It’s not all Charlie work. Sean “Diddy” Combs is set to guest star in the 8th season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Combs will be shooting his guest spot this week and the new season of the FX show is set to premiere on October 11th. What role Combs will play is still under wraps but this season Charlie will be reunited with his biological father only to learn he’s dating his longtime crush, the waitress. It would be great if Charlie’s father turned out to be Diddy. It would also be great if they escalated the kitten mittens storyline and pitted them against dog boots. But I’m no writer, I just know what I like.
Jim Gaffigan is making a sitcom loosely based on his life. The comedian/actor/father/fan of snacks has landed a pilot deal with CBS to star in a currently unnamed sitcom that would be based loosely on his life. With the theme centering around a guy living with his five kids in a 2 bedroom apartment in NYC.
Gaffigan has teamed up with Rescue Me co-creator Peter Tolan to co-create and co-write the single-camera sitcom. This pilot news comes on the heels of the recent announcement that Gaffigan will write a family book for Crown Publishing. Gaffigan is no stranger to TV as he had a short-lived sitcom a decade ago and supporting roles on My Boys, That 70’s Show, as well as the Ellen Show
- Saturday Night Live will allow fans to pick their hosts and musical guest. [Warming Glow]
- Have bacon, will barter. [Bacon Barter]
- The Best of Millhouse. [Huffington Post Comedy]
- Happy early Christmas from Workaholics. [Television without Pity]
- 50 Shades of Chris Gethard. [The Chris Gethard Show]
We’re back! TV’s back! Saturday Night Live is back! After taking the summer off, the show is bright eyed and bushy tailed with season 38. Head honcho Lorne Michaels made some moves during the hiatus, hiring some n00bz as he said goodbye to some vets. What would season 38 look like without Kristen Wiig? Will the Digital Short live on without Andy Samberg? Will we switch our indie crush to Nasem Perdrad since Abbey Elliot is no longer around?
A lot happened over vacation, the Olympics, RNCs, DNCs, countless new songs, Ted, The Dark Knight, Honey Boo Boo. There’s a well of topics that the SNL writers can dip into to kick the season off. Recruiting Seth MacFarlane to be the first host of the season is a good call as he’s a multi-talented writer (see Sunday night on Fox), voiceover actor (see Ted), and recording artist (we’re going to hear him sing). The crop of past featured players are now cast regulars and with that come some new featured members. Let’s get the first glimpse of them and see how Seth did shall we? Read More
The wolfpack is on site shooting The Hangover III and we know this because there’s photographic evidence. Read More
Saturday Night Live’s Bill Hader will host a night of roundtable discussions about the art of comedy for the EPIX channel this month.
The curator of the night, Ben Stiller has rounded up some of his favorite comedians for a night of spontaneous, unique and funny conversations at the 4th Annual All-Star Comedy Roundtable. Which is an event brought together by Stiller that tapes during the Nantucket Film Festival.
In addition to Stiller and Hader, other comedy heavyweights that will sit down and crack each other up include Jim Carrey and Chris Rock. Previous hosts and guests of the event include Seth Meyers, Jerry Seinfeld, Aziz Ansari, Colin Quinn, Sarah Silverman, Andy Samberg, Zach Galifianakis, Harold Ramis, and Peter Farrelly.
The roundtable was filmed back in June and will premiere on EPIX on September 28th at 10pm on. Check your local listings for channels/times.
It’s looking like Donald Glover is working on a fallback plan in case this is indeed the final season of Community. Glover is working with the folks at NBC to develop a sitcom with 30 Rockco-executive producer Matt Hubbard, whom Glover met during his stint as a writer on 30 Rock.
Word on the street is that NBC has already committed to the project and close to sealing a deal for the pilot which Glover will also star in and have the theme be loosely based on the comedian/rapper/ex-football player turned AC repairman. Read More
We’ve actually made it a point to watch America’s Got Talent this season. While the first interest was in seeing how Howard Stern fared as a judge. But then some acts caught our interest. Most importantly, that comedian Tom Cotter auditioned and made it past the first round.
Then a funny thing happened… Cotter kept winning and earning more and more praise from the judges as he kept delivering jokes like the well-rehearsed pro he is.
Cotter kept beating out everyone from mariachi singing kids, people on bikes doing flips, a mentalist, and even a group of people that kept hitting each other in the nuts. Read More
It looks like the issue of what to do with Jay Pharoah on Saturday Night Live might’ve been figured out. In an interview with the NY Times, Lorne Michaels revealed that Jay will be taking over the character of our president, Barack Obama this upcoming season of the show.
“Jay has been doing Obama in his act this summer, and Jay is coming into his own,” Michaels said. “I just thought it might be time to shake it up.” Read More
Funny lady/director Penny Marshall will release a new memoir titled, My Mother Was Nuts on September 18th. What better way to celebrate than to have Fred Armisen don his best wig and Marshall impression to hock wares?