passport, he discovers a young Afghan girl with an extraordinary voice and manages her through Afghanistan’s version of American Idol. Yeah, that sounds about right as far as a perfect role for Murray to take on. His patented sarcasm and almost “I’m over it” delivery has found quite the home in this upcoming comedy due out October 23. Check out the latest trailer: Read More

    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