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  • Donald Glover FX comedy “Atlanta” reveals its cast

    DonaldGloverDonald Glover has quickly become a jack-of-all-trades. An actor, writer, comedian, rapper, singer, and record producer are titles he’s already got under his belt. Now he has a new pilot for FX in the works entitled Atlanta. The show will follow two cousins, “Earnest ‘Earn’ Marks,” an ambitious college drop-out and his estranged cousin, who suddenly becomes a star. They have different views on art versus commerce as they navigate their way up through the Atlanta rap scene. And now the show has officially found its leads. Glover will write the show as well as star alongside Brian Tyree Henry (The Knick, Boardwalk Empire), Lakeith Lee Stanfield (Short Term 12, Dope) and Zazie Beetz. Hiro Murai is set to direct the pilot and has worked with Glover on many of his Childish Gambino music videos. Paul Simms (Girls, Bored to Death, Flight of the Conchords) is also on board as an executive producer. Production is about to start on the show.

    You’ve got to see the Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp official trailer

    On July 31, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, begins it’s limited 8-episode series on Netflix. And the show introduces the talents of Jon Hamm. We’ve got the poster for you as well here: Read More

    Watch the first promo for “Mr. Robinson” starring Craig Robinson coming to NBC in August

    Craig Robinson stars in the new NBC comedy Mr. Robinson. The show premieres August 5 on NBC. The show centers on a rough-edged musician Craig, who’s adjusting to his new life as a music teacher in a big-city middle school where he encounters teacher politics and the temptations of single moms.

    Check out the season 2 trailer for “Rick and Morty” which returns to Adult Swim July 26

    You’ve waited long enough. Rick and Morty return July 26th to Adult Swim. You can play catch up by watching full episodes here.

    Paul F. Tompkins is ending his web series “Speakeasy” which is really unfortunate

    Paul F. TompkinsWell this news bums us out. Paul F. Tompkins has announced that he’s ending his excellent interview webseries Speakeasy. Tompkins kicked off the Made Man interview series in 2012 with Ty Burrell conducting in-depth with comedian friends and interesting entertainers over some drinks at a bar.

    Tompkins broke the news today in a tumblr post. Stating that the logic was that he needed to focus on other projects and it was becoming increasingly difficult to juggle all balls. His final interview, with comedian Hannibal Buress will also be the last of the series. What a great one to go out on. Read More

    Watch this preview sketch from the fifth season of “Key & Peele”

    An audience member at a town hall meeting experiences an awkward case of mistaken identity in this preview sketch for the upcoming season of Key & Peele returning to Comedy Central July 8. We can’t wait for season 5!

    Here’s your first look at “Difficult People” starring Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner

    Difficult People

    Here’s your first look at Difficult People starring Julie Klausner (Bob’s Burgers) and Billy Eichner (Billy on the Street). The story revolves around best friends living in New York City with their behavior landing them in awkward situations. Watch the trailer here: Read More

    Take a look as Paul Feig sends “Ghostbusters” fans into a frenzy by releasing pics of new uniforms and proton packs


    Paul Feig dropped some knowledge on Twitter by releasing the first look at the outfits and redone proton pack the new cast of Ghostbusters will be sporting. Feig and the crew have been up in Boston where shooting has been going on for a couple weeks. He threw in a nice Easter Egg on the proton pack. See if you can spot the heart. Read More

    Check out the trailer for “Sleeping With Other People” starring Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie


    Twelve years after a one-night stand, a man (Jason Sudeikis) and a woman (Alison Brie) run into each other and try to maintain a platonic relationship despite their mutual attraction. Will Ferrell and Adam McKay produce. Read More

    The Upright Citizens Brigade sits down with the Today show to celebrate its 25th anniversary

    UCB Today Show

    All four founding members of the now legendary Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre sit down with the Today show to celebrate the UCB’s 25th anniversary. Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh tell their story of how it all began to how they got to become one of the most respected outlets in comedy. Watch the interview here Read More