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Posted Tuesday 4/17/18 at 1:41PM EDT
Comedy Central orders Alternatino with Arturo Castro and This Week at the Comedy Cellar
Guatemalan actor Arturo Castro, best known for his roles on Broad City and Narcos, will host a sketch comedy show based on his experiences as a Latino millennial in the United States. New York City-based stand-up comedy series This Week at the Comedy Cellar, meanwhile, will showcase "the best topical jokes generated in the Comedy Cellar in the days immediately leading up to premiere," including a "comics' table" where comedians discuss the origins of their material.
Posted Thursday 4/12/18 at 10:36PM EDT
Jordan Klepper's The Opposition correspondent confronts Alex Jones: "Are you a crisis actor"?
"Citizen Journalist" Kobi Libii confronted The Opposition host's real-life counterpart on the streets of Washington, D.C., asking: “Are you the real Alex Jones?” In response, Jones denied calling people crisis actors, telling Libii: “You’re an actor pretending to be journalist pretending to be a comedian, so you can sit there and confuse your audience like you’re a news show." That prompted this response from Klepper in the studio: “I want to be clear. We didn’t call this Alex Jones crisis actor a ‘crisis actor.’ We merely looked at the crisis actor-like behavior of this crisis actor-like man, speaking from what felt like a script, and said, ‘Others might say Alex Jones is a crisis actor.'"
Posted Thursday 4/12/18 at 3:02PM EDT
Broad City will end with Season 5, as Abbi and Ilana sign a new Comedy Central deal
Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer's final season of Broad City will air in early 2019, more than a year after Season 4. The duo have already signed a first-look deal with Comedy Central, with three projects already in development. Neither Abbi nor Ilana are attached to star in the three potential series. "Broad City has been our baby and first love for almost 10 years, since we started as a web series," they said in a statement. "It’s been a phenomenal experience, and we’ve put ourselves into it completely. Broad City’s always had a spontaneous pace and feeling, and ending after season five honors that spirit. We are very excited to bring new voices and points of view to Comedy Central and continue our collaboration together in new ways."
Posted Tuesday 4/10/18 at 1:35PM EDT
Bruce Willis is up next for Comedy Central roast
The Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis is scheduled to tape this summer. "This ain’t the first time I’ll be tied to a chair and held hostage by a group of humorless a**holes for a couple hours,” Willis said in a statement.
Posted Monday 4/09/18 at 1:45PM EDT
Broad City's Abbi Jacobson confirms her bisexuality
“I kind of go both ways; I date men and women,” the actress told Vanity Fair.
Posted Tuesday 4/03/18 at 11:20PM EDT
Kathy Griffin says she "loved" Anderson Cooper, but he became more interested in "shiny objects"
“Like, he wouldn’t do promos for me and stuff,” Griffin told Howard Stern on Tuesday. “But still, we would get together on New Year’s and the magic would happen and he’s smart and I love his mother.” She added: “I was in love with him as a friend. I loved him as a friend. (The friendship) was closer the first five years, then I think he’s the type of guy who’s into shiny objects, so later on he wasn’t as into it.” ALSO: Watch Griffin as Kellyanne Conway on The President Show.
Posted Friday 3/30/18 at 9:30PM EDT
The President Show casts Griffin Dunne as Robert Mueller
The After Hours star will be part of Tuesday's Make America Great-A-Thon: A President Show Special.
Posted Thursday 3/29/18 at 2:13PM EDT
Kathy Griffin to play Kellyanne Conway on The President Show
“I am kicking the hornet’s nest, as much as I can,” Griffin tells The New York Times of her role on the special edition of the Comedy Central show. “I think it’s important to lean into the controversy, because I know so much more about it now. I think now enough time has passed where people are starting see the ridiculousness of what happened to me, and they’re seeing other people that Trump has done it to.”
Posted Monday 3/26/18 at 2:46PM EDT
Trevor Noah strikes a TV and film deal with Viacom
The Daily Show host and Comedy Central's parent company are teaming on an international production company that will give Viacom the first-look rights on Noah's TV and film projects.
Posted Friday 3/23/18 at 5:23AM EDT
Jordan Klepper brings The Opposition to a teen's living room to prep for March for Our Lives
While Trevor Noah had teen activists visit The Daily Show to discuss Saturday's gun control march, Klepper went "into the belly of the beast" Thursday -- "meaning a fuzzy beanbag chair in the rec room of a Rockville, Maryland teen’s house," says Dennis Perkins. In the special episode titled "The Opposition Chaperones Democracy: Kids Just Wanna Take Guns," Klepper found himself, as Perkins put it, "surrounded by stuffed animals, snickerdoodles, and a roomful of vocal kids in town for the march," asking "the tough, smirking strawman questions." Perkins adds: "Taking Fox News commentators’ sneering talking points about students being manipulated and not understanding America’s gun problem to an only slightly exaggerated extreme, Klepper saw himself being smacked down by some energetic and energized kids whose dedication to change fairly rattled the wood paneling and board games."
Posted Thursday 3/22/18 at 6:23PM EDT
Meltdown Comics, where The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail got its start, to close after 25 years
Kumail Nanjiani and Jonah Ray's Comedy Central series originated as a weekly live show in 2010 inside the Sunset Blvd comic book shop, which became a beloved Los Angeles landmark. Nerdist partnered with Meltdown to launch a small stage showcase for alternative comedy, which helped Nanjiani, his wife Emily V. Gordon and Ray show their comedy chops to industry executives. Meltdown Comics was also a special place for Riverdale's Cole Sprouse: "#Meltdown cultivated my love of comics throughout my childhood," he tweeted. 'These guys were the first I told when I booked jughead on Riverdale. I interned here before college, they ushered me into photography, and clapped when I went back into acting."
Posted Monday 3/19/18 at 10:12PM EDT
The Opposition's Jordan Klepper to host his Thursday show from a living room with gun-control activists
The Comedy Central host will do his show from a private residence in Bethesda, Maryland, where gun-control activists will be gathered for Saturday's March For Our Lives in Washington, D.C.
Posted Wednesday 3/14/18 at 1:13PM EDT
MTV, Nickelodeon and other Viacom networks went dark for 17 minutes to support of National Walkout Day against gun violence
Both MTV and Comedy Central changed their logos to orange, the color that connotes gun violence awareness in support of the student walkouts.
Posted Wednesday 3/14/18 at 1:13PM EDT
Comedy Central's The President Show announces a "Make America Great-A-Thon"
The hour-long one-hour special will have Anthony Atamanuik's President Trump host a telethon to raise money for all the projects he can't get Congress to fund. Make America Great-A-Thon: A President Show Special airs on April 3 at 11 p.m.
Posted Wednesday 3/14/18 at 1:13PM EDT
Corporate creators hope Fox News sees their 9/11-themed finale and gets "really mad"
"I would be shocked if there’s no response,” says co-creator and star Jake Weisman of their Season 1 finale, which imagines a world in which 9/11 becomes a holiday. “Honestly, I want Fox News to see it and I want them to get really mad," he says. "Because I think that’s the best possible thing for the show. I want Fox News to see the finale and say, ‘This is why America is being destroyed.’” Fellow co-creator and star Matt Ingebretson adds: "Yeah, I want to be called a ‘cuck’ by Fox News."