• Ricky Gervais confirms ‘Idiot Abroad’ spinoff and second season of ‘Life’s Too Short’

    Ricky Gervais has confirmed that Karl Pilkington, reluctant star of An Idiot Abroad on the Science channel, has committed to a spinoff entitled The Short Way Round, though it surely took some convincing. Gervais announced that Pilkington will be joined on this new adventure by Warwick Davis, star of Life’s Too Short. The new program will feature Pilkington and Davis on bike riding adventure together throughout different countries. “I can

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    Jimmy Kimmel will host Emmy awards

    Late night master Jimmy Kimmel will take the stage at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on Sept. 23 to host the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards. While this won’t be the comedian’s first time hosting an awards show (he’s previously hosted the American Music Awards and the ESPY awards) this will be the largest hosting gig to date. Kimmel follows a string of successful hosts over the past few years

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    Dan Aykroyd and Chevy Chase are writing a comedy flick

    Dan Aykroyd announced on his Facebook page that he’ll be working with fellow Saturday Night Live alum and Community co-star actor Chevy Chase on a new comedy film script. The pair worked together previously in 1991 on Aykroyd’s critically panned directorial debut Nothing But Trouble (see video below). While Chase has seen recent success on the NBC comedy, Aykroyd has been out of the public eye for quite some time

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    Real life couple Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde join Fred Armisen in comedy flick

    Real life couple Olivia Wilde and Saturday Night Live funny man Jason Sudeikis have signed on to costar in a new relationship comedy entitled Relanxious, directed by writer Christopher Storer. Joined by Brie Larson and fellow SNL cast member and co-star of Portlandia Fred Armisen. The film will begin filming this summer in Chicago, reports Deadline. The movie is centered around two people who, despite some unusual fears and issues,

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    Comedians fight against possible gay ban in tourist town

    While the debate over gay rights and marriage equality continues to rage in America, it seems another country, the Philippines, is also being affected– most notably in the confines of comedy clubs. Venue and bar owners in the touristy seaside town of Puerto Galera claim the local government is threatening to ban gay comedians who regularly perform in the area, due to some customers complaining about the comedians’ “obscene behavior.”

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    Yahoo! launches new comedy channel with 7 Minutes in Heaven and more

    From Netflix producing the new season of Arrested Development to just about everything Funny or Die posts and to sites like Hulu and Crackle releasing its own programming, these days, the online world is constantly competing to release the best new original comedy content for viewers. Not wanting to be left behind, Yahoo! has expanded the quantity of their original content available and premiering three new comedy web series today,

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    Adam Sandler breaks record for most Razzie Award nominations

    Oh, Adam Sandler. How the funny have fallen. While many of his classic comedic endeavors, such as Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore were critically panned yet adored by fans, none of his productions reached the level of pure hatred that last year’s Jack and Jill received from pretty much everyone. Audiences had to only see part of a trailer to realize that in no movie should Adam Sandler dress like

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    Comedian with Cerebral Palsy performs first show with help from an iPad

    It’s no secret that Apple’s iPad can do anything and everything its owners can imagine– and recently, a young man put this to the test in order to make a dream come true. Lee Ridley of Sunderland, England suffers from Cerebral Palsy and is unable to speak. But thanks to the help of the iPad, Ridley was able to perform stand-up comedy for the very first time. Ridley normally uses

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    Comedy Central approves Key & Peele for a second season

    Only three episodes in to its much-publicized debut season, the sketch show Key & Peele has already been picked up for a second season, which will debut later this year. “Because Key & Peele has been so immediately and universally well received, I was worried if we didn’t give the show a quick pick up, people might accuse me of being racist,” said Kent Alterman, Head of Original Programming and

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    Comedian Juston McKinney inks development deal with Denis Leary’s Apostle and IFC

    Stand-up comedian Juston McKinney may be taking his web series Hosed to a new, cable television audience if all goes according to plan. McKinney signed a deal with Denis Leary’s production company Apostle, in which his Web series Hosed would be developed for IFC, which is looking to launch more original comedy content after the success of Portlandia and The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret. The series, created, produced

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    Mindy Kaling may leave The Office for her own show

    Mindy Kaling made a name for herself in Hollywood when she began writing for and co-starring on The Office, the critically acclaimed and long-running NBC sitcom. But there’s a decent chance Kaling will soon be departing that show. And the fact that NBC passed on giving a pilot deal to Kaling for her own show has something to do with it. Kaling has now inked a pilot deal with Fox

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    Comedians Hannibal Buress and Eric Andre heading to Adult Swim on Cartoon Network

    Cartoon Network announced that they’ll l be airing an all new late night talk show starring stand-up comedians Hannibal Buress and Eric Andre. They’ll be joining the Adult Swim line-up! The new program, produced by Abso Lutely Productions who creates Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, will feature Andre as the host with Buress (above) as his co-host. The show will take place in a different reality on a

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    New comedy ‘Unsupervised’ means more edgy animation for FX (Video)

    This past Thursday, FX debuted their all new animated comedy Unsupervised. Helmed by writers and producers of the network’s hit show It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, the series follows the lives of two optimistic teenage boys, Gary and Joel, trying to make it through typical high school life without the guidance or supervision of adults. Gary was left by his father many years ago to stay with his absentee step

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    Disney stand-up comedian at the center of sexual assault lawsuit

    Despite the over-sexualized teen queens pumped out by the network, when most people think of the Disney Channel, they don’t think of sexual harassment. However, the Walt Disney Company is being sued for sexual assault, battery, negligence, negligent hiring and many more charges by one Miss Kellie Rodriquez. Rodriguez, her children and her extended family were audience members for taping of the channel’s popular series Good Luck Charlie this past

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    Mike Birbiglia announces 22-city tour for ‘My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend’

    Comedian Mike Birbiglia is kicking off 2012 with an all-new tour in theaters and performing arts centers throughout the U.S. over the next few months, taking his award-winning Off-Broadway show My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend 22 cities. My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend focuses on the many blunders and mishaps that have plagued Birbiglia’s love life. The show is said to be painfully honest, as much of the comic’s material is, leading you through the

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