Picking off where the first film ended, the boys having drastically changed their lives with their advanced knowledge of music and the stock market. In the sequel, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, and Rob Corddry, travel to the future to stop a potential killer. Chevy Chase also returns for the sequel with Adam Scott and Kumail Nanjiani joining the cast as well. Hot Tub Time Machine 2 hits theaters on Christmas.
“Weird Al” Yankovic is having a moment. With the recent release of his fourteen studio album, Mandadory Fun, the iconic comedian/musician/satirist has once again displayed his incredible chops as a spoof songwriter with his finger on what people find funny. We got the chance to speak with Al very briefly just days before Mandatory Fun would hit #1 on the Billboard music charts. A feat that Yankovic had never done in his 30+ years of performing and no comedy album had done in 51. We spoke about the new album, his marketing plan to release eight singles/videos in eight days, and how he’s he felt about the success of the release. Read More
After some rounds of negotiations, TV Land has landed a deal for a 10-episode order for Gaffigan’s show, which is now titled The Gaffigan Show. TV Land was able to bring the overall budget on the show down and work out a deal to have Viacom sibling channel Comedy Central, a longtime supporter of Gaffigan, to come on board to re-air the show within a week of its premiere on TV Land; exposing the show to a larger TV audience.
Not much has changed with the show’s structure – it will remain a single camera show, based loosely on the comedian’s life as a stand-up, food fanatic, and raising small children in NYC. Gaffigan, his wife Jeannine, and Peter Tolan are all set as executive producers of the show. “I am thrilled that TV Land is giving us this opportunity to do this show that Peter, Jeannie and I have been fine-tuning for three years,” said Gaffigan
In addition to Gaffigan, original cast members Ashley Williams who plays Jim’s wife, Adam Goldberg, and Michael Ian Black are all set to star in the show. The 2014 CBS pilot will air as the first episode and the show is expected to begin its run in 2015.
Created in partnership with Caroline’s on Broadway, Citi will launch a series of comedy events exclusively for cardmembers. To kick off the series, David Steinberg will sit down for a rare interview with Curb You Enthusiasm star Larry David, as reported by Billboard.
David recently wrapped up his eighth season of Curb, with the blurry possibility of coming back for a ninth season. Since then he has appeared on Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, and wrote and starred in HBO’s Clear History.
“Larry David and David Steinberg have helped shape a generation of comedy through their timeless work,” Jennifer Breithaupt, senior VP of entertainment marketing for Citi, said in a statement. “We’re thrilled to kick off this unique comedy series with two of the greats and look forward to bringing Citi cardmembers more laughs in the future.”
The event will take place on September 28th at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. Tickets are on sale now.
In an exclusive interview with The Village Voice, comedian Gary Gulman reveals a late night milestone: having performed on every current late-night talk show. With Gulman’s appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers in the spring, he has hit all seven late night shows: The Tonight Show, The Late Show, Conan, Last Call with Carson Daly, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. What a way to celebrate your 20th anniversary in comedy.
In addition to this comedy milestone, Gulman announced an 11 city fall tour that will end in his new special, It’s About Time. This will be Gulman’s third hour special and fans can expect it sometime in the near future. Read More
Two of Comedy Central’s newest gems have been renewed for third seasons. Drunk History and Nathan For You were runaway hits last year, and after only being a month into their respective second seasons, CC is locking them down for more.
It’s really not a surprise to see CC make either of these moves. Nathan For You’s second season was widely anticipated, thanks in part to the “Dumb Starbucks” prank (which will be addressed in tonight’s episode). Star Nathan Fielder was named one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch” this year and was named “Breakout Comedy Star of the Year” at Just For Laughs.
Nathan For You’s Tuesday night partner, Drunk History, keeps making waves with it’s line-up of a-list guest stars. According to THR, Derek Waters and crew will return with Fielder in 2015.
Matt Ingebretson has a semi-long and uncommon last name. Like anybody with an uncommon last name, people are usually pretty helpless when trying to figure out how to spell it. Even if it sounds exactly how it looks, even if you spell it for them, people will add in invisible letters and mess it up time and time again until their head explodes. In this sketch by Ingebretson and Jake Weisman, Ingebretson illustrates the struggle of giving someone your last name over the phone. (And yes, I had to name-check “Ingebretson” a few time during this piece. My name was misspelled on my diploma, so I get a pass.)
I’m comedian Vinnie Vitale, I’m 30 years old now. I have a steady job, a steady girlfriend, and recently moved into my own apartment.
Life is going great.
And I feel more uncomfortable than ever.
Stability. It scares me. It’s like an unfamiliar guest that shows up at my door when I least expect. I’m never sure how to welcome him. I’m more inclined to bid him farewell in advance so I can get on with my unstable life.
I’m accustomed to “instability”, the lingering pest that overstays his welcome and prevents you from ever getting you life together.
He makes you stay out late at night, pushing you have another drink. When you get home, he raids all your cabinets. You wake in the morning on your couch – because instability “made you sleep there” — only to realize the motherf*cker cleared out your fridge too.
Your apartment’s a mess; it’s a Tuesday; you don’t have time to brush your teeth because you’re already 30 minutes late to work – and f*ck, where are my pants?! Did instability take those too? I swear, I’m never inviting him over again. That guy’s a d*ck.
If society has it’s way, instability and I won’t be hanging out much longer.
And I think I’m okay with that.
In fact, I’m even willing to give up a thing or two to prevent him from sticking around.
At least for a month at a time… Read More