• Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape making Comedy Central debut

    No Netflix? No problem! Jim Gaffigan returns to Comedy Central with his stand-up special Noble Ape on November 23. Gaffigan chose not to release Noble Ape on Netflix like his previous two specials Cinco and Obsessed. Instead, it released theatrically and has been available for streaming on a variety of On Demand platforms since July. And, of course, the album is available for purchase on iTunes. Noble Ape will make its network

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    Kurt Braunohler, Cedric the Entertainer sell CBS comedy Dad Vs. Father

    Kurt Braunohler and Cedric the Entertainer are coming to CBS. The eyeball network is developing Dad Vs. Father, a multi-camera comedy, about new parents Karl and Leanne who move in with Karl’s deadbeat dad—and all of the family drama that comes with him. An older father of two 14-year-old girls, the father and son find themselves in competition to prove who is the better father. Braunohler and Cedric the Entertainer

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    Bill Cosby trial date set for sexual assault against a minor

    Bill Cosby is going back to court, this time for a civil lawsuit over the alleged 1974 sexual assault of a minor. Judy Huth claims the disgraced stand-up comedian molested her at the Playboy Mansion when she was 15-years old. A Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Craig Kaplan has set a trial date for October 7, 2019. Cosby is currently serving a three to 10-year sentence for raping a former

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    Katherine Ryan gets one of those Netflix deals

    Katherine Ryan, the British comedian and actress, will bring a new comedy series to Netflix called The Duchess, as well as a new hourlong stand-up comedy special. Ryan will write and star in the new semi-autobiographical series. The first episode will be just six half-hour episodes. Netflix subscribers will see Ryan playing a fashionably disruptive single mom whose daughter, Olive, is her greatest love. Her character debates having a second

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    Jay and Silent Bob Get a Reboot production to start in February in New Orleans

    Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith will get back in front of the camera as hetero-lifemates at least one more time this February for Jay and Silent Bob Get a Reboot, according to Mewes. The actor-turned-storyteller told Laughspin, “If all goes as planned, we’re supposed to start pre-production January, start shooting in February in New Orleans.” Production had been previously reported to begin this past August. Jay and Silent Bob Get

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    Jason Mewes talks Jay and Silent Bob Get a Reboot, Clerks 3, and branching out on his own (Interview)

    Jason Mewes has had an unexpected career—unexpected in that he certainly didn’t think growing up that he’d be acting and directing movies. Once viewed as just Kevin Smith’s slapstick sidekick, Mewes has grown into a career that is all his own. Since the original View Askewniverse titles, the New Jersey native has starred in roles that don’t involve weed-related hijinx, and he made his feature film directorial debut this year

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    Bill Burr presents Paul Virzi tonight on Comedy Central as part of All Things Comedy production pact (Video)

    Bill Burr gets to launch a career tonight when Paul Virzi’s one-hour Comedy Central special debuts at 12:30 a.m. ET/PT. Bill Burr Presents Paul Virzi: I’ll Say This is the first of three stand-up specials in the network’s deal with All Things Comedy, the production banner co-founded by Burr and Daily Show alum Al Madrigal. “Paul’s growth as a comedian over the last five years has been amazing to watch,”

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    Comedy Central PSA asks #ShouldWeVote (Video)

    There are no celebrities in the new Comedy Central #ShouldWeVote public service announcement. That’s right. No Academy Award-winning actor or Disney pop star is in this video to tell you to vote—no Emma Stone, no Barbra Streisand, no Bruno Mars. The absence of famous people telling you what to do leaves the everyday American lost and confused asking themselves, “Should I vote?” Comedy Central’s contribution to the Rock The Vote

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    Perez Hilton claims Amy Schumer career was a ‘moment’

    Amy Schumer and Perez Hilton are beefing out in the open and people are paying attention to the latest celebrity feud. Hilton, a celebrity gossip blogger, made a video post on Instagram this Monday promoting a new episode of his podcast. In a video preview clip, he and his co-host Chris Booker discuss the comedian’s recent call for Maroon 5 to drop out of the Super Bowl halftime show and

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    Tyler Perry is done with Madea after 2019

    Tyler Perry presents a Madea Retirement! Perry announced Monday during a SiriusXM interview that he will retire the gender-bending character in 2019’s A Madea Family Funeral. The loud and brass Madea character debuted nearly 20 years ago in the stage play I Can Do Bad All By Myself, which was adapted into a feature film of the same name in 2009. “We gonna say goodbye in ’19,” said Perry during

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    Simpsons showrunner disputes Apu write-off reports

    The Simpsons are playing clean-up after an Indiewire interview with producer Adi Shankar claimed that the beloved Kwik-E-Mart shopkeep will be written off the animated series. Showrunner Al Jean tweeted, “Adi Shankar is not a producer on the Simpsons. I wish him the very best but he does not speak for our show.” Shankar responded, “Let’s work towards common ground.” The producer has been running a scriptwriting competition for diverse

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    Gabriel Iglesias Beyond The Fluffy tour dates announced

    Comedian Gabriel Iglesias announced the dates for his Beyond The Fluffy World Tour on Monday. The plus-size comic will hit 46 cities in North America next year bringing his accessible brand of light-hearted (and heavy-weighted) humor to the masses. Las Vegas, Dallas, Phoenix, and Portland are amongst the cities the Fluffy Train will make stops in 2019. “There is no greater thrill for me than to perform stand-up live,” Iglesias said

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    Michael Keaton, Seth Rogen star in John McAfee dark comedy King of the Jungle

    Michael Keaton will go rogue in King of the Jungle, according to a Deadline report. Keaton and Seth Rogen will star in the dark comedy based on the absurdly true story of McAfee Antivirus software creator John McAfee. Keaton will star as McAfee while Rogen will play Wired investigator Ari Furman. McAfee was a tech genius who created the popular antivirus software, cashed-in his fortune, and left modern civilization to

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    Chris Rock to direct Kevin Hart in Co-Parenting divorce comedy

    Looks like Chris Rock is getting back behind the camera—with Kevin Hart in front of it. Deadline reports Rock is in negotiations to direct the Ride Along star in Co-Parenting, a comedy from producer Will Packer and Universal Pictures. Co-Parenting is about a stay-at-home dad—presumably played by Hart—who raises the kids while his CEO wife serves as the family’s moneymaker. As described by Deadline, the main character “finds himself in

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    Jessica Williams attending Four Weddings and a Funeral on Hulu

    Mindy Kaling wrote a dope role for a dope queen. Jessica Williams will star in Four Weddings and a Funeral, an upcoming Hulu limited series based on the 1994 film starring Andie MacDowell and Hugh Grant. This will be the former Daily Show correspondent’s return to streaming since her Netflix original movie The Incredible Jessica James came out last year. She joins the Harry Potter universe in November starring as

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