April 14, 2019

Comedy Bits: This Week in Comedy News Kate McKinnon, Scott Rogowsky Have Everyone Talking, Plus News From Wanda Sykes, Ricky Gervais, Album Releases and More

This week in comedy news, there’s so much we didn’t cover this week, so get ready to catch up. We’re very excited about upcoming Hulu series […]
January 24, 2019

Larry Charles Follows in Albert Brooks Fictional Footsteps in New Netflix Series

Deadline filled in some details on Wednesday on the upcoming series hosted by Larry Charles. The docuseries titled “Larry Charles’ Dangerous World of Comedy” features the […]
January 2, 2019

Bob Einstein Dies; Comedy Loses a Brilliant and Unforgettable Voice

Whether you were a gigantic fan of Super Dave Osborne, Marty Funkhouser or both was a generational thing, but the same man created both characters and […]
December 29, 2018

The Official Unofficial Comedy Timeline of 2018

Comedy in 2018. A lot happened in comedy news in 2018- a lot of the news was bad with some hard hitting deaths, and some disturbing […]
April 10, 2018

Nell Scovell Broke the Glass Ceiling. Why Are So Few Women Writers Getting to Follow?

Nell Scovell’s New Memoir Shines a Much Needed Light on Some Dark Places in Televisions Writers Rooms Nell Scovell’s new memoir, “Just the Funny Parts” has […]
January 8, 2018

Louis C.K. Cartoon Officially Scrapped at TBS

Everyone knew this was coming, and most people assumed that it was already scrapped, but today TBS made it official; the animated series Louis C.K. was […]
December 2, 2017

How Paul Reiser Got the Rights to Put Johnny Carson in a Streaming Scripted Dramedy

It’s been a long and winding road for Paul Reiser’s new Tonight Show based series There’s….Johnny! but the dramedy finally premiered on Hulu last month. Set […]
November 10, 2017

Louis C.K. Drops Keep Coming; Managers, Publicists and FX are Out; TBS Suspends Project

FX has decided to completely sever their long running and very successful relationship with Louis C.K. after the comedian released a statement today admitting that the […]
May 24, 2017

Ellen Stand Up Hour in the Works: Netflix Announces Big Get With a Tweet

  Netflix will not rest until every gigantic comedy superstar has an hour special- even comedians who you thought were done with the stand up stage. […]
May 17, 2017

Tracy Morgan TBS Series Peek Grabs Huge Reaction at Upfronts; Media Buyers Given First Look at Louis C.K. – Albert Brooks Series

Today during the Media Upfront presentation, ad reps and the media were treated to a look at what’s coming soon for the various Turner networks including […]
April 9, 2017

A Danish Anthropologist Asks: Are Comedians Better Anthropologists Than I Am?

Morten Nielsen is a Danish anthropologist currently doing a research project and a book on stand-up comedy in New York.
March 31, 2017

Louis CK Reveals The One Comic He Can Try Out Material With on the Tonight Show

Louis CK returned to the Tonight Show on Thursday night and continued his dedication to dressing like a grown up.
January 17, 2017

As Expected, Jerry Seinfeld is the Next Mega Comedy Celebrity To Sign a Netflix Deal

This is the year that the term “Oprah money” has officially changed to “Netflix money.” The streaming giant, which has been dropping tens of millions of […]
January 15, 2017

Albert Brooks Animated Project with C.K. Gets Green Light; No One Surprised

There’s a gathering of older, funny dudes; Louis C.K.’s teamed up with Albert Brooks and executive producer Greg Daniels for an animated comedy about two ineffective, […]
December 6, 2016

Jon Glaser’s Love of Gear is Legit

Jon Glaser’s writing credits feature some of the most beloved TV comedies in recent history– he’s lent his talents to Conan, Parks and Recreation, Girls, and […]
November 19, 2016

11 Reasons ‘Listening’ May Be The Best Way to Experience Comedy

Comedy, like music, is best experienced live. There’s no substitute for being there, in person. But for the times you want to enjoy the art, but […]
August 15, 2016

Stanley Kubrick Phoned Albert Brooks

Criterion put together a list of Stanley Kubrick’s favorite movies and he said White Man Can’t Jump and Albert Brooks’s Modern Romance were some of his […]
June 30, 2016

Albert Brooks on Netflix Just Made This Weekend Better

Seven films written and directed by comedian Albert Brooks are about to be available for streaming for the first time on Netflix. As of tomorrow, Netflix […]
June 14, 2016

Albert Brooks, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell Explain How Dumb Kids Are

Albert Brooks and Ellen DeGeneres appeared on a special prime time edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to promote the movie Finding Dory. They brought […]
June 3, 2016

The 5: With the Release of Popstar, Here Are 5 Underappreciated Mockumentaries

We’re bringing it back! It’s The 5! Not just any list, the top 5 list of anything and everything.  Bringing it back is former 5 superstar, […]
May 3, 2016

The Complete List of the Comedy Movies of Summer 2016…So Far

Summer 2016 has some fantastic comedies coming out all through the season. The Lonely Island have created a hilarious looking mockumentary. Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key are debuting their first big feature together. And the most intriguing on the list, Kevin Spacey is playing a cat. This year also has sequels from much loved originals like Project X, Bridget Jones’s Diary, and Neighbors. From blockbusters to indie films, this year has some great choices! Which ones are you most excited for?
April 25, 2016

Garry Shandling’s Life Celebrated by Friends, Family, and Colleagues

Last night, friends and family of the late Garry Shandling got together to celebrate the life of their friend, who was undeniably one of modern comedy’s biggest influences.
April 13, 2016

Bono Wants to Send Amy Schumer and Chris Rock to Iraq

U2 frontman, Bono, spoke in front of U.S. Senators on Tuesday about the Syrian Refugee Crisis, and the violence that is erupting all over the world with the emergence of ISIS.
January 30, 2016

What The Hell Did Louis C.K. Just Release On His Website? Something Amazing

Louis C.K. has done it again. Released a new project without fanfare, without big announcements, and without having a distributor, other than himself.
January 29, 2016

Brooks Whelan Docu-Series Takes on the World

Shortly after his exit from a season at Saturday Night Live, Whelan’s album This Is Cool, Right? got rave reviews. His latest project explores humor and the human condition on a global scale with Laugh in Translation.
January 17, 2016

Louie Future Unclear While Louis C.K. Busy Creating Other Comedies

FX CEO John Landgraff said on Saturday during the Television Critics Association press tour, that it is unclear when or whether the Louis C.K. series "Louie" would return.
January 4, 2016

Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks Teaming For FX

Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks must have really hit it off co-starring in 'The Secret Life of Pets' because FX is announcing that the duo are teaming up to create, write and co-star in an animated series pilot for FX, which we're comfortable saying they're creating a series, because really, who is going to turn down a pilot created by two of the best comedians in the business?