• TruTV orders Those Who Can’t from Denver comedy troupe Grawlix

    TruTV continues to step up its slate of comedy series with its first scripted show. Those Who Can’t is a Denver-based sitcom starring Grawlix troupe comedians Ben Roy, Adam Cayton-Holland and Andrew Orvedahl. The trio play immature teachers at Denver’s fictional Buchanan High School. Those Who Can’t began as an Amazon Studios pilot before TruTV bought the rights and reordered a new pilot. The network has since ordered 10 episodes

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    Woody Allen’s Amazon deal: Will child molestation allegations hurt the series?

    Amazon Studios is taking a chance giving Woody Allen his first-ever TV series (kind of a TV series; it’ll be on the Internet). It’s not a risky move creatively. Woody Allen has been one of the greatest comedy film writer-directors for decades with memorable movies like Annie Hall and Manhattan to modern day Oscar winners like Midnight in Paris and Blue Jasmine. The untitled Woody Allen project for Amazon’s Prime

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    Jeffrey Tambor plays transgender father in Amazon’s ‘Transparent’ (Trailer)

    The first trailer for Amazon Prime’s newest original series Transparent, a dark comedy centered on a transgender father (Jeffrey Tambor) and his family, has been released. Created by Jill Soloway (Six Feet Under, United States of Tara), Transparent stars an amazing ensemble cast featuring Gaby Hoffman, Melora Hardin, Jay Duplass, Rob Huebel and more. If this preview accurately reflects the entire series, Transparent will prove to be a warm, funny

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    Malcolm Gladwell, Dick Cavett, Dave Hill address Amazon, Hachette retail battle (Video)

    Have you heard about the war between online retail giant Amazon and publishing giant Hachette? You haven’t? Well, neither did I, because I don’t read books. Because books are for nerds, amiright? But now, because of this video from comedian, author, musician, snappy dresser Dave Hill, I totally know about said war. I also read some articles – two, to be exact – about the millions who have died due

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    Amazon Studios greenlights three original comedies

    Amazon Studios has greenlit three original half-hour comedy pilots in an attempt to compete with video streaming giants Netflix and Hulu Plus. The pilots will stream for free on Amazon Instant Video in early 2014. Based on the feedback and viewership, Amazon will determine which shows to order into full series. The three projects are: Mozart in the Jungle, by Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman, and theater director Alex Timbers; The

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    Denver comedy collective The Grawlix thrives without fleeing to the coasts

    Whether it’s Austin, Seattle or Detroit, every non-coast comedy scene deals with the same conundrum: You build a community of talented standups, and just when things are looking good, the scene’s most prominent comics ditch their home-town for the sink-or-swim world of L.A. or New York. Though Denver’s comedy trio, The Grawlix, are seeking to break that tradition, and with a highly successful monthly stage show, a hilarious web series

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