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  • Trevor Noah is the current favorite to replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show

    Trevor NoahAs we know, Jon Stewart is marked to step down as host of The Daily Show later this year. As far as speculation as to the replacement we know there’s a short list. But now it appears one of the show’s correspondents has emerged as the front runner. Variety is reporting that South African comedian and one of the newest additions to the show, Trevor Noah, is said person.

    While this is completely speculation at the moment, if this were to happen, it would drastically change the late night landscape as the back-to-back of Noah (of mixed race) and Larry Wilmore would offer a big injection of diversity in the current whitewashed late night landscape. Read More

    Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 movie clip “Bean Bag Marble Shootout”

    Here’s a clip from the upcoming sequel starring Kevin James. Blart is the “master” of the Segway, but it’s a bunch of marbles that finish the job in this clip. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 hits theaters April 17.

    NBC orders 13 new episodes of 90s comedy Coach starring Craig T. Nelson

    CoachCoach, the sitcom starring Craig T. Nelson as football coach Hayden Fox, will be back on television this fall. NBC has ordered a new 13 episode season of the 90s sitcom. Coach has been off air for the past two decades but Nelson is set to reprise his role. The original series of Coach aired on ABC for nine seasons between 1989 and 1997. The upcoming series will focus on Coach Fox after retirement, set in the present day, as he is called out of retirement to help his grown up son coach an Ivy League college team in Pennsylvania. Craig T. Nelson can also be seen in the feature Get Hard alongside Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart. Jerry Van Dyke and Bill Fagerbakke also starred in the original series as Fox’s assistant coaches whilst Shelley Fabares played Nelson’s onscreen love interest, Christine Armstrong. It is uncertain if any of the cast will return alongside Nelson. Nelson will also be executive producing Coach, alongside the show’s creator, Barry Kemp. Kemp is writing the upcoming series.

    Trailer for new Starz comedy Blunt Talk starring Patrick Stewart produced by Seth MacFarlane

    Patrick Stewart is Walter Blunt in Blunt Talk, a new comedy created by Jonathan Ames and Executive Produced by Seth MacFarlane. Coming this summer to STARZ.

    9 things you never saw or only heard Will Ferrell do

    Will Ferrell Old MilwaukeeWith Will Ferrell’s latest movie Get Hard hitting theaters this weekend, we thought it would be fun to share some Ferrell rarities. Over the years, the Saturday Night Live alum has made some unexpected appearances and done some pretty random things. Some that we’ve never been able to see, only heard about, or simply just forgot about. Until now. He’s read the starting line-ups at NBA games. He’s played for 10 different teams in 10 different positions all in one day during MLB’s spring training, and he even claimed to be the Jeff Vuvuzela, inventor of the musical instrument, the vuvuzela, made famous in soccer stadiums around the world. Like the hardcore fans of a band that claim the b-sides are always the best tracks, here are some of Ferrell’s best b-sides, rarities, and unreleased antics. So let’s get to it… Read More

    The Daily Show says goodbye to Jason Jones

    Jason Jones

    Last night’s episode of The Daily Show was the final one for longtime correspondent Jason Jones. Both Jones and his wife/TDS correspondent Samantha Bee are leaving for other projects which include producing and writing their own shows, and a TBS show for Bee. Needless to say, this is not the last time we’ll be seeing the last of Jones and Bee. However, it is the last time we will see him as a TDS correspondent. Rather than do a final segment, host Jon Stewart called Jones to his desk to give him the proper sendoff and ran a highlight of some of his best moments on The Daily Show, which included a surprisingly large amount of Jason Jones flesh being flashed on screen. Read More

    Snoop Dogg wishes that Justin Bieber’s mom had made some different choices in her life

    Here’s another sneak peak into Comedy Central’s Roast of Justin Bieber. The Bieber Roast premieres Monday March 30.

    Bob Saget, Andrew Dice Clay, and David Spade appear in new Entourage trailer

    Based on the HBO Comedy series. Movie star Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier), together with his boys, Eric (Kevin Connolly), Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) and Johnny (Kevin Dillon), are back…and back in business with super-agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven). Some of their ambitions have changed, but the bond between them remains strong as they navigate the capricious and often cutthroat world of Hollywood.

    NBC sets Craig Robinson and Jerrod Carmichael comedies for late summer premieres

    robinSet your alarm clocks. Two years in the making, Mr. Robinson finally gets it’s slot starring Office alum Craig Robinson. The network that Mr. Robinson will premiere August 5 9pm as the lead in to Jerrod Carmichael’s The Carmichael Show, airing at 9:30 p.m. It’s a comparatively quick turnaround for Carmichael, who saw his vehicle get a six-episode commitment just a month ago. NBC had been eyeing the two series as a block of programming. And given that both stars are black men, it fits in with broadcast TV’s current push for diversity that’s been further boosted by the success of Fox’s Empire and ABC’s Black-ish. The scripted pair will serve as a bit of a bridge from summer to fall, airing six episodes a piece, as the reality-heavy season comes to a close. Timing of the Carmichael and Robinson premieres is especially interesting given NBC’s summer success last year with scripted series Undateable and The Night Shift. Both performed well enough to get sophomore renewals and more exposure on the midseason lineup. Each recently premiered to relatively stable ratings.

    Lewis Black and Friends: A Night To Let Freedom Laugh premieres April 16 on AXS TV

    Lewis Black

    Celebrate the Bill of Rights with some of America’s finest comics in this special event featuring sets from Lewis Black, Dick Gregory, Tom Smothers, and More. AXS TV presents a night of comedy and awareness in the star-studded stand-up special Lewis Black and Friends: A Night to Let Freedom Laugh, airing Thursday, April 16. The two-hour event will  shed some light on the freedoms and principles outlined in one of the Nation’s most vital documents, The Bill of Rights. The special was filmed back on February 28 at the historic Warner Theater in downtown Washington, DC, Let Freedom Laugh features performances from a wide variety of established comedy heroes and celebrated up-and-comers, each delivering their own unique and opinionated take in front of a sold out audience. Black, Gregory, and Smothers are joined by  itcom star Cristela Alonzo, Richard Pryor Award-winner Ahmed Ahmed, and comedian and political commentator John Fugelsang. Read More