June 20, 2017

Lucie Pohl’s One-Woman Comedy ‘Hi, Hitler’ Coming to NYC in July

New York’s Cherry Lane Theatre has, over its long history, been host to many successful productions, including various comedies. Colin Quinn’s Unconstitutional and The New York Story […]
June 20, 2017

Tony Danza to Star in New Netflix Cop Show

Actor Tony Danza has, in the past two years, gotten back into acting, and he’s doing it in a big way. Last year, Danza returned to […]
June 17, 2017

Facebook to Produce Original Series, Starting with Nicole Byers Project

  It’s been in the works for a while now, but Facebook looks poised to finally throw its hat into the production ring, with the news […]
June 17, 2017

Dave Attell, Jeff Ross and More Added to the ‘Just For Laughs’ Lineup; Big Vice Principals Panel Gets Bigger!

Last month, the organizers at Montreal’s Just For Laughs comedy festival announced an absolutely killer lineup of performers that included Jerry Seinfeld, Gad Elmaleh, Tom Segura, […]
June 15, 2017

Bill Burr and Pete Davidson Producing Paul Virzi’s First Hour

  Comedian Paul Virzi is poised to shoot his first ever TV special in August, and this one looks like it’s going to be huge! The […]
June 15, 2017

‘The Daily Show’ to Host ‘Presidential Twitter Library’ in New York City This Weekend Only

  If there’s one thing that Donald Trump is known for — more than the hair, more than the bad spray tan, more than the inflated […]
June 13, 2017

Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone Announce Christmas Musical Project

For the past few years, actress Melissa McCarthy has gradually been adding “producer” credits to her resume. The prolific actress has starred in various hit TV […]
June 11, 2017

The Trial of Bill Cosby: Week One

It’s been nearly two years since the tidal wave of accusers began to come out against disgraced comedian and actor Bill Cosby, and now the entertainer […]
June 7, 2017

J.B. Smoove Reveals ‘Curb’ Release Date

Ever since it was announced almost one year ago that HBO’s iconic Curb Your Enthusiasm would be coming back to TV, there’s been one huge question […]
June 6, 2017

Jeffrey Tambor on Arrested Development Season Five: There Will Be “Some Wall Stuff”

  Actor Jeffrey Tambor stopped by the Above Average offices and was ambushed by AA’s Rob King for an impromptu episode of Your Biggest Fan, the […]
June 6, 2017

Jerry Seinfeld on Kathy Griffin’s Trump Photo: “I Don’t Understand the Big Deal”

It’s been a week since Kathy Griffin’s now infamous photo, in which she posed with a bloodied replica of Donald Trump’s head, was posted (and then […]
June 6, 2017

Jim Jefferies Invites Piers Morgan On His New Show

Embed from Getty Images Tuesday night, the new Jim Jefferies Show debuts on Comedy Central, and the world will find out if Jefferies has what it […]
June 3, 2017

Ari Shaffir No Longer Hosting Ari Shaffir’s This is Not Happening

This Is Not Happening, the Comedy Central storytelling show created and hosted by comedian Ari Shaffir, now has a new host: Roy Wood Jr. The comic, […]
June 3, 2017

Ari Shaffir Announces New Double Special Coming to Netflix Next Month

Ari Shaffir has just announced some exciting news via Twitter: He’s got a new double special coming to Netflix next month, on July 18th to be […]
June 1, 2017

Los Angeles City College to Launch the Rodney Dangerfield Institute

It appears that, in death, Rodney Dangerfield can finally get some respect. In addition to a mural in Queens, the legendary comic is now being honored […]
May 31, 2017

JFL42 Announces Headliners Including Bill Burr, Tom Segura and John Mulaney

  Earlier this month, we learned that Ali Wong had the honor of being JFL42’s first announced headliner. The wait has been long, but organizers have […]
May 31, 2017

Rough Night Trailer Features ScarJo, Illana, Kate and Other Comedy Royalty

The recent trailers for Sony Pictures’ Rough Night have made a good first impression. The movie stars Broad City’s Ilana Glazer, Workaholics’ Jillian Bell, Kate McKinnon […]
May 29, 2017

Hulu Announces New Show Based on Twitter Account ‘Los Feliz Daycare’

Expanding on their stable of originals, Hulu has announced today that they are partnering with Happy Endings’ Adam Pally (along with his Clone Wolf Productions) and […]
May 25, 2017

Silicon Valley Gets Season 5, Minus One Celebrity Co-Star

Silicon Valley is coming back for another season, but down a man. Details are slim at the moment, but Variety is reporting that T.J. Miller, who […]
May 25, 2017

Comedy Central Show Wants to Give You a Hood Pass

Comedian and writer James Davis had a unique upbringing. Growing up in South Central Los Angeles, one block away from where “shit goes down,” he experienced […]
May 25, 2017

Script Readings Return to Just for Laughs, Directed by Jay Baruchel and Jeremy Garelick

The JFL/Thruline Television Staged Readings event, which takes place at the Just For Laughs’ ComedyPRO industry conference each year, will be returning to the festival this year, […]
May 24, 2017

Jon Stewart’s Animated HBO Show Has Been Canned

Yesterday in a joint statement, HBO and Jon Stewart announced that Stewart’s animation project with HBO is dead. If you’re wondering, what animation project? Way back […]
May 24, 2017

Comedy Central Extends First Season of ‘The President Show’

Saturday Night Live bid farewell (at least temporarily) to Donald Trump during their recent season finale, but Comedy Central has stepped in to fill that orange […]
May 21, 2017

Sasheer Zamata Leaving SNL

With this weekend’s finale of season 42 of Saturday Night Live, the show said goodbye to two longtime cast members: Bobby Moynihan and Vanessa Bayer, who […]
May 20, 2017

‘Animals.’ Gets a Third Season at HBO

This week, HBO aired the season finale of HBO’s irreverent animated anthology series Animals. The show is a bit of a sleeper hit, not necessarily pulling in […]
May 20, 2017

Nick Kroll and John Mulaney’s ‘Oh, Hello’ Heading to Netflix Next Month

It’s official: Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland, the beloved, crotchety pranksters (played by comedians Nick Kroll and John Mulaney) of the popular Broadway show Oh, […]
May 19, 2017

SiriusXM Kicks Off 8th Annual ‘Top Comic’ Competition With First Round Lineup

As we previously reported, SiriusXM Canada’s Top Comic competition is now in its eighth year, and the contest is already underway. Organizers held a first round of […]