• Chris Gethard heads to Fusion, Brett Davis takes over public access post (Exclusive interviews)

    As Chris Gethard prepares to make his long-overdue move to traditional cable television in April — he just inked a deal with Fusion — a last piece of his business is to hand down his Wednesday night time slot on Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) to a similarly innovative oddball of New York comedy, and he’s found the heir to his Public Access time slot in Brett Davis. “I think the

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    New Arrested Development season will have 13 — not 10 — episodes, says David Cross

    We all know that Arrested Development’s fourth season is coming to Netflix next year, and while we were previously promised 10 episodes, it seems there’s just too much catching up to do with the Bluths to cram into that space. “I think it’s going to be 13 episodes, not 10. There’s too much story,” AD co-star David Cross tells Rolling Stone. “Some characters will have two-parters. Everybody sort of participates,

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    Mike Birbiglia working on film adaptation of ‘My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend’

    Mike Birbiglia’s Sleepwalk With Me won the 2012 Audience Award at Sundance and is receiving an overwhelmingly warm response from critics and fans, both those who were already familiar with the comedian and those who weren’t. Now, after the success of his auto-biographical debut film, Birbiglia is getting ready to tell more of his story. He tells Indiewire that he’s already in the process of getting started on his sophomore

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    Aubrey Plaza, Nick Offerman, Ed Helms, more hate Malaria and they’re going to prove it (Video)

    College Humor and the Malaria No More organization have teamed up for Malarious, a malaria prevention charity project, and they’ve got a lot of our favorite comedians on board. How does it work? Over at the Malarious page on College Humor, you’ll find a long list of videos featuring comedians doing their funny and generally bizarre stunts and performances, which you can buy for a price of your choice starting

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    Comedy icon Phyllis Diller dead at 95

    After a career as an actress and comedian than spanned over 40 years, Phyllis Diller has passed away at the age of 95 in her Los Angeles home. Diller began her career as a stand-up in 1955, and quickly became notorious as one of the most influential women in comedy. Considered a trailblazer, having become a feminist icon who broke the gender barrier in comedy, her act has shaped the

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    IFC ‘adopts’ comedian Chris Gethard (Video)

    Comedian and actor Chris Gethard has a new home on IFC thanks to the network’s new Adopt-A-Comic program, in which they spotlight comics who share their “slightly off” credo. In their own words: “IFC has decided to adopt a comic every year. That’s right, we will get to hang around with this ‘adopted comic’ all year, because he is sort of like family. This is our first year of bestowing

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    Ron Howard will appear on screen in the new season of Arrested Development

    The wait for the new direct-to-Netflix season of Arrested Development gets more and more unbearable with every update. So far, we’ve seen photos from the set, the announcement that John Slattery has been added to the team and promises from the crew that the show will return as good as ever. And now, some more exciting news from Ron Howard, whose main presence on the show (aside from his producer

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    Katt Williams to release his first comedy special in four years (Video preview)

    Continuously embattled comedian Katt Williams has recorded a new stand-up special, Kattpocalypse, for Showtime. It will premiere on the network on Aug 24 with the DVD release scheduled for Sept. 18. Kattpocalypse will be Katt’s newest hour since the release of It’s Pimpin’ Pimpin’ in 2008. Since then, the comedian and actor had kept a low profile, staying out of the public eye for the most part. Williams’ “disappearance” even

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    Check out two previews from Amy Schumer’s comedy special ‘Mostly Sex Stuff’

    Comedian Amy Schumer’s star is rising fast– in part, because she’s an expert at hurting people’s feelings at the roasts on Comedy Central. Schumer recently landed her own sketch series for the network, and they’re putting the fearless comedian in the spotlight for her debut stand-up special, Amy Schumer: Mostly Sex Stuff. It premieres tomorrow, Aug. 18 at 11 pm ET. Check out a pair of preview clips below. And

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    Mike Birbiglia and Ira Glass respond to Joss Whedon’s call to ban Sleepwalk With Me (Video)

    A few days ago, celebrated writer and director Joss Whedon issued a public plea to his fans that they boycott Mike Birbiglia and Ira Glass’ new film Sleepwalk With Me. And while Whedon may be nerd royalty with a cult-like legion of fans that’ll undoubtedly follow the order, Birbigs and Glass aren’t intimated. It’s on. They’re determined to make more than Whedon did with The Avengers. The duo’s response is

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    Demetri Martin, Russell Peters, Jeff Dunham part of Comedy Central’s new Fall lineup

    Comedy Central has announced their plans for the Fall season, including the premiere dates for their new and returning shows, some new stand-up specials and other exciting events. Let’s take a look. Kicking off the Fall season on Sept. 25 at 10 pm ET is the return of Tosh.0, followed by the series premiere of Tosh’s new animated series Brickleberry at 10:30. It should be an interesting hour – the

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    Christopher Guest mockumentary series with Chris O’Dowd coming to HBO

    Godfather of the mockumentary Christopher Guest has gotten the green light from HBO for a new series called Family Tree. Guest will serve as the director, and will co-write the series with his frequent collaborator Jim Piddock. The single-camera mockumentary, reports Deadline, stars the endlessly likeable and hilarious Chris O’Dowd, who starred in Channel 4’s The IT Crowd and more recently in Bridesmaids and in two episodes of HBO’s Girls.

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    Comedian Matt Kirshen says beer company stole his joke for their commercial

    “I was playing chess with my friend and he said, ‘Let’s make this interesting.’ So we stopped playing chess.” That well-written joke is from stand-up comedian Matt Kirshen, but, more recently it’s been featured in a series of commercials for Old Jamaica Ginger Beer, which have been running on Comedy Central in the UK. The commercials feature members of the public telling their favorite jokes; one of them sounds an

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    Bill Burr’s next comedy special will premiere on Netflix

    On the newest episode of Bill Burr’s Monday Morning Podcast, Burr spilled the details about his newest comedy special. It’s called You People Are All The Same, and it’s premiering Aug. 16, exclusively on Netflix. Burr recorded the special in the Washington DC back in March. It will be the comedian’s third special and his newest since 2010’s Let It Go. Burr’s been plenty busy since then. Aside from the

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